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*

Jul
16
2014

{LOVE} AN ANNIVERSARY IN CHARLESTON…

major thanks to

CAROLINE RO

for sending this beautiful anniversary session for the blog.

excited to discover her work and encourage you all to spend a few moseying around HER BLOG.

Mar
28
2014

{CONFETTI THROW FRIDAYS} NO. 35…

i shall call this “Confetti Throw Friday” post

“The Photography Powerhouses”

and i’ll let the images speak for themselves.

and again, really hope you click through to see the rest of the posts from these amazingly talented people.

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HUGH FORTE

(a sand dunes session of another powerhouse photographer)

ANDRIA LINDQUIST

(for those that watch The Bachelor)

KYLE HALE

(there’s confetti in this one)

NIRAV PATEL

(i don’t really need to explain this beast that is Nirav)

NICK RADFORD

(an Iceland wedding, enough said)

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guys, i really can’t say enough how humbled i am to know these photographers online and offline.  the work that they are constantly producing is just beyond words and if the above isn’t proof enough, i don’t know what is.

thank you for always keeping me inspired and completely in awe.

have a fantastical weekend.

*throws confetti*

Jan
06
2014

{BEST OF 2013} ENGAGEMENTS, ANNIVERSARIES AND ALL THAT LOVE…PART TWO

second round of best of 2013 engagements/anniversaries and all that love!

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ALEX RAPADA

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BRETT & JESSICA

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HANH NGUYEN

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JENN REPP

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JOJO PANGILINAN

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JOJO PANGILINAN

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KAT HARRIS

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 KATIE OSGOOD

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LEO EVIDENTE PHOTOGRAPHERS

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LIME GREEN PHOTOGRAPHY

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MARISSA MAHARAJ

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PAUL ROWLAND

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RYAN FLYNN

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SESSION NINE PHOTOGRAPHY

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SPARKFLY PHOTOGRAPHY

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VERONICA VAROS

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*THROWS CONFETTI*

Jan
06
2014

{BEST OF 2013} ENGAGEMENTS, ANNIVERSARIES AND ALL THAT LOVE…PART ONE

kicking off the “best of 2013″ series with the first round of favorite engagements/anniverary sessions submitted.  please remember to click through to the photographer’s portfolio when you see something you love.  and again, this is in no particular order- it was easier to upload alphabetically.  :)

here goes!  enjoy!  *throws confetti*

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ABI Q

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AMBER ZBITNOFF

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AMANDA VANVELS

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ASH IMAGERY

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ASH IMAGERY

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BRIAN FURBUSH

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DAVID LINDER

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DAVID LINDER

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LAST FORTY PERCENT 

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LOGAN COLE 

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MIKE FIECHTNER

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Q AVENUE PHOTO

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Q AVENUE PHOTO

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ROUXBY

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SACHIN KHONA

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TONHYA KAE

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TYLER BRANCH

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stay tuned for the second round coming up soon!

Jan
05
2014

{OVERTURE} BEST OF 2013…

Nordica Photography

literally my most favorite week ever is about to start on the blog.

THE “BEST OF 2013″ 

HIGHLIGHTING WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHERS ONLY

every other wedding blog does an amazing recollection of features they have had on their blog and categorized each usually by favorite gowns, favorite details, favorite bouquests, etc.  i’ve been having fun going through and checking out the gorgeous weddings and engagements out there through them.  it’s amazing what talent we have in this wedding industry alone.  seriously.

nevertheless, this blog has always emphasized not only the important of wedding photography but always always shined the light on wedding photographers.  so last year, i decided to start doing a “best of” showcase a little differently from others.  instead of looking back through the posts on my blog, i reached out and had wedding photographers send me their favorites.  a little idiotically, i asked for 15 to 20 images from each and ended up with 700+ images to pick from.  so while it was an impossible task picking the best of from those, i really enjoyed it and it was by far my favorite week on the blog.

this year, i wised up a bit and asked for only 3 to 5 images from each photographer.  however, this still resulted in over 400+ images.  hah.  but guys, seriously, i’ll never take that overload back because i’m in awe of what these wedding photographers have accomplished this year.  it just keeps getting better and better and i keep discovering more and more talent which totally warms my heart.  with every submission i got, there was a major squeal and absolute delight.

Yaro Photography

it was hard to pick only one from each so you guys are getting two posts a day, but a full week of absolute, pure, solid talent categorized by engagements/anniversaries, just the girls, wedding ceremonies and moments, and last but not least, wedding portraits.  as you go through each post, please remember to click through on the links of these wedding photographers.  you won’t be disappointed with the work you see.  your eyeballs will be on talent overload like mine were.  it’s just so good.

again guys, i’ve said it so many times before, but the importance of wedding photography is vital.  these guys are the only ones who will truly be able to capture your wedding day forever.  they are one of, if not the most, valuable wedding vendor of your big day.  please remember that.

Chaz Cruz

so sit back and relax this week ahead that is packed full of so much fantastical frames and images from the best of the best of the best wedding photographers out there.  the first post starts tomorrow morning and i’m so excited to share!

and finally…

to the wedding photographers that submitted,

thank you guys.  i am truly honored and humbled that you sent images over for this.  thank you for thinking of my blog as a place to be proud to share them not just for this “best of 2013″ week but for all those other days too.  my wedding blog is not a big name and doesn’t ever guarantee a mass load of inquiries or bookings whenever you’re featured on here so i truly appreciate having your work on here.  will always love what you guys capture and do and will always continue to cheer you on and throw confetti for you all.  thank you again.

come back tomorrow for the “best of 2013″!

*THROWS CONFETTI*

Dec
06
2013

{CONFETTI THROW FRIDAYS} NO. 25…

taking a mini break from regular featured posts this month until the new year!

just feeling the need to focus on family time during the holiday season, but i’ll still be doing confetti throw friday posts…obviously.

so here you go!

TYLER BRANCH

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MATTHEW MORGAN

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BROOKELYN PHOTOGRAPHY

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CARLY BISH

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SLOAN PHOTOGRAPHERS

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have a great weekend everybody.

start getting those holiday decorations up.  it’s right around the corner.

oh and if you need a Christmas music playlist, check out mine here.