Archive for July, 2012

What a celebration Melissa and Jake’s wedding day was for everyone who knows them!  There is not one part of their day that does not scream celebration to me!  While I have been going through all of the wedding photos that myself and my second photographer took I can’t help but smile.  Melissa is the kind of girl who smiles when she talks, smiles when she listens and smiles when she loves.  She is so full of life that it makes you feel exuberant when you are around her.  You can hear her happiness in her voice, like every time you talk to her 😉  And Jake is so kind and caring and always a gentleman, the kind of guy who will take care of her heart.  Both Melissa and Jake are so close with their families and it was so nice to see how involved and happy both of their families were with the wedding planning.

This was my first full on traditional Jewish wedding to photograph and boy was it fun!  There were so many different events of the day that were so cool, but I think my favorite part of the day is when Jake was brought to Melissa raised on a chair during the pre-cocktail hour and first saw her on their wedding day and put her vail over her.  And the dancing was CRAZY!!!!!  The Horah song went on for 25 minutes straight at the opening of the reception!!

I want to give a big thanks for all the help I got from my second shooter, Mike Tsai, and to their Amazing wedding planner, Kelley  Flora Ruf!!!

I will start with Melissa’s dress, it was breathtaking!!!  The texture was amazing!!!!!

I was loving the cake pops!!!!!  And the necklace, if I remember correctly, was Melissa’s grandmothers :)

pretty girls!

I am dying over this shot of Melissa!!!!!!

This was the first time Jake saw Melissa on their wedding day!   So fun!!!


The flowers were done fabulously by Dan Meiners!!!

I love this photo of  Melissa and Jake’s mom’s during the first dance!

Did I mention that they had the Michael Beers Band !  My FAVORITE wedding band!!  And they have the most beautiful singer ever!!  I think she may have gotten a few proposals at this wedding :)

Congratulations!!!  I wish you both a lifetime of smiles and a future with very tall children  :)

I few weeks ago I got to have some fun hanging out with the cutest dang photographers around.  So you might think, what do photographers do when they need or want photos ?  Well, we trade sometimes!  When Rebekah asked if any photogs would like to trade sessions, I knew my summer schedule was pretty crazy, but I also knew that I wanted to photograph them :)  They are very much like the couples that I get to work with for weddings…young, very much in love, stylish and cute as heck!

We had fun running around to a few different spots for photos and they also photographed my family here at Lake Lotawana on our boat!  I have wanted to do a lifestyle type session here on the water (my husband LOVES his nautique!)  and my kids are such water lovers that it was perfect!  I will show photos from that soon :)

Here are just a few of my faves!!!!

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