Archive for Jul 2011

i know that it is hot.. so hot. and i know that this past winter we were so ready for this weather. but it seems when it hits 95 degrees, we are driven indoors just like when it is 5 degrees. so  i had to share this beautiful engagement session with you today, maybe it will cool you off a little icon smile Walking in a Winter wonderland Dayton, Ohio Engagement and Wedding Photographer

this shoot was loosely themed after a beautiful Winter song that we know well. we often sing it with Christmas carols, but it is more winter than Christmas.

Sleigh bells ring, are you listening?

In the lane, snow is glistening

A beautiful sight,

We’re happy tonight.

Walking in a winter wonderland.

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Gone away is the bluebird, here to stay is a new bird

He sings a love song as we go along,

Walking in a winter wonderland.

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In the meadow we can build a snowman,

Then pretend that he is Parson Brown.

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He’ll say: ” Are you married?”

We’ll say: “No man,

But you can do the job when you’re in town.”

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Later on, we’ll conspire as we dream by the fire

To face unafraid, The plans that we’ve made,

Walking in a winter wonderland.

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When it snows, ain’t it thrilling,

Though your nose gets a chilling

We’ll frolic and play, the Eskimo way,

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Walking in a winter wonderland.

Nick and Lindsay have an effortless easy kind of friendship love, and they take each other as they are, without judgement. Nick is a brave soldier defending our freedom, and Lindsay is so brave, too. i have a hard time imagining the pain and stress of my love in the line of fire everyday.

they just had the most beautiful wedding, and i will be blogging that soon.  until next time, stay cool!

xoxo~




in june of this year, i had the most fortunate opportunity to go be part of something amazing: a workshop led by none other than Joy Prouty of Wildflowers Photography. if you have never had the pleasure of viewing her work, do yourself a favor and take a look (after you are finished reading this post of course! ) Joy is an amazing individual~ beautiful, unbelievably talented, and down to earth through it all. i, along with 22 other amazing women, went on this journey together into the aspects of our business, our hearts, and our lives to help each other come out the other side stronger, better, more able to capture each of you in a more emotional and meaningful way. we laughed ~ alot, and cried~ also a lot, but it was by far the best decision i have made for my business. stepping back away from everything, priorities, decisions and choices became more clear.

not to mention we were in the little town of Julian, California~ which is an amazing inspiration all in itself.

the first shoot that Joy set up for us were 2 precious little girls in what was supposed to be the gorgeous CA morning sunshine. But God knew better, and instead sent this graceful fog that curled around and provided the most gorgeous and unique lighting. i loved it~ in fact, i cannot wait to shoot in the fog again…

ok, i will quit rambling for now, and let you look…. enjoy.

xoxo.

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stay tuned for part 2, ok?