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Making Lemons in NYC ~ Steve and Julie Anniversary Shoot

posted by Kelly


and were back!

Lemons, NYC and Anniversary….come again? Sit back and let me explain.

True, not so subtle observation…we are still playing catch up from June, haven’t even touched July…sigh. We came back from NY and things drastically changed within our household. In the last four weeks we experienced a job loss for Ryan only to be blessed off our rockers three weeks later with a dream job! God is SOOOO ridiculously good to us. It was a beautiful experience to go through as a married couple. To completely and utterly entrust your family, finances, and insurance to the Lord and watch Him dazzle us with blessing after blessing…..AMAZING! We have literally gotten to spend every day together since June 3rd….PAID!!! I am seriously going to go through withdrawal when Ryan starts working on Monday. Needless to say, we have been working our butts off on our “fixer upper” house, spending great time with the kids, and enjoying this unexpected vacation together. What we haven’t done much of is blog!

So let me get my defibrillator out and shock this little blog’s heart and get it beating with some photo loveliness. You like that word picture?

So back to NYC. Not only was that weekend dedicated to shooting Chrissy and Jay’s wedding but we were also meeting up with my cousin Julie and Steve for a surprise anniversary shoot around the city. Steve is the genius behind our ever impending blog redesign. I am not even joking when I say the new site is off the CHAIN (that saying is out no??? Starting to show my age) I have been watching Ryan put the finishing touches on taking Steve’s design and putting it into WordPress so that you may all enjoy its splendor. A little birdie told me it should be live in the next few days in which when you click on confetti will fly out of the screen and smack you in the face. We are going to have a little launch party give away and generally just celebrate the monkey finally being off our backs!!! Can I get a whoop whoop (still not cool to say?)

So as luck would have it during the 2.5 days we were in NYC the ONLY morning we had free to shoot Julie and Steve it was torrential down pouring and FREEZING!!! June peeps….JUNE!!!! What in the world….WHYYYYYYY…you are NYC….you are suppose to be amazing all year round!!! I am being dramatic because it was just that disappointing. The other little wrench in our gears was the fact that NYC is not as friendly as they portray. The 911 attitude was not present to us. We got kicked out of EVERYWHERE….even sidewalks!!! The whole day was pretty much a big giant FAIL!!! Steve and Julie were great sports about it but had a hard time getting into the shoot too. We took a few shots but basically decided to scrap everything and try again while we were staying with them in Albany the next week.

I will show you some of the NYC shots…..but I must say, they only make me sad. I love Julie and Steve SOOOO much and Steve has BRILLIANTLY designed our new site and we wanted to give them the most amazing pictures….but alas….cursed rain and unfriendly New York business owners. Sniff….tear…..

At least there was a lot of laughter about our lemons we were handed.
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Fast forward about 4 days, warm it up about 30 degrees, take us out of the city and plunk us out in a field and WAHHHHLAAAAAA!

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We brought along a special 3rd shooter to lug our equipment.
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Let’s check in with our 3rd shooter. I give him a D- on attitude. Bennett, look just to your left….salvation awaits you in the form of a paci. REACH FOR IT!!!!

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One for the road.

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We will get some pictures of their gorgeous kids in a few days. They did really well on the procreating front (wink)!

9 Responses

Prue says:

July 21, 2009 at 2:48 pm

The best thing about overcast days is the subtle lighting. Great photos! I thought the news was going to be that you were expecting again… but a new job is brilliant nonetheless and all in God’s great timing!

Julie Nickerson says:

July 21, 2009 at 3:51 pm

Very cute!

Love all the laughs!

Can’t wait for the new site.

chrissy says:

July 21, 2009 at 5:50 pm

love it! i was so sad to hear how their photo shoot got washed out. on behalf of the ny/nj metro area, i give my regrets. :) but, wow did you make lemonaid! great shots! love the laughs! they photographed so well! and i wish bennett coulda been along for OUR shoot, too!!!!

love you guys! xoxo

Heather says:

July 22, 2009 at 3:08 am

Where did you get the idea that New York would be friendly and receptive???

But the pictures look great, and congrats to Ryan on the job!!

Katie Stoops says:

July 22, 2009 at 5:51 am

You guys definitely did a fantastic job despite the rain. I actually really love the umbrella shots:) You worked it!

PLUS, how amazing about the new job!?! I couldn’t be happier for you both:)

high fives.

Aunt Carol says:

July 22, 2009 at 6:05 am

Those pics are amazing, Kell. I love them. That Bennett is so cute….isn’t it typical that when you want to get some work done…they just sit and cry!! hahaha Can’t wait to see my grandbabies’ pics!!!!

Rachel says:

July 22, 2009 at 1:15 pm

Only you guys could make rain look good. LOL Love the pictures, missed the blogs! Congrats on the job front!

Julie H says:

July 22, 2009 at 5:22 pm

Kelly, you make me laugh. I was laughing out loud at this post!!!! And the beginning of it is very touching. Praise GOD for Ryan’s new job- HE is awesome!

Alison M says:

July 22, 2009 at 5:29 pm

Beautiful pics, and even in the rain, the emotion shines through!!

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