Friday, December 23, 2011

Josiah's 3 year portraits

This past week, my son, Josiah, turned three. Almost every day he's been waking up and saying, "Mommy, am I still three today?" Makes me laugh every time :)
So today I taught him how to hold up 3 fingers, and he is SO proud of himself that he can show people how old he is.
I love you, Josiah, and I thank God every day for the miracle that is you.

And Josiah woould like to type a special birthday message to everyone:

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According to Josiah, this says: Welcome to the house. Welcome to the house.
Have a Merry Christmas, Everyone!

Monday, December 5, 2011

Kristin and Tony: Southeast Wisconsin Wedding

When I arrived at St. James Catholic church on Saturday, it was raining. Like, really raining. The dark, dreary morning and the weather forecast didn't give me a lot of hope for outdoor pictures, which is one of my favorite parts of a wedding day, and Kristin and Tony had lots of time set aside after the ceremony to make a couple of stops at some beautiful locations. Fortunately, Kristin is the type of bride who will just roll with what is given, and she figured we would make a stop at a nearby gazebo, take a few pictures there, and just be done.
It rained through everyone getting ready, through the ceremony, and through family pictures; but as we packed up my equipment at the church and walked out the door, the clouds literally parted, and the sun shone. And we didn't get any more rain again until the reception began. Talk about the hand of God! The light was soft and dewy, a photographer's dream. Fortunately Kristin's mom made fur wraps for all the gals, so they could stay toasty warm for the outdoor portraits, and it made for a great vintage, classy touch for the bridal party pictures.
A little side note: Kristin did a ridiculous amount of work making ALL of the details for her wedding- from the aisle decorations, to the floral arrangements, and even putting together the center pieces at the reception. This girl knows how to plan!
Kristin and Tony, I had such an amazing time sharing your wedding day with you- I appreciate every moment that we were able to capture!