I love this picture of Maresa, all smiles, thinking about marrying Phil in just a few moments. I heard her say more than once that day, "I just want to marry Phil." She didn't really concern herself with how things were done, there were other people to do that - friends. Maresa just wanted to marry the man of her dreams. And I was able to catch this dreamy picture of her thinking about Phil. Awesome day!
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Thursday, July 21, 2011
A couple posts down, I featured The Perfect Poppy in Newnan, Georgia. They provided the gorgeous flowers for my niece's wedding. The ceremony took place among these beautiful grounds, known as Something Special.
A lovely garden, exuding antebellum southern charm. What a beautiful venue for a wedding!
A lovely fountain, a victorian gazebo, an antique brick patio, and a glorious array of literally hundreds of different flowering plants and bushes place you in a charming southern garden.
If you are in the Newnan, Georgia/Atlanta area and need a venue for an event, you should seriously consider contacting Something Special. You can visit their website here to learn more. All I know is that Kelly and Tyler got married at Something Special and it was indeed something special to behold and be a part of!
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
This week's photo challenge at I Heart Faces is props. I haven't photographed a lot of weddings, but with the ones I've done so far this is one of my signature shots. The kiss behind the bridal bouquet. And I always love the way it turns out! When I took this particular picture, the bride told me she liked this type of picture and would do this for as long as I needed her to :). To check out all the prop pix, or to add one of your own, head on over to i ♥ faces here.
Monday, July 18, 2011
Sunday, July 17, 2011
What a gorgeous venue for a wedding! The place is called Something Special and it's located in Newnan, Georgia. Beautiful home, beautiful garden, and it comes with the wedding planner, catered banquets, photographers, preachers, musicians, the works. All you have to do is show up :). You can check out Something Special here.
Kelly was an absolutely beautiful bride!
I loved her dress, and veil, and tiara, and her white beaded flip flops. Perfection!
The flowers were wonderful! The colors rich and vibrant! They were provided by The Perfect Poppy, also of Newnan. You can check them out here.
Kelly and Tyler were made for each other. They complement each other's personality perfectly.
And, isn't that part of what it's all about?
Tyler's six year old son was the best man. He did a great job, too!
I can just imagine him asking here, "Dad, do we get to keep her?"
From Tyler's first look at his bride, to her floating down the aisle with her dad, to the ceremony, the first kiss as husband and wife, and being pronounced as Mr. and Mrs. - it was wonderful!
And I just had to add this great photo - one of my favorites -
"So. Does my tie look straight to you? Cause this Best Man business is pretty serious!"
Congratulations, Kelly and Tyler! Love you!
Saturday, July 16, 2011
My friend Lisa sent me this cartoon and I can't even tell you how true it is - hahaha! I have been anticipating this last Harry Potter movie since the book was released. I had no idea how they would ever be able to include all the important parts and tie up all the story lines. Just let me tell you I was wrong. They did all that and so much more. What an excellent send-off for Harry and the rest of the Hogwarts community. Thank you, J. K. Rowling, for an incredible journey!
Friday, July 15, 2011
"A mother's children are portraits of herself."
"A mother holds her children's hands for a while, their hearts forever."
"Mother love is the fuel that enables a normal human being to do the impossible." Marion C. Garretty.
Wednesday, July 13, 2011
Kali has really outdone herself here. My beautiful niece Kelly got married a couple weeks ago. The flowers were presented by The Perfect Poppy, in Newnan, Georgia. Kali got some outstanding shots of the flowers. Most of the pictures in this post are hers.
The colors were absolutely stunning!
Aren't these balls cute? They were hanging at the end of some of the rows. I'm sure they have a technical name, but I don't know what it is.
I love the reflection Kali caught in the mirror.
These were at the rehearsal dinner.
Great job by The Perfect Poppy. You can check out their website here. Wedding pictures to follow ... soon.
Sunday, July 3, 2011
Twins who have built their lives around the word of God. Out-spoken Christians, what a blessing it was to me to be able to document this big step for them - graduation from high school. As I listened to them talk to each other, and I listened to what they said to me (and what they left unsaid), and I was happy with what it portrayed to me. You don't see that God-likeness in many of our students these days. Kali and I have been blessed to meet some very strong Christian young people in our travels. These twins? They were made for a purpose. A purpose that God calls them to. Love you, girls! Thanks for asking me to document your accomplishments in graduating. Go be awesome, for God!
I've gotten so far behind with my posts. Kali and I have been on the road for almost a solid month. Got back home last night. Slept till almost 11:30 this morning and have been alseep over the keyboard pretty much the whole time since.
Anyway. I've been wanting to post these pictures for a long time. This was my third time shooting pictures of this family. So precious.
The first thing I always notice when I see them together - they are always smiling or laughing.
Their marriage has been blessed - you can see how in this photo :). Beautiful boys!
Not one to sit still for long, he's off like a shot with big brother on his heels, trying to catch him.
I think this was my favorite shot of the day! Such innocence, yet clearly up for a little bit of mischief - hahahaha!
One precious little fellow. Full of curiousness. Full of delight and spirit and happiness and joy.
What a great little wagon he brought with him! I tried to get big brother to pull me around the park for a change of scenery. Oh well.
The absolute joy and delight of being a mother. Thanks for asking me to document your family, Krissy! It was my pleasure!