Being a photographer, I am beyond blessed to be able to photograph the people that are near and dear to me and capture them forever the way I see them and the way I will always remember them. A few weeks ago I visited my dad and had that opportunity to snap a few photos of him. My dad has been such an amazing support system for me and I have no idea where I would be without him! So thankful to have him in my life!
Christina and HK were so much fun to hang out with, getting lost on our way to Fort Boreman, dodging cars and sneaking into the former Jungle Drive In. It was great to catch up! I have known Christina since high school, when she told a little fib to her parents that she was going to hang out at my house, but instead was going on her first date with HK. I didn’t even know this little white lie until Christina asked me to be her photographer, and we all laughed at the irony. Christina and HK met while working at the Regal Cinemas at the Grand Central Mall. So movies have always been a huge part of their relationship. It dawned on me one hour before their engagement session that we should sneak into the Jungle Drive In, and thanks to their flexibility, it was perfect! I am looking forward to their wedding next July!
I had so much fun hanging out and catching up with the Mahaney’s a few weeks ago! I’ve known this family for several years now, so I was so excited when Logan’s mom, Jackie, asked me to do his senior pictures! Logan is an avid hunter so we wanted to incorporate his passion and even more special we took all of his photos at the family farm that his been in his family probably well before his great great grandmother’s time. It was quite the adventure driving “up the holler” and taking a tour of the farm, and hearing stories from Jackie about her childhood there. Logan is finishing up high school at Williamstown High School and has already sworn into the Air National Guard.
One of my really good friends and fellow photographer, Alison Vagnini, reached out to me earlier this year and asked me if I would like to photograph a wedding on her behalf in August (Alison Vagnini Photography). And I am beyond excited that she did! I think this, by far, was my favorite wedding this year! The wedding was picture perfect and everything was cute as can be. Handmade ribbons hung from the barn ceiling and colored mason jars and vases lined the tables. This definitely took a dream wedding to photograph off of my to do list! And it’s not surprising the wedding was so creative because the bride is an artist.
On top of the wedding fulfilling one of my dreams, Sarah and Alex are both such wonderful and interesting people. Sarah and I bonded right away when I arrived at her cabin in Grand Lake. All of her “bridesmaids” were men, her brothers, so I became her honorary maid of honor throughout the day: helping her get to the barn, getting dressed, and making sure her hair was just right! I love the secondary roles photographers sometime take on. And I love getting to know my couples! Alex is completely opposite of Sarah: quite, more reserved. But his smile really lights up a room! I hope you enjoy looking at the photos as much as I enjoyed spending time with Sarah and Alex on their big day!