Thursday, July 31, 2008

Shelley and Sam Hot Fun

It was so hot the day we took Shelley and Sam's engagement photos, we really cut the outdoor images to a minimum. And you know how I love outdoor shots, so I'm hoping for cooler weather on the wedding day. Since it's only 2 weeks away, I guess I may have to resign myself to indoor shooting. Pooh.

They are such a cute couple, I know the wedding will be sweet. Here are a few more from the e-session: Shelley & Sam

Natalie and LeBaron together at last

Natalie and LeBaron have been separated by several states while Natalie finished school, but that will change soon. The wedding is this weekend! Our engagement shoot was a little wet, but Natalie's red shoes brightened my day. You gotta love fun colors and and bright smiles.

Just too cute. Here's a show of the two: Natalie & LeBaron

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Paloma and Fans

This is the reason I do what I do: family and relationships.

A few years back, Paloma called for a 'head shot' (I really dislike that term, but you know what I mean) for a pageant. She is a beauty, so no real work there on my part. So, when she wanted family photos she called again. This family is so great to work with, we had a wonderful outing at the creek. Paloma's grandparents are from Puerto Rico and speak little English, or maybe just not to me, but their smiles and laughs said everything. Here's their slideshow: Paloma and Fans

Sunday, July 27, 2008

My Jordan and Mikey

I'll have to blog about my baby before I explode. We had such a fabulous wedding, from start to finish, showing off the best vendors ever. My first born was beautiful and glowing, my new son-in-law was extremely handsome and the easy going sweetheart he always is.Jordan carried stunning Calla lilies from Sango Village Florist, thanks Courtney!Michael's and the grooms men's tux came from Bride's Boutique, as did Jordan's gown and the bridesmaids' dresses. The wedding was held at Madison Street Methodist Church, lovingly rebuilt after tornado damage several years ago. We tested the capacity of the facility by loading the balcony also; we had quite a crowd. It was really nice to see everyone. Since it was Vacation Bible School time, we thought we'd get into the spirit of the theme.

Jordan and Michael's family members and friends were most accommodating at photo time, even though is was rather toasty out.The too cute girls; Courtney, Julianne, Emily, Jenna, Jessica and Mary. They carried hot pink Callas from Sango Village Florist. This is Michael's posse: Jake, Leonard, Scott, Wade, Greg, and Cliff. Just a great, fun bunch.

Len and Melessa and their baby boy.

The BFF's.

Nicole and Chelsey worked it in the guest registry and program area.

Me and my sweet girls. Julianne was maid of honor for her big sis. Me and the best beau ever! It was tough for us being on the other side of the camera.
My niece Jill and her son Trey, the cutest ring bearer EVER! My nephew Anthony and the cutest flower girl EVER, Baylee. She took a little nap during the wedding, but she sure did look good doing it.

Here's Jordan's Mad Hatter cake. Lorri Vogel of Chapel Cakes did a bang up job on it. We polished it off the next day at mother's family reunion. It was too wonderful!
The groom's chocolate cake had nothing left of it to go home! It was just great. Lorri outdid herself.

Gorgeous Callas.
Shea Halliburton of ByShea Photography gets a hug from her cousin Sammy at the after Par-Tay at the Cumberland Room. That's Sammy's wife Brandy on the right, and I believe that's Stewart heading back to the dance floor from behind them. Melessa with friends and family. Sammy pointed out she is one hot woman!
Some more vendors, all of whom are just the greatest: Beth Shaffer Waynick of Bird's Eye Photography, The gang at KD Catering, minus Karey the ring leader, Mike Robinson and his band, and the girls of Eden Day Spa and Salon. AND, Turning Point Productions, who is so good at staying out of the way and in the background, I don't have a photo from this wedding, but I'll have one from the next. Beth Cullison has filmed the last 3 weddings with us for our Multi-Media aftershow. They are fantastic to work with. Here's their show for Jordan and Michael: Rye.

Sunday, July 6, 2008

Coming Soon: Candice and Marquis

My gurl Candice is too much fun and Marquis plays right along with her. They giggled and snuggled and nuzzled 'til it was time to eat and go home. We started shooting in Clarksville and continued throughout Nashville.

Their wedding is coming up in a couple of weeks and I know it'll be great fun, just like they are.

Both Candice and Marquis are in service to our country, stationed at Ft Campbell. Check out Candice's well conditioned legs(!) in their show: Candice and Marquis

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Ah... the school teacher and the police officer

I almost always take some studio portraits of my couples, along with tons of cityscapes or whatever suits them, but I rarely post them. The studio photos are usually 'ice breaker' images and shots that moms like. But Emily and Jason didn't need any warm up photos, they were happy and at ease from the get go and even their studio photos show it.

We wandered downtown Clarksville and they let me take photos to my heart's content. See just how cute they are on their slideshow: Emily & Jason