Wednesday, August 31, 2011

A Wedding in Oregon.....Somewhere Between Salem, Monmouth, Corvallis and Forever

The dress slipped quickly over Megan's head and the transformation from kicked back mama to wedding diva began. "Will I be flashing everybody when I bend over?... Will it work to have this rose in my hair?" In spite of the white gown and all the primping, Megan was determined to have a low stress day. The makeup was natural, the hairstyle: simple, the shoes: comfortable.... and Amy was there at her side to fix what needed to be fixed and to be the calm voice of experience.

The two moms were flitting about outside, fixing this, helping with that like two hummingbirds lighting on this flower and then that. The two dads moved with  the calm assurance of those that have been through this before and the knowledge that no matter what else happened, Ryan and Megan would soon be officially starting their life together.

Ryan wiped the perspiration from his brow. It took some convincing, but we finally assured him that there were other people that could finish getting three year old, Joey into his tux and now he fidgeted...... waiting. He was waiting for the love of his life, his angel, the one that made him complete.

Megan, thank you, thank you, thank you. I love your joy, your love of life, and the way Ryan looks in your eyes and loves every bit of what he sees. And the most important thing of all, he is going to be a great dad to Joey.

 This was on a hill overlooking Ryan's parent's home where the wedding took place. It is on the road to Dancing Oaks Nursery, an amazing place to wander, photograph, and dream of the lush gardens you could create. We had planned to photograph Ryan, Megan and Joey there but we were lured away by this perfect wheat field. I am looking for an excuse to go back and photograph in the bamboo grove.

Ryan and Megan were not at all sure that Joey was going to put on that tux and be in the wedding. He is a three year old trying to take on the world in his own terms.

Sassy! I love the way Megan clowns in front of the camera!

And now they are one...........................................................

Party time!

Monday, August 29, 2011

Corvallis Family Portraits- All in a Summer's Day

This was our second time photographing the Ehler's family on their property in King's Valley. You can find one from the last session on our website.

What a perfect day it was! We were a little nervous with all the rain that we had in June but God smiled on us.

We managed to do some senior portraits of Jake, while we were about it. Surprising enough, there was not a basketball in ANY of the portraits. Jake is already negotiating with colleges for the best scholarships and perks. I think we will have to take in a Corvallis High basketball game this year!