Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Madeline + Brian

When Jen and I arrived at Madeline's parents to take her "getting ready" photos we gasped at all of the great details. The house...amazing. The dress...gorgeous.

The bride...beautiful.

Madeline and Brian didn't get married at the courthouse, but we stopped by after the ceremony for some pics since they are both lawyers.

And then we went to a few other spots along the way.

The reception details were so sweet...

and so were Madeline and Brian. Click here to see a slide show of their big day.

Congratulations you two!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Yuma, Colorado

Some of our closest friends, Chad and Sarah, live in Colorado with their three sweet girls. They're the kind of friends that feel like home. The kind that you always feel good being yourself around. You know, those sorts of friends.

While they used to live near the mountains, this year they made a big move to the plains of Colorado. They moved back to Chad's home town of Yuma where he is running for sheriff. We are pretty darn proud of him and loved seeing these signs all along the road as we drove in to town...

Chad and Shane tend to immediately start acting like 14 year old boys when they get around each other. Its oddly adorable.

It was a great weekend to be in Yuma. It was Old Threshers Days and Chad and Sarah's new house happens to be right next to the fair grounds. There was all kinds of small town wonderfulness...

and sunsets like this right out their front door...

Lots of porch sittin, tea drinkin, talking and relaxing. And of course we had to do a photo shoot. Here are two of my favorites. My beautiful best friend with her big brown eyes...

And the whole fam on Chad's family farm...

Click here to see a lot more of their shoot. The music is "Free" by the Zac Brown Band. Even though Sarah suggested "Club Can't Handle Me" by Flo Rida. Just didn't seem to fit :).

Friday, September 17, 2010

first dance class

I'm getting ready for a wedding tomorrow, but I had to briefly check in because today was Marlie's first dance class...

I simply could not handle the cuteness.

Have a good weekend!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Sarah + Len

Sarah and Len were married over Labor Day weekend here in St. Louis. Sarah was a gorgeous bride, and Len a handsome groom. We could not have asked for more beautiful weather.

Aren't they cute together?

Click here to see more photos from their big day. Much thanks to the marvelous Emily Southerland for second shooting for me!

Thursday, September 9, 2010

hello again

Hello again. I have been opting for sleeping instead of blogging as of late. I'm just pretty wiped out by the end of the day. Things I've been up to...

- shooting (a wedding here, a senior there) sneak peeks coming soon!

- napping when I can

- wrangling monkey pants

- trying not to barf

- belly dancing (its not cute at 10 weeks pregnant)

- seeing old friends (It was so fun girls!)

Yesterday was miss Monkey's first day back to preschool. Lets compare last year to this year...

I cannot believe how much she has changed this year. Gone are those chubby cheeks and legs, and little sausage fingers. I miss them. By the way that pose she is striking was totally her idea. She is quite the diva these days. Complete with her bear "Princess" and that ugly purple dog purse which contains and even uglier rat type stuffed dog. Oh she is so funny. This is an awesome age. She is much more of a little helper and sidekick than ever before. I love it.

Today I am wrapping up some work and packing. We decided to ya know...just take off to Colorado for a few days. Its just how we roll. We are nuts. But there are some people there we love a lot, so here we go!

One more thing. What's cuter than Mr. Nug, Monkey Pants, and Lily Bean all sitting together?

Nothing! Have a great weekend!