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Thank you for taking the time to check out my little photography site. I have been a photographer for years, but now I find myself working in a library. It sounds strange, yes, but what I am doing is helping create digital archives. Makes more sense now. Right? On this site I'll share with you images, and stories about the people, places and memories that go along with these images. I hope you enjoy the time you spend here.


| teresa + richard (part 1) | weddings |

 04.03.10  Bardstown, Kentucky

When Teresa and Richard decide to tie the knot they knew  they did not want to have a traditional wedding.  Instead they opted for a very small ceremony in a little pretty little town of Bardstown, Kentucky. The two decided to spend a long weekend at a quaint B&B, and then a simple ceremony for close friends and family. 

Even though they were having a non-traditional wedding, Teresa and Richard both incorporated their own personal traditional elements. Teresa wore a cameo which had belonged to a dear friend that passed away a few years back. Richard dressed in  a barong, a traditional shirt made in the Philippines, the country where Teresa was born. 

After the short intimate ceremony, the newlyweds and their guests all took a ride on My Old Kentucky Dinner Train. I have more photo to share from this day. Stay tuned for part 2.


So I have made it back from sunny Florida. Between the sessions I did down there and of course Teresa and Richard's wedding, I have so many photos to share. Hang in there with me folks I'll get some up soon.


Back [b]log | Riley |

Right now I'm getting ready to leave for Florida on a working vacation of sorts. I'm getting ready to once again visit my very good friends, Brandon and Dawn, and the of course their little guy Riley. You may remember him from blog posts past.

As I'm prepping for this trip I realized I haven't shared many images from last year's trips. So since I'm the queen of "better late than never," I thought I'd share a few here. 

Oh, don't you just love that face? Oh yeah. He's too cute not to share.

Last May, Brandon and Dawn  had me come up to their home in Chicago to spend a couple of lovely days with them and to take a few photos. Not a bad way to spend a mini-vaca if you ask me.  I had a great time just relaxing and visiting and experiencing the Windy City in the spring.

I even got to witness Riley's first visit to the beach. He wasn't quite sure to what to make of the sand.

But mostly we just stayed close to home. I  think these are my favorite photos.

Nothing fancy, but still beautiful, special, everyday moments.

Bath-time was always a special daily ritual, and one of my favorite times to take some photos. I love this image above.  I could just eat this little guy up. He's way too cute.  In October I came back to visit again  and I had to take more bath-time photos.

Love this!

This visit had a bigger event associated with it. Riley's very first birthday.  It was quite an honor to be there on such a big day. Don't worry folks the champaign was for the grown ups. :-)

Gosh, October feels like such a long time ago. I wonder how much this little guy has changed. I bet he's all grown up now.

By now he's walking and talking. This is when things are really going to be really fun.  I can't wait.

This is literally one of the very last photos I took when I visited in October. Brandon, Dawn and Riley ended up moving just a few weeks after my visit. I thought it was a fitting way to say good bye to their first family home. Now they are all settled and happily living in sunny Florida.  I can't wait to see them now in their new home. Oh this weekend is going to be great fun. I can tell already.


| teresa + richard |

To say that this couple is special doesn't even begin to scratch the surface.  I've been to dozens of weddings, and have had the pleasure to witness countless couples tie the knot. However, when the bride happens to be one of your best friends everything takes on a whole different meaning. 

Teresa is indeed one of my dearest friends.  We first met well over ten years ago.  Our friendship grew out of many late nights working on art projects in college. However, it is almost as if we were destined to become friends as we discovered many years later that we shared a childhood connection, by both owning the ugliest pair of pants known to man.  We've seen each other through the good times and the bad. At the risk of sounding cliche`, I think of her like a sister. 

Recently she has found that special someone that captured her heart, and his name is Richard. Several weeks ago they asked me to come to their home and take some photos. Nothing fancy or  overly posed, just the two of them being them. Here is a small sampling from that day.         

Today Teresa and Richard are taking the next step in committing their lives to one another. I wish you both abundant happiness, and I hope you'll always continue to find ways to make each other laugh. Let me be the first to congratulate you, my friends. 

Wedding photos soon to come. 

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