I’m going to digress and bring you a full post today of a beautiful senior Rachel. She comes from a family of 4 girls and since I shot the older two’s senior pictures I know what gems these girls are. Beautiful inside and out. I’m thinking my blogs are becoming a little wordy so I will just leave it to the images.
I’m going to go personal today. This is Stella from February, she loves to be photographed, can you tell? This weekend was also Polski Day in KCK. A fine tradition up at St. Joseph-St. Benedict Church in KCK. Most of you all know that my husband grew up in the neighborhood and enjoyed a pierogi or two. We used to make a weekend of it but lately we have been too busy to enjoy the party. May is crazy with activities/birthdays/weddings/celebrations…I don’t know where I’m going with this but I love these events. Weather it is St. Patrick’s Day, Cinco de Mayo or Polski Day it is fun to celebrate culture and what makes people unique and the same. Everyone is a bit Mexican on May 5, Irish on March 17th and Polish on the first Saturday in May. Sometimes it is hard to stop our busy lives and remember history but I hope to impart that on my children. Celebrate the people that went before us as well as the ones we are surrounded by. Listening to Sweet Virginia by the Stones in honor of Grandma Virginia who loved Polski Day and Stella. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tIfQipkkOqs
Today is a no brainer, it is cold and gloomy and just hours before we were hot!!! This family is dear to my heart. You might remember my trip to Malaysia last year to shoot Joey and Vinnie’s wedding. Eliza and Derek are great friends with my kids and we’ve had a lot of fun together as families. Well Joey’s/Elaine’s Parents were in town for the month (from Kuala Lumpur) and Elaine wanted to get them with the grandkids. We spent Tuesday evening at Kauffman gardens and when I saw this the middle image I was jealous. Everyone should have some images with their kids/grandkids showing the magic of youth. They leave at the end of the week and I hope I captured some treasured memories for them, I will always have mine from my trip east with them. Listening to a little Coldplay….Don’t Let it Break Your Heart.
Onward and forward, last weekend was Haley and Jon’s wedding. I was going to put one image up as was the project, but I just could not. I wanted to sum up the feeling rather than just the beauty of it. I still don’t know if I got it right with the collage, I think of a hundred more that could fill those spots but then this is my inspiration and so we are going with it. Besides if I thought too long on it something might have been lost, this is about looking at the images and being back there, not perfection. I will of course do a full blog of the wedding soon, but the day was filled with laughter and joy. I often hear from couples that they are not photogenic (these two mentioned it), or they don’t feel super comfortable being documented, I say phewey. Everyone loves love and you can’t deny how photogenic being happy is. There was no lack of happiness or humor on their wedding, I mean look at them!
I’m honored to do this job, thanks Haley and Jon.
Listening to this….
Also this…..soooo good!