wedding season ends with a good one

Matt and Jac tied the knot last weekend at King Estates Winery. Obviously it was beautiful, she was gorgeous, and we had a lot of fun. The highlights of the evening were

  1. The release of the doves at the ceremony. Its funny to watch people hold birds.
  2. The Best Man speech. It involved something about Matts shenanigans growing up, an alarm clock, and Matts mom doing gangster rap.
  3. When I busted out 30 glow sticks and turned the dance floor into a reenactment of last years New Years party. Awesome.
  4. Jac’s 93 year old granny boogying down and getting jiggy with it. I’m serious, she was amazing.

Even though I don’t want the stress of photographing weddings I can’t help but take pictures. It’s probably no surprise to our friends that I’ll show up snapping away and inevitably give a tap tap on their shoulder for a ..”couples photo..yay!”                                   “What do I do with my hands?” ~Kenny

She was truly a beaming, beautiful bride. And the groom embraced the importance of this day.

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July 14: A week and a wedding in Kauai

July was an extraordinary month for me this year. My husband, Eric, and I were lucky enough to plan a trip to Kauai with my entire immediate  family. Shocking because I never thought I’d see the day my parents planned a tropical vacation, which then led to seeing then in tropical clothing like… shorts! And Swimwear!

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Furthering my luck, our good friends planned a wedding for the SAME WEEK, SAME ISLAND, SAME BEACH that we had already planned. All without communicating. I was then asked to take some of their wedding shots. A little nerve wracking because weddings are a lot more pressure and I insisted they referred to me as ” The Person Taking Pictures” and not their “Photographer.” It was so beautiful. The setting was at Shipwreck Beach. There was a spectacular cliff behind them, and just as the sun set they said their vows inside a heart shaped rock display with all of us encircling them. Highly recommend the destination wedding.

In addition to this great event, my family was surprised and excited to hear that my little brother popped the questions to his long time girlfriend on that same cliff the following day. So cool! She has already asked if I’d be a bridesmaid in their wedding next summer. OOooo so excited to start my wedding crafting ideas. I’ve already started doing my bargain shopping for decor. She better be ready for this action.

Never thought I’d be a BLOGGER

I first heard the term “blog” in my first years at OSU. I think one of my science professors used it as a way of asking her questions. It made me giggle – “BLOG”.  If you would have told me last year I’d be starting a blog I would have spewed my milk out my nose. Not because there is anything wrong with blogging or bloggers, but because I’d be saying ” WHAT IN HELLS BELLS WOULD I BLOG ABOUT.” It has since morphed into a particularly great idea.

I’d like to share with you my passions for photography, fun and creativity. Here it goes…