Sunday, August 29, 2010

Bay St. Louis, Mississippi - Engagement Session; Trevin and Dana

Of course I love *all* my wedding couples... but can I tell you that I really get giddy over Trevin and Dana? What a fun (and uber photogenic) couple! I first met Dana for our initial meeting at the yummy Mockingbird Cafe in downtown Bay St. Louis.

Their October ceremony will take place at the Baptist church downtown, with their reception planned at a private riverfront estate. Doesn't it sound lovely!?! I can't wait to be their wedding photographer - because these two lookers make my job easy :)

And since the couple will be getting married downtown, we made plans to meet again at the Mockingbird Cafe for their engagement session. Okay, can I just say it was a HOT day. Well, hot isn't even the word for it. More like OPPRESIVE... but look how well these two kept their cool. They remained gorgeous throughout the whole session (which I can't say the same for myself - but luckily I was the one behind the camera!)

Friday, August 27, 2010

Wedding on the Wharf - Jackie and Dan's Boston Wedding

Three years ago, on August 11, 2007 I shot Christy and Adam's wedding in Peabody, MA. I will never forget that day. Of course, the bride and groom themselves are unforgettable - but aside from that, I will hold that day near and dear to my heart because it's the day I realized I was pregnant with Tilley.

A beautiful wedding at the Smith Barn, packed full of Red Sox fans. I was enjoying the wedding, as it was a lovely afternoon with amazing people - although I was feeling a little under the weather. Light headed, fluttery stomach. About halfway through the reception in dawned on me, that -ah, could it be?!!! And it was. I went home and promptly took the test. And the rest is history, red-head, sippie cups and all.

Imagine my excitement when Christy called me years later to tell me her sister Jackie was engaged and that they would like me to photograph their wedding. Score! I knew the Brodie family and knew what wonderful people they were. And I jump at any chance to shoot in Boston!
Now imagine my continued excitement when I found out the reception would be help at the New England Aquarium! So much fun.

Jackie and Dan were married at Our Lady of Victories church in Boston's Back Bay. After the beautiful ceremony we drove to Christopher Columbus Park right on Boston's Long Wharf for all the family photos. It was packed with people - as it usually is on a day this nice - but we managed to keep most of the tourists out of their photos :)

Now, the real treat of the day for the bride and groom - a close family friend of the couple's, Bud owns a beautiful sailboat in the Boston Waterfront Marina near Long Wharf - and offered to sail the couple from the harbor over to the aquarium, so they could arrive in style!!!

My wedding posts aren't usually nearly as long as this, so thanks for staying with me so far! But the night was magical - the view from the Aquarium patio was just breathtaking. The weather - perfect. The people - more perfect! I stayed longer than contracted because, well - I was having way to much fun to leave!! Thanks Jackie and Dan for inlcuding me in your special day!

Christy and Adam - the former couple of mine! And parents to adorable Mia who would *SO* be playmates with Tilley if we were closer!

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Refer a wedding, get a FREE portrait session!

I love referrals. My wedding and portrait photography business is based on it. I love my clients, who often become good friends. And I love to show my gratitude to my friends by offering something in return.

I have had this policy in affect for some time now, but wanted to actively publicize it here :)

Any client who refers a wedding to me (and the couple books their wedding photography though me) receives a FREE portrait session PLUS a $150 print credit.** That's a $245 value. And for each additional wedding client referred, earn an additional $100 print or album credit. Pretty good stuff!!!

Current wedding clients may use their referral credit to upgrade their package.

As always, I appreciate your referrals!! Its the greatest compliment you can give me.

**Portrait sessions must take place within 60 miles of Gulfport, Mississippi (and will inlcude New Orleans). Sessions can be family portrait sessions, newborn portrait sessions, Senior portraits, etc. Referral credits have no cash value and cannot be transferred. Referral credits expire 6 months from award date. New England referrals may still receive portrait sessions, although availability is limited.

Friday, August 6, 2010

Kerri and Matt - Steamy Gulfport, Mississippi Engagement Session

Kerri and Matt attended the Premier Bridal Fair back in February at the Mississippi Gulf Coast Coliseum. They were planning their wedding and looking for a wedding photographer, among other things. They entered my drawing for a free engagement session and WON!

Kerri and I talked about what she wanted for their engagement session. She didn't want the "usual." And I was all for that! She gave me free reign and we came up with a steamy engagement session in downtown Gulfport, Mississippi. Well, it starts off sweet and ends up steamy :)

We headed downtown and took a few shots around Gulfport, before heading into the Half Shell Oyster House. Then we headed next door to The Quarter for a martini and more photos. The band even let Kerri on stage. All the patrons were interested in what we were doing! They thought Kerri and Matt were movie stars! And finally, we ended our night at Watson's Piano Bar, a great smoke-free piano bar with lots of comfy seating, a great bar, and a piano of course!

Their wedding will be taking place in November at the Blue Rose in Pass Christian, MS. What a super HOT couple, and a lot of fun! I wish them all the best!! Congratulations guys!!

Special thanks to Pat Heidingsfelder for assisting me on the shoot!

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