Saturday, November 7, 2009

Karla & Justin

... ♥ Crazy in Love ♥

These two are seriously crazy about each other - and you can see it in every one of their pictures.

Karla is one of my best girlfriends.  We were lucky enough to practically share cubicle space at the same job six years ago.  Six years later and we're still at the same job - both of us in different positions but still no more than a stone's throw away from each other (well, a stone's throw if I had a good arm; the way I throw, I'd definitely hit an unsuspecting co-worker).

Karla met Justin earlier this year and it didn't take long before they were pretty smitten with each other.  I met him about a month later and he instantly got my stamp of approval (because it was required! at least in my head it was).  He's a good guy and he makes her happy, that's all I ask for; the flowers and neverending terms of endearment are just a bonus.

We headed out to Lewis Lake to get some fall shots (just because!).  One of my other besties, Dy, came along to get some different angles.  It's so nice to have a second-shooter!  I think I might have to do that more often, bring someone along and see what perspective they get.

As a disclaimer, I've labeled this session as "engagement" but it is not; perhaps some day far away in the future, we may find ourselves shooting their engagement session but this one was just for fun!  But it looks like it could be an engagement session so if anyone viewing this is newly engaged, don't these shots give you some great ideas?    I love engagement sessions - you bring the love, I'll bring the camera.

To see Karla & Justin's slideshow, click here.



Friday, November 6, 2009

Shelly & Randy ~I Do~

I've been delaying this post because I'm afraid I just wouldn't be able to do this couple or their day justice. You may remember Shelly and Randy from their engagement session, which you can see here.

Shelly and Randy are fantastic people who wanted their wedding day to be fun and relaxing, and to be surrounded by the people they loved. Mission accomplished.

We had gorgeous weather so immediately following the ceremony we wandered their neighbourhood and found perfect spots to get some photos...

I loved their first dance as husband and wife - it was cute and spontaneous and in the middle of the street! Although I was the only one who got to witness it, it was as though I weren't even there; the Bride and Groom had their own little private moment, just the two of them...

Off we went next to Horseshoe Island. It's not really an island, not even close, but it was a perfect spot on the water, with a yacht club nearby so loads of water craft around.

Talk about a fun Bridal Party. For real.

After the photos, it was off the Shelly's parents' house for a backyard barbecue. It was perfect. When I get married, I wonder if her parents will host my reception. Given that I don't yet have a man who has asked, they have some time to decide. :-)

This is Ira. The four-legged member of this family.
He was there for every part of this very special day.

Such a fun, fun day and I'm so glad I got to be a teeny part of it. As usual, just click on each photo above to see the full sized version. Click here to see their ~I Do~ slideshow.




I'm just home from the day job and about to hunker down with some pictures and get some editing work done. Right now I have four jobs in various stages of the editing process.

I haven't quite gotten my workflow down to a science yet, but with each session I seem to come up with a quicker or better way of getting things done.

October was a busy month and November seems like it will be a busy one, too. Busy is good.

Photo posts coming soon...


Monday, November 2, 2009


I made the jump to facebook and I tend to add pictures there more regularly. Although, I still aspire to be a good blogger, you can check out the facebook page if you're interested and join the group!

If not, check back here sometime soon; I promise to make the effort and post more often. They may not all be photo-related posts but I aim to to try harder! And feel free to leave some love, let me know you've been by to visit.