When you go on a trip doesn’t it almost seem like a dream once you return and think back on it? I can hardly believe that last Tuesday I was in NYC and I visited Grand Central Station. Can you spot me? I used a long shutter speed and some Photoshop magic and the help of my friend Rosy to capture this. I’m pretty happy with how it turned out! #getin52#cm_gold2#teamup4goldkids#canonusa#grandcentral#nycgo
If Diana looks familiar it might be because you have seen her engagement and bridal photos here on my feed. Today I got to go to her baby shower and it was so wonderful to see that the glow of happiness she had as she was getting ready to get married was even brighter as she and Riley prepare to be parents! It was seriously the cutest shower! I may have squealed with delight when I spotted this onesie in the gift shop at The New York Public library! I knew I HAD to get it for Diana and Riley’s baby! When my kids were potty training I ripped out some of the pages of the ‘Everyone Poops’ book and framed them on the wall in the kids’ bathroom.😅 Needless to say, I’m a fan! And, SUCH cute shower games and activities! I got to decorate a onesie for their baby too! Can’t wait to meet her this winter!
My heart feels so heavy as I write this. Yesterday this beautiful wife and mother passed from this life into the next. She was 39. Carrie had been sick, but when I photographed her and her family, everything seemed fine from my outsider point-of-view. I wondered if perhaps a miraculous recovery had occurred, but I didn’t press for details. I’m so glad my mom felt a sense of urgency to make these family photos happen. Carrie’s parents and my parents had been neighbors in Pocatello and my mom had the idea to gift them a family photo session. For weeks I had ‘call Carrie’ on my calendar. I had left a message but I hadn’t been able to make contact. It was getting close to Christmas and I wanted to help them get a photo in time for Christmas cards if that’s what they were hoping for. When I finally spoke with Carrie she said Spring photos, in the blossoms, were what she really wanted. She was so excited and grateful to be able to have professional family photos done. I explained that blossoms were hard to plan for because it was difficult to know when they would be at their peak and once they were, they didn’t last long. Carrie was fine with playing it by ear to wait for the perfect moment. My mom kept checking back with me about the photos and I told her we had decided to wait for the blossoms. My housekeeper Yolanda lives by the orchards and I had asked her if she wouldn’t mind driving by and sending me some photos of the orchards so I knew if it was time. And so it was that on April 14th I met this darling family for the first time. They followed me down narrow dirt roads and over a rickety bridge to arrive at this spot where the trees are perfectly spaced and the sun was setting behind them. We had a wonderful time and when Derk and Carrie came to see their photos it seemed as if maybe Carrie’s worrisome health problems were improving. It came as quite a shock to learn that Carrie passed away. My heart hurts for the grief that her family is surely feeling and knowing that I took their final family photos leaves me awash in a mix of emotions. God be with you ‘til we meet again. xxo Rebecca
Do you think if I post some flashbacks of this beautiful couple that Karma will bring me another Hawaiian wedding? 🤔😉🤞🏻💛💍🏝🌊🌅 Fun fact: the FIRST wedding/elopement I ever photographed was in Maui! How lucky is that?! I had no idea what I was doing and I told my friend she should hire someone who knew what they were doing but she insisted that I do it. What’s a girl to do? Go to Maui of course! And her photos actually turned out gorgeous! Phew! This photo was taken at the second wedding I photographed on the islands (in 2016) and I’m ready for #3! 😉 #merrakaiweddings