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alecia + dan

alecia and dan were married on september 25th at frank lloyd wright’s westcott house in springfield, ohio. even though it rained on and off …. both weddings that weekend were so unique, fun and perfect . i loved everything about both couples and their weddings.  you will see samantha + brian’s wedding next but back to this post.

alecia did a fab job planning every detail.  the outdoor ceremony had twinkle lights and lanterns everywhere and i especially loved her white sofa’s at each corner in the back … such a nice comfy touch! the entertainers were incredible and my all time favorite decision was the authentic  burrito stand …. YUM, YUM!!!! alecia + dan … thanks for having me be part of your day!

John Johnston - November 16, 2009 - 2:14 pm

Sheer Awesomness ๐Ÿ™‚

Andy Nick - November 16, 2009 - 9:52 pm

No way to describe these, they’re too amazing. Is there a style you didn’t nail??? So many great shots, seriously.
Here’s my favorites: aleicia_dan_blog_09.jpg, aleicia_dan_blog_10.jpg, aleicia_dan_blog_17.jpg, aleicia_dan_blog_28.jpg
WINNER: aleicia_dan_blog_29.jpg

Janel Barnett - November 16, 2009 - 9:58 pm

Awesome pictures yet again. Regretting that my wedding did not have a burrito stand. That rocks. And is that really Dave Chappelle in that picture, or am I dreaming?!

jael deyoung - November 18, 2009 - 9:04 pm

what a stunning wedding!! you did a FANTASTIC job my friend. I’d still LOVE to come hang with you one time….. ๐Ÿ™‚

Dan The Groom - November 19, 2009 - 1:28 pm

Wow! The pictures look FANTASTIC! And no one could tell the weather and the lighting conditions you were up against. You were able to capture the essence of that night and our relationship. It is amazing how Alecia’s personality came out in the photos. Thanks for helping to make it a special day for us.

Kiara - November 20, 2009 - 4:59 pm

These photos came out so great Carmen! Love them!! Great job!!

Michelle Guzman - February 2, 2010 - 10:09 pm

These are just lovely. Beautiful work as always.

amanda + brian are getting married

today has been a great day … thank you to everyone who wished me a happy birthday!  i did squeeze in some work of course because it makes me happy ๐Ÿ™‚  

here’s an amazing engagement session i did in chicago about a month ago. amanda and brian are not only incredibly sweet but so fun to be with …. i really enjoyed flying out and running around town with them. we went to wrigley field, the “W” hotel, grabbed lunch, starbucks of course, and hung out by the lake as well. what a great backdrop “the city of chicago” … i obviously don’t get to do that everyday …haha! thanks for a fun day and i can’t wait until your rhode island wedding in 2010!

caitlin newman adams - November 5, 2009 - 6:34 pm

these pictures are incredible!
hope you had a wonderful birthday!

justine... mom of groom.. - November 5, 2009 - 7:59 pm

wow…. these were worth the wait… cant wait to see the rest of them.. !
and so thrilled that you will be capturing the big day… we know we will get great photos.. not to worry!
thanks !

Janel Barnett - November 5, 2009 - 9:07 pm

Carmen….these are great photos. I love them and love Chicago too! And I did not know that our birthdays were so close, and Jerad told me that you are making my birthday wish come true. Will chat soon.

Patty Bettger - November 5, 2009 - 9:12 pm

Amanda & Brian, I absolutely love the engagement pics. They are so beautiful. So creative. I’m going to send it to my friend Katrina that just got engaged. Love to both of you. Patty

evelyn - November 9, 2009 - 12:16 pm

as I said yesterday, I’m always checking your blog – and you always manage to amaze me! it was great seeing you yesterday!

Oprah Winfrey - November 12, 2009 - 8:04 am

Carmen, I continue to admire your work and you have grown immensley since you shot our event in Dayton 5 years ago. But I must say, I am a bit disappointed you did not call me when you were in Chicago. I had such a great time with you and JD last time you were in town. Give my best to your boys, and tell that cutie husband of yours “hi” from all of us at the show! Best Personal Regards, O.

Jenny Beck - November 13, 2009 - 11:16 am

Oh my gosh, what a great session! chicago is so much fun! I love the pictures!

jane stanford - November 13, 2009 - 5:39 pm

Carmen, you captured the love and enthusiasm that Amanda and Brian exude when they’re together.
I am Amanda’s mom and we are truly looking forward to your artistic eye capturing the magic of Amanda and Brian’s wedding day!

the schutts

running out the door to pick up the kids from school … quick post of one of my favorite families. they are beyond adorable and of course i have a special place in my heart for mother of twin BOYS!! those gorgeous eyes are unbelievable and are as real as you see them here!

Melissa B. - October 30, 2009 - 3:15 pm

I love the “copy” “paste” shirts….so cute!

Amanda Stanford - October 30, 2009 - 5:17 pm

What a beautiful family! The copy/paste shirts are the best!!!

Karyn Hatch - October 31, 2009 - 8:45 am

This family is precious! Your images are amazing, Carmen!!!

Jaime - October 31, 2009 - 1:52 pm

everytime we get pictures I can’t wait to see them but these are my FAVORITE!!! i couldn’t be happier- you are so talented. ๐Ÿ™‚

Anonymous - October 31, 2009 - 4:25 pm

love these!

Corissa - November 2, 2009 - 10:37 am

Those copy and paste shirts are too funny! I love them. Great photos!

Christy Ellison - November 3, 2009 - 5:37 am

Love Love Love the pictures. Very cute

susie lentz - November 13, 2009 - 11:31 am

copy and paste are too cute! enjoyed the chicago wedding couple also.

jael deyoung - November 18, 2009 - 9:06 pm

LOVE the copy and paste….what a couple of little cuties. Another amazing job.

gina@kiwistreetstudios - November 19, 2009 - 12:39 pm

very very cute family and fun photos to match!

Anonymous - December 21, 2009 - 4:03 pm

love the copy paste and girl is so beutiful love the one in the cave

Michelle Guzman - February 2, 2010 - 10:11 pm

Love these!!!!

ms. liz

as we dig out of our editing and shooting schedule …. i decided to throw this senior session on the blog. i have many more to come please be patient with me to all those waiting. i cannot help but think of liz as all american girl in these images. she is stunning and i cannot wait to do her curly hair session … because her hair curly is gorgeous as well. so on to the images … i’ll let them speak for themselves!

katie - October 28, 2009 - 6:23 pm

i remember talking about that building with you. i love the way it turned out!

John Johnston - October 29, 2009 - 3:41 pm

Love them. Your processing really makes them extra special. Though its always good to have a beautiful subject to begin with ๐Ÿ™‚

susie sincock - November 5, 2009 - 12:56 pm

I love that building by Wegerzyn! So well done!

Michelle Guzman - February 2, 2010 - 10:12 pm

What a beautiful senior. Love this session!

Next up

we are still shooting about twice a day and editing from the last 6 weeks.  blogging is on the back burner because i want to get everyones images on-line first.  i know many of you are anxiously awaiting to see your sessions.  everyday we cross a couple off the list as we are also in the process of designing christmas cards, meeting with clients and processing print and album orders.  thank you so much for your patience … it’s been busy, busy around here and we are loving every minute of it. 
we are also so thankful for this gorgeous weather and the stunning fall leaves this season are incredible.  
at some point i plan to blog all the gorgoues seniors and families but for now here’s a sneak peek of samantha + brian september wedding …


Libby - October 26, 2009 - 9:06 pm

Love the red balloons.

Louise - April 17, 2010 - 4:25 pm

Wow carmen your photography is breathtaking!! I am in loveee ๐Ÿ™‚ How would you feel about giving me the honour of using one of your weddings on my blog? I Look forward to hearing from you ๐Ÿ™‚