On Saturday, we photographed an adorable family - Jen and Joe, and their SUPER cute kids, Kyrie and Joseph. We first photographed them last November, and their pictures are featured in one of the slideshows on our main website (to view, click HERE
). So needless to say, we were thrilled when we got an email from Jen asking for more photos!
Jen and Joe - thank you for the opportunity to take your family pictures for the second year in a row! It was really great to see you and the kids. I hope you enjoy the mini preview. CDs will be on their way in a few weeks. Hugs ~ Kris & Scott
We started with a few pictures of the kids in their rooms
And then we headed to the park
There was lots of hugging and kissing...
And just like last year, LOTS of playing...I LOVE how Joseph is looking at the camera in this one! :)
And this one...
And Kyrie in this one. How cute is that!!
After all the playing, Kyrie and Joseph even took some time to pose a little for us. We were getting some great backlighting.
This is one of my favorites - I just can't get over those adorable curls!!
On Saturday, we had a great day photographing the wedding of Sara and Brook. We met them for the first time several months ago when we did their engagement shoot (click HERE
for a slideshow), and after that, we knew that photographing their wedding was not only going to fun, it was also going to be a breeze! Brook is a professional photographer in Maryland, so needless to say, he and his beautiful bride Sara were very comfortable with the cameras. Surrounded by 200 of their family members and friends, they pledged their love to one another in a beautiful ceremony at First United Methodist Church in Williamsport - and then they danced the night away at The Valley Inn.
Sara & Brook - thank you thank you! For being so much fun to photograph, and for making our jobs so incredibly easy! :) We wish you lots of happiness in your new home in Santa Fe. Here are a few images that jumped out at us - can't wait for you to see the rest. Stay in touch!
Yet another amazing and colorful fall bouquet!
Sara was so beautiful - she was making everyone cry.
It was a windy day, which created some really cool veil shots
Scott took this shot of the church interior with our fisheye lens
And I was able to discretely capture some candid close-ups
I love the happiness of this moment
And the sincerity of this one. It was apparent to everyone that these two had a powerful spiritual connection.
After the ceremony, we headed to Brandon Park to get some shots of the wedding party and the bride and groom. How fun is this!!
And this is where it got really easy. I think I said something like, "Just do what you did during your engagement shoot". They were naturals!
I think this is my favorite - again, completely unposed.
A funky ring shot!
And an adorable behind-the-scenes - nice eye Scott!
I think it really hit Sara during the first dance that she was now a wife - I love her expression!
Brook just adores his wife
A packed dance floor is the BEST kind for sure!
Not wanting to get rid of the garter tradition, Sara and Brook did something REALLY cool. Instead of making the single men cower onto the dance floor, they asked all married men to go out there, and they came in droves. The lucky man who caught it - 2nd from the right - then got to put it on the leg of his wife of 29 years. Such a great idea!
Dancing - and singing - the night away
On Sunday, we did an engagement shoot with Julie and Clint, and their adorable yellow lab, Aspen. They are planning a fabulous wedding for September 6, 2008. We started at "The Family Farm", which was a perfect setting - both personal and unique! There were so many great spots for photos, and Clint even surprised Julie by spelling out WE'RE GETTING MARRIED with hay bales. How sweet! After the farm, we headed to the marina in Sunbury to catch the pre-sunset light that we LOVE to shoot in. I'm so glad we went there, because it gave the second round of photos a completely different look - something that an outfit change alone can't always accomplish.
Julie and Clint - we're so happy to have met you and we're very excited to be your photographers. We had so much fun on Sunday, and we're really looking forward to all of your upcoming shoots - the bridal session, the rehearsal dinner, and of course your wedding! Hope you enjoy the mini preview of images. :)
Last Saturday we photographed Meredith and Scott's wedding at Woodend Sanctuary
in Chevy Chase, Maryland. It was another beautiful fall day - perfect for an outdoor ceremony under the trees at Woodend. Sonia Saenz of Marco Polo Caterers did an amazing job with the food and event planning for the reception, which consisted of an outdoor cocktail hour, a tented dinner, and lots of dancing in the mansion. It was such a fun party atmosphere, and the dance floor was packed until guests were bussed back to their hotels after the last dance.
Meredith and Scott, thank you for your hospitality and warmth. You, and your friends and family, are wonderful people, and we are lucky to have been a part of your day. We hope you are having a blast in Aruba, and we'll talk to you when you get back. Enjoy the sneak peek! :)
Meredith has the most beautiful eyes
And her bridesmaids were too cute massaging her on the bus on the way over to Woodend
Her gorgeous gown - I wasn't supposed to be on this balcony, but I couldn't resist the brick that had a nail in it at the perfect height! :)
Her bouquet of red roses was wrapped her Grandmother's wedding headpiece
The beautiful bride
And the handsome groom
One of many ceremony shots
And the kiss - they look SOOOO happy!
Many more images to come in Part II below...
Waiting for group portaits to begin, these two were hamming it up for us. It didn't take much encouraging on our part - they were too funny!
Their wedding party - they were so much fun!
After the wedding party shots, we did a few traditional posed shots
And lots of natural and unposed shots. I love this one - it's so romantic.
The bride's father gave a tear jerker of a toast before dinner
The couples' reaction
The first dance. I took this shot with a wide angle lens...
And Scott got this one with a telephoto. So sweet!
Meredith got him pretty good! Scott was a good sport - and a true gentleman when it was his turn to feed Meredith.
Meredith's grandparents won the anniversary dance hands down - they have been married for 67 years! WOW!
After that, it was time to party! This look says it all! :)
Dancing pictures are so fun, especially with cute kids in them
And one of the last dances of the night. I love this one.
Today is my Mom's birthday, yet this past weekend, she made the 5-hour drive from Virginia to visit me, she cleaned my house, and she treated me to dinner. It felt more like my birthday, but this is how it has always been. She raised my brother and I as a single Mom, and she worked long hours so that we always had everything we wanted. Because in middle school, having Guess jeans and Forenza tops meant you were cool. ;) Because of that, and because of the billions of other things she has sacrificed for her children, my Mom has taught me more about generosity and selfless love than anyone I know.
Mom, I know you already know this, but I love you, and our little weekend visits mean the world to me. I hope that someday when I become a Mom, that I am half the mother you have been to me. Happy Birthday!
ps- you finally made the blog! :)
On Sunday, we did an engagement shoot with Molly and Brian at Brandon Park in Williamsport. It was a gorgeous sunny day, and we had a great time using all of the different areas of the park. We started off with a few portraits, but within minutes they were running, skipping, dancing and climbing trees. These two were definitely playful, which made for some great images!
Molly and Brian are planning an amazing wedding for June 21, 2008. The ceremony will be held at the beautiful Rooke Chapel on the campus of Bucknell, and the reception will follow at The Genetti
in Williamsport. We are really looking forward to it!
Molly and Brian - thank you for being so much fun, and for letting us use your cell when we locked our keys in our car! ;) We'll be in touch when all of your images are online, but for now, here are a few early favorites. Hope you enjoy the mini preview!
On Saturday 9/29, we photographed an amazing wedding, for Mallory and Scott, on their 85-acre farm in Danville. What an incredible fall day! It was 75 degrees and sunny, but it was all the little details that made their wedding truly beautiful and memorable. Mallory and her Mom were quite crafty - so it was a "countrypolitan" wedding all the way! :) To Scott and Mallory, thank you for being so awesome to work with! We had so much fun, and we can't thank you enough for treating us like "family" - I love hugs from our clients at the end of the night! :)
We hope you enjoy the small sample of images. It was VERY difficult to choose, as I could have filled a blog and then some with detail shots alone!
The serene setting
Mallory's bouquet - against her super fun turquoise bathroom wall
I love this moment of the bridemaids helping Mallory dive in!
How cool are her shoes!!
Flower girls Katie and Kenzie were beyond adorable
Mallory walked down the aisle with her Dad and Stepdad
I love this funky ceremony shot
And I really love the emotion in Mallory's Mom's eyes as she watched her only daughter become a wife
A moment of prayer
At the end of the ceremony, Mallory & Scott released butterflies in memory of their loved ones
To be continued in Part II below
Wedding party fun! While I was getting this shot...
Scott was getting close ups of the bride and groom
Nice jumping guys! Much better than my sorry demonstration! ;)
After the wedding party pictures, we went up into the woods to get some portraits of Mallory and Scott alone.
I love this artistic silhouette
And the fall color created a great background for a classic and timeless "framer"
The reception was held in their barn, and when those doors opened, everyone was in awe. The white flowy fabric, the red and blue paper lanterns, the white lights, the chair covers - it was so beautiful!
The first dance...
Mallory gettin' down with Scott's sister, Amy
The night was a BLAST - literally. At the end of the evening, guests were treated to a spectacular fireworks display. It was a great way to top off an already perfect day!