12.21.2009

THIS IS MY LAST POST...

on this blog because I have a brand new blog! Change your bookmarks and head on over to: erinfults.com/blog

All of my posts from this blog have been migrated over to the new one and I can't wait to get the blogging going in full swing after the first of the year. Make sure and head on over now though b/c there is an announcement about the next 101 a workshop which several of you have asked me about.

Merry Christmas!!

12.14.2009

ANNA+WALTER || WEDDING DETAILS

This post is a bit later than planned but here we go. Anna+Walter had some really beautiful details at their wedding and I want to share some photos. What I loved about the details of Anna+Walter's wedding was that they were not extravagant or excessive but very thoughtful and reflective of themselves.

There were several things that Anna did herself, including the mailbox setup which included a cute little owl with instructions for the guests to 'mail' Anna+Walter a postcard with their well wishes. Anna did the calligraphy for that, which was beautiful. If any brides need their invitations or anything else written in calligraphy, Anna is the lady to call!

The florals were the creation of Lesley Frascogna of Tulip Design Studio. Lesley did a phenomenal job with the florals. Anna didn't want everything perfectly matching so Lesley created a completely different bouquet for each bridesmaid and then Anna's bouquet was stunning. The colors and textures were really fabulous.

And finally the last contributor I will mention is Neola Young of Viva La Cupcake. I managed to snag a red velvet cupcake topped with cream cheese frosting (my personal fav) before leaving the reception and it was the best red velvet cake I have ever had. Yummy and beautiful, the symmetry of the rows and rows of cupcakes made for a fun statement on the moss covered table which was completed with little woodland creatures-- a pair of owls, and a rabbit.

So, enough of my rambling and on with some images...



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12.08.2009

ASHLEY+JONATHAN ARE MARRIED!!

Ashley+Jonathan have been dating since at least Jr. High and Saturday they tied the knot and are now husband and wife! It was such a privilege to be a part of their wedding day, meet their family and friends and document their celebration.

Ashley+Jonathan, thank you for having me be a part of your big day! I hope you are having a blast in Gatlinburg.

Click HERE for a slideshow of more images.

A big thanks to my friend Lindsey Scott for shooting with me.

We found a small patch of snow to photograph Ashley's bouquet in to prove that there was snow on the ground on her wedding day in Mississippi. :-)
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Ashley was a dream bride. Laid back and in a great mood all day. :-)
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Is she gorgeous or what!
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Jonathan being all chill and handsome.
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First United Methodist in Clinton is such a beautiful church building.
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The Chapatoula Building in Clinton is really a beautiful venue for a reception.
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11.30.2009

WALTER+ANNA || AG MUSEUM WEDDING

There are many reasons that I love photographing weddings, but getting to know such wonderful people --a.k.a. my clients -- is one of the top reasons that I love what I do. Anna+Walter are certainly no exception.

I spent this past Saturday documenting their love as they vowed to remain by one another's sides for better or worse for the rest of their lives. My sweet friend and second shooter for the day, Lindsey, commented on what a beautiful celebration Anna+Walter's day was as we left the reception at the Northpointe Red Barn on Saturday. It really was beautiful, from their ceremony at the MS Agricultural Museum Chapel, to all of the thought out details, to their sweet family and friends that celebrated with them.

Anna+Walter, I wish you all the best as you embark on this new chapter in your lives!

Below are a few of my favorite images from the day. If you want to see even more images you can see the slideshow by clicking HERE.

PS- There were such beautiful details that I am going to dedicate a separate post to that. :-)

I love a girl that wears sassy shoes on her wedding day.
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Anna+Walter opted to see each other before the ceremony. I cannot recommend that highly enough! Every couple that has chosen to do that always says that is it such a great decision **hint, hint future brides.** ;-)
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You can tell Walter adores Anna by the way that he looks at her.
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The Ag Museum provided a fun backdrop for shooting.
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The handsome groom.
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Anna working it for the camera :-)
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I love this shot Lindsey caught from the back of the chapel during the ceremony.
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There was a vent on the altar platform. Anna came very close to a Marilyn Monroe moment.
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I love this shot I caught during the toasts at the reception.
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Anna+Walter had a really fun choreographed first dance. Anna changed into her dancing shoes. If you look closely she had her toes painted peacock blue. :-)
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11.23.2009

COUSINS

Being close to family is such a sweet thing. Julie and Mandy are sisters and best friends and their boys are close in age and right on track to being best friends as well. A couple of weeks ago I had the opportunity to photograph them one morning while they played. They did everything from riding trikes out on the driveway, to picking little tomatoes in the garden, to reading books. It was a fun time and the boys are so precious!


A favorite pastime -- taking cushions off the couch.
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A trike race
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Yummy Charlie. :-)
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Little Robert has to be the cutest, most expressive little boy I have ever seen! Most babies ignore me, he kept studying me and my camera as I moved around the room.
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11.22.2009

CHICKENS, SUCKERS & AUTOMOBILES

Photographing families in their space is one of my favorite things. Children are definitely more comfortable in a familiar place but more importantly, in my opinion, what a beautiful way to document life as it is hanging out where you spend most of your time.

Recently I had a blast photographing Jackson and Jude in their favorite place to play...their huge yard! These boys live out on many acres of 'yard', a little boy's dream place to live-- and maybe a mama's too. I know there has been many a mama that has pointed her little boy to the door and said 'Go play!'. My guess is that it is only a matter of a couple of years before Michelle will be pointing her two boys to the great outdoors to get them out from her feet. :-)

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