Friday, October 1, 2010

Memory Lane

I wanted to get these pictures posted before mid October rolled around so they could still be considered engagement pictures and not I-was-too-lazy/busy-to-post-these-before-they-got-married pictures. 

My best friend, Kelsey Essmann is to be wed to Mr. Jared Bethune this October 23rd. This will be a day that I know will have very fond memories attached to it. I've known Kelsey since the beginning of High school, and Jared only a few short years less than that. It's been so exciting watching Kelsey and Jared fall in love and I have been fortunate enough to use my blooming desire to shoot pictures of this journey as it progressed. It goes all the way back to their 1 year (ish) anniversary when we took a walk through the same neighborhood where Jared asked Kelsey to be his girlfriend.

Circa May 14th, 2007
- Our First Shoot -

Since that time, we've shared many a session together and I've fondly referred to them as my "photographic guinea pigs" ... But! With time came practice, and practice hopefully will lead to something that resembles perfection. Here are a few pictures from over the years (new photos from our latest shoot at the bottom!!) - a tribute to the journey that has made up so much of my photographic experience (believe it or not) & a testimony to Kelsey and Jared's true & time-withstanding love. :)

Love to you both & many congratulations!

Mini Shoot - July 26th, 2008

October 26th, 2008
(I just realized that I took this exactly 2 years & 3 days away from their wedding date.)

April 23, 2009

May 2nd, 2009


July 21st, 2010:

Until Next Time...

(New jams ; Over the Ocean's Paper House.)

1 comment:

  1. Great shots, Danielle. You and Janelle really are amazing. I would ask you guys to be the photographers at my wedding but I want you guys to simply be able to enjoy yourselves and take pictures as you so choose. :) These are really really good, though. You always did have an eye for this sort of thing. Makes me wish I could come visit and take pictures with you and see how you work your magic. Miss you, you crazy kid!