April 16th, 2011
As I’m preparing for the 2011 Wedding season I wanted to blog some of the beautiful weddings I was fortunate to be a part of last year.
Lauren and Todd, I hope you’re enjoying life as newlyweds and have a fun night planned on your upcoming one year anniversary! Can’t believe it’s gone so quickly. We had such a great time the night we photographed their engagement images and their wedding day certainly didn’t disappoint.
We were fortunate to experience beautiful weather for their outdoor ceremony at Elmwood Park. There were so many unique touches that personalized the day for them. Todd’s fun sense of humor was present at the ceremony when the ring got slightly stuck on his finger. I loved the look on his face I was able to capture as you’ll see below. Lauren’s brother read an amazing poem he wrote specifically for the day that tugged at all of our heartstrings. The wedding party rocked the exit with their brightly colored bubble guns. It’s all these fun little events that truly made the day memorable.
Click here to see the slideshow with many more images from Lauren and Todd’s Wedding day!
April 7th, 2011
Her daddy and I have waited patiently and prayed for this miracle and she has finally arrived, beautiful as ever. There is an angel baby in heaven who preceded her that makes us even more grateful for this gift.
Born with a full head of hair, the same color as her daddy’s beard, here she is… baby girl London Everleigh. She may have my nose but every other feature belongs to Chuck including her dark blue eyes.
February 5th, 2011 – 6 pounds 11 ounces – 20 inches long
I can’t begin to say how thankful I am that my friend Stephanie Kraft-Terry was there to capture the events of the day. She graciously put together a slideshow in record breaking time and had it posted on the internet the very next day. Chuck and I sat in the hospital bed and watched a recount of the event as tears streamed down our faces.
So where do I start on the subject of motherhood? Everyone told me it was a life changing event, duh. It is in so many ways. I’ve tried to jot down or at least mentally journal little points that I want to remember. And the photographs, oh boy, I have already purchased a separate external hard drive and labeled it “London” because it will quickly be filled with photographs and videos of her. And you know what images are my favorite? Not the posed, setup shots. I love the everyday images that show how we live our life and love on her. Most of these are taken with the iPhone and that’s okay since that’s what we have closest to us at the time. It doesn’t matter as long as the memory is captured.
So on to share a few more images of this little light in our life. Of course her mama adores her and it’s easy to see in this image that Stephanie took on her birthday. When they wheeled the bassinet into my room I kept thinking, “I can’t believe that’s my baby!”.
My favorite part of this journey is to watch my husband with her. He was never really into babies before she came along. I’ve probably seen him hold three in his life and two were his nephews. He has become the father, the protector, the lover of cute little miracles.
So here we are on this ride, joking about how we won’t get any sleep for the next eighteen years. Yes, it’s tough, it’s life changing, but of course it’s worth it! We’re finding that out more and more each day.