Monday, November 30, 2009

Photo of the Week...

...Will be moving to Friday. So be sure to check back for this week's photo then.

In the meantime, feel free to submit any photos of yours from your events or lifestyle that you'd like to see featured here! :-)

A good deed done good


If you haven't heard about this, yet, 40-40-40 was a series of weddings produced for a good cause.

From their site:

"Today, the average wedding and reception costs over $20,000. Due to the steep investment required, many couples opt to become married by going to the Justice of the Peace, which is not very memorable and can still cost as much as $200. What does "40-40-40" offer? An affordable dream come true. How? By offering you and your spouse-to-be, a first class wedding ceremony complete with FULL wedding reception for the incredible cost of...Just $40 per bride and $40 per groom."

Proceeds from the event went to the Atlanta's Children Shelter.

Learn more about the event and view pictures of its success here!

Friday, November 27, 2009

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

A letter from the editor...

Hello all,

Lately, I've run across a few postings out there in the ether about the emphasis couples place on their wedding photography in hopes to have one those picture-perfect, magazine style, editorial wedding photos by which to remember their special day. And I have to ask, "What's wrong with that?"

I believe the friendly argument is that couples may be spending too much time (and money) trying to get the perfect pictures and wedding details, while forgetting, the wedding day is just one day and it's really about the marriage and the rest of your lives together with this person you absolutely love and adore. And, I get that, I do, but what's wrong with wanting and ediorial style shoot? If that's what you want (and can afford--please don't go broke for ANY wedding details), then go for it!

Love and romance and charm and elegance and fun and classic beauty can be found in all types of photographic styless from editorial to journalistic to the Polaroid taken by your grandmother. It's all beautiful, but each style of photography represents the couple's personal style and that, in itself, is beautiful.

So, no matter what the blogs are saying or posting (CR included) or what the wedding magazines are displaying, whatever you decide to do as a couple, as a family, is your choice and your choice alone. And whatever you decide will be beautiful.

Editorially, Journalistically, Polaroidly yours,

P.S. Feel free to chime in with your views. I'm interested to hear them.

Why wait until Thanksgiving?

In honor of this week of thanks, I want to say a big "THANK YOU" to all of my Lovely Readers out there! I appreciate you stopping by and feeding your addictions here at little ol' CR. :-)

Photo of the Mid-Week

Please forgive me for the delay, as it's been nuts around here, but alas, the POTW on Wedensday!

Nataly Lemus

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Mega Post of Random Inspiriation #3

Round 3 for you all! Check out #1 and #2...

What's the the Mega Post you ask?

Well, over time, I have saved photos as inspiration for various things, but didn't take note of the source. This post is a dedication to those inspiring photos. I hope they can inspire someone else out there. However, like before, if you recognize a photo as yours (I really believe some might be this time ;-) and would like for it to be removed, can send me the information to source it, or you want to send in more to showcase your event, please email me and I will do so immediately. Thanks and enjoy!

Theme: Floral Inspiration

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Maternity Style: More of Melanie

Yes, Hot. Pink. Fishnets., Melanie!! This time, shot with her husband, Adam and their bundle of joy baking in the oven. Love it! And can we say, limber?!

Note to self: practice this now!


Bridal Style: Melanie

Hot. Pink. Fishnets.


Monday, November 16, 2009

Photo of the Week

This photo literally...okay figuratively, made my heart melt. Something about it is just so rich and creamy, like ice cream.

Mmm, ice cream.



Elizabeth Messina

Friday, November 13, 2009

A unique wedding gift for your Friday...

The bride's mother gifted them an oil painting. How beautiful is this?

Marie Labbancz

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Enagement Shoot: Robert and Tia!

Love. Love. Love. The color, the style, the message. :-)

Ross Oscar Knight

Red, white and black inspiration

And yes, it all starts with the shoes.

Heather Kincaid

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Tuesday, November 10, 2009


A Skinny Love

Click to Give

Click to Give

Breast Cancer
Child Health
Rain Forest
Animal Rescue

Monday, November 9, 2009

Photo of the Week

"When I dip, you dip, we dip!" :-)

The Image is Found

Friday, November 6, 2009

Do this, this weekend.

C'mon, you know you wanna try it. :-)

Diandra Ann Photography

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Words of inspiration from Jasmine Star

If you follow, photographer, Jasmine Star on her blog/twitter, then you know that not only is she a fantabulous photographer, but also pretty darn hilarious while spreading bits-o-inspiration at the same time, if I do say so myself. Laugh and be inspired.

Quotes from Jasmine:

"If I could just FOCUS, I'd probably rock my face off. Or cure a disease. It's just that sparkley things, soft noises, & ideas get in the way."
-I hear you.

"Today I plan to make yesterday jealous. And tomorrow I'll make today jealous."
-I agree.

And, of course, I wouldn't leave you hanging without a bit-o-JStar image inspiration:

(Hehe, have I filled my "bit-o-" quota today? :-)

Curiosity and cats.

Found on Bluebird Vintage

A techy kinda love.

Found on Bluebird Vintage

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

No catchy title, just love these shots...

...from Cora and Lloyd's by Elton Anderson




Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Just for fun.

Found here...

*Have you ever been walking down the street and realized that you're going in the complete opposite direction of where you are supposed to be going? But instead of just turning a 180 and walking back in the direction from which you came, you have to first do something like check your watch or phone or make a grand arm gesture and mutter to yourself to ensure that no one in the surrounding area thinks you're crazy by randomly switching directions on the sidewalk.

*I totally take back all those times I didn't want to nap when I was younger.

*Do you remember when you were a kid, playing Nintendo and it wouldn't work? You take the cartridge out, blow in it and that would magically fix the problem. Every kid in America did that, but how did we all know how to fix the problem? There was no internet or message boards or FAQ's. We just figured it out. Today's kids are soft.

*Sometimes, I'll watch a movie that I watched when I was younger and suddenly realize I had no idea what was going on when I first saw it.

*I think everyone has a movie that they love so much; it actually becomes stressful to watch it with other people. I'll end up wasting 90 minutes shiftily glancing around to confirm that everyone's laughing at the right parts, then making sure I laugh just a little bit harder (and a millisecond earlier) to prove that I'm still the only one who really, really gets it.

*I would rather try to carry 10 plastic grocery bags in each hand than take 2 trips to bring my groceries in.

*Was learning cursive really necessary?

*Answering the same letter three times or more in a row on a Scantron test is absolutely petrifying.

*How many times is it appropriate to say "What?" before you just nod and smile because you still didn't hear what they said?

*MapQuest really needs to start their directions on #5. Pretty sure I know how to get out of my neighborhood.

*If Carmen San Diego and Waldo ever got together, their offspring would probably just be completely invisible.

*Why is it that during an ice-breaker, when the whole room has to go around and say their name and where they are from, I get so incredibly nervous? Like I know my name, I know where I'm from; this shouldn't be a problem....

*You never know when it will strike, but there comes a moment at work when you've made up your mind that you just aren't doing anything productive for the rest of the day.

*There's no worse feeling than that millisecond you're sure you are going to fall after leaning your chair back a little too far.

*I'm always slightly terrified when I exit out of Word and it asks me if I want to save any changes to my ten page research paper that I swear I did not make any changes to.

*"Do not machine wash or tumble dry" means I will never wash this ever.

*I hate being the one with the remote in a room full of people watching TV. There's so much pressure. 'I love this show, but will they judge me if I keep it on? I bet everyone is wishing we weren't watching this. It's only a matter of time before they all get up and leave the room. Will we still be friends after this?'

*I hate leaving my house confident and looking good and then not seeing anyone of importance the entire day. What a waste.

*When I meet a new girl/boy, I'm terrified of mentioning something she hasn't already told me but that I have learned from some light internet stalking.

*I like all of the music in my iTunes, except when it's on shuffle, then I like about one in every fifteen songs in my iTunes.

*As a driver I hate pedestrians, and as a pedestrian I hate drivers, but no matter what the mode of transportation, I always hate cyclists.

*Sometimes I'll look down at my watch 3 consecutive times and still not know what time it is.

*I wonder if cops ever get pi$$ed off at the fact that everyone they drive behind obeys the speed limit.

Bridal Style: Chillaxed and Lovely

Remember back in the day when all of the cool kids thought they were even cooler by combining the two words, "chill" and "relax" to create "chillax?" This bride and groom were defintely a part of the cool kids crowd because their style can be described as none other than "chillaxed and lovely."

Jill Thomas Photography


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