Friday, April 29, 2011

The Dress

The dress did not disappoint!

   I'm running on about 4 hours of sleep this morning, but it was well worth it! She stepped out of her car and I thought, 'She did the Grace Kelly!' She looked absolutely stunning! The ceremony was beautiful, what a fairytale! Congratulations to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge! How fun would it be to be a duchess?

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Royal Wedding

   I know that some people are sick of hearing about the royal wedding, but I have to say that I am ecstatic. It's so romantic! Kate Middleton is doing something that most girls only dream of, write about, swoon over, pass out cold over -  she's marrying an actual prince. I love the splendor of it all, if we could have gone to England for the occasion, we would have. In a time of such pain and unrest it's nice that we have some joy to celebrate in our world. So, the world will be watching - even I might stay up to see Kate's gotta-be-gorgeous dress. 
   Here's to love, weddings and eternal bliss - I certainly married my prince and now Kate will marry hers! How fabulous!
   For this occasion I will now feature some of my favorite photos of the royal family - enjoy!

Prince William and Catherine Middleton

   I also love that instead of gifts they would like everyone to give to their favorite charities!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Easter and Then Some

   We had quite the busy weekend! I went out to dinner with my loverly friends Allison and Jessica on Friday night - I love them! Matt went off golfing with dad on Saturday morning, so that left Allie and I to have a sister day! We took graduation photos of Al's cute friend, Jalene - I shot film for the first time in three years :) We got lunch from Jimmy Johns (um, I love them) and yummy cookies from Rubysnap, then went to a bridal shower for my friend Cyndi!
   Matt and I also got a fabulous Easter gift - a new niece! This is Charlotte!
   Yeah - so cute!
   We also got a new cousin!

   My cousin Jim proposed to his girlfriend, Kasey! Yay for family!
   We had a way fun Easter egg hunt and Kasey got the best, ring-filled egg! I love being with my family - they are so wonderful! Life is so amazing!
   More photos of the egg hunt and other things coming! I'm so excited to get my film developed from Jalene's grad session, I can hardly stand it!!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Search Story

   There are so many fun search stories, basically they are a fun way to make consumers advertise for Google (quoting my friend Brandon), and it's genius! So, our cute friend Amber, Brandon's girlfriend, made one about her last year in college, student teaching, etc. and I thought I needed to make one. So, I did.
   How to Apply to Grad School at USU

   and Spending our Anniversary in NYC

   It would be cool if you could make a longer, more in-depth one, but you just get a 35 second version - which is still really fun.
   Hope you're having a fun Wednesday!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Crave Photo!

   Crave Photography is giving away a free, all expense paid, 2-day workshop! How cool is that! Flight and hotel included - what a fun time!! Check out the blog and sign-up for the giveaway!

Friday, April 15, 2011

The Weekend is Calling

   This is the first weekend in a while that has me all excited to be outside. It might be a little rainy, but we're at the point of no return - if it snows, it's doesn't stay around long! Yes! First I have to tell Yulese that your prize is coming, it's just taking a bit longer than I thought and thank you for your patience!
   We went to my cousin Morgan's wedding last night - so cute! We had such a blast, we always love hanging out with our rockin' family!
   It's been a long week. I have three more hours and of work and then it's 'Chuck' and couch city (in reality I will be washing dishes and maybe get in a little sewing). But for now, it's back to work - my lunch breaks are never long enough and I'm officially out of annual leave time until July (with little sick time left, also). So, here's to my attempts to stay healthy so I don't go in the negative. Anyway.
   I finished up McKenzie and Cory's pics this week and I really love them. Here are a couple more.
   Now go and have some fun this weekend.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

And Now My First Movie Review

   Matt took me to see 'Beastly' last night and me being all-too-curious and generally in love with the 'Beauty and the Beast' story, I enjoyed it. My awesome husband surprised me and had already looked up the movie times - he knew what he was doing. This movie skipped from the full-priced theatres pretty fast, which led me to believe it was not well received, and I can understand why. I hate to make movie choices based on what others say, I can usually tell for myself if I'm going to like it - with the exception of a few, 'Because I Said So,' to name one. Too bad, too. It looked so cute - but that's another story.
   Vanessa Hudgens was gorgeous as was the male lead, Alex Pettyfer. But gorgeousness, as we have learned, does not a great actor make. I'm not saying that I'm gorgeous or a good actor, something to remember. Both spoke a little too fast, I had to ask Matt every so often, 'What did he say?' But maybe that was me. The story line was hurried through four seasons, we barely saw what they did between Fall and Spring. So, with the loss of six months I had a hard time finding out how they got from one point to another. It follows the Disney version pretty close with the daddy problem and Kyle (the Beast) getting upset when the girl stays in her room for a while. Cogsworth and Mrs. Potts are filled in with a housekeeper and tutor. Ah, the tutor, Neal Patrick Harris, the funniest part of the movie. At times he was holding it all up by himself. Mary-Kate Olsen was pretty good as a witch, her wardrobe pretty much wore her.
   Well, without boring you to a crisp, I must say that there are some sweet parts where Hudgens and Pettyfer shine. All in all, I liked it. Wouldn't object to watching it again. But I'm one of those that watch 'High School Musical' when I want a feel-good movie. 
   So, take it for what you will. It has some really amazing shots of New York. 
Lots of love!

Friday, April 8, 2011

Weekly Photo by me!

   Last Saturday I shot a fabulous engagement session - it's so easy to shoot awesome people, I love it! My sister came along to help and we got to spend the day together - love that even more! We had such a fantastic time with McKenzie and Cory - I got to work with McKenzie a couple summers ago and, small world, our moms worked together when we lived in Magna!
   So, here is our photo of the week - by me, we haven't seen that in a while!
    See what I mean, this one just blew me away! Plus McKenzie has epic skin, so I barely had to touch this photo.
   I feel like the only posts I have on this blog are Photos of the Week. Hopefully with the weather getting better (but not really since there's 5 inches of snow outside, blah) and photos coming back into the forefront with the busy wedding season, I'll be blogging about more than my favorite photos taken by other people. Plus we're going to have some major adventures this summer, New York and such, so we will have lots to show you.
   I have a photo class tomorrow - so excited! More about that soon!
   Have a wonderful Friday - I'm going to cook some yummy dinner tonight!

Friday, April 1, 2011

POW 8 + a little reminiscing - and a prize!

   This photo of the week is super adorable! It comes from a new-to-me photog I found through The Sweet Tooth Fairy, it's Rachel Vivienne and I'll tell you why I love it so much. It reminds me of my sister. Now that we're older I keep remembering all the fun times we always had. My baby sister came along when I was eight years old and my brother was 12. So, that means that my sister basically had two mothers, me and my mom. I know I never made things easy for her, but I hope she knows how much I love her. I would do anything for her. This one is for my baby sis - the one who can always make me laugh (she's much quicker than I), always get me out of a rut - the one who doesn't take any of my crap. I love you, sis. Remember that time when we got laughing so hard I peed my pants? I think it happened so often we can't pinpoint just one time - but I love you with all my heart. No matter how much I mother you (I'm working on that, and you know I do it because I love you), I'm here for you. Like nothin' else.
   Now, on to our giveaway! I'm going to keep it a surprise - because I love surprises! The winner is Yulese! Thanks for following us, we love having you around! Ok, Yulese, leave me a comment with your address (I give the ok for my comments to be published and will not publish that comment), so I can send you your prize and hopefully you will be surprised.
   On a side note, although not really side because it is really important, Matt got the job! We will be moving not too far away from where we are now, but still it's a change of scenery and we love that! If the weather holds up I will be shooting my first set of engagements for this wedding season tomorrow, I'm so excited!
   Here's to sisters, brothers (family in general) and fun prizes! 
   Happy weekend!
   E :)