Archive for October, 2010

As I was beginning the day at a wedding I was shooting in mid-July, I received a phone call from my brother.  My heart sank – my new nephew was coming and he was early…very early.  Needless to say, as I was taking pictures during the ceremony – I was also praying extra hard and couldn’t stop thinking about his arrival.  What a strong little boy he is.  He came through everything so quickly and after a few weeks in the hospital, he was headed to his home.  Of course, we couldn’t wait to go down to visit him.  He was all my little girl and I could talk about even before he was born.  And so late in August, we went to meet William for the first time and he got to have his “newborn” session.  I might add…he’s perfect.  🙂

He got lots of kisses that day...one from my sister-in-law

...his daddy (my brother)

...some extra special love from his big brother. 🙂

and a little smile for Aunt Michelle 😉

When Jill first contacted me last May, I had no idea that there was a destination wedding location located nearby in Pennsylvania.  Now, I don’t normally double up my weddings in one weekend and so when she had sent me her date request – I let her know that I was already booked for that weekend.  It was really cute how Jill persisted and I’m so glad she did.  She and Travis are a super sweet couple and the Foxburg Inn located on the Allegheny River was beautiful!  I was also excited that they chose to do “The Reveal”.  The Reveal is sometimes called the first look.  It’s so cool, as it gives the couple a chance to see each other for the first time in private.  Well, almost private…..we are there to capture it, of course.  The Reveal is something that I discovered recently was a popular option on the west coast.  There’s no doubt it’s becoming more popular, because another great reason to choose this contemporary option is time.  Some couples don’t want their guests to have to wait a few hours between the ceremony and the reception.  The Reveal allows us to grab the images we would usually take after the ceremony, since the bride and groom have already seen each other.  So once the ceremony ends, the couple can go straight to the reception and start the celebration!  🙂

Back to Jill and Travis – the weather was perfect for their ceremony on the bridge and then we wandered the grounds (which include a winery and an old train car) for their formals.  David and I couldn’t help but talk about going back up, again, for an overnight visit.  It really was a beautiful place.

Her niece practiced scattering the flowers when we went outside for these shots. 🙂

The flower girl's hair was adorable. Love the little sparkles.

Jill was stunning

I love how her sister is peeking out the door.

Their first look...

Love how Travis can't keep his eyes off his bride-to-be.

Off for a few formal shots before the ceremony.

David was able to capture some great close-ups from his angle. These next three are his.

The one on the right is David's view.

Love this cute candid of Jill and her niece.

Dad looks so proud of his little girl. 🙂

Jill & Travis – we wish you many years of happiness and thank you for allowing us to capture your day.  We’re so glad to have been a part of it.