Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Happy Anniversary, Shawnda and Billy!

I'd like to take a moment to send very happy anniversary wishes to Shawnda and Billy, who were married at the Spiritualist Christian Church one year ago yesterday. I remember we had a tornado warning right in the middle of the ceremony, which was a first, but the skies cleared by the time we made our way to the Greek Orthodox hall for the reception and we were able to do some portraits outside. What a lucky day! Congratulations, Shawnda and Billy!

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Norma and Pete

Well, it's definitely been a season of "this is something I don't do everyday", first shooting the bull riding, and now continuing in that vein with some images from Norma and Pete's wedding last Saturday. I shoot weddings all the time, so you might be asking why I'm saying this is something I don't do everyday. Well, it's because, combined, Norma and Pete have graced this planet for 167 years. And what a lucky planet it's been for that time. Granted, I've known Norma and Pete only a very short time, but I am better for it. Never have I met two nicer people and it's obvious by the love shown to them by family and friends alike that I am not alone in that sentiment.

Please enjoy these images from Norma and Pete's wedding and luncheon at the Ohio State Bar Association.

Meeting at the "altar".

A funny moment during the ceremony.

An "overall" of the ceremony room.

The receiving line in the courtyard.

Yummy appetizer.

Calling everyone for group shots.

These women were absolutely delightful. Here, they are plotting their dessert table strategy.

Pete, announcing to all the guests that Norma would recite for them one of her many poems. Obviously, Norma had no idea this was coming.

But, she was a trooper, and regaled everyone with the most wonderful and entertaining recitation.

Guests enjoying the poem too.

Cutting the cake.

They're just so cute.

The fabulous dessert table. Norma's friend Gail did an amazing job preparing everything.

And Norma's friend, Janet, made the amazing floral arrangements. I don't think I've ever seen so many beautiful and unusual flowers all at one wedding. Janet has mad skills, definitely!

Congratulations, Norma and Pete!!

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Happy Anniversary, Suzi and Adam!

I'd like to wish a very happy anniversary to Suzi and Adam who were married one year ago August 11 at St. Joseph Cathedral. Congratulations on celebrating one year of married life!!

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Teresa and Bruce

Last week, I met up with Teresa and Bruce at the Ohio State Fair for a great evening of fun. They were up for just about anything, from riding the rides and playing games to even taking a spin on the mechanical bull!! We had an absolute blast together and here are some of the images to prove it:

Check out Bruce "talking on the cel phone" while he's "driving". Too funny!

The Sky Glider, my very favorite ride at the fair (and pretty much the only one I'll get on). I rode in the car in front of them. It was great - I love that ride!

The weather that day had been iffy and we weren't even sure we could go, but it ended up being very nice with these beautiful clouds and the nice light. This image is what I'd envisioned when we originally decided to go to the fair, so I'm glad it worked out! The evening sun gives everything that golden glow.

I love this shot.

I think this speaks for itself.

Teresa killed on the hit-the-balloon-with-a-dart game and won a little prize.

Practicing for the cake-cutting with french fries.

Nothing beats the time of night when there's barely any light in the sky, and with the dramatic clouds and the colorful lights it's all just magical-looking.

I love how they're framed by the ferris wheel with the warm glow of concession stand lights.

A very tall jester sharing a hug.

We had a really great time and I'm very much looking forward to Teresa and Bruce's wedding next May! Thanks, guys, for being great sports!