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Monthly Archives: November 2009

Back from DC!

Just wanted to post a little note to let you know that we are back and we had the *best* time!  We spent our time exploring the city, eating yummy food and photographing the cutest couple in Washington DC…really, you’ll see.

I’m working super hard to catch up on emails & proofing, so if you are waiting, don’t worry, I haven’t fogotten!

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Katie & Eddie – The Wedding! | Chillicothe Ohio Wedding Photography

September 19 was the epitome of a perfect fall wedding day. Honest.  Did it help that the day was full of the most kindhearted people, a gorgeous bride & groom, special details everywhere you looked, or a ceremony under one of the largest trees this side of the country? Maybe.  All I know is that I will remember that day as one of my favorite days of the year.

I’ll admit, I knew a little what I was getting into that day.  During their engagement shoot in late April, Katie causally mentioned some of the details that she had planned…frankly, I had no idea how beautifully it would come together.  I am sure she went through a magazine or two with her mother, but everything just “said” Katie & Eddie.  Oh, did I mention that Katie’s mom wins “mother-of-the-bride-of-the-year”?  She single handily made more details for the day than many weddings combined…and every single one was stunning.

I’ll try to wrap it up because I seem to have pulled more images than ever for this post, however I do need to say one more thing.  Katie & Eddie, thank you from the very bottom of my toes to the top of my noggin for choosing me to be the photographer to document this amazing day.  It means so much to me that you would allow me to share in such a wonderful moment in your lives and I hope that you will cherish these images.  Your wedding was stunning, that’s all I can say.

I can’t describe how much I am in love with her dress.  Perfect mix of a little vintage & sophistication.

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Preparations were done at the Greenhouse Bed & Breakfast in Chillicothe.  It was so great for them to all have space away from the ceremony location (bride’s house), and what a beautiful setting for getting ready!

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You know how I love a good private moment :)

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chillicothe ohio wedding photographer

Seriously, I forget the facts, but it really is one of the largest trees around…maybe one of Katie’s family members could leave a little fact about it in the comments. (Edited to Add:  Justin told me that they said it was the 3rd largest White Oak in Ohio.)

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chillicothe ohio wedding photographer

chillicothe ohio wedding photographer

Just a couple details I mentioned:

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What?! Could they be any more stunning?!

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ohio wedding photographer

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A little dancing down the aisle is good for the soul…and your marriage.

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ohio wedding photographer

chillicothe ohio wedding photographer

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Katie, you are beautiful. There is no other way to say it.

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The reception was at the ever so fabulous Madison! Seriously an amazing venue…love it there!

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Cakes by none other than the oh so talented, Erin of The Cake Kitchen.

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They even had a photobooth!?! It was such a big hit! Even Justin & I stepped in for a couple ;)

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chillicothe ohio wedding photographer

Vendors:

Photography: Cassidy Dawn Photography ;)

Make-up: Hayley Palmer (email me for info)

Flowers: Anna Dean

Reception: The Madison, Chillicothe Ohio (740.637.0126)

Cater: Kim’s Catering

Cake: Erin Allsop, The Cake Kitchen

Band: Miesha Cannaday (and a few other talented folks!)

Edited to add:  We are leaving for Washington DC (right now).  If I haven’t replied to your email, I promise to do so no later than Monday evening, so sorry for the inconvenience.  I’ve been to DC many times, however Justin has been there once (on a school trip), so we plan to use any free time we have exploring the city…if you have an urget message, please call and leave a message, I will return your call as soon as I can.  Have a great weekend!!!

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Sneak Peak: Katie & Eddie – The Wedding! | Chillicothe Ohio Wedding Photography

I just had to share one of my new favorite images of all time.  Really.

It combines so many things I love.  Great light, beautiful wedding attire, a little shout out to the best state ever, and of course…an adorable dog. Yep, expect this to be front and center when I finally update the website ;)

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More of this beautiful wedding tomorrow!!

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And the winner is…

er, are….

Audrey Haydon & Whitney Scully!!!

Congrats ladies!  Contact me soon and let me know which photo you’d like…however in this case, I haven’t posted Whitney’s session & I haven’t photographed Audrey yet (this weekend in DC), so you can hold off till they are posted.

I decided to draw 2 names for 2 reasons.

1. I avoided the drawing because I didn’t feel like making a video (then didn’t)…

2. I was overwhelmed by the amount of entries…you all know how to make a girl feel special :)

Sorry for the short post, I have more to do in the next 2 weeks than I can even describe…got to get back to work.

Here are a few of my favorite Polaroids from the weekend!

*for those that asked, my new camera is a Polaroid 600se (the only professional Polaroid ever made…it’s fabulous and I love it so much!).  I bought it more for personal projects & photos, however, I don’t know how I will resist bringing it to a shoot or two ;)polaroid 600se

polaroid 600se

I love this photo more than you could ever know. I love my boys :)

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Chelsea & Matt (and a sneak peak of sayid…)

polaroid 600se

My office view…

Have a great start to your week!

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a few updates!

First off CONGRATULATIONS to the Sharp & Allsop families! Nathan & Heidi Sharp had their little baby girl, Emmalyn Georgia, at 10:47pm on November 3rd!  Then our good friends Erin & Erik (& Malachi) had their newest addition arrive soon after at 3:37 am on November 4th!  Welcome, Elliott Bruce, we can’t wait to meet you too!  And yes, I am already planning on photographing their wedding ;)

Up next, Holiday Deadlines!  This year our Holiday Deadlines will be December 4th.  Any and all prints must be ordered by December 4th in order to receive them in time for Christmas…so start thinking about your orders now!

Travel!  Lots of travel is coming up for us, so please be patient with us…I promise I am not ignoring your emails or not proofing your photos on purpose ;) All sessions will be proofed within the time on the contract…and yes, if you have had a session with us, it will be up before the Holiday deadline…I’m proofing like a crazy lady, I promise :)

Lastly…don’t forget about the contest!!! The drawing will be tomorrow at 10pm…so don’t forget to enter! 

Oh, and because I have to post a photo, here is a recent favorite of our cute little cottage…cottage600p

A little note: I recently purchased my dream camera, and frankly, I’ve become a bit obsessed with it…so be prepared to see many more of these fantastic old Polaroids in the future :)

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