Friday, September 18, 2009


And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count.
It's the life in your years.
~ Abraham Lincoln

If anyone has life in their years, it's this beautiful girl. So sassy, so classy, so full of life - what a FUN photo shoot. She laughs so much it was difficult to get her to pose with a plain smile, much less a nice serious face! But thinking about dead puppies seemed to help with that :)

I have actually known Ashley since January and think she's one of the sweetest, coolest, most unique high schoolers I've ever met, as you can see from the pictures. She has a depth about her that's pretty rare at 17. Ashley really is one of a kind and a delight to be around. If laughter is the best medicine, I'm hoping for a lot more big doses of her this year~

Melanie + Bryan

"When you are in Love you can't fall asleep because reality is
better than your dreams."

Melanie and Bryan live like this quote is true. It was a joy and honor to share this special day with them, to watch them laugh together, work together and cry together (ok ... maybe the crying was only Bryan). They are so easy to be around, probably because they are so at ease with one another. I loved taking their pictures because I didn't have to direct them at ALL! They are just naturally beautiful people who knew how to kiss and hold each other ... on and off camera, i'm sure :)

It's always nice when you overhear guests on both sides talking about "what a catch" the other had landed. I'd have to agree. I'd also have to say I'm thankful for the tall grass and playground outside the church! Congratulations, Bryan and Melanie!

Thursday, September 03, 2009

New York, New York

Start Spreadin' The News...

What do you get when you get when you have 2 best friends+2 fancy cameras+6 or more modes of transportation+1 BIG Apple?? A blast of a good time and some pictures for the masses!

My best friend invited me to the wedding featured below, but of course we had to get some fun pics in for ourselves while we were serving the bride and groom all weekend! So, here are some shots from our time in the Adirondacks. The nighttime shot of us laughing is definitely a favorite. The funniest part is that I showed that picture to Erin, our fave bridesmaid, after we took it and she said "I want one too!" (hence the similar pic of the 3 of us... plus the guitar boy who refused to let me take pictures of him after 5 snapshots or so)

Also, I want to share that we were on a train between NYC and Utica, NY when we heard about Michael Jackson's death! (can't keep away from the information these days, i tell ya) There was a guy with an iPhone 2 rows in front of me who sort of let the cat out of the bag by saying, "I don't give a s*#t about Farrah Fawcett; this is the King of Pop!!"

At any rate, I hope you enjoy looking at the pictures as much as we enjoyed making them. There's nothing like sharing creativity with a dear friend.

Shea has balance :)

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