Monday, December 31, 2007
Dave...being the funny man that he thinks he is (wink wink) thought that I should be a part of the snowfighting activities and almost got me!!
Tuesday, December 25, 2007
Scott and Julie, thank you for giving me the priveledge of photographing your day. I had a great time with you both and can't wait for the next shoot!
Wednesday, December 19, 2007
EVERYTHING I see is a photograph in my mind. Even after living there for two years, I never get tired of seeing the exact same things, because it looks different at every hour of the day. There are always less or more people, less or more light, warmer or colder shades, less or more traffic. This city tells 10 different stories of the exact same place every day!
Here are a few more touristy shots...and then one of me and my mister.
Wednesday, December 5, 2007
Sunday, December 2, 2007
In the last three weeks of no blogging - here is an update!
I have booked a December 22nd wedding! I'm so excited for a Christmas wedding!! Julie and Scott are wonderful people, and I'm really excited to shoot them! They decided that they would rather have a post-wedding shoot instead of an engagement shoot, so I'm gearing up for a Vogue type of shoot in January! I'm really excited about it! Look for thier wedding photos right around Christmas time..
I did a family shoot about 6 weeks ago, and just realized I haven't posted anything for it yet. The Paulsons are great friends of my family and it was fun to take thier photos. Here are a couple of snipits!
I have been immensely blessed to have a second family in my life. I have been best friends with Jenny (you can't miss her..she's the gorgeous brunette) for 17 years now, and have been around the family for longer than the rest of the kids! I've been adopted! They are amazing, loving, giving people and they mean the world to me. My parents used to joke with them about who got to claim me as a dependant on the taxed that year :) I think I slept at Jenny's house at LEAST 3 nights a week growing up. I was able to take some photos for them for Christmas this year and I'm going to take all of the "kids" out individually soon...they just don't know it yet! Here are some of my favorites....
These two wonderful people are my Oma and Opa. They adopted me too as thier grandchild 17 years ago and have loved me to peices ever since then!
That about catches up my life! I'm off to a family dinner at P.F. Changs!
Saturday, December 1, 2007
Monday, November 26, 2007
Saturday, November 10, 2007
Friday, November 2, 2007
These three women are kind, loving, generous, patient, laugh easily, selfless, and let's face it...just all around adorable!
These three women are my sisters.
And this post wouldn't be complete without talking about my man. Nicholas is....**happy sigh*. He is everything. I could talk for hours about this man (ask my sisters!). This is the man I am going to spend the rest of my life with, and everytime I really think about that - I smile uncontrollably.
Sunday, October 28, 2007
This wedding was a little emotional for me, because it really marked the end of my summer shooting with Sarah. I just want to say THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart to Sarah for the training, love, energy, advise and time she has poured into me this summer (and over the last year of our amazing friendship!). BethLaurren Photography wouldn't exist without her. Sarah: You are an amazing woman and I'm so grateful for not only your friendship, but for your mentoring. I never thought when I met you last year that we would be at this place just a year later! You have allowed my dream to become a reality. And you have no idea how much that means to me - how much YOU mean to me. Thank you seems trite for what I really want to say to you.
Friday, October 26, 2007
Nick and I went to the Morton Arboretum in Lisle this past weekend. All I had with me was my tiny point and shoot camera, but still managed to get some amazing shots.
Happy Fall everyone!!
Wednesday, October 17, 2007
I will re-start my blogging with this amazing shoot with Scott and Tatiana. They are getting married in March, and I absolutely can not wait for their wedding! They are such an incredibly fun couple, and we had a blast shooting! They make each other laugh so easily, and they were just so CUTE! They both attend Olivette Nazerine University and drove up to Naperville for the photos. The riverwalk may be my new favorite place to shoot. It was so pretty and secluded even though it's a public place.
Scott and Tatiana - you compliment each other so well, and even in the short time I got to spend with you, I could see that the love you have for each other runs deep. I'm so excited for the wedding!
Sunday, September 9, 2007
Dave and Laura - I'm so happy for you both, and can't wait for next June!
Tuesday, September 4, 2007
I just have to say - this has been the most amazing summer! I have met some of the most amazing couples, and have developed friendships that I can't imagine not having now. To name a few people, Sarah - you have given me a way to live my dream, and I hope to be able to re-pay you for that some day. Kristen - I love laughing with you, and eating free cheesecake! Morgan - I am so stinking thrilled that you are in my town for the next month. I can't wait for our first time out :)
This slideshow is of Andy and Meghan. These two were the cutest ever! Andy is just a big teddy bear and Meghan is this tiny (and unbelievably buff!) sweetheart. They made an amazing couple, and were a lot of fun to photograph. Even the drizzle couldn't stop some really great photos!
And this is JB and Julie. They had incredible weather and great locations! The trolley riding is the best idea ever...I recommend it to everyone!! JB's sister was incredibly sweet and they were obviously very close. They had the sweetest kids at the wedding too!! One little guy especially - let me tell you - I could have taken a million photos of him!
I have a photoshop on Saturday with Dave and Laura! They got engaged a few weeks ago, and booked me for their wedding next June! I'm so excited for the shoot...stay tuned!
Tuesday, August 28, 2007
Greg and Eun Kyung had an absolutely amazing day for their wedding. I couldn't beleive how wonderful the weather and lighting was all day long! They had obviously put a lot of time into their big day, and it definitely paid off. I was so impressed with the little details, and beautiful decorations! And they were an amazing couple to shoot, which made everything that much more amazing!
The biggest highlight of my day was getting to shoot with Sarah's Canon 5D. Friends, let me tell you, I'm sold. That camera is amazing and I couldn't believe the quality of the photos. I wanted to drool all day long :) Haha!
Everyone - please meet Greg and Eun Kyung...
Thursday, August 23, 2007
Tony and Valerie got married at an AMAZING art gallery North of the loop last Saturday. I think my mouth hung open for the majority of the day. It was an absolutely incredible gallery, and such a completely perfect fit for them! They had a huuuge wedding party, and it was literally a party all day with them! Hahah! It was a great group of people, and so incredibly fun. We had a small fit of bad weather, which created some really cool photos.
Tony and Valerie - I wish you both the best, and am so grateful to have been a part of your day!
Sunday, July 29, 2007
This has been a very rich season of life, and I'm loving it. I had the opportunity to visit my friends down in Alabama last weekend and wanted to share some of the photos I took at the gardens down there. Flowers speak of such intense beauty to me, and I could look at them all the time! I love to look at the very intricate details, the vibrancy of the petals and the layers. Their creation is amazing to me, and I wanted to capture that in my photos. It was a wonderful trip and I'm very grateful for the chance to visit with my friends!
Sunday, July 15, 2007
Sunday, July 8, 2007
Tuesday, July 3, 2007
I know the photos are really over the top on the effects, but I'm having so much fun playing with ShowIt right now! I still can't figure out why the music won't play, so hum while you watch...
Sunday, July 1, 2007
Sunday, June 24, 2007
Meet both Jenny and Destiny.
Sunday, June 17, 2007
Here are just a few favorites from Josh and Lindsay's wedding two weeks ago. I'll post photos from Logan and Liz' wedding yesterday and a lot of yesterday's photos later!
Friday, June 15, 2007
Tuesday, May 22, 2007
I have the incredible opportunity to work with Sarah Barlow (sarahannephotography.com) for the summer. Photography has been a passion for years, and I have finally decided to pursue my passion. Thank you for coming along for the journey and I hope you enjoy not only this first photoshoot, but the many many more to come!