Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Trash the Dress - Amy & Doug: Palm Harbor, FL

She knew she'd never wear it again so Amy was all about trashing her dress. She and Doug brought their adorable dog, Mango, to the park for a few final pictures in her wedding dress. We were happily surprised with the cooler weather as we walked around and found some unique spots for photos. This is our third time photographing these two, and we always have a great time together. We had hoped to get it dirty in the water, but there were signs everywhere warning us about the alligators... so we decided to find alternate means of trashing Amy's dress. =)

trash the dress picture with a dog

Down by the dock.

picture on a dock in a wedding dress

Gotta love this girl's shoes!

This was the only tree around that wasn't a palm tree so of course they had to climb it. =)

climbing a tree in a wedding dress

Then some fun on the playground. This totally brings back memories of when my brother and sister and I used to see who could swing the highest, and then jump off. =)

trash the dress picture swinging at the park

This bright red dump truck was great for a few photos... to really get us in the "trashy" mood. I just love this shot that Chris got.

trash the dress picture next to a dump truck

At this point, Doug decided it was time to throw the dress in the trash... I guess he forgot that Amy was still wearing it.

And stuck.

trash the dress picture in a trash can

And now, how the final trashing began.

Monday, December 22, 2008

Happy Holidays from Florida!

We had a cold front come through last night and I didn't even realize it was going to hit us. When I saw the weather lady say we were going to have a high of 59 today I thought, wow I guess winter has finally arrived. Then our good friend, DC wedding photographer, Armin DeFiesta said that with the wind chill it was down below zero up in the DC area!

Chris and I will be heading up to Northern Virginia to visit my family for the holidays so I guess we had better find all the warm clothes we have stuffed away in the closet. =)

We wish everyone a happy and healthy holiday and we'll answer any emails and phone calls when we return!

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Portraits - Chattanooga, TN: Kelly and Kevin

While we were up in Chattanooga visiting family for Thanksgiving, I got to spend some time with one of my best friends, Kelly. She and her boyfriend, Kevin, wanted to have some cute pictures made for Christmas Cards. We decided to go down to Coolidge Park for some photos on the walking bridge, and a few other spots.

Here are a couple of my favorites. First, the beautiful Kelly.

And the ever adorable couple. =)

Coolidge Park Photo on a bench

Coolidge Park Photo on the Walking Bridge

And this nice Christmas Card worthy shot down by the water. =)

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Unnecessary Quotation Marks

I ran across this little gem of a blog today and couldn't stop laughing. I'm somewhat of a grammar police, because there are a few grammar rules that are commonly misused. Don't get me wrong, I certainly make my fair share of mistakes, but this is too funny not to share.

I definitely enjoy the sarcastic explanations of these profound signs. Here are a couple of my favorites. =)

Monday, December 8, 2008

Ever wonder...

...what happens when you put detergent in a fountain?

This was my view from the fourth floor window on Friday. Apparently someone decided to vandalize the fountain in front of the building, by adding some sort of detergent to the fountain. I've heard about this and always wondered what it would look like, but I thought there would be a lot more bubbles... like overflowing to the street. (Don't get me wrong, I had NOTHING to do with this, nor do I know who did!) From what I hear this wreaks havoc on the fountain pump, so please don't try this at home. =)

I shot these with my point and shoot since it's all I had with me at the time. Has anyone else seen this done before?

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