Tuesday, January 13, 2009

My first bride (and her new baby brother)

My best friend from high school (or was she really my siamese twin? - some folks wondered) just had her 5th baby in November. I got to go stay with her up in Ogden for a few days right after she brought him home and took lots of fun pictures. She still looks great, even though she's even older than I am!

Isn't she beautiful?! Baby's pretty cute too.

But here's the kicker. Her oldest daughter is turning 21 and just got married at Christmas time, which makes me feel old, old enough to be a grandma! But I got to take her bridal pictures in St. George, where she's going to school, and that was a really special experience for me. I also went and stayed with her mom when she was a little baby - and she looked an awful lot like that new little brother does.

And I'm amazed at how much she's looking like her mom these days - she NEVER did growing up. She has Dad's freckles, though. She hardly had a stitch of makeup on and looked gorgeous anyway.

She got married in St. Paul, Minnesota where her husbands family is from. So even though she found her dress in sunny St. George, she also was able to find this very cool cloak and muff to go with it.

Don't you just love that cloak thing? I can't get over how pretty that is.

I accidentally discovered this desaturated look while messing around in photoshop, and I totally fell in love with it. And these de-sat photos were her mom's favorites, too.

I also discovered how to do these black vignette's by accident on Youtube. Had a fun time playing with it anyway.

So, Shay, I'm glad you were my very first bride session. You've grown up into such a beauty and I'm so proud of the choices you've made in your life. H is a lucky man.


ME said...

BEAUTIFUL! Both the bride and the baby pics. What fun memories!!!