Friday, July 31, 2009

Wedding Story: Tina and Tim

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I tell you no lie- I went into this wedding feeling the pressure.  How could you ignore that the bride's major in college was photography?!   There is nothing about Tina and Tim that made me feel pressure- they are the nicest people.  Everyone that knows them seems to think so.  These two are truly respected and loved by their friends and family.  No pressure there :)

Little did David and I know, 
Tina and Tim both got ready in front of several maps (church's decor).
We found out at the reception that these two have travelled all over the world- 
the maps were appropriate.

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Because Tina and Tim love pictures so much, they opted to see each other before the ceremony so they had more time to take pictures at a more scenic location of their choice.

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Tina told me before the wedding day that she and Tim love sunflare and jumping pictures.
Done and Done.

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If you are going to do formal family pictures, 
why not bring them outside under such a gorgeous tree?!

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This is the face of a man who has caught sight of his bride coming down the aisle!

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Tina, Tim and all their children (!?)

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There was an awesome Greek buffet- which is where they are headed to on their honeymoon.
Instead of a traditional wedding cake they chose to serve Chinese Egg Tarts- yum!
Let me also note that Tina painted their wooden cake topping people herself.


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The reception was filled with warm toasts, a slideshow, the newlywed game, 
eating, and lots of dancing!  Tina had an outfit change for the toasts- 
she and Tim expressed their love and appreciation to the guests.

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Another outfit change was in order for their first dance.  
On the list entitled "Tina and Tim's Favorite Things", 
dancing is listed somewhere near jumping pictures.  
These two were awesome!!

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David wowed me and impressed me like this all day long...

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Off to Greece for two weeks!

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Tina and Tim:  It is so clear why so many people look up to you and cherish their relationships with you.  You two were so great to work with- nothing seemed to wipe those smiles off your faces all day long.  We hope you had an awesome trip!

Monday, July 27, 2009

Family Story: Whitehouse/Suggs/Hollings Family

Where to start with this post?!  I have know various members of this family from different parts of my life- I even knew one member of this family before they were actually a part of the family!  The whole gang invited me down to invade their family vacation at Cherry Grove, SC to grab some shots on the beach...

So this was the whole crowd on vacation...

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The connection between all these beautiful people start here- the Whitehouse Family.  I met Christina first when she and her husband started helping with the youth group I was a part of at church.  I fell in love with her immediately, seeing how we had so many things in common.

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This is a much more accurate depiction of the family dynamics :)

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Christina married Matt and they had precious Kara.

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Occasionally I will tell kids to look into my lens and see if they can see the shutter open and close in order to get them to look at the camera.  
Occasionally this suggestion creates adorable pictures like this.

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Al married Mary and they adopted Ryan.
Ryan does not like it when they kiss :) it's gross already!


Mary's Dad was brave enough to join the gang on this beach excursion.

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Aren't you glad I cleared all that up for you?
The family at play...

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SO many beautiful ladies...

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And yes, there were handsome men as well...

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Can't keep this group serious for long!

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While Al was goofy for most of the shoot, 
I was SO thrilled to catch this moment between him and Ryan.


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So much love!

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Whitehouse/Suggs/Hollings Family:  I had the BEST time with you guys on the beach.  Thank you for opening up your fabulous beach home to me for dinner afterwards!  Can't wait to do this again!!