True Colors

I'm pretty sure there's no scientific study to back up the claim I'm about to make, but the concept of wedding colors inadvertently symbolizing those making the commitment is an interesting one. My sister Abby is getting married this weekend, and in the midst of trying to take a nap the other day - my mind started wandering and somehow rested upon her wedding colors. She chose steel grey and chartreuse (kind of a pear color for those not familiar with the shade) and I was thinking how the colors serve as sort of a metaphor (or is it a similie? I can never remember the difference) for both her and her fiance.

If Abby were a color, chartreuse would definitely fit the bill. Much like the color she is bold, unique, and creative. On the other hand, her fiance Nick is the perfect steel grey complement to Abby's chartreuse. He's grounded, solid, and steady. Together, much like the wedding colors they have chosen, they are a wonderful combination.

I want to take a minute to wish Abby & Nick all the best on their wedding day, and each day in the future. Love you both - congratulations.


New Year, New Website


Somehow 2010 passed by in the blink of an eye, and it was a year of ups and downs for me. I was given some wonderful opportunities to try new things - a winter engagement session, a newborn photo shoot, and a wedding. It was so much fun for me to meet all kinds of new people and photograph so many different types of special moments in people's lives.

With a new year comes new beginnings and I'm definitely looking forward to a healthier and even happier 2011. I have so much to look forward to - my sister Abby's wedding in a week and a half (no, I'm not photographing it - I'm a bridesmaid), two (possibly three at this point) weddings this fall, several engagement sessions, a vacation with Josh (NYC? LA? The possibilities are endless!), and tons of snuggle time in the pod with Einstein.

To go along with the new year, I decided it was time to branch out beyond the blog and get going on a website. I am very excited about it and I really hope you guys like it! It can be found at the usual address - (the blog can be found at if you want the direct address).

Hope you're having a great week, and enjoy the snow!

Ugly Sweater Party - Christmas Eve 2010

On Christmas Eve, it's tradition for my mom's side of the family to get together for great food (soo much food...I'm still recovering!) and even better company. This year we spiced things up a bit with an Ugly Holiday Sweater party, and those who participated were hideously dressed but had a fabulous evening. A few didn't find sweaters, but showed off their holiday spirit in other ways (Hawaiian Santa, Susie Snowflake, and we even had 2 of Santa's elves stop by). I can't help but laugh when I look at these photos, and I hope they bring a smile to your face as well. Happy New Year!








Although one of my sisters is missing from this photo, it's one of my favorites because it's so random and funny. We've even got a "bounty hunter" from Star Wars (I thought it was just a storm trooper but Josh corrected my error) popping in to say hello.