Saturday, January 15, 2011

Marlis + Mitch | Part Two

A few weeks after the wedding, I met up with Marlis and Mitch at her parent's place in Lake Stevens. From there we drove down to a very special dock on the lake where Mitch proposed.  It was such a cold day, but these two toughed it out for a fantastic Mr. and Mrs shoot.  Thanks again you two for all the fun and much luck to both of you in Mitch's upcoming season!


Friday, January 14, 2011

Marlis + Mitch | Part One

I'd like to apologize for the briefness of this post before I get started.  In my haste to get several weddings blogged before I post my European holiday photos, I'll be keeping my chatter short.  I have a feeling no one will mind.  :)  Please don't take my sparse commentary as a sign that this wedding was mediocre in any way.

The newly married Canhams are two of the sweetest and most charming people you could meet. Marlis was such a stunning bride and once her brother worked a little magic with some hair product, Mitch didn't look too bad himself.  Their Marysville Opera house wedding was so incredibly fun to be a part of. They had a wonderfully touching ceremony which was followed by some beautiful toasts, and a whole lot of dancing and complete silliness.  :)

Mitch was playing baseball in Oregon through the Summer, so we weren't able to coordinate their engagement shoot before their wedding day.  Instead they decided on a post-wedding Mr + Mrs shoot, photos which I'll post in the next blog.

Thanks to Marlis and Mich and their wonderful families for making me feel so welcome and putting on such a fantastic party!  Adam and I had such a blast and I cannot wait to post the pics from our second shoot!!


Saturday, January 1, 2011

New Year, New Project and a little sappiness.

the stroke of midnight at kathryn and brian's wedding last night

Hey guys!

Just wanted to send out quick Happy New Year wishes to all of you.  I greatly appreciate all of you who read the blog and follow my work and all of the kind words you've given me this past year.  Thanks to all of my brides and grooms and all of the fabulous vendors I've met all year, my co-workers, kitties, big crazy dog, Facebook friends and Twitter pals.

I've started a new (for me) project for 2011: the 365 project.  This isn't a new concept, I'm sure many of you have done or seen this before, but it's new for me so I'm excited about it.  :)  One new original photo taken and posted every day for a year.  If you'd like to follow along, check it out here: Soper 365.

Now, bear with me for just a second.  I also have a few extra special kudos that I really need to mention, special people who literally make me the person and photographer that I am...

Thank you from the bottom of my heart to my wonderful boyfriend Greg who put up with my mental dysfunction and irrational fantasy football crying fits during my busiest wedding season to date. Nichole, I have limited words (which is a shock, I know) to truly express how much you've meant to me personally and professionally.  You kick my ass and holler every time I sell myself short and are the best travel companion and friend I could ask for. To my cousins Kate, Colleen, and Erin (and honorary cousin Gretchen) who are always keeping me busy with referrals and shoots of their own.  To Rex, Alan, DC, and Liz for reminding me Happy Hour is a necessity no matter how busy you get.  To Dad in Texas and Molly in DC, thanks for all your encouragement and comments you give me on nearly every blog I post, you're far away but always on my mind and in my heart.

There you go, sappiness concluded.  I hope you all enjoy your first day of 2011, personally I'll be watching bowl games and editing some beautiful photos.  Go TCU!