Monday, December 31, 2007

Dave and Laura Part 2!!

Dave and Laura are the best ever! They let me drag them out for a second engagement shoot in the freezing snow! I love this couple to no end. Laura has become an AMAZING friend to me, and Dave just absolutely cracks me up!! They are a perfect compliment to each other and I love getting these private glimpses into their life and relationship. I didn't take very many photographs due to the sub-freezing temperatures, but I absolutely adore what we got! Here are just a few of my favorites!

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

Christmas wedding!! Scott and Julie got married at the Holiday Inn here in Crystal Lake to an adorable Christmas theme. The blue that Julie picked was amazing!! I think my favorite part (outside of the glowing bride, the crazy groomsmen and obvious love of the bride and groom) was the dancing. Julie loooves to dance!! Her dress was the perfect dancing dress and spun and twisted right along with her. She and Scott danced their way into the reception, and danced the night away! We didn't have time for an engagement shoot so stay tuned for thier "We Did!" shoot!

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

Chicago Chicago

Nick and I took our weekend trip to the city this past weekend. We barely thawed from the blizzardy conditions on Saturday and LOVED the weather on Sunday! Chicago has it's own vibe that you can't get anywhere else. Everytime I'm there... it's like coming home. I love it!!

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

It snowed! I can't believe it's the time of year for snow already! I woke up this morning to about 6 inches of snow piled on top of my car :)
There is nothing quite like snow on your face, sloshing through a parking lot, scarves and cold noses
It's hot chocolate season. And that makes me happy!

Sunday, December 2, 2007

Catching Up

So! After weeks of learning a really fast (or not so fast...) crash course of HTML editing and CS3 - here's the new blog! Thanks for your patience as I edited. Let me know what you think!

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


Here it is! Welcome to the new BethLaurren Photography blog! I hope it was worth the wait!

New posts will begin again...come back soon to look for them!