Monday, February 14, 2011

And the Wedding Photography Winner is...

Drum-roll please.............Stephanie Klar and Kellen Bale!  Congratulations!

Here is an excerpt from the letter Stephanie sent me...

My name is Stephanie.  I grew up with split parents and was one of those “love don’t exist” kind of gals until I met Kellen. He will tell that he never wanted to marry and preferred to live in a log cabin in the middle of nowhere with his dog of choice. Here we are though getting married in 76 days all because of love. Love for each other, love for passion, love for youth, love for independence, and the love of our child. Weston Bale is our beautiful baby boy who will be 7 months this month! He showed us a different kind of love that neither of us knew existed.
                We can’t afford a photographer for our wedding. Our wedding budget just can’t budge for it because my dad is getting married 6 months after me, and my brother graduates high school this year and starts college soon. This may not have been the best year to get married, but I am still marrying my soul mate! We had the option to take some money from our budget and elope, then keep the remainder to pocket but that’s not the kind of people we are. We would rather have a budget friendly wedding with some corners cut than no wedding at all.
                On top of all my family’s expenses there are also health issues. My sister has been diagnosed with multiple illnesses and is being tested for more. I don’t want to use this as my pity party because my family is strong and will get through this. The hard part is all her doctor appointments and stress this is putting on my mom. I feel terrible asking my mom anything right now and my sister is my maid of honor. 
                I truly wish we had the money to pay for a photographer ourselves but I only work weekends Saturday and Sunday mornings 12:00am to 12:00pm. I really have no other choice though because my fiancĂ© works Monday through Friday 9:30am to 7:00pm the same time I work my second job as full time mom. J I have to admit though know other job comes close to being as rewarding even if it means money is tight.

Check back late this spring for some wedding photo highlights! Congratulations again to Stephanie and Kellen! Thanks to everyone who entered and best wishes!

Happy Valentine's Day!

Here a couple of our favorites from the Valentine photo shoots.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Cassia & Aaron

It's wonderful to see a couple surrounded by a community of supportive friends and family.  Everyone was so excited about this wedding that 99% of the guests were even wearing the wedding colors!  Our best to the bride and groom in hopes that their first year of marriage is off to a great start!

Whitney and Matt

We include engagement sessions in our package so we can get to know couples before the wedding.  We enjoy making new friends and getting to know the little things about a couple so we can figure out how to capture images that are meaningful to them.  This couple wanted 2 engagement sessions, so we had extra time to get to know them better!  The wedding images are reflections of their personality and love.   

Only 346 Days 'Til Christmas!

Christmas is just behind us, yet it seems like it was so long ago in many ways.  Regardless, my son is downstairs watching Barney's Christmas at the moment.  (Dont' you wonder why I am not watching with him?!)  It did put me in the mood to post our Christmas card on the blog, though I hope most of you saw it via Facebook already.  We are tossing around the idea of having a Crazy Card Contest next Christmas, so we wanted to give you some warning to go ahead and start dreaming up your own fun ideas!  We'll do our best to make them happen for you next Christmas!

Krisit Lee & Jeremiah

This was our first time shooting at this beautiful church.  What luck it was such a beautiful building, because it was so hot the wedding party didn't want to spend much time outside!  (Pushing triple digits!)  Everyone had a great time regardless and the happy couple looked stunning!

Sunday, January 9, 2011

A Wedding On Sugar Beach

What a beautiful wedding!  This lucky couple got to have that dream wedding on a beach that so many of us fantasize about.  Since I was 8 months pregnant, John and one of our emergency fill-in photographers, Jared, photographed the wedding.  I hated to miss it, but I think they did a great job!  I felt like I was there while I edited the images! 

More wedding posts to come soon!