Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Danielle and Jared :: in love :: North Carolina Engagement

This is from the fun session that I previewed earlier of the two lovebirds swinging from an old rope swing.

We first started out at the property that will soon be their home. It was such a cute rustic spot with an amazing weathered old barn:

 This shot makes me smile. . .
 Sadly, the sweet little black pup you see here on the right has since passed away. The groom is a real lover of animals, as you will soon see more of.
 Here they are standing in front of what will soon be their new home.
Why, yes, that is a chicken and a rooster. It was an idea Jared (the groom) came up with and thought we would laugh at but we actually loved it.
Here we are a la American Gothic. . .

We changed locations and decided to head over to what they have decided will be the location of their wedding. No. . .not the old caboose. . .
Taking a little walk to the stage where they are to be wed and showing a little goofiness.

Strike a pose, there's nothing to it!
 My view. . .
Spencer's view. . .

 This is the exact spot where Jared proposed to Danielle at Raffaldini Vineyards
Isn't the building absolutely gorgeous?! I was in love with the feeling of being transported to an old world vineyard.

 A personal favorite! Spencer gets such great shots.

 They both have such amazing eyes!

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Wednesday, March 16, 2011

The Swing

Okay! If you liked my last post, then you will like this one too. :D

I seriously LOVE my couples. They are ridiculously fun to work with and have no problem being their awesome goofy selves in front of the camera. . .

. . .or taking suggestions like swinging from an old rope swing in this case. . .many thanks to the mother of the bride for this one.

I will have more of both of these sessions ready soon. This weekend, Spencer and I are off to Augusta, GA/SC for a wedding and then off to Charlotte, NC for a business/life class with Justin & Mary Marantz. Busy times=Good times. :D

Love to you all!

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Tuesday, March 15, 2011

The Theft

Okay, I just had to share this. 

It was one of the highlights of my weekend. I can't say I blame him at all for wanting it. 

Cutest little monster!
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Friday, March 11, 2011

On Being a SuperGeek

Things have been all kind of crazy in my life recently and extraordinarily busy with so many changes. One of which I initially teased about on my Instagram the other day entitled Future Changes:
This just happens to be located on the side of our new house. SO when I am directing you on how to get here, I can just say "When you see the water tower, there we are.' ;) I will have more images of the new house on a future post.

On another note, I have decided since I am going to be endeavoring to make blogging more of a part of my weekly schedule (once all this moving stuff is out of the way) that I would intermittently add personal posts that tell you guys more about me.

As any groom that I have met with recently knows, I am a bonified geek when it comes to Superman. I would be worried about the voracious appetite for all things Superman recently except that this kind of behavior is very much a part of my personality. To explain before I get back to my Superman dedicated post. . . :D

Two of the other things I am very much interested in are all things Lucy Maud Montgomery and all things Jane Austen. When I get in the mood for one of these authors, I read EVERYTHING by them that I can get my hands on. I can pretty safely say that I have read every book and short story that Lucy Maud Montgomery has every written. When it comes to Jane Austen, I am more limited in my ability to consume but I have a few choice "continuing stories" in my library as well as 3 versions of Pride and Prejudice in my DVD library. As you can see, I am a bit of a freak.

Where Superman is concerned, I am able to consume SO MUCH MORE since he is a more universal character for whom pretty much anybody can obtain license to write about. . .not to mention the PLETHORA of comic books out there.

Now I won't go into ALL of the Superman things I have consumed recently since that would make this post ridiculously long and boring. I am just going to give a few recommendations to any fellow Superman geeks out there.

A novel written in 2005 by Tom DeHaven called "It's Superman!" is an excellent read and not at all what I expected. It's set in late 1930's America and very much strays from the standard Superman mythos but is a good read none the less.

A novel written by Kevin J. Anderson entitled "Last Days of Krypton". I have to say I think I would have enjoyed this book even if it had nothing to do with Superman. It is an masterfully told story.

As far as the many comic origin stories out there, I enjoyed Superman Secret Origins by Geoff Johns but Superman: Birthright by Mark Waid really takes the cake in story telling in my opinion. I've already read it twice. I would recommend getting the graphic novel as opposed to the individual comics because of the extras you get in the introduction and prologue.

And for a quick read the graphic novel Luthor by Brian Azzarello was an excellent take on Superman from Luthor's point of view.

I could go on and on, believe me, but I'm going to end this post with what was to me exciting news of the newest man cast to play Superman/Clark Kent. . .

Henry Cavill. I personally could care less if he's British. So is Christian Bale and so was Vivien Leigh (although born and raised in India). And who are we to complain when we had an amazing American actor portray the inimitable Sherlock Holmes?

I am personally looking forward to this movie and am endeavoring to have no expectations for it just that it will be a fun film. I have to admit I have been perusing Google news for any new Superman casting information. I am anxious to see who they will cast as Lois Lane and have my personal favorite hope of Rachel McAdams being cast for the part. I think she would be PERFECT but....that's just me.

Okay, so hopefully I did not bore you guys too much with my longer than I meant it to be post about my Superman addiction. I promise I will get around to posting pretty pictures soon. ;)