Thursday, September 30, 2010

Melea's Wedding

The wedding was held at Melea's church where she grew up. Bob seemed very nervous and pretty much broke down as soon as he saw Melea--it was adorable. :) The ceremony was perfect and you could really tell how much these two love each other. Melea was BEAUTIFUL in her BIG veil. The veil was PERFECT for Melea, but I don't know many other people who could pull it off. :) After the wedding we all headed out for the reception back at the hotel ballroom. We ate and danced the night away. The high point of the night was the money dance. Now I have seen "money" dances before but they were nothing like this. People "paid" money to dance with the bride. Once they had their quick spin, the guest received a glass of punch (traditionally a shot). Then after everyone had their turn (or two), all the guests started dancing around Melea and waving napkins in the air. Then Bob had to "break the circle" in order to get to his bride. As you can see from the pictures, his friends did not make it easy for him! I have never seen this at a wedding but apparently it is common in Pittsburgh where Bob is from. It was so fun to watch! Congrats Bob and Melea!!! I think you two are perfect for each other and I'm so glad that you found each other. I can't wait to visit you in Savannah!
Bob waiting for Melea saying their vows
cutest little flower girl outfit "you may kiss the bride"
my other half and her other half
Jason and the bride
me, Melea, Sara
her beautiful cake--see that top layer? yeah, the caterers
cut it & served it to the guests! not cool!
Bob's cake!
can you tell how much fun they are having?!?
money dance
trying to free his bride


Practice Makes Perfect

A couple of weeks ago I traveled to Johnson City for my good friend Melea's wedding weekend. Melea asked me to come take some pictures during her rehearsal and rehearsal dinner. They rehearsed and then headed back to the hotel for a wonderful dinner. Melea and I have been friends since we were roommates in college. She is beautiful, honest, and hilarious. Bob and Melea are perfect for each other. I am so excited to see what God does in their married lives. I'm also excited to visit them in their new hometown, Savannah, GA! :) I was so happy to take part in her wedding weekend. Here are a few of my favorites from the rehearsal and rehearsal dinner.


Welcome to the World

My Goddaughter Addyson is a BIG SISTER! My longtime best friend April, her husband Chris and daughter Addyson welcomed Abigail Paige at 3:15 pm. She weighed 7 lbs 12 oz and she is adorable. Sadly I won't be in Memphis to hold her until next weekend, but Daddy Chris sent me a picture! I know I'm biased, but I think she is precious!

Congrats Caldwell Family! Abigail is a very lucky little lady to have such wonderful parents and big sister! Can't wait to see you all! Aunt Tate Loves You

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Tuesday's List

Today I am participating in Jessica's Tuesday List. Today's list...Christmas! Here are a few things that I would love for Santa to bring me :)

1. B&H Photo gift cards. It's hard to decide what specific things I will want/need by the time Christmas comes around, but I have several photography related items on the list. For example:

24-700mm f/2.8 lens: I rented this pretty
this weekend and am in love with it.
Canon Zoom Wide Angle-Telephoto EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM Autofocus Lens

Extra batteries and memory cards
70-200 mm f/2.8 lens
Canon 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM Autofocus Lens

2. Boots: I don't really need any boots, but Christmas is sometimes about what you want and not need. :) I want some grey boots but I am still on the search for the perfect ones. I also want some brown boots with a cowboy boot feel but a little more dressy. I like these from Aldo.

3. Jewels: What girl doesn't love a nice piece of jewelry. I would love a David Yurman bracelet similar to this one.

4. Clothes: I don't need alot, but a few nice pieces that I could get alot of wear out of would be nice.

I'm sure I will add to this list as the time gets closer....but for now, that's my Christmas list.

What do you want for Christmas? Jump on over to Love from Texas and play along.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Jaclyn {Expecting}

A few weeks ago in Knoxville I had the pleasure of shooting some maternity photos for my sorority sister Jaclyn. Mr. Jameson is due in Oct and Jaclyn looks wonderful. Here are a few of my favorites from the day.


Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Jane {Expecting}

If I remember the story correctly, James and Jane started dating and were engaged within months and married within about a year. They just least from hearing James tell the story. I met James in my MBA class and Jane works with one of my best friends, Meg. James and I became good friends when we explored China with our MBA class last year.

In October, their family will become a family of 3. They decided to wait and be surprised on the day of delivery, so they don't know if they are having a boy or a girl. What an exciting surprise that I am sure will make that day so much more special.

We met a couple of weeks ago at Dragon Park to take a few photos before Baby S arrives. Jane is beautiful and is definitely glowing. Congratulations James and Jane! I can't wait to meet your new addition. Here are a few of my favorites from the session:

isn't she beautiful?