Archive for September, 2013

[LOVE] A very MJ Marriage Proposal

Tuesday, September 24th, 2013

What began as a seemingly sweet picnic for two at sunset became an elaborate marriage proposal complete with family members, sky lanterns, a generator, and a handmade billboard of lights. Yes, all of that, in that order, in the middle of a field, all in the name of love.

Do your eyes a favor and take a peek at Jonathan’s marriage proposal to Madison. You certainly won’t regret it; your eyes will even thank you.

Oh, and did I mention Jonathan is my younger brother? I was one of those recruited family members asked to help him carry out his vision for the evening, but I was holding a camera not a sky lantern (or a generator switch like my dad was). Outside of the smitten, picnicking couple we—immediate family members of both Jonathan and Madison’s families—all had our designated tasks.

I am proud to have contributed by way of photography. You see, I remember best when I’m photographing, and this is an evening I don’t want to forget.


[LIFE] Adalyn is 2!

Tuesday, September 24th, 2013

Not only did my brother propose in the last few weeks but my niece also turned two! There was a party with decorations and everything; you should’ve been there. Much like Adalyn’s first birthday party, there was no shortage of family, friends, cake, and gifts the second time around. In fact, there was even an addition this year—Adalyn’s baby brother, Dylan! He was born two months ago and is growing fast.

Before the birthday festivities began of cake eating and gift opening, we ventured out into the backyard for a pre-party play session, and I, of course, brought my camera along. What kind of photographer aunt would I be if I hadn’t?

Despite Adalyn’s many attempts of beginning her second birthday grumpily, a game of hide-and-seek with dad led to a day of smiles and laughs. You better believe I was thankful I brought my camera along.