Friday, August 14, 2009

Today's Garden Center - National Publication

Gregg and Julie Curtis are the cutest garden center owners you'll ever meet. They own The Good Earth Garden Center in Little Rock, AR. It is a wonderful establishment that sells high end retail garden products and landscapes. Several close friends work at the Curtis' and it is such a pleasure to see them thrive at work. Loving what you do is so much easier when you work for people you love and love you right back.

Last month I was commissioned to photograph the couple at their garden center. It was Gregg and Julie's first photo shoot alone in YEARS. It took no time at all to walk around their facility and get some of the cutest photos. I hope you agree - hands down the cutest garden center owners! If you need to read more, check out a hard copy Today's Garden Center on news stands now!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Brooke + Keith's Wedding

I joined Stacy Kinzler of Stacy Kinzler Photography to photograph Brooke and Keith's wedding on July 18 at Saint Andrew's Cathedral in downtown Little Rock. We had such a good time. The weather was OUT OF CONTROL for a mid-July wedding. I think the high was in the upper 80's with low humidity... not typical for we Arkansans. It was divine! We met Brooke and her attendants at the Old State House for shots of all the girls. Then we took Keith and his groomsmen in the back alley for their close ups. They didn't want to see each other before the wedding, so we went to great lengths to make sure that surprise was preserved! The full-mass ceremony was beautiful. It's hard not to be blown away by the grandeur of the newly renovated cathedral. Following the ceremony, we took a brief walk next door to the reception that was catered by friends of Brooke's dad. They did a wonderful job! The hot music of the night was none other than Michael Jackson covers. Nothing can get a group on the dance floor faster than that man's tunes... may he rest in peace. Everyone had a great time. Keith is from Boston, MA which made for a really fun combination of North Eastern party goers and timid Southerners. It was great to see! Stacy, thanks for letting me tag along. We truly have one of the best jobs in the world!
Brooke's Details

The Lovely Bride getting all dolled up for her debut!

Keith was in his Dress Blues along with several of his comrades.

Keith was joined by his brothers and one close friend for the ceremony.

Doesn't this look like an October sky?

The happy couple - finally wed!
Love, Love, Love Brooke's "veil". Super cute!

The toasts were excellent! Keith's brother brought down the
house with stories about both Keith and Brooke. Great stuff!

Monday, August 10, 2009

Walt + 6 months

It has been a long while since I wrote anything here. Sorry for the dry spell. It's been a busy summer on many levels, but photos have been a little slow with the high heat and busy schedules of couples and families. The photo schedule is beginning to fill back in... couples are getting engaged, everyone is having babies, family portraits are about to hit high gear, and houses are going up on the market left and right.

One precious child has been keeping me busy. Walt. By now you know him quite well. It's hard to believe that Walt is already 6 months old! First, it feels like he has always been here. He is such a big part of all of our lives and he can't even speak, yet! That said, it is AMAZING how much he has changed. How much he has grown. How much more mobile he is. It's AMAZING!

Lori, Sam, Walt and I joined up at Mim's house (Lori's mom and dad's house) for a photoshoot to document this quarter of his life. Working with a baby is a little tricky. You have to keep him happy but not annoyed, busy but not distracted. You have to move FAST. It's really fun. Here's what we came up with! Enjoy!

I call this Walt's "fake" smile. Cracks me up!

He is going to be trouble! Look at those eyes!

Like father, like son!