Wednesday, April 28, 2010

. small town, iowa .

. i love small town, iowa . you just never know what cool little thing you're going to stumble across .
. small town, iowa .

Monday, April 26, 2010

. happiness .



. isn't she pretty .

. 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 .
. rusty rims .
. 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 .
. magic eraser used on half of the seat .
. having help makes everything more fun .
. my helper .
. look how shiny and red .
. the bike .

. the bike .
she's not perfect, but she looks purdy if you ask me !
. the bike .
. makes me happy .

Thursday, April 22, 2010

. and they are living happily ever after .

. 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 !
. the shoes .

. the shoes .
. might me my favorite shoe shot yet . i love reflections !
. the shoes .

. the dress .
. beautiful dress .
. the dress .
. the rings .
. the rings .

. the rings .
. i love kristi's flower choice . definitely said 'spring' !
. the bouquet .

. kristi and doug .

. kristi and doug .
. doesn't she look happy !
. kristi and doug .

. kristi and doug .

. doug and kristi .

. doug and kristi .
. he does too .
. doug and kristi .

. doug and kristi .

. kristi and doug .

. the party .

. the party .
. these guys were quite the characters . tons of fun, and up for anything !
. the guys .
. my favorite of the girls .
. the girls .
. aw, sisters .
. kristi and katie .
. 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 .
. kading family .
. who gives this woman to be married to this man ?
. dad saying "her mother and i" .
. 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 .
! dave can't find the ring !

. the ceremony .

. kristi and doug .

. kristi and doug .
. told you these guys were full of it .
. groomsmen rating the kiss .
. the bride and groom had a big surprise .
. leaving the reception .
. they left by hellicopter .
. kristi and doug .
. what an exit !
. gone .
. 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 .

. i could help you cross your perch .

. 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

. falls park .

. 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 .
. falls park in greenville, south carolina .
. amazing flower beds .
. falls park in greenville, south carolina .

. falls park in greenville, south carolina .
. and the falls !
. falls park in greenville, south carolina .
. 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 .
. falls park in greenville, south carolina .

. falls park in greenville, south carolina .
. sat down to take it all in for a few minutes .
. falls park in greenville, south carolina with family .
. 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 ?!

Friday, April 16, 2010

. away from home .

. 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 !
. lots of stops .
. 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 .
. titanic museum .
. then we went into the smokie mountains .
. visit to the smoky 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 .
. little sweetie .
. and the one who constantly had me laughing, kaleb . he's my buddy !
. 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 .
. not so happy travis .
. 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 .
. leaves from ally .
. ally was constantly impressing me with her hunger for knowledge .
. leaf from ally .
. and i got 'flowers' from the boys . the photos seriously make me melt !
. i got flowers .

. i got flowers .
. ahhh . i love em!

. good times, wedding tomorrow, going to bed .