Rebecca & Paul… a beautiful day!
April 30, 2008, 10:58 pm
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Dianna and I were just “snap happy” at Rebecca and Paul’s wedding at The Parador.  We couldn’t have asked for more gorgeous weather or perfect lighting. And these two have the most amazing friends and family.  The toasts had almost everyone there in tears, which was a reflection on how truly wonderful Rebeccah and Paul really are!  It was such a blessing to be a part of their wedding day.  (ok, so “snap happy” interpreted means lots of pictures… it wasn’t easy narrowing down for this post! so I’m just going to whet your appetite with some details and continue with more posts to follow…)

Ahhhhh…. Jimmy Choo’s! 

Ok, so this next shot… why?  I don’t know, but I love it… it was just fun to take 🙂 . 

Alrighty…. stay tuned for some pre-ceremony stuff, then the ceremony and finally the reception in the next day or two… oh, the anticipation!



The eyes have it! Becky’s bridal session…
April 30, 2008, 10:05 pm
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Remember “Christy and the secret venue“?  Well, we made it back there again this past weekend with Becky for her bridal session.  The Conservatory graciously opens it’s doors to us and provides a very elegant setting for bridals.  Becky was incredible… and my goodness!  Her eyes are just amazing!  I’m sad that I won’t be photographing the wedding (they’re getting married out of town), but was so blessed to get the chance to work with Becky and Matt for their engagement session and her bridals.  Enjoy my faves…

 

I think this one below could be at the top for me… however, there’s some stiff competition to follow!

And trying to decide between these floor shots was tough!  So bear with me 🙂 …

Amazing…

And I love this one below… just because it’s so different!

Just one more 😉

Thanks, gorgeous!  You both made my job SO easy!!!  I’m expecting a link to your wedding pics 🙂 .



Dennis & Alecia… a first look…
April 30, 2008, 9:39 pm
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I met Alecia at the Paraiso Marvilla for a bridal session with a twist… the groom decided to come along for a “first look” at his beautiful bride-to-be.  We made it special and had Alecia wait in the front room after her session alone, while Dennis came around from the back after he’d dressed in his tux.  These two are especially in love… Dennis just looks so taken with her in every image (as he should be!).

And just after the “first look”… so sweet!

The PM is just gorgeous out front right now… 

And I just can’t ever get enough of the stained glass window when I’m there…



Nicole + Aaron = one really sweet wedding day!
April 24, 2008, 8:54 pm
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Wow… this was an awesome day.  Nicole and Aaron got married at the Northwest Forest Conference Center in Cypress.  It always makes for a lower pressure day when everything takes place in one location and Northwest Forest provides just that!  Nicole and Aaron had been together for over 7 years (high school sweethearts!) so this long awaited day meant the world to them… and it showed!  Enjoy…

The GORGEOUS bride…

and the HANDSOME groom…

We had awesome light that day…

Nicole and her sister laughing in the background…

And her other sweet little sister (the flower girl… you’ll be seeing more of her!)…

Just a few more of Nicole… this girl just doesn’t take a bad picture!

LOVE this one below…

The beautiful gals…

The very cool guys…

And the ceremony begins… Nicole’s Mom trying to hold back tears (and the reason Nicole is SO beautiful… seriously… don’t you think she looks like Meryl Streep?  I keep getting all these movie star look-a-likes 🙂 )

And sweet little sister again (stay tuned…)

 

Okay… this was the sweetest/saddest part of the whole thing… her precious little sister just couldn’t hold back the tears… she got so choked up during the ceremony.

And then… poor little thing!

I love it when you can just see the appreciation for this moment…

Loved this moment at the end of the walkway…

A great shot of the wedding party (why am I telling you all of this… you have eyes!  you can see that this is the wedding party!  why do I feel the need to narrarate???  i don’t know… i really don’t know!)

And on to the reception…

I thought it was cool how the light highlighted just Aaron’s mom’s face…

And now for a little color… and fun…(the Aggie fight song… I get this one alot.  I married an Aggie so I’m thinking that’s why I’m an Aggie magnet… WHOOP!)  OKAY… gosh I had fun writing that.  But DIANNA, my trusty side-kick and kimosabe,  just told me they were actually singing “SWEET CAROLINE” because Nicole did not graduate from A&M (I just thought hey, she was the bride, it was her party so she could sing the WAR HYMN if she wanted to).  FINE.  I get that one (sweet caroline) alot TOO.  But Aaron IS an AGGIE and they DID sing the WAR HYMN that night.  SO THERE.  

And then there was THIS guy… made me laugh!  He has this “did you remember to clean your room?” look goin’ on… that or, “am I too cool for your lens, or what?”.  Ha ha.  

 

And to end with… an awesome night shot…

It was an absolute pleasure from start to finish and I’m wishing you guys all my best!



Molly + Robby… hangin’ out at the Heights.
April 20, 2008, 10:21 pm
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Molly and Robby were so great to work with.  He was SO sweet to her… I just loved it when he’d kiss her forehead… it was just the sweetest thing!  Looking forward to their May wedding.  Enjoy the faves…

Here’s me having fun with my software again… I really like this first one:

I loved these close-ups…

We found this cute little ice cream/coffee shop…

When I took this shot they were like, “are you taking a picture of our FEET???”.  Yeah… I’m weird like that. Ha…

I can’t wait for wedding, guys!  I know it’s going to be great.



Christy+Malcolm= a really fun(ny) wedding day!
April 18, 2008, 10:14 pm
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You’ve met Christy before… now meet Malcolm… a funny guy, who loves to laugh and goof off.  I’m being nice and not going to post all of the many faces of Malcolm that I captured that day.  But I honestly almost posted on JUST that (I’m a nice person 🙂 ).  Instead, enjoy our faves from their big day, starting with a fab shot of the Sacred Heart Co-Cathedral by my right arm and trusty second shooter, Dianna …

Our beautiful bride (image by Dianna… she was just rockin’ that day as usual!  artwork by yours truly.)

Waiting in the bride’s room (the size of a half-bath!) also c/o Dianna (YES, I WAS ACTUALLY THERE THAT DAY 😉 )

I love this image of Christy’s sister looking up at her (YESSSSSS… this is Dianna TOO!)

Cute bridesmaid reaction (ok… so I wasn’t in THIS room at THIS time… deal with it!)

And OH LOOK!  A picture that I took… wha’d’ya know???  It’s Mr. Malcolm lookin’ all happy…

Yes… this was ME too… well, really it’s Malcolm…

Dianna…

Isn’t this COOL?  (Dianna)

Oh wait… got ahead of myself…  (Dianna)

Tying the knot below… (Me 🙂  SEE… I WAS there (behind the altar in the “no-no” zone… this is where you get stoned by the altar boys for walking on holy ground!  And I WAS caught by a little man who didn’t speak much English… I just batted my eyelashes at him and innocently exclaimed “Oh, I’m not supposed to be back here??? I’m SO sorry!  Leaving now…).  I was in a “let’s see what all this software I spent hundreds of dollars on can do” mood while artworking… thought it ended up looking kinda cool…

A little person’s perspective (Dianna)

Look who’s married!  (thought I’d make myself useful at the front of the church after being politely kicked out of the back of the church 😉 )

And just where did we go next?  The very hip…

Another infamous Dianna detail shot (well, SOMEBODY has to hold the light, darn it! the two above were me though. 🙂 )

Sweet shot of the father/daughter dance… (yours truly)

The gang was all there (me again)…

Another daring Dianna detail shot…. 

and yet another…

And the Mr. and Mrs…. (OK, so I made Dianna hold the light this time… we take turns 🙂 )

And we’ll end with my VERY favorite of the day…  It’s CINDY-LOU-WHO!!!!

Sorry, sweet Christy… I just couldn’t resist!  Thanks guys for an awesome day… keep on having fun together!



Lordy, lordy… look who’s (thirty-something-or-another)!
April 10, 2008, 1:50 pm
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Yes, it’s true!  I’m celebrating another year of birthday bliss today :).  I will officially be…. drumroll PUH-leeeese!… thirty-five years young at approximately 10:10 pm tonite.  Isn’t that cool?  I was born at 10:10 pm on April 10th.  I’ve always liked that.  Here I am, looking hopefully into my future…