Wednesday, June 25, 2008
Many of you are interested in and have asked how Rob's proposal actually happened, the logistics of it all. How in the heck did he pull it off?!?! Well, here is the story, in Rob's words:
"Planning this was a huge task, but the pay-off was perfect. The plan was to take Stephanie out to dinner and go to the waterfront with a bottle of wine at sunset. Jessica and I had met the previous Monday to find the perfect spot for a sunset proposal. I told Jessica what to say to Stephanie in order for the “flow” of the proposal to work. She had to ask, “how long have you been together?” “You still haven’t proposed after that long?” When Jessica got into the position, I got to propose…sounds simple, right?
We made it to dinner at 5:30 and paid the bill by 6:15. The one time I wanted to wait for a table, we had the service of a lifetime. Time was against my plan, but the weather was getting better. We spent nearly 20 minutes trying to, “find” a good bottle of wine. I was just stalling. We reached the waterfront around 7:00. Sunset was scheduled for 8:45. Great. We talked, took a walk, talked, and took another walk. 8:15 and Stephanie wanted to go home. I convinced her to stay. We ended up taking some photos of ourselves and sure enough, Stephanie said, “we should have a professional do this.” As soon as she put her camera in her case, Jessica came around the corner, “introduced”, herself and everything else speaks for itself.
Everything worked perfect, the weather, the sunset, the photography, and the emotions. Words cannot describe how special it was for you to be able to capture that moment so we can share it with our friends and family. When I saw the picture of me down on one knee and Stephanie’s hands on her face, it literally took my breath away again. Thank you so very much."
Tuesday, June 24, 2008
Trina and Shaun are first time parents, loving every moment with baby Hailey. Although three-week-old Hailey is interrupting mommy and daddy's normal sleep schedule, the family looked beautiful as ever!
Monday, June 23, 2008
I am so glad that I got a chance to share in such a special moment for Stephanie and Rob. I typically shoot engagement sessions after the popping-of-the-question has occurred and she agrees to take the plunge, but not yesterday! I actually captured to moment as it happened and it was beautiful! Congratulations Stephanie and Rob! I am so happy for you!
We almost cancelled Kristi and Kyle's engagement session because it was storming in the few hours leading up to our scheduled time. Luckily, mother nature cooperated and we had a great time. Kristi and Kyle are a fun-loving couple that don't take themselves too seriously. Their photos turned out beautifully!
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
I am in the process of re-vamping my website (as usual!) and I have re-designed my logo. What do you think?
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I met with Jamie, Keith, and Katie Jo at the waterfront for an engagement session. In true three-year-old fashion, Katie Jo decided that the session was going to be all about her! She had a lot of fun running around- playing on the playground and in the fountains and I got some great shots. I am meeting with her mommy and daddy next week to get a few more of just them together.
Monday, June 16, 2008
Please join me in giving Erika and Will a warm, Vogue Visions Photography welcome! I am so glad to have them as clients- very sweet couple with a beautiful wedding plan! They will be married at the Garden Court on May 24, 2009. Engagement photos will be coming soon!
Here is their love story: (I love these!)
From Her perspective: I went to a small high school where everyone knew everyone. So I quickly noticed the new guy wondering around the halls my sophomore year of high school. I asked around but no one seemed to know who he was. I just remember thinking how cute he was with those blonde curls. Well the following year we went to different high schools as I transferred. I went to a party (my junior year) at a friend's house. I was shocked to see this 'new' guy was there. I don't remember this but my friends to this day make fun of me for calling dibs on the curly haired cutie at the party. So I just made it a point to start talking to him that night and from that point a friendship developed and we became inseparable from that day forward. And we will have been dating a little over 8 years when we get married in May of 2009.
From His Perspective: I was still fairly new to our school. I did not have a lot of friends, so I was very excited when I got invited to a party by one of my new friends. I met Erika for the first time there. Her friend told me I should call her. Being the shy guy that I am, it took me a week, but I did. We were both so nervous in those first few marathon conversations. We would talk for hours about everything and nothing. Through those long phone calls she became my best friend has been ever since.
First of all, I have to start out by saying that Corey and Micah are the sweetest couple ever! A couple of weeks ago their engagement session was scheduled on a Friday. Corey's car broke down and they were running really late. Corey asked me if it would be ok if they were there in 30 minutes (almost an hour after their appointment time.) Unfortunately, my schedule wouldn't allow for it, so I had to say no. I felt awful. She felt awful. We both kept apologizing to each other. And to make things worse, Micah was in from Nashville for the weekend and it is really hard for him to take time from work. Sooooo... against my normal way of doing things, I told them that I would shoot their engagements the next day, Saturday. Turns out that, although it was still hot, the weather was way better for photos anyway. We had a lot of fun that day. I just got a sweet little thank you card in the mail from Corey thanking me for accommodating them. I am so blessed to have such thoughtful clients!
And now, for their love story. This was written and sent to me by Micah, which I thought was very impressive. Most of the love stories I put on my blog are written by the brides-to-be. So, without further ado, in Micah's own words, this is how it happened:
Our love story begins like many others, in college, Corey’s freshman year, my junior. At several school functions I noticed an absolutely gorgeous blonde. Working on our Baptist Campus Ministries media team I worked with a couple of younger guys On one particular evening I remember seeing Corey speaking with one of those younger guys and then joking with him that his girlfriend might be upset. “We’re just friends”, was his response.
In the following weeks I was able to interact with Corey more personally. Hanging out at the local Arby’s, (our small college town doesn’t have much in the way of night life). We hung out with friends and exchanged phone numbers. After much scheming from our close friends more meetings were contrived. We studied together, went to the movies and took the “Seasoned salt” trip. While hanging out at a friends house someone began cooking and requested seasoned salt. Looking for someone to make the inevitable trip to the grocery, I was nominated, but at the time I didn’t have a car. “Oh, Corey can take you.” was the response and off we went. On that trip we discussed our respective futures , our pasts, our families and the various aspects of life, growing more and more fond of each other.
After a week of falling for Corey I asked her on a date. I took Corey to a popular Campbellsville spot on Green River lake. At that spot, after talking and praying with Corey, I asked her to begin a relationship with me and we kissed for the first time.
Our relationship only got better from that point on, there have been ups and downs, great moments like our trip to Disney World and many hard days spent apart. Through it all we’ve stuck together and grown closer.
It wasn’t long until we both knew that this was forever. After being together for several months, while we were visiting at a friends house I snuck into the room where Corey was sleeping, cuddled next to her and asked, “Can I marry you some day?" From that day on we have known we were meant to be.
In May of 2007 I graduated college and moved to Nashville . After working for more than a year I saved enough money to finally buy Corey an engagement ring. Knowing that Christmas was her favorite holiday I knew exactly when to propose. I spent Christmas Eve with my family and the next morning left for Corey’s house. Before we all left for the big family gathering I was able to quietly ask Corey’s parents for her hand, they agreed and gave me a very big hug. Corey and I had agreed to make each other something as Christmas gifts instead of purchasing something. Corey had done a great job and made me a teepee It was inside the teepee that I proposed to Corey. Not on one knee but a more historically accurate, sitting legs crossed.
From that very moment Corey and I have grown closer and fallen even more in love. We both look forward to living together, sharing a home and all the wonderful challenges and rewards that come with marriage. Most of all we can not wait to finally be with one another forever and experience the adventures of life as a married couple.
Ok, let's all say together- awwwwwwwwwwww!
Monday, June 9, 2008
The owner of Class 101 College Finance and Planning offered to host a Senior Shoot Out for his students. Class 101 is a Kentucky corporation with two objectives: First, to want to help every high school student go through the process of preparing for college. And second, to help all parents pay less for college.
Mikayla is featured below. The last photo is of Chris Knowles, the owner of Class 101College Finance and Planning.