Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Jeremy & Kelsey - I do

A few months ago in a cute little town called Bailey, one of the best people I know got married. I've known Jeremy since college and he's one of the few I've tried to stay in contact with. I was very excited when I heard that he'd met someone and gotten engaged and I was even more excited when they told me they'd like me to be involved in their wedding. I was so happy to meet his wife, Kelsey and to be a part of their big day.

The day was bright and beautiful. The kind of day any bride would wish for. Everyone was a bundle a nervous excitement and no one could stop smiling. I was able to shoot this wedding on my own so I was running double duty between Kelsey getting ready and Jeremy orchestrating the set up while managing to tie his tie.

Kelsey was so calm and collected. She was such a beautiful bride. Her dress was so lovely with its simple elegance. Completely covered in delicate lace and accented by a lovely blue, crystal encrusted belt. It was also so nice to meet their families who were all so loving and friendly. 

Their wedding was small and intimate with mostly family. The emphasis was on what mattered to them most, being married and that was so wonderful. 

This is why I love weddings and photographing them. The look of love and excitement is so refreshing.  

These two are a great team. 

I don't think Jeremy could have found himself a better bride. Her kindness perfectly reflects his own.  

It was a great day. One that I'll not soon forget and hope I never do. 

Congratulations Jeremy and Kelsey! The best is yet to come!

Liz DiNatale

Itty Bitty Flower

A few weekends ago I was blessed to have the opportunity to take the first professional photographs of sweet baby Silas. 

He is the 3rd born in a series of super sweet boys. His two older brothers are so loving and sweet. 

Since I'm still honing my skill on the wee ones I did these photos for my friend as a gift. I felt like using his new son as a guinea pig was payment enough. 

Silas was a good sport about being positioned and re-positioned while he was trying to take a nap. 

And so were his parents. 

What a great looking trio!

I'm looking forward to seeing Silas grow up to be a fantastic little brother. Thanks again to the Flowers family!

Liz DiNatale

Sydnee turned 3!

I absolutely love it when I get repeat family photo sessions! About two years ago Sydnee's parents contacted me to take photos of their darling daughter as she turned 1. I was so happy to receive an email this year asking for another photoshoot to commemorate Sydnee turning 3! My how she's changed!!

This year we headed to one of my favorite locations, the Historic Yates Mill Pond park. Unfortunately the Mill was actually closed for maintenance on the dam but we managed to enjoy the greenways and the boardwalk just fine. 

Sydnee is certainly not shy of the camera anymore. 

Two very opposite photos, one very happy little girl. 

I learned a valuable lesson that day though. Lots of heat and whole bunch of sun can be overwhelming for little kids. Poor Miss Sydnee wasn't feeling so great at the end of our shoot. 

She was a great sport and an excellent subject. I truly hope I get to watch her grow up throughout the years. Thank you again Graham family for an excellent photoshoot!

Liz DiNatale