Showing posts from March, 2012

Getting a little Personal

What is a mother to do?  If you know me you know that I have three boys and live for my children.  The reason for this post is that my oldest son Miguel has enlisted into the Navy and the emotions that have followed his decision have been all over the place.  Thought maybe if I share with you, there might be someone who reads this that is going through the same thing and now feels normal or maybe I'm not.  In December when Miguel mentioned he wanted to join the service I did not take him seriously, we went down this path last year and he decided against it.  I was expressing to him the importance of finding a JOB as any mother would expect of their 18 year old college student.  Miguel would say with a smile "I found a job", I would reply "really", his reply "yes with the US government".  Finally I told my son, if you are serious about the Navy then we need to sit down and talk about it.  In which we did.  Now in trying to give good advice I did no

~Yay~ Jennifer and Mark Married, Finally.

Couldn't decide on a dress shot!   So Jennifer is family and now Mark is too.  They were married about a week ago at my In-Laws house and I was lucky enough to photograph the day for them.  Mark and Jennifer have been together for a little while now so when Mark finally proposed everyone was so excited.  My In-Laws house seems to be the place to get married, this is where Brian and I got married almost 11 years ago and there have many family weddings there before and ever since!  We were worried about the weather and wind, but in the end it was a perfect day!! Congratulations Mark and Jennifer!! WE are all so happy for you!

Daniel and Linda Married at The Boojum Tree

 From a photographer's point of view, when a bride and groom mention that they are getting married at The Boojum Tree , you get goosebumps.  What a fantastic venue!!  It is all the details that makes it so special.  Which would make sense the Daniel and Linda choose the Boojum Tree, Linda Love's the details.  Daniel and Linda wanted to see each other before the ceremony so they could take all the formals pictures before and just have after.  The first look is always a sweet moment. Again, look at all the details from the reception.  Linda did not miss anything.  Everything looked amazing! DJ Got You Covered did a great job at the reception, keeping everything moving!  Thank you so much Daniel and Linda for allowing me to photograph you spectacular wedding.  I felt honored to be there.

Michael and Becky and Their Lovely Wedding

    Meet Michael and Becky, a very sweet couple that just got married at Ancala Country Club . I would like to take a moment to explain this one part of their wedding.  This was a Jewish wedding ceremony and one part that I found so interesting was during the signing of the Ketubah.  Michael and Becky met up with each other for the first time before the ceremony so they could sign the Ketubah, which is the marriage contract.  During this time they also do the unveiling of the bride . The common explanation for this ritual dates back to the Biblical time of Jacob who intended to marry his cousin Rachel. Laban, his uncle and future father-in-law veiled both Rachel and her sister Leah and switched the two. Jacob did not bother to unveil the bride prior to the wedding ceremony. The next morning he discovered he had married Leah. Jacob had to work for seven extra years in order to marry Rachel. The unveiling of the bride reassures the groom that he is indeed marrying the right br