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I’m looking forward to the weekend and the sunshine! I have a sunny Little One’s Session planned for tomorrow, and I can’t wait to show you some of the handmade props I created for the session. Check back soon!

This is my first wedding since starting The Whimsy Tree, in which I assisted a cousin as a natural light photographer. Despite having a mild winter, somehow it managed to be quite bad out, in fact I think I prayed my way through the snow for the entire trip to Koontz Lake. By the afternoon it had cleared and was sunny out. I was one of the first to arrive at the church and this provided an hour to photograph all the lovely details of the dress before the bride would need it. The dress was gorgeous and even more so on the bride. I met Matt and Ashley for their engagement session and knew right away that photographing their wedding would be in a way, a breeze, because they are so naturally photogenic, so very easy going, and fun loving. They’re a sweet couple and I enjoyed capturing their special day. Here are some of my natural light favorites from the day.

 

 

 

 

 

When I heard Georgia was coming for Christmas, I knew we had to plan a special session. I’ve been longing to do a fairytale/bridal inspired session, and Georgia was perfect for it. While my original idea was a strapless champagne colored gown, we ended up with a sweet glitzy golden gown. I mentally sewed the dress days before, and for the most part, it only took a day to actually sew. Besides making the dress, I also made a small gold leaf tiara, and did her hair and makeup. We started off in a field and then headed into the forest. The weather forecast said it would be cloudy with a chance for a rain/snow mix, but we were very thankful for the puffy clouds and occasional bursts of sun rays. I immediately thought of this french impressionist painting when we started. I only wish we could have had a parasol! Georgia’s visits always seem to fly by so quickly, and I’m left with that bittersweet feeling.

I’ve been trying to find a photographic style that fits The Whimsy Tree and I feel like this session is getting closer to the look that fits me as an artist.  I’m still swooning over the ethereal feel of the images and am excited to begin the new year and create more wonderful imagery. If you haven’t checked the new pricing for 2012, you can find it here.

P.S. Georgia will be graduating from college in the spring of 2012, and looking for a full time graphic design position in Boston. Any inquiries can be emailed to gcook@arcadia.edu

Nature’s first green is gold,
Her hardest hue to hold.
Her early leaf’s a flower;
But only so an hour.
Then leaf subsides to leaf.
So Eden sank to grief,
So dawn goes down to day.
Nothing gold can stay.
-Robert Frost