Shot on the Instax Mini 7s.
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In 2010, our perfect *”Baby Gavin” returned to Heaven after losing a courageous battle with **Pertussis (whooping cough). We are eternally and profoundly grateful to the thousands upon thousands (upon thousands) of friends and strangers from all over the world, of all faiths and creeds, who united with our family in prayer during Baby Gavin’s horrific illness and who grieved with us and continued to petition God in our behalf during the dark days following his tragic death. You may read Gavin’s story as it unfolded by visiting my old blog here. I am committed to sharing my ongoing struggles with grief and our journey toward joy here on the new blog. I am always humbled and amazed by the continued outpouring of love and support. Thank you for sharing in our journey and inspiring us with your unceasing love! God is good!
*My brother Gavin passed away unexpectedly in 2007. With all these Angel Gavins, it can get a little confusing at times, so just know that when I refer to “Gavin” I’m referring to my wonderful brother. When I refer to “Baby Gavin,” it is in reference to my perfect son, both of whom I cannot wait to see in Heaven!
**You will periodically see me blog about The Sounds of Pertussis campaign. I am an unpaid spokesperson and am only compensated travel expenses where applicable for my involvement with this important cause. Join our fight against this deadly communicable disease at www.soundsofpertussis.com or like us on facebook at www.facebook.com/soundsofpertussis.
How do I introduce a couple like Emory and Alison? There really is no way I can think of. . . . No words to explain their generosity, grace, passion for one another, intense love for their friends and family. I’ve no way to articulate the way that even as strangers, when you’re with them, you hope you’ll be friends forever. And really, I hope we will. Emory and Alison, a million congratulations and then a million more. You truly are made for each other. Namaste and aloooooha! I love you! Enjoy!
And ummmm. . . there are a lot of images. You might want to, I don’t know, grab a sandwich or something. ;)
How could you not drool over these next two? LOVE.
I loved Alison’s relationship with her sweet brother. They reminded me so much of Gavin and I. . .
I’m so in love with this next series. I wish they were my family so I could justify framing them in my home! These images just make me SO HAPPY!
I love this next shot by Alisa*; it might actually be my very favorite of the day. There’s so much beauty and truth here. I feel like I could reach out and touch it.
Alisa also shot these next two flower shots as well. LOVE THEM. Just a side not, having a RELIABLE second shooter along, is essential. It alleviates so much of the burden of feeling like you have to be everywhere at once. A second set of eyes is worth its weight in gold, as it allows me to put my focus where it SHOULD be, on the bride and groom.
And then we PARTIED. . .
And they lived happily ever after. . . naturally.
*A HUGE, HUGE, HUGE “mahalo” to the WONDERFUL Alisa Greig for second shooting and to BFF Lindsay for keeping me sane and carrying my pretty bag. Honestly, Alisa gives photographers, friends, mothers, WOMEN IN GENERAL a good name and Lindsay, well, she’s simply irreplaceable. Truly, a bosom friend. I love you both!
This is my beautiful sister in law, Chelsea, and her wonderful new (ish) husband, Ben. I don’t know that you could find two more exceptional people if you searched the world over. They are kind, generous, open, loving, hilarious and completely and totally mad over each other. I love you Cha Cha. Enjoy.
Below: Ben rapping to Pandora with P Diddy. . .or something like that.
I really don’t know what to say about Kit and Nichole that wouldn’t sound trite or contrived. They are honestly two of the most laid back, down to Earth. . . NORMAL people I’ve ever met. (If you know me at all, you know that “normal” is the very highest of compliments in my book.) All day long, I felt like I was simply among friends. I felt like a was a part of the wedding, not at all like I was on the outside looking in. They are the kind of kindhearted, generous, and completely hilarious friends that dreams are made of. It was a beautiful day. In every sense of the word. I feel so blessed to have been a part of their perfect Turtle Bay wedding. . . (5 minutes from my house).
And then, we danced. And danced. And danced and danced and danced and danced.
Above photo credit (left): my sweet assistant for the day, Lee Yen.
The day was amazing. All of it. Thank you K + N for letting me be a part of your PERFECT day. xx! N
An absolute favorite from Kit and Nichole’s beautiful North Shore wedding.
Today, I reminded myself that life is too short not to spend more of it outside.
I also plan to put on my prettiest dress and spin in circles at sunset.
PS. Only 3 more days to “apply” for The Breathe Scholarship!