02 November 2010

Pooch Portrait ::: 10.26.10 ::: Blue the Great Dane

Meet Blue, the beautiful blue merle Great Dane. Is he not the most stunning big guy you've ever seen? I wanted to take him home, except he's the size of my living room. Well, that, and getting him home would have been difficult as he was twice the size of my car. :)

Such a sweetheart!!!

He had a tri-paw'd brother named Monkey... so sweet!

Nothing makes me happier than capturing such sweet pooches for their owners! =)

01 November 2010

::: The World's Shortest, Fattest Giraffe :::

Yes folks, it is true. There is such a thing as a short, fat giraffe. It is not native to the Connecticut shoreline, however it has made an appearance and I was able to document it on Halloween of all days! National Geographic will be calling me for my photos any day now. I just know it. This giraffe is the key to my big break.

I took it into my home as it seemed a little "off."

A little "out of sorts" perhaps?

It was quite interested in going into the crate I just happened to have. Odd.

I asked it if it was interested in going "trick or treating" and apparently, it was not.

In fact, I believe the fat giraffe may have been embarrassed to be outside. I really don't know why.

It did spend some time foraging for food. Grazing.

When it wanted to move, surprisingly it could really hoof it around the yard.

It did not, however, enjoy having its photo taken. How unfortunate.

It was quite thrilled to find some greenery. Sadly, its stumpy giraffe legs could not reach.

After much effort, success!

And a veritable feast.

We appear to have bonded, so you will all be happy to know that the tubby, oddly shaped giraffe will be sticking around. :)

Happy Halloween from Gretl and me, everyone! =)


03 September 2010

Wedding ::: 08.14.10 ::: Lake of Isles, Foxwoods, CT

My crazy pal Cheryl Cronin and I adventured up to Moodus, CT back on August 14th, got lost along the way, were chased out of a stranger's driveway by a tattle-tale beagle while only trying to "recalculate" the GPS, and drove through some old-time resorts reminiscent of Kellerman's in the Catskills, circa Dirty Dancing. It is officially a part of the state I had no idea existed, and I really want to go back and explore!!!

We did safely arrive at Jill's mom's house, in plenty of time to capture lots of last minute "getting ready" excitement!

Is she not the cutest?!

Her sister was equally adorable.

I loooooved the color scheme. LOVED it. :)

A quick toast with color coordinated drinking vessels...

And off to the church!

I have absolutely NO idea what inspired this - perhaps the priest said something? I was at the back of the church and couldn't hear if he did. :) But as if on cue, all of these people reached out and attempted to fix the aisle runner. I didn't have my camera up to my face as it happened, so I ninja'd this and prayed I got it. It is one of the silliest shots I think I've ever gotten. (Perhaps you had to be there?)

Gah! Cuteness abounds!

So happy!

On to the the beautiful ballrom at the Foxwoods Lake of Isles golf resort.

Such a happy group!

There was a pretty funny inside joke in here about abandoning all Maxim magazines once married...

... but everyone was getting a kick out of them!

Yes, I've been slacking a little on posting my food shots, but this? Heaven. I practically stalked the server as she took away an empty one and replaced it with this.

And this is why I love cocktail hour. A mother and son opportunity I could not pass up. Adorable.

And on with the party!



Annnnd... the end! :)

Thank you Jill and Julio for including me in your day, and as always, thank you Cheryl for being such a wonderful friend, photographer, and person to work for. :)

02 September 2010

Wedding ::: 08.07.10 ::: The Riverhouse at Goodspeed Station, East Haddam, CT

Amanda Herzberger of Orchard Cove Photography is one of my very dearest friends. So it goes without saying that when I get an opportunity to shoot a wedding with her, it is a blast!

Back on August 7th, we met up with the beautiful Mary and Aaron! Just a few of my favorites from the day to share... it's always fun when I'm sent off to document the boys getting ready. They're always ready to go and just chillin'. :)

Niiiiice cuff links!

This one is so hysterical to me, because Mary texted a photo to Aaron of the limo that had just arrived for the girls. Aaron said "It's pink." And I didn't believe him. It really WAS pink. Bubblegum pink. And hilarious. According to Amanda's telling of the story, the real limo was running late, so they sent it as an upgrade!

More boys goofing off.

I was able to snap a couple quick ones of the girls, and we were off to The Riverhouse at Goodspeed Station in East Haddam!

The flower girls' Crocs decked out in tulle and crystals!

Ready, set...


Mazel tov!

OK, so I just adored this picture... They are too darn cute. There was a story here too that I'm fuzzy on. I believe someone forgot to pick someone up? And I somehow ended up driving the groom and two groomsmen there... it was an amusing day to say the least! Everyone was so sweet and easy-going though, it was perfect. :)

So sweet.

As this was only my second wedding with the Hora, it definitely proves challenging to get these kinds of shots. But I can't resist sharing their happy faces!

And we can't forget Mom and Dad!!!!

Thank you all so much for letting me share in your day! And thanks for having me along, Amanda! =)