Sweet baby Eli!
Eli is the son of my friends Annie and Jeremy. I did some maternity photos of Annie before Eli first graced this world with his presence, but I had only gotten to see the baby in passing before the day of his birthday party. Boy, had I been missing out! I immediately cottoned to this little one. I always enjoy a baby who’ll let me tote ’em around 🙂
The house was decked OUT in all things Disney and Mickey Mouse! Including Eli himself!
Eli and his buddy Ethan
Couldn’t resist a couple of extra pictures of Ethan, too!
There were plenty of friends and family on hand for Eli to visit with during his party
Time for the smash cake!
Eli really wasn’t too on board with this whole “smush cake around with your hands and shove it in your mouth” scenario…
They brought in Ethan to see if he could help pique Eli’s interest in the cake.
Spoiler: It didn’t really work 🙂 So it was time for presents!
It’s little wonder than Eli was so tuckered out that he ended the party asleep in his grandmother’s arms…
A girl and a guy meet whilst working at a bakery, start dating, and end up getting married one day. Sounds like a rom-com movie plot, eh?
But that’s exactly how this engaged couple, Emily and Ethan, met! They briefly worked together (and with me) at Muddy’s a few years ago. Legend has it that Emily actually took notice of Ethan before she worked at the bakery, when she was at Muddy’s while visiting her aunt (who worked there at the time.) I’m sure she didn’t know that when she inquired about that “cute guy” behind the counter, that she’d one day become his wife!
Emily and Ethan are getting married in May, and they asked me to do a little engagement photo session for them. We did a few at Muddy’s, as a nod to the bakery’s role in their having met. It’s nice to have an excuse to use a delicious cupcake as a “prop” for your engagement photos!
We then headed downtown to take a stroll around the Ornamental Metal Museum’s courtyard. It was a beautiful (and windy!) afternoon
I’m so happy for these two! I was glad I got to spend the afternoon with them, catching up and making them kiss for a bunch of pictures (hahaha!) I’ll be doing their wedding photos, too, so you’ll see Emily and Ethan on this blog again soon!
Side note: There was an artisans’ market called the “Cosmic Trunk Show” taking place at the museum the afternoon we were there for these photos. We browsed the goods being offered by the artists before we left. We stopped at a table with handmade jewelry, and Ethan picked up cool braided, oxidized band ring to try on. He liked it so much that Emily bought it to use as his wedding band! Pretty cool and unexpected outcome of our trip to the Ornamental Metal Museum that day!
Ya’ll heard of a band called Shovels and Rope?
I admit that I hadn’t, until my friend Jessie suggested we have a hang out night that included going to see Shovels and Rope at the Hi-Tone. They are a husband and wife, country-rock , harmonizin’ duo. They were SO CUTE, guys! Not only were they precious together on stage, they also make really fantastic music to boot.
There was a sizable crowd at the Hi-Tone to see Shovels and Rope play – and Jessie and I arrived extremely late – but I managed to maneuver my way up to the stage to grab a few photos. Hope you enjoy them!
(If you’re interested in learning more about Shovels and Rope, I found a pretty great article about them on The New York Times’ website.)
Back in August, I was asked by my friend Daniel to assist him in shooting a wedding for a sweet couple named Lauren and Ben. This essentially meant that I acted as the “second shooter” and occasionally helped lug around Daniel’s equipment throughout the wedding day.
I’d never met Lauren or Ben before arriving at the house where they and their wedding attendants were getting ready, but I jumped right in and started snapping away! There were 13 attendants on each side, so the house was a flurry of sisters and friends and moms. And. of course, the dudes just casually hanging out while the ladies got all gussied up 🙂 It was a really fun day with a bride who was sooooo excited to get hitched to her groom. Literally, she was bouncing up and down with excitement as she stood on stage during their ceremony!
Here are a selection of my favorite photos from Lauren and Ben’s wedding day, which I captured as secondary photographer!