Thursday, October 21, 2010

Disneyland Wedding

Disneyland Theme Park
Anaheim, California


This wedding broke a lot of records for us! Not only was this the couple who contacted us with the most time of anticipation (more than 2 years, if I'm not mistaken), they were also the first wedding in which we started working before the sun even came out (5:00 a.m.)! Another awesome first was getting to photograph their portraits inside of Disneyland, with NO crowds! How cool is that?

Throughout the whole process of their wedding planning, we have been able to get to know Mike and Hope a little better. I can honestly tell you that these two are sooooooooooooooo made for each other! They compliment each other in countless ways. A couple of weeks before their wedding was when I realized just how great they are together, way more than I imagined. They are each other's strength, hope and love.

Mike & Hope: Thank you so much for making us a part of your wedding. I still remember getting an e-mail from you and me telling you that I only book up to 18 months in advance. Some couples can easily forget about the photographer or move on, but you guys stuck around and booked us right at the 18 month mark! That showed us how much you value our work! Thank you so much for that. Thank you for being so open and genuine with us. Thank you for all the nice e-mails, Hope. Thank you for being kind. Thank you, guys, for being you!

Okay, after much waiting, here are your teasers! Can you believe it's finally your turn?!



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Disneyland Wedding

Disneyland Wedding

Disneyland Wedding

Disneyland Wedding

Disneyland Wedding

Disneyland Wedding

Disneyland Wedding

Disneyland Wedding

I love this candid shot Art got while we were waiting to go into Disneyland.

Disneyland Wedding

While we drove into the amusement park, the sun starting coming out :)

Disneyland Wedding

Disneyland Wedding

Disneyland Wedding

Disneyland Wedding

Disneyland Wedding

Disneyland Wedding

Disneyland Wedding

Disneyland Wedding

Disneyland Wedding

Disneyland Wedding

Disneyland Wedding Photos

Disneyland Wedding Photos

The focus, most of the time, goes to the bride's shoes, but with shoes like these, you have to take notice!

Disneyland Wedding Photos

Disneyland Wedding Photos

Disneyland Wedding Photos

Disneyland Wedding Photos

Disneyland Wedding Photos

Disneyland Wedding Photos

Disneyland Wedding Photos

Disneyland Wedding Photos

After all the walking we did for portraits, of course, the bride had to touch up!

Disneyland Wedding Photography

Disneyland Wedding Photography

Disneyland Wedding Photography

Disneyland Wedding Photography

Disneyland Wedding Photography

Reception time!

Mike and Hope used Disney globes they have collected throughout the years as their centerpieces
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Disneyland Wedding Photographer

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The cakes!

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Disneyland Wedding Photographers

Mike and Hope had some special guests at their wedding, Mickey & Minnie. Minnie seemed to have a crush on Mike's grandfather. How cute is this shot?

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I'll leave you with the first dance <3

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Monday, October 11, 2010

Happy Birthday, Sis!

Today is not only Art's birthday, but it's also my older sister's birthday. In reality, she is my cousin, but we were raised like sisters. There is absolutely no difference. She is one of the vital people in my life who I could not live without. We have always been there for each other, taking care of each other, protecting one another, and learning together.

I want to share my letter to her so you can learn a little about her and my relationship with her. I also want to make sure I never forget!

A LETTER TO MY SIS':

Happy birthday, my beautiful sista! You already know that I love to write because it’s the best way that I can TRY and put my feelings out there, with the hopes that it all makes sense :) I am very thankful to have you in my life. I know that at times I can drive you crazy (and I’m not going to lie, you drive me crazy, too), but I also know that I can make you laugh like nobody else. I love you because no matter how lame my jokes are, you always understand them. I don’t need to tell you what I’m thinking, because you can probably end the sentence for me. You are the very best older sister anyone could ever wish for. Not only do you love me despite my bratty-ness, but you celebrate it :P You allow me to be me. I can always come to you and pour my heart out, be it good or bad, without feeling like you will ever judge me. I only hope I give you the same amount of love and support you give me.

I love you with all my heart and no matter how much we argue, we could never be apart!

Thank you for lending your ear when I need it.

Thank you for always defending me.

Thank you for always telling me you love me.

Thank you for trusting me.

Thank you for asking me for advice.

Thank you for always giving me your honest opinion.

Thank you for laughing with me until we are in tears from all the laughter!

Thank you for the many hours we spend on the phone.

Thank you for swinging on the swings next to me when I was 4 and singing “un elefante se culumpiaba sobre la tela de una araƱa…”

Thank you for scaring me at night while we were in bed by saying “el cucuy!”

Thank you for teaching me how to make bubbles with soap when I was 5.

Thank you for standing up for me to the neighbor’s kids when I was 8.

Thank you for letting me try and dress like you, even though it was probably not cool to have little ol’ me trying to be like you :P

Thank you for fixing my eyebrows when I decided to tweeze them at 12! (I only did that because I wanted to be like you)

Thank you for showing me what was cool and what was not!

Thank you for always letting me tag along.

To put it simply, thank you for being my partner in crime.

All these moment have helped shape me into who I am and have shown me the gift of having a (cool) older sis. We are completely different but exactly the same in so many ways. While I am loud and bratty, you are refined and loving. I am blunt, while you are considerate (although you can be blunt , too!). You are a great cook, me? Well, let’s not get into that! I could really go on, but I just want to tell you that no matter how similar or different we are, we go together like peanut butter and jelly! I am glad you have shown me the ups and downs of sisterhood. Whether you were teasing me or telling me what I was supposed to do when a boy kissed me, I have learned so much from you. Here’s to many, many more years of learning from you!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

Love you always,

Nat

I'm not quite sure how old we were here, but I think we might have been like 3 & 7


I think I was turning about 3 in this photo, although I only see 2 candles :P
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Happy Birthday, Art!

Happy Birthday to the love of my life! If you read my blog often then you must know that I love my husband immensely. I won't put you through any of my super mushy posts about Art :P It's so difficult to put into words what I feel for him so I just keep going...and going...and going. So today I just want to say a simple HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

Happy Birthday, babe!



By the way, I already know that Art is going to be embarrassed that I posted a picture of him all alone :P He might even try to persuade me to take it off, but I love the photo, and it's staying up! Happy Monday, everyone!
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Wednesday, October 6, 2010

What's coming up next?

I can't wait to share with you a recent Disneyland wedding! Can you believe the photo below was taken around 5...in the morning!!!! I can't wait for you to see the rest!

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Monday, October 4, 2010

E-mail down

If you've e-mailed within the last 48 hours I have not received your e-mail. If you need to contact me please e-mail me at natalylemusphotography@yahoo.com or call me. As soon as my e-mail address is up and working I will let you know.
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