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Kelly + Jack :: engaged

24 May

Hello World! It has been quite some time since I’ve dusted off the old blog! I’m working on a fancy new one thus, my attention had been elsewhere. However!!!! Love is a good (great, amazing, wonderful, breath taking) reason to blog again. It is with great pleasure that I introduce you to Kelly and Jack! Both schoolmates of mine – Kelly and I met overseas in Budapest, Hungary – She was studying for the semester in Romania and Jack and I met in our documentary class the January after i returned from Hungary. A while later I got an email from Kelly saying she was getting married!! (yay!!) And that her groom to be was Jack!! I was so excited – in fact, I still am! It is clear that these two lovely people are in love. A lot of couples that pass in front of my camera are shy, uncomfortable with themselves, and uncomfortable with each other (totally understandable – being photographed is a scary thing sometimes!) But not Kelly and Jack. They just were themselves, fully and truly. It was amazing to watch them just be in front of my lens. It is obvious that they were made for each other as they casually chatted about life, Jack cracked jokes while Kelly laughed, as they climbed a giant fallen tree branch and jack hung upside down from it, and when asked to look right at each other, you could see it, right there in front of you – love. These two are wonderful adventurers who are going to change the world. Shortly after tying the knot this June they are moving to Romania! Watch out world here they come!

enjoy!

-L

Branden + Kristi :: Married

25 Dec

Merry Christmas everyone! I hope this blog post finds you well and celebrating this day with your dearest friends and family.

This is a giant blog post, i suppose i am making up for the lack of posting on here, so here it goes.

In October, I had the distinct pleasure of photographing Branden and Kristi’s wedding along side my dear friend Johnathan Stoner (who is also newly married!!). I have known Branden from the start of my freshman year and we have had many an adventure together, including spending the fall semester of our senior year in Budapest, Hungary. So it was with great joy and excitement that I could document the beginning of his newest adventure, marriage. The day was nothing less than wonderful. It started the day before the wedding with a drive down from Grand Rapids, Michigan to Cincinnati, Ohio where us photographers bonded, chatted, slept in the back seat, and i got to know Laura (Stoners wife, who rules!)! The wedding day was kicked off at a salon where Kristi had her hair done and the rest of her bridal party got their nails done, all accompanied by lots and lots  of Starbucks. Lets just say right now, that Kristi is absolutely  stunning, i mean really, it should be illegal how beautiful she is. I’d like to think it has to do with her Greek heritage, which of course, we share. (p.s she makes the best spanakopita i’ve ever had.) Then the ladies and I went to Kristi’s home and Mr. + Mrs. Stoner headed out to photograph the men. At Kristi’s house the ladies got ready, hair, make up, the works. Also all of these ladies, so lovely and very photogenic. To top off the relaxing morning we were taken to the church in a limo, so fun! We met up with the groom/crew and did the first look, bride+groom portraits, and group photos, followed by the lovely ceremony in this amazing church in downtown Cinci, and the bride and groom were whisked away on a horse drawn carriage, brilliant. Of course the reception was just as lovely as the rest of the day and there was much fun and frivolity to be had on the dance floor. Oh! AND Greek dancing, which made my heart leap and made me think of home…and my high school graduation party (OOPA!). It was an honor to be apart of Branden and Kristi’s day. I am so very happy for them and am excited to see what adventures they have in store together! And as always it was wonderful and easy shooting at Jonathan’s side, we make a good photo tag team.

Enjoy these images, I am very pleased with how they turned out. Branden and Kristi I love you both andddddd Merry Christmas!

And you too reader! Merry Christmas to you and yours.

Enjoy.

-L-

Baur Power // Wedding edition

21 Jan

Beth and I tag-teamed once again and had the honor to shoot Jason and Corrie’s December wedding. It was  nothing less than a beautiful day.

Jason (julllyyyyy) and Corrie(TRUEEE) you are both wonderful.

Way to kick of the new year with love! (and some serious dancing!!)

-L

Jamie and Chris

20 Jul

I had the honor of second shooting a wedding for my ridiculously talented best friend Bethany Joy !

The wedding was lovely.

Here are some of my favorites.

Cousinly love ^^

enjoy.

Jamie, Chris, congratulations. It was a pleasure to photograph your lovely day.

Oopa.

-L

Jamie and Chris [mini sneak peek]

29 Jun

I had a wonderful time second shooting for my best friend at her cousins wedding. It was a lovely lovely day.

congratulations Jamie and Chris! Oopa!

-L

We wear black to blend in.

2 Jun

Behind the scenes.

boosh.

we rule.

-L

Steve and Rachel

2 Jun

Sneak peek of the wedding!

Dear Rachel and Steve,

Thank you for being beautiful and for being married.

It was a joy to photograph this lovely moment in your life.

enjoy!

-L