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NC Cover/Fashion Shoot



you know why he loves her.....

it's because she loves the car too, which will significantly increase his chances of getting one himself! We guys all know when we can convince our lady friend that what we want is the best thing for the relationship and not just ourselves, the battle is practically won! Ahem.... I feel it's a good time to change the subject before I incur a slew of hate mail from my female (and prettier) readers. (sorry guys, but I'm just not into that much facial hair; the girls win out every time) I promised more of Brad and Stacey in my sunset caffeine post a couple of days ago. Well, the wait it over! See their sas, share their love and please at least THINK about leaving a comment. It's always great to hear from everyone!









biker love

Troy is a blessed man, not only does he have a very wonderful future partner, but she encouraged him to get the bike as well! I don't know what's in the water lately, but some guys have all the lovin'. We had a great time with Troy and Sarah. The cool weather made it enjoyable to shoot in (though I think the girls may have a different opinion on that one) and the skies, wow! the skis were wonderful. I always love when the sky puts on a show, allowing for some added drama; to me it's the icing on the cake to an already wonderful shoot.





sunset caffeine

Beautiful cars, classic coca cola and girls, who could ask for anything more! ;)
This is from a recent "get to know you session" with Brad and Stacey. I'll be posting more from their session in the following days, and I thought I'd give you a taste (no pun intended) of the awesome time we had together. We loved you guys!



why I love weddings

I'm not sure I really LOVE weddings. And before you write me off as some masochist who can't wait for the next "brutal 8 hours" of shooting people looking reminiscent of penguins and turtle doves, let me explain. For me it is the idea of what the wedding represents; of what it promises. The romantic in me is stirred, and thoughts of what is supposed to be (or is it should be) run through my mind. Listening to yet another preacher's sermon, reminds me of what kind of "knight/partner" I'm supposed to be, and spurs me on with renewed vigor to make the next day better. You see, weddings are like that sunrise at the lake or that moment when you walk out and breathe fresh morning air, sipping that incredible cup of leopard forest brew, making you think "it may just be a beautiful day after all".

The beginning looks so beautiful, so hopeful with endless possibilities and adventures! It's what I want every single day. I want to be loved, feeling like it's the first day every day. (Please don't over analyze here and talk about the "growth of love as time passes" greater than that on the wedding day itself. For if you focus on that, then you miss my point entirely.)

My point is, down deep I am a hopeless romantic and love it. Everyday I want to be that hero for my wife. I want to sweep her off her feet and dance with her in my arms all night listening to our favorite tunes over and over again. I want to be filled with the rapture of having someone committed to me and me to them in a way that is so mysterious it's spiritual. That's what I have to strive for, and that's what weddings remind me of. Not of all the cynicism, but of the joy that could be (and can be) if only I live each moment as it is, instead of what I want it to be.

I would find more joy; I would find more peace.