Sep
17
2014

{ENGAGEMENT} LOVE AT MUIR BEACH OVERLOOK…

as much as we gripe about social media and how it takes away from spending time in real life, sometimes you get pretty lucky and discover new work like

TOMASZ WAGNER

stoked to be able to share his work on the blog and major thanks to Tomasz for sending this engagement session over to share.

you must definitely want to see Tomasz’ work yourself so head on over HERE and mosey around for awhile.

Sep
16
2014

{REAL WEDDING} LOVE AT A KANSAS COUNTRYSIDE BARN…

 

it was too good to stop here so i had to share more of their portraits…

i am incredibly lucky to share this wedding with you captured so beautifully by

THE SHALOM IMAGINATIVE

Nate and Amanda make up this talented team and i got the chance to meet them at Photo Field Trip this year.  i was blessed to meet them and in turn they were blessed with my confetti.

this Kansas countryside wedding though.  i could share so much more, but you’ll have to go HERE to check out their full post, then stick around THE SHALOM IMAGINATIVE’S BLOG for more of their latest work too.  seriously absolute brilliance and totally flawless.

Sep
15
2014

{REAL WEDDING} LOVE AT WASHINGTON’S MAZAMA RANCH HOUSE…

thrilled to share the work of

EMILY WENZEL

with this ranch wedding at Mazama Ranch House.

there’s much more from this wedding which can be seen HERE AND HERE.  after you’ve checked that out, stick around EMILY’S BLOG for more of her latest work.

other wedding vendors involved included:

Venue: Mazama Ranch House / Catering: Stew Dietz Catering / Flowers: Lollie Fleur 

Sep
12
2014

{CONFETTI THROW FRIDAYS} NO. 56…

not your typical confetti throw friday today, but i’m really excited to share something special with you all.  this blog, while showcases the work of many a talented photographer, is also just about love.  so today, i would like to share an anniversary…not just any anniversary, but a 50th wedding anniversary.

huge huge and special thanks to Michaella of

YELLOW BIRD VISUALS

for sending this special session over.

“Lamar & Donna’s love is something special. They both began working at Combustion Engineering, which was a large company at the time. Even though they worked in the same building, they didn’t meet until 1963. He was in the Nuclear Contract Engineering department & she was in Industrial Engineering. A lady in Donna’s department who worked in both her & Lamar’s departments knew both of them & decided they should meet. She introduced them in the summer of 1963. They had one date, and Donna heard nothing until a Christmas card arrived a few days before the holiday. She sent him back a New Years card & that was the real beginning of their story. They still have the Christmas card framed today. He called her for a New Year’s date, but it was snowing so much they had to wait. She later found out the reason he hadn’t called for months was that he had a long time girlfriend at the time. After New Years, they were together every weekend & every lunch since January of 1964. They got engaged in April & married in June of 1964 at Donna’s home & spent their honeymoon at Panama City, FL. They built their first home in 1965 & lived there raising their 3 sons until 1998. They built their retirement home that they now live in in 1998, which is where we took the photos.”

before i head out for the weekend, don’t forget to check out more of Michaella’s work on HER BLOG.  again, super lucky to feature her work and this session.

and so i leave you with some wise words from Donna…

““We stay young by doing what others our age wouldn’t do. We walk a lot, travel, spend time with our six grandchildren, and right now have a BIG landscape job going on which we are doing ourselves. We are so blessed by being so compatible together. In 50 years we have never had any time that we didn’t want to share our time whether traveling, landscaping, reading at the beach, etc. When raising our three sons, we were 100% family. Sports, hiking, camping in the Smoky Mountains, we always made time for family.” – Donna Wilson

have a great weekend!

*throws confetti*

Sep
11
2014

{REAL WEDDING} LOVE AT CHARLESTON’S KIWAH ISLAND…

i mean, the last few frames just take your breath away.

this Charleston wedding is really just something else…all thanks to

CAROLINE RO

for sending it over to share.  Caroline”s work is absolute brilliance so you’ll want to check out more of her work on HER BLOG.

other wedding vendors involved:

Ceremony and Reception venue: The Ocean Course on Kiawah IslandFlorals: Tiger LilyCatering: Kiawah Island Atlantic RoomCake Artist: Jim SmealBand for ceremony and reception: Emerald Empire BandHair and Makeup: Generations of DesignBride’s gown: Monique Lhuilllier,  ’The Madeline’ / Bridesmaids: J CrewGroom’s and Groomsmen Attire: The Tie Bar, Express for MenTent and Rentals: Snyder’s

Sep
10
2014

{REAL WEDDING} LOVE AT OURAY’S BEAUMONT HOTEL…

“Jen and Eric are rock and ice climbers who would get away every year to Ouray, CO to climb the ice and mountains. Ouray is called the “The Switzerland of America”. They drive to their ceremony site was an off road 4×4 adventure to reach the mountain top. They style of the wedding was influenced by Eric’s need for structure and purpose as he is an architect and Jen as a former graphic designer needed aesthetic balance and uniqueness. The heart decorations on the place settings were hand stitched by Jen and her bachelorette party. The wedding dress was by Jim Hjelm and the flowers were by Willow Creek Floral. The day was very relaxed even with the little bit of rain, the stress level was low. The mood was fun and airy and the couple was in love.”

their story and wedding day are perfect.  but man, those last few frames of their first dance.  spectacular and encapsulates it all.

beyond thrilled to share this wedding from

THE WILLINGHAMS

proud to call Drew and Angela friends in real life.  they always manage to capture the true essence of the wedding day and what really is important- showing all the love that happens on that day.  you’ll need to check out what else the Willinghams have been up to on THEIR BLOG.  stay there for awhile…you won’t be disappointed.

Sep
09
2014

{ENGAGEMENT} LOVE AT LAGUNA BEACH…

breathtaking wouldn’t you say?

it’s like fellow Photo Field Trip features this week cause i’m stoked to share the work of

CAMI JANE

with this engagement session and the best part?  their zimbabwe wedding just hit HER SITE, so go see for yourself and then stick around because Cami truly has some gorgeous work up her sleeve that you don’t want to miss.