Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Anna Banana

This past weekend was devoted to all things Anna Banana. Sweet Anna that I have previously blogged about is just 31 days away from marrying the love of her life, Andrew. I. CANNOT. WAIT. If their engagement session was any indication, their wedding is going to blow my creative mind. So excited and so honored to be their photographer!

On Saturday, I was delighted to have the opportunity to attend one of the most touching, encouraging, tender bridal showers I have ever been to. One thing is for certain, Anna is loved. Deeply. The women there laughed, cried, prayed and just showered her with advice, love, support and happiness for this amazing woman about to embark on life's sweetest journey. I can't say that I expected to be inspired and uplifted. But I was. The wisdom that was shared was a good lesson for me in my own marriage and I walked away thinking, "Wow. I am so blessed to know her." It was a beautiful day for a beautiful girl. The theme was big hats, which although challenging from a light standpoint, was AWESOME. Love, love, love ladies in big hats. Classic and cute. Here is Miss Anna Banana with her sister and closest friends. Don't they look AMAZING?!

And here is just a funky shot of the floral arrangements that had this swirly, sparkly, nifty firework looking thing going on. LOVE!

Now onto the really cool part. Ok, so I'm biased. Anna had the neatest idea! She printed out photos from our engagement session and put magnets on the back. She had them hung on a little clothes line above the cake and punch, so everyone could enjoy seeing her and Andrew together while they mingled. The best part was that everyone got to pick a photo off of the clothes line at the end of the shower to keep! Every person got to go home with a little piece of Anna & Andrew AND a little piece of me! I felt so special, and I have to admit, I was touched to see my work in print. It always feels extra special to see the end result of all that work and enjoy the smiles and coos of ladies with big hats as they delight in them. I think I might try to encourage future clients to do similar and get the photos printed for them on card stock with my contact information on the back. What a great way to market!!

And finally...what you've all been waiting for...the bachelorette party. Too bad, so sad...this is all you get to see!

The rest...well...that's in the vault. ;)


  1. I love the clothesline idea!!!!

  2. What a brilliant idea to have the clothesline with the photo magnets! You must've felt very proud to see your work used in such an imaginative way! Loved the hats, too!

  3. Haha, no one gets to see those!! : ) Loved having you at both parties - such amazing memories captured. XO!

  4. great shot of the centerpiece. Very talented Katy!


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