Monday, May 18, 2009
I felt anxiety slowly beginning to take a hold of me, because most of the day's activities were overlapped and Chip would be working and unable to help shuttle everyone to where they needed to be. A quick call to my mom (during which I forgot to tell her Happy Birthday) settled matters; she was available to help out.
As the day quickly progressed plans changed due to the weather, but everyone got to where they needed to be on time and with the appropriate gear. I was finally able to focus my attention on the highlight of the day-D's first prom.
The first appointment was for her hair. She wanted an up-do, and I was just happy that she was open to my suggestions on the style. We disagreed about how much hair should hang down covering her eyes, but as I remembered all the disagreements that I had with my mom over my prom hair I quickly closed my mouth.
D, all smiles before the work began:
This is Janie, D has been going to her since her very first haircut:
D thinks it's "too big!":
Putting on the finishing touches:
Love this one:
And here is D with her date, J. They looked fabulous!
I think they had a great time, I know I did!
Thursday, May 14, 2009
Andrea was working as a waitress in a hotel bar when Mark, who was staying there as a guest, bumped into her in the lobby. Their lives were changed from then on, as they got to know each other, became best friends and then fell in love.
Mark stayed in Houston for a few short months before being transfered to Denver. Not long after, Andrea followed him, and it was there that he proposed.
The wedding took place last Saturday in San Antonio, Texas on the beautiful Riverwalk. I admit I was a bit nervous minutes before the ceremony because of the noise of the city; jackhammering could be heard from a construction site nearby, traffic from the streets above was blaring, pedestrians talking. But as Andrea decended the stairs to the courtyard and made her way toward Mark, somehow the sounds were silenced.
The jackhammers stopped, riverboat operators respectfully turned down their motors as they passed, and I don't think a car horn was heard even once. Even the sun slipped behind a cloud and stayed there the duration of the ceremony, giving everyone present a welcome break from the heat of the sun's rays.
Strangers stopped with their little girls and quietly watched from the bridges and walkways of the river. All eyes, in fact, were on the gorgeous bride.
One of my favorite aspects of the day was the spectacular color! Bright and bold, Andrea paired deep purple with saturated orange. It was an amazing and beautiful combination, much like Andrea and Mark.
From beginning to end it was a perfect wedding, for a most perfect couple. Here are a few highlights from their day:
A huge Thank You goes to my friend Paulette Clay of Visionz Event Planning for sending Mark and Andrea my way, and for recommending Dawn as my assistant for the evening. It was a fabulous night!
Tuesday, May 05, 2009
Krista and I haven't seen each other in years, in spite of being two of the few '86 grads still here in the SA area. It turns out that we have a lot in common, with her girls and mine in cheerleading, and I wish we could have hung out a bit more. As it happens, when we do finally make our move to Phoenix I'll be in the same town as Krista's best friend Suzi, and this time I'm going to make a point of keeping in touch with both of them, near and far!
Krista lives in Texas Hill Country, one of my favorite spots on earth, and she wanted her photographs to reflect who they are and where they come from. I think the location we settled on is absolutely perfect: Rock Wall Ranch just past Garden Ridge.
This is Krista's youngest. Isn't she an absolute doll?
And her older daughter is just beautiful:
Everyone in the family has a name that starts with "K" Here are Krista and KaCey:
Krista, your family is incredibly beautiful. Thank you so much for allowing me to photograph them and spend a little time with you.
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