Monday, September 15, 2014

Powers Kids 2014 | Portraits

It's that time of year again! I shot the annual Powers kids family portraits and I'm pretty sure they try to top themselves every year. I've been on pins and needles to post these, but of course had to wait until the formal presentation to the parents happened. This year, they pulled together a family shoot with a bohemian theme, complete with Indian headdress. No kidding. I love them - they're brave enough to do the crazy things that everyone else can't bring themselves to try, and it always comes out fabulous. ;-)

We did the pictures one glowy evening at their new farm, which is a darlingly picturesque spot. Enjoy!



They really pull off the serious look!

... just not for long. :-)









One seriously beautiful group of sisters!







Individual pictures of everyone (except Levi, he only wanted that one headdress shot. LOL!)





This kid. He can do the model face like nobody's business.




Slightly obsessed with this light!



One last shot of their beautiful property - the sunset was magical.

Monday, September 8, 2014

Emil & Jesica | Wedding

Sometimes it can be really weird when two of your friends decide to get married. :-) You've known them both separately, and then all of a sudden you have to think of them as a unit. But when I heard that Emil & Jesi were courting, it wasn't like that. It seemed perfectly normal, and I was pretty sure it wouldn't be long before we heard wedding bells.

We watched the forecast leading up to the wedding day and I was mentally preparing myself for what it was telling me on Friday morning - 70% chance of thunderstorms all day on Saturday. Eeek. For a girl who loves to shoot outside, that wasn't such great news. But lo and behold, I checked again Friday night and it had changed to 0% chance! Praise the Lord! And instead we just had beautiful cloud cover for most of the day.

I think Emil & Jesi's wedding stands out as one of the most unique weddings I've shot so far, and here's why: we were ahead of schedule ALL DAY. You heard that correctly. Not just on schedule, AHEAD of schedule!!! Sorry, I really couldn't get over that. It just never happens. :-)

All right. Enough chatter. Emil & Jesi, I'm so happy for you both and I wish you so much joy and blessings in your married life! Enjoy the pictures!

*So thankful for my wonderful second shooter, Wendy!






Such a beautiful ring!














Cinderella...

























Ok... this was a first for me. They DROPPED him.
I've never had groomsmen drop the groom before.
I probably need to add something to my contract about how they can't sue me if the groom breaks his neck because the groomsmen dropped him.
He didn't break his neck, thankfully. And it was kind of funny... :-)















Love the matching grins on the left, and this tender sibling moment on the right
(Wendy gets credit for the latter!)

The bawling child is just perfection. :-)





























SO MUCH DESSERT. Oh my word. It was beautiful.
Grace, you are insane. In the very best way.







It's always fun to get to take pictures of my past brides & grooms at weddings!

That face.... scary.




My favorite part of the picture on the left?
The ring bearer slurping away on the Starbucks...








That kid... in the tie... I think I want to marry him.




Credits:
Wedding Dress: Thrifted
Veil: Voile Boutique
Bridesmaid dresses: Eshakti
Florals: Lilywinkel
Ceremony Venue: Providence Church
Reception Venue: The Gateway Building
Cake & Desserts: Simply Grace
 

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