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Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Mike & Julie, Beautiful Day for a Memphis Wedding

Mike & Julie were blessed with a gorgeous day to get married this past Saturday. The sky was blue, the sun was shining, and everything came together just as it was planned.

Kyle and I spent some time with the girls at Gould's Day Spa & Salon in the morning, before heading over to Carahills, the site of the ceremony and reception.

Mike and his family were hanging out when we arrived.

A few details by Kyle

Cake by Your Wedding Cake Store

While Kyle stayed downstairs getting those detail shots, I went up to hang out with the girls. This is Julie's garter, which her mother made from lace off her own wedding dress.

Julie looked so elegant. Her gown was by Casablanca.

First dance

Mark Jordabella provided the DJ services for the afternoon.

Wedding party - we had to take advantage of this gorgeous day!

One big happy family. Caitlin and Samantha, Julie's daughters, were having a fun time and looked beautiful. My favorite part of the wedding ceremony was when Mike said vows to the girls as well as to Julie, to care for them, provide for them, love them (and sometimes discipline them!). I was struggling not to cry.

Here's Caitlin and some of her friends. I promised them a Facebook picture - so here you go!

The happy couple. They are off for a 2 week European honeymoon. Hope you have an AWESOME trip!

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Monday, September 17, 2007

A day in the life of Sydney Laine, 4 months old

It's happening.

My wedding clients have started having babies. I feel like a proud Auntie as I watch these wonderful families grow.

Everyone knows Jeremy & Nickie from their first dance below, since it has been one of my signature images since it was shot last July.

Saturday morning, I got the honor of joining these two at their home in Memphis as they woke up their sweet 4 month old baby girl Sydney and got her day started.

We got in a little pajama time

Changing into her play clothes for the day. Sydney was born on my fifth wedding anniversary, which was 3 weeks before Norah was born. It will be so fun to see them grow together.

Hanging out as a family in the den

Sydney is a champ in her exersaucer

Rolling around on the floor with Daddy. This is one of my favorite shots. Sydney can almost roll from her back to her tummy but that arm gets in the way!

A snack break was in order. Jeremy & Nickie were telling me that Sydney always puts her hands up like this when she is taking her bottle.

Another favorite

A little more tummy time.

Since the weather is finally bearable once again, we had to run outside for a minute to play.

This is such a typical dad thing to do...I love it.

Jeremy & Nickie, what a pleasure it was to see you in your home with your daughter this weekend. And thank you so much for the embroidered burp cloths with Norah's name on them - that is too sweet of you to think of her! To register to see this complete gallery when it is available, click here.

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Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Mike & Julie, Engagement Photos in Downtown Memphis

A couple weekends ago, I headed west to Memphis to meet up with Mike & Julie for their engagement session. We met at Tom Lee Park on the riverfront to begin our time together.

It was really sunny, pretty hot, and very windy.

It didn't take us long to decide that we needed to head for some locations in the shade that might be a little cooler temperature wise. Julie works at a cool design firm downtown so we walked a few blocks to get there and had fun exploring the streets and alleys in the area.

I had no idea that when I asked Mike & Julie to go down to the bottom of these stairs that it was a restaurant down below! Julie's backside was totally pressed up against the glass while people were eating on the other side of the window! We had to apologize when we were done. So funny!

Julie's two daughters, Caitlin and Samantha, hung out with us for the session also. I was able to grab shots here and there of the girls too. Here's my favorite of each of them.

Beautiful Samantha

Glamorous Caitlin

And a quick and casual family shot

Julie & Mike's wedding will be in mid-September at the lovely Carahills Estate. I am really looking forward to the big day! See you soon.

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Sunday, January 28, 2007

Nickie & Jeremy's Wedding Album

I stayed up late tonight working on Nickie & Jeremy's Wedding Album design. It was really fun to relive the whole event through the photographs that Kyle and I took throughout their special day.

Click HERE or click the photo above to view the slideshow of Nickie & Jeremy's Album design.

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Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Randy & Ashley's Album Design

I just finished with Randy & Ashley's album design. Click HERE to view it as a slideshow.

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