Sunday, December 30, 2012

Kody & Kyla - Winter Ainsworth House Wedding

I met Kody and Kyla back in August when I took some family photos for Kody's mom before he embarked on his journey into the Navy. Maybe it was my emotional pregnant state but even though I'd never met this family, I certainly had a little lump in my throat about the whole "leaving family and long time girlfriend behind" thing. Happily, a couple of months later I received an email from Kody's mom saying that he was going to pop the question over the Thanksgiving holiday (Yay! Happiness!) and asking if I could photograph their wedding. Of course I said yes, although with a little bit of apprehension and nervousness because I knew I would be very near the end of my pregnancy on their wedding date! We met for their engagement session a couple of days after their official engagement and talked about the details. I took an extra step of lining up a list of emergency backup photographers that I could call on in the event that I delivered early or had some other complication and procured a 2nd shooter to get shots I love to have and knew I wouldn't be able to get (my weddings typically involve lying on my stomach, climbing for higher vantage points and doing other crazy stunts that are impossible with a 9 month pregnant belly). In the end, all was well! I got some strange looks and some funny comments (lol) but I made it through the entire 8 hour day with energy to spare :)

The day went off without a hitch! The weather was DRY (yaaaayyy!), everyone was calm and in great moods, and we got some wonderful, beautiful shots documenting their wedding day. Kyla's dress was amazing; their choices in colors and decor were beautiful, and the venue was perfect for a winter wedding. I'll let the photos tell the rest of the story :)

Venue: Ainsworth House and Gardens, Oregon City
Venue Coordination: Nancy of Ainsworth House
Hair and Makeup:
Photography: Studio 623 Photography
Flowers: Nancy's Floral
Jewelry: Zales
Apparel: David's Bridal
DJ: Primetime Music - Kris Krmpotich

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Holiday Photos - Larken & Family

I was glad for the opportunity to capture Miss Larken again this year for her holiday photographs! It's become a yearly tradition :) We always say this, but NEXT TIME we'll budget more time for you to stay and play with the kids... poor girl always gets the short end of that stick! lol

Enjoy your sneak peek, CD is mailing out today :) Which happily, concludes my photo edits and shoots until after Christmas! A whole week off! Woo hoo! Actually, I'm not even sure what I'm going to do with myself during that time; I can't remember the last time I had a week off :) That's a good thing!

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Holiday Engagement Session at Edgefield

This session was so fun! The weather didn't exactly cooperate, but this fun couple actually wanted it to rain HARDER so they could take some "soaking wet in the rain kissing photos." I admire their bravery :) Since it was more of a cold drizzle, we enjoyed the nice covered porches that Edgefield has to offer to get their shots. We started with some family photos, moved on to an engagement session and will pick up on New Year's Eve and New Year's Day with their wedding ceremony and bridal session in the snow! I have even heard the words "sleigh ride" tossed out so I'm pretty excited :) I may have mentioned this before but snow is my favorite!

Enjoy your sneak peek, the CD is on it's way!