Melody's Engagement

December 29, 2010

I've been rather busy these last few weeks on totally unblog related things. This is one of those 'things' I've been up to.

Brian's youngest sister Melody recently got engaged to her long time boyfriend Rob. Big things are happening for them. She recently graduated with a BA in nursing and just landed a job in the NICU of a hospital in the  Philadelphia area. Rob, her "soon-to-be" also recently passed an important exam associated with his position in finance. I can't remember the name of the exam but I do remember it was about as important as passing the bar. And they plan to marry in the beginning of next December. Like I said, it's a great time in their lives.

Around now they are planning basically....everything....but engagement photos to send out as announcements fall somewhere in that mix. She asked me to take them for her.

I was ever so flattered. Part of me really takes pride in the photography of the blog as much if not more than the sewing aspect so I hope that you might take interested in what I was up to.

Happily, Melody easily agreed to allow me to share a few of them with you.
Melody and Rob are such an attractive couple. They made things pretty easy for me:)
And as you can see we were fortunate enough to have it snow.
 Unfortunately, the weather was in the teens with gusty winds. You can't tell from the photos but it was truly unbearable. I wore heavy layers but my hands had to be exposed and did not work as well as they should have.

Thankfully, we were able to take shelter between shoots at a local bar/restaurant.
I knew that the conditions wouldn't be ideal when we started. It is VERY difficult for me to get good (crisp, well-lit) shots in that kind of weather.
But with the snow I think it was all worth it.
We took these the day after Christmas and I was worried I wouldn't find a place that sold the 3' balloons. Fortunately Party City had them for much cheaper than what I pay for down the street from my home.

The only thing I would have liked would be a little warmer weather. I can't focus on all the little details that need to be fixed when it's that cold. But Melody said we could go out later in the year and take some more. I'm looking forward to it. I'd LOVE to take some great summer photos.
 The End.

37 {comments}:

Brandi said... Best Blogger Tips

Beautiful photos! Congratulations to the gorgeous couple!

Marsel said... Best Blogger Tips

Difficult to take good photos? Are you crazy?! ...these pictures are *amazing*!!!

Kristina said... Best Blogger Tips

They're beautiful (the photos and the happy couple!)!

HipDroppedStitches said... Best Blogger Tips

Stunning photos! Congrats to the beautiful couple!

Ashley said... Best Blogger Tips

Great job, these are actually some of the best engagement photos I've seen! Are you going to photograph the wedding also?

Martha Carolyn said... Best Blogger Tips

You did a great job! Love the balloons!

Tilia said... Best Blogger Tips

Beautiful photos!

Linden blossoms in my tea

Sheri said... Best Blogger Tips

Oh what gorgeous shots!!!!



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Sherry Jarwin said... Best Blogger Tips

I love the pics... congrats to the engaged couple and to their great photographer. What a fun time in the life of your family.

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Beth said... Best Blogger Tips

Wonderful!

Admitted Fabricaholic said... Best Blogger Tips

gorgeous photos!!! What a lucky couple, just imagine the wedding photos - YEAH!

Emily said... Best Blogger Tips

Gorgeous photos! You did a great job!

Leah Franqui said... Best Blogger Tips

Lovely photos! Where did you take these? I live in Philadelphia so I can recommend some picturesque spots for the future!

Katie said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow - your photos are amazing! Something about them looked so familiar to me, and then I realized that it had to be Market Alley in Lancaster! I'm from Lancaster, so you can imagine my surprise to see one of my favorite places :-)

Great job!!

Vanessa/NessieNoodle said... Best Blogger Tips

these are adorable! what a fun post, thanks for sharing with us all

LivingInSong said... Best Blogger Tips

They are wonderful! I especially love the the one were they are in front of the purple door. Such a great pop of color! And the balloons add so much! Great job!

Lindsay said... Best Blogger Tips

Excellent pictures. I just got a new... real... camera and I can not wait to play around with it. Your photos are always so inspiring. What type of camera do you use?

Cook Clean Craft said... Best Blogger Tips

They look so in love and happy - so nice to see.

I think I love your blog as much for the stunning photos as the sewing. Your set-up ideas are always so picturesque and beautiful.

Suzanne Beaubien said... Best Blogger Tips

Since I started following your blog, I've always thought you have the BEST photos. Great job on the engagement pics. Lucky couple!

Kiraph said... Best Blogger Tips

I don't often comment on your blog, but I think you did an amazing job on those pictures. Your sister must be really happy with them. :)

Beth said... Best Blogger Tips

Those are gorgeous! Clearly, your talent for photography is as great as your talent for sewing. Congrats to the happy couple! :)

Jenny said... Best Blogger Tips

I'm in love with these pictures. Adorable couple.

MJ said... Best Blogger Tips

Great pics!! I LOVE the purple door :)

Julie said... Best Blogger Tips

Amazing photos! Congrats to the happy pair!

Kathleen Frances said... Best Blogger Tips

Katie,
THAT'S RIGHT! You must live close.

Lindsay,
I use a Canon Rebel XS. And I try to use my canon 50mm f/1.8 lens. It's the lenses that really matter.

Sew Much Ado said... Best Blogger Tips

I don't think anyone could look at your blog without noticing your amazing photography. I'm so glad you shared these pictures with us, they're awesome!

just chic said... Best Blogger Tips

wow! I'm impressed!! the pictures are simply gorgeous

Chestnut Sparrow said... Best Blogger Tips

Do you use photo editing software? I love your photos and was blessed with a great new camera for Christmas. I am trying to find software that is not hundreds of dollars though. thanks

Debbi said... Best Blogger Tips

Awesome pics!! They are just gorgeous and so creative!

Myrna said... Best Blogger Tips

Wonderful photos. One of my goals for 2011 is to improve my photography skills. Do you have any suggestions on how to go about that? Thanks.

Tami B said... Best Blogger Tips

Awesome photos - it's going to be hard to choose one for an engagement announcement!

MushyWear said... Best Blogger Tips

Awe...You should definitely be proud of these photos. They are so beautiful and you certainly captured their happy expressions.

Bromeliad said... Best Blogger Tips

Beautiful. Very inspiring photography. And I think you captured personality, too.

Rosalind said... Best Blogger Tips

You did a great job Kathleen! Lovely photos and congrats to them.

Morgan said... Best Blogger Tips

You did a great job! They are such a gorgeous couple and the photos are stunning. I love the balloons!

JenniferO said... Best Blogger Tips

They are adorable - congratulations to everyone!

nique said... Best Blogger Tips

these are gorgeous.
congrats to them, she must be an amazing person working in the nicu

 
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