Monday, March 30, 2009

Trashin' the dress with Tammy

Tammy and Ashley's wedding was one of the most unique events I have photographed. I love this couple to pieces and I was so excited when Tammy wanted to do a Bridal/Trash the Dress. We did some a bit tamer for Mom and Dad, then we got down and dirty (Tammy can attest to the grease stains) and had a whole lotta fun. Ashley even made a cameo appearance. Can you spot him?? :)

Tammy husband Ashley completely restored this awesome bike. We couldn't pass up the opportunity to use his 'baby' in a few shots!

I love it when this happens...

Running into past clients (especially my newlyweds) in random places always makes me feel like a Rock Star. I love feeling like that person who knows everyone. So here's my story...

This past weekend my hubby, sis, and bro-in-law decided to brave the frigid forecast and go camping out at Lake Mineral Wells. (No, we aren't tough, we left on Saturday when we could no longer feel our toes.) Friday night we headed out to "wash-up" for bed when behind me I heard a familiar voice. "Stacey??" she asked. The fleeting thought crossed my mind... who could I possibly know out here? It was Jessica Castles (of Jessica and Trae - look in old blog posts for their wedding and engagement pictures).

How cool to run into an old client... wearing my pj's... and a beanie cap... and my husbands jacket... OK, so neither of us looked particularly cool but it was so great to catch up! Jessica and Trae are doing awesome, and fortunately there are no blackmail worthy pics to commemorate the event. Aw shucks!

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Free Wedding planning info session!

My friend Wendy Kidd, owner of Each and Every Detail, is an amazing wedding planner and she has lined up an awesome night of information on wedding planning. Come check it out and get all your questions answered, and learn how a professional coordinator can help you on your big day (and before)! I'll be there so I hope to see you all...

You can check out a PDF version here

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Amy & Jay!

I had been looking forward to Amy and Jay's wedding for quite some time! Amy was Maid of Honor in Megan & Paul's wedding 3 years ago! She then recommended a friend to me for their wedding in 07. Now it was Amy's turn and she knew exactly who to call!

We knew we would hit it off so that was easy. I even got Jay to smile for engagement pictures so we knew we were a perfect match. On a beautiful day in February, Amy & Jay tied the knot. And, of course, two of her best friends whom she served as their Maid of Honor repayed the favor by serving as HER attendants this time...

Congrats to you both, and much love!


Most of you know my family and I traveled to Scotland at the end of last year. This trip had been a dream of my family's for some time now. It was a pilgrimage, of sorts, for my Mom who was born there but had not returned since she immigrated as a teenager. I won't bore you with all the family snapshots, but here are a few favs that my husband and I made into a 12 month wall calendar... Yes, it was COLD! I'd love to see it in the summer some time, but it was still just a beautiful as I thought it would be.

On the road to see a 3000 year old burial cairn near Inverness. The Christmas Festival in Edinburgh.

A back alley in Edinburgh. This is my husband JA and my Dad. We were wandering while we waited for our tour of the underground vaults.

This engraved stone sits on the border of England and Scotland. With the 60mph winds, I would swear this felt like the coldest place in all the world...

The cove in Oban. So nice of that seagull to cooperate so I could pull off a picture-perfect shot!

We stayed in a very small town called Port Appin. This was a small public walkway we wandered down one day. Fortunately, it ends right at the local pub. Funny how that works!

Our one trip into England was to see Hadrian's Wall and the ancient Roman forts. This was a view of the wall with some sheep that didn't seem too impressed that they were grazing on thousands of years of human history.

We visited a couple ruined Abbeys. This was the beautiful 1600AD ruins of Dryburgh Abbey.

The quaint town of Inverary. We met one of my Mom's cousins in a pub here. They had not seen each other in 50 years!
My husband had what I would consider to be the best hamburger ever for lunch. The Aberdeen Angus beef they raise here is so tasty (for all you meat-asauruses), nothing we have in the States even comes close...

The ruined Urquart Castle on the Loch Ness. Nope, no Nessie sightings but I'm still a believer!

Another shot of the beautiful town of Oban. Yes boys, home of Oban Whiskey.
The view from our cottage. Can't beat a week of waking up to that every morning...
The view from Sterling Castle just outside of Edinburgh.
Another shot from the top of the mountain as you cross over into England.