Monday, October 18, 2010

aruba, jamaica...

sorry it's been a little quiet around here, we just got home on sunday from shooting brenda and torrence's wedding in ARUBA! to say it was gorgeous would be such an understatement. here's just a teeny sneak peek- i'm dying to share them all, but i'm determined to catch up on the rest of my summer weddings.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

renee + bryan. KAUAI.

renee and bryan's wedding in kauai last spring was UN.REAL. i still have to pinch myself and can't believe they found me and brought me all the way to hawaii to share their big day with them! i feel so lucky to have had the opportunity to capture this gorgeous couple. they were so relaxed and fun to be around, and they have such a great connection. they're so adventurous too- hard core scuba divers! they spent two weeks after the wedding doing some amazing dives. i just adore them both and had a great time getting to know them and being a small a part of their adventure together. =) ho'omaika'i (congratulations!) renee and bryan!

.getting ready.
Poipu Sheraton
.first look.

can you even handle his expression when he sees her for the first time!!? blown away. i died over it.

.processional to the beach.
The ceremony was held at the Grand Hyatt in Poipu. Talk about GORGEOUS! It couldn't have been a better day for a wedding, sunny and blue skies.


.bride and groom.

.the after party.
Renee and Brian had their actual reception in Seattle a few weeks after the wedding, so after their wedding they had a super fun, casual barbecue. let's be honest, after all that wedding stress, all a girl really wants are some WINGS!! genius.

so guys, your anniversary isn't TOO far away...
i say we start planning a trip to renew your vows! ;)

Sunday, October 3, 2010

mackenzie- seattle senior photos

i died over these senior pictures we took in seattle a few weeks ago. the location and lighting worked so seamlessly with mackenzie's look- so stylish but effortless and relaxed. and if you're thinking she has a bit of a familiar look about her- she's my baby sister! i seriously can't believe she's already a senior and that she's so grown up and BEAUTIFUL. i mean really, the girl's a knockout. i guess one good thing about her being a senior is that we're just one step closer to being in the same state! if everything continues as planned, kenz will be diving for byu next year (fingers crossed!!).

we played a lot with lighting for this shoot, much more direct sun than usual and i'm LOVING it. thoughts?

ADDED NOTE: Thanks for the questions and comments! I love hearing your feedback. I did NOT use OCF for any of these shots. All natural light! It's my favorite. In fact, I almost NEVER use flash for portraits, unless it's a night shoot.

And yes. She DOES look like Scarlett Johansson! It's funny, we have both been told we look like her for years. Only Kenzie REALLY REALLY does! ;) we could actually tell you some pretty funny stories about our Scarlett look-alike moments.


is her hair killer or what?

the golden girl... love this one.

for some reason, i'm obsessed with the above right image. do you do that ever? fall in love with a seemingly random image like that? i do.

*a favorite. it seriously gave me chills.

wrapping up the session with the most insanely pretty light ever. L.O.V.E.

kenz, you are one amazing girl inside and out, i'm so proud of you and proud to be your sister!

hopefully we will have a few MORE photos in a month or so- kenzie forgot her 3rd outfit (this gorgeous black and yellow anthro dress) so we will be continuing this shoot around thanksgiving... =)