Friday, May 14, 2010

They're Here!

The Lovely Couple arrived early Wednesday morning after a redeye from LA. I think they're still a bit jet-lagged. After they napped a bit, they ran errands and we visited and went to get some groceries. Yesterday was hanging out, watching the weather, then engagement photos and dinner from Cheeburger Cheeburger. Today we went to the Amish Market for all sorts of yummyness, then tonight they'll be at the rehearsal dinner for the friend's wedding that brought them out here in the first place.

It's been delightful having them here. She has just joined right in on all the commotion and activity here-I'm very impressed with her poise among a posse of strangers. She and Jeff are very fun to watch together, and I'm thrilled for them both.

I'm really happy with the photos we took for their announcements. I've always wanted to shoot around Carroll Baldwin Hall, an old stone building near my house. It has grand arched windows and beautiful stonework, but it is also sort of rough around the edges, making for some wonderful backgrounds. We just had a blast. Here is a slideshow of some favorite images.

11 comments:

  1. Man, how are they ever going to choose one for their announcements? Those are some awesome shots, Kellee!

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  2. WOW!!! What a wonderful job you've done!!! I am so impressed! They are beautiful. I am glad that she is fitting in... I can't imagine anyone not feeling comfortable in your home, there is such a lovely spirit there.

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  3. HOLY COW those are gorgeous photos, Kellie. I know I don't have the correct vocabulary to express what I mean, but the whole frame of each photo is just amazing- the focus, the background, the line that your eye is drawn to-- incredible. If our children ever learn how to stay still (and not blurry) someday, I want to pay you to photograph our family, because I think you could actually make us all look good in one picture! :)

    And how nice to hear about the comfort you all are experiencing together. I am sitting here trying to imagine what it will feel like when JAM brings someone home... hard to imagine!!

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  4. Wow! Those photos are all so beautiful!! How will they choose between them all??!! I'm so glad the visit is going so well!

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  5. How wonderful to be the photographer for your own son's engagement photos. They are truly beautiful. The photos and the people.

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  6. Those pictures and the song made me feel so happy! What a wonderful time of life for them!

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  7. wow! What a great shoot! i don't know how they'll ever pick one for their invitations. What is that first song? LOVE IT!

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  8. Amazing Kellie! I can not imagine how rewarding this was as a mom to be able to do this with them. Best of all is how happy they look together. What more can you ask for?

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  9. the photos are amazing. they look so happy. engagement photos must be among the easiest to take because they just exude joy.

    but i must admit, the whole time i was distracted, wondering what it must be like to see your son kiss a girl! mine are so far from it, it's hard to imagine them ever reaching that level of maturity. :)

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  10. My word!! I didn't even know he was getting married! Congratulations!! The pictures are GORGEOUS!! So beautiful.

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  11. Amazing pics of a very happy couple! Congratulations to all of you...what an exciting time!

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