So after 6 years and almost 3 months of dating, one starts to run out of ideas of unique, original gifts around Christmas time. Well, maybe not everyone. Michael has always been good at the gift/surprise department. However, I may be somewhat creative, but when it comes to thinking of new, fun, exciting gifts….I have no idea. There was one year where I seriously painted/framed something for Michael every time it was a “gift giving” occasion. Needless to say, he got a little tired of receiving all of my little craft projects! So this year, before I even had to begin contemplating gift ideas for him, he said he had an idea.
Once again, he came up with an awesome gift that we decided to give each other! We spent the day in NYC! This wasn’t just a day of ordinary sight seeing, we had plans! Not only did we get tickets to see the FABULOUS broadway musical “Wicked”, he made dinner reservations at an awesome japanese steakhouse and surprised me with a tour of the “Museum of Modern Art”. We felt quite cultured after the day was over!
We had a great time. I’m really shocked that one, Michael didn’t lose patience as I lagged behind snapping pictures of every in sight and two, that I didn’t get hit by a cab while snapping pictures of everything in sight! I’m not used to fast paced traffic. Taxi drivers don’t stop for a girl in the middle of an intersection who just wants one more pic of Rockfeller Center! I am definitely not made for city life but it was so much fun for a day! Take a look at some of my favorites from the day!
Ok, I’m not a huge modern art fan and Michael and I were both a little skeptical about what we would find. However, besides a few strange exhibits, it was awesome! We got to see some classics like Andy Warhol, Cezanne, Matisse, Picasso…it was neat. Michael and I both suffered through art history class but as we walked around, we began to notice and recall a lot of what we had studied! I did learn something after all! So while some of these pieces may seem strange, they’re a big deal!
Wicked was incredible! I would totally pay to go see it again tomorrow! and then the next day! It’s just THAT good! Wow. If you have never had the oppurtunity to see a broadway play, this is the one!
Oh, this wedding day!! What a beautiful Texan dream! I met Melanie when she attended one of our workshops years ago in our home. She had the sweetest spirit and such a kindness about her. I remember loving how she made personal marketing her own and did headshots in a pile of Skinny Pop!! I loved her creativity and her ability to envision what she wanted in her brand.
My review of the Canon EOS R6 after shooting a full wedding day is LIVE on Youtube! I was so nervous to use a brand new camera system for full wedding day… I had my Mark IV ready in my bag just in case… but thankfully, I never had to use it! I was really hoping that I would love it and feel comfortable with it….
This wedding venue may look familiar to some of you who have been following us for a while! I photographed Meghan’s brother’s wedding a few years ago at this very same farm and venue!
Natural light photographers…. (flash photographers, we know how you would handle these scenarios and that’s awesome for your style! This is for the natural light folks!)
I’ve been hoping for this day for a very long time…. but I wasn’t sure that it would ever come. That sounds dramatic but let me explain. I LOVE my website company. Showit is incredible and the more I learn about and experience other platforms for hosting and creating custom websites, the more I realize, they aren’t really, truly “custom” at all. Showit is the website design platform for the creative. Hands-down. It’s so powerful, so intuitive and so easy to use. Years ago, Showit created a way to implement a Showit theme onto a Wordpress blog!!! Genius! I couldn’t wait for my blog to be a Showit blog…. but it never happened.
If you are like me and you’re a natural light wedding photographer, you may not love using the Canon 600 EX-RT flashes. But they are so necessary!