Saturday, June 28, 2008

Ashley and Carter

I shot the sweetest engagement session last Monday of Ashley and Carter. I grew up with Ashley and her family in church, and when she contacted me about shooting her wedding I was so excited! When I met with her, and got to meet this man that has her heart...I wasn't surprised with what I saw between them. Ashley is a very passionate person and Carter just seems to absorb it from her. Ashley laughs a lot, and Carter so easily gives her something to laugh at. When I asked them about their story, Ashley smiled at Carter and said "well...I liked him for a long time, and he was clueless". Carter just shruged and looked adoringly at the giggling girl holding his hand.

They are just so cute :)


Monday, June 23, 2008

Dave and Laura

THEY'RE MARRIED!!!!!

This wedding has a special place in my heart as it was one of my dearest friends wedding. I didn't even meet Laura until Dave booked me for the wedding, but we quickly hit it off, and became fast friends. I love this girl with my whole heart and have loved every second of sitting together for dinners, sending early morning text messages on our way to work (while safely stopped at lights of course :) ), and sharing wedding planning details together. Dave is the perfect fit for her, and watching them together makes me melt. Their love is so...tender...gentle....passionate...and focused so intensely on each other only. When they look at each other, I swear everyone else around them disappears. It was so amazing to be a part of this with them!!

I started with the girls Friday morning and was quickly immersed in her family. They actually rival mine for noise and activity!! We had so much fun with makeup, hair, food and lounging around. We even learned that yes, my hair DOES straighten! Hahah!

The wedding was amazing, and beautiful and involved a lot of dancing! This was my first Assyrian wedding, and I hope to get to shoot more! It was truly a celebration!

Dave and Laura, I am so honored to have been invited to join with you on your wedding day. I love you both so much and wish you an amazing marriage and life together. Laura...we're overdue for a dinner date girl :)




....and tonight I shot an engagement shoot :) Stay tuned...

Friday, June 20, 2008

Finally An Update!

Hello my long lost friends! I have finaly re-joined the blogging world!

Married life is amazing and I highly recommend it to anyone and everyone :) It's amazing how fast the adjustments to life came, and it's stretching us both, but I wouldn't trade this for the world. Nothing beats waking up to a man that rolls over and smushes you and says "good morning, wifey"!!

I'm off today to shoot Dave and Laura's wedding!! Laura has become a really really close friend since we met the day of their engagement shoot. She is one of the most real people that I know, and we just connected so easily! We had been counting down together until my wedding and now I send her screaming text messages with her daily count :) I can't wait to start this day with her...hair and makeup at 9:30, going with the girls in the limo to the church and then to The Astoria for their reception! It's going to be so much fun, and I absolutely could not be happier for her (and Dave!) today!!




......Last, but in no way the least of my news....Bethlaurren.com is coming soon. And I am WAY.CRAZY.EXCITED about it!! Stay tuned.....

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

The most amazing day

80 degrees, a lot of laughter, the magic words "I Do" spoken, amazing friends and family....and WE'RE MARRIED!!!!!!!!

Girls dream of their wedding from the age of 4 and I am amazed to say that my wedding day was perfect! The whole thing was perfect and amazing and beautiful and and and and!!!!!

I'll post more about the day, but for now - here are some photos from my AMAZING friend, and photographer, Sarah.

http://sarahannephotography.blogspot.com/

Keep an eye out at Morgan and Steve's site for more images too!!!

Now if you will excuse me, my husband is looking for breakfast......