Tuesday, June 22, 2010

I'm in "Bride's Chicago Magazine," Woohoo!

This is so groovy, I just made my first trip to the bookstore to pick up a magazine that I am in. Yeah! My awesome bride Teri Furey attracted the attention of an editor for Bride's magazine, and you can check out an awesome feature on her (page 210) as well as a little blurb about my biz (page 188). Yes, it's just an itsy-bitsy article but I am super excited. She looked amazing in her mother's dress, and I am sure many of my other stylish brides will be turning heads this year as well. Bring it on 2010!

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Happy Father's Day

It's Father's Day, and although this holiday is the brainchild of the Hallmark greeting card company, it is a wonderful excuse to reflect on our loving fathers. Today I smile as I think about my daddy, the first man in my life. He is a strong and compassionate father, with a funny bone the size of Texas. He sang to me every night and every morning when I was little ("good morning, it's time to rise and shine, good morning, I hope you're feeling fine), made the best oatmeal, and patiently waited for me to finish getting ready so he could drive me to school at the risk of being late to his job. He taught me how to drive a stick shift, he took Tae Kwon Do lessons with my brother, sister, and I, to spend more time with us, all the while feeling the limitations of his own flexibility and aerobic endurance. When we were small he rolled us up in pillowcases and played "tacos" (swinging us around and around until his arms were tired) and let us sit on his lap and pretend we were driving the car down the driveway before our feet could reach the pedals. He took us into downtown Seattle for flavored popcorn, and shared his front-shirt pocket stash of Lifesavers. He was just in time to carry me to the school nurse's office the first time I badly skinned my knees in the first grade, taught me to ride without training wheels, and took us fishing with home-made bamboo fishing rods. This list of memories only scratches the surface. Today I am still his "little girl," greeted at the airport with a big bear hug and a funny joke. His blue eyes still sparkle when he smiles, and he still makes me feel safe and loved. I could not have asked for a better father. I may be getting older, in fact not far from finding some pesky grey hairs on my head, but he will still run to my aid if I ask him to, hold me just like I was 5 again and sing me silly songs. Love you dad!

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

I like weddings...

....if you like ...vintage, bike riding, retro, hippies, live music, candlelight, fresh herbs, black and white photos, yard sale cameras, thrift stores, organic, documentaries, world travel, good wine, microbrews, sunsets, colorful socks, literature, fireplaces, espresso, soy milk, passion, sleep, beaches, mountains, farms, late night dinners, throw rugs, cats purring, breakfast in bed, open windows, natural, heirloom tomatoes, manchego cheese, guitars, ipods, haircolor, scarves, brooches, train rides, polaroids, stationary, laughter, lanterns, antiques, romance....

If you are getting married and are interested in having me photograph the moments, look me up and perhaps we can meet for a drink and a chat.


Monday, June 7, 2010

Sweet baby Norah

This last month has been busy, with the kick off of wedding season and lot's of portrait sessions. Usually I am knee deep in engagement photo shoots, but recently my photo subjects have been itsy bitsy. It's baby madness! And I am smitten with all these cuties.
Norah is my recent favorite, with her beautiful long eyelashes and sweet smiles. She is the definition of adorable, and I would be remiss not to share some of my favorites from our recent portrait session. Isn't she a pumpkin?

How cute is this monogram?

She was very excited when daddy got home.

Mommy keeps the smiles coming.

We even got the whole family in one photo (there may have been treats involved).

Norah loves her puppy.

Norah was getting tired from her photo shoot and needed a hug from mommy.

And then a well-deserved snack.

Thanks Norah for sharing your snacks with me!
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