Tuesday, April 14, 2009

New blog!

Today, we launched our new blog and website! Update your bookmark, if you please, to:


We moved the last few months of posts over to our new blog (from January-present), so there's a bit of overlap, but if you're here from our new blog, you'll be able to see more posts from 2008 by browsing through the archives on the right of the screen.

Check it out and let us know what you think!

Monday, April 13, 2009

Kathy + Charlie: Engagement

Last week Grant and I headed to Ox Bow Park in Elkhart to shoot Kathy and Charlie's engagement session. We had our first real date at Ox Bow. It's also where we held hands for the first time, on a lazy summer day, in the shade of a great beautiful tree. Going back there brings back a lot of sweet memories, and looking through these pictures of Kathy and Charlie's love for one another just makes me smile.

Charlie played for us a part of the song from when he proposed to Kathy.

Kathy told me beforehand that she was nervous about having pictures taken. Well, I'm pretty sure she didn't need to worry about being photogenic. Kathy, you're beautiful!

I love everything about this picture. The color, the light... definitely a favorite!

And finally... we couldn't resist coming back to the field as the sun began setting.
Grant's favorite:

Kathy and Charlie, thanks for the fun, relaxing session! We enjoyed exploring the other side of the park with you two!

On an unrelated note, you may have noticed our new watermark on these images. We've been doing some spring cleaning of the business in the past month or so, and we'll be unveiling a brand new site and blog in the next few days! We are so excited about all of the new things in the months to come... Only since January have we been able to call ourselves full-time wedding photographers, and the extra time has freed us up to really think about how we want our business to look like and be. Thanks in advance for everyone's patience as we move into a month or two of transition!

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

The First Day

Just thought we'd share this poem that we came across today in the wrapper of a Chocolove chocolate bar:

The First Day
by Christina Rossetti

I wish I could remember the first day,
First hour, first moment of your meeting me;
If bright or dim the season, it might be
Summer or winter for aught I can say.
So unrecorded did it slip away,
So blind was I to see and to foresee,
So dull to mark the budding of my tree
That would not blossom yet for many a May.
If only I could recollect it! Such
A day of days! I let it come and go
As traceless as a thaw of bygone snow.
It seemed to mean so little, meant so much!
If only now I could recall that touch,
First touch of hand in hand! - Did one but know!

Leandra was keen enough to have kept a calendar and journal of the first weeks and months of our relationship: the day we first held hands, kissed, when and where we went on certain dates. I never thought having those times documented would mean what it does to me today, when even now, just 4 years later, some of the details start to melt together. The details of our life together as a couple--from journal entries to emails to pictures--aren't just a comfort (which they are), they move us to live out the dreams we dreamed and vows we vowed.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Kathy + Charlie: Engagement Sneak Peek

We had a great, relaxing engagement session with Kathy and Charlie on Saturday. Enjoy these two while we work through the rest!