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 🙂
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!
This is what happens at 6:30 p.m. to my little night owl after spending a fun day at the lake beach … and she didn’t wake up until 7 a.m. this morning. In the middle of watching ‘Flushed Away’, I looked down on the floor and there she was, passed out. It made me think of a photo of myself when I was the exact same age, after the same kind of day. Enjoy!
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.
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.
What can I say? My kids are bound to be techie-types. They have two parents who love gadgets and electronics. I’d rather get a camera lens, smartphone or hard drive than pretty much anything else for a birthday or holiday. If we are out somewhere and the mood strikes, my girls will ask, “Mommy, can I play ‘Angry Birds‘?” So I hand over the iPhone and they begin flinging little birds into structures and buildings with their tiny kid fingers.
If you have not tried this game, be forewarned … it is very addictive and deliriously fun. Ask my kids. And if you have a BlackBerry, I’m sorry, you can only play the ‘Hydrox‘ or ripoff version — “Angry Farm“.
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!