Thursday, January 10, 2013

2012 Best of :: Brides...and Grooms

This is not the official, week ending post of my most fabulous group of friends (clients) from last year. This is just beautiful brides. And their handsome men. The "me" before the "we".

One of my favorite parts of working weddings is getting to know the couple beforehand. I love seeing two very separate people coming together to commit their lives - committing to compromising, supporting, encouraging, annoying, forgiving and loving each other. I love that I meet these couples at the very very start of this phase of "we" life; I get to know them as a couple, and then start to see them as individual people, or "me's" if you will - seeing how two parts are meshing together. The whole "I got gaps, you got gaps. We fill each others gaps." thing I suppose. It's really quite beautiful.

I do feel like this post needs a disclaimer that says "this would have had over 60 photos in it if I didn't force some control." I have so many favorite photos this year - it's honestly difficult to narrow it down (hence the 7 days of posting). And so, before photos of the newlyweds together, I first give you on their own the very beautiful brides I have come to love, and the very handsome grooms I have come to be appropriately fond of :) The "me" before the "we".

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Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Best of 2012 :: Babies and Pregnant Momma's

I had a request for babies on my next best of post...so here you go Jen! :)

I'm still acclimating myself to newborn sessions. I LOVE doing them, and always want to steal the babies away with me at the end, but the patience required is a little hard for me. I want every possible Anne Geddes result and am slowly learning how to work with a little being that can't listen to instruction!!

I love that I have a history with every one of these families. I love being a part of celebrating their little loves. And so! Best of babies and pregnant momma's!

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Monday, January 7, 2013

Best of 2012 :: Dresses and Rings

I often ask Nick if we can get married again because I found another perfect dress that I absolutely must have an excuse to wear. It's not like I can wear a Monique Lhuillier dress to work on an average Tuesday!! Wedding dresses, the search for "the dress", the emotional attachment we have to our dress....it has fascinated me for as long as I can remember. I like to take mine out every now and then, slip it on, and just feel light as air and giddy as a 5 year old with candy. I adore the absolute femininity of every dress. I adore the look on every one of my brides faces when she puts it on and is being tied/buttoned/zippered in - that moment of "I am a bride" that settles around her. The dress epitomized so much emotion, so much of everything poured into this: your wedding day.

I give you the best of 2012 wedding dresses (and rings, for a little bling :)).

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