Oct
20
2014

{ENGAGEMENT} LOVE IN CHICAGO’S WEST LOOP…

loving this west loop chicago engagement session from

MARK FEDERIGHI

so excited to have Mark’s work on the blog.  he’s got some stellar work up his sleeve so check out more on HIS BLOG.

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
07
2014

{ENGAGEMENT} LOVE IN SAVANNAH, GEORGIA…

another southern engagement session for you all.  this time from Savannah, Georgia.

and featuring the talented duo,

HIGH FIVE FOR LOVE PHOTOGRAPHY

more from this session over HERE.  and this couple just got hitched so check out their wedding too.

but you’ll also want to stick around HIGH FIVE FOR LOVE’S BLOG to check out their latest work too.  their work is so stellar.  you really ought to see for yourself.

Oct
06
2014

{ENGAGEMENT} LOVE IN DALLAS, TEXAS…

“Chase and Hillary, a well known couple throughout Missouri and Texas for both their adorable personalities and amazing careers, are saying I DO this summer in beautiful Kansas city Missouri and I couldn’t be more excited to photograph their day! For their engagements, we met in Chase’s home state of Texas, at the Dallas Arboretum for what we thought would be one sunny and warm session outside of the colder days Missouri had been seeing. As best laid plans have it, the day started cold and rainy. But with a quick stop at the store for some adorable umbrellas to get us through the gardens, we managed to create breathtaking engagement images! This session was such a breath of fresh air from the amazing locations to the sweet couple in front of the lens.”

so thrilled to feature the work of the ever wonderfully talented

CATHERINE RHODES

with this engagement session from Dallas, Texas.  that Dallas Arboretum and those delicious Emporium Pies though.

you all must head on over HERE to check out more of Catherine’s gorgeous work.

Oct
01
2014

{ENGAGEMENT} LOVE AT CHICAGO’S LINCOLN PARK…

i mean..confetti!  obviously that’s why i featured this engagement session.  but that was just an added bonus really.  the photography by

O’MALLEY KING

is just spectacular.  loved how she captured the couple and the city, Chicago.  there’s more from this session HERE.

then stick around O’MALLEY’S BLOG for more of her latest work.  there’s most definitely some amazing work over there.

Sep
26
2014

{CONFETTI THROW FRIDAYS} NO. 58…

if you’ve followed the blog for awhile, you know i have featured some crazy good pacific northwest folks.  a good handful of them have become such close friends of mine and are like family to me.  i spent last weekend up in Seattle to celebrate Amber‘s pre-wedding to Luke, stayed with ShodaLove and his family, and got to see some of my favorite wedding photographers and meet some for the first time face to face after five years of friendship.  when you are in the company of some truly highly regarded wedding photographers, you of course don’t take any pictures because you’re terribly ashamed of how bad your picture taking skills are.  so i’m really sorry, but i don’t have any pictures from our hang outs in Seattle so instead, i really need to just shout it out to all those that came to hang out with me.

JULIE HARMSENFITTS STUDIO / BENJ HAISCH / CATHERINE ABEGG / JAMES MOES / MIKE FIECHTNER (and Bona!)/ DOROTHY HYUNH / KAREN OBRIST / COZBI JEAN / CARINA SKROBECKI / RYAN FLYNN (and Emily!) / CARLY BISH / JENNY WOHRLE / AMBER ZBITNOFF / JAQUILYN SHUMATE (and family!) / SHODA LOVE

 thank you all for taking the time to come say hi and give hugs.  you guys have no idea how much the hanging out time with you all means to me.  truly appreciate all the love and support that you give this blog daily and some since the beginning.  so grateful to have been able to spend time with you all.  *throws confetti*

and so obviously, you’ll see some PNW folks in this week’s confetti throw fridays.  so enjoy!

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KAREN OBRIST

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MIKE OLBINSKI

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TONHYA KAE

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A FIST FULL OF BOLTS

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ULMER STUDIOS

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GENE OH

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JILLIAN BOWES

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SIDNEY MORGAN

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TYLER BRANCH

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HEATHER JOWETT

have a fantastical weekend!

*throws confetti*

Sep
25
2014

{ENGAGEMENT} LOVE AT HOME IN BISMARCK, NORTH DAKOTA…

i’m rather in love with this engagement session and couldn’t be more stoked to have the work of

GLASSER IMAGES

on the blog.  major major thanks to Quinn for sending this one over to share.

“Jadea and Drew are friends of mine, and originally the shoot was intended to celebrate their first apartment together. To shoot in the first space they share. BUT little did Jadea or I know that two weeks before the shoot was scheduled, Drew proposed! Jadea said yes on a beach on Miami at sunset (lucky girl!) So the shoot morphed into more of a celebration of their engagement! It was shot with a mix of digital, Kodak Portra 400 and Neopan 400 BW film. I hope I get to do more shoots like this in the future. It was so great to be invited into Jadea and Drew’s home, where they are the most comfortable, and happiest. It also doesn’t hurt that they are truly rad couple, donning animal masks, and showing off their new matching tattoos!”

head on over to the GLASSER IMAGES BLOG for much much of Quinn’s latest work.  you shan’t be disappointed.  so mosey around there for a good long time.