Monday, September 27, 2010

Perhach Family (Wauwatosa, WI)

"Hey baby
see the future that we're building
our love lives on
in the lives of our children.

And that's something...
something worth leaving behind"
~ Lee Ann Womack ~


My darling cousin, Ginnie, married this amazing man, Kevin. Years ago. I remember thinking at her wedding that I wanted my groom to look at me the way that Kevin looked at her. Like he couldn't believe she was his. Like he couldn't believe he got to love her for the rest of his life. Like he knew he was the luckiest man alive. That look. I was young, but I remember.

Well. Fast forward several years, and three beautiful, beautiful children later, and you have this! On my way up to Green Bay a few weeks back, I was able to stop and spend an afternoon with my cousin and her brood. Here are a few of my favorites from the day!

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As a side note? I've always been a little awed over how beautiful Ginnie is. Really.

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Love you all!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Theo+Jenny (Veterans Acres, Crystal Lake IL)

Remember these two adorable people? They got married a few weeks back, and it rained cats and dogs. All afternoon. And then just to rub in it a little bit, the sun peeked through the clouds for the last 10 minutes before setting, just as the reception was getting underway. So we tried take two!!

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Jenny? I love you. So much. And I think you're absolutely stunning.

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Theo? I love that you look at her like this. It makes MY toes curl.

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Park + early fall afternoon light = gorgeous.

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I couldn't decide if I like half smile or full smile better....

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It's just so wonderful.

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Flirty eyes...
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It turned out that it ended up raining the morning of our shoot. I'm so thankful for the gorgeous weather that followed the rain, but it did leave us with some muddy conditions in places - something that didn't even remotely phase Jenny! I completely treasure these two photos...

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I couldn't pick just one favorite photo from this shoot. I would find one and think "wam! favorite!"
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But then, I'd keep going and then "wam bam! new favorite!"
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And then "wam bam bam! newest favorite!"...
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And then...(come on, you know whats coming here)
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I love you both. See you again in 6 months?? :) CLICK HERE to see the slideshow!!

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Scott and Jenni :: Engaged (Austin Garden, Oak Park)

Growing up, I didn't really have "extended" family. I was really close with my immediate family, and kinda adopted various other people in my life as my own mismatched extended family. And then I met Nick. Our very first Christmas of dating (only 5 weeks into our relationship), I went with him to his grandparents for their family Christmas celebration. And it was a FULL.HOUSE. I honestly don't remember very well through the haze who was there, but I remember being overwhelmed by watching this family be together. It was cousins, aunts and uncles, second cousins, grandparents, and siblings. I had never been a part of something like that before. It felt very Norman Rockwell like, complete with a light snow falling outside, a Christmas tree, and the traditional Dots candy tree. And now? Now I've married into this family, and have inherited this beautiful community, and get to call it my own.

Scott is my inherited cousin. He is fiercely loved by his sisters, doted on by his grandparents, and affectionately smiled at by his mom. Jenni? You get to inherit that beautiful family now. Along with the bigger multitude of the clan. And you get your first Christmas gathering this year. And I'm so excited that you're going to be a part of it from now on. And I'm so excited to see Scott so happy with you. And I'm so excited to be a part of your wedding day!!

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See you two lovebirds in October!!! CLICK ****HERE**** to see a SLIDESHOW!