Thursday, March 17, 2011

Photography Stories: Esther and Greg [wedding]

Hello all! Sorry it's been a bit.
The photography business has been booming recently so as you can imagine I have been quite busy! Anyhow, I would love to share Esther and Greg's wedding with you this evening.
Esther and Greg's wedding took place October 2010 and it was probably about the third wedding I have shot with Matt.

Here are some of my favorite shots from that day.
I hope you enjoy them photos as much as I enjoyed taking them!

I am very proud of my work and I think that this wedding was a turning point for me, I feel like this wedding is when I really began to realize how to use the light in the best ways and started to come in to my own photography style ( luckily Matt and I have similar asthetics when it comes to photography)
Doesn't this couple look like they just fell out of a J. Crew catalog or something?!
Just beautiful!

Saturday, January 22, 2011

This week's

Occasionally I scour for inspiration. What I'm inspired by seems to change from time to time...I think I was feeling whimsical this week.I'm so attracted to soft colors and flowing fabrics. I adore the look of the natural light.
Are you feeling a bit whimsical?....Which photo is your favorite?

Monday, January 10, 2011

Photography Stories: My first shoot with Matt

Hello! I have been promising and promising to share with you tales from my journey with Matt into the world of photography (more specifically wedding photography) and I am here to live up to those promises.
Here we go!
Matt has been shooting weddings for about two years now and has been trying to talk me into shooting with him for at least half that time. I was sort of shy about it at first, a little nervous...."fancy" c(ameras are quite intimidating and I also didn't know if I would be any good, I had never really used a camera before ( unless you count disposable...which I don't lol ) and so I had no idea what kind of "eye" I had.

We decided to travel with our good friends Nikki (a.k.a. Misses Octopus) and her husband Travis to St. Augustine for a trash the dress session, which seemed appropriate since they had gotten married in St. Augustine a few years earlier. We ventured out early to catch the beautiful morning light .
Now I was still pretty green when it came to using my camera so I spent most of my time trying to get fun behind-the-scenes shots are some of my favorites!

(captions UNDERNEATH photos will let you know which shots are mine and which are Matt's)
I LOVED the look of this huge moss covered wall on the outside of the fort!
Photo by Matt
This shot really shows of the beautiful hair piece that Nikki made especially with this shoot in mind!
Photo by Matt
I was taking this photo......
....while Matt was getting THIS shot!
I think this shot is my favorite in the whole bunch...she just looks so darn beautiful!
Photo by me!
Photo by Matt.
Photo by me!
I love the way the big grey walls of the fort look in the background!
Photo by me!
Another behind the scenes peek! I love that Matt is so willing to roll around in the dirt to get the best shot!
Photo by me.
Photo by Matt.
By the time we trudged around the fort a bit, the bottom of Nikki's dress had taken a beating! But she wasn't quite filthy enough = enter big ol' dirt pile!
Photo by me.
Once again Matt sits in the dirt for the best shot.
Photo by me.
Photo by Matt.
I adore this photo! I think she's looks so ballerina-like!
Photo by Matt.
Photo by Matt.

Thank you all so much for joining in on the adventure! This shoot was months ago and we have done MANY engagement shoot and weddings since then so I have a TON to share!
So check back soon and don't be shy...... I would love to here your thoughts!

Also if you want to see more of our work feel free to check out the Matthew R Photo Blog and Matthew R Photo dot com!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Happy Thanks-giveaway!

I wanted to share a little something this Thanksgiving!
So I'm having a giveaway today over at my crafting blog The Lovely Lemon!
Head on over for your chance to be the lucky winner of a festive fall coffee cup sleeve!
Happy Thanksgiving!

You're Invited to the Party!

Lovely things are brewing at Le Wedding Party, a sweet little blog all about weddings launched by Elsie Flannigan and her sister Emma (of Red Velvet lure). And I LOVE it!

Now, I'm already married so I'm not planning a wedding, but everything on this blog is just so beautiful! I also like to keep up with trends and all things beautiful since my husband Matt and I have ventured into the world of wedding photography.

Seriously, you MUST check this blog will fall in love !
(pun intended ;)

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Cute little Pony Party by Rachel Denbow!

By Golly! She's done it again! Rachel Denbow has got the best taste! Her style is so vintage and can see that from the way she dresses, in her home furnishings, and even in her party planning!
I give you....the Pony Party!

She made this sweet little bib out of a vintage doliy for the sweet little birthday girl, her daughter Ruby. (who turned two!)
Mother and daughter at the beautiful vintage pony party!
Oh I LOVE these pretty felt ribbons! So inspiring, I think I'll make a few myself!

Such a simple food table setup, but the colors are lovely and I love the horses. (which were Rachel's when she was little) I love that she was able to use something that she had herself as a young girl for her daughter's party!

Here's the beautiful bib post-party! A little worse for the wear but it did it's job!
The cupcakes did look delicious, and I think Ruby liked them too!

See more fantastic DIYs and more whimsical details at Rachel's Lovely Blog!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

My New Adventures

Hello party loving friends! I have been away for a VERY long time but I have some brand new ideas for the direction of this blog! I still love planning parties but I have had such a restricted budget and Matt and I have been living with family for over two years throwing parties has been a bit harder to accomplish. ;)
However, in the past year my husband Matt has stumbled across his PASSION!
He is now a wedding photographer . . . an AMAZING wedding photographer...and he's taking me along for the ride!
I have been going to weddings with him technically as his "assistant" but I have been acting as more of a second shooter. Which means I have been getting a lot of photography practice. I still have a lot to learn but I have a good teacher in Matt! :)

So I've been thinking a lot about the new direction of this blog and I am so excited!
I plan to share each and every wedding with you! All the beautiful details, as well as my progress in photography! If you would like the see the work of Matthew R Photo (that's me and Matt ;) follow the link.

I still plan to share any adorable party ideas I see too!
What do you think?

P.S. that photo up there was taken by ME ! :)