Friday, April 25, 2008

Slideshow: Chris and Rita

We've been meaning to post this for a while now. So here is a slideshow telling the story of Chris and Rita's wedding day at Sand Key Beach and the Harborview Center in downtown Clearwater.

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Wedding: Magin and Matt

This past Tuesday we shot Magin and Matt's sunset wedding at the north beach of Fort DeSoto Park. They decided to have a destination wedding down in Florida to escape the cooler weather back home in Missouri. Sadly, a cold front had come in just a day or two before and the winds at the beach were unbelievable! The wind was great for Magin's long flowing veil (for as long as she could keep it on her head).

Besides the crazy wind, the sunset couldn't have been more beautiful! We were so glad that the rain from earlier in the morning dissipated before the evening came around. There were big fluffy clouds left in the sky that made for some great shots over the water. And who doesn't love the nice warm sunlight at sunset? =)

A closeup of the beautiful bride and dashing groom.

This wind finally settled down a little bit for these next two.

They were such good sports for this next shot. We got such a great response from this flower shot at Chris and Rita's wedding that we wanted to try a slight variation on it for this wedding too.

Chris got this really cool shot of Matt while he was in the middle of writing out the date in the sand. Sadly the water washed it away before he could finish writing.

One of the great things about parks along the coast in Florida is that you can be on the beach one minute and in a beautiful park the next.

This was one of our favorites from the day. Sometimes the best shots happen when you least expect it!

Thanks Magin and Matt for letting us document your wedding day. We hope you guys enjoyed the rest of your honeymoon down in Florida!

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Wedding: Nancy and Phil

Last Saturday we got to shoot Nancy and Phil's wedding at the Sunken Gardens in St. Petersburg. Thanks so much to Nick of Haskins Photography for letting us come and help document such a beautiful wedding. What a gorgeous place to get married! The greenery and flowers were so colorful and really complemented the reds, whites, and blacks of the wedding party.

Phil had a huge grin on his face all day that was just so infectious. I guess there were many reasons for it though; he was surrounded by lots of friends and family, was marrying his perfect match, and had his best friend as his ring bearer (his dog). His golden retriever took part in the wedding and was at his side for a good bit of the day, except for the times where he was too tired to stand up anymore. What a sweet dog!

The ring bearer, best man, and maid of honor.

Nancy looked absolutely stunning in her elegant dress and it almost felt magical how the sun reflected off it. It went perfectly with the simple beauty of her bouquet.

I had to get a shot of Nick in action.

This is one Chris took of Nick and me during the ceremony, rockin' the long lenses.

As the evening went on, the lighting got even softer which made for some great photos around the gardens.

Thanks you Nancy and Phil for letting us be a part of your wedding day. Hope you guys have a great time on your honeymoon!

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Chipotle Mondays

Have you ever liked a food so much that you wanted to eat it every day?

Well that's how it started with Chipotle and me. I had to part ways with Moe's one day in November of 2006 when they closed the restaurant closest to me that I used to go to for lunch. I had heard good things about the chips and salsa at Chipotle but had never tried it. So one day with some hesitation, I decided to try the chicken burrito. Low and behold, it had so much more flavor than the Moe's burritos I was used to!

Well, when I get started on a food I like, I tend to crave it everyday. I decided (along with some strong suggestions from my husband and some other friends) that I had to limit my Chipotle visits to once a week or I might burn out... (I've been known to get "burnt out" on many foods in the past). Therefore, to make sure I stuck to that limit I decided to start a little tradition called "Chipotle Monday". For a while I was able to convince a nice sized group to join me, but it has dwindled over time (I got carry out by myself today, haha). This has been going on now since the start of 2007, so we have made it well past the one year mark! Sometimes I don't even have to say anything when I order... I'm not sure whether I should be proud or ashamed of this... (in case you're wondering, my "usual" is the chicken burrito bowl)

Please tell me I'm not the only one with food obsessions! Does anyone else have any restaurant rituals??

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