Just a little sneak peek from our super fun Trash the Dress session with Kim and Jeremy. More coming soon!!
*For photographers - these images were processed with the Boutwells' latest set of actions, TRA2 - The Revenge! These are by far the sweetest actions I've ever used. If you're in the market for something new to spice up your images, this set and the first set of Totally Rad Actions are the ones to buy, hands down. Go get 'em now!
Erin & Taylor (you may remember them from this post) are fun and down-to-earth, and they happen to ooze style from every pore. Erin wore a gorgeous black & white dress complete with black fur-covered heels...while Taylor rocked a black on black pin-stripe suit with a white tie. They got married at the beautiful Ceresville Mansion in Frederick. I was so excited to hang out with Michelle and Andrea again (I love these two!) to help shoot the girls getting ready and the ceremony. As always, we had a great time! Thanks again for having me along, Michelle!
They decided to do "First Glance". For those of you who don't know, this is when the bride and groom see each other before the ceremony. It was so cute to see her nervously walk up behind him and tap him on the shoulder. The looks on their faces were priceless...it was a very sweet moment.
Even though Taylor had already seen Erin, he still cried when he saw her walking down the aisle. So of course I started tearing up, too, and could barely keep the camera steady.
Where do we begin with this awesome celebration... Tottie and Dan are such an amazing and fun couple. We feel blessed to know them and were so excited to be a part of their day! Their wedding was beautiful! The ceremony and reception were held at the Holiday Inn in Columbia. It had rained the night before and the morning of, but a couple hours before their ceremony, the sun broke through the clouds to shine on their day. I stayed with the girls, while Drew hung out with the guys. It was so much fun taking the getting ready pictures, watching Tottie and the girls laugh while getting dolled-up. I've known most of them since high school (hi Heather, Linz, Jen & Colleen!) It was a wonderful day. And our friend and fabulous photographer, Andrea Ackermann, joined us later in the afternoon to second shoot and help out (thanks so much for everything, A!)
We had a hard time narrowing down our favorites for the blog, but here they are. We'll be posting their slideshow in a couple days, so stay tuned!
Tottie looking gorgeous and finally realizing what's about to happen :)
My multitasking BFF, Lindsay, was a bridesmaid and also officiated the ceremony. She's become a real pro! I now pronounce you Mr. & Mrs. Daniel Mummert!
The DJ played "Jump in the Line" by Harry Belafonte and a conga line instantly ensued. Most of you are probably familiar with this song from the movie Beetlejuice...so much fun. Shake, shake, shake, senora!
I love these ones of Dan and Tottie's parents dancing...so happy and in love :)
The awesome Darrel Vaughn recreating a scene from Saturday Night Fever...
Tottie & Dan - We had a wonderful time capturing all of your moments throughout the day. Love you guys!! Wishing you all the best!
When you can't make it to the zoo, bring it to you... My sister and her husband had a petting zoo come over for Anthony & Vinnie's birthday party last month, and the kids (& adults) LOVED IT. It was chilly and the skies were gray, but a bunch of people still came out to enjoy the animals and cupcakes. There were roosters, bunnies, ducks, sheep, a goat, a miniature pony, an alpaca... it. was. awesome.
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First up, the birthday boys...
This is Tottie and Dan...our first official bride and groom of 2008!! Tottie grew up in Columbia and went to my high school, but amazingly, I didn't meet her until after college when Lindsay introduced her to me. She and her fiance, Dan, are so sweet and cute together! We had an awesome time walking around with them at Lake Kittamaqundi and getting some fun shots. We're pumped for their wedding next month!! A special thanks to Lindsay for coming out to keep us company and holding the reflector...and for trying to make them laugh, although Tottie said that looking at my weird facial expressions was good enough for her
I have to say a huge thank you to Michelle Rose of Three Blondes and a Camera for this session. As most of you know, Three Blondes were our wedding photographers, and they have been a HUGE inspiration to Drew & I. Before we got married we weren't sure if we wanted to get into wedding photography because it seemed so stressful. But after seeing how Michelle, Lisa, Jamie & Laura worked during our wedding, our minds were changed. They were so professional, but still knew how to have fun. Our guests were impressed, as well. Michelle is the kind of person that you immediately feel comfortable with the second you meet her. Well, we've been keeping in touch, and she was nice enough to invite Andrea and I to second shoot Erin & Taylor's engagement session with her...and we had such a great time!! She's been so generous with her advice, and I'm grateful that I was given the opportunity to shoot alongside her and learn from her :)
As for Andrea, she also got married last year and is a Three Blondes bride. Not only do we have our wedding photographers in common and love photography altogether, we're also Asian and have white husbands named Drew! How weird is that? She randomly found our blog after she googled Three Blondes, so she left a comment, and that's how we became friends! Gotta love the internet. She just joined forces with her friend Renata and they've officially started their photography business. Their work is awesome! Check out their blog to see some of their recent stuff.
On to the models, Erin & Taylor... what a sweet couple. They are a product of match.com - proof that it really can work! They're getting married in May at the Ceresville Mansion, so Michelle thought it would be fun to go to downtown Frederick for their session. That area was perfect. I had no idea it was so cute! In addition to outdoor shots, we were able to get some shots of them inside Starbucks and upstairs in Brewer's Alley where they're having their rehearsal dinner. AND Michelle brought her video light! It was so cool to shoot with that for the first time. I definitely have to buy one of those now. So enough babbling - here are some of the shots I grabbed...
And three lovely ladies: Michelle, Erin...
and Andrea :)
I had a yummy brunch today with Erin, Kristi, & Randa at Yellowfin. Sadly, we're only able to get together every 2-3 months, but it's always nice to catch up and have some girl bonding time no matter how long it's been. This month we're celebrating Kristi's second bun in the oven(!) and Erin's new purchase - her first home! I'm so excited for both of them. It's crazy that 7 years ago, we were in college partying it up and staying out late, and now we're here at sunday brunch, talking about our favorite tv shows and how we get tired at 10 o'clock. Oh, how things change...
I'm in the middle of editing pictures from Kendall's session, and just had to post this as a sneak peek for her mama and papa. Look at how sweet she is...I just wanna squeeze her cute little cheeks :)