Oct
10
2014

{CONFETTI THROW FRIDAYS} NO. 60…

there is a huge unsettling feeling behind the scenes here.  there could be some major changes in the coming year for me.  i also have the travel bug and am in the beginning stages of planning a big trip for my dirty thirty with one of my closest friends from high school.  it’s funny how friendships work.  we have always kept in touch but never lived in the same city since we graduated from high school.  and yet, every time we talk via text, skype, or phone call, there are belly laughs galore where we’re often left in tears as a result.  always glad for these friendships and really hoping that this trip does happen.  we’re thinking Ireland, Scotland, and yes, Iceland.  if any of you reading have any recommendations for these places- where to stay, what to see, where to eat- I’ll be incredibly thankful and appreciative.

anyways, onto this week’s confetti throw fridays.  again, i was terrible and couldn’t decide on just five.  so there’s ten.

highly reiterate that you must click on each of the links to see more from that post.  all of them are just bloody brilliant and spectacular.  my picks from each of the wedding photographers’ posts are only just the surface.  y’all really need to see what these talented wedding photographers are so wonderfully capable of.

TYLER BRANCH 

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PAT FUREY

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MARISA ALBRECHT

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CARINA SKROBECKI

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JONAS SEAMAN

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NICOLE LEEVER

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RYAN FLYNN

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KALLIMA PHOTOGRAPHY

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NICK RADFORD

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ARON GOSS

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this weekend i’ll be trying my hand at being a photography assistant for Chaz Cruz.  i’ve heard i’m going to get a great arm workout.

hope you all have a fantastical weekend!

*throws confetti*

Oct
09
2014

{LOVE} AT EL CAPITAN STATE BEACH…

“Seeing each other on campus in high school they had no idea the future that awaited them. Ellie’s beautiful eyes met Spenser’s ridiculous hair but it was another 6 years before the connection was realized. Through friends, destiny and the miracle of online social media Ellie was invited to a basketball game by Spenser under the false pretense of a friendly hang out. He had a feeling she was something special and used any trick he could for just a chance to sit next to her. Through their interactions his artwork and her photography had become a topic of mutual respect. A deal was hatched, Spenser agreed to draw a picture of Ellie in return for a photo lesson. Merely another opportunity to spend time with the girl he was becoming more infatuated with everyday. The drawing was done and delivered and doing so marked the start of their adventure. Since that day they have spent nearly every moment challenging, admiring and inspiring each other. From SF to Portland, coffee to cooking and miles of bike rides together the duo developed a relationship founded in God, grounded in humility and a love abundant in both. One year to that day that first hatched encounter, Spenser presented a book of their adventures so far, recounting the 365 days leading to that moment. With a shaky voice and a bent knee Spenser asked for Ellie’s hand in the future story he promised to make just as memorable.” – Ellie + Spenser 

a special flashback with this “just because” session from

MEGAN SAUL 

who i got the chance to meet at Photo Field Trip, captured Ellie & Spenser  on the last day there at El Capitan State Beach.

spectacular, i’d say.  head on over HERE to check out more of Megan’s super talented work.  always leaves me in awe.

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!