Sunday, December 20, 2009

The Children's Chorale and Academy Orchestra of Flagstaff

I attended The Seasonal Sounds of Children this Friday night and boy! what a wonderful performance! The evening opened up with The Academy Orchestra performing four captivating pieces which left me, and the audience, amazed! Then, the Children's Choral delighted the audience with beautiful performances. Since my brother was/is a professional musician, I grew up going to performances like this. I didn't know just how much I had missed it until I closed my eyes are started listening. It was truly uplifting and just what I needed to kick off my holiday! One of my previous brides, Erica Kragness, (and my now dear friend) is one of the directors of the Choral groups, so it was extra special for me to see her and the kids hard work pay off. By the end of the night, I think everyone in the audience had at least cried once, if not more, and all 400+ were standing in applause! If you'd like to see more of the images, please check out the online gallery here.

I absolutely love this photo of Erica. You can see just how proud she was of these kids just by the look on her face.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Flagstaff Wedding-Molly and Michael

Molly and Michael were married in a meadow on the top of A-1 mountain road. As they were saying their vows, you could view the San Francisco peaks in the background. It was truly magical. Molly and Michael put a lot of work into this wedding, with lots of small details. Their reception at Thornagers was beautiful! I only posted a few of my favorites, but you can see more on my Facebook Account and their slideshow here! Congrats to this sweet couple!

I loved, loved, loved Molly's shoes!

What a beautiful bride! Hair by the talented Leigh Call at About Hair and More.

I loved the feel of this image when I taking it. So romantic!

Michael works for the US Forest Service, and during his field time, collected bottles that he found. The couple used them as vases for the reception at Thornagers! Loved the table setting cards too, named after trees in our region!

This is from their First Meeting, what a sweet couple!

During the ceremony, the clouds were just perfect!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Family Sessions-Ruby and Jack

This photo session is a surprise for Ruby and Jack's Dad for Christmas, so I only wanted to post a couple of images from their session. Giving a parent a surprise like this for the holiday has got to be the best present ever! I'll keep this short and sweet for now-Merry Christmas ..more to come later!