Thursday, July 7, 2011

Angles of Bliss

I love how weddings each have a distinct personality. Some are romantic and luscious, some are solemn, some are vibrant. The wedding of Joel and Emily was just SO happy. You could not attend without putting on your best smile and thoroughly enjoying yourself… I think it must have mentioned something about that in the invitation; Instead of a black tie dress request, a bring your best smile and your happiest wishes request. Take a look…

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Tulips are such happy flowers, aren’t they? I do think that if I ever get married again (to the same charming man, of course!) I will carry tulips.

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Isn’t Olivia the sweetest little flower girl? Don’t be deceived, her flower-girl skills have been carefully honed!

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I love these of their first look… The joy is so apparent in their eyes and expressions. Makes me want to marry J again! (Did I already bring that up?)

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I have so many good shots from this wedding waiting patiently in the “edit these” file but as soon as they make it to the “edited” file I will post a few more! The weddings are piling up and the editing is unfortunately taking second fiddle to house selling/buying/packing/moving plans. You know, maybe I’ll just leave it all behind, run off to Hawaii and get married again… If we do it on the beach J won’t have to rent a tux and I won’t have to buy shoes. What a fabulous imagination I have!

One more…

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Tuesday, July 5, 2011

the 4th

DSC_3221Several great things about the 4th of July: celebrating America (of course that must come first), fabulous food, fantastic friends, watching little eyes light up with amazement, grass, sunshine, lemonade, fireworks, the smell of sulfer and smoke, more food, strawberries, softball, more food… I’m pleased to say that three out of four of us are sporting the after effects of an unusually sunny 4th. I actually smelled like sunscreen by the afternoon, should’ve smelled like it sooner, but WHO needs sunscreen on the 4th in Washington? It was such an anomaly… I was taken completely by surprise. Fortunately, the bear was undercover most the day. The rest of us are nicely crisped. DSC_3112

After a late morning breakfast (heavy on the red and white: strawberries and whip cream in yummy crepes; heavy in general: grilled bacon, french press with heavy cream… we spare no pounds on birthdays!), we trekked down town in a passel of flip-flops and umbrella strollers to watch the annual parade. Its quite the community event, and if you like people watching, it positively *prime*! What is it about a small town event that brings out the kooks? love it. The best part of the parade was watching the kids and hearing their excited shouts.

 

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To the eight children under five who were present with us, the animals were by far the most exciting part. According to our crew, they were all either puppies and horses. Some were…

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…Some weren’t! Really, I’d be embarrassed if I looked like that! In typical home-town fashion, you had your logging trucks, your bicycle brigade, your pony club, your mayor (that no one cares a dime about), your school band, and your fire trucks. You also had plenty of candy… and with that I take back my earlier comment about animals being the kid’s favorite part!

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Altogether is was successful parade!

The rest of our day consisted of the most American of activities… softball with the kiddo’s and eating good food.

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The day ended with our town erupting in whistles and booming fireworks and sparklers that went on well into the midnight hours. I’m sure this morning I will find the residue of last night’s festivities all over our yard as I do every year… the surest sign of a successful 4th. And our house did not burn down. Successful, indeed!

Friday, July 1, 2011

One Winter’s Day

The wedding of Naomi and Victor was an event to remember. Interesting styling + interesting people = interesting pictures! I couldn’t treat these photos in the typical, classic style because the vintage vibe of the wedding took charge of my creative process. (Add to that, my camera decided to do its own thing and shoot the whole wedding on ISO 1000. Yes, I do blame my camera’s initiative… it couldn’t have been operator error.){Alright, it was my fault.}
Regardless, here’s a sampling of my angle of this creamy, vintage-y, furry, wintery day…
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And there you have it. A happy bride, a tender groom, friends and family full of adoration. I was happy to have my finger clicking away the day and happy that I got a handful of shots worth sharing. Long life, Naomi and Victor!