Archive for June, 2009
I had the privilege to shoot the engagement photos for Abbi Martin & Geoff Ice a couple weekends ago in Fort Worth. I go “way back” with the Ice family… I went to TCU with both Geoff and his older brother, Jamey, and I’m also a big fan of their band: G.R.O . I’ve done some of their family photos, and Sarah Ice’s senior photos, and some of the band’s in-studio recording sessions, and a few other gigs for them. It is such a blessing having people trust you enough to take their photos (repeatedly!!) Not to mention, everyone of them in the Ice family is such a blast and a blessing! I’m always very exciting any time I get a call from them requesting a photo shoot, because I know it’s going to be a good time.
Anyway, I shot Abbi & Geoff’s engagement photos in Fort Worth, TX a couple weekends ago and had a great time. I’ve had some pretty bad luck with weather and outdoor/on location photo shoots recently (this quarter) and luckily it was not rainy, stormy, or anything like that. Just dreadfully HOT. We were all drenched in sweat 30 minutes into the shoot. We shot for about 3 hours at various locations around Fort Worth. Abbi and Geoff have good taste in locations, because they were places I used to spend a lot of time when I previously lived in Fort Worth. It was nice to end the shoot in the big fountain at the Kimball Art Museum. *Sigh*
Here is a video/ slide show of some hand selected images that I put together from their shoot. They make a very beautiful & artistic couple. Enjoy!
I made my first photo slide show on anitmoto.com and it came out nicely… However, it’s a little bit too fast for my liking, but overall it was quick and easy to create. I will be using this tool more often! Click on the slide show to view… enjoy! Photos are from Sarah Ice’s Senior photos back in March I believe. We shot them in Fort Worth, TX, and photos were shot by (me) Lauren Ratliff Photography.
Gosh, I have not been so great about updating my blog lately… I have been pretty busy with other things. Obviously from the title & photo, Brian and I are engaged! Wooohoo!! We’ve dated for about 2 years and are ready to get married. He proposed to me in the sanctuary of our church on Saturday evening of Memorial Day weekend. He’s such a gentleman (ladies- don’t settle for less!) and pretty close with my family so, of course he asked both my dad and step dad’s permission prior to his proposal. My mom just happened to come into town and went to church with us and witnessed the whole thing. It was neat having her there to see it all and take photos, etc.. It was so special that Brian proposed IN our church, because it has been such a monumental part/foundation of our relationship. So many great things have happened to us/for us over the past 2 years regarding involvement at the church. It will be a great memory/story to share with the kids/grand kids in the future.
By the way, Brian did a wonderful job with the ring!! He met with several jewelers before getting exactly what he wanted. VERY nicely done, I must say.
So… looks like we’ve got a wedding to plan!! We’re getting married at Briscoe Manor in March 2010. It’s such a beautiful place near where I grew up, and seems to fit both our tastes. Boy oh boy, is it amazing how fast wedding costs add up! Yikes! It’s quite a blessing having my parents help, though.
Since I’m an avid blogger/tweeter about my experiences, I will most likely be blogging about my wedding planning. It still hasn’t really sunk in that I’m planning a wedding or getting married, but it probably will once I’m actually walking down the aisle or am actually married.