Tuesday, April 17, 2012


April’s been a busy month for me and I’ve skipped two weeks posting here.  I’ve enjoyed time with family (I truly do love reunions), time spent scrapbooking memories of my Grandfather, and the beauty all around me outside.  This is the time of the year that I know with certainty that I don't appreciate this place where we live to the fullest. Really!  In the springtime living on this farm is like living in a park with all the beauty growing and blooming here.  I remind myself that I’ve done nothing to deserve to live here where my husband works, and I don’t want to take this blessing for granted! 

Earlier when my girls and I went for a walk, one of the magnolia trees was in full bloom with white petals completely covering the ground under it.  My photography loving heart longed for a bride to stand in their loveliness!  And now the deutzia is blooming in the hedge around our front yard - massive spheres made with white blossoms so small, but so many.

All this white beauty brings thoughts of weddings. I think there is nothing much lovelier and more beautiful than a bride. Brides and weddings are one of my favorite things to photograph. This weekend I get to photograph a wedding, the first one for this year and it produces an abundance of feelings: Excitement, Nervousness, Responsibility, and lots of Anticipation!

I was looking through some of the weddings from the past and decided to share my top ten twelve favorites. :)  

Love this sweet girl!
What fun to wake up to SNOW in Deleware!!!  Beautiful!

Lovely couple in Mount Joy, Pennsylvania.
A windy day of april rainshowers. Love doesn't mind rain.

Daddy's girl.

Such a fun country wedding in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia.

Right out of a storybook!

FOREVER I love you.

Behold, thou art fair, my love; behold, thou art fair;
Thine eyes are as doves behind thy veil.
 Song of Solomon 4:1 ASV


  1. Beautiful Pictures! What type of camera and lenses do you use? Did you take a course in Photography?

  2. Thank you, Melissa! All the wedding photos were taken with my Canon 20D that just retired after almost 6 years of shutter clicks. I just got a Canon 5D MarkII that is beyond my dreams! :)
    I haven't taken any "classes", but I've spent a lot of time reading books, my camera maunal, online tutorials, and practicing with a very critical look at my own pictures. If someone wants to "get into photography" in a professional sort of way I would highly recommend classes. I have had years and years to work to the point I am now (and I still feel very lacking in a lot of ways) and I was/am willing to pour over books and really study what the authors were saying on photography basics. If you have lots of time, it's a fine way to go, but if you'd like to get somewhere faster a class would be awesome. :)


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