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September 30, 2009  -  Weddings

megan + q + back to blogging!

Okay, the rains this week have slowed down the amount of shoots we needed to process, and since Megan has been soooo ridiculously patient, we pulled through her images today to bring her wedding post to life!
I started over with the girls at Megan's folks' house with Frank from 17 Video Production. Anyone who comes here occasionally knows we love the Franks - they are awesome and do a great product, and we love working with them.
I almost cut this photo from the post a few times, but Rich said he really, really liked this one, so I kept it.
What? A mirror? :)
So, Megan is adorable and cute and was so together the whole day, but this moment as we pulled up to the church was the only moment she was very clearly anxious. Which is funny - I really didn't think she was going to get nervous at all!
Q was most definitely cool (and hello, blog, we missed ya).
We love churches with accessible balconies.
Okay, seriously those two sentences took Rich, like, twenty minutes to write because he's totally into SYTYCD! Haha! Anyway, this photo is totally out of order (it's immediately post kiss), but we're doing this kind of fast (well, *I* am) so we can get back to editing this evening. Anyway, totally great shot, babe!
Wow - hardcore dime dropping on the blog. I may have chosen to watch something else, but I haven't selected what goes on the tv since 2004. Thanks, though :)
Favorite of yours - I love how you can ride that edge of shutter speed. Well, okay, favorite of yours until the "double guns" shot here in a sec...
Oh, you don't get to watch what you want, huh? Just let me try to turn the tv off Glee right now!
Probably my favorite of the day. Q, sir, you are awesome!
Megan and Q wanted to swing by their house before we headed off to do photos to visit with their two dogs. I love, love, love this shot. Even better, that dog was supposed to be a chihuahua. :)
This one is a chihuahua - I'm not a small dog fan, per se, but I might let you dress up our dogs if they were tiny (no joke, people, I caught Ayssa discussing the PetEdge catalog with Murphy today looking at sweaters that would fit one of our 75 pound mutts).
It was not a sweater. It was a hoodie. TOTALLY different!
We headed over to a bike path in Williamsville to do their bridal party shots. It's the Lehigh depot/bike path whatever, and they're setting up some train tracks because they're going to bring in a caboose. Totally sweet, right? So we get them there (they let us choose the location), Megan started spazzing and was like, "Did you guys know my dad is a train conductor?!!" Yes :) We are totally that awesome. :)
What the heck - the not-so-standard ring shot...
Aaand, this is where they'll park the caboose - probably making it an even more kick-ass impromptu photo spot.
I really dig watching a guy get used to his ring for the first time...hope it's tight. Someday we'll share the story of what happened to my ring, it
s pretty brutal...get a tight ring, fellas.
So the reception was at Marinaccio's in Williamsville and M + Q pulled the ol' switcheroo on the cake face smash, dealing it out to their best man and maid of honor. awesome.
I adored that. And I adore that everyone at Megan + Q's party was so chill at this reception that they probably could've dropped cake in any number of their guests faces and not been bothered. The MOH and Best Man were so cool about it. Seriously awesome.
And then some dancing occurred. Holy crap, let me re-phrase that, some sweat-dripping-from-the-ceiling, wild-as-hell partying occurred. The first dances were incredibly sweet before the party broke out. Seriously, it was an incredibly fun reception.
My favorite...
Yeah, it really was a pretty spectacular party. But how can it not be with a guy like Q leading it - seriously, best. garter. removal. ever. Are those rock-on hands I see between Q +M?
Megan went a little different on the bouquet - she held a bunch of loose flowers like they were a bouquet and surprised everyone when she threw them back. A ton of people each got a flower, and the one with a charm was the "winner."
Great party, and goodnight everybody - we have a crapload of blog posts coming up from our break to get up here....stay tuned. Thanks, M + Q, we had a great day with you guys and we'll the rest of your photos ready very soon.

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September 18, 2009  -  Portraits

sara + matt + kinsley + a pause in blogging for a bit

We had a really, really fun time yesterday shooting with the most amazingly warm family on our blog today - Matt, Sara (the brains behind The Card Crate -where you should totally go get your next holiday card!) and Kinsley. That gets cliche to say all the time, we know, but we can't help it - our job is absolutely amazing, not because we love photography so much (and we do, of course), but because of the people we meet and the connections we get to make. Knowing that what we do is going up on walls and in photo albums and is going to be a touchstone connection for a family to a moment in their lives together is pretty unbelievable - it's a welcome responsibility. We had an amazing time and really could write such a long, awesome post about yesterday, but life is currently a bit in the way.

Sooooo - right now, our workload has caught up to and surpassed us (this is our busiest time of the year). We're going to be a LOT less wordy on this post and then this will be the last blog post from us for a bit as we unbury ourselves from our wedding edits. When we get ourselves back on track, we can devote time back to the blog and we will post a post for everything we shoot over the next couple weeks, as always, it just won't be a day or two after like we've been doing all summer. We're worried about doing it because we know that out of sight (site? Is there a pun there?) is out of mind, but we have to focus on getting our clients their photos in a timely fashion right now and the blog takes a TON of our time.

We'll be back soon, and thank you so much to everyone who is a client of ours now, in the past and in the future, and everyone who takes time out of their day to look at our photos. You're amazing.
Perhaps my favorite photo combination ever? Finding the bow...
Nice try, mom!
Head-explodingly cute!!!
Guys, thank you SO much, for wanting us for your family shoot. Of all people, I didn't want this to be a "less-than-wordy" post, but we're pretty excited you'll be on the front page of the blog for a while :) Go Bills.

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