Wednesday, December 29, 2010

2010 Weddings

2010 Weddings from Desiree Stover on Vimeo.

2010 was a great year. I finally got the chance to go through my 2010 weddings and pull a couple of my favorite images from each couple's big day into a slideshow. It really makes me smile to see all of these couples and the amazing day I was able to capture in photos for them.

Hope you all have a very Happy New Year!!! Enjoy!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Holiday Portraits

After a quick trip to NYC for work, I returned and have stayed super busy since my last wedding of 2010 in November. Close friends & family asked me to take some holiday portraits of them, and since I hope most cards are already sent out, I wanted to share a few of my favorite images.
My neighbors all got together for an annual portrait of the entire family, and I even was able to get two small children to "grin" without any Photoshop work! The day got really fun when Grandpa dressed up as Santa Clause & the almost two year-old wasn't sure what to think!
I also took my first night portraits of our aunt and her children. I think we picked the coldest and most windy night of the year, but I still think we came out with some really nice family portraits. They really had my creativity swarming...and we ended up finding some nice backgrounds for photos, even when it was dark outside!
And I've been wanting to take photos of my dear friend, Becca, for months now, as her pup, Annabelle, and Ruger are best buddies and playmates. We had some fun at a local park and even did a bit of train dodging!
I hope everyone has a very Happy Holiday and enjoys whatever break from work they have. Stay warm & Keep Smiling!!! :)

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Kristen & Matt's Wedding

Kristen & Matt got married in a beautiful church in Towson and celebrated their reception at the Pier V Hotel at the Inner Harbor in Baltimore last Sunday. The day was absolutely beautiful, and everything about the wedding was perfect!
Kristen & her girls looked stunning as they prepared for the day, and Matt & his groomsmen were cool & collected as they waited for the ceremony to begin.
My favorite part of the day was having time after the formal photos in the church to take photos around the lighthouse by Pier V and to use the Baltimore skyline as the background for their images with their bridal party and some by themselves. From the black & white dance floor to the cookies & milk set-up as the night went on, the party never seemed to slow down. Everyone seemed to have an amazing time celebrating in a beautiful location.
Kristen & Matt, I hope you love these highlight photos. I think you will be very happy with all of them! Congrats on your beautiful day!!! :)

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Craig & Christine's Wedding

I couldn't help but post this many photos of Craig & Christine's wedding. I took SO many photos of their beautiful fall day. Their wedding colors stood out perfectly against the golf course grounds and changing colors of the trees overlooking the ceremony site.
Craig & Christine got married at the Links in Gettysburg last weekend. We were looking forward to their wedding since last year when they booked me and after we had so much fun during their engagement session last fall. You might recognize a few of the bridal party members as well, as both Rebekah & Alex, and Liv & Andy were all part of the bridal party, as well as past clients of mine! My brother, Matthew, was also in the bridal party, along with some other great friends of Craig & Christine. All of the bridal party was especially awesome, because they all stood on the edge of the bridge on the golf course for me to get some amazing photos with the sunset and reception site in the background. I could tell they were hesitant about my idea, but were up for it none the less!
And I loved how happy both Craig and Christine both looked. Christine's dress looked amazing on her, and I could tell that Craig was having a good time at his wedding because he was out there on the dance floor most of the night!!! And those bright orange heels that Christine wore peeked out from under her dress to bring such a pop of color to the photos.
I'm so happy for you both. I hope you had an amazing time in Jamaica, and I hope you love each and every one of these photos. There are so many more that I want to share, but these are some of my very favorites! Congrats to you both!!!