Purple Lemon Photography

Leah & Glenn Get Married

Thursday, June 30, 2011
Every bit of working with Leah & Glenn has been a delight.  I feel such a fondness for them that it's hard to describe.  They are a charming couple- both photographically and in their personalities.  I love their love story and where God is taking them.  We told their long-distance romance through travel-based photographs during their engagement, and let their elegance and class shine through on their wedding day. As someone passionate about church planting, I pray for their new marriage and endurance as they embark on the journey of a new church this season. Their eyes just melt when they see each other (giddy even, as you will see), and romance and devotion go hand in hand.  What a beautiful day. Editing has been a joy, and I've been aching to get done to share some beautiful moments.

Leah. Simply darling. 
 Just moments before seeing Glenn for their "first look."
 Glenn the moment of the "first look".  (Told you they'd be giddy!)
 I keep looking this image and love her expression. Then I keep looking and love why she's laughing!
 An image that not only do I love visually, but to me it means something. His gentle leadership, and her willing heart to follow after him.  (And didn't he totally ROCK this pose?)
 I love the abundance of textures in this- all the way to his stubble.
 Dream come true. I imagined this the night before and viola!
Reception at her grandparent's farm. 
Inspiration for this mini-shoot at the reception from Kym Rodda of Rodda Photography in Eureka Springs, AK. Hi Kym! It was so hard to choose what to share...
And I'm not sure who this little guy is, but I bet he's saying, "It's over? Already?"

Sara's Dancin'

Tuesday, June 14, 2011
I had the opportunity to photograph some dance portraits and headshots, and I love it every time.  It is such a creative outlet for me.  The movement and posing is so beautiful and exciting, and dancers have this way of just understanding how to move to create nice lines and visually interesting interaction with the camera.

Amusing tale: Most of these photos were taken in my church lobby, where space and color are ample.  I kept chuckling to myself because we were rocking out to a Lady Gaga pandora station and had equipment and tutus and leotards strewn all over while leaping off of chairs and moving furniture here and there.  Thanks to Ben & Eric.  Not your average day in the life of a pastor, eh?

We worked to show a variety of aspects of Sara as a dancer.  I love the combination of athleticism, spunk, and liveliness with grace and poise.

Kenny & Kristi Get Married

Saturday, June 11, 2011
Kenny & Kristi- lovers of all things funky and vintage- not to mention being wild about each other- got married last weekend.  For their engagement photos, we hit up some pretty unusual locations, so I knew their wedding day would be full of character and excitement.  I was not let down.

We'll start with a few pretty details. 
Their ceremony was full of smiles and laughs- the wedding party brought out ring pops in stead of the real rings.  Even Kristi's mom was in on that one!
 And they are down with dancing! At every chance- they danced...
 Kenny's sister is here in the middle.  Every time I see this, I want to be her.  Don't you just love moments when you are laughing this hard?
 While taking some tender moments like this:
 a few kids who had just finished their t-ball game starting watching from the tire swing.  They shouted, "Ewwww!! They're kissing!" Which led to this moment, which still has me laughing.

Kristi loves butterflies, so they were dappled here and there among the flowers, cake, and other decorations.
 And here is the cake being seriously smashed into Kristi's face. Nice capture, Casey! (Not to mention a handful of others that made it here on the blog...)
 I just love Kenny's mom's expression here.  It's just perfect!
Congrats, Mr. & Mrs. Little!