Being a photographer, you would assume that I have walls full of photos of my family, tons of photobooks, and a nicely categorized hard drive full of my digital files, right? Wrong. I'm TERRIBLE at editing personal photos. There are two reasons for this: first, client photos come first, and second, being a photographer, I can't resist shooting all of my personal photos in RAW and editing them the same way I do my clients' photos. I know, I have a problem. I'm working on it. Anyway, back in May my family attended my cousin's wedding. Naturally I took my camera and shot pictures during the ceremony and reception. A few weeks ago, I got an e-mail from my cousin asking if he could see my photos. I guess they're less than pleased with the work of their photographer and were hoping someone got some decent shots of the ceremony. I was a bit embarrassed that I hadn't already edited those photos and sent them to him. I honestly always intended to give him a copy (and not more than three months later). So FINALLY, here they are, the photos from Joel and Laura's Memorial Day weekend wedding. Keep in mind that these were not shot with my professional camera and were completely from the vantage point of an attendee sandwiched in the middle of the congregation, not a photographer.
Isn't that dress gorgeous?! I may be slightly obsessed with wedding dresses.
My adorable cousin Emily and her husband Tim. We're anxiously awaiting an announcement. Any day now!
My girls loved the wedding cake topper, but not as much as the individual wedding cakes on the tables (such a cute idea!)...especially Monkey, as you can see below. In her defense, her Aunt Allie did it first!
Congratulations to Joel and Laura on your wedding. Sorry your cousin is such a slacker when it comes to family photos. Love you!
Last year my family participated in the inaugural Run 4 Everett race event at Ft. Harrison State Park. You can read about the race and the wonderful cause it supports here. This year I was extremely honored to be asked to be the race's official photographer! Like last year, I had a wonderful time, even if I was "working" this year. Here are a few of my favorite moments and photos from the race. If you were a participant or would like to see the complete set of photos, you can check them out at http://run4everett.shutterfly.com. Instructions for saving and/or downloading your photos are available on that site.
The race begins each year with a balloon release in remembrance of the children who were lost. It is a beautiful and very touching event.
The Ralich Family (minus their newest member), organizers of the race in memory of their son Everett.
The run took place at the beautiful Ft. Harrison State Park. The run included 5K and 10K races and a 1K family walk. It was a fun atmosphere with live music from That's What She Said, face painting by Fabulously Fun Company, a misting station (which the kids loved as much as the runners), and free ice cream from Sundae's Homemade Ice Cream.
Fun for all ages! I think the kids enjoy the race as much as the adults. It's cute to watch the little ones join up with mom or dad just before they cross the finish line.
Thanks, Dave and Steph, for asking me to be a part of your event this year!
I'm Annemarie Varga. Thanks for joining me as I blog about life as a stay-at-home mom to my two gorgeous girls, the triumphs and tribulations of fixing up our latest fixer-upper, and, of course, photography! Click here for more information about me.