Nikki came down from Andrew’s University this past weekend to visit her sister for fall break. While she was here, we decided to wander around Lookout Mountain before attempting to catch the sunset. The forecast called for rain all weekend long, and while it hadn’t rained on Saturday, it sure was cloudy. But early in the evening it had cleared up a little, and we hoped it would stay clear through sunset. Luck was not entirely on our side. We watched the sun set through a haze of grey clouds. But before our sunset disappointment, we took some photos. At least the overcast skies made for some gorgeous even lighting. There’s my silver lining.
Ashlee and I decided to re-make a photo I took of her last year. Here is the 2014 edition of what is now known as The Creeper.
The perfectionist in me really wants to retry this and get it EXACTLY the same as the first one. Maybe in a few weeks we can try again.
A few weeks after these two love birds returned from their honeymoon, I had the pleasure of taking a few more portraits of them. The weather was hot, humid, and there were bugs everywhere. Both Lindsey and Erick suffered through it like champs and we ended up with some incredibly lovely photos.
One of the bests finally came back to Chattanooga to visit, at long last! We’ve spent more time catching up on sleep in the same room than we have actually hanging out and doing things, and now, 2 days since her arrival here, she and Jeremy have left to Maryland to visit their parents.
It’s been a few years since I’ve had the pleasure of photographing her, so we snuck in a small session after breakfast. She always makes my job so easy.
Keri Mau, 2 days wasn’t nearly enough time. Come back forever. Please?
I am, by no means, a wedding photographer. I can count the number of weddings that I have photographed on one hand. I don’t market myself as a wedding photographer either, because I know that’s not a career path I personally want to take. If I’m being completely honest here, I almost backed out of shooting this wedding; but I am so glad I didn’t. It was an absolute honor to capture this special day for two friends that I hold near and dear to my heart.
Before I get down to the photos, which is really what I’m sure everyone wants (certainly not my ridiculous, overdrawn ramblings), here are a few links that cover this beautiful love-filled wedding:
Lindsey and Erick’s Wedding Website | Lindsey and Erick have updated their website a few times since the wedding and plan on keeping up the website with their new married-life adventures.
AJ Pastor Productions | AJ is another good friend of mine. We went to college together and last summer, I was his second shooter for Sam and Satara’s wedding. I would’ve loved to have AJ second shoot for this wedding, but as it turns out, he was a groomsman. But AJ helped out quite a bit anyway by snapping a few photos of the groom and groomsmen getting ready, while I was capturing the bride and her bridesmaids getting ready at a different location. Check out his blog post covering this wedding. Right now. This is an order. He made a video about Erick’s proposal, which was shown during the reception. He also posted a reaction video of Lindsey watching this video and it’s great.
Now… on to the photos!
THE FIRST LOOK
I posted a few photos from Lindsey and Erick’s first look a few weeks ago, but here are a few more, including some group photos with the bridesmaids and the groomsmen.
HAPPILY EVER AFTER
Simple joys make life worth living.
I’m playing the catch up game now and I’ve got tons of fun things to share: Lindsey and Erick’s wedding, The Renaissance Network’s garden party, and more snapshots of life (food outings, days spent out on the boat). Weekends like this rejuvenate me more than anything and I actually feel like I’m ready to tackle the coming week. It’s a great feeling. I wish it would happen more often.
Up and Coming.
Next week I’m heading out to Oshkosh for Pathfinder Camporee. I’m so excited because I never got the chance to go as a Pathfinder, but now I’m getting to work for the event.
1. I want an espresso machine so I can make my own drinks, like that beautiful cortado in the photo above (thanks Brash Coffee!). I also want to try red espresso. For this, I blame Jeremy, his newfound love for rooibos tea, and his ability to come up with brilliant ideas that other people have already thought of (in this case, making tea like you would espresso).
2. Shauna Chung is home! … but not for long. California and grad school are taking her away from me. Also, we miss you Keri. The 3 of us need to be together again soon - I miss us together.
3. I absolutely must go watch Guardians of the Galaxy. Apparently it’s a freaking fantastic movie.