Monthly Archives: May 2012

Vincent is 6 months old and he`s already a man of the world

In a short six months, Vincent truly has accomplished more than most of us could dream of achieving in that amount of time. And that really puts the rest of us to shame because six months is exactly the amount of time he’s been alive. What can I say? He’s a doer!

Not only did he figure out how to use his lungs, his vocal chords, and all kinds of other impressive traits he’s been blessed with, but now he can also sit up….

… touch his head (which is the accomplishment he is the most proud of as you will soon see)…

… and he can fit a whole ball in his mouth.

Not to mention, he’s already been crowned king of someplace or other (how that happened I don’t know- it didn’t seem an appropriate time to ask him)….

Did I mention he’s almost got his color wheel completely down through the pantome book that his artist daddy got him?!

We definitely know he’s already developed an exquisite taste for the finer things in life (mostly he likes to suck on professional camera lenses… the more expensive, the better).

Oh and let’s not forget that he’s already gone somewhat viral since he’s been spread around Facebook like internet candy because he was the subject of our very first video project back when he was a newborn!

And last but not least, he’s already has his very own photo shoot… twice actually!!!

My boy, you truly are amazing! Your parents must be so proud!

Even if you weren’t specifically aware of all his major achievements, you would get the feel for it right away because his face reveals all his worldly wisdom and experience right away.

(this is what I call the guilty face)

I mean, you don’t develop these kind of facial expressions from eating and sleeping alone… this dude has done some living!

And man, does he have some stories to tell!

But until he can use his big boy words to tell us them, he’s going to use his eyebrows, nose, or whatever other feature he has at his disposal that he’s most recently discovered. Or he will just put his hands on his head again…

… and again.

So Vincent my boy, you are quite a man already.

Keep on accomplishing the amazing, and we will keep on oohing and awing about you… even if it’s just because your mommy dresses you well or because you’re just plain adorable (basically we’re going to ooh and aw no matter what you do).

(“I’m King of the world!!”)

Click to see the rest of Vincent’s 6 month photo shoot here.

Sam's Windy City Senior Session (by Josh & Kelley)

Dear friends, this is Sam.

I know, I know, gorgeous right?!

As soon as Josh and I (Kelley) met up with her for her senior session, I asked her if she was nervous to be in front of the camera.  “A little”, was her response.

Well, apparently she was good at hiding the little bit of nerves she had, because she did amazing and looks completely confident in all of the shots!

After talking about locations for the shoot, Sam decided that she’d like to take her senior photos in downtown Phoenix.  What a wonderful decision that was!

At first we were all a bit worried about the semi-heavy wind we were experiencing that day.  You see, a blustery day can make for some awesome shots like this one:

However, with just one more click of the shutter, that shot can turn into this:

(Strangely enough, I (Kelley) actually really like this shot!)

Luckily, when you’re downtown, all of the tall buildings do a great job of blocking the wind, so we were able to forget all about the breezy day and get some awesome photos.

During the session, Josh and I talked with Sam and learned that she’s going to be a fellow Sun Devil soon!  In other words, she’s about to start attending the best school ever! (We can’t help it, Josh and I LOVED our time at ASU).

However, it seems that Sam’s home is a house divided.  You see, her father has a mantra that goes something like this, “Sparky is bad. Wilbur is good.”  Yup, he’s a die hard U of A fan.

Lucky for Sam she’s not the first one in her family to dip her toes into the enemy waters of ASU.  Her older sister is already attending ASU, so hopefully her dad has had time to warm up to the idea of having Sun Devils in the family.

Sparky and Wilbur aside, I’m sure your parents are beyond proud of you Sam.  After talking to you during your session, Josh and I could both tell that you’ve got a good head on her shoulders, and you’re going to do great things in the future.

Congratulations on your graduation, and good luck with your future at ASU!

Click here to see the rest of the photos from Sam’s Windy City Senior Session.

Becky and Aditya`s long awaited wedding

Friends forever… and then a little bit more than that. And a little bit more than that… and so on and so on until Becky and Aditya found themselves at their wedding day!

They’d always planned to be at one another’s wedding as they met each other’s significant others over the years. But if you had told them they’d be marrying each other, they never would’ve believed you!

They first met in a dorm room at Pomona college and went through all the college experiences side by side (with maybe a boyfriend or girlfriend squeezed in between them from time to time).

They graduated and continued on their merry ways, all the while their friends and family members were scratching their heads wondering why these two weren’t heading out along their merry ways TOGETHER!

(Like our Facebook page to tag yourself in some of the photos!).

As fate would have it, Becky and Aditya eventually caught on to the thought that their friends and family had held on to all along and they fell in love.

So about 19 years after they first met and became friends, they said their vows and turned in their friendship bracelets for wedding rings (no, they didn’t really have friendship bracelets, they are not 12).

As you can imagine, such an occasion called for quite a celebration! Best friends getting married is the best kind of party you want to be at! So after their beautiful traditionally Jewish ceremony was over.

Everyone was soon to be found living it up as they partied at the Phoenician in Phoenix, AZ next to some pretty unbelievable decorations!

Becky does letterpress so she handmade all kinds of little pretties that could be seen lying around the place. Throughout the whole wedding, paper replaced a variety of features including centerpiece flowers, guest favors (coasters), and even the contents of the flower girls baskets as they threw paper instead of petals!

Becky and Aditya opted for long tables instead of the typical round look and the resulting centerpieces that cascaded down the lengthy stretch of each table were absolute masterpieces that turned out to be one of my all time favorite reception centerpieces!

On the sides of the room were the ice cream bars (great idea!) that could only be rivaled by the food and drink displays that graced their cocktail hour!

In other words, this wedding had the works! Love, friendship, family…

…elephants on tables…

…the couple lifted up in chairs over the dance floor as they danced the horah…

…family heirlooms (my favorite being a piece her mother’s wedding dress that the bride had sewn inside hers in the shape of a little flower!)…

….and of course absolutely stunning multicolored Saris worn by many!

To Becky and Aditya, you guys had an incredible wedding that we were very honored to be chosen to be a part of. We loved all your family and friends and we couldn’t be happier to see you guys starting off your lives together knowing that you have such a great group of people supporting you.

Congratulations and we hope to see you soon!

Click to see the rest of the photos from Becky and Aditya’s wedding.

 

Kim and Tru’s Genuine Wedding Day (by Josh & Kelley)

Josh and I (Kelley) first got to know Kim and Tru during our initial meeting at a Starbucks, and from the moment we met them, we knew we wanted to be a part of their big day.

It may sound cheesy, but Kim and Tru are some of the nicest and most genuine people we have ever had the pleasure of knowing. As soon as you meet them, you feel like you’re friends.

During that first meeting they told us all about how they met, how much they loved each other, and how excited they were about getting married.  Josh and I couldn’t help but be excited for them too!

So, when their big day finally came, Josh and I were thrilled to show up and capture all of their special moments.

Moments like reading the sweet notes that Kim and Tru wrote to one another.

And smiling anxiously in those few moments right before the ceremony began.

Tru kissing Kim for the first time as husband and wife.

Or laughing out loud as they busted out some silly moves on the dance floor.

Each and every moment of their wedding day was genuine, including the moments that Kim and Tru shared with their friends and family.

Real moments like bridesmaids laughing together before the wedding started.

Giving teary-eyed toasts.

Enjoying father/daughter and mother/son dances.

And, one of my favorite moments of the night, Tru dancing to “Rhinestone Cowboy” with his grandmother.

Apparently, when Tru was a little boy, he really wanted to dance to this song with his grandma. So, one day while at an event, they put the song on just for them, and little Tru, too shy to dance in front of everyone, left his grandma all alone on the dance floor.  Tru decided to make it up to her and finish that dance on his wedding day.  It may have been one of the sweetest things ever seen.

While witnessing all of these moments (and many more), Josh and I realized that Kim and Tru are an even better match than we first thought.

Not only do they love each other, but they are willing to share their love with the wonderful friends and family that surround them.

With that much love and happiness floating around, we know that Kim and Tru are going to fully enjoy the new life that they have started together.

Congratulations you two, and thank you so much for letting me and Josh be a part of your wonderful wedding day!

Click here to see the rest of the photos from Kim and Tru’s Genuine Wedding Day

Fun at Ashlee and Jason’s Botanical Garden Engagement Session

Is there a couple out there who has more fun together than Ashlee and Jason? Mmmm, possibly, but I think not.

We promised Ashlee from the very beginning of their engagement session that we’d get some good, standard, normal pictures of the two of them.

Little did we know how difficult that would prove to be.

No, not because they are weirdos or camera phobics or anything like that… just because they have so much fun together that we felt like joy killers saying, “OK, stop playing and just look at the camera and smile!”

I mean, who does that to two people having so much together, right?!

Alright, I am exaggerating a bit.

Ashlee and Jason can stop laughing long enough to do regular day to day stuff like have a conversation or smile for a picture…

…I think it’s just not what they PREFER to be doing.

They prefer being spontaneous and fun.

Yes, most people prefer that, but Ashlee and Jason actually DO it! So I say, more power to them!

(Here’s Jason enjoying the little tiny worm we found! There were also bunny rabbits and large lizards hanging out with us that day, but we didn’t hold any of those).

Obviously, working with people this happy (and in love I might add) is AWESOME!

We can’t think of a better way to spend our day than to hang out with fun loving people who bring us in on their fun as much as they can while we try to be “professional” and do our very serious work (yeah right).

So thank you both for allowing us to spend a lovely afternoon with you at the Botanical Gardens in Tucson, capturing the joy you two experience when you’re together.

I have a feeling that on your wedding day, you’re going to surpass your own records in how happy you can be… and we can’t wait to be there to see that happen!

Click to see the rest of the photos from Ashlee and Jason’s Tucson Botanical Garden Engagement Session!