Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Sweet Peek!

Just a little sweet peek at what I am working on.

A true feast for the eyes and temptation for the palette. Just try not to crave something sweet! xo Kaht

Monday, June 28, 2010

My Best Friend's Wedding, Literally

A couple weeks ago Devin and I packed our city clothes and shiny shoes and headed into the grand city of Boston. We were headed to a wedding...as guests. That meant we could eat the expensive food, drink the wonderful wine, and dance to our hearts delights! No shot lists, time lines, or Power Bars. We were strictly there to witness the love of my best friend as she married her best friend.

But, that does not mean I did not have a camera with me. ;)

You might recognize this lovely couple from their engagement session back in October. Sully & Dave met in DC at a bar. WHOA! Yes, this is a boy meets girl in bar story and I just love it! When Dave asked Sully for her number, she contemplated for 5 seconds on giving him the wrong number until Dave, being smooth as butter, said, "Here, call me, then I will have your number in my phone."

Dave, thank you for being smooooth and slightly persistent.

I am so happy that my best friend has found her perfect match! She may be my soul sister, but everyone needs a soul mate and I am so glad that person is Dave! So enjoy a few images from the day as I saw it. Phil of Living Photo was the hired gun and so kindly allowed me to peep around when the photo spirit moved me. Thanks Phil :) Really though, I tried to enjoy the day as best as possible. Congratulations again my lovely friends! I am so happy for you :) xo Kaht

The girls got ready at The Commandants House on Boston Harbor. It was such a beautiful historical building!

Unfortunately the weather was not on our side and the rain came down down down.

My friend, she is so beautiful!

I think Bridesmaid Southmayd captured this for me as we steamed the wrinkles out of Sully's gown. Thank you!

Such an elegant gown!

Wedding portraits from Sully and Dave's family members were set up around the cocktail space. I love when family history is incorporated!

The sun room had such beautiful paintings!

The colors were teal and apple green. A very fun combination :)

Back at the hotel, Dave and his men were watching the World Cup. :)

Handsome groom!

Dave's mom saved the day by finding an extra pocket square when Dave's went MIA.

A good looking group, ready to go!

I just could not resist!

Here comes his bride!

The church was just beautiful!

LOVE all the fun details!

My handsome fella :)

Thank you Devin for capturing this for us!

A little romance before partying into the night! xo

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Tara & Anthony are Getting Married!

I love being friends with my couples on Facebook because I get to read their status posts and the ones the week leading up to their wedding are always filled with such excitement! Makes me even more excited for their wedding. :)

Tara's most recent update listed off all of the fun activies they are doing with family and friends and ended with "...WEDDING, soon to be a MRS!" Just those few words make me so happy :)

Here's to Tara and Anthony as they join their lives together today in beautiful Vermont! I can't wait to capture your smile as you become a Mrs. Tara. xo Kaht

Friday, June 25, 2010

Welcome Summer.

Summer has finally graced Vermont with it's warm sun, warm breezes, long days, and strawberries. Mmmm...

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

VPP Education Day

Oh, you know those days when you wake up early after having gone to bed a bit too late and it happens to be pouring outside with no end to the clouds in sight? And the tea doesn't steep well, the milk smells funny, and the bakery bakes your favorite muffin with walnuts, which you happen to be allergic too?

Well, I had one of those days a few weekends ago. The Vermont Professional Photographer's were scheduled to meet up in lovely (but rainy) St. Albans for a day of sessions and practicing technique. Now, I am a student for life. Always learning something new. Always jumping at every opportunity that might offer me a new trick, technique or good joke (Many of you know my jokes are kind of lame...). It was just hard to jump when everything seemed to be holding me in-between my cozy, warm covers.

And then it happened. I think singing loud in the car to one of my favorite bands, Railroad Earth, helped, but I started to come out of my early morning, crummy tea, killer muffin funk and feel excited to go learn! The real cream cheese icing to my yummy carrot cake was something totally unexpected. I saw a moose! On the side of the highway. I have NEVER seen a moose in Vermont. (In Alaska, yes. But they are like squirrels there! All over the place). Seeing my first Vermont moose made me really happy, which made me really excited to be heading up to meet my fellow photogs for a day of talking, photographing, and laughing.

Rain or not, it was going to be a good day.

And I am so glad I went! Mark Sweeney of Exposed with Mark set up the morning session. He arranged for some lovely couples to model for us for some mock engagement sessions. Andy Bishop led the session giving tips that he and Daria live by when working with couples. After a fabulous lunch (Chef Salad rules my world these days.) Wayne Tarr presented the afternoon session and showed us how he created his award winning dancer images. All in all, an amazing day. Thank you!!

So, enjoy a little sneak peek into what professional photographers call a good time. xo Kaht

Andy gives top secret tips and tricks...

Off to play! (In the rain.) Thank you Lucas for holding the umbrella or me!

These two are actually getting married in less than a month!

Another of our lovely couples. :)

Keeping cozy in between shoots!

Andy and Lucas hangin' loose!

Our dance models stretching before the shoot!

Wayne Tarr explaining how "the bag" is used. Streeetch!

My one decent capture from the dance sessions. Wayne, I leave this to you! It was a lot of fun though... :)

We had a nice space to work in at St Albans Bay Park. It was dry!

The group with the dancers!

A group jumping shot was vetoed, but this is pretty close and pretty silly :)

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

The Meadowlark Inn: E. Springfield, NY

Once in a while I find something that inspires me to hop onto the nearest rooftop and SING OUT-LOUD about the wonderful something I have just found. Lucky for you, you are likely not within rooftop hearing distance and this blog does not have sound...yet.

A few weeks ago I made my way towards Cooperstown, NY. No, I was not on a pilgrimage to the Baseball Hall of Fame. I was headed to the lovely wedding of Courtney and Paul! My good friend and trusted assistant (for the weekend) took care of booking the room for us, so I only knew the basics about it: within a five minute drive to the reception at The Dutch Barn and it served breakfast. Oh, yes...and there were matching quilts in the rooms. :) When we arrived I could have danced in the parking lot! The Meadowlark Inn was absolutely adorable. We were greeted by one of the inn keepers, George, and after a quick check-in and some chatting, he escorted to our cozy (matching quilt!) room.

Despite not spending a lot of time relaxing in our cute room (wedding's are busy!), we certainly enjoyed our visit to the lovely Meadowlark Inn. From the great breakfasts to the cozy beds to the beautifully landscaped backyard, this is definitely a place I look forward to returning to for an extended (relaxing) visit. Might even bring Devin with me next time! ;)

When you go, and I highly recommend you do, make sure to sit and chat with the lovely family who runs The Meadowlark. George and his wife, Tina, are simply fabulous. And even though we did not spend much time talking to their son, Aiden, he did smile for a few photos for me and that is the mark of a cool guy! xo Kaht

The Inn is one level with a covered porch that leads to the lobby. I loved the deep red color!

We attempted to get their pooches, Maggie and Sam, to sit still for a family photo, but they were on the Indy 500! Not a fan of dogs? Don't worry, Maggie and Sam only came out to visit at a special request from yours truly. Usually they hang out quietly in the living quarters. ;)

A beautiful sitting/dining area is located right in the lobby. They even serve homemade waffles for breakfast!
Thank you Tina, George and Aiden for a great visit! xo Kaht