Well, it only took 5 years and 2 kids later to complete the next installment of The Faces of Louisville! I am thrilled to unveil the next series this Thursday, April 4th 2013. Please join me from 5pm-8pm at the Louisville Library. If you are not able to attend the opening, they will grace the walls of the library for a month, then move onto Bittersweet Coffee Shop and then Sweet Cow. They will cruise around town for a bit!
Faces is a personal project, that highlights the great people within our community. People you may see everyday, or once a year. It could be the kindergarten teacher who has taught for over 28 years. All walks of life, from the fun loving Italian Society to Bob, the dog you see around town with dread locks. I’ve been moved to tears this time with some of the people I’ve met and the stories they have told me. It has been amazing. I did more reseach this series, sought feedback from the coummunity and relied on other amazing people to help me out. I love everyone I’ve met through this project. I will be honest, I had this fear about completing the next series because I didn’t think it would be good enough. The first series was epic, with people such as John Breaux to Chuck Sisk. But I moved on from that, and realized the first series will always hold a special place in my heart. With that being said, its here, and I am proud. Come see these Faces, hear a bit more about them, and possibly even meet some of these great characters at the opening. And lets get to know each other within our fine community a bit more. Reach out, say hi, stop and talk, ask questions. There are numerous reasons why our coummunity is amazing, but a huge one is because of the people, because of the Faces Of Louisville.
I was beyond thrilled to document Mike and Catharines wedding for a few reasons. I knew it was going to be amazing for starters. And second, it was going to be a HUGE celebration ‘New Orleans style’. I also photographed Catharines sisters wedding a few years before so I knew what I was in for and could not wait. It was like being welcomed by family seeing everyone again, such wonderful people. I even told Catharine today when we met to design her album that I can only imagine what holidays are like (4 sisters with 13 kids). I am kind of jealous to be honest!
Normally, I get the chance to meet the bride and groom before the wedding. Most of the time its at our first meeting, an engagement session, or we meet up for drinks. For some reason, I never got a chance to meet with Mike before. I literally met him about 15 minutes before the ceremony, but it was a highlight for me. Everyone was standing outside the Vail Chapel getting ready to head in. I had to ask my second photographer, Aaron who the groom was (since he was photographing the guys before). He pointed him out and I walked over to introduce myself. There were hundreds of people around, and it was a bit crazy. But Mike stopped, took my hand in his and said how nice it was to finally meet and how thankful he was to have us there. It sounds like a small gesture, but it was huge, he is incredibly genuine.
Least to say, it was a gorgeous September day, and the wedding was amazing followed by a full on party and tons of dancing at the reception. You will see in the photos below, a surprise guest arrived at the reception….none other than Helmut Fricker, a well known fixture of Vail. They had an outrageous live band, complete with the guests dancing their pants off and then the typical umbrella dances! I wanted to stay myself and join in the fun!
Well, in true Colorado weather style, it decided to snow BEFORE Halloween this year! Good thing we have the cutest studio set up for your kiddos in their costumes, warm cider and cookies. Please join us this year at the studio (instead of Memory Square Park). You can see Oliver, my little guy, in the photo below. We love this new ‘look’! The mini sessions are free, and we will take approximately 5-10 minutes with each child. You can choose to purchase all of the digital files for $50, or individual prints which start at $10. A great deal, can’t beat this one! The event is this Friday, October 26th and Saturday the 27th from 9am-12pm.
Parking-you can park in the back studio lot, but otherwise there is plenty of free parking on the streets. Keep in mind if this is your first time to the studio, we are located on the S.E. corner of Walnut and Main in a large tan historic building. We are on the BACKSIDE of the building, seperate entrance. You will see large ELC letters. Physical address is: 844 Main Street, Suite 104.
We also wanted to take the time to let you know how great Louisville is, and if its your first time to visit Main Street, some great ideas. First, Bittersweet Coffee is literally right next door to the studio, make your way over if Mom and Dad need some caffine, a bite to eat or a snack for the kids. We also love the Huckleberry which is a tad further down on Main, but they do have the best breakfast in town and a great atmosphere as well. Along Main Street you will find cute shops, everything from antiques, clothing, art galleries, flower shops and many other fun places to visit.
On Saturday, Louisville is having its Monster Dash 5K and tons of other great Halloween activites for the kids. It will be packed! The event starts at 12, which is perfect timing since the open house is from 9-12. Here is a link to visit: http://www.monsterdashrun.com/
We look forward to seeing everyone this year! Please contact us with any questions.
I realize the last post was quite some time ago…I am sorry! One of the best places to stay up to date with my recent photo sessions is on facebook-just click the link on our site to ‘like’ our page. Then you can stay updated with specials, promotions and many other events!
Well, its been a very busy past 4 months. As of the beginning of September, I have started to work again-full swing with a month FULL of weddings, family portraits, seniors, babies, and now, our Open House.
We hope to see you! We also want to make it clear since we’ve had some questions: this event is a family and friends/client appreciation. Feel free to bring a friend to the event, but again, this is not a ‘public’ event. We did that one year, and it was a mad house!
Also, make sure to ‘like’ us on FB so you can see updates about the event, especially if we will be at the studio or down at the local park!
We welcomed Oliver Lythe Smith into the world on June 8th! A perfect healthy boy weighing in at 8lbs, 130z, 21 in long. Stella is an excellent big sister and we are truly enjoying being a family of four. I have yet to do an ‘official’ photo shoot but here are a few. Words cannot even describe how over the moon we are….totally in love!