Thursday, March 26, 2015

The Beautiful Memories 10th Anniversary Project: Kristin + Dave (+ Scarlett)

Kristin and Dave celebrate 4 years today along with their daughter, Scarlett!  Here is a little of what has been going on with them since their wedding day.

Then + Now

Kristin and Dave recently purchased a home and are in the process of moving in, painting and updating some flooring.  Everything they do is as a family, so even Scarlett is helping out.

Newest Addition to the family

Family Time

As a family, they do MANY activities together, from baking, cooking and crafting to renaissance fairs and Spartan Races.  As you can tell by these photos, Kristin and Dave take on everything they do with everything they've got and they're teaching Scarlett to do the same.

An ad from Runner's Magazine

Making meatballs and cupcakes

Kristin is a baker extraordinaire, Dave is a guy that can cook and Scarlett is their little sous chef.  We can tell you they are quite good as well, since we've had the pleasure of sampling some of their goodies.  Below is just a sample of the artistic and yummy treats Kristin creates.

Kristin's Crafty Cupcakes, YUM! Peanut Butter SnickersMounds Toasted Coconut.

Kristin and Dave have been running Spartan Races since 2012. What began as trying something new quickly turned into a fun way to spend some family time together (they do kids races too), a way to challenge themselves and to spark some friendly competition. The races evolved into more when they formed Conner's Spartans to bring funds and awareness to Lymphatic disease.

More recently, Kristin and Scarlett have begun attending Aeriel Silks classes at Westchester Circus Arts. This began with Scarlett's dream to learn how to be an aerialist and turned into a new passion she shares with her mom.  These girls are impressive, strong and fearless. They have been involved in student shows and look forward to more. Kristin notes that Dave's support has made this newest hobby possible.


Kristin and Dave were also a part of one of our most favorite shoots, Trash the Dress: A Post Wedding Session in Ruins, where we visited a ruin, an abandoned warehouse and abandoned train cars.

I want to end this post with a message from Scarlett. One day, all on her own, she wrote this little note and handed it to her mom. 

Happy anniversary to Kristin and Dave! They're a perfect fit for each other and they're raising a smart, sweet and strong little girl, wise beyond her years.

You can relive Kristin and Dave's memories with these posts:
Trash the Dress: A Post Wedding Session in Ruins
Kristin's Bridal Prep
Congratulations Kristin and Dave: A Preview Clip

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Jessica + Micah: A Beautiful Wedding at Home in Woodstock

Jessica and Micah's wedding is one that we will not forget and a great example of why we love filming weddings.  It had everything that you could hope for; a beautiful Catskill Mountain backdrop, personal details, heartfelt toasts, lots of family and friends having a great time, a ceremony which was both serious and humorous and a sweet couple clearly in love.  The energy, love and fun at this wedding was infectious! The weather even cooperated, sort of.

It was very windy that day; the most windy we've ever encountered while filming a wedding.  This made things a bit tricky for a ceremony under a Cuppah, but there was no rain, only a rainbow, and the sun kept creeping in and out as the clouds blew quickly overhead.  It was really gorgeous!

Because they were planning from a distance, we didn't get the chance to meet Jessica and Micah before their wedding day, but the second we arrived to film on their wedding day, we felt welcomed by them and their families and, as the night went on, we learned so much about them through toasts and conversations that we felt like we'd known them their whole lives. Anyone can tell just from watching them how in love they are.  Together, they exude such joy.  It was all clear from their first dance alone. It was so fun to watch.  They danced, laughed, did a Dirty Dancing lift fake out, ended with dip, but most noticeably, they were constantly smiling.  In every first dance there is a moment when the couple locks eyes, are completely in the moment and the look on their faces is complete bliss.  I always look for that moment.  It was tougher to find in Jess and Micah's first dance, but I think I found it in this first shot.

Personal weddings, like this one, are the weddings we love to film the most and the ones that family and friends will always remember and talk about often.  I can't complete this post without sharing two more of my favorite things about the wedding, both by Jessica's Step-Mother.  One was my favorite detail from their wedding; the personalized wooden table markers.  The other was Gayle's toast.  It was not only a personal toast like the others, but it also included several items from Jessica's childhood including her favorite books and a groom that she sewed when she was 8 years old. 

 Congratulations to Jessica and Micah! Here is a look at their wedding. Hope you enjoy!
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Location: Private Home
Photographer: Franco Vogt, Franco Vogt Photography
DJ+MC: Lou Paris, Paris Creative