Saturday, January 22, 2011

Trash The Dress

The day after Dusty and Caitlin got back from their honeymoon we shot their "trash the dress" session. Caitlin really wanted to have the shoot done at her family's home where she grew up and I found it to be the perfect choice! It was a wonderful desert/farm setting that included many horses and it made me so happy when Caitlin said she would get on one of them with her dress on! This WAS a trash the dress session BUT the dress was not necessarily harmed, although the horses did try to snag a few bites they never fully got away with it:) I love how these pictures turned out and I just love this couple!

I adore this shot.

This little kitty followed us around, didn't want the horses to get all the attention I guess:)

Aren't they just adorable!

We headed down the road to get a few shots with the mountains and got my favorite kind of kiss picture!

Dusty wanted to show off a little school pride! I hope Caitlin is not too upset that I included this shot...:)

This umbrella was used in some of their engagement photos so we used it for a few shots in this session.


Nothing like a great ending with two great shots! Loved capturing your love, Dusty and Caitlin!

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Dusty and Caitlin - The Wedding

Seriously, I loved so many things about this wedding! For one, the picture you see above would have never been if it were not for a random look to the left while heading to the reception site. My eye caught a idle train so we headed to the tracks and oh how happy I am that we did! I just love it when my clients give me room for spontaneous creativity (this was not necessarily a part of the plan for the day:) and Dusty and Caitlin were so for it! You will get another peak at the track shots in a few but we better get to the other things I loved about this day... First of all, Caitlin's choice of shoes were fabulous!

The bride's bouquet was created by a friend of hers and it turned out lovely!

So smart to have two garters, and awesome ones at that:)

I loved this moment right after Caitlin got her dress on. She started twirling and dancing about and her mom was all smiles!

The first look, tears already, so sweet.


Caitlin, you are one gorgeous bride!

So here we go:) I just love all these! This bridal party was wonderful and super fun! Dusty and Caitlin seem blessed with so many great friendships.

Apparently mismatched socks is something Dusty has been doing since he was a kid so it was only fitting to include this tradition of sorts in the wedding:)

A few things I loved about the ladies... Each girl had a different style dress AND each bouquet was uniquely different.

I don't think many brides get a portrait like this! I sure wish I had a similar one:)

And then the train came!!! This was such a fun moment, I was thrilled (and I think everyone else was too:)


We ran over to the reception site for a few last pictures before the ceremony. Nothing like a cute little pink cottage!

And then they were married!

Cute cake topper! A few of their engagement pictures included an umbrella so this was a great fit.

The reception was full of fun and laughter! The guys put together a great little number...

...and retrieving the garter turned into a full on fight!

It was so fun being able to celebrate and capture this day! Dusty and Caitlin, you are so adorable and I hope the best for you in all that is to come!