Friday, March 27, 2009

Spring Wedding

The more I do weddings, the more I love them. It is wonderful to be a part of such wonderful affirmations of love, I never fail to be humbled by the experience.

Spring is a favorite time for me to shoot weddings, I can understand why it is such a popular time to do vows.
Blooming flowers, warm weather that beckons everyone outside to celebrate new life, it is the perfect time to say I do and consecrate a new beginning.

I was lucky this past week to be invited to photograph a wedding for a long time friend and her now new husband. The Anderson wedding was held outside in the courtyard of an Albuquerque hotel, and it couldn't have been more beautiful.

The Anderson wedding was held outside in the courtyard of an Albuquerque hotel, and it couldn't have been more beautiful.

The dress was lovely, a dreamy concoction of embroidered satin and lace, a gauzy veil and classic shoes, and a glamorous tiara to top it all off.

Two of the gorgeous younger girls walked down the aisle shyly, strewing flowers for the brides walk to the alter.

The handsome groom escorted his wife, how could he help but notice how happy she was?

The reception lasted late into the evening, with dancing and toasts by many of the family members and friends. The romantic glow wasn't just an effect of the camera, the joy of the couple was palpable, and shared by everyone lucky enough to be there.

It was a sweet wedding, and a sweet couple. Lucky me to be the photographer. Pardon the pun, but I definitely got to have my cake, and eat it too!

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Wild About Kitties

In my work life I am a person of many coats, I do many different things to not only earn a living but to express myself in how I am growing professionally.

While photography gets me out quite a bit these days, it is not as social as I might like, and when I am doing my IT work I am usually working by myself in a closet with a sever somewhere without much chat time with real people.

This sad trend seems to apply as well to my daily hours as an office manager at an insulation company, where I can go days without seeing another human being in my office space.

This can sometimes make Dawn a lonely individual who just wants some company.

Strangely enough I have found some enjoyment and some unexpected friends in some nearby feral cats who come to my office every day.

In the beginning they were distant, nervous and unwilling to come close, but daily feedings and fresh water have brought them to my door every day as I drive up, and lately even into my office. (they have been known to peer over my desk at me as long as I don't move to suddenly). The plan is to catch them soon and have them spayed and neutered and given shots, and let them go again where I hope they will continue to brighten my day as my little feline friends.