Archive for Jun 2011

this wedding was dear in every way. the love that so clearly showed in joe’s eyes when he looked at kailey. the air of a laid back summer wedding with closest friends and family. the way joe’s brother cried along with joe when kailey came down the aisle. joe and kailey are dearly loved, and it is easy to see why. kailey told me when we met that she wanted the wedding to have a spontaneous feeling, like they just decided to have a wedding at the last moment, and chose the beautiful Stonehedge Tearoom.  well done, guys! it was beautiful! best wishes on your new life~

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kailey, you are amazingly beautiful.

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so i may be no where near a “seasoned” photographer, but after 4 years and hundreds of sessions, i have decided to compile a small list of dos & don’ts for anyone who is using a custom photographer (and most of us do.)  do with them what you want, think of it as friendly suggestion icon smile Dear Client... {things your photographer wish you knew}

*DON’T start your consultation with “i don’t want to spend a lot of money….” We understand that you have a budget, and it is commendable when you stick with it. but research your photographer, and know he is in your budget. it insults him as an artist, and says “you don’t seem very expensive valuable”  Totally not what you meant, but it is how it sounds to us.

*DO ask for wardrobe suggestions. that way if your photographer wants to style the shoot, everybody is on the same page. also, what you wear goes a long way to convey your tastes and style to your photographer, and she can get a great feel for who you are.

* DO choose your photographer carefully. if you don’t love his portfolio, chance are, you won’t be thrilled with your photos. while price and location definitely play a part in who you choose, style should always be the first factor.

*while on the shoot, DO trust your photographer! if you loved their portfolio, then they need your trust and cooperation to get the kind of shots you fell in love with. if you trust her, and do what she says, chances are you might make the portfolio too icon smile Dear Client... {things your photographer wish you knew}

*once the session is over, DON’T badger the photographer about when your pics will be done. if you were given a three week deadline, there is a reason. we often stay up till 3 am, sacrificing sleep by night and family time by day to give you the perfectly edited shots. it adds more stress to our load when you keep asking. trust me, we are dying for you to see them, and fall in love with them too!

*if your session includes a cd, DO print out your pics! this is one i am guilty of~ we all are. we are so busy. but “someday” is normally code for “never.” if you don’t get to it within 3 weeks of receiving your disc, you probably won’t do it. and you do a huge disservice to the professional who carefully crafted the photos to not give them a place of honor on your wall or in an album. more than that, you cheat yourself from enjoying the beauty of your family.

*and last, DO thank him or her who gave you your beautiful memories. we are artists, and most of us struggle with confidence at one time or another, wondering if you truly love what we did for you. don’t hesitate to tell them why you love your pictures…as a beautiful and well known photographer recently quoted, “there is no way not to take this job personally.”

 

we love and appreciate our clients so much. enjoy the beauty of you and your loved ones~

xoxo.

molly

my husband, brett has always wanted to jump out of an airplane. i think he is a little crazy for that, but what do i know? i am NOT an adrenaline junkie. and my dear friend chelsea has always wanted to do the same thing. we talked about getting her and brett together to do it quite a while ago, and on May 22nd, they made it a reality. a few more people came too, and so in all, there were 6 skydivers. we went to Hook Field in Middletown, and after waiting what seemed like an eternity, ( it was in fact 6.5 hours) it was time. i have to say, i was very excited to capture it from the ground. i have no desire to do it myself, but it was amazing to see the plane climb in the sky and then suddenly the sky is littered with these little spots of color as they all came gently floating down. i loved how they looked like those tiny parachute men that we used to throw out the window when i was a kid, and watch them waft to the ground. there were some weather holds and a couple big thunderstorms blew in, so the sky was dramatic and beautiful when it was brett’s turn. when he got to the ground, he was so elated. i am thrilled he got to fulfill a dream.

if you have ever had a dream to go skydiving, you should make it a priority to go this year. it was amazing, and lifechanging for my loved ones. and it’s gotta give you courage…. after all, what could scare you after you’ve jumped out of an airplane?

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there were a lot of waivers to sign.

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isaac found his first four leaf clover while we waited. a good day for extra good luck.

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the team of skydivers (+1 very tired toddler)