Sunday, July 31, 2011

Maternity and newborn portrait session

Two weeks ago, I had the pleasure of photographing Megan, my chiropractor's wife, in the last week of her pregnancy. She's so beautiful.

One week and a day later, their son, Ayrton, was born. So I went to their home to photograph him, and here are a few of the best pics.....

What a cutie. He was perfect after we got him to sleep. I think he was a little weirded out at first by all of us staring at him, but after a couple of extra feedings, he relaxed and fell asleep. Thanks, Megan and Chad!

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Updates: A new car, the garden and a new door

We've been busy around here since vacation. After we got home we learned that my car was sick and would soon need a new transmission, computer and catalytic converter. So we decided to get me a new ride. We settled on a Honda Civic Hybrid after being tempted by a sweet Mercedes for cheaper. In the end, I went for the more practical car. Surprise, surprise. But I love it. It has power windows and locks and cruise control - all firsts for me. And it should save me some money on gas.

We also harvested our pineapple. These things take two years to grow, so it really makes you appreciate them when they're finally ripe. Here's what it looked like when it first appeared in March....
And here's what it looked like yesterday before we devoured it. There is nothing like pineapple ripened on the plant and eaten fresh......
We've also been growing purple okra. This is a first for us. Hopefully we'll like eating it, because it's not one of the veggies we eat regularly.

Our bathroom renovation is finally complete. It was mostly done back in February, but needed a few finishing touches. Right after vacation, the contractor from Lowe's showed up to replace our rotting door and window that wouldn't stay closed. We got a cool door with blinds between the glass. It feels weird to get excited about doors, but I guess that's what happens when you're a grown-up.

Here's the before photo......Notice the sweet orange towel used to stop the rain from coming under the door. It was also a nice shade of dingy white.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Our Wedding: The Reception

I have finished toning all the wedding photos.

Our reception was just as we had envisioned. Fun and relaxed with beautiful weather and an exceptional view. The hydrangeas on the tables were the perfect contrast to the emerging green of the mountains behind us. The tables were finished with candles in mason jars and old family photos in vintage-looking frames. And I made dozens of mason-jar lanterns filled with candles to hang around the patio.

 Instead of a traditional guest book, we had Jack Hardman sketch us a tree for people to leave their thumbprints and sign their name.

Our cake stand was made by Scott's uncle Jeff. It's beautiful!

Us with our fabulous photographer, Jon.

Cut the cake!

I'm sure Robert said something hilarious and inappropriate to Scott here...

 Thanks again to everyone for helping us celebrate! We love you!