These delicious desserts were made by the wonderful Melissa from The Cooling Rack! I partnered with Katie Hennessey for this shoot (http://katiehennessey.com/) Hope you enjoy the images as much as I enjoyed tasting all these things!!!
happy love bug day
so when he says I’m picking you up at 10.. what he realllly meanns is that when you come down stairs a gourmet breakfast will be prepared for you ;) surprises, surprises, this man knows how to woo me :)
A few weeks ago Eric and I and some cafe co-workers road-tripped up to Brooklyn for the day. We did a mini “coffee crawl” checking out some cafes and roasters in the area. SSooo many great little nooks and places to see! I can’t wait to go back. We drank SO much coffee haha. This trip I challenged my self by only taking a tilt shift lens.. one of which i’ve NEVER used...
Crystal + Ian
My beautiful future sister-in-law and her dear fiance. These two are getting married in August!! So special to be able to capture their love for an afternoon ;)
Family time with the Kings..
Meet Marlin, Trinity, and JUDE! One of my favorite little families :) :) And don’t they all have such epic names?!! I think Jude Ramsey King beats all. This little munchkin is quite the ham, and although tired, managed to smile for a few ;) We shot these back before Christmas and in the business of the holiday I forgot to post a few on the blog. So here they are! The Kings. Total side...
Leah + Josh. day two
More engagement images of these cuties! Decided to do a more casual shoot in addition to the urban one the day before! Enjoy!
Leah + Josh. day one
Engaged and all dressed up for a shoot :) Can’t go wrong when a couple is as stylin’ as these two!! Loved photographing Leah and Josh’s engagements last week. These two braved the chilly December air, stealing kisses and all ;)
Ceremony Coffee Roasters
Annapolis, Maryland Sensory Experience: Gesha Varietal Paring A few of us baristas from Prince Street Cafe took a little field trip down for the evening. It was an exquisit night filled with the tasting of two Gesha’s- same bean but processed differently- two cheese, two chocolates, and two wines!! yummm yumm yumm ;) Thank you to Ceremony for hosting such a fun intimate night! ...
// greg and charlene
oh love ;) june 2013 these two are getting married :D
Afternoon in Philly
with KEVIN and KATIE! :D we spent a few hours with these lovelies before heading to the Ben Howard concert. By far the best live show i’ve seen to date!! If you have a chance, he’s definitely worth it! mmmh macchiatos :) photo credit // katie Hennessey
The Sawkins || Part 1
It’s finally finished!! These two tied the knot on June 10th. I’ve been waiting to post this wedding for two months now haha. With over 100 gb of photos it took quite some time to sift through! ..yeah we many have went a bit photo crazy.. And with so many great moments and images it’s hard to narrow down a blog ;) I had the amazing Sarah Wallensteen assisting me with this...
The Sawkins || Part 2
Hooray! Time for part two! The festivities continued after the ceremony with a cocktail hour complete with delicious “jar-garitas” followed by the reception, games, and dancing into the night. My personal favorite was the sparklers at the end! Definitely something I want to incorporate in my own wedding ;) This day had PERFECT weather, which made for some amazing light which always...
this is her day.. the day she has waited for since she was a child.. the day where she gets to dress up, put on makeup and heels, and marry her best friend.. She is my dear friend and sister.. and I couldn’t be happier for her :)
primping and pampering
Who could have guessed that an evening wedding would begin at 7:24 am ;) This wonderful wedding has too too many photos for just one post so I’m giving you a taste of the morning for now!
a final weekend getaway..
This past weekend was the final weekend before my fiance Eric and good friend Samuel departed the big island. We rented an infamous orange jeep, piled it full of friends, blasted the tunes, rolled the windows down and headed out to one of my favorite places on the island. Waipio Valley… I love all the wild horses :) photo credit for mini photoshoot | sarah...
PhotogenX dts staff photos
Below are some portraits of some lovely people I work along side here in Kona. They are amazing leaders, sold out for the Lord and committed to discipling and equipping students. They will be leading outreach teams this summer to India. Greece. London. Uganda. South Africa. Thailand. and Egypt. So excited for the amazing stories and testimonies that will come from that time :) ...
Venice pt 2
Venice pt 1
This lady’s birthday was the other day so I asked if I could bless her with a shoot. I was then even more thrilled when she told she hasn’t had a photo shoot since her SENIOR PORTRAITS!! I think I take for granted living with a group of photographers. So happy to bless her with some new and beautiful images of herself. I love this girls joy, you can see it radiating all over in her...
Dawn + Will
take two ;) a few days ago Will came out here to Hawaii to visit Dawn for a week and I couldn’t help but photograph them again, always more practice for the wedding! Such a fun couple, i’ll be shooting their California wedding this June! (a few posts back you can view some of their engagement photos from Italy this past summer)
the beginning of a days stroll Zagreb, Croatia
Will + Dawn
“The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.” .engaged. These two incredible individuals let me shoot them while in the mediterranean this past summer when Will proposed to Dawn. Dawn is a fellow teammate of mine and has endured many months apart from her love as we’ve traveled around the world. He surprised her by...
the trek up mauna kea
It times like these when I am so in awe of the incredible creator he have. I feel so blessed to be able to expierience so much beauty and so privledged to call father the one who created it. Lord, your creation speak to all who are looking.. Psalm 19 “the heaven proclaim the glory of God, the skys display his craftsmanship..” ——
on the road..
camping : makalawena
The perks of driving 4 wheel drive at 10mph over lava rock for 30 minutes… a secluded camping spot known only to locals.. and waking up to your own private beach.. mmh good morning hawaii.. ;) ——
from our hike into the waipio valley waterfall ——
happy love day everyone..
from kailua-kona hawaii..
buddies from the slums
temples and monks.
early morning labor
You never completely understand a culture unless you immerse yourself into it in fully. You put yourself in their place for a time, you eat what they eat.. and you work the way they work. And for that time.. you are accepted as one of them.
Chiang Mai, Thailand
We stumbled upon a temple one day that had numerous groups preparing for a parade. They welcomed us foreigners into the flurry of activity and let us photograph them before and during the festivities. Many painted faces, flags, costumes, dancers, and even monks occupied the grounds in front of the temple. I felt like press, moving in and out of the marching participants. Such a city of brilliant...
Gypsy market : Albania
snapshot of Egypt
fields and feathers
The other evening, right before the sun was about to creep behind the mountains, we scouted out some nice fields and flower bushes to complete Lily’s portrait shoot for her website. I think she looks like a true navajo princess ;)
Dan + Carolyn
I met this lovely couple here in Burtigny, Switzerland. They are originally from the United States but are currently serving with YWAM as dts staff. They are loads of fun and super sweet, I’ve loved getting to know them while i’ve been here (I found out Carolyn is a barista as well!) and had a a lot of fun shooting them, they are so cute it made my job easy :) enjoy! ...
Ben Rothermel [musician]
With all the travel and photojournalism I’ve been doing with my school, I have been neglecting this blog and focusing more on my other one (marisagroff.blogspot.com). I thought it was about time to post something to my client blog :) With that being said I’d like to preset to you images of my friend Ben Rothermel. We work together at the Prince Street Cafe and last December he had...