Roger & Amanda were referred to me by my dear friends Holli & Marissa (love you ladies!) and i was thrilled. these ladies rock and i knew that any one they sent my way would rock as well… and oh did they. Roger & Amanda were the kindest, most welcoming couple. they invited me to join them for their rehearsal so i could get a feel for how their big day would play out and while there i had the wonderful opportunity to meet their fun loving family. we had a great time and showing up to the wedding the next day felt like going to hang out with old friends. it was truly bliss. i left feeling so blessed and beyond excited for their future together!
The tears were flowing as Amanda slipped on her wedding gown. It was such a precious moment.
Bride and mom, taking a peek at their beautiful venue.
my pre deployment photo sessions are ones that i hold most near and dear to my heart. as the proud wife of a soldier i know how incredibly difficult it can be for a family to be apart for months on end. and my goal as a photographer is to make it as easy as i possibly can on the families by providing them with images to cherish during the deployment months. so naturally i take advantage of every oppotunity possible to capture these military families.
we met up with Camilo & Juri in NYC while my husband and i were there vacationing for the week, and while the weather was less than cooperative we made the best of it.
i feel so blessed to do what i do and have the ability to provide them with these images before Camilo leaves, especially with the exciting news of their little bun in the oven!
in less than 24 hours they say ” i do ” and in less than a month they will say goodbye as he leaves for Afghanistan. when Cortney moved up to Washington from Arizona I couldn’t wait to get them in front of my camera for their pre-deployment shoot. and when Doug proposed soon after i KNEW i couldn’t pass up the opportunity to capture their overflowing love for one another.
i can’t help it. whenever he’s around, i have to break out my camera and photograph him. he is my favorite nephew (i can say that because he is my only nephew) and the most perfect child EVER! and whenever we are around him Chris says “I want one.” in fact, he said those exact words last night as i gave him a preview of todays blog post:) someday… but until then we are so grateful for Miles.
while the guys were enjoying a bachelor party weekend with my soon to be brother in law (EEK! can you believe you will be a bride in just 11 days Taylor?!!), my sister, Lindsay, and i snuck in a mini photo shoot as a Father’s Day present for her husband. we had so much fun taking these photos and she was so excited about them that she told her husband early:) i laughed when she text me “so… I might have already shown Dana…” too cute!
luckily for you, dear friends, my sister’s inability to contain her excitement means i get to share these photos with you earlier than anticipated!
life has been crazy lately! from starting a side job, to shooting my first wedding, and everything in between, i can’t help but feel there simply aren’t enough hours in the day. and when i look at the big picture, and all that i want to do, coupled with all that i have to do, i feel like i can’t breathe. while i aspire to be the carefree person that lives one day at a time, with no thought of the future; the perfectionist planner in me doesn’t allow it. thank you sweetbabyjesus for my amazing husband who brings me back to reality, helps me refocus my attention on the present, and even comes to my rescue when i find myself with my head in my hands; turning off my computer screen for me and sending me on a run to simply clear my head. i have the best husband ever. and in a week we are unplugging completely, heading to NYC, and enjoying some much-needed fun! one of the best parts? we will return to my sister marrying her best friend! followed by a week in eugene, hanging with the fam. while we are there i couldn’t pass up the opportunity to schedule some photo shoots:) so, for 3 days only, i’m offering mini sessions! if you would LOVE to have some great updated photos, what are you waiting for? let’s schedule your shoot today! email me at firstname.lastname@example.org 🙂