Katey & Dave

I know – I’m officially the worst blogger ever.  I’m not even going to attempt to deny it anymore, I’m just accepting it!  The good news is that Katey & Dave’s wedding this past weekend is totally worth waiting for and my life since the last post has been somewhat exciting – new house, new job & new last name in 10 days!  Woohoo.

Katey & Dave were an amazing couple to work with – they had the most beautiful wedding day at Tower Hill in Boylston.  Both of their families were so fun and I was so happy to be a part of Katey & Dave’s wedding day.  They are such an easy going couple who light up every room they walk into; it was clear that they were surrounded by lots of people who love them and appreciate their friendship.  Best wishes for a happy life filled with lots of love & laughter.

Here are a few of my favorite shots of the day – I had serious issues picking favorites for this wedding!

How gorgeous is Tower Hill’s venue?!  Love it.CONGRATULATIONS!

 

 

Cyber Monday

In the spirit of Cyber Monday (Black Friday & Small Business Saturday),

I am offering a 15%  discount on all shoots booked today through the end of November (and even on Gift Cards)!

Happy Holidays from,

Booking now for the 2013 Wedding session:

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Engagement Sessions:

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Headshots:

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Family Portraits:

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Capture the little guys in your family:
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Senior Portrait – Kelly

This summer I had the chance to meet up with Kelly at Borderland State Park in Easton to shoot her senior portraits.  Kelly was beyond photogenic and made my job super easy!  I hope your senior year is going well Kelly.

Here are a few shoots we took of Kelly and her younger sister:

Where has Liz been?!

I used to apologize for being the worst blogger ever, it’s beyond official now… It’s been over a year.  It’s not because I haven’t been doing shoots, my clients will tell you that they get their photos (more likely than not the night they were taken or the morning after because I’m so excited about the shoot), I’m just the worst blogger ever and because of that I got locked out of my blog.  I was almost in tears trying to figure out how to get in – I almost gave up and then magically I tried and it just let me – I mean really?!  Just like that?  So what have I done over the last year?  I’ve shoot the cutest newborns, some awesome weddings, senior sessions and I’m in the middle of holiday family portraits!  It doesn’t get much better… okay, maybe it does… I’m going to be really girly and make this blog about how this year has been the best year of my life, because in between the everyday awesomeness of life… I got engaged!!!

For those of you that know me (and Shawn) – we’ve had quite the road to this engagement.  Check out Shawn back in 2003 at my high school prom …

Back in March Shawn & I took a red-eye flight over to Ireland.  We both drugged ourselves with a little Tylenol PM (highly recommended for red-eye flights), so I slept like a champ – poor Shawn on the other hand had a little rock on his mind, unknown to me, so he didn’t sleep as well.  We landed in Dublin @ 5:15 AM where Kate and Tony (our Irish “Mom & Dad”) were picking us up.  We were on cloud 9 to be in Ireland, the sun was rising and Kate and Tony were going to take us on a scenic drive through the Wicklow Mountains in Glendalough on our way to Cork.  Life was good.  We got to the Mountains so early (because I messed up the plan and said I wasn’t hungry for breakfast yet) that the gates were closed, but Tony, Kate and Shawn had all pre-planned what was about to go down.  We walked out to the upper Lake and I was sooo excited because it was a photographers dream, out comes my camera and I’m snapping away because the reflection was unreal.  Sneaky Kate asks if I want a picture of Shawn and I together and I’m pumped, rewind to before we go on the trip and I’m giving Shawn a speech on how we need to be good about taking pictures together because I’ve been so anti-pictures since I’ve started taking pictures.  We get together for a photo (note the ring in Shawn’s right pocket)…

 

and Shawn starts to pull away.  I turn and start to say “Shawn, I told you we need to take pic…” and then it hits me… he has a ring box and he’s getting down on one knee.

 

So, the next natural thing to say, “No Shawn, it’s 6 AM… I look like a boy”.  Aggh.. this was real life and it was happening.

After I got over the whole looking like a boy thing (and having jazz hands – see above) – I said yes, we toured Ireland, London & Scotland (kind of, I was happy we were engaged for our Bridesmaid like food poisoning scene that happened there – that’s true love) and now the wedding planning is in full swing!  I’ve always loved everything weddings and now I love that I can relate to my brides.  I’m looking forward to a wonderful 2013 wedding season!

I’m hoping to be better about blog posting – I really need to be (so I don’t get locked out of my blog again)!

 

Jon & Julie: Married

Jon & Julie were married during  Hurricane Irene, down the Cape.  They owned it.  You would never guess by the smiles on either of their faces because, as it should be, it was the happiest day of their lives.  Jon and Julie were lucky to have amazing parents, bridal parties and friends who were just as willing as they were to celebrate their special day in the middle of a hurricane/tropical storm … and their day was pretty wonderful!

Unfortunately, my second shooter was scheduled to fly up from Pittsburgh for the weekend and her flight was canceled.  Jon and Julie knew that if they were going through with their wedding day, I was going to be there with my camera in hand ready to catch all of their special moments.  I crossed the bridge the night before with lots of batteries charged up ready to take on the world.  Special thank you to Shawn (my boyfriend who I’ve neglected this wedding season) for being a superstar and hanging out in the dark all weekend/keeping me sane.  We lost power in our hotel right before I set out to go and meet Julie and her awesome bridal party at their hotel.

And here is my first ever, Hurricane Bride… Julie, isn’t she beautiful?!

Julie just got back from volunteering in Nimule, Republic of South Sudan and brought back gifts for all of her bridesmaids.  We used a few of them for the ring shots.  Here is one of them:

Jon & Julie did an almost “first look”… they held hands through a doorway, without looking at each other before the ceremony began and said a few last words to each other.  I loved this idea!  It is such a fun alternative to doing a “first look” for those couples who do not want to see one another before they walk down the aisle…

Julie’s Dad giving her away… just stunning Miss Julie:

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Jon’s brother, the best man, played “God Gave Me You”
during the ceremony… it was amazing.  Whenever I hear the song now, I immediately think of Jon & Julie!

Jon & Julie totally rocked their first dance… Love this moment between Julie and her Dad:

 

Congratulations Jon & Julie! :)