Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Justin and Sarah :: Married!

The morning started with a group of girls that were perfectly content to lounge together while hair was being done. There was a sense of love and friendship between them all, each of them connected in various ways together. And they were each silly-ly thrilled that day was THE day. "Hey guess what?...pause...you're getting married!!"

Sarah, with her long hair and bright blue eyes, smiled a lot through the morning. In the serene way I would suspect she does most of her life, she prepared to married this man that captured her life.

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Sarah, you are so elegant!

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I was struck all morning long by the love her bridesmaid's so obviously had for Sarah. They were each fully focused on her, ohhing and ahhing, snapping photos, giggling and serving her as much as possible.

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Pretty pretty!

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Downtown Chicago...how I love thee!

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I couldn't decide which one I liked better...

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Side note: there must be at least 4 Justin's in this group of men! It was the name of the day!

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And then there is (the!) Justin and Sarah. We had so much fun at their engagement shoot earlier this summer, and I remember thinking then that Justin is the perfect match for Sarah. He complements her silly side, he supports her tender side, he strengthens her loving side, and he upholds the side that is just 100% all girl. And Sarah? She adores this man. Her eyes sparkle when she smiles at him, and she has a crooked little side grin that comes out when she looks at him. She makes him laugh. They have little inside jokes that make them both laugh out loud. And they are glowing together on their wedding day.

First look - it's always worth it to say that this is the best idea for your wedding day! Not just logistically, but because it's intimate, and you can laugh and cry and hug each other, and she can spin around to show all of the perfect dress she choose, and show off her shoes. And because that hankie every groom carries comes in perfect use!

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Sarah, I think you are absolutely beautiful. And not just because you're tall :)

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Love it.

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I'm so pleased the rain never came. You had such a beautiful day.

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Beautiful. I hope you have many, many more intimate moments like this that draw you together, that cause you to be quiet and remember what love was like this day.

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Have a wonderful time away together. Come back tan and refreshed and more in love!

Slideshow! Set to the first dance song.



**Edit: please forgive the pixelation that occurred on upload of the images. I'm not quite sure why it is happening!

Monday, June 28, 2010

Justin and Sarah....Get ready for it!

Justin and Sarah are coming!

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Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Matt, Ashley and Emery :: Expanding Family

Anyone that has followed my blog has seen this lovely lady in the past - but just a refresher, for those of you that are new....simply put, this woman is my heart. And she's married to this amazing man, who loves her through and through - which of course means I love him a lot. And now? Now they are having a baby girl. And I couldn't be happier. There are no words to tell you how much I already love this little girl. Emery Lauren. I'm trying to convince Ash to give me 50% custody rights....I'm thinking April - October would be best **wink wink**!

Matt and Ashley came up to Indiana to spend some time with her family, and I was able to meet up with them for a shoot.

Cows make me happy :)

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We went on some little jeep looking thingy - very safari like! - to the back of Ashley's family property...

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I love to see you two like this. Love love.

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"Guess how much I love you"

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Favorite.

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Okay. Matt...we don't like you and your six pack anymore!!!

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My girls.

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Ash - I picked this one saying "baby" instead of one of the ones saying "Girl"...you know....just in case :)

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I love me some light.

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I love you - all three of you. Very much.

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Monday, June 21, 2010

Fathers Day

For every time you rolled up your window in the car because I was cold...
For every time you said "Good morning beautiful" when I was cranky and my hair was a mess...
For every time you let me wake you up because I had a nightmare...
For every time you carried me back to bed on those nights...
For every time you held me when I cried...
For every time you left a meeting at work because I was calling...
For every time you gave up time to play catch with me...
For every time you stopped and gave me your full attention...
For every time you waited through the bedtime routine to tuck me into bed...
For every time you left work early to make it to a gymanstics event or ball game...
For every time you pretended to not know we were planning a "surprise"...
For every time you let yet another animal come home with us...
For every time you hung another coloring book page to your wall...
For every time you cry when you see photos of us when we were little...
For every time you listen to me rant and rave on the phone...
For every time you make my tears go away...
For every time you did whatever it took to protect us...
For every time you drive out to spend the day with me...
For all of these times...I am so grateful for you. I am so grateful for your love. I am so grateful to be a part of your legacy. I am so grateful for these memories.

And I am so VERY grateful you still make this face at me :)

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Love you the most.

Friday, June 18, 2010

Luke Treadway :: Infant

I walked in the house, saw him laying on the couch, and lost my heart. In .024 seconds flat. My first coherent thought was oh, God, please don't let me break him! He's SO TINY! You can see the pre-born Luke HERE!, at Kate's maternity shoot. And now introducing post baby Luke in all his melt your heart, curl your toes, make your voice high and squeaky cuteness!!!!

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Baby man woke up for a little while

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Enjoy the slideshow!