December 20th, 2010
Hayley and Andrew . . . their personalities are amazing. I’ve known Hayley as a friend of a friend but am so glad I get to work with her more closely now. The first time we met to discuss her wedding she gave me a big hug and that proved we’d be sure to get along well. She is vivacious, funny and beautiful all at the same time. And Andrew compliments her so well with his slightly quiet, protective nature.
I knew their engagement session would be a good time spent laughing and I wasn’t wrong. We had some evil mosquitoes to contend with but with some bug spray we handled it. Hayley even emailed me after the fact to say thank you and to say “I have to tell you what Andrew said when we left… that was so cool, I can’t wait to see them. This wasn’t anything like church! hahaha I had to laugh about that. What a good sport even with the mosquitoes”.
Our evening outdoor session gave us some great images and I’m happy that Hayley and Andrew chose to incorporate them into a guest sign-in book for their wedding day. Designing it was a good time and I know they’ll love it when they receive it this week.
June will be here before we know it and I hope that we have a beautiful day with weather like this one minus the annoying insects. Take care Hayley and Andrew! Thank you for being so wonderful and fun to work with.
December 11th, 2010
As I post these images on a blustery winter day I can’t help but think about how opposite the weather was when I photographed them. Meet Angela and John, a wonderful couple that I am fortunate to work with next year. They have such a great sense of style that these images practically made themselves. Their honest and open affection towards each other made them a pleasure to photograph. I loved hearing all about how they met while Angela was working at TCBY years ago.
As you can see we all had a good time exploring different areas of downtown Omaha to incorporate into their shoot. I enjoyed Angela and John’s input about utilizing different backgrounds and patterns. They are such a good match for one another and it will be my pleasure to document their wedding next spring. And hopefully the beautiful weather will return by then!
December 9th, 2010
I have a story to share that goes along with the photos of this adorable engaged couple getting married next year. When I met Alicia and Mark the first time they told me that they knew each other in elementary school but that Alicia had moved away and they didn’t get together until later in life . . . but Mark had a Valentine from her that he received in first grade. He proudly pulled the slightly tattered “Barbie and the Rockers” valentine out of his wallet and I saw Alicia’s young penmanship written on the back. Mark still carries it in his wallet today so I knew we’d have to incorporate it into their engagement shoot. We also had to go back to that old elementary school to snap some shots out front. After meeting with them that day I could see how proud he was to be marrying her and I was very excited to capture “their story” on film.
As the sun set and our session was nearing the end I felt incredibly lucky to witness their love for each other. They are so thoughtful and fun loving and I know their wedding next September will be full of good times. I will be excited to see how they incorporate that special little valentine into their wedding day. It’s such a unique token to their relationship showing that fate would bring them together someday. Now their someday has come and no one can argue that they are definitely meant for each other.