Thursday, July 29, 2010

Engaged: Kelly & Brant: Richmond, Vermont

The first meeting with new clients is always a little nerve wracking. Even after I have spoken with them on the phone and via e-mail many times before! As I sit and wait for them to arrive little quips go through my head of, "What if they don't like me? What if they think I'm nuts? What if they are totally not into having their pictures taken? What if they decide that I am SO not the photographer for them? GAH!"

And then they arrive.

And as they step out of their car, all of those annoying little doubts diminish as an air of excitement and happiness settles around us. They are thrilled to be here with me. They have been looking forward to it for weeks. Are they nervous? Nope! They are EXCITED! Excited to have their love and relationship photographed by me. And as I try to not skippity-hop through the entire session at the joy of having such fabulous clients, I thank my lucky stars for just that: fabulously wonderful clients that make my world a better place. And for love. Because where would we be without it?

Kelly and Brant have a great wedding planned for this coming October and I am so excited to be able to be a part of their day! They are a really sweet couple that is so in love and deserving of great happiness. And they have a fantastic ring bearer (Kelly's son, Patrick) who really knows how to make everyone laugh! Thank you for a great afternoon you three :) I cannot wait for October! xo Kaht

A sweet family shot to start :)

And a little sweet love after that...

Ring bearer extraordinaire!

*sweet love*

We were walking around the Green Mountain Audubon Society when a Great Blue Heron took off just feet from us! It was pretty amazing.

Working the old maple sugar shed. *love*

This young man is such a charmer!

Kelly's elegant ring incorporates turquoise stones to represent her December birthday, which I think is such a sweet detail!

Monday, July 19, 2010

Married: Carol & Jacob: Mt. Philo & Middlebury, Vermont

After a few very hot days in which the whole of Vermont was melting like a popsicle, a reprieve was granted and just in time for Carol and Jacob's wedding. A good thing since they, along with their closest family and friends, had travelled to Vermont to celebrate their wedding in the hopes that is would be cooler in July than their home state of Texas! Thank you cool front.

As guests walked down the wooded path that led to the open overlook on top of Mt Philo, greeting and hugging one another as they met, family and friends bustled about finishing setting up chairs and getting the music ready. This was the perfect family affair!

And as the bride walked down the aisle to meet her soon-to-be husband, the sun shone bright, the breeze blew lightly and everyone watched with a smile one their face. She was radiant. He was handsome. And they were meant to be together.

Thank you Carol and Jacob for letting us be a part of your day and for welcoming us into your family. We had a great time getting to know everyone as we captured the details and moments that made your wedding perfect! Have a fabulous time traveling around Europe. :) Have a cannoli or two for me if you make it to Italy ;) xo Kaht

As I mentioned, Mt Philo has a beautiful overlook! It would be a perfect spot for a sunset :)

Many sweet faces were at the wedding!

Devin captured this one and I am in *love*. It is just such a sweet image of childhood. :)

The handsome groom, headed to...

...his hiding spot! Jacob hung out behind the bushes until the start of the ceremony.

Time for a wedding!

A radiant bride :)

The way to Carol's heart? Jacob reading in Italian. Beautiful.

With this ring...

Mr. & Mrs.!!

A few photos at the overlook.

Time to send the newlyweds off!

As people headed to The Swift House Inn, Carol, Jacob and I stopped on the side of the road by this really cool old piano. It made an awesome prop. Just look how fabulous Jacob looks!

And Carol, well she makes an old piano look ahhh-mazing.


Carol and Jacob are cat foster parents. That fact won me over instantly! Over the years, they have had many wonderful kitty's in their lives. This one in particular really lives on in their hearts. Carol worn a locket with a photo of Spooky on her wrist.

Carol's beautiful bouquet was done by Claussen's Florist. It had an antique beauty to it.

The dinner reception was at The Swift House Inn in Middlebury, VT. It is a really sweet inn on a beautiful property!

Otter Creek Bakery made the amazing cake.


And a beautiful sunset to finish a wonderful day!

To see a few more images, check out Carol and Jacob's slideshow!