Friday, October 30, 2009

event: teagan's first birthday

Had a great time celebrating Teagan's first birthday with the Sparks family. He's got such a little personality. After hearing his big brother say "whoa" over one of the fun presents he got, Teagan then followed up every new gift with his own little "whooaaa". 1 is such a fun age!

Happy first birthday Teagan!

Thursday, October 29, 2009

rob & steph: wedding

It was the perfect day. The drizzle outside and the cool temperatures could have been a blizzard and it would have still been the perfect day. It was the day they said I do. It was the day they promised their lives to each other. It was the day they took the first big step towards forever. It was a day filled with smiles and love and celebration.

Congratulations Rob and Steph!

Typically I start the wedding day with the bride and her girls. I visit the groom and the guys to take their group shots but spend the majority of the prep time with the bride. As I was not the official photographer for my brother's wedding I got to hang out with him and guys as they got ready. I don't know what I was expecting, but it was a completely different environment. There is a lot more goofing around and watching television going on with the guys than I've ever seen in the bride's prep. Actually, I have NEVER seen any wrestling or television watching in the bride's prep.

They got down to the business of getting ready about 45 minutes before they were planning to leave. Oh to be a boy...

Xander was allowed to watch Uncle Rob get ready as long as he stayed out of the way. He took me seriously and watched from inside the closet.

A new challenge...photographing a ceremony from your seat.

The reception was was at The Sheraton Station Square. The room overlooked the city and was beautiful!

You'll notice the Steelers paraphernalia on the wedding party. They were lucky enough to visit Heinz Field for photos between the ceremony and reception.

I already posted this series in the sneak peek but they are some of my favorites. I loved their first dance and am actually glad a little rain kept everyone from blowing bubbles at the church.

The reception was a blast but I put away my camera and joined my brother and new sister-in-law to celebrate! Congratulations Rob and Steph and I look forward to a lifetime of celebrations with you!

Friday, October 23, 2009

life: teagan - 1 year

A few weekends ago I got to spend some time with Teagan to document the milestone of turning 1. You might remember Teagan and his brother Cadon from their Christmas session last year. He has grown so much since then and is such a happy little man.

He loved his trucks!

Big brother Cadon was also having fun outside. It was a beautiful afternoon.

Aren't they adorable!

Last weekend I joined the Sparks family again to photograph Teagan's 1st birthday party - post coming soon!

Sunday, October 18, 2009

rob & steph: sneak peek

This weekend my little brother got married. My brother and I are VERY close in age (just over 10 months apart) and grew up playing, sharing, fighting and making up over and over again. This weekend he promised his life to a very special person. Someone who makes him laugh. Someone who makes him look at her in a way I've never seen him look at anyone else. Someone that he will spend the rest of his life loving. Someone who will be a best friend in so many new and exciting ways. Someone to share with, fight with and make up with every day for the rest of his life. Congratulations Rob and Steph and I look forward to sharing in the journey.