Archive for June, 2012

This was such a special shoot. Full of love, smiles, snuggles, reading, bubble blowing and special conversations about just how amazing it is to be a parent. I hope Abby looks back at these photos in years to come and is reminded of just how loved and cherished she is.

Thank you K and K for having me out to capture your beautiful family! It was the perfect way to start my weekend. I’ll be in touch with your gallery soon!

This shoot has been in the works for a long time! I was contacted back in March by Suzanne as her parents’ 50th wedding anniversary is this year and all the kids (all 4 of them!) wanted to do something special to mark the occasion. They decided on a portrait of the whole family with mini sessions of each individual family.

This session was a BLAST. This family was so full of life and fun. During one of the large group photos we were taking, I asked everyone to chat amongst themselves and tell some jokes. They got so into it that I actually had to put my camera down and walk over to them to get their attention again. They are obviously a family that has fun together and who is well connected. Family dinners must be quite the event!

To the B family – thank you so much for choosing me to be your family photographer. I enjoyed getting to spend time with all of you! I hope you enjoy your post – I’ll be in touch soon with your galleries!

Does NOT stay mainly in the plains!

I could make this blog post a novel – I have so much to say about this amazing couple and my experience as their wedding photographer. I’ll keep it short, though, and let the photos do most of the talking.

Jurjen and Idah fell in love with the beautiful city of Medina-Sidonia and decided to travel from their native Holland to get married here. When I arrived – I could see why. This place was gorgeous and the people were incredibly welcoming.¬† We stayed at Casa Reza, where we were treated like royalty. The accommodations were beautiful and we had an amazing view. I’d highly recommend it!

Jurjen and Idah were  told that it rained about 10 days out of the year and the rest of the time it was bright and sunny. We assumed that we were going to get a bright and sunny wedding day. We woke up to torrential rain Рand the forecast promised that it would last for the day.

As it turned out, the rain turned to sprinkles just before the ceremony and stayed away for the rest of the night! In the end I was thrilled with the rain as it created this amazing mist which made for incredible photo opportunities!

Enough about the weather…onto their day!

I literally squealed when I saw the church they were getting married in.

I love the anticipation just before the bride enters. Idah looked gorgeous.

 

There were SO many places for us to shoot! The 3 of us had a great time racing around during the cocktail hour getting some special photos of just the two of them.

Idah and Jurjen paid a lot of attention to the details for their day. The reception was held at La Vista de Medina and the decor and atmosphere was perfect! Their energetic entrance into the room (dancing!) was just a taste of the dancing to come.

This was not posed, I snuck up on them while they were having a moment together. Gotta love clients who choose to have sweet moments in sweet light!

They had one of the BEST first dances I’ve ever seen! They choreographed an energetic dance to compilation of songs. It was incredible! I wanted to stop photographing and just watch. They had some seriously fierce moves!

The party continued! The floor was packed all night.


I went outside to scope out some places to do some night shots and found the kids playing in the square. Isn’t the mist gorgeous!? I had to interrupt Idah and Jurjen (who were on the dance floor ALL night) to take them outside for a few photos.

And one of the final captures of the night is one of my favourite photos.

Thank you, Jurjen and Idah for hiring me to photograph your wedding. It was wonderful to get to know you and your family. You are all incredibly special and I feel so blessed to have been able to spend so much time with you. I’ll be in touch very soon with your gallery!

 

 

 

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