Thursday, April 24, 2008

She's Got Her "G"!!!

She's got her G - she's now a Groschke!!!! A few weeks ago - I had the absolute honor to photograph the wedding of Kim Viguers and John Groschke. They're such a cute cute couple and are so stinking fun to be around. Weddings usually take me every bit of 4 to 6 weeks to do the processing. I created a slide show for them last weekend because they were just so anxious to see some of the images. It was just a quick draft slideshow, but I knew it would make her mother cry buckets! She called and reported to me that indeed - she did!

Anyway - about the couple. They met at Stephen F. Austin and now live in Houston, Texas. Some fun facts about the couple.....

  • John tore his ACL over Christmas was touch and go if he'd be able to walk at the wedding!

  • Judy, the mom, created & planned Kim's wedding since she was back in Houston taking care of John!
  • Mark, on of Kim's dads, had surgery about a month before the wedding, and had more surgery scheduled a week or so later!
  • I sprained my ankle the Tuesday before the wedding & didn't tell anyone - I was too afraid to freak out Judy! I had to deliver some adorable 3x3 mini-albums for the guests & walked in pain so she wouldn't notice.
  • My 2nd Shooter, Rich, is an amature storm chaser - he had the weather radar on in the back room - if he saw movement - he would have been "otta there"

The weather was fantastic (sorry Richie) - since it was outdoors everyone feared rain - we felt minor sprinkles and then everything just fell into place.

The first 3 pictures you see are so very special - they are actual captures of when John and Kim saw each other for the first time - makes me cry just to see Kim's expression!

Such a BEE-YOU-TEE-FUL Bride!!! I wish I had a camera on Luke (the dad) just so I could see his face in this image - I bet there were tears!

Lovey-Dovey - Kiss Kiss!

Yes, John, I think this was my absolute favorite picture of you of the night! You've married into one spirited - fun-loving family!!! Debbie (the bride's other mom) gave me the heads up this would happen - so I was ready! I can't wait to hear what you do to get them back!

....and they lived happily ever after

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Meet Jessica

She looks like a young Jessica Alba to me. A natural beauty - that's for sure. We had a great time at the Dallas Aboretum - as always - so many places to check out. I was a bit worried at first because it was also Dallas Blooms - which is always so busy! However, the weather worked with us. It was overcast and windy - but we worked with it and got some nice imags! Right when we finished - the sun came out and so did the people! Finished in the nick of time!

Congratulations Jessica - one of my 2008 Seniors!

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Meet Heather

Meet Heather – a spunky and adorable 2008 Senior! The azaleas were in FULL BLOOM on our visit to Prather Park. Oh my – the colors just POPPED! I think we spent a little over an hour at the park – there were just so many fun places to go. We walked – took some shots – then walked some more – took some shots – etc! There just isn't too many spots at Prather Park that are bad. We ventured over to the other side of the park, and were just awestruck over the azaleas on one of the "fancy" house's gates. So – you know me – we took a few shots and RAN! Ok, we really didn't run – but we did do those shots quickly. Once we got to the other side of the park, I surprised Heather – we took some more shots on one of my favorite ledges. I didn't tell her how high up it was. She was a great sport and we worked with it.