Archive for September, 2006

30
Sep
06

Allison

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We had such a great time shooting Allison’s pre-wedding bridals.  I don’t think I’ve ever laughed that much during a session!  By way of Allison’s “connections” (aka-work), we were given permission to “play” on the gorgeous L’Auburge golf course for the afternoon.  Allison is so easy to work with & doesn’t have one bad angle!  When first met up in the L’Auburge golf caddy area, I thought it was crazy when she told me she was going barefoot for the session!  That was just a little forshadowing to our very much laid-back & halarious session.

The picture featuring Ms. Fogal riding on the back of the golf cart shows where she spent her travel time while my fellow voyager (her good friend & bridesmaid) and I navigated the hills of L’Auberge.  At one point (actually, right before I handed over the wheel), I was trying to release the brake when the cart jolted forward, almost throwing off our bride!  At that point I realized:  I may be able to drive a stick shift RX-8, but not a golf cart with valuable luggage hanging off the back end!

To say the least, it was definately an adventurous session!  And what a blast it was!

19
Sep
06

Allison & Blake

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I had a such a great time shooting this cute couple’s pre-wedding pics.  These two met on the McNeese football field one night when Allison was cheering during a game & they thought it would be great to get some shots at such a sentimental place.  Besides Blake’s obvious compassion for Ally, he’s also a little attached to someone else…his Harley Davidson bike!  Blake felt that the bike deserved to be part of their pictures, & we both agreed.  It made for some really fun shots!  I can’t wait for their wedding in January.  Congrats, you two!

13
Sep
06

Ainsley

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Precious little Ainsley. At just 4 weeks old, this little one has a mind of her own. Anna worked hard all day to have her first born content and, possibly napping, for our evening session. Unfortunately, Ainsley had her own idea of when nap time was. But, thanks to the compassion of my own mother, who was adamant about the importance of having a rocker here at my studio, Anna was able to coax her baby girl into falling asleep and our session continued.

11
Sep
06

Julia

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07
Sep
06

Erica & Franklin

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Erica & Franklin had an amazing wedding at Sacred Heart Catholic Church here in Lake Charles. As with Gena & Erik’s church, this one was also given a complete makeover after Rita came & left. The stained glass & available light was beautiful! I had not had the opportunity to shoot a wedding in this church until this past weekend, but I am definitely excited about my upcoming wedding here in November.

This couple has always been one of my favorites. There is something about them & their love for each other that just lights up the entire room. I am so happy for them & I can only hope to stay in contact with them as they head for Houston to start their new lives.

For some reason, this wedding just hit the spot for me. I don’t know if it was the couple & me having the chance to get to know them over these past months, or whether it was the amazing homily given by their priest, or the awesome music. But whatever it was, something about their wedding just felt…blessed.

07
Sep
06

Gena & Erik

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Gena & Erik were married a few weeks ago on August 19th at a beautiful little Methodist church in the little town of Welsh. I have to start by saying that the flowers & cakes were almost as stunning as the bride herself! Flowers were done by Chris from Paradise Florist & the cakes were made by Terra Cotta’s. Chris from Paradise also had a hand in our wedding last January, &, while I’ve seen his work many times, he really went all out with this wedding! Just amazing.

Since the reconstruction of Rita, the church has since add some beautiful stained glass, which photographed perfectly for an evening wedding. As the scare had been on most days recently, Gena was nervous about rain dampening their big day, but the clouds held out & we were given a beautiful evening full of blue skies & few clouds.

05
Sep
06

Home(s) for sale

Hey guys,

I thought I would put up a quick post just to update everyone on the latest happenings for Through the Lens…

We’re moving!

For the past year & a half, Adam & I have been juggling two homes. When I first purchased my house/studio, I hadn’t a clue I would meet anyone that was also a homeowner!

So, after many months of discussion, we have decided to put both of our homes up for sale. My studio is, of course, located on Hodges Street in Lake Charles, while Adam’s (where we actually reside) is in Carlyss (just south of Sulphur). We have them both up for $79,000. They both would make wonderful “newlywed” homes, or “starter” homes.

So, this also leaves another question: Where is Through the Lens going?

Not far! We have found an amazing home in Sulphur that comfortably accommodates both the studio & our lives. It’s conveniently located right off of the Beglis Parkway exit. With 4,000 square feet, a huge wing of it’s own (with a private entrance, kitchen & bath), the studio will have more than enough room for consulations, studio sessions, & office/work areas while also allowing me to hold regular studio/business hours again (finally!).

We are planning on moving both homes this Saturday & Sunday (the 9th & 10th) into our new place. We spent our entire Labor Day weekend cleaning, stipping & re-sealing the slate floors that run throughout the first floor & that was definately some work! Tip: If you ever encounter slate floors & think to yourself “I’ll just scrub these babies down & they’ll look great!”, think again. 🙂 They ARE sealed with wax & that dirt you see is probably stuck underneath that stuff & it WILL take all your strength, time, & a big buffer to get it looking gorgeous again. Take it from 4 people who learned it the hard way! lol

Anyway, thank you all for your patience with all of this. The worst is over. Cleaning every nook & cranny of 2 houses took the majority of last week’s time, thus delaying my weekly trip to our lab in Orange, Tx. I WILL be making a trip this week, however, & I know I will have many overdue orders coming in!

And if you, or anyone you know is interested in looking for a home, please do not hesitate to call. Adam’s cell: 337-912-5768 My cell: 337-302-7110

Sincerely,

Lindsey




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