Denise + Josh – The Madison Hotel

We hoped Irene would not make her appearance at Denise & Josh’s wedding, and even though she showed up for the party, she didn’t ruin a beautiful day. I was so happy to be a part of this special wedding of one of my best friends — Denise truly found the perfect husband in Josh.

In addition to being a bridesmaid, I got to work with Meridith of Meridith Desmond Photography to take some photos when I wasn’t needed for my bridesmaid duties ;). Meridith did an AMAZING job and captured the day beautifully — please check out her blog with her gorgeous photos from the wedding, as well as her other amazing work! Thank you Meridith for everything – so glad you captured this wedding!

I loved the gorgeous flower with the different purples – my favorite color… and they just popped against the green dresses.

Mother of the bride, Lydia, looked beautiful — I was so excited for her!

Denise’s sister, Christine, made her pretty hair accessory… love it!

The flower Denise wore in her hair was part of her mother’s wedding veil. Perfect!

The detail on Denise’s dress was so pretty. When she tried on this dress for us in the bridal shop, we instantly knew it was the perfect one for her!

Mothers’ of the Bride and Groom picked fabulous dresses – the colors were so pretty and matched our flowers 🙂

Sisters cheers!

Luckily, the Madison Hotel had great spots to take indoor pictures.

My friends and I have known each other for 20+ amazing years. I’m a very lucky gal to have them. We took this photo now that all of us are married … a seven-year spread 🙂

Congrats to a wonderful couple!

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A Day at the Playground … Fun With Friends

It’s always fun to catch up with friends we haven’t seen in a while. Lindsey was one of Josey’s first friends — they’ve known each other since they were 12 weeks old. Her mom, Adrienne, and I were colleagues, so the girls went to the same on-site daycare. Since moving across the pond to England, we don’t see them as frequently, but we all enjoy getting together when they are back in the states. We had a beautiful day to catch up and enjoy the playground at Dodge Field in Madison. So good to see you ladies … hope we can do it again before you head home …


                       

No More Pencils … Summertime Fun

My eldest finished her second year of pre-school this week. The class,  parents and siblings celebrated with a nice, refreshing 90-degree picnic at a cute, nearby park. The kids had a blast and parents and Miss Carolyn enjoyed chatting and watching them play. I’m proud of my little girl. She loves to learn and is a great teacher to her little sister as well.

I love the shot of the kids using the rail as a balance-beam. What a great little class we had this year. We’ll miss it, but look forward to Josey’s final year in pre-school next year! Sniff, sniff. So glad I don’ thave to prepare for kindergarten yet.



Playtime!

I spend a good part of my life at the playground these days (yay warm weather!) and it’s a great place to take photos of the kiddos. The pictures always come out so genuine because the little ones are doing what kids do best … playing! Here is one of little Brendan … one of the biggest hams I’ve ever met (though you may not see it from this photo). I love taking pictures of him and I’m sure I’ll share many more on the blog.

Denise + Josh

I had a great time recently taking engagement photos for one of my most cherished friends. I’ve known Denise since grade school and we’ve been close buddies ever since. She has found the perfect partner in Josh and I couldn’t be more excited for them to tie the knot!

We had a fun, relaxing shoot on a beautiful spring day here in the Garden State. See… New Jersey has more to offer than the “NJ Housewives”, “Sopranos” and “Jersey Shore” folks (who are pretty much not from New Jersey). It’s full of gorgeous flowers, beautiful foliage and the best friends any gal could hope for. I can’t wait for the big day in August and I’m so happy for two wonderful people to have found each other!





                
               


             
             

              
   

Birthday Wishes for Miss Emma

I experienced my first six-year-old-nail-painting-pizza-party and I’m mentally exhausted. Five- and six-year-old girls have a LOT to talk about. And screech about. What a handful — a sweet, fun handful, but a handful nonetheless! They were so cute, excited and innocent. Little girls are so much fun to watch and listen to. What could be more fun to a little girl than going to a nail salon, eating pizza and cupcakes and getting adorable, handmade purses (GO Carrie!) stuffed with goodies? Not too much. Happy birthday to a sweet, happy girl. Emma, may you keep your smile, spunk and innocence as you celebrate each year!

Egg Hunt

Between raindrops this weekend, we were able to fit in our annual Easter Egg Hunt with my moms’ group. There are way too many cute kiddies to include, so I just picked some of my favorite shots from the day. It’s pretty hard trying to follow and enjoy the thrill of egg hunting with my girls while trying to take photographs of all the other cuties, but I did my best! Thanks to Shauna, Megan and Camile as always for making our events great!

 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 

*Thanks to Danielle for digitally capturing my family