Month: June, 2011
twin girls, just barely past “baby.” they stole my heart before they took their first breath. they welcomed a brother, and on a sunny afternoon we giggled and they read to their new sibling, and their momma and daddy snuggled and all was right.
my personal favorite:
thank you, james and angela, for the honor.
big hugs! miss angela and a-girl
(thank you for another wonderful session, sis!)
you know how sometimes you can just tell before you even meet someone that you’re gonna love them? that’s katie. i couldn’t wait to meet her in person, because even in emails, i knew i needed to know her. she’s beautiful even in writing.
the day was hot, but the session was magical. even though i am a whiner bit less than joyful sometimes about shooting in florida in the summer, i am entranced by the images we can capture in our beautiful home state. thank you so much, guys, for spending the evening with us; we can’t WAIT to meet your precious gift.
katie, beautiful katie! coming up soon
how cool is it that i had the idea to shoot a session in the wonderfully-book-laden-haslam’s in st. pete, and when i called to suggest it, ashley got the suggestion out first?! we love this place (well, now i know we both do!) and they were so gracious as we tromped about…stopping to share book favorites with each other… both of us wishing we could curl up and read for a while, and me actually doing a little shopping before we headed out to wander st. pete and the rest of a beautiful session!
(and i should clarify – although the portraits took place in st. pete and ashley was a senior, she also just graduated from st. pete college. go ashley!!)
ashley, you are a lovely young woman, and you radiate Love and passion for what really matters in this world. it was an honor to connect with you!
thanks for sharing taco bus with me, and for sharing your future plans and goals… i’m so honored to capture this phase in your life.
just a few “girls nights” ago as i went for a starbuck’s run with my a-girl, she wondered aloud, “where do you think i’ll buy my wedding dress?”
(let me qualify here: i have one beautiful daughter and four boys whom i adore. but let me say it again, one daughter. my husband and i are wedding photographers. duh. so when she mentions dreams for her wedding day, i don’t just smile. i hear angels singing. my poor, poor someday-budget. but, i digress.)
as she daydreamed, our a-girl noted that the exact location of her someday-shopping-extravaganza wasn’t so important as the who of her attendants on that day (and she has a very specific and streamlined list of friends and family who will be wedding dress shopping with her), and that “it needs to have a lot of mirrors and a pedestal for me to stand on”. that’s my girl.
after my first visit to malindy elene couture for the bride in st pete, i believe i may have found the boutique of my girl’s dreams.
i was able to pop in for a few minutes during the reem acra trunk show and oh, my, the dresses!
THIS dress makes me want to get married all. over. again.
and this one makes me want to dance…
and this one just makes me want to be the star of my own styled wedding shoot.
after meeting lindy and her beautiful assistant, i would wholeheartedly send our brides their way. looking for a perfect day of being spoiled rotten, having lots of mirrors, and a pedestal to stand on? we have a couple years in this house, but if you’re looking for a dress, go there now. what are you waiting for? (wait – if you’re one of our brides, call me first… i’m coming with you!)