Thursday, February 21, 2013

The Reynolds Family Reunion and Anniversary Celebration

❤ "When you look at your life, the greatest happinesses are family happinesses."  ~Joyce Brothers 

I was fortunate to have photographed an absolutely lovely and sweet-spirited family visiting from down South recently to celebrate their parents'--Joan and Chet's--anniversary. You never know what's going to happen when there are more than two people included in a photo capturing thirteen family members (including 5 children) could conceivably be a challenge with so many personalities. 

I'm happy to say that I honestly couldn't have had a more delightful time with each and every one in the Reynolds Clan. The sky was crystal clear, the air had a sweet spring chill and the sun poured down through the branches of oak trees in a magical way. They were infinitely patient and stood happily smiling through multiple poses, always respectful and loving to each other. 

The whole morning with them made me so incredibly grateful to be doing what I love and to regularly have the opportunity to be a part of families and friends celebrating their relationship with each other. 

Thank you to the Reynolds Family for hiring me to be your photographer for a very special reunion and celebration! I'm sending a big congratulations to Joan and Chet for your anniversary as well~ You all are so very blessed to have such a beautiful family!

I hope I have the opportunity to photograph you all again for future celebrations!

Thursday, February 07, 2013

Clara and Mark's Beautiful Beach Wedding

"Love must be as much a light, as it is a flame."  
~Henry David Thoreau

*Enjoy the slideshows at the bottom of this entry. You can make them full screen by clicking on lower right hand corner of the screen. 

Being a part of a wedding is always an intimate experience but being a part of a small beach ceremony even more so. This was such a delight to spend a few hours with Mark and Clara and a few of their closest friends. The day started out so crisply (even though the next day it rained and rained) and beautifully....and only got better from there. 

Not a cloud in the sky. A cool breeze coming off the Pacific....and the perfume of true love all around. I am so happy to have met you both and to have been included in such a beautiful celebration. Congratulations to you two! May every day be as filled with love as this one was!