Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Wedding Story: Melissa and Michael

Melissa and Michael came to us later in the year but wow, we are so glad they found us :)! What a sweet couple that came with sweet friends and family. These two had the privilege of being the first ceremony and reception in the Grande Marquise Ballroom in Garner (if you contact them, tell them we sent you their way). The decorations were festive and dramatic and the staff seemed easy to work with.


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Flower girls need pretty hair too :)

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Mom giving the bride her shoes

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It was REALLY cold that day so I was proud
that the girls braved the chilly winds and smiled!

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Sweet ring bearer and flower girl moment...

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The ballroom is housed in the same building as a jeweler and a spa. The girls and the family were held in the jewelry store as they waited to process into the ceremony. The flower girl was in awe of all the shiny things and asked if we were in a toy store. One of the grown up girls immediately said "Well, this is a big girl toy store"

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It's time!

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MARRIED! And Happy :)

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A regal entrance to the reception...

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When I saw this shot that David captured from the first Daddy Daughter dance,
it made me want to make out with him. Seriously.

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What a lucky girl! Melissa got to dance with her Dad and her StepDad.


The kids dominated the dance floor...

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The flower girl strikes again with being SODARNCUTE!
She found Melissa's shoes and was on her way outta there :)

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I LOVE the affect here...
my off camera lights dropped a flash and it makes this image so much more dramatic.

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My view:

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David's view:

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Michael and Melissa: Thank you so much for trusting us to tell your story! We loved braving the cold with you guys and enjoying all the wonderful people, food and memories that happened on your wedding day!!

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Baby Story: Harper

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to you, my favorite blog readers :). I had every intention of doing some kind of cool Christmas post, just like I was going to do a cool Thanksgiving post. So um yeah, that hasn't happened. David and I have been crazy busy worker elves trying to get everyone's goodies outta here by Christmas.

What I would have said in both posts is that David and I are so very thankful for YOU. YOU, who is a client of ours and who allows us the honor of telling your story. YOU allow us to do what we love and push us to new levels of creativity and experience. YOU are a gift to us, oh faithful blog reader. YOU keep us excited about sharing the stories that we are documenting.

I have a few Christmas-ish posts to share with you as you sit back and eat your holiday goodies and reflect on the holiday memories that you have made this year or are making right now!

I was so excited to meet baby Harper. It still blows me away how many blue eye babies I get to take pictures of. I promise I love all colors of baby eyes :)

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LOVE this one... and the one that followed.

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I love this Mommy and baby moment...
and the warm tree lights sparkling in the window.

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Some adorable Santa hat moments from all angles...

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The first child had to jump in the shot as well...

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Thanks Baby Harper! I had a great time!!