Friday, November 22, 2013

WEDDING | Vanessa & David red and brown rustic golf course wedding November 2, 2013

In March of this past year my second sister, Vanessa, got engaged to her then boyfriend now husband, David!  They decided to have their wedding on November 2nd.  Since it would be fall, Vanessa wanted to somehow incorporate the season into their wedding without highlighting the typical fall color palette.  She decided on a deep red accompanied by chocolate browns with gold accents. 

David and Vanessa held the ceremony at North Stonington Bible Church in our home town.  They wrote and shared their vows to one another and were declared man and wife with many friends and family looking on!  Plus, David and Vanessa left the church in my uncle's classic red GMC pickup truck - it was the perfect getaway vehicle for them!  Both her and David loved the Connecticut National Golf Course's setting in the woods of Putnam when they visited and choose it for their reception venue.  The stone fire place indoors and a rustic exterior were the perfect backdrop for their crisp fall wedding day! 

For Vanessa and David's wedding, I had a dual role as bridesmaid/sister and as a photographer.  I tag teamed with one of Vanessa's new aunts' who is also a photographer.  Needless to say though, some of these images were taken by my husband/assistant/miracle-worker and other willing hands throughout the day when I was otherwise occupied!  Thanks to all of you for your help!

It was amazing to be see my sister marry a man who loves her and who I know will serve her in their new life together!  Congratulations you two!

Monday, November 18, 2013

FAMILIES | The Berntsen Family - New Addition

It's kind of surreal to be sharing these images!  As I've mentioned in other posts, Lindsay and I have known each other practically since birth.  Our fathers' were childhood best friends and as a result I have a best friend for life.  We've grown up, liked boys, graduated from school, and gotten married and shared some many moments over the years!  Some of our most cherished memories are from our yearly camping trips to Skycroft campground in Ontario, Canada.  We even dreamed about and promised each other that the camping tradition would continue when we started families of our own (which at the time was years away!). 

However, earlier this spring the news finally came, Joel and Lindsay were expecting their first child in October!  They were overjoyed and on October 1st their little girl entered the world!  She's perfect in every way and I have no doubt that both Joel and Lindsay will be wonderful parents!  You could just tell from their session how much they adore her already!  Even though I was in Virginia for most of her pregnancy, I am thrilled that I finally got to meet their new addition a few weeks ago.  I am beyond excited to share these precious images of them and their new baby girl, Halle Emma Berntsen!  Congratulations on your little one!