Archive | October, 2011

The Giving Giveaway: Part 2

Well, time for the nominees…..

Allyson was nominated by her sister-in-law. She says, “It’s been a rough couple of years for our family since we lost her dad in a tragic motorcycle accident. More medical issues surround our close family members. Her husband is an officer for Metro and they are BOTH going to school with a full schedule! They are making great grades and still manage scouts and more with their three kiddos! They show me how to be the glue that binds when everything seems to be falling apart. I love that they only bond closer when times are tough. They just got into a new home in Henderson and I think a lovely family portrait is just what they deserve to make their house a home.”

Christy was nominated by her neighbor. She says “I have a new neighbor who has a son my son’s age, along with 2 other boys. They get together quite often to play and they are good friends. His mom, Christy, came over today to chat while the kids played. We got talking about Christmas and she mentioned that they are really struggling financially. To make a long story short, she is a waitress, only working 3 days a week and her husband is unemployed. She was even telling me today that her camera broke and so she hasn’t been able to take pictures of her children for about a year because they can’t afford a new camera. Well, that was when I thought of this giveaway and I knew I wanted to nominate her.”

Alex was nominated by a friend. She says “Alex is a childhood friend of mine. She and her husband have two cute little kids together. Her husband was diagnosed with cancer a few months ago and is on his second round of treatment. The first time it went really well but within a month of stopping the cancer was back and had spread, so now they are starting over again. He’s currently receiving treatment in California, but their family is here in Las Vegas. It’s a big strain on their family to be apart. Alex is an amazing mom and has been somehow holding it all together and trying to keep everything “normal” for her kids, but they know something isn’t right. She’s just so upbeat and positive about the whole thing, even though the odds are really stacked against them and the possibility of a happy ending is pretty dismal. She could be a single mom just like that and it just kills me to think about how young she is. I just think that of all the people I know, family pictures would mean the world to them.”
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Zach + Brooke. Just Married.

Congratulations to Zach & Brooke!!! This was an absolutely beautiful wedding! The bride was gorgeous (of course!), her dress was amazing, the bridal party was so fun, the floral arrangements were stunning, the DJ was hopping, the food was delicious, and the details were just perfect. Seriously, this was one fantastic wedding.

What good bridesmaids!!! They laced and they laced and they laced.

I’m a Vans fan myself, so of course, I was totally loving Brooke’s choice of shoes. And so smart to to bring a pair of flats for the reception, especially when you plan on dancing as much as Brooke did! She rocked the night away!

Seriously, the flowers and decorating were just out of this world! Pink peacock feathers, black feathers, zebra print ribbon, black calla lilies, crystals, and tree branches instead of an archway?!?!? I think the trees were my absolute favorite part of the decor.

I love the shot!

Look closely. You can see Brooke’s tear-streaks. So cute!!!

Thanks again, Bridesmaids, for lacing that dress!

See? The decor is just fantastic. And the tables were named after motocross race tracks that Zach has raced on!

My favorites from the First Dance. I love Brooke’s one eye peeking over.

DJ Bill Tobler of Twist & Shout Mobile Sound kept everybody in the house on their feet. These people danced and they danced and they danced. And even when the reception was over they were still dancing. The music was fantastic and everyone was having a great time. Not sure where Zach is on this last picture (it was actually taken in the middle of the reception) but he was dancing too. Venue: Boulder Creek Golf Course
Florist: Iron Heart
Photographer: Jessica B Photography