Love Texas, springtime and this guy.
Love Texas, springtime and this guy.
Posted in 2012, Businesses You Should Know About, Documented Events, Family, Katie Was Here, Personal, Scenery, Vacation, Wedding, tagged beach, Couple, Family, friends, guests, international, Jamaica, Negril, Sandals Beach Resort, trip, Vacation, Wedding on November 12, 2012 | 1 Comment »
Today I’d like to share some of my favorite photos from this year. I took them on a glorious vacation to Negril, Jamaica for the wedding of my beautiful friends, Ashley and Jack.
The weekend was absolutely perfect. Over 100 family and friends traveled from the U.S., so there were always familiar faces ready to share a meal, lay on the beach, dance late into the night and go explore activities on the island (catamaran, snorkeling, long walks on the beach, etc).
The ocean was incredibly breathtaking. I arrived on Thursday night, and while I could hear the ocean, it was pitch-black and I couldn’t see a thing. Imagine my shock and awe the following morning as I took in the beautiful blue ocean before me. The part that amazed me most was how close we were to the sand/water. It was merely a few steps off the sidewalk on the resort and you were in the sand and surf.
Day-to-day, I had my trusty iPhone by my side to capture the fun and my surroundings. So relaxing and fun!
I brought out my “big camera” out for the extra special moments: the wedding and reception. It was a gorgeous ceremony as the sun began to set on the ocean.
Here comes the bride!
When it came time for the exchanging of the rings, there was a little problem. Brooke (MOH) accidentally forgot the rings in the hotel room, and had to run to get them! Haha love you, Brooke.
After the ceremony, I took many romantic couple photos for wedding guests. It was so much fun!
Best father/daughter dance ever!
Congratulations again, Ashley & Jack! I hope married life is wonderful! Miss you guys.
Special shout out to my cousin Audrey for helping document the evening. The holiday weekend was fleeting, but we sure did make the most of it. <3
Posted in 2012, Current Events, Events, Katie Was Here, Personal, Scenery, tagged anecdotal, august 31st, beaver creek, Birthday, boyfriend, Colorado, Couple, dating, first dates, flashback, girlfriend, love, memories, photos, travel, Vacation on August 31, 2012 | 3 Comments »
Today I bring you a flashback.
Let me set the scene: We sat across from each other at a small circular table. Each with a glass of wine in hand, slowly sipping while making friendly conversation. Slyly glancing at one another while getting used to each other.
First dates. Most are awkward. This one was not. But, we were a little shy (give us a break).
Conversation was flowing well, until:
Him: “Well for my birthday, at the end of August…”
Me: (interrupting) “What day?”
Him: “August 31st.”
Me: (very inappropriately) “SHUT. UP!“
After that ridiculous outburst and dragging out my wallet, I shoved my drivers license in his face and said “OMIGOD. WE HAVE THE SAME BIRTHDAY.”
Almost a year later, here we are (miraculously, after that stunt I pulled). Sharing a birthday, two years apart. I’ve never shared my birthday with anyone I know (except for a former boss). I wasn’t sure how I’d like that… sharing MY day… but it turns out it’s not so bad. Actually, it’s better. I love sharing my birthday with my favorite, my best friend.
Looking forward to celebrating this weekend with our families. For fun, check out this cute little invitation I made for the event. Yep, those are pics of us when we were small.
Happy birthday, honey. Happy birthday to us! May this next year be the best yet.
Posted in 2012, Businesses You Should Know About, Documented Events, Events, Family, Katie Was Here, Personal, Scenery, Vacation, tagged Boone Hall Plantation, Charleston, Couple, Photography, South Carolina, summer, Vacation on July 2, 2012 | 1 Comment »
Greetings from the Low Country. We’re in southern paradise for the next few days, enjoying the sites, exploring the area and applying sunscreen on the beach. Here’s a photo from our adventures at Boone Hall Plantation this afternoon. I was quite the little shutterbug on this beautiful property – more to come soon!
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I must say, the following post is HOT. In two ways. Allow me to explain.
Not only is this couple extremely good-looking, we took their engagement pictures when it was 103 degrees outside. Do you have any idea how unbearable, uncomfortable and insane that kind of heat is to be in for two hours? Let’s just say I’m still a bit delirious from heat stroke as I type this post. We almost didn’t make it out alive, y’all.
Oh but this couple, two of my very favorite friends/people in Fort Worth, they fooled the camera. They look incredible: cool, calm and collected and not the slightest bit uncomfortable. I’d like to give a special shout out to the A/C in Jack’s truck, a small towel on hand for touchups, and the shade found on the streets of Fort Worth for making this photo shoot possible (and a success). I’d also like to thank Ashley and Jack for being so cooperative, obliging and excited at all times.
Ashley: What can I say about one of the nicest, most fun friends I’ve had the privilege to know? I’ll start with the basics: loyal friend, dangerously incredible dancer, Mexican food lover, lifesaver (both in terms of friendship and career – she’s a nurse), sweet & southern, beautiful and fun to be around. I met Ashley through my roommate in Fort Worth (Brooke) in 2008. We quickly became fast friends when Ashley was one of the first befriend me when I was new to their social circle. She went to see SATC in the theaters with me, even though she’d already seen it the very same week. She was a familiar, friendly face during my first TCU fraternity party experience. She was always ready and willing to hang out, even if it was just to sit by the pool and talk. I always looked forward to spending time with this wonderful girl when I lived in Fort Worth, and I still look forward to seeing her when I make it back up to the DFW area from time-to-time.
Jack: He and Ashley make the perfect pair. Jack is tall, I mean – really tall (6’5”), also a lifesaver (nurse – yep, you guessed it, they met at work!). He’s also funny, a good conversationalist and a country boy with city swagger (Jack, you know it’s true). When Ashley introduced me to Jack, I could tell he really liked her and I always noticed how well he treated her. I remember the beginning when he’d pick her up for first dates and watched their relationship progress as they became more serious and hardly left each other’s side. As my good friend became close to this awesome man, I couldn’t be happier for the two of them.
After getting engaged this year, Ashley told me she wanted to hire me for engagement photos. So, the first chance I got, I drove to Fort Worth and spent the evening with them all over the city (everywhere from TCU, the Stockyards, downtown and a country field!) They came prepared with several outfits for each setting and also brought a special guest for a few photos: Chester (their adorable dog).
Ashley and Jack are preparing for a beautiful destination wedding this February in the Carribean. With a little luck (and a whole lot of planning), I hope to attend! I’m excited to see what the future holds.
We may have trampled a few flowerbeds, almost run out of gas en route to the country field and cursed the Texas heat, but it was all worth it. I think these photos capture the essence of Ashley and Jack as individuals and a couple. Ash & Jack: I hope you look back on these pictures for years to come and remember exactly how you felt in these moments.
World, meet Laura & Michael. Mayyybe one of the cutest couples I’ve ever met – and not just because of their looks (although obviously that’s a large part of it). They’re just the type of people you want to know: kind, genuine and extremely hard-working. In celebration of L&M I must mention that they celebrated their first wedding anniversary in 2010! Congratulations, y’all.
The proud parents to two adorable dogs, they love their puppies more than you can possibly imagine.
Just before the holidays, we ventured out into the cold to take some photos of their young family: two lovebirds, two lucky puppies and a whole lotta love.