Friday, November 19, 2010

Sneak Peak : Sylvia & Kyle

Lucas and I are visiting my sister-in-law out in Iowa right now and I wanted to take advantage of his nap time to get a quick preview up of Sylvia and Kyle's wedding from 2 weeks ago. Having a 9-month-old who is mobile by rolling everywhere has been keeping me on my toes and preventing me from getting this up sooner, but I'm still ahead of schedule with editing so I should have a full post up soon!! Until then, here's a little something to tide you guys over. :)









Check back soon for more wedding goodness! HAPPY FRIDAY!!!!!!!!!!!! :) :) :) :)

Chrissy

Monday, November 15, 2010

Casey Crescenzo from The Dear Hunter : Chicago, IL Music

On Saturday night, I sat in my friend Nick's living room in Chicago and listened to the lead singer of my favorite band play an acoustic show. Casey Crescenzo, from The Dear Hunter, was driving across the country to record a new album and wanted to give back to his fans, so he emailed the lifetime members of The Dear Hunter fan club (of which Nick is a member) to see if he could play intimate living room shows along the way. Serious awesomeness!! Casey played songs and answered questions all night. Trying to avoid another Jasmine Star incident, I kept my mouth shut and listened. :)











My fave from the night. :) Casey can really belt it!







A shot of Nick. He's awesome. :)




You should seriously check out The Dear Hunter's music. It's kind of hard to classify, but there's a little something in there for everyone. :)

Happy Monday!!

Chrissy


~UPDATE~

Here's a video that my hubs made from the show. The song is called "Oracle". I even make cameo! :)

~ANOTHER UPDATE~

Seth made a second, way awesome video from the show. Checkity check it!! I make another cameo, and you can see my sweet little Lucas!


Tuesday, November 02, 2010

Reese {1 Month} : South Beloit, IL Baby Session

The day she met Lucas she told us she was pregnant. I cried. Sure, I could have blamed it on the post pregnancy hormones, but in reality, I was so overjoyed that Jessica and Michael were going to experience what Seth and I had just experienced two weeks prior. That the hormones, nausea, backaches, and sleepless nights are worth every second. That the cliche "I never knew I could love someone so much," was actually true. And that the moment you first lay eyes on your precious child and hold him in your arms is a moment you will never. ever. forget. Becoming a parent is such an amazing thing, and I was so overwhelmed with happiness that I would be able to share that with one of my good friends. :)

I don't have the chance to do many infant sessions, so I was insanely excited about the opportunity to take pictures of little Reese. I wanted to squeeze him the whole time!! Even while writing this post I have to resist every urge to drive up to South Beloit and just EAT HIM ALL GONE! Every little thing he did reminded me so much of when Lucas was a month old (a mere 7 months ago, I know :]) and I can't believe how fast they grow! It also made me realize how amazing it is as a photographer to be able to document the different stages of life. :)





I love his little sleep-smile!!






This is one of my favorites!!



The day of their session (October 24th) was Michael and Jessica's one year wedding anniversary, so we had to get a couple pictures of just the two of them. They are so cute and so in love!! :)






Another one of my faves! Jess is so adorable when she laughs!












Jessica and Michael, thank you so much for letting me take pictures of your sweet little family. You two are already such great parents, and I'm so excited that our boys are going to grow up together!! :) :) :)

Chrissy