Archive for August, 2008

Aaron and Joana came back from Utah to get married at Bangor SubBase last week. Joane grew up in the Silverdale/Bremerton area, so it was a homecoming for her. Aaron wore his navy dress uniform, as did Joana’s dad. It was a beautiful day and a beautiful wedding. Congratulations you two and have great time at your next base in Japan!

A few of the details and images from Joana's and Aarons wedding at Bangor.

A few of the details and images from Joana's and Aarons wedding at Bangor.


Before the wedding the couple had a romantic "reveal" at the Bremerton waterfront on the Boardwalk and Harbor Steps

My friend Steve Zugschwerdt filled in for a still healing Ned and did a great job helping me photograph Megan and Dan’s wedding at Wisteria Gardens in Port Orchard. Here is sneak peak at Megan and Dan’s wonderful, relaxed wedding. The bride was beautiful, the garden looked wonderful, the groom was so sweet, and the dancing was hilarious! Megan and Dan had one of the sweetest, most romantic dances, I have seen in quite a while. The crowd just spontaneously started a bubble storm while they danced to “Everything I do, I do it for you”, by Bryan Adams. AHWWWW! Too Sweet!!

Bride peeks out the brides's dressing room at Wisteria Garden's

Bride peeks out the brides's dressing room at Wisteria Garden


The first kiss as husband and wife.

The first kiss as husband and wife.


Megan and Dan shared their first dance with their pet finch.

Megan and Dan shared their first dance with their pet finch.


A bubble storm break out!

A bubble storm break out!


The best man was quite a party starter with his dancing!

The best man was quite a party starter with his dancing!


There he goes again. Those are some strong pants!

There he goes again. Those are some strong pants!


These two, a groomsmen and the officiant, wanted to know who had the bluest eyes! I called it a tie! What do you think?

These two, a groomsmen and the officiant, wanted to know who had the bluest eyes! I called it a tie! What do you think


The gazebo made a great place to get away for a romantic moment.

The gazebo made a great place to get away for a romantic moment.


Steve caught this wonderful little moment.

Steve caught this wonderful little moment.


Dan and Megan steal a moment for romance.

Dan and Megan steal a moment for romance.


The amazing details that Megan spent so much time planning!

The amazing details that Megan spent so much time planning!


Family and friends pummeled the couple with bird seed at the end of the evening.

Family and friends pummeled the couple with bird seed at the end of the evening.

It has been almost three weeks now and I can finally bring myself to talk about it!
Ned had a terrible biking accident during the Tour de Kitsap the day after Karin and Brent’s wedding. He and a friend, Steve, were go far too fast (about 40 miles per hour according to one of the bike computers) down a hill in Scandia, having the time of their lives, when they touched wheels just before the turn. Well, they both ended up in the ditch. Ned was unconscious and pretty broken up. Thankfully, Steve faired better and was able to summon help. A nice young EMT called to tell me about it and that they were on the way to the hospital. Though he was upbeat, it did not stop me and the girls from getting a little freaked out.

In the hospital, Ned clearly had some problems. He had a pretty serious concussion and frontal lobe contusion – he could not remember the accident or the last week for that matter. His short term memory lasted about 2 minutes – just long enough for us to explain why his shoulder hurt so bad and what happened. Then he would start completely over with the same questions we had just answered and he would have exactly the same response! That was very freaky and, after we knew he would be okay, pretty funny!
Besides the memory and concussion issues, his shoulder is broke in a couple of places, he has a couple broken ribs, he has some nerve damage on his right side, hip and back, and he is still very bruised and sore.
He is actually healing pretty fast, has most of his memory back (except the accident) and has started to use his right arm again. Thank goodness he was in pretty good shape when the accident happened! I am certain that is, and will be, a major factor in his recovery.

I want to thank all the nice EMTs at the North Kitsap Fire Department, and the health workers, doctors and nurses at Harrison Hospital who took care of Ned during this very scary time.

Ned still isn’t able to get around quickly enough to cover weddings, so our friend, Steve Zugswerdt, has stepped in to fill in for him. Thank goodness for Steve! He is a wonderful photographer and has a very similar shooting style so he fits in very nicely. He captured some wonderful moments at Megan and Dan’s wedding and will be at Joana and Aaron’s wedding next week to capture some more moments.

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We photographed Karin and Brent’s wedding at Brent’s parent’s home in Indianola a couple of weeks ago. The day was beautiful- not too warm, not too cold! The bride glowed, the groom grinned all day long, and the kids – big and little, got to play in a bouncy house! The wedding was filled with thoughtful little surprises for the little ones. There were toys, and coloring crayons, peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, and of course bubbles! Ray and Gina from Essence of the Thymes Catering cooked up a beautiful and tasty buffet. The couple created a beautiful, fun-filled and relaxed day for themselves and their guests. They even left the reception in a canoe! What a beautiful wedding. Thanks for letting us share in such a remarkable day!

The rings

The rings

The wedding dress

The wedding dress

Getting into the dress

Getting into the dress

The bride just glowed

The bride just glowed

Karin's happiness was obvious.

Karin's happiness was obvious.

The groom gets ready.

The groom gets ready.

Is this little guy the cutest! He is going to be a heartbreaker!

Is this little guy the cutest! He is going to be a heartbreaker!

It was a beautiful day for a wedding

It was a beautiful day for a wedding

The Clearwater Resort provided the setting for a classic bridal portrait.

The Clearwater Resort provided the setting for a classic bridal portrait.

The bride and groom were so cute together!

The bride and groom were so cute together!

The bride and groom share a first dance.

The bride and groom share a first dance.

The groom's cake provided a little comic relief.

The groom's cake provided a little comic relief.

Every wedding should include a bouncy house! How fun!

Every wedding should include a bouncy house! How fun!

Bride and groom leave in the canoe

Bride and groom leave in the canoe

The bride and groom paddle off into the sunset.

The bride and groom paddle off into the sunset.

My favorite delivery guy just delivered the album I designed for newborn, Nate and his parents. A couple of months ago, I photographed Nate’s mommy in her last weeks of pregnancy. Then I photographed newborn Nate in his first couple of weeks of life. After Nate’s parents picked out their favorite photos from both sessions I designed this wonderful album for them. I love the way it turned out. They wanted a warm sepia tone throughout, and it goes so well with the ostrich cover they chose. I took lots of close ups of the book so you can see the quality of craftsmanship of the Kingston Albums. I use Kingston for many of the wedding albums I design, as well. They ROCK!

Each book comes in a gift box
The album is  8 x 10  with an ostrich cover
Each book comes in a gift box

There is a 4x4 cut out on the cover

There is a 4x4 cut out on the cover

The pages lay flat and are mounted to stiff stock for longevity

The pages lay flat and are mounted to stiff stock for longevity

Each page is custom designed to match the photo selection

Each page is custom designed to match the photo selection

I love the sepia tones of the album

I love the sepia tones of the album