Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Better Late Than Never, Right?

Just wanted to share a few images from Christmas morning here at the Stone household. I know this post is way late, but I've been enjoying lots of time with my husband and kids this week!

Christmas Collage 2008 for web

Hope you all had a very Merry Christmas!

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Matt and Hannah: Wedding

Last weekend, I had the very special privilege of attending my good friend Hannah's wedding. Actually, to be fair, I've gotten to know Matt pretty well too since they've been engaged. I did some engagement pictures for them back in August - not their official engagement pictures, but neither of them mind being photographed since Matt does some photography too, so I stole them for some pictures while I was home visiting my parents in WI....just for fun.

I wasn't the official photographer for the wedding either, but Hannah and Matt knew I would be there taking photos and graciously welcomed me and my camera to come along for the ride. Sometimes I think I prefer to be an extra. Sometimes I wish I could take charge and do things myself. I felt like I was flopping back and forth between the two extremes at their wedding, but once the ceremony started with the worship music and the emotion on stage (and once my own tears started flowing) I was glad I wasn't the one who HAD to be catching all the moments since it is, in fact, kind of hard to see through the tiny viewfinder when tears fill your eyeballs.

The wedding was beautiful, the wedding party was fun, and the reception was delicious. :) Matt and Hannah, thank you so much for allowing me to come and harass you with even MORE pictures. I had a great time! I hope you two enjoyed your honeymoon!

Here's the bride, so excited for their "first look"!

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They saw each other for the first time behind the stage curtain. It was a very sweet moment.

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I was with Hannah in the dressing room when one of the photographers did the pictures of the groomsmen, but I stole the groom away for a few individuals later....

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I thought these sisters were so cute.

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Isn't she stunning?

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The beautiful bouquet...

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Putting on a few final touches before the ceremony....

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I loved her hair!

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Here's Justin, one of the photographers I was working alongside, getting a few final shots of the beautiful bride before she walked the isle to be joined with her husband.

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As I think I may have mentioned, it was a very emotional ceremony.

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After the ceremony was over, the room was transformed into the reception hall. The reception was....well....equally emotional....

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I SO wish someone would have scooted these kids off the stage during the first dances, but....*sigh*.....nobody did. I would have done it myself, but I was way up on the balcony. :)

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These two are so awesome! Forget normal cake and bring on the CHEESEcake!

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Her garter must have been REALLY hidden, because Matt seemed to be spending quite a while trying to find it. ;)

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And finally, I leave you with one of my favorite wedding pictures so far....

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Matt and Hannah, I had a wonderful time at your wedding and I'm so happy to see you two are finally married! Congrats again!

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Merry Christmas Blog

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Sometimes I Get Bored

In the midst of completing my most recent project (and simultaneously attempting to start a new hobby), I decided to take some detail shots, which you probably know are some of my favorites. I'm sure you don't really care what my sewing machine looks like, but sometimes I just feel the need to post something so my blog is not lonely. I also like to pretend I'm a product photographer, which my husband says would make me a sellout, but whatever.

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Sunday, December 21, 2008

One Excited Bride: Wedding Sneak Peek

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Stay tuned for a full wedding post later this week!

Cute Things

I'm visiting my parents in Wisconsin this weekend, and before I say anything else I just have to tell you that is THREE DEGREES BELOW ZERO right now. That's without the windchill. And it's been snowing ALL DAY LONG. It is nasty.

Anyway, here I sit. INSIDE, thankfully. When I got up yesterday morning, I noticed all the cute little wintery things my mom had put up all over the house. My mom is SO admittedly un-crafty that it's surprising how many adorable decorations she has lying around. (They are extra cute this year because this is a new house, so I haven't seen them in here before.)

So, to show off my mom's super cute decor, of course I had to take pictures of everything. Enjoy!

I love the village!

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This was a lot cuter before some little hands got a hold of it. :(

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The cutest wrapping paper!

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Today there is no choice here but to......

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