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Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Steve+Jess wedding - 09/24/11

Now that we are back on the blogging train so to speak, it's time to share photos from our most recent wedding! Steve and Jess are friends of ours, so naturally we were excited when they asked us to photograph their wedding. And, since we've been on an outside/natural light wedding kick of late, who were we to refuse?

Steve and Jess decided to have their wedding outdoors at the Cincinnati Garden Center. Wow, what a beautiful place that I have driven past many times and never even knew existed! For those of you that don't know, it is tucked quietly away off of Reading Road not too far from Children's Hospital. If you haven't been I highly recommend that you check it out!

We knew the forecast was calling for rain, so we kept our fingers crossed, grabbed our umbrellas, rain jackets and lens hoods and hoped for the best. As luck would have it the rain stopped mid-morning and sure enough the sun began to break through the clouds as we arrived at Jess's house to begin photographing the girls getting ready...it seemed fate was on our side.

This was a great wedding and the pictures below will tell the story. Please enjoy and as always we welcome your comments!


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stunningly simple, just how a bride should be:
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then it was time to see what the guys were up to:
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Steve was looking quite stylish with a bit of artistic flair (as always):
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you really can’t beat a skull tie on your wedding day, now can you?
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nothing but style here:
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these guys look like a whole lot of trouble:
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…but nothing that a beer or two won't fix:
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now on to a few of the details:
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and on to the ceremony we go:
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a quick shot of Jess’s son Connor:
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all the guests gathered around the couple in the grass – it was very intimate:
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and now for a serious shot: :)
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one of my favorites of the day:
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Steve’s best man David flew in from Japan for the wedding – now THAT’S a good friend!
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there was even a magician at the reception to entertain the kids (and more than a few of the adults):
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the coolest cake topper we’ve ever photographed:
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David had asked the guests make origami cranes beforehand and presented them to the couple during his best man speech (cool, huh?):
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a final shot of the happy family. we wish you all the best!
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Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Marco's 1st Birthday

One of our goals for 2012 is to TRY and bring back the blog. It has been a crazy year with lots of ups and downs and another big surprise :) Between starting back at work in October and finding out I was pregnant again in September we have been busy little bees. We've had several photoshoots that have not made it to the blog, but we are going to try and upload a few of them so people can see that we are still doing photography!!!! (even with everything else going on.) Alex is doing great! He needs a little bit of physical therapy so that is another thing we work on daily....and yet another reason we haven't been posting on the blog.

Enough excuses....on to the blog post.

Marco (my nephew) turned 1 in November (yes I know that was a month ago but better late than never). I've been bugged incessantly by family and friends to post photos :) Lovingly of course! So drum roll please.....here they are. Enjoy the photos!!!

GABI


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Alex and Marco hanging on the couch.
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Alex giving Marco a birthday hug...or maybe just losing his balance.
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Too funny!!! Nap time perhaps?
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Since Alex can't have cake he just ate his finger.
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Marco with Francesca (sister) and Caroline (cousin).
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Marco getting attacked by the girls. His face says it all.
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Now on to the fun part!
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Sitting on the presents is one way to open them.
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Marco says "look what I got!!"
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Mommy got into presents too!!!
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Now to put it all together...
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This was my favorite from the entire day!!! Classic photo! Someone frame this please.
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