Sunday, March 6, 2011

Maria's Bridal Shower Peek 2...

Here is the second half of the pictures.

Here is the downstairs where the food and entrainment was. I truly wish I could have taken more detail pictures of the food, decorations and everyone getting their food. But as you can see it was very crowded and I didn't think the other people getting their food would appreciate my big camera. So here are the few I did get downstairs...



Some of the yummy desserts...


The bar area...



The entertainment...

Back upstairs enjoying the party and delicious food...


Beautiful ladies...



Time for games! This is the bag for the hot "bag" game! Like the hot potato game...


See...the bag is "hot"...

Let the FUN begin...





Now it's down to Susanna {top} & Deanna {bottom}! Their expressions are so fun...



And the WINNER is....Susanna...




This game is one of the most fun games I've ever seen at a shower! And Maria made it all up entirely by herself! I think this game was the highlight out of all of them...



Games & prize winners...



Maria watching her quests have fun...




Yet another of my favorites...



The "remember what's on the tray game". Another one of Maria's very creative ideas! She's so creative and crafty and a great party planner!

And it was sadly at the point of the picture above that I shamefully admit, my camera broke! They played this game and one other then opened presents. And I was unable to capture it all! My heart was broken, I was devastated, shamed and so embarrassed! But Maria could not have been more compassionate, caring and supportive! So to all the photographers out there reading this post, if you are in business, this is why a backup camera is so very important!

All in all though, Maria will still receive 160 pictures of her special day. And I hope that the album that I make will help in some way, make up for the images that I did not capture!

Maria, you are one of the most beautiful women I've ever met...inside and outside! It was so wonderful to meet you and I cannot wait until we can all get together again! Thank you again for allowing me to be a part of your very special day and capture these memories for you. I hope they help you always treasure this day. And I wish you a wonderful wedding, honeymoon and life with Melvin!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Maria's Bridal Shower Peek 1...

I had the wonderful opportunity to be a part of Maria's special day! And how special it was. Maria and her fiance' are getting married in beautiful and WARM Hawaii. So this was a wonderful opportunity for her to spend time and celebrate with those that will not be attending the wedding!

The day was filled with happiness, love, laughter, friends and family and even a couple tears! This group of women are as beautiful on the inside as they are on the outside! I truly had the.best time shooting this wonderful event.

This is only a handful of the shots I've edited so far. There are many more to come!

Maria made these beautiful party favors for her guests to take home. Her fiance' is an amazing cook so they were creative and very fitting...




The center pieces were so lovely and I think I took too many pictures of them because I was so inspired...


The tables were beautiful...


Here is the bride to be and my best friend Rachael...the "MAID" of honor! :}



More of the gorgeous center pieces! The restaurant the shower was held at was beautiful and a joy to shoot at...



Sexy shoes & sexy leg alert...


Enjoying her girl time while showing off her ring...


She's breathtaking...


This is my favorite shot of the day. Maria has style...


Maria and her beautiful family...


I adore these girls! Deanna & Susanna...

Lovely ladies...


And the FAB girls all together...


Maria and her dear friend Stacy who is cute as a button...


And because I am a details.junkie, I had to add more! I love her chair...



The whole place was so lovely! Perfect for such a wonderful celebration...


Details of the bar area...



To texture or not to texture...THAT is the question. I loved this shot without the textures {top} but also loved it with the textures {below} so I kept both...


And it's all about Facebook...


Thank you Maria for allowing me to be a part of your special day and to capture your moments. I truly hope you enjoy the pictures and I wish you and Melvin the most beautiful wedding and life together! I can't wait to see your Hawaii pictures!



Wednesday, September 1, 2010

The beautiful Gwen...Part 1...

Gwenevere is my best friends daughter! I was there when she was born. I remember that day vividly, as I'm sure Rachael does as well! :) It was a very exciting and scary day! On October 8, 1999, this beautiful little baby was born to two wonderful and loving parents. Fast forward to today and wow! What a beauty she has grown to be...inside & out! Gwen recently got contacts and is about to venture into the world of braces....and Jr. High! So Rachael wanted to capture Gwen, exactly as she is right now. Before these new and exciting stages of her life start!

To say that Gwen did great is a huge understatement! Not only is she breathtaking and beautiful, but very comfortable in front of the camera. She had a great time posing and never tired. She never even tried to run away when I made her stand in the middle of the spider infested ivy or when the nats were attacking us. Tropper Gwen to the rescue!

I took many photos. The location was beautiful, the light yummy and the model so fun. So please bare with me as there will be several parts to Gwen's pictures! As the shoot got underway, we both became more comfortable and the pictures got better and better. So here is the first stage of shots that we took when we first arrived...


























Thank you so much for looking and stay tuned for a few more posts over the next two weeks! Gwen & Rae...I hope you love them! I love you both very much! OXXO

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