The Work in Progress

Sunday, October 31, 2010

new house

It doesn't look like a hobbit meth lab anymore!

Can you even believe this before and after? The house hasn't even gotten it's glossy Tyra makeup job yet and it already is starting to resemble an actual living space.

Our front door!

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Actual walls! After living in a loft space for a year, I can't tell you how delirious with excitement I am over the prospect of a closed door inside real bedroom walls.

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Gussied up interiors coming soon!

Whitney + Todd

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

I so get it.

I hate being photographed, too.

I think it might contribute to my becoming a photographer so I could always have a giant lens blocking the view. So I am completely sympathetic when it comes to couples in love who would rather just be off smooching in a corner than be told to do so in front of a stranger's lens.

But Whitney and Todd are that rare example of a couple who are so at ease with each other that it translates to being naturals when it comes to having their picture taken. They were a dream to photograph, and I'm really looking forward to watching more of those sparks fly when they get hitched in January!

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Karen + Zack Pt. 2

Sunday, October 24, 2010

More tasty goodness from such a loverly wedding

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Whitney + Todd: Sneak Peek

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So much more adorableness to come!

Karen + Zack

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Karen and Zack got married on a toasty, lovely Saturday at my new favorite wedding location, the Lichterman Nature Center. Taxidermied animals, outdoor pavilions, meadows - it was a photographers dream! Karen and Zack have truly been a blast to get to know as a couple, and I was still not prepared for the amount of creativity and thoughtful touches that infused every aspect of their wedding. There are so many images I want to share that I decided to break them up into two parts, at the very least to give the bride a sampler of images from their big day :)

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Who You Gonna Call?

Our trip to Chicago was truly one of the most fun getaways we’ve had in recent memory.

But it wasn’t all fabulous.

The first night we crashed at a Marriott down the road from my sister in-law’s house. Two queen beds. I’m not gonna lie that I was disappointed when Harlow opted to get out of my bed and go cuddle with her dad. I stretched out and immediately fell fast asleep.

Until about 3 AM.

I felt Harlow getting back into bed with me and with my eyes still closed, I stretched out my arms to receive her.

The body I felt next to me was most definitely not my daughter.

My first thought was that Caleb had decided to come shack up with me. How novel.

I felt long arms wrap around me.

And I knew they did not belong to my husband.

I kept my eyes clamped shut. My heart starting thudding. I told myself over and over that I was dreaming

And no matter what

do. not. open. my. eyes.

So I didn’t.

I fell asleep, and woke up in an empty bed.

In all likelihood I was asleep the entire time and just having a very, very vivid dream about an amorous ghost in a suburban Chicago Marriott.

But I wasn’t about to peek to be sure.

So in honor of invisible men sleeping in your bed, here's some vintage Ray Parker, Jr. for you. You're welcome.


Hipstamatic Chicago

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

It was a dangerous weekend in Chicago. Perfect weather. Fabulous family gatherings. The inaugural trip to the Shedd Aquarium. We are about ready to pack it all up and move north permanently.

Cousin Missy got married, and I think Harlow is ready to become a professional flowergirl. I, for one, turned into a big mama mess when she walked down the aisle. In her little child bride dress and bouquet, it was a little too realistic.

We can't wait to go back.

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