Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Insane October!

I've gotta start by apologizing for my little blogging hiatus... I'm in prioritizing mode, and blogging is always the first to go! October is the most insane month of the year for me... tons of photo sessions to capture all the glorious colors and it's the perfect season for weddings too. I also want to thank every one who is waiting on pics for your patience. I am working day and night to get you finished up... and I'd rather take a few extra days and make them perfect than hurry along and not be totally psyched about what I'm giving you.
I have quite a few weddings to blog, but those will have to wait... which is ok, it just means I'll have something to share when it finally calms down a little about the middle of November... but until then, just wanted to show you all what I've been up to over the last month or so... This doesn't even begin to scratch the surface, but... there have been...
adorable families...

sweet babies...



lovey-dovey couples...




fun e-sessions...






beautiful brides...


super-sweet first looks... (ok, so first one where they BOTH actually squealed out loud... sooooo cute)


and nutty weather (but great for pics!!)

See you soon (I hope)! Jennie

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

{Finnley}

Super quick post with my favorite little guy...

Monday, October 12, 2009

{Kensley & Scott}

Hi blog stalkers... (and blog occasional stopper-byers). So, this has been the rainiest nastiest month in soooo long, but these guys must have been livin' the good life, because their wedding day was nothing but sunshine, cool breezes and a big blue sky full of puffy, perfect clouds. I LOVE me some Kensley and Scott. I met Kensley a couple years ago at a wedding I was shooting for one of her good friends, and then she was a bridesmaid in a wedding I shot this May. Well, when she and her fiance, Scott, decided it was time to tie their own knot, I am sooooooo happy that she called on yours truly to be the lucky one to shoot it. We had a great time! It was the first wedding I had ever shot at Castleton Farms and I couldn't believe how beautiful it was (and how diverse). We all know I love a good barn, but I can dress it up too when given the chance, and boy did I have chances here. So, enough jibber-jabber... here's the good stuff...

I love a good, rich b&w.



Our handsome groom...





The hitchin' post.

Everything a wedding party should be...



loosening the nerves...



Every wedding should have kiddos this adorable... I love his face. Too funny.

I love so many things about weddings... but most of all I love the range of emotions from walking down the aisle...

to saying the vows...

To dancing with your new spouse for the first time...





And I have to finish of with a shot of two of my former brides dancing with Kens... I can't believe how lucky I am to have such fun, crazy clients! I know I've said this a million times... but read it once more... I love my job. :)

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

kind words

I was surfing around on the web the other day and I came across the blog of one of my {future} brides. We just did their engagement session a couple months ago... {you can see some of my favorites a few blog posts down - Emily and Chris}. Anyhow... She had blogged about their e-session and I asked her if I could share her {so very eloquent and so very kind} words. Here they are as taken directly from her blog...

"When we interviewed millions of photographers, there was a reason behind it. The below photos say it all. We didn't want to sit in any weird or "hoo hoo formal" positions. We didn't want to be tied up in suits and strings like puppets in a 2 man show. So this is what we ended up with...timeless photos, so natural, and one heck of a memory filled with fun.

Right before we left for the e-session I remember it feeling just about 100 degrees out. It was hot. It was going to get sticky and sweaty. I was a little nervous. Did I really want to have someone take zillions of photos of me, in the heat, of me and my most favorite -- capturing our intimate looks on film...and could it be done?

But once we got in front of the camera, against the brick walls and inside of the old window frames, my perception of what could be and what was - was well, completely different. And boy, our photographer is what I call a rockstar.

I won't forget the tickling that ensued almost immediately, as we leaned against the brown wood and red brick background. We laughed, my mouth open in so many pictures because I couldn't contain myself. The sheer joy on our faces. The raised eyebrows and the way that the Boy can almost completely wrap his arms around me twice.

I love the angles, and the raw edges, and the light.

And when we got in the car after having 400 photos taken of us, we both looked at each other and knew we had done good...and had TONS of fun. In fact, it was the most fun we've had during this whole process. We just played. We were just ourselves.

Now when we are old, and gray haired, and sitting in the little rockers looking out at the mountains we can no longer physically climb, we will look at these photos. We will remember when the Boy could easily sweep me up in his arms and lift me. We will remember the laughter, the jumping, the young spirits. We will see us."

{Sunny & Trey}

I'm a little {ok, maybe alot} behind on blogging! Getting pics finished is always my first priority, so I've let the fun stuff slip a little... but not to fear! I'm psyched to share this wedding from Labor day weekend that I just finished up!
Sunny and Trey...


The farm was on a two hundred year old farm in Sweetwater that was one of the coolest places I've ever seen. Soooo much cool stuff to shoot.



It rained most of the morning and we were so worried about being able to shoot (well, I was worried about shooting... they were worried about the ceremony), but as we arrived at the farm, the sky cleared a bit and it was perfect the rest of the day...



The rain boots were perfect for tromping around the soggy ground...




This picture cracks me up! The ringbearer had just turned around to see them in behind him kissing... hence the face. LOVE IT.

Sunny walked down the aisle to the orchestra playing "Here Comes the Sun" So fitting.

So, this had to be one of my favorite ceremonies EVER! It was a mix of Jewish and Christian and secular traditions that was so perfect! My favorite part was the seven blessings... so much emotion... one minute everyone was rolling over laughing and the next there wasn't a dry eye to be found (including mine).



And then, they danced...

...and danced some more...

I am so grateful I got to be a part of this wedding... so thank you Sunny and Trey for letting me document it for you.