Posted on November 30, 2010
Their wedding day was the first time we had met them, but no one would have ever been able to guess that we all hadn’t been friends for years. It was like an instant connection. You know the one. We instantly felt welcomed to be a part of their wedding day, and lucky for us, we got to be the ones capturing the memories too.
Jon & Brandy’s First Look was incredible. We remember how right before she touched him on his shoulder, she stood there trying to hold it all together, with her groom standing inches in front of her awaiting her arrival. There is something special about a First Look. Theirs was the epitome of what a First Look is all about. It is an irreplaceable time for the bride and groom to spend some quiet moments alone together on their wedding day before the ceremony and all the craziness… we mean… fun… starts! They probably could have stood there for the rest of the day together just soaking in each others presence and been completely fine with it. To be honest, we probably could have stayed there photographing them for the rest of the day, too. When a couple is that enamored and engulfed with love for one another, no picture taken can be less than perfect.
It is with the greatest honor that we present Brandy & Jon’s wedding day to you. They are an incredible couple and they had an incredible wedding celebration. Congrats you guys!
Posted on November 24, 2010
We were looking for them as cars whizzed past us on the highway. There was this location riiiggght off the highway that would be perfect for a photoshoot. We told them to meet us there, but we didn’t know what they drove, so we pretty much looked like hitch hikers trying to track them down. It was totally worth it. The location was so legit, as are Justin & Catherine!
Let’s play I spy. I spy Ashley sitting in a very interesting spot.
And now for fun, let’s play “See the crazy things photographers do to get fun shots”! Here’s Micah:
And she got this awesome-ness…
And this, too…
And here’s Ashley…
To get this good-ness…
And this, too…
Posted on November 23, 2010
And the winner is….
Congratulations to Marne! Thank you everyone who entered! We are so thankful so many people would love to have us do their engagement and/or bridal pictures! And for those of you who wonder how we came up with the winner… here ya go!
Posted on November 23, 2010
I never expected to get married as a ripe 21-year-old, so learning how to cook was never an interest nor a priority. My mom is a wonderful cook, as well as both of my grandmothers. If I was wise, I would have taken advantage of these wonderful mentors because eating Hamburger Helper every night gets old really fast (sorry David)! About a year and a half ago, I decided it was time to conquer my fears in the kitchen and funnel my creativity into a different outlet. I knew the only way for me learn the ins-and-outs of cooking and baking was to get my hands dirty, so lets say I made plenty of messes!
Quality time is my love language, so the thought of attempting kitchen creations alone steered me away from trying new things. I always wanted a friend who loved being creative in the kitchen and several months ago I FINALLY found her – Brittney!! Guess what our new adventure was?!? Thanksgiving Cake Pops!! They are adorable… want to see?
Bake a box cake mix. Choose your favorite cake and icing. Let the cake completely cool. Crumble as much of the cake for how many cake (ball) pops you like. For a whole cake, add about 3/4 can of frosting to the crumbled cake and mix together. This makes about 45-50 cake pops.
You don’t want the mixture to be too sticky [like below ]. If your mixture is too sticky, add more cake!!
Roll the mixture into balls. Don’t make them too big! Place in the freezer until firm NOT frozen. If you freeze the cake balls, they will expand when they reach room temperature and crack the candy coating (ask me how I know).
Take your lollipop sticks (you can buy these at Hobby Lobby) and dip the top of the stick into the melted candy coating. Press the stick in the cake ball a little less than halfway. Place cake pops in the freezer again to firm up.
Use your Peanut M&M’s, heart sprinkles, mini chocolate chips, and food writer pen to create the turkey faces. Use a toothpick to assist you with using the candy coating as glue for the nose and waddle.
Melt the candy coating (Candy Quik brand is awesome). Dip the cake pops in the candy coating. Swirl and gently tap off excess chocolate. This is kind of tricky since the candy coating dries so quickly. Practice with a few until you get the hang of it. Be sure to completely cover the cake ball with chocolate or the cake ball will ooze out! Purchase a styrofoam sheet to support the cake pops while drying and decorating.
Next it’s time to “glue” on the pretzel legs! Be patient . Dip the tip of the pretzel pieces into the candy coating and hold them under the bottom of the cake ball until it dries. Then dip the back of the turkey heads in the candy coating and place on the front of the cake pop. Hold gently until dry. Lastly dip the tip of a candy corn in the candy coating and apply 4-5 “feathers” to the back of the candy pop.
Aren’t they cute?!?
Happy Thanksgiving!! Don’t forget to enter our FREE drawing for an engagement or bridal session. You will be so THANKFUL you did! Drawing ends today at 5pm.
Posted on November 22, 2010
We met Meggan & Brian on Marc & Brittany’s wedding day. Marc & Meggan are brother and sister, and to be honest with you, they are a lot alike. Remember how sweet we said Marc was to Brittany? So, take a double dose of sweetness and add a some adorable and you have Meggan. She and Brian were SO fun to take pictures of. Seriously, they are so in love. They spent the whole session laughing together and having a great time! We could have shot them for hours!
We are so looking forward to their wedding in the spring! Until then, here are some engagement pictures of the lovebirds! Enjoy!