Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Happy Birthday

No, I wasn't the wedding photographer....no, I didn't even attend the wedding.  I was meeting a family that I was photographing down at the Riverwalk and while waiting for them I came upon these beautiful young ladies.  I caught them in the middle of their photo shoot, all so young, all so lovely.  Loved the color choices and those necklaces just added the right touch to the simple dresses.  And the bride, beautiful as a bride should be.  I didn't want to get too close and interfere with the "real" photographer, so I stood discreetly pretty far away and snapped with my 18-270 lens.  Love that lens.

While we were there we saw no less than 4 wedding parties come to this very spot for their photos.  Can't blame them, it is a gorgeous place and it was perfect weather for outdoor photos.  Overcast, so no glaring shadows and no wind....perfect.

We managed to sneak in between the wedding parties for some family shots.  My friend, Ruth is celebrating a milestone birthday and her husband, Tom called me a couple of weeks ago asking me if I could do a family shoot as a birthday present for Ruth.  I love doing this so it was my pleasure to capture her family in this beautiful spot for this wonderful occasion.



Ruth and I have been friends for years....I can't even remember how long it's been, but trust me, we have gone thru the good and the not so good times together.  For 4 years in a row we chaired, and assembled a Mother-Daughter Tea with usually 200-250 in attendance, and we presented 1 day Women's Retreats on several occasions.  Our ideas for bringing people together in beautiful spiritual situations was always at our forefront.  As the years progressed, our large plannings began to wan, but our friendship was always there.



Happy Birthday to my forever friend, Ruth.....

"The most beautiful discovery true friends make is that they can grow separately without growing apart."  ~ Elisabeth Foley

Linking to Nancy's Tuesday Muse....

Until next time.....



24 comments:

  1. my favorite shot is #3. perfect moment! love it.

    I think it is great that you got to see the wedding photos going on ... that is too fun! ( :

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  2. Beautiful portraits! When we're at your house, please share your portrait editing secrets with us, settings, etc. I have the same lens but don't get the same results. After all, what are 'sisters' for?

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  3. You did a beautiful job with this photo shoot! It's wonderful to have forever friends like Ruth!

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  4. Hi Deanna..
    I have that lens... have you found the "sweet spot" in it yet? what was your aperture if you don't mind me asking.. for that first pic of the girls?
    it's beautiful!

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  5. Your photos are just lovely Deanna! What a lovely thing to do for a dear friend, and these are shots that she will value forever! also a great job on that wedding party that you were not photographing. I love going over to the arboretum in Dallas as there are always weddings going on there. What fun to capture these folks in a very special moment to them, and your lens is definitely great for that sort of shot! Lovely and hope you are having a great week.

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  6. These are gorgeous! Love the family shoot and I am swooning over the bridesmaid's dresses!

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  7. very sweet photos of your friend and her family. :)

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  8. What great pictures of Ruth and her family. I know she will be thrilled with them. Also love your friends quote. So true.

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  9. Really great photos of your friend and her family! She will love them. Nice photos of the bridesmaids too.

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  10. Now THERE's a husband who is paying attention! What a great gift!!

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  11. Very sweet photos, Deanna! Such love shining on their faces and so nice to have such a long friendship. xo

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  12. Great wedding shots and I know for sure that Ruth will love her present, waht a wonderful gift!

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  13. Really like the tones and focus on these shots Deanna -- you could seriously do this for a living my friend.

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  14. Awe, what a sweet husband she has :)

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  15. Unexpected happenstances like this is a joy. I was with family at the Sonoran Desert in Tucson when we came upon a wedding being conducted right at sunset. We kept our distance and watched the happy event.

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  16. What a beautiful family they are, Deanna, and your photographs are wonderful.
    I am sure they will be thrilled with them.
    I wish you a Happy 4th of July!

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  17. I especially like the shot of the hubby kissing your friend....so sweet and you could just see the love. I know they will cherish these photographs...

    I hope you have a wonderful 4th and lots of opportunities to take more beautiful shots...

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  18. Beautiful ladies, and I really like that last shot with the kiss. Sweet

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  19. What beautiful photos for your friend to cherish! I love that quote about friendship - so true.

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  20. There is nothing like a friend to stay with you through the thick and thin of life.

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  21. those bridesmaids are beautiful, and what a special gift you were able to provide for your friend!

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  22. Beautiful Deanna what happy faces...

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  23. Especially like the pictures of Ruth and her family, and was so moved by your thoughts about your friendship.

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