Monday, October 27, 2008

Noah and the Pathetic Pumpkin.

I decided that in true good-mommy tradition, I should carve a pumpkin with my 18 month old son a few days ago. We had visited a pumpkin farm a few weeks back & he got a little Noah-sized pumpkin. He's enjoyed carrying it around the house for the last few weeks & I decided it was finally time to slice him up.

So... Noah, myself, Mr. Pumpkin, my crappy point & shoot camera, and a steak knife from the kitchen headed out onto our deck to carve the pumpkin. It is at this point in the story that I should point out that I have not carved a pumpkin in at LEAST 10 years. Probably much longer. I was unaware of the uber-cool pumpkin carving toys & techniques now used by today's highly-skilled carvers. So, steak knife it was.

Before pumpkin-surgery began:

What Mr. Pumpkin was SUPPOSED to look like post-surgery:

Noah began screaming when I stabbed the pumpkin with the knife... This is why children aren't allowed in the viewing room of surgical procedures on Grey's Anatomy. Anyways, he cheered up quickly after the surgery once he realized his pumpkins head was now removable.

And the final product.... Let's just say that I shouldn't change careers for the plastic surgery industry anytime soon. (That & next year we'll be buying one of those fancy-pants pumpkin carving kits :o)

Friday, October 24, 2008

Lindsay & Andy - Engagement Session

A few days ago I spent a few hours with soon-to-be newlyweds, Lindsay & Andy. They're tying the knot next weekend but wanted to squeeze in an engagement session before the big day. I always recommend e-sessions because it's a great way to get to know each other & get comfortable with my lens in your face :o) Okay, so I try to not get TOO in your face :o)

I would also like to add that I do NOT profile my clients before hand to make sure that they're beautiful... Seriously, I'm just blessed to have great looking clients that make my life easy! :o) Thanks for the fun afternoon guys, and see you next week! Hooray!

Shout-out to Steamboat Bagels in Newport for letting us use their uber-cool shop for the following shots.... Plus yesterdays post with the awesome blue door was taken on their front steps! What a beautiful building!

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Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Shooting the Breeze

Just a couple general thoughts for this evening....

I'm PUMPED about the holidays coming up.... Halloween isn't something I normally look forward to, but Noah will be going trick or treating this year in his adorable costume, so of course I'm stoked. (Expect a photo-blog of him afterwards!) Thanksgiving & Christmas are always favorites of mine, both because of the lights, sounds & smells and because (more importantly) we get to spend alot of time with our families that we love so much. ...and (once again).... This Christmas will be even more fun than last with Noah at the age he's at now. I can't wait!

I also can't wait for the END of the election! Anyone else?! I have been very passionate about this years election & the canidate of my choice, but I'm ready to stop seeing all of the commericals, debates & news events. November 4th can't come soon enough!

I am loving this weather... It's getting cold, but not unbearably cold. It's perfect. The leaves are such beautiful colors... I really am obsessed with the fall. My living room is specifically decorated in all fall-like colors so that I can be in a constant state of that fall-weather-feeling. I just love it.

One little preview to leave you with here tonight.... This afternoon I met up with Lindsay & Andy to shoot their engagement session. They'll be tying the knot in just about a week, so keep an eye out for their wedding photos soon... plus more engagement photos!


Sunday, October 19, 2008

One More :o)

Just a little something to keep my blog readers entertained before I post my next "official" blog... Here's one more of the gorgeous Roseanna from her wedding day..... If you know me, you know I love vintage... and I'm just loving this romantic-vintage-warm-sun look..... Beautiful!
Cincinnati wedding photographer

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Roseanna & Joe - Tying the Knot!

Cutest couple of the year award goes to.....

Roseanna & Joe!

I had such a blast watching these two lovebirds interact on their wedding day... they were EAR TO EAR smiles the entire day! They've been dating for 5 years, but are as giddy-in-love as a couple of school kids. They ooze love in every way possible :o) Even cooler was watching their friends & family react to their big day.... A very tear filled ceremony & possibly even more tear filled toasts at the reception (ESPECIALLY due to the best man... whew!) - It was so evident that these two are a perfect match for each other... and everyone knows it!

They had a beautiful ceremony at the church where Roseanna's dad is the Pastor, followed up by a perfect reception at the Fairfield Greens Golf course. Just a perfect all-around day for a perfect couple. Congrats Mr & Mrs H!

Roseanna was a STUNNING bride!
Joe's groomsmen kept themselves occupied while waiting for the girls to finish up their shoot...

Roseanna & Joe exchanged sweet cards before the ceremony

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Chelsea & Devin - Wedding Day!

Devin & Chelsea had a beautifully-simple wedding at the stunning Belvedere Mansion in Claremore, Oklahoma. I was honored to be able to fly in & shoot their event. These two have been together for one million years & it was about time they finally tied the knot :o) Okay, maybe not a million years... but close enough!

Chelsea & her bridesmaids, and her mom were so fun to hang with before the wedding... They chatted about all of Chelsea & Devin's years together, had some wine & smiled lots.... I love to see the friends of the bride before the wedding. Their joy for their friend in this new time of her life is one of those things you can't live without in this world.

The rain came early that morning and we were all a little nervous about what would happen to their outdoor ceremony. The gentleman working at the mansion said to me that in something like 50-years that they had been having weddings there, that a wedding had never been rained out. And he was right. The sun came out, the ground dried up and they were able to proceed with their classic outdoor ceremony as hoped. The rain even stayed away long enough for us to spend some time shooting outdoors after the ceremony. Just when I was thinking we were about wrapped up portrait wise, the rain began to fall. Perfect timing :o)

Congrats to you, C & D.... You know that I am so stoked for you!!!

I just love this shot of Chelsea & her mom before the ceremony.... a classic mother/daughter moment...

Moments before the ceremony....

Monday, October 6, 2008

Reason #576 why I stink at blogging.

Okay, so I don't have a legit reason. Just thought I should acknowledge my lack of blogging and my need to get back on the ball with it! For those of you waiting for your sessions/weddings to be blogged..... I promise it'll happen! I need a blogging-accountability-group. :o)

Hope everyone is doing great & all of you Ohioians got registered to vote by today! Check back soon for a photo-blog.