Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Brandon and Kelsey :: Married! (Houston, Tx)

"I don't know why she picked me" Brandon said to me, "but I'm so happy she did." This sums up not only Brandon and Kelsey as a couple, but their wedding day. This man, adores this woman, and she glows under his love and attention. Together they make a beautiful couple that radiate a gentle joy.

I don't have a lot to say about this wedding that wouldn't sound cliche - but the words would be uniquely true and new and alive for these two.
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There was a lot of friendship. A lot of laughter. A lot of excitement.
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There was a lot of people that came a really long way to celebrate with these two. It was mentioned that they had people as far as Scotland and China. And I couldn't help but think that these two are so loved for people to make that kind of trip, and how much that says about these two together.
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Brandon and Kelsey did a First Look - and I think it took the cake as my absolute favorite of first look moments. Brandon was calm. Kelsey was bouncing, and smiling, and scrunching her shoulders to her ears in excitement.
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We had the chance to take a handful of photos before the wedding party came out to join us, were blessed with the most yummy light. I could get used to Texas in December if this is the result!
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Kelsey smiled like this all day.
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FAVORITE.
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Ceremony.......
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Married!
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We ran over to the reception site, and got a few more photos in before calling it party time.
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We waited out the sun a little bit, and I absolutely love how soft this one came out (straight out of camera for my camera friends out there)
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Okay just a few more here.....I snuck out during dinner to take a photo of the building at night.
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And these might actually be my very favorite first dance photos ever
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And farewell!
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Brandon and Kelsey - thank you for inviting me to be a part of your day, and for welcoming me with open arms into your family. I hope you are having an amazing time in San Diego, and wish you an amazing first Christmas together!!

CLICK HERE to see the slideshow!!!

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Baby Shower: Joy and Anders

About a month ago, I had the extreme pleasure of hosting Anders baby shower for my beautiful friend, Joy. I decided early on to do a rubber duck/bath time themed shower, and spent weeks scouring the internet for non-cheezy, fun ideas for decor, food, and games. I was recommended to a delicious bakery in Lisle, John Dough, for the cupcakes and cookies. Here are a few snapshots of the results!

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