Thursday, January 31, 2008

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

PicturesbyTracy....1st Destination Wedding!!!!

I booked my first destination wedding {Turks & Caicos}
Thank you Amanda & Chris for giving me this amazing opportunity!!!



I hope that this one wedding will help launch my career as a destination wedding photographer!

Monday, January 28, 2008

Kind Words

Thank you so much!

~T:)
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Dear Tracy and Michelle-

First of all, let me say that you two are some of the most talented people I have ever come across. Michelle; your makeup made me both look and feel beautiful! Although we had some problems with my horrifying static-cling hair, I could NOT have been happier with the results!

Tracy; I am so grateful to you for making this experience as amazing as it really was. I'm normally very shy (as if you couldn't tell!) about this kind of thing and you made me feel like I am allowed to be comfortable in my own skin. I have grown a renewed sense of self-confidence as a result of these pictures, and I know Josh will LOVE them. Boudoir pictures are something that both he and I would never expect me to do, and I am so proud to be able to show Josh what I've been keeping from him! He asks me about every other day what I'm getting him as a wedding present, and why I had to drive 3 hours to get it. He'll just have to wait ;-) Thank you again Michelle and Tracy for making me look beautiful and helping me to bring out my inner sexy self!

-Carolyn

Oh La La!!!! Miss C's beautiful boudoir preview...

Miss C put together her wardrobe for the session and picked a variety of outfits that were fun, sexy and really complimented her style. Here are a few tame shots and the rest are for “his eyes only”….




Sunday, January 27, 2008

Annie & Jordan

One last wedding to post from 2007. We had a total blast photographing this adorable couple and their friends and family. One bridesmaid ask..."is this your first time photographing a barbie & ken?" funny but true! Annie and Jordan are both gorgeous!

The reception was held at the beautiful Metropolitan Club in Covington, Ky. You couldn't keep people off the dance floor, stagemonster kept them moving all night long! Annie & Jordan, you were such a pleasure to be around--thank you and congratulations!


She is such a stunning bride!

The handsome groom...


The crazy guys!!!
Not sure if you can see on this small image but there are tears running down Annie's sweet face as she dances with her dad.
Experimenting a little with textures. What do you think? I love it but my little Skyler said..."mommy I just don't understand why you are making this look old and I don't like when you take the color out of a picture;)" lol
Favorite garter shot ever!!!
Love this....


Annie and Jordan have the most amazing smiles....
Slideshow Coming Soon!
~T

Saturday, January 19, 2008

Save me from myself

I LOVE this song from Christina Aguilera entitled: Save me from myself. The video pays tribute to her husband. Filled with their wedding imagery combined with such beautiful lyrics, this video is so crazy special....

Enjoy


Jen & Justin Part 2

Jen & Justin has to be one of the nicest couples we had the pleasure of working with. They laugh together a lot and that's the perfect recipe for a great marriage!
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The weather was unbelievable for the end of December...we took most of the pictures outside! So lucky....

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Can't wait for the viewing party guys!!!

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Jen & Justin

Congratulations Jen & Justin!





More sneak peeks coming soon:)





Thursday, January 10, 2008

Yeah!!!!


OK I posted about my birthday get away on Monday, well....it was a blast!!! The best part is I won $$$!!!! Yeah!!!! Walked away with over $900! Nice birthday winnings.

Loved the bathroom! Nice jacuzzi tub and you can watch America's Top Model while relaxing..lol.


I hope to have a bathroom like this in the near future:)

Tuesday, January 08, 2008

The Greene - Beavercreek

Patricia came to me in October for pictures to use on her upcoming CD cover. Here are a few images from that windy day in October...



I know that Patricia has worked long and hard for this, I received an emailed this morning that her CD release party is going to be the week before Valentine's Day. Congratulations!!!! We will most defiantly be out to see you this month.




If you enjoy jazz stop out and see Patricia at The Greene.



OK it my big Birthday day so I am out of here to enjoy a Fantastic time with Lee!!!




Monday, January 07, 2008

A Dog's Purpose (from a 6-year-old)

Steph a bride of mine emailed this to me today and I had to share. It's so sweet.

A Dog's Purpose (from a 6-year-old).

Being a veterinarian, I had been called to examine a ten-year-old Irish Wolfhound named Belker. The dog's owners, Ron, his wife, Lisa, And their little boy, Shane, were all very attached to Belker, and they were hoping for a miracle. I examined Belker and found he was dying of cancer. I told the Family we couldn't do anything for Belker, and offered to perform The euthanasia procedure for the old dog in their home. As we made arrangements, Ron and Lisa told me they thought it would Be good for six-year-old Shane to observe the procedure. They felt As though Shane might learn something from the experience.

The next day, I felt the familiar catch in my throat as Belker's Family surrounded him. Shane seemed so calm, petting the old dog forThe last time, that I wondered if he understood what was going on. Within a few minutes, Belker slipped peacefully away.

The little boy seemed to accept Belker's transition without any difficulty or confusion. We sat together for a while after Belker's death, wondering aloud about the sad fact that animal lives are shorter than human lives. Shane, who had been listening quietly,

Piped up, "I know why."

Startled, we all turned to him. What came out of his mouth next stunned me. I'd never heard a more comforting explanation.

He said, "People are born so that they can learn how to live a good Life -- like loving everybody all the time and being nice, right?" The six-year-old continued, "Well, dogs already know how to do that, so They don't have to stay as long."


Live simply.
Love generously.
Care deeply.
Speak kindly.

Remember, if a dog was the teacher you would learn things like:
When loved ones come home, always run to greet them.
Never pass up the opportunity to go for a joyride.
Allow the experience of fresh air and the wind in your face to be pure Ecstasy.
Take naps.
Stretch before rising.
Run, romp, and play daily.
Thrive on attention and let people touch you.
Avoid biting when a simple growl will do.
On warm days, stop to lie on your back on the grass.
On hot days, drink lots of water and lie under a shady tree.
When you're happy, dance around and wag your entire body.
Delight in the simple joy of a long walk.
Be loyal.
Never pretend to be something you're not.
If what you want lies buried, dig until you find it.
When someone is having a bad day, be silent, sit close by and nuzzle Them gently.

ENJOY EVERY MOMENT OF EVERY DAY!

Without Gravity Beautiful Son

John Mayer, Why Georgia Live

Happy Birthday To Me

38 tomorrow.... Yipes. Does that mean I have to act wiser or more mature? I certainly hope not!


Forgive me for drawing such attention to myself but I'm just excited about my birthday. Not turning older...I am trying to except that;) What I'm really celebrating is a year full of love ones, photography, blogging, reconnecting with old friends {that's you Amy} - and all the wonderful things that have came my way in just a short year. Life is sweet...although sometimes I forget...today I am remembering.

My hubby has made plans for us to go out of town tomorrow for my b-day....drinks, dinner, couple message, a little gambling {we are to cheep so I say a little}, no kids, nice hotel...well Happy Birthday to me!!! I'm ready to celebrate. I have been working so many crazy long hours none stop for months so I need this now more than ever. Love you Lee...you are my best friend on this planet.

Friday, January 04, 2008

Blue Dress Part 3

Vlad & Nina



Congratulations to Nina & Vlad , who enjoyed their amazing wedding December 1 2007. This couple hired me two years in advance so over this long time of planning Nina has become a friend to me. It was a special wedding to document, and we were thrilled to be a part of it. Thanks, you two for an awesome time, and congratulations!!!!










We had the pleasure to work with some fabulass vendors.


Wedding Cordanator: Hand in Hand Bridal

The alway fantastic venue: The Dayton Art Instutite

Wright Flyer Trolley

Elegant Fare

Classic Confections

Jan Baker: Flowers









Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Dayton and Cinci Wedding Cakes


This post is for you Anna Z:)

The best in the area...


http://www.daytoncakes.com/

The Cake Lady

Taste of Elegance

Laura Valentine 937.431.0066

Dessertworks

Cakes by Marilyn

Tuesday, January 01, 2008

Blue Dress Part 2



Detail images by: {ME} PicturesbyTracy & {Carmen} Blink of an eye
One of the best cakes I've ever seen! Add bonus...it was very YUMMY:)