I arrived with a huge sigh of relief that one, I had made it, and two, I had made it on time. Hannah smiled, gave me a hug and we joked about how the drive down to and in DC had already made for some tense moments. Despite that, and the fact that her suitcase with her wedding shoes and leaving outfit had been lost, Hannah was calm, collected and happy. She didn’t stop smiling. It was definitely apparent that, no matter what didn’t go exactly to plan, as things always do at weddings, this was a joyous day.
In his toast, Jason’s brother and best man talked about how they were a perfect fit for each other and that, upon seeing them interact for the first time at his house for dinner one evening, he knew it was the real deal. I can say that, as an outsider looking in, having only met Jason on their wedding day, I wholeheartedly agree. They have that ease with each other that makes others feel comfortable around them, and happy for them and what they have. Thank you for entrusting me to document the start of your new life together.
I have quite a few favorites to share: new red flats for the bride bought the day of, a cuter than cute flower girl, beautiful sunlight on the walk to the church, a sleeping little red head during the ceremony, and many more. Thanks to Amir for shooting with me, who got mistaken for my hubby more than once! Enjoy…
one or both of the kids always poops as soon as we leave the house to run errands.
I still find myself days before trying to get that “one last thing”, no matter how early I start my Christmas shopping.
I will never be bright eyed and bushy tailed at 6:30am, no matter how early I go to bed;
and now matter how late they go to bed, they are always bright eyed and bushy tailed at 6:30am.
I somehow manage to go to Target 3 times a week.
“A Charlie Brown Christmas” gets me in the Christmas mood,
and “It’s a Wonderful Life” makes me cry.
I can always count on Evelyn’s morning fro to make me laugh,
and Theo’s smiley face to make me smile.
as soon as I feel settled, something new gets thrown my way.
my husband is constantly teaching me to have more fun and enjoy the moment,
and my kids remind me that experiences and ideas are what you make of them.
Here’s to not taking life so seriously, rolling with the punches and inviting adventure with open arms.
The Kidzu Charity Event was quite the experience. I had the opportunity to meet up with 3 families I had never met and take their pictures in about 15 minutes. It was a bit of a whirlwind. But I’m so glad I did it. The first family I shot was the Ossmann family; I was late and out of breath, but they were so nice and didn’t hold it against me! All three kids were so well behaved, and as you’ll see they’re quite the good looking family. As I do more and more shoots, I’m finding that families and kids and babies are definitely a favorite for me to photograph. Kids are just so open, so honest. And that gets genuine reactions and expressions. The Ossmann kiddos were no exception! Here are a few of my favorites, enjoy…