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Friday, January 21, 2011

FRIDAY FAVORITES! BOUQUETS!

Sorting through some of my pictures and came across a few of my favorite bouquets (and brides =).  
I will have to do a second post to get through them all =)  
I am so excited for this years brides and their beautiful bouquets!

Lindsay (See her wedding featured on the wedding blog www.megansgardenweddings.blogspot.com


Sonia and Mike 

Beautiful Chelsea

Heather

Sweet Andrea


Jessica (do you see Darcie in there =)

Brittney ( I just love this shot, even though it doesn't show her gorgeous face=)

Sunday, January 16, 2011

FRIDAY FAVORITES! (on Sunday =?)

Well I tried... turns out I am not very good at regular blogging, BUT I AM trying!!!
Here are a few of my favorite things this week!!!
Check out this amazing venue... Walnut Grove.
Walnut Grove http://www.walnutgroveweddings.com/
This is a new venue up in Thousand Oaks! My niece is getting married here and it is GORGEOUS!
We had fun this weekend planning the decor for the wedding!
This is the reception area/ dance area
The Brides Room.... 


This is the aisle to where they will get married... I mean IMAGINE the possibilities


Having lunch with this cutie (and her mom=)  LOVE

Krissy this week... me telling Krissy to go to bed and her wanting to cuddle and saying "I can't butter your bread?" Where does she get this stuff!

MaryKate and her LOVE for the Bible and her love of Photography! She took these pictures!

She gets prettier everyday...  
Surprising my Sister in Law for her Birthday! 
Surprise!
It was a Roller Coaster week...  And ended with a great Sunday... Our Pastor gave an amazing message from Revelations 2:1.... It is all about making room for LOVE.... Love for God and what He did for us and wants for us and LOVE for each other.

Be Kind...  Do Justly... LOVE Mercy and Walk Humbly with your God.   And Be Blessed!   I am =)

Friday, January 7, 2011

FRIDAY FAVORITES!

SOME OF MY FRIDAY FAVORITES
KRISSY MAKING FRIENDS WITH THE RAIN!
AND MARYKATE TAKING MILLIONS OF PICTURES OF HER.
WHOEVER SAID THE YOUNGEST HAS THE LEAST PICTURES
TAKEN OF THEM DOESN'T HAVE A BIG SISTER WITH A CAMERA!

MY FAVORITE I-PHONE APP: INSTAGRAM

WHERE YOU CAN TAKE A PICTURE AND THEN ADD
ALL KINDS OF FUN FILTERS TO YOUR PICTURES AND SHARE!
I AM TRYING TO TAKE A PICTURE OF A FLOWER EACH DAY!


HAPPY FRIDAY! MAKE IT AN AMAZING WEEKEND!
BE BLESSED

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

NEW YEAR, NEW THINGS & CHRISTMAS CARDS


HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

I haven't been doing much blogging lately at all =(

We have some new things in the works for Megan's Garden and I was kind of waiting for them to all come together to blog! But I decided while we are waiting to show off our new stuff. I better get back in the habit of blogging! New Year and all....

On that end I hope everyone had a great Christmas and was truly blessed by the GIFT that GOD gave us in JESUS. What an amazing thing the Christmas story is! Here is a great article on why we need Christmas http://www.sovereigngraceministries.org/blogs/cj-mahaney/post/Disturbing-Christmas.aspx

One thing I didn't do this year was my Christmas Card and letter... that is another post altogether (so look for it =). But I love sending and receiving Christmas Cards and I LOVE even more all the photo post cards (which are taking over the other cards)! This year I have decided to put them to good use and I wanted to share. =) I have decided to use them as bookmarks, in my Bible and all my other reads and then I can pray for that family as I come across them in my reading. The one above is of sweet baby Victoria, I love praying for her and her sweet new parents! As for the beautiful other Christmas Cards we get... we use them in all kinds of crafts! With each family prayed for =)

What do you do with your Christmas Cards?

Be Blessed in this New Year!

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Tom & Heather, A Look Back

One of my favorite dresses... ever!

HEATHER AND TOM... A LOOK BACK (and meeting THE BECKER)

This is a wedding I did back in 2oo3. Not a big wedding for me, a few bouquets and a few flowers here and there. The ceremony was done on the beach in Corona and the reception was on the cliffs in Laguna Beach at a friends home. It was a small intimate wedding of one of my sisters best friends Heather. A family affair for me, with my sister as the Maid of Honor, my brother in law as the Officiant, my son played the guitar and my husband, mom and other sister helping out with the flowers and set up.

But none of that is why this wedding stands out to me, this wedding changed how I looked at my business and how important the quality of the images used in my business were. This wedding is where I met BECKER... he had gone to the same high school as Heather and other than that I am not sure of their connection... maybe he had a crush, I am pretty sure he is younger and Heather IS GORGEOUS. ;-) Anyways....

I had been designing weddings for a little over 10 years now and my portfolio consisted of only the photos I had taken myself. These were OK at best, to awful, to none at all. I was not trained or prepared to be a photographer (and usually wiped out and wanted to go home by the time the ceremony happened). So I really only took the pics for my own sake. Rarely after a wedding did I ever even see the professional pictures from my Brides wedding day. I never really made the effort to meet the photographer or to find out contact info and what his policy was to getting pictures from him. And I would go on this way for awhile...

This wedding wasn't any different, I had my camera and took my own pictures, I was introduced to Becker merely as a courtesy of Heather. As the reception went on, I went upstairs to change my nephew's diaper and sitting on a chair in the corner was Becker, quickly, but with such attention to detail, putting together a same day slideshow. I had never seen that at a wedding EVER. And on top of that the images were amazing! I was instantly a fan and asked for his card. Not really knowing what I would do with it, but if a bride ever asked me about a photographer I was going to tell them about him. And I would get to refer him and work with him a couple more times... never really meeting him again.

Since websites and blogs have become the norm and not the exception... there are what I like to call lots of mini Beckers out there now... And there are some amazing mini Beckers and I have worked with them and love them. But he is always just one step ahead.... and he knows it ;-) But he shares of his knowledge and talent. And every Bride I have ever seen shot by him is Beautiful! If you have a chance go check out his blog. www.thebecker.com As for me I now make the effort to get the professional images from the photographer... they are ALWAYS better than mine. And they just make me look good! If your a bride, research your photographer, you really do get what you pay for. There some other amazing photographers on my website and if you want to know why I love each of them, give me a call.

So enjoy the photos by Becker of the lovely Tom and Heather
(and look on www.megansgardenweddings.blogspot.com
for another wedding shot by Becker at Pelican Hill coming soon).





COULDN'T DO THIS ALONE

MY SON JUSTIN'S FIRST OFFICIAL GIG
FATHER AND DAUGHTER MAKING AN ENTRANCE
KYLE MY BROTHER IN LAW... OFFICIALLY OFFICIATING

MELVA ROSES... ALWAYS ARE AMAZING
MY BEAUTIFUL SISTER WENDY... MAID OF HONOR


I LOVE THE DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVES OF THE CEREMONY

CAN YOU IMAGINE A BETTER PLACE TO GET MARRIED?



SUCH A BEAUTIFUL BRIDE

'REAL MOMENTS' BY BECKER

ONE OF MY FAVORITE IMAGES
BEAUTIFUL CAKE BY... CAFE' DES RICHES in Mission Viejo


MY LOVELY SISTER AND BROTHER IN LAW

THIS BRIDE CAN SWING!

... AND THEY ARE LIVING HAPPILY EVER AFTER WITH 3 BEAUTIFUL BOYS !