Friday, July 27, 2007

Maria & Paul's Wedding

I shot Paul & Maria's wedding at the Hyatt Harborside a few weeks ago, and it was such a blast! First of all, I just love Paul & Maria - they are so much fun! Plus, it was a Greek wedding, which always adds a little excitement. Much of Maria's family came over from Greece for the wedding and half the time I didn't know what anyone was saying. But, I could tell they were having a great time :)
Maria was gorgeous, and totally enjoyed being the star of the show - her inner diva came out and she really hammed it up in front of the camera for me. It was wonderful to see her and Paul enjoying themselves and their friends & family and really getting the most out of the day. It was such a treat to be part of such an awesome event! Thanks for everything you guys!!

Here are a few of my favorite shots...

Thanks again Paul & Maria!!

Tuesday, July 17, 2007


Wow! I have been so delinquent! Life has just been CRAZY and I just haven't been able to keep up! But no worries, I'm back :)

The good thing is that I got to spend a little time on vacation with my parents, sister & her family. I flew home to Indianapolis and spent about a little over a week hanging out with the fam. We were supposed to go with whole Guenin family up to Wisconsin for a big family weekend, but we didn't get to go. My poor brother-in-law, Michael (pastor of an amazing ministry I'm involved in, Genesis) was incredibly sick even before he flew to Indy. And when he got to Indy, it just got worse. He ended up in the hospital with viral pneumonia and all sorts of pain radiating from his lung. So, we all decided to stay behind and take care of the kids while my sister stayed with Michael at the hospital. The poor guy spent his entire vacation in bed, in pain. Please pray for him and Kyla as he's still experiencing a LOT of pain and now all 3 of the kids are sick too!

In spite of all the drama, we still managed to have LOTS of FUN! My oldest nephew, Tristan, turned 4 years old while we were home, so there was plenty of celebrating!

Here's Tristan blowing out the breakfast candles (not in cake so much as in a donut, but he loved it :)

One of Tristan's favorite parts of the trip was his first (of many) ride on the Sea-Doo with Papa Pat!

We also spent a lot of time taking the boat to "the swimmin' hole"

This is Mimi (my mom) with baby Caeden, looking oh so comfy in his life vest...

Here's my niece, Reilly Nichole, playing on the beach. She's so fun!

And here are a couple pics courtesy of my sister, Kyla. The first is baby Caeden looking as cute as possible. And the 2nd is me and Caeden playing peek-a-boo on the boat :)

Mom & Dad also took us to this great new water park by their house. I'm so bummed it wasn't around when I was a kid! It was a blast! Tristan LOVED it!!!!

Just a couple more cute pics of my sweet little babies...

And here's my sister w/ Caeden :)

So, it wasn't the best vacation we've ever had - that would require my brother-in-law being able to stay out of bed for more than an hour :) And, it wasn't the most restful or relaxing, but it definitely was FUN!!!! Thanks Mom & Dad for a great trip!! I Love You!!!!

Monday, July 9, 2007

Through Their Eyes Africa

I came across this very cool organization today - Through Their Eyes Africa.

They are having a "blogathon"
to raise funds for the project, and I've decided to participate! This project will be sending a group of photographers into a remote part of Africa that has not received any help yet. The photographers will be mentoring young adults on how to take pictures so that we can get a look at their society “through their eyes”. The funds raised from this project will go right back to the needs of these people. So, please go now and give at They need your donations to make this happen. Remember, what you give will make a difference in the lives of some of the neediest people on earth. Be a part of history. Be part of the solution.

Please go to their blog and give generously today. You can make a difference!

(and keep posted for information about my upcoming trip to Zimbabwe!!!!)

Tuesday, July 3, 2007

Anne & Bennet's Family Portraits

I met Anne a few weeks ago at Town Day. She was very sweet and so encouraging about my move into the Woburn/Winchester area. AND, she ended up calling the next week and scheduled a portrait session for her Dad's 75th birthday!

So, on his birthday, Anne and the fam met me on Sandy's Island in Winchester for some pre-dinner portraits. They were great and we had lots of fun! It was such a pleasure getting to know them. Here are a few of the photos...

Here's the whole fam...

Anne's parents were so cute!

Anne and her husband, Bennet

Anne, Bennet & the kids

Pretty cute, huh?

Anne's son was such a joker!!

Anne's daughter was beautiful, a total natural in front of the camera.

And her sister is an author, so who knows, we may be seeing this on the back of a book later this year!

Thanks again Anne (and family) for a great shoot! Your photos will all be online soon... :)