Archive for Jul 2011
July 28, 2011 the hamiltons ~ chicago family portraits
July 14, 2011 lachlan ~ chicago newborn photography
It is such an honor to capture newborn portraits. It is so cool to be the one who gets to create the iconic images of a new little life. My images will be the ones that will introduce Lachlan on his birth announcements and my images will be the representation of this amazing time in this family’s life. These are the photos that they will look back on many years to come and remember when he was just a little guy. It is an absolute honor and I am so in love with my career. IT IS THE BEST EVER!!
Sweet baby Lachlan was only 10 days old when I captured these….
It was just too hard to pick one favorite of the sleeping images – I mean look at that little guy!
Thanks so much Jim and April for the honor of capturing your amazing son. And Lachlan, thanks so much for an awesome shoot, you rocked it! I am absolutely in love with you and can’t wait to see you grow!
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July 5, 2011 gina + jesse ~ wedding photography
I met Gina in August of 1988 as we lined up alphabetically for the first day of sorority rush. I looked at her name tag in disbelief – she was a Petersen just like me, the first time I had met a S-E-N Petersen that wasn’t a relative. We pledged the same house, became sorority sisters and lifelong friends. We’re “Petey sisters”. There are few people in the world who can make me laugh as hard as Gina can or whom I admire more for her amazing strength and grace.
Gina and Jesse were married in an intimate, outdoor ceremony on the golf course at the Lakewood Country Club in Lakewood, CO surrounded by friends and family. To capture their touching, beautiful and “one helluva party” wedding was so much fun!!!
Check out this cool little slideshow that tells the story of their day….
Some of my favorites…
Gina’s three boys served as the best men. How cool are their Bronco jerseys that say Best Man and then spell out the wedding date “6-18-11″ between the three of them – so cute!
Jesse and his posse – a great group of guys. I got to into the forbidden men’s “no women allowed” lounge/locker room/bar to get these shots. I felt all sneaky.
As the ceremony start time got closer, Gina started to get a bit nervous as she went through her vows again once last time. Her sweet son Noah came up just to stand by her, be near her. And I could see how his presence helped to calm her down. It was really sweet moment.
Jesse going through the rules once last time with the best men, ring bearer and ushers before the night begins. The last rule was to have fun!
Such a beautiful place to have a ceremony!
The officiant was a friend of Jesse’s who earned his credentials online to perform the ceremony. He did a stellar job.
The ceremony was very reflective of their personalities, so of course there was laughter.
I don’t think there was a dry eye out there when Gina and Jesse read their personalized vows to each other, it was of course an emotional moment for her (super awesome) Mom.
what a gorgeous wedding party, huh?!
All who know her will agree -this image is SOOO Gina!!
Jesse ~ welcome to the XO circle of love, we are so glad to have you!
I love you Gina and I am so happy for you! Your wedding absolutely rocked!!