Archive for July, 2009

Is getting SO BIG! Where does the time go? Just one of her cute little crooked smile and sweet blue eyes.  She’s got quite a little personality, which we love. She makes us smile everyday….Love you, Miss J.

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We’re off for a few days for a much needed “Family Retreat”! I return your emails, requests…and so on by Monday. For now, here’s a few black and whites to hold this fabulous family over till they get all there images….VERY SOON!

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My Captures….For “Cryin out Loud…Goodness NO”.  I had the humbling opportunity to photograph a huge (for me) family reunion over the 4th in beautiful Midway, Utah. How many….50+  It was hectic, I had butterflies and knots…biggest group I’ve done yet. They were fabulous… However, my favorite captures of the day were these two….”Mom and Dad…Grandma and Grandpa…sweethearts”.  For privacy sake, I’ll just say that she is quite sick right now (and I hope thats not too much as it is)….they’ve raised 6 beautiful children, gone on missions, lived life together through and through……TOGETHER.  As I was getting done shooting one of the families, I turn around to see this. She’s fixing his hat for him (that I made him take off for pictures)…helping him get it straight…and then arm in arm, they stroll over to their grandkids and kids playing in the distance. My light was far from right, I wasn’t metered for it…but I just started shooting, hoping I could capture something for them and their kids and grandkids.  And, through the tears, I caught these. My sweet/stinker hubby was there helping me that day…because of the size of the group.  AND, I absolutely know its not his favorite place to be. Yet he was there, for me. I looked up at him, he saw my tears, and knew why I was crying. It was a small moment, but one that I will cherish when he smiled at me and said with the nudge of his head…”shoot”.  And, at that moment, amidst getting ready to shoot the next family, trying to quickly capture this fleeting moment…  I knew why we do all we do today…and why I vow to try harder as his companion and love. Its because of moments like this…when I see a glimpse into what our love can truly be. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for allowing me to capture your love. I only wish I was better at my skills…so you could have the most fabulous capture of a lifetime! For now, these will have to suffice….

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And…one last quick capture. More of this “beginning love” coming soon.

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Do you love that I now think I’m a “highschool yearbook…”  Seriously though, these two were just meant to be together! When Matt called me, I started asking about their “style” and what they wanted to see out of their engagements. His response…”I’ll have Lu call you back about that…I just want to get married to her….” OK, that takes the cake of the “romantic comment of the week award”! When I met them, Matt was outgoing, friendly and up for anything….and comfortable infront of the camera! I don’t always get that out of my “guys”…not even my own hubby. AND, Miss Lu….so sweet, fun, kindhearted, willing to ride a long board with her man…and BEAUTIFUL! If she wasn’t a beauty queen, she should have been. I cannot wait to take your bridals!!!  She jetted off to Israel for two weeks, so we fit this session in the day before she left. Enjoy your peak…and all your images will be in your sweet hands soon….

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Ofcourse…when they told me they had his long board on their car…I insisted they both try and ride it down a hill. 

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