I hope everyone out there had a good V-day! Heath and I aren’t active participators in the Valentine’s Day tradition, we are mushy gushy in love every day of the year! Just kidding, at least about the mushy, gushy part. Heath and I are constantly telling each other, “I love you”, were just not overly romantic. We try to have a date night every week just so we can reconnect after a busy week. Friday night we went out to the Pub and then went to see The Wolfman. I hadn’t seen the original version so I don’t have anything to compare it to but I thought it was pretty good.
I was pretty exited on Valentine’s Day about getting to participate in Love in Lex to benefit the Step by Step. Heath and I were able to get our portrait taken by the wonderful and lovely Morgan Day.
This is our first nice pictures together since we got married! Since I enjoy taking pictures of happy couples you’d think that perhaps there would be more pictures of us together but that would mean one thing-that I would have to be in front of the camera, someplace I’m not actually all that comfortable. Morgan could attest to this as I completely broke out into a fit of giggles after we sat on the Vespa.
I hope that everyone had a nice, relaxing day with their loved ones, no matter how you celebrated. Don’t forget about the *free* wedding photography contest. The February 28th deadline is fast approaching! And, if you get a chance check out this cool wedding site!
Next Sunday come on out to Buster’s for free portraits and Babycakes Cupcakes! I was fortunate enough to meet Morgan of Morgan Day Photography this past week. She is a fantastic local photographer on a mission to make life more romantic and adventurous (you can read more here). Love in Lex is an opportunity to get a great pic of you and your loved one and to show single moms in Lexington some love. Click on the photo below for more info and click here to RSVP! I’m bringing hubby with me so we can get our pic taken, it’s been years since we’ve had a nice portrait together, so if you go, stop by and say hi!
In about 3 months I will be graduating. While I am very exited about it and really looking forward to everything that is waiting for me in the future, leaving school is a little bittersweet too. I love my classes, love my classmates and I love the community that I’ve become a part of in the last three years. As a way to commemorate my time at UK I’ll be documenting the building I’ve spent more time in than I can remember, the Reynolds Building. Some pictures will have a story that I’ll share with you and others will be documenting the uniqueness of the building and the marks left by artists both past and present.
Detail from Off the Wall in Utter Pandemonium as We Tape on It! a collaboration with UK students and visiting artists Cameron Fuller and Sarah Paulsen.
WAY back in October I was able to do some work as a second shooter for my friend Shaun Ring. Angie and John were a very cool couple from Tennessee who came back to get married in Lexington. They had a large group of friends who all came together (for the first time in a long time) to help Angie and John celebrate. It was great to be able to spend time with fun people!
I love when the bride and groom sing during the first dance. It’s so sweet!
Thanks for checking out the photos! Don’t forget about the chance to win FREE wedding photography!
I picked up another set of foster kittens this past week. It’s pretty much the end of kitten season but when I went to visit Rusty at the shelter I asked and they just happened to have a couple. They are two little boys but I don’t have names picked out yet. Usually I wait until a name pops out at me, that really fits the kitten. Until then I’ve just been calling them “Littl’in”, which was also my grandpa’s nickname for me as a kid, and “Not So Little’in” The vet tech at LHS said that we’d probably only have to keep them for a few weeks but I am thinking it will be over a month. Littl’in probably weighs just barely over a pound and they have to be 2.5 pounds for their surgery.
Oliver sniffs out his competition
Not So Littl’in
Ivan stares down Littl’in
It was my first weekend after the end of the semester and I tried to be as lazy as possible but I just don’t think it’s in my DNA. We spent yesterday afternoon tearing up the rest of the carpet in the basement along with all of the tack strips in preparation for the Pergo as well as getting everything ready to be painted. I did get to have lots of fun though. We had our annual Christmas party on Friday and last night we went to a friends graduation party. I haven’t played Pictionary or stayed up until 4am for a long time!
I’ve known Ben for about three years now. We met in the fall of 2006 when we had our very first studio class together. We’ve remained very good friends since then, bonding over critique deadlines, art and life. I was very honored to be asked to take his and Chelsea’s engagement photos about a month ago. I haven’t had a chance to get to know Chelsea very well and I was happy to get to spend some time with them as a couple.
They claimed to be uncomfortable in front of the camera but I beg to differ, I thought they did an awesome job! I am looking very forward to attending their wedding in July at the Muhammad Ali Center in Louisville. Congratulations to you both!
We have a temporary addition to the Appleby-Williams household this week. This little guy had made a home for himself outside of the Reynold’s Building at UK where my fellow art students and I had been feeding him and making him nice and chubby. I was finally able to catch him last Wednesday and brought him to our place to give him some love. He’s very sweet and has quite the little motor on him! I asked for name suggestion on Facebook and my friend Mary suggested Dali, which as soon as I heard I knew was perfect for him!
As for me I am not 100% but I am still able to function at a somewhat normal level. If the puffy eyes would just go away I’d be golden! I will have a couple of new posts coming up in the next few days and lots of stuff in the wings, including more adorable kittens, so check back soon!