I absolutely love personalized emails. Right away I get a feeling for my couples and I knew when I got Elizabeth + Ryan’s email inquiry I wanted to just shove them in my pocket and take them around with me everywhere.
They met over a mutual love of TFC. U-Sector was their gang. And Ryan proposed just after walking home from the same restaurant where they had their first date. Just as Ryan was popping the question, a homeless person was crossing the street to ask them for some spare change. The man got really excited because he realized he was witnessing a proposal, begged Elizabeth to say yes and then asked for $3, which of course they obliged.
Their amazing, detail filled wedding was held at the historic Enoch Turner Schoolhouse.
There was a little bump in the day when Elizabeth realized she forgot to order bridesmaids bouquets as well! She just happened to have floral tape… and luckily a local grocery store also had baby’s breath!
I usually don’t post family formals, but so glad I took advantage of their vintage E+R marquee letters!
This may be my FAVE favor EVER. It’s their kitties! (Who made an appearance during their engagement session as well!)
There maaaaay have been a TFC game going on the day of the wedding. (AND yes, they won! And may have tweeted their congratz!!)
No joke, here’s the tweet(s):
Oh and then firefighters may have made an appearance too.
I think I need to do this at EVERY wedding. Steal the parents away and photograph them for a couple minutes!
Noooo… thank YOU Elizabeth + Ryan for such an amazing day!!
When I first meet my couples, I joke around with them and tell them that I will be doing a “Psych 101″ questionnaire. Well it’s sorta true. It just helps me get to know them better as a couple! One of those questions is: When you can do anything you want to do – what do you do?
So when Sara + Dan said: spending time outdoors, at their family’s cottage and out on the boat. And that was something they were hoping to do for their engagement session, I was like: Uhm. YES?! They read my mind.
I’m always up for a little adventure and we did just that. Wandered around their cottage neighborhood, played on their boat and went on a little hike for a picnic.
I seriously adore my couples though. You know it’s love when I step on a rusty nail during their session and Sara plays nurse on my stinky foot. (THANKS LOVELY!! xoxo)
I can’t even look outside without the fear of my eyeballs freezing. It’s minus fafillion out and I rather stay inside and let my mind wander back to the warmth of Azul Sensatori in the Mayan Riviera Mexico!
I hung out with these two back when we did their engagement session and I could NOT WAIT for their wedding at the Azul Sensatori in Mexico! I seriously have a crush on them and I ADORE how much they adore one another.
I gotta warn you – this post is IMAGE. HEAVY. Full of Mexico awesomeness, love, and FIRE DANCERS. (HECK. YES.)
We arrived early evening, just in time to get unpacked and get some sweet shots of Sonia getting her mehndi done.
It was a SUPER early start the day of the wedding. I mean, earliest I’ve ever done bridal prep. We’re talking 4:30am peeps. I watched the SUNRISE.
One of my most fave candids during family formals to the right there. So much happy!
Super emotional Doli. We actually had to take a step aside and shed our own tears…
We tried to rock the Bridesmaids movie poster:
Do you all see who is sneaking up in the back? We weren’t allowed anywhere NEAR these guys…
Oh, just the bride’s Uncle!
I seriously can’t thank these two enough for letting me be a part of their kick ass adventure. xoxoxo
I’m about to get down and dirty with a personal story.
The hubster and I have been trying to have a little one for over three years. Every month I knew it would be it! Baby time! We were ready! Negative after negative test, heart break after heart break, I began to get stressed. This was suppose to be EASY and AWESOME and FUN!
We knew something was up. Doctor referred me to an OB, who then referred me to a fertility specialist. Jody did some fun tests. I did some fun tests. Then we found out I had a not so nice growth in my uterus that pretty much took up the WHOLE thing. No egg could implant, even if they wanted to.
So, I had to get surgery. Cauterized the whole lining of my uterus and was told I had a chance that it may leave me infertile. No babies. Jody and I grew to that understanding that it might not happen for us. We were still gonna give it all we got, maybe IVF, maybe adoption, maybe go on a ton of vacations… we would just see where this road led us.
Less than a year after surgery, after our move to our first home, it was the beginning of October and I realized I was a bit “late.” Being the anal person that I am, I checked my menstrual cycle app thinking I may have entered in the wrong date by chance? I’ll just wait a couple more days as my cycle is out of control.
My mind went into overdrive, I couldn’t think, couldn’t sleep and I had WICKED heartburn. I decided to get the test. I was going to wait until the next morning to take it as morning pee is best (so says the instructions.) BUUUUTTTT, I’m an impatient person. I took it mid-day and not even the full waiting time later it was screaming at me in it’s little digital print – PREGNANT. I decided to wait 2 more minutes, just in case it was playing a mean trick on me.
I waited. It still said pregnant. I laughed hysterically and teared up at the same time. I couldn’t WAIT for the hubster to get home.
Needless to say – shit just got real. WE ARE GOING TO BE PARENTS.
And what would a post be without photos? Here’s what I gave Jody when I told him he was going to be a dad! (iphone photo sorry!) Also, our Christmas card this year, and of course, our little bean chilling in an ultrasound picture. YOU CAN SEE TOES.
Watch out world – a Wilde-Franz will be on the loose June, 2014.
EDIT: For my current clients or future ones! I will still be doing weddings etc. from the end of July onwards! So feel free to contact me! xoxo
Wandering around Ronces where Alex and Mark fell in love in and with – made me totally fall head over heels for both of them too. It’s contagious, the way the look at each other, shared little moments, stolen glances, stolen kisses. I just wanted to take them both home with me afterwards.
These two? They make my job easy. And make love look easy too.