Authentic You Photography Blog

January 19, 2011

NEW WEBSITE!

Filed under: Just Because, Uncategorized, Wedding, engagement, family, senior — Char @ 9:08 am

Hey, Heeeeeey! So excited to share what I have been working on REALLY hard for the past number of weeks.

My BRAND NEW website and blog!

Visit my NEW BLOG here!

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November 23, 2010

Ryan & Jen

Filed under: Wedding, engagement — Char @ 10:55 am

romance and sweetness…

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This shoot was planned and organized by Nicola Herring and Kelly Lapp and it was so fun.

Ryan and Jen are indeed married and in love. Jen is a total sweetheart and was wonderful in front of the camera!

Styled shoots are a favorite of mine…

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October 15, 2010

Inspiration…

Filed under: Just Because, Wedding, engagement, senior — Char @ 12:15 pm

Inspiration. Inspiration. Inspiration….is a beautiful thing! =)

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September 22, 2010

Ben & Rachel

Filed under: Wedding — Char @ 10:09 am

Ben and Rachel’s day began at beautiful Speedwell Forge Bed and Breakfast.

Under big Oak trees next to the stone cottage was the perfect location for the small, intimate ceremony. Family and close friends surrounded them and the only sound was birds chirping as they said their vows. It was perfect. Later in the day many more joined them at the reception to celebrate Ben and Rachel.

I loved getting to know Rachel as we emailed back and forth planning for the day… always so kind and expressing appreciation, a humble and beautiful heart, anticipating the day and future.

Thank-you Ben and Rachel for inviting me to be part of your day.

See their slide show here.

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Rachel’s wedding ring was so beautiful. I LOVE detail shots.

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Sweet Emmy…

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Adorable Marshall…

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September 10, 2010

Jeremy & Grace

Filed under: Wedding — Char @ 4:38 pm

Beauty…

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One of my favorite aspects of working with a bride is getting to know her. Who is she? What makes your heart happy? What is her vision for the day? How will my photos reflect that? I love how each bride is unique. I adore when she plans the wedding based not on what others do, but based on who she is and what life means to her.

Grace walked down the trail softly with a gentle smile and a light in her eyes. Jeremy came with a huge grin, laughter, and buoyancy…treating her with utmost respect and kindness.

The ceremony held in the outdoor chapel, the array of colorful wildflowers at the reception, the mismatched china dinner plates, and barefoot bride and groom …

their day reflected them and it was perfect.

Thank-you, thank-you Grace and Jeremy. It was an honor witnessing your day.

See their slide show here.

Thanks to Larry from Weaver Images for working with me!

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Beautiful Grace…

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Full of fun-loving personality, Jeremy…

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Grace designed her wedding dress herself! Loved it.

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This is one of the first times I worked surrounded by woods for the day. Heavy woods tend to be really dark, but the sun was totally working with me for this day!

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One of my personal favorites…

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Love the clean simplicity of this shot by Larry. Clean, simple shots always get me.

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Outdoor chapel where the ceremony was held.

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Grace’s reaction as Jeremy sang solo “All I want is You”.

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Just a few more we grabbed after the ceremony…

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Larry’s shots. Love’em.

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Grace did an excellent job with the details. So many gorgeous details pulled together the vintage, earthy, eclectic  theme..

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All the guests were served dinner on mismatched antique plates.

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July 29, 2010

Ben & Falan

Filed under: Wedding — Char @ 2:52 pm

It was a warm day with a steady rain pitter-patting down.

The grounds were perfectly manicured with abundant flowerbeds, potted plants, and a trim vegetable garden. The tents were set up in the backyard. The in-ground pool danced with the rain drops and the yellow sunflowers floating on top.

The house bustled with activity as family prepared the last minute details and friends started arriving.

She helped her bridesmaids apply makeup, opted to let her hair fall in soft waves instead of pinning up, and slipped into her gold shoes…relaxed and happy.

It was an honor to be part of Ben & Falan’s day! Backyard with lots of good detail is one of my favorite kinds of weddings.

Stop here to see their slide show.

The simple elegance of Falan’s shoes were perfect…

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Gorgeous? Absolutely. I adore how NICE Falan is…loved working with her!

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The rain stopped stopped for a break giving us the opportunity to get Falan and Ben’s photos in the backyard.

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Loved the pretty front porch…

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Little characters and the adorable flower girls!

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And one more…

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The vows…

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The day included so many soft, vintage, carefully planned details.

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And because they made me promise to put this up on the blog! Ha. A photo speaks a thousand words, right? =)

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July 23, 2010

Matt & Jennie

Filed under: Wedding — Char @ 11:53 am

Their wedding day seemed to be so them….reveling in the simple pleasures of family, friends, and good times together.

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And country beauty at it’s finest.

Jennie seemed to love every moment of her day…laughing and loving the festivity.

So fun to be part of!

Thanks to Larry from Weaver Images for working with me and rocking his camera.

Stop here to see their slide show.

Matt and Jennie, you guys are truly so perfect together!

Many peaceful walks in the moonlight, nights together dancing your hearts out, and years loving the good life. All the best!

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Photos taken on Jennie’s home farm.

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All the girls changed into boots for the reception…after all, dancing is tough in heels.

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July 9, 2010

Clovis & Joanna

Filed under: Wedding — Char @ 3:18 pm

The day took place on the groom’s horse farm….gorgeous and perfect for the wedding.

The feel of the day?

Backyard, laid back, go with the flow, families, barbecued chicken and grilled veggies, swimming for the kiddos, tubs filled with ice and drinks, cowboy hats, and a good time for all.

The farm provided so many good details to capture…

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This was the first time I had my man, Andrew assisting me on a wedding day.=)

Thanks to Jeremy from Jeremy Bischoff Photography for second shooting and being so helpful in covering the day.

Thanks Joanna and Clovis, for inviting us to be part of your day. Really inviting us. Joanna even told me to bring my boys with. =)

Stop here to see the slide show.

Joanna’s wedding day shoes…

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Joanna seriously seems to have a heart of gold…loved working with her.

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The ceremony took place on the front yard.

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Love colorful details. The guys played pool as they waited for the ceremony to start.

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July 2, 2010

Dathan and Jody

Filed under: Wedding — Char @ 12:53 pm

She has style and knows how to wear it. Elegant. A little sassy…in a good way. Dainty. Chic. All wrapped up in a luxurious bow.

Satisfied with the normal and boring? No way. I love this in brides.

She arrived in a limo with her girls, flip-flops, and her pink bride bag.

He had a little love note stuck to the mirror in her dressing room waiting for her arrival….and the day was off.

So very many gorgeous aspects to the day.

Thank-you Jody and Dathan for inviting me to be part of your day. All the very, very best to you!

Thanks again to Larry from Weaver Images and Tawanda for working with me and helping the day flow so well.

Stop here to see Dathan and Jody’s slide show.

White shoes? No way…zebra stripes, please.

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A so very pretty bride. Loved Jody’s dress.

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Oh girlfriends, girlfriends…

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Dashing Dathan.

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Jody mentioned loving using props. Well, me too. Thanks to Jody’s family for bringing the lovely and ever so perfect decor.

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Glowy light…you make me happy.

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One of my personal favorites. This one one of those “in between” moments that I adore….when the camera is unnoticed.

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Love the following image by Larry.

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Another by Larry that captures the feel of the night…

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Something about this image I like. I think it is because Jody is in the middle surrounded by her girls…all having the time of their life.

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And a little bling.

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June 28, 2010

Kath & Matt

Filed under: Wedding — Char @ 8:07 am

The day arrived and with it hustle and bustle as the final details were put in place.

A big, white tent was set up complete with a wooden alter at the front. Tables were placed in the front yard. Flowerbeds were perfectly manicured and hanging flower baskets graced the front porch. Napkins were wrapped with twine and little name tags. Cooks bustled around preparing the pulled pork, homemade rolls, and gallons of meadow tea. Vases overflowing with peonies were ready to be placed on the tables. Kath’s friends put the final touches on the bridal table. Tea lights placed inside mason jars hung from the wooden pergolas. Nieces and nephews dressed in their best waited for the day to start.

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Matt and Kath planned a “first look.” And their hearts seemed to over flow with tenderness for each other.

So was their day. Easy laughter, tight hugs, heartfelt congratulations, croquet games, and barefoot children.

I thoroughly enjoyed capturing the beauty and joy in Matt and Kath’s day.

See their slide show here.

Thanks to Larry from Weaver Images for working with me and capturing great images.

Thank-you Matt and Kath for allowing me to be part of your day. Blessings to you.

The first look allowed plenty of time for photos at the very beginning of the day.

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I love when I can capture totally candid moments like this…

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The flowers were so pretty…peonies in white and all shades of pink.

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Backyard games of croquet took place while Matt and Kath greeted guests after the ceremony.

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Handmade, delicious details at the reception…

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The wedding cake displayed on the front porch…

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Arch and doors leading into the white tent…

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So many lovely little details….

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And we grabbed a few more photos as the sun was setting and the festivities were winding down.

The light was getting low, but I love the soft feel to these images….

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