Awesome news! We are excited and wanted to share. we placed a few images in the latest WPJA wedding photography contest. *YAY*
Also, check it out! Emalie and Jonathan’s wedding is in the latest issue of the Knot Real Weddings Texas. Pretty neato!
Available on newstands now, go check it out!
Ryan aka Chubbs is hosting his first play date and it’s a Christmas one: a bunch of babies in their festive outfits, with toys and a gift exchange. Doesn’t that sound like fun already?
Me and my very own mini Santa; I mean Ryan in his Santa suit.
You just can help yourself, you want to kiss him.
We recently photographed Joanne + Izzy’s wedding which took place at The Hilton Bella Harbor in Rockwall. Their ceremony took place on the patio, with a Chinese Tea Ceremony immediately after.
Joanne getting ready.
In the same room, her cousins practiced for the ceremony.
Both of Joanne’s grandmothers’ glasses on the table in the foreground.
A little lip gloss for the flower girl.
A nice moment before Joanne’s parents walked her out.
Izzy trying to hold in the emotion when he saw Joanne walking down the aisle.
Joanne’s little cousin video taping something ^_-
During the ceremony, their minister presented ‘The Four Elements’. They blended one of the spices (5 Chinese spices and a Navajo Indian spice) Izzy is part Navajo.
Below is some interesting information about their ceremony:
“This ceremony is a reminder in some very tangible ways of the challenges ahead of you!
Tasting the sour tang of the lemon and the bitter taste of the vinegar, for example, brings to mind memories of times when hopes and dreams have soured, when things (when even people) you thought you could count on have been bitterly disappointing. These are not just memories; these also are premonitions of distasteful times that will make their way into your lives over and over again.
Tasting the hot red pepper reminds us that life can burn as well as warm us, and things that come too much for too long have the potential even to damage us. All these experiences will test your love and your commitment to each other. Your task is to step up to life, not to shy away from the sour and the bitter and even the hot, dangerous seasons of your life together, but through it, yes, even because of it, to grow stronger and wiser and closer to one another.
That’s when you experience the honey: the sweetness of love – your faithful love for each other and your Creator’s steadfast love for you – that can transform even the sour, bitter, burning times into seasons of sweet mystery.”
Right after the ceremony, Izzy was very emotional while embraced his new wife.
A quick portrait before we get to the reception.
A toast by Izzy’s sister brought both the bride and groom to tears.
One of the shortest and sweetest toasts I have heard in a long time. Joanne’s mom said Joanne was “her masterpiece”.
Feeding the cake…
… to the face!
Playing with the light in the hallway.
Click here to view more moments from Joanne and Israel’s Wedding.
Scott and I lucked out with wonderful weather, gorgeous lighting, and an extremely lovely family on our latest family shoot of 2009.
The Ashbrook family are so much fun to shoot ;p They were very easy going, and such great sports and were game for anything. We just couldn’t ask for more.
WARNING: These images might make you want to go outside, skip around and just have fun. ^_-
We started off with Kenly inside The Filter Building.
And one more of Kenly with wonderful window light.
Skip skip… Todd leading his adorable family… skip skip.
Beautiful big blue sky, green grass and people having a good time. I LOVE IT!
Aww..w isn’t the look they gave each other so sweet, or what?!
On the way to see Kenly’s row boat.
With her boat, interesting lines.
As Scott shot Sam and Erika, I shot Kenly and Todd.
Cynthia and Ben recently tied the knot at The Holy Trinity Catholic Church and had their reception at Arlington Hall at Lee Park. Scott and I have been looking forward to the wedding and we wanted to thank you both once again for a great time. As usual, I had a hard time narrowing down what to blog because there are so many great moments. That said, here is some of the evidence showing how much fun we all had.
I am impressed the guys took the initiative all by themselves to go into the sanctuary and rehearse.
Cynthia iPhoning (new phrase TM by Scott) before putting on makeup.
An artistic representation of the happy couple-to-wed behind Ben, courtesy of Patrick.
Cynthia joking with her bridal party.
The guys were such a hoot! They were eating their pizza and having a good time. Here, Scott (not the famous photographer) showed off his back flip just because he can.
During the getting ready, Ben was laughing and pointing all of the sudden …
… I turned around and of course I too couldn’t help myself but cracked up at the sight.
Everyone was diligently busy doing their thing.
Ben’s mom helped groom the groom ;p
Heather with her pinning skills. She was very fast!
Cynthia in the moment just before the ceremony. The anticipation was high.
Putting on garter.
All eyes on the bride.
A perfect cubby hole for a speed portrait with the newly wed.
Woot woot!!! In the limo on the way to the reception.
During a couple quick portraits with the newlyweds, their friends got in on the action.
A few of the reception details.
Cynthia and her dad.
No caption needed, right?! ^_-
During the toast, I love Ben’s energy plus that second hand mimicking his action.
Another brisk and snappy portrait during the reception.
What do you call it when there are two lines on each side and people dance their way through?!
The girls responded back to the boys Top Gun moment.
The last wave goodbye.
What a wonderful day! Click here to view more moments from Cynthia and Ben’s Wedding.
Ceremony: Holy Trinity Catholic Church
Reception: Arlington Hall at Lee Park
Wedding Planner: Shari Johns
Floral Design: Bridal Blooms and Creations
Cake: BridalFrosted Art / Delicious Cakes
Band: Signature Band
Bridal Gown: Lu Lu’s (Casablanca)
An awesome article by ISPWP. Thanks for putting this together guys!
I just can’t help but have to post these pie charts. It can’t be anymore right on than this.
How some people think wedding photographers spend their time (and how some photographers WISHED they could spend their time):
How wedding photographers REALLY spend their time:
Check it out here!
Katie and Sean recently got married at the beautiful Marie Gabrielle. I will always remember Katie and Sean’s Wedding as having the best dance-off ever. They were having such a great time and we were too. Have I said I love my job enough? I really do love seeing people who are in love having a wonderful time with their friends and families.
For the sake of my shot, I find myself in the stall a lot.
Scott shot through while the girls hung out. I love when he does that, pretty shot!
Sean and Katie had their moment in the tree grove.
While waiting around to get everybody together for the formal. So cute!
Katie and her dad right before walking in.
Father and daugthers’dance.
Katie and Sean requested a special song for their parents to dance to.
They can totally dance! Traci with one of her moves during the dance-off.
We all were just cracking up and having a good time. That was awesome!
Katie firing back during the dance off! People were rolling!
DJ David into what he was doing.
Click here to view more fun and wonderful moments from Katie and Sean’s Wedding’s Wedding.
Stoney Baloney; one of the names Connie and Jim called their little monkey man. ^_-
Stone just turned one recently and we just had to be there for it! He is one happy kid! He smiles all the time. We love him!!!
Ry and Stone checked out new toy.
Batman suit?! Yay!
Jim documenting the day.
Let’s see who knows the most about Stone.
I love how he looks at her. Connie said Ry is Stone first crush ;p so cute!
This has to be my most favorite from the day! Stone and his Paw Paw Troy.
Time to clean up!
They hosed him down… that was awesome!
Daddy forgot those snappy buttons.
All the adults are having fun. The fun way to get him into his clothes; snap snap those buttons!
Drooling little monkey!
Stone and Mrs.Peggy.
Noah Jack, Stone and Elliot; 11 days apart from each other checking out one of the gifts.
We both had a wonderful time! Thanks for having us guys!
We have been looking forward to Julie and Matt’s wedding. A little bit over a year ago, we met, we talked, we connected and Bam! the wedding was here. Their beautiful wedding and reception was held at The Adolphus in Dallas.
Julie getting her make up done.
Matt was having a great time, he just smiled all day long.
Checking to make sure before he sees his bride for the first time.
At the Ketubah signing.
Matt and his dad walking into the ceremony hand-in-hand.
Julie walked around Matt seven times. This is said to be symbolic of the bride’s desire to protect her husband from harm.
Checking each other’s rings during cocktail hour, so cute!
Matt and Julie’s dads after a prayer over the challah and wine before dinner.
I LOVE this shot! They were just slow dancing. Sweet moment!
Julie left Matt a message on tape.
Photography is just amazing! When I see shot like this, I wonder to myself ‘why did he cry?’. I just know that when he sees the photograph, it will bring back the memory and he would know immediately what had been said… it’s just powerful.
Last but not least, Matt was so cute. He got up on stage and sang to Julie. Everyone was having a wonderful time.
Thank so much guys! Thanks for having us there!!!
Click here to view more fun and wonderful moments from Julie and Matt’s Wedding.