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Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Eli and Kateri ~ Engagement Session

Eli, Kateri and I have many mutual friends from being a part of the Delmar Fire Department and otherwise. We officially first met this past winter at a holiday party of a mutual friend. They were just starting to look for a photographer for their wedding and got to talking over a few cocktails and the rest is history!
I was looking forward to this session for a few reasons. One: I love engagement/couple sessions!! Two: These guys are "really, really, ridiculously good looking" as only Zoolander can explain for me. I'm talking HOT!!!
And three: I knew that they would go all out for their session. I'm a casual girl myself so I understand the desire to have a casual, real life photo session. But when I know there's going to be some effort put into a session I get way overly excited! 
And they didn't disappoint me...take a look: 

Washington Park was a beautiful setting that evening. We took full advantage of the great light and nice weather.

oh, and did I mention that Eli is also a photographer ( When photographing another fellow photographer I tend to get a bit nervous. But while I was making the two of them feel comfortable I became more relaxed as well. I love when synergy flows...makes for a incredible photo session experience!!

So after the park we had an outfit change (I loved the pink but I looooove the black--I'm always wearing black!!) and headed to a new location...for a minute or two before... a security guard yelled at us and said we couldn't shoot there. Oh well....who knew!?? I got the shots I needed and the security guard got his "take home story" for the day!

Look how gorgeous Kateri is, Eli is one lucky guy. 

So after being told to leave, we headed to the Empire State Plaza to finish up. More and more perfection coming your way- the light, the couple, the evening, everything was perfect!

Don't let these two fool you- their sexy, serious exterior is just a cover up for their totally cute, fun personalities! 

We got to the Plaza just in time for this amazing light!!

I told Kateri to give me a "fierce" look...I think she nailed it! :-)

Thanks guys for picking me and for being so amazing- I can't wait for your wedding in September!

Cuteness at The Crossings~ Family Photo Session

Alicia and I have been trying to get this session scheduled (and rescheduled) for months now! I'm so glad we were finally able to meet up at The Crossings with her parents and her brother's family on a gorgeous day. (And I might add, ANOTHER fellow BCHS graduate- I'm really gettin' around!!)

There's not much I need to say about how stinking cute these cousins are- and the dresses the girls were wearing!?? Handmade by grandma and so adorable!

Steve's family arrived a bit earlier so they got some alone time with me and my camera. Gracie is the same age as my Sydney and they are so much a like- they'd get along great!

The whole family!! 

Alicia said she didn't have many (if any) photos of her and her hubby. So I, of course, had to remedy that problem for them!

These two little girls were the cutest- I could have followed them around all day!

And while the next photos are obviously not the greatest work I've ever done I still had to include this...Gracie tackling her cousin!! No tears were shed in the making of this image!

See....she's a-ok!!

A little fun with Uncle Steve

And some snuggle time with Mom

Great session- beautiful day- great family- cute kids- couldn't ask for anything more!!