So I gave you the little blog post below this one as a bit of a sneak peek but I’m letting loose this morning. :) This was our first time photographing at The Capitol Theatre in WV and wow it was fun! It was in a terrific location for outside and inside photos: a few beat up spaces, a bridge, exposed brick….had a blast.
And then there was Marissa and Aaron. As you can see from the photos Aaron was a bundle of smiles, and though Marissa was a bundle of butterflies, as soon as she saw Aaron her smile lit the entire theatre. Aaron didn’t want to know one thing about Marissa’s dress before the wedding. Didn’t want to know if there was a train, veil, lace, satin…didn’t want to know one single detail so he could take her all in as she walked down the aisle. I thought that was one of the sweetest things I’ve ever heard.
Can’t get enough of that big red dress. I have had this big red dress for over a year and have never used it, till this session. In fact, I had no intention of using it at this particular session but when J set her eyes on it, I saw kismet . She’s a bit of an outdoorsy kinda gal and a tomboy so I was excited to see her let herself go with this. We chose a location outdoors to really let loose. Also had to throw in 2 black and white portraits just ‘cuz I loved ‘em so much.
Wha?? Did I just say I bought a wedding dress for $20, ripped it apart, dyed the hell out of it (tossed in a nude, vintage bustier with all that dye) and then proceeded to make magic out of it? Why, yes. Yes, I did. Amazing what you can find from an estate sale of a bonafide member of the 1%.
Well…my, my, my…that’s just absolutely fabulous (she says in her most convincing British accent, dahhhhling).
Sssswwwwwwooooooooooooon……..wonder what she’ll think when she looks back on these 20 years from the wedding date for which these photos were inspired??
Makeup, hair and a sprinkling of absolute fabulousness from the ever-so-divine Ms. Justine Lynn of Beauty Justified.
You’d think having a household with 2 photographers our walls would be filled with gaggles of photographs of all of us. I wish I could say you were right. I do try to get one family photo of all 3 of us once a year so we can see Ella’s growth from year to year and this is the first year we haven’t done that (yet).
John and I were both in desperate need of new head shots and so we took a brief 15 minutes in the studio and came up with what you see below. Look at that sexy guy. Man he’s so stinkin’ cute.
And then there’s this cutie pie that takes the breath right out of me every time I look at a photo of her. Her eyes just go straight to your heart. And I don’t know if you were aware but we had a foreign exchange student come stay with us for the school year last year. Annahita is from Denmark and we’re bummed she’s gone back home now but as you can see Ella just fell right in love with her. It was lovely to watch Ella share her space and her life with a “big sister”. Never a dull moment in our home. :)
And last there’s me. One part smile, one part goofball…that about sums it all up.