. i love small town, iowa . you just never know what cool little thing you're going to stumble across .
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Monday, April 26, 2010
. remember this post ? i showed before pictures of an old bike i found out in one of our old out buildings . i love that it's red and has a basket and i knew with a little tlc it could be super cute in photoshoots, so i got to it . spent a little money to get her some new tires...whitewalls ! and she's rideable ! took a sos pad or two to it and wah lah ! here's what the rims looked like before, the sos pads did wonders for the heavy dirt and some of the rusty spots .
. i took a magic eraser to the seat and the handle bars . i did half the seat and took a picture, look at the difference .
. having help makes everything more fun .
. look how shiny and red .
she's not perfect, but she looks purdy if you ask me !
. makes me happy .
Thursday, April 22, 2010
. i'm posting these on my personal blog since this was officially my last wedding (for now) . i wanted family and friends to see these special photos of a very special couple . kristi is my cousin, she has lived in greenville, south carolina for years and a few years ago she met doug . they dated, knew each other was the one, but waited a year to get to know each other better . their day finally arrived last saturday and it was a lovely celebration for them, family and friends .
. you all know how i love the detail shots so i've got lots of the shoes, dress and rings, so just keep scrolling if you're more about the people .
. the azaleas were in full bloom while we were in south carolina, breathtaking !
. might me my favorite shoe shot yet . i love reflections !
. beautiful dress .
. the rings .
. i love kristi's flower choice . definitely said 'spring' !
. doesn't she look happy !
. he does too .
. these guys were quite the characters . tons of fun, and up for anything !
. my favorite of the girls .
. aw, sisters .
. this is my family . for those that want to make the connection, my aunt on the far right in this photo (the bride's mom) is my dad's sister .
. who gives this woman to be married to this man ?
. and of course, the guys have to play the ring trick . he ended up pulling it from his shoe . look at krisit, it's as if she knew it would happen .
. told you these guys were full of it .
. the bride and groom had a big surprise .
. they left by hellicopter .
. what an exit !
. what a fun time with family . i felt so honored to capture these special memories for doug and kristi . wish you two all the best and your happily ever after .
. here's one of the videos that kaleb made during our time together last week . this kid never seemed to be at a loss for words . the pressure was getting to him just a bit while making the video, but he still got his words out !
. i should also mention while there he asked me if i was incorporated .
? is that from a movie i don't know ?
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
. sunday afternoon while in greenville our family took us to the beautiful falls park . spectacular ! this park is downtown greenville and it has a waterfall . such a combination of city and nature i have never seen .
. amazing flower beds .
. and the falls !
. this place had so many families, friends, dogs, kids, lunches...with a baloon here and there, geese, blankets spread, frisbee throwing . it reminded me of children's books i've read . or maybe a where's waldo, just not so crowded .
. sat down to take it all in for a few minutes .
. i love seeing new places like this . and when i'm there i'm always amazed such a place existed and i never knew...it makes me wonder what else is out there . what else should i see ?!
Monday, April 19, 2010
Friday, April 16, 2010
. i'm away, and miss home, but then i do really love home . i am having a great time away though . i'm in south carolina for my cousins wedding, if you don't already know . my mom and i left early to visit a friend of hers (and now a friend of mine) that lives in tennessee .
. there were lots of stops at gas stations . lots . that's a long drive !
. candace took us to a brand new museum in pigeon forge on wednesday, it was all about the titanic . i learned so much i never knew about the titanic, and i had even seen the movie !
. no photos inside .
. but here's a shot from the outside .
. then we went into the smokie mountains .
. candace has three little ones . they stole my heart in the few short days i spent with them . they had me continually laughing, maybe i'll sure a video so you can laugh too !
. here's the sweet ally .
. and the one who constantly had me laughing, kaleb . he's my buddy !
. then there's travis . this was one of the few times he could have been found sitting .
. he has stuff to do, so watch out .
. while sitting outside visiting in the afternoon ally started bringing me every different variety of leaves that they had in their yard . i ended up with a lap full, we put them in one of my books so they would dry out . i can't wait to do something fun with them . here's one of the cool leaves she brought me . have you ever seen anything like it ? i haven't .
. ally was constantly impressing me with her hunger for knowledge .
. and i got 'flowers' from the boys . the photos seriously make me melt !
. ahhh . i love em!
. good times, wedding tomorrow, going to bed .