Monthly Archives: December 2009

Year’s End 2009

I paint a picture

to remember

you’re too beautiful

to put into words

like a gypsy

you dance in circles

all around me

and all over the world

pj harvey

It’s only natural to get wrapped up with all of the details and duties of managing a wedding photography business.  The meetings, the social networking, the blogging, the accounting… keeping up with latest trends and technology…  and the exploration of rediscovering ourselves as photographers and human beings.  Here we are at the end of another wonderful year… the year of 2009.   This is the moment where we reflect on our experiences.  Why do we really do what we do?  What does it all mean?

It’s about love.



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Ahna + Sam: Boar’s Head Inn, Charlottesville, VA – 12/12/2009

When I look back on Ahna and Sam’s wedding, many things come to mind.  It was our first wedding shot with 35mm, I fell in love with Laura the flower girl, Sam and Ahna loved coffee, loved to dance, and the entire wedding sang the most enchanting song called HU (pronounced like hue) during their Eckankar ceremony.  Ahna also put together the floral arrangements and table decorations that were just out of this world stunning.  Countless laughs and hot chocolate.  It was truly a perfect day.

Handwritten busseling instructions.

Ahna and Sam see each other before the ceremony.


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Album Design: Rae and Brad

Today I want to take a trip back a couple of years and show you all one of my favorite album designs by Jason.   This is Rae and Brad, who were married at the Clifton Inn in Charlottesville on May 5, 2007.  Rae, who is also our talented assistant photographer and friend, got ready with her bridesmaids in Clifton’s wine cellar.  The cellar was dark with area lights, so this made for dramatic and moody lighting.  It also rained heavily that day, so the lush foliage could not have been more beautiful.  My favorite thing about this album; however, is the emotion that is evoked when I look at Rae.  She was sooo happy!  I still tear up every time I see this album.

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Prairie Family Portraits: Part Deux

Here are more fun pics in the park of John, Nicole, Bangkok and Bijan!  These images were shot by Jason with his new Canon EOS 1V, utilizing Fuji Superia X-TRA 800 film.

Be sure to check back as we are shooting Sam and Ahna’s wedding on December 12th.  We will be using 35mm film for most of the day.  Thanks for stopping by!

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When I woke up this morning and saw the latest post on The Bride’s Cafe, I felt such tremendous gratitude… thank you, Janie Medley for featuring us on your fabulous blog!

Over the holiday while Jason and I were visiting family in Pittsburgh, Rev. Claire Goodman of the Charlottesville Wedding Blog contacted me to let me know that she was featuring some of our work on her blog… thank you Claire, you are so good to us!

Being a wedding photographer for only a few years, I have met so many wonderful people in the wedding industry.   I am eternally grateful for their friendship and love.  Without their help, Jason and I would not be where we are today.

Thank you.

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