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Thursday, April 19, 2012

Yolonda & Wil :: Married!

Meet Yolonda and Wil . . . a laid-back, loving couple that just got married last Saturday!  I liked this couple right from the first time we met.  They're both so easy to talk to, and neither one seems to sweat the small stuff!  We were a little worried about rain on their big day, but we stayed indoors and all was well!  This was a beautiful day full of meaningful moments and good-lookin' people!


I love that Yolonda brings such a smoky, sultry beauty to this blog. 


The ladies!

I loved this quick mother and daughter moment.

The gentlemen looked pretty smashing too.

This couple has some cute little girls!

We squeezed in one last kiss pic before heading to the church for the beautiful ceremony!

Husband and wife!

Congratulations, Yolonda and Wil!  Thanks for allowing me to be there to document your special day.
You are a lovely couple, and I wish you many, many years of happiness together! 

Seth & Katie :: Married!! Second Shooting with Michelle Lunn Photography

Michelle and I go back just a little bit.  We're almost family (she's sisters with one of my sister-in-laws).  She started a photography business a little before I did, and I was in awe of how good she got so quickly!  She has always been an inspiration since then, and seeing her work pushes me to do my best!  It was great to second shoot with her a couple of Fridays ago!  She was totally on the ball, so all I had to do was relax and have fun shooting a little more candid-style!

Katie and Seth made a stunning bride and groom.  I'm just thrilled to share these! 

Michelle is covering a larger post of the wedding, so be sure to check out her work!  www.MichelleLunnPhotography.com  and www.MichelleLunnPhotography.blogspot.com are her websites!

Much love and congratulations to the happy couple!

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Baby Karis :: The Arrival!

Few words can express the honor it is to be present at the birth of a child.  The honor goes even further when this child is family to you.  I'm an aunt many times over, but I gained all of my nieces and nephews by marriage . . .  until now.  Every niece and nephew is still incredibly important and adorable to me, but this is the first time that one has been family ever since she was first created.  Basically, what I'm trying to say is . . . this is awesome!!
I hope you enjoy these photos that tell the story of Jessica and Jonathan welcoming their new daughter into the world!

At home for the last time as a family of two . . . .

The first serious contractions have set in.  She looks so calm, so focused. 

A "little" while later . . . .
Mom is handed her baby girl for the first time!

They named her Karis Joy.  Karis is a Greek name that means "grace."

A little family time . . . .

In this next one, I can't help but picture Karis saying, "Are you my Daddy?"

Sleepy baby . . . .

Karis's first smile?

I think it's time to let this family be . . . Karis is getting a little tired.

Thank you so much to the proud parents for allowing me to document this time for you!  Congratulations!  I can't wait to spend time with my new little niece again!

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