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Friday, February 27, 2009

The First Look Myth

I have always found it amazing some of the tidbits of information that my wonderful hubby finds. Did you know that the tradition of not seeing your spouse before the ceremony started with arranged marriages. The father of the bride was concerned that if the groom saw the bride before the wedding, he'd run away (gee, thanks dad).

Although we respect a couple's decision to have their first look during the ceremony, we offer first hand experience that sharing your first look prior and alone is so much better. For me, it was that sacred moment when Chris was able to really look at me in my dress and really tell me what he thought not only with words but the look in his eyes It was an opportunity to breathe together and pray together one last time before we joined our lives.

The first look also helps with scheduling your day too. If you are having your formals taken after the ceremony then you are rushed to get to your guests at the reception and you can loose out on your photographer's best work. We invite you take advantage of the opportunity to see one another in an intimate setting with just the two of you before the pictures, ceremony, and the day's events. For most brides and grooms who have opted for their time alone say that out of all the events of the day, that's the one they remember and cherish the most.


Fashion Shoot

I had so much fun with Stephanie and Kayli this past Saturday. I think we came a way with some great shots and it was a good experience. I will let the photographs speak for themselves.












After Stephanie left, Kayli grabbed a few rare moments for me.







Friday, February 20, 2009

Running in Circles

I don't have much to say about these pictures, but I have to post them because I love them.

Bryce was "helping" us clean the studio, more like running in circles, and felt Kayli stole the spot light. We put him on the rocking chair and stole some great images. Kayli took the first one. TOO CUTE!!!!!!



Fashion Forward

I had this master plan to do a fashion shoot downtown this weekend to train my intern my vision for our upcoming wedding season. However, we are expecting 8 inches of snow tonight. Though it may be fun to trample in the snow, I decided we would turn this into a studio session so we can go all out fashion.

I had Kayli over this evening to help me clean up the studio since I haven't been down there to photograph in quite some time, definitely not since it flooded. So, we trudged through the dungeon and cleaned it up. There is still some work that needs to be done, but that will have to wait for another time.

After we cleaned, I wanted to set the new backdrop up and set up lighting. So now, I'd like introduce my amazing intern, Kayli.


Thursday, February 19, 2009

Transform by Zack Arias

Sometimes you find something so powerful that you have to stop and listen, even if it hurts, even if its true, even if you don’t want to…..but in the end, your a better person for taking the time. Thank you Zack for this much needed reality check!

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

2008 all wrapped up

I am in the process of finding all the pictures we took of the kids and family over the past year. My computer is so unorganized since we bought Chris a new one and moved ALMOST everything his. I found some great images of my sister's kids at the ball park and my liitle BMW riding his BMW for the first time. I'll be posting more and more pictures of 2008 in the coming days as I sift through and choose my favorites. Don't worry!!! I've got quite a bit in store for the wedding images we haven't posted as well, more on that to come.





Monday, February 16, 2009

Adam+Torrie | E-Session

Adam and Torrie are so cute together. I followed them on one of their dates recently and had the pleasure of seeing just how beautiful their love is. It always amazing me how couples spend their dates. Something as simple as a walk and feeding the birds means something to this couple. I am honored to have been a part of their date. Can't WAIT for their wedding!










Saturday, February 14, 2009

Valentines Day Tribute

I don’t do this often enough but I must say, to the world no less, that my wife is a true gift from God.  She is the support that I have been blessed with to help me make our way in this world and the constant reminder to slow down and savor the moments that matter.  We wouldn’t be where we are if it was not for her focus, dedication and loyalty not just to me but to our heavenly father as well.  The highest compliment I think I say about her is she strives everyday, with the utmost of her ability to be a Proverbs 31 woman.  And I love her!

Monday, February 9, 2009

Closing 2009

It is so bittersweet going through the images from our first year. I have been devoted to picking my absolutes and posting them on Facebook, Chris is still working on his.

As I finish closing out 2008 in accounting, I am reminded of how great of a year we had. We had the most amazing brides and booked some amazing brides to grace us with their beauty in 2009.

This past year has been wonderful and I am honored and blessed to be able to say that it was amazing start to the rest of my career. Each one of my brides have taught me something about life, love, and happiness. It gleams off of them and penetrates your heart. It's like the fairy tales that never come true. Their fairy tales have come true and I'm blessed to have been apart of each and every one of their tales.

Our wonderful intern, Kayli, has joined us on 2 weddings and 1 engagment session this past year. I haven't been able to teach her the way I wanted to. So, going into 2009, I'm going to practice my new outlook on photography and train her at the same time so understands why I'm doing what I'm doing. I am so excited about this new outlook and truely believe that it will take us to a completely new level.

Lastly, I would like to introduce the cuteste little salon my cousin works at Artistic Hair. I was introduced to it by my cousin, but I found this cute little boutique tucked away as a secret that MUST come out. When you go, ask for Melissa, she's amazing.

That's it for tonight, here's to a great beginning for Guided Light Photography, LLC.

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