Friday, July 30, 2010

Louise and Drew

I'm a little behind sharing recent album work, but I've had some good ones lately so I need to catch up! Here is the most recent album for photographer Brooke Schwab. Aren't these pictures amazing? This has to be one of the prettiest weddings this year!

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

First Anniversary Custom Sign

A couple weeks ago I was contacted by an old high school friend who was coming up on her first year wedding anniversary. She asked if I could create a personalized sign for husband - complete with their wedding date, last name, first song, and special places. She was especially excited because it fits with the traditional anniversary gift for 1 year - paper! I thought this was such a neat and thoughtful idea. What a sweet wife!

I've sold quite a few custom signs in my Etsy shop, and it's always fun to see what people decide to use and how they turn out. They can be semi-personal (street names from the city you live in or your favorite vacation spot) or uber-personal (all the cities/street names your family has lived in or the names of your grandkids). The sky's the limit! If you are interested in making a sign for yourself or someone else, shoot me an email for more information.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

My Paw Paw

My beloved Paw Paw, Jack Bongey, was called home to heaven last Thursday. He was such an amazing man, treasured by our family and many loved ones. My cousin James did a beautiful job with the eulogy, perfectly summing up Paw Paw's loving and jovial nature - "(Jack) had a way of making everybody feel special, be they family, friend or soon-to-be friend. When we would go on our trips together he would greet everyone with a giant smile and an 'Oh! There he is!' as if he had just been talking about them in admiration."

Over the weekend I put together a slideshow of Paw Paw pictures for the visitation. It was incredibly moving to look through all those memories, some I recall and some taking place long before my arrival. I especially love the wedding images, a younger Jack and Isabel Bongey just starting their 56 years as husband and wife. I thought I would share a few of these special pictures in honor of my sweet grandpa.

You are greatly loved and missed, Paw Paw. We can't wait to hear you singing in the heavenly choir!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Holiday Wonderment

Who doesn't love holidays? I'll take any excuse to dress up, grill-out, wear big sunglasses and eat festively colored donuts. Our 4th of July was filled with family, food and fun - just as a holiday should be :) We didn't do any fireworks this year, but we did get to experience my 3-year-old nephew's first sparkler.

I must say, everything is much more fun when there's a child around to delight in the wonderment of it all. You start looking at things with new eyes and a fresh perspective. Little things matter more, and worries aren't as big. It was a great way to kick off the long weekend. The next couple days were full of swimming, soaking up the sun, and lots and lots of water slides. Summer, I hope you stay a long, long time.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Tiffany and Jason

Another beauty from Houston photographer Brooke Schwab:

Tiffany and Jason had a lovely intimate ceremony. They are a super cute, fun-loving couple. The bride was absolutely beaming in every shot. Designing their album was a straight up shot of happiness.

Oh yeah, I also love the lime green heels.

Brooke, you continue to inspire me! Congratulations to Tiffany and Jason!