Friday, March 26, 2010

Kelly & Charles Engaged! Colchester, Vermont

Most of the month of March has been beautiful: clear skies, bright sun, and spring temperatures. The day I met up with Kelly and Charles was cold. The kind of cold that makes your fingers stiff and your lips blue. Cold and wet. All day up until their session I kept my fingers crossed that the skies would break, the rain would stop, and the beautiful Spring weather would come back. Yeaaah.

Lucky for me, Kelly and Charles were not bothered by such trivial things as foul weather. Nope. There minds were on one thing and one thing only: one another. After chatting, I learned that that day was their sixth dating anniversary. Such an appropriate day for their engagement photos! And the love that has grown between them over the past six years kept them warm and smiling even as the wind and rain turned my cheeks and nose red.

After apologizing profusely for the utter torture I was submitting them too, Kelly told me with a smile, "We are all about the end product." And that saying really touched me. This fabulous couple cares so much about a great outcome for their images that they are willing to do what it takes to capture such images! Even tough out wet weather. Awesome. :)

The saying also made me think about all of the stresses a couple may encounter during the wedding planning process and how it is easy to become wrapped up in the details when only one thing matters, the end product. Your marriage. Marrying your best friend! And that is definitely worth weathering a little "rain".

Thank you Kelly and Charles for being so wonderful and in love. It is all about the end product and I cannot wait to witness and capture that for you in just over a month! xo Kaht

Kelly and Charles both attended St. Michael's College, where the library offered a dry, warm refuge for us. :)

A special thank you to Christine at the Crimson Poppy Flower Shoppe for the beautiful tulips that added just the right pop of color to an otherwise gray day. :)

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Lindsay & Greg's Wedding, Lilac Inn, Brandon, VT

Despite there still being snow on the ground (with a fresh inch just last night!), Spring is upon us, which also means weddings will be in full swing starting in April! I am looking ahead to a fabulous season with some wonderful couples. And I cannot wait to share the images with you!

Seeing as it is gray and cloudy again today, I thought it best to share some warm sunny images with you.

Lindsay and Greg were married at the Lilac Inn in Brandon, VT last August. It was an intimate wedding with only their immediate family to witness their declaration of love. However, despite being a small group, the celebration was positively full of joy and laughter! My fondest memory of this day is how absolutely welcoming and friendly everyone was to Justin and I. By the end, it felt like we were just part of the family!

Enjoy a little look into this truly lovely wedding. xo Kaht

Lindsay was very calm and cool throughout the afternoon, and so very radiant!

The Lilac Inn is a beautiful location for a wedding. They have a great garden for the ceremony and a nice ballroom for receptions. I personally loved all of the vintage details in the inn, like the pillows on the bed!

Simply stunning and so very elegant.

All of their nieces and nephews were part of the wedding. It was so sweet!

Before the ceremony Lindsay and Greg wanted to go down to the lake and have photos done. It was such lovely lighting!

Time to get married!

Beautiful gardens!


So much joy!!

I think that Greg looks in awe at the beauty of his new wife. :)

A few more images after the ceremony out front of the inn.

Normally I am not one for funky images with motion blur, but this image inside the ballroom really appealed to me. It really shows the energy of the evening. A big family dinner!


Love love LOVE the expressions on the little girls faces. 'Alright, this is how you do it!'

And the party went on well into the night....

Thank you again Lindsay and Greg! xo Kaht

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

St Patrick's...Cows

I am slowly coming to the realization that I am not as good as Martha Stewart. Yes, I understand that she has many people on her payroll. Yes, I understand that they probably are the ones that come up with the fantastic creative ideas. (Or some of them.) And yes, I understand that it is their job to implement these awesome ideas. But sometimes when a holiday sneaks up on me and I don't do anything creative or fun, I feel totally lame.

It took me until half way through St. Patrick's Day to think, 'Huh, I should make something Irishy for desert." Guinness cake was out because (duh!) we had no Guinness in the pantry. As the pantry seemed to be missing more than just Guinness, sugar cookies were the desert of choice. As I pulled out the cookie cutters one by one I realized that had I thought ahead of time and got my Martha S. creative juices flowing like 48 hours ago, I might have thought to buy a shamrock cookie cutter. Instead I was stuck with a heart, star, bus, tree, snowman, angel, butterfly....nothing that even hinted at St. Patrick's. Curses! And then I saw it, the cow cookie cutter. 'They have cows in Ireland, right? Sure they have sheep, but I bet there are cows too!' And so I made Irish cows.

I would like to think that Martha would give me a pat on the back for being so innovative in such a situation. Maybe I would get a "Creative Chick" award even :) Or perhaps I will just find a shamrock cookie cutter in my mailbox next week, compliments of Martha Stewart Living. Either way, they made Devin smile and they are perfect with a cup of tea.

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Monday, March 8, 2010

Keeping Up with K&D: Jay Peak

This past weekend not only was the weather gorgeous and Devin and I were both off from work, but our good friends, Carl and Cassie, came all the way from Michigan to visit us! We had a great time hanging out and eating good food :) On Saturday we went skiing at Jay Peak, a mountain I had never been to before. It was possibly the most perfect day for skiing!!

Carl and Cassie were beginner skiers, but picked things up super fast!

Around lunch, Devin and I decided to venture to the top of Jay on the Tram. We waited in line for almost an hour! The Tram is definitely either a really early day venture or only once in a day thing.

Up up up!

It was SUPER windy at the top! And despite the nice sun, it was really cold. I don't mess around when it is that cold... Devin is just a nutter.

You could see for MILES all around Vermont, New Hampshire, New York and into Canada. Awesome :)

Everything at the top was covered in snow and ice. Very sparkly though!

A perfect day on a perfect weekend. xo Kaht