A post brought to you by Kevin:
One of my very best friends went to facebook to let me know I needed to update our blog. No kidding. If we're being honest, I hate updating blogs. The expectation that I have something else that consistently needs my attention, is sometimes just too much. I really don't find myself having that much more to say, or maybe just how to say it. I take photos and I love that. I dislike the business side of photography. Most photogs that I know, also dislike it. I can say, that instead of updating the blog for 3 months, here's some of what we've been up to-
Katie and I went to Pennsylvania!
We had a wonderful wedding in upstate NY at a summer camp called Camp Nazareth. We even slept upstairs from the B&G in a tiny cabin right next to the lake. It was very peaceful & fun. Synchronistically, we had a wedding the following weekend in Grafton, Vermont, only about a 3 hour drive from Woodgate. We decided to wing it and drove our car through Albany and off to the coast. Stayed in Massachusetts about 10 min from the beach, boiled some local lobsters & mussels & got some work done. We also spent a day in Boston before heading off to Vermont. Boston is a city we both hope to have a chance to go back to.
Rachel & Michael's Wedding at the Grafton Inn, which is on the National Register of Historic places ( I think it's called ) was just unreal. The hotel was build in the late 1800s and people like Emerson & Thoreau among many others have stayed there. The town was so picturesque and charming, they still use the original post office from the same era.
After that we had a couple weeks off before heading to Kansas City for Liza & Nate's wedding. These wedding photos have not been finished yet, so I just have one to share-
We went to Kansas City and photographed a wedding downtown on my birthday, which ended up being a blast. They played the Mizzou fight song during the reception and I thought, this really couldn't get any better. I know it sounds like photographer selling point, but really, getting to be creative & take photos all day, & hang out with some really cool people who appreciate us and showed us a ton of love, made for a truly an awesome birthday. I grew up in Missouri, at the Lake, and was shocked at how freaking cool Kansas City is. I never really spent much time there. Really, really cool. Power & Light District? Awesome.
BTW- The bright line of light was from a crack btw 2 buildings the sun was behind. I knew I waned to shoot in this location with the brick and fire escape, but when we got there with the bridal party and that strip of light was there, oh man! We put the couple in the middle of it and put the bridal party around. Nice tall shot, love it. It's one of those when you shoot it you go, "YES!!"
We also just got back from a wedding in Jefferson City -
Janna made her wedding dress by hand and it was amazing. More photos of that soon-
We got to spend a bit of time with my family in Branson & at the Lake during this trip as we went out about a week early. Branson is a once a year trip with my family, it's my grandparents favorite spot, everyone loves it. My uncle Skip just died somewhat unexpectedly, so that was a little tough to see everyone without him there. There was a void without him, joking around with everyone. He would always find something to shake his head at me about, he would have loved my mohawk this time, I'm sure. I really missed seeing him there. But we went to Silver Dollar City with the girls and my grandparents bought everyone tickets to see Shoji Tabuchi (that website needs a little help), which was really fun and Bransony. Hung out at the Lake for a few days before heading up to JC. The colors of the trees were just unbelievable. The middle of October is the best time to be in Missouri (besides in the summer on the Lake)
Here's a photo with Shoji & his daughter-
Here's a video of me rolling down a hill.
To be continued.....