Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas everyone!

We are getting ready to leave to visit Chris’s family on this beautiful Christmas Eve day (then to PA to visit my family tomorrow!), and I’m sitting and watching the snow (so very unexpected!) fall, after waking up to a beautiful sunrise. The perfect reminder that I needed today to slow down and enjoy this season, and that the stress and the worry is never worth it. I wish each and every one of you a very Merry Christmas, and hope the following days are filled with love and peace. Thanks to all of you for helping make 2013 such an incredible year!

Untitled-3Thanks to our incredible friend Amy at Amy Nicole Photography for these photos! The time for Christmas cards got away from us this year….maybe for the new year;-)

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Abby and Patrick’s Kentucky Wedding | Rough River State Park

Hello everyone!

Merry (almost!) Christmas! This past weekend we photographed our final wedding of 2013, with Abby and Patrick at Rough River State Park in Kentucky. It has seriously been an incredible year, and we are SO thankful to each and every couple who trusted us to document the moments of their wedding days. So awesome. Abby and Patrick’s wedding was the perfect celebration to end the year! You may remember their engagement session in NYC, where they currently live, but they had their wedding back home in Kentucky, where they both are from. They chose Rough River State Park for their outdoor ceremony, because it’s just so peaceful and beautiful! Not many people would have been brave enough for an outdoor ceremony in December; even though it was FREEZING, it was absolutely perfect! Their friends and family all gathered outside the lodge to see Abby and Patrick get married below, right at sunset. We have just loved getting to know these two, and had such an amazing time with them and their friends and family! So many sweet moments, topped off with an awesome party!

Here are some of our favorites from the day!

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Patrick’s awesome tie was made by Abby’s friend Tyler, who owns Dap Kitsch in Brooklyn

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Abby works in fashion, so of course her dress by KaufmanFranco was gorgeous, and the Jimmy Choos were to die for!

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One of my favorite shots of the year!

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Abby’s dad made her bouquet! It was so unique, and I loved it!

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A little “hand facial” before the ceremony:)

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A few details, including a gorgeous letterpress stationery suite designed by Megan Wright Design Co., and incredible macarons from Bisous Ciao in NYC!

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CONGRATULATIONS, Abby and Patrick! Thank you SO much for giving us the opportunity to create for you:)And for letting us do the Cupid Shuffle at your reception haha!;-)You guys are the best! Have an amazing (and warm!!!) time in Aruba! We can’t wait to hang out in NYC again some day!

A huge thank you to each and every one of our clients this year! You were all incredible, and we can’t thank you enough! Have a great week, everyone!

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  • January 8, 2014 - 6:54 am

    Amber - Love the pictures!

Adventures in Yosemite

Back in August, Chris and I traveled to San Diego for a belated 5th anniversary trip! We’re excited to share some of our personal travel images now that photographing client sessions have slowed down, and thought we’d start today with The Time We Went to Yosemite and it was On Fire. When we travel, we love to drive around and see a bunch of different areas. So when we were planning our San Diego trip, we had the idea to visit Yosemite, even though it’s about an 8 hour drive from where we would be staying to Yosemite Valley. But shortly before the beginning of our trip, an awful wildfire broke out in Yosemite, and we didn’t think we’d be able to go. Fast forward to a few days before our trip was over, and we’re hearing reports that all the smoke was staying north of the valley, and skies were clear. So we checked allĀ  the live feed cameras, and decided to go for it. We started our adventure around 4 am, and headed north. As the sun began to rise, I began checking the live feed cameras….and there was not much to see. Everything was a little fuzzy. Chris was holding out hope that it might just be fog, but as the sun came up more, we realized it was definitely smoke. Checking the reports, we found out that the wind had shifted, blowing smoke into the valley. At this point, we were about halfway there, and decided we might as well give it a try. As we entered the mountains, the smoke slowly started rolling in, and by the time we reached the park gate, you could actually see the ash falling from the sky.

Once in the park we were greeted with Extreme Fire Danger signs and an eerie, muffled quiet due to the smoky air. The light was an other worldly reddish orange (the color images below are pretty much straight out of the camera!), and strangely beautiful. Even though we couldn’t see the views Yosemite is famous for, it was still an incredible experience, and amazing in it’s own way! We drove around for a few hours, then walked a few miles to Mirror Lake (more on that below;-)) in the smoke and falling ash (those air quality warnings were no joke!).

These are some of our favorites!

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This is one of my favorites! It was so incredible to come through the tunnel and open up into this view!

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It’s kind of hard to tell here, but the red light on the rock is the way the sun was shining through the smoke

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The famous Mirror Lake. It turns out, it’s only a lake part of the year, then it dries up…

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…Bummer.

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The sign as we were leaving the park, and the sky when we got back to where we were staying, approximately 22 hours after we left

Thank you all for stopping by the blog! Hope you had a great Thanksgiving, and are having a great week, full of the best kind of adventures!

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  • December 3, 2013 - 10:08 am

    jenn stark - beautiful guys.. xx

  • December 10, 2013 - 4:32 pm

    James - Love seeing the odd bit of personal work. You’ve put a real sense of escapism/freedom/adveture in these. Well done.

It’s the Holiday Season

Hello, friends!

I hope you are all enjoying this week and preparing for a wonderful Thanksgiving! Chris and I are hosting both our families at our house, so lots of prep going on today to get ready for the craziness:)But we are totally those crazy people who like to be decorated for Christmas by the time Thanksgiving comes around (I just can’t resist the twinkle lights!), so this past Saturday, since we didn’t have a wedding, we went out in search of the perfect Christmas tree! There’s an awesome Christmas tree farm in Murfreesboro that we’ve gone to the past two years, and we were excited to head out there again. It was perfect tree hunting weather–nice and cold but beautiful blue skies and sunny! Usually we love to cut down our own tree, but their selection of trees this year were a little too short (next year will be perfect!), so we ended up picking one of their pre-cut trees. I’m in love! It might be my favorite tree ever:)Here’s a few pictures from our adventures, and we can’t wait to decorate our tree later today!

Love this cotton field right around the corner from the Christmas tree farm!

Hot cider and looking at trees? Perfection!

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! Thanks for stopping by the blog and sharing our adventures:)

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  • November 26, 2013 - 10:51 am

    Heath - Lovely work, happy thanksgiving ya’ll

  • November 27, 2013 - 3:31 pm

    Gabrielle - How fun! I’ve always wanted to try this!

  • December 6, 2013 - 4:15 pm

    Chris Scott - Good lord I love you guys.