Thursday, April 30, 2009

Engagement Story: Ashley and Nick

I love my job.  I always hoped that I could say that when I was "all grown up".  No matter what is going on in my life when I go to a shoot I just get this renewed energy and focus.  It's delicious.  

Do you know what is also delicious?  This engagement shoot!!!  When I was talking with Ashley about what kind of shoot would reflect their personality she went with FUN.  What better place to have fun than Pullen Park.  Growing up in Raleigh we would always go play and ride the train and carousel.  Ashley and Nick totally worked Pullen Park- I was so impressed :)

What better to loosen a crowd up than the swings! 

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A theme arose with these two.  They win the prize for the most creative kisses.  Just watch- they were attempting crazy kisses all over the place...

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Yeah they don't have ANY fun together... ever... at all.

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See??  I told you...

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In the infamous caboose.  Quiet moment.

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Yet again!  These animals were moving up and down as they were trying to kiss- they must practice this stuff :)

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Nature decided to cooperate and sent two geese over our way.

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Ashley, like many other Raleigh children, has pictures of herself walking on this bridge when she was a little girl...

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I don't think we were supposed to be in this little area... but OH WELL!  This was my favorite spot in the entire shoot.  I want to make canvases- a whole set- out of all of these.

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Ashley!  Nick!  I am so pumped about your wedding that will be here in just a few weeks!!  Yay!

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Music Story: Martha Ann Motel

I have not talked about them in awhile... 

... but my Lovely Husband, David, is in a band with some of his BFFs called Martha Ann Motel.  Yes, as his wife I might be a little biased but I think they are good.  Not just good, AWESOME.  You have got to head over to their myspace, check them out and then come to a show!

Martha Ann Motel (MAM) won Campbell University's Battle of the Bands a few months ago.  This eventually led to them opening for Little Big Town, Campbell's spring concert!  It was so fun to see them on a big stage in front of lots of people... and you know I got pictures :)

* Their usual drummer, Adam, was out of town until right before the show so they had a stand in drummer/friend, Mike.

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This is when David spotted me during the first song.  I don't think the high school girls that took pictures with him after the show saw him giving me love-eyes.

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