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The Po-Po Chased Us Out Engagement Session…

Okay let me just start this off by saying these two are troopers! Literally, within seconds of setting up our first shot I got called out by the seminary po-po. (Yeah that’s right…bible college wanna be police) In all fairness the guy was really nice but really? There was like 3 people there. Despite the ridiculously gorgeous setting that we now were having to leave, we hopped in the car and went from spot to spot trying to stay just one step ahead of the security truck. All in all is was a great ice-breaker and we had a great day. (:  
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Travis & Stephanie’s Wedding…
One of the things I love most about photography is that I get to tell a story through images. Probably more than any other couple I’ve worked with before Travis & Stephanie get that. From the parable that was used to anticipate their engagement process, to friends sharing with the guests just how the Lord has brought these two together during the ceremony. Though I loved capturing every  personalized detail of this wedding, the thing that excites me most about these two, is that they have a strong foundation on the Lord. Marriage will have it’s ups and downs but I’m confident that these two will always remember that Christ is the author and perfecter of their faith. I couldn’t have asked for a better way to start off wedding season. (:                    
                    
                             
              
        
      
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142 Hours In Counting…

In exactly 142 hours and 13 minutes the next wedding season begins for me; and in some ways it couldn’t come soon enough. Almost every night for the past week I’ve dreamt about capturing people’s most precious moments on their big day! Usually these dreams limit themselves to the night before a wedding but obviously we’re starting early this year. (: 
Some would say I’m a work-a-holic, others could even go as far as to say I’m OCD about weddings and though I’m in no position to dispute either label I will say I’m thrilled to stretch myself this season. I do hope however, I get some sleep before the chaos begins! (: 
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Growing up my mom and I would spend quite a bit of time together. Mainly, it was me having to sit quietly while Oprah gave “life lessons” but quality time none the less. I remember often looking out of the corner of my eye to see if the typical episode of “How de-cluttering my house changed my life.” or “Empowering your spirit empowers life” has already gotten my mom crying, and most of the time it had. I’d then turn with harsh disbelief and say: “Are you crying over this!? ” (I was a sensitive young lad)  The balled up tissues that ensued quickly was my reminder to shut my mouth and “enjoy” the rest of the show. 

I don’t know if it’s an age thing or what but I am my mother’s daughter. After many years of claiming:  “No animal will ever, ever, EVER be allowed on my couch”…”I would NEVER let an animal sleep in the same bed as me…” “I hate little dogs!”… I find myself with a house full of people over for Sunday lunch and I’ve locked myself in my room crying over this little dog that I’ve been dog sitting for two weeks and now have to back! Needless to say I spooned every minute with the little guy on my couch, and I barely slept at night because I didn’t want to “disturb the dog” who inadvertently had taken over my side of the bed. 
I wasn’t ready to let him go and here I picture the people in my living room saying: “Are you crying over this!?” At this point I’d like to apologize to my mom for the many Oprah episodes I’ve mocked you over. 
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New Season New Gear…

Every February I take the month off from capturing marital bliss to let my carpel tunnel calm itself, catch up on much needed sleep, and most interestingly to you, get lots of new products that I think you will absolutely love! I can’t post all the details here but I will get you a brief description of what’s new this year and if you have any questions feel free to let me know. 

It’s hard to pick a favorite to start with but I guess the most “revolutionary” in my mind is the concept of Pictage gift cards. As many of you know Pictage is who I get all my albums, prints, and fun photo gear from. They’re the #1 photo company in the world and their work is absolutely stunning! With being amazing they do have a bit of a cost however, I found their work to be creatively unmatched and worth every penny. Don’t have a penny to spare? Gift cards my friends, gift cards. In the coming months you’ll be rushing off to the nearest Crate & Barrel or Bed Bath & Beyond (who has a killer return policy by the way) to register. You’ll scan frames and homely art decor to your hearts delight. How sweet would it be if you could register for the pictures that will go into those frames? Now you can…Anywhere you are letting your guests know where you are registered let them know about giftcards via pictage.com. In a sense you are registering for your wedding album, your prints, canvas art, you name it! Do you really need a 5th spatula? Or are you wanting a piece of personalized art for your home?    
                                        
So remember… Tell your guests about gift cards at: pictage.com You can also have people order these at anytime. Don’t know what you want for a birthday, anniversary, or holiday? Here ya go!
Sorry that was long. I’ll try and be quick from here. 
Revolutionary Albums…
Pictage has made my heart skip a beat with their new Japanese Linen Albums…You still have the unlimited design options that we love about Pictage but now you can choose this gorgeous handmade Japanese cloth to beautifully envelope the memories of your big day. 
Other New & Sweet Cover Design Options..
Art Box…
These sloppy border matted art prints are interchangeable. When wanting to refresh and display a new look just grab another print from the box. Most often displayed on a small art easel. They’re inexpensive and can switch as easily as your mood. Love it. 
                                              
Photo Guest Sign In Book…
Still the most often thing I see at Weddings is a book that the guests sign their names on. Really…How often are you going to look back at someone’s signature? You’re way more likely to cherish a personalized message from a guest especially when your own picture memories are accompanying it.   
                                            
Lastly… A more affordable Parent Album Option…
A Parent Pic Book: 
                                              
Let me know if you have any questions! Even if your wedding day has already occurred it’s not too late to get in on these great options! Especially with the gift cards as we all have birthdays, anniversaries, holidays, and special occasions. (: 
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