Sunday, December 21, 2008

Cala & Chase, a perfect match

These two are so sweet and funny together. Cala will graduate shortly and start her career in the field of nursing and Chase will be continuing his education at Vanderbilt for a bit, then it's on to rule the world!

The church had an air hockey table for a prop, but after we started, Cala is so competitive, we had to finish the game. Not sure who won the game, but they both won with a choice of mate.

Cala's red dress accents were so pretty with the holiday season approaching.

Sango Village Florist provided classic red roses, beautifully done.

First Baptist Church, ever expanding, made a nice backdrop for the group.

Many of the attendants are members of a band with Chase. They really are all just too talented. Chase even played at a few little tunes on a spare piano during our couple session.

Just a little windy on this cold, overcast day, but it made for some lovely flowing veil movement.

This die-hard crowd out partied us. This was our final shot before hitting the door and they showed no signs of slowing down.

OK, one last shout out.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Clarksville Hopkinsville

Well, there's three of the photographers hogging the front row. Dana of Mugshots (ballcap) snuck to the back. Clarksville Hopkinsville Brides vendor group gathered at Yvonne Chamberlain's studio for a quarterly meeting and a photo session broke out. Go figure. I keep wanting to 'tag' everybody in the shot, instead of listing names.
Cozette Winters is in front with me and Yvonne. Fellow vendors include: Limo 4 U,
Allen's Fireworks, Jubliee Plantation Catering, Rockelle Coffey of I Do Bridal Make Up, and our fearless leaders of Turning Point Productions, Beth Cullison and Danielle Jacquot. We also had a visitor from Down South Delights catering. She is Rita Rowland and is the owner and executive chef.
It's a good group and it's always fun to share inspirational stories, horror tales and learn from each other.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Brittany, Dannie and the great outdoors

Brittany booked Cheekwood Gardens for her bridal session a couple of months back. She chose a very lovely dotted swiss gown that was great fun for an outdoor wedding.

It was a tad on the chilly side on the wedding day and a jacket was in order, but the lighting was superb.

I really adore fall wedding colors. Brittany's flowers were outstanding in varied hues of orange. Sango Village Florist did a bang-up job again.

A happy, relaxed wedding party makes our job so easy. "Now, walk, talk and act happy" They were great! Dannie built the wedding arbor (pergola?) in the background. He's a man of many talents.

No bridezillas here, these girls were just as sweet as they look.

And, having your parents own a fireworks business always comes in handy for a reception show. Allen's Fireworks was a special treat.

I just really like Brittany's mom, too. They wouldn't let me include any of the funny faces they made at each other, so here's a nice one.
The stunning cakes were created with loving care by Lorri Vogel of Chapel Cakes. She is truly an artist.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Better Together, the Coleman Family

I love little boys. I thought I wanted one of my own until I tried to take pictures of them. They are a breed all their own. While this beautiful little girl was content to let me take all the snaps I wanted, her cousin was anything but still. He is so full of life though, it was hard to fault him. I just kept up as best I could. They are both adorable. stinkin' cute.

Here is the family slideshow: Coleman

Friday, November 7, 2008

Just a Good Joe

What a super nice guy. I've heard Joe Buissink speak on several occasions, but never up close and personal. Our PUG (Pictage Users Group) won a contest with Pictage for a visit from Joe and he delivered last night with an inspired sharing of his thoughts and images. Not only has Joe recorded some of the biggest Hollywood weddings, but he is a great humanitarian. He commands some nice fees for his work, but he is just as likely to forgo big bucks for a cause he feels drawn to. He also has a very low key wit and can weave a tale with a whisper.

Mindy and Phil Thorton grabbed a shot with Joe also, before dinner with the whole gang...which I rarely get to attend because of the darn day job and my beauty sleep!

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Gran's little tricksters

My nieces do a much better job with Halloween costumes than I ever did. My sister's grandchildren were so cute for their trick-or-treating visit. Baylee, the only girl (so far) is just too sweet for words in her bee outfit. My sister and her Jack are also very good about decorating in theme for the holidays. So glad someone does it! She gave me a nice fall wreath for my front door and it was all I could do to get it hung!

I can't remember the song Ashlee was singing for Baylee to make this hand motion, but she's just so stinkin' cute whatever she does.Four of the first cousins. Jenna Leigh got in the spirit for the day.

Jordan let me wear her horns and took this picture for me.Happy Halloween!

Friday, October 17, 2008

Cala & Chase and those three little words

Cala said those three little words every photographer loves to hear: 'I'll do anything'. So, after some lovely, face forward, grin at the birdie shots in the studio, we went to the creek and then on to the Beer Box. Chase conducted a mini-tutorial on rock skipping and Cala held her own at pool.

I'm really liking the fall colors and Cala said Chase picked out their outfits to match the season. Very nice. They have a December wedding planned, so I'll have to get a move on with their photo editing. I just love these two.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Lee & Lindsay Lookin' Good

There's just no telling how much pain Lee was in during his wedding. He hobbled around on his boot all day, trying to protect his Achilles from further damage, and never complained once. Lindsay picked at him just a little, saying she didn't know why he had to try exercising, playing basketball, just a few weeks shy of their wedding! Of course, I didn't mind, 'cause I never had to tell him to slow down for pictures and Lindsay never ran off and left him.

They had such a great group to work with, too. We drug them out in the hot sun, it was a beautiful day, and they really worked it for the cameras.

Just a sweet, sweet beautiful bride, inside and out.