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“a portrait of our children, once a week, every week, in 2014.”

chloe: her favorite place in europe, the matterhorn in switzerland.

caleb: looking way older than 13.

cashin: high dive

brig: flower child.

freya: pool time with grandpa bruce.

yo ho, me hearty, yo ho!

for every birthday, for every child under our roof, for 15 years, philan has thrown a party.  let me rephrase that last word… she has thrown an over-the-top-themed-birthday-party.  there has been bugs, indiana jones, bowling, outdoor overnight camping, star wars, water balloon, fear factor, the list goes on.  the parties are amazing but we get so busy finishing up the last minute details that i usually forget to grab a camera.  not this year.. to celebrate cashin turning seven, the theme was pirates.  so on sunday, a bunch of 7-year-old swashbucklers invaded and turned our home into a pirate lover’s dreamland.  pirate cupcakes, pirate vests, eye patches, tattoos, rotten teef, pirate ships, stripes and more stripes, even pirate booty.  for lunch, they were served up pirate teeth, cheesy ocean shells, and parrot legs… to say it was a bit crazy is an understatement… once everyone headed home, the two resident pirates chilled together playing a little bit of modern video game fantasy pirates… aka skylanders… enjoy.

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white shutter photo of the week
white shutter photo of the week
white shutter photo of the week
white shutter photo of the week
white shutter photo of the week

“a portrait of our children, once a week, every week, in 2014.”

chloe: the road to windsor castle.

caleb: excelling at everything sport.

cashin: cool new shades.

brig: loving life at the swimming hole.

freya: sandy booty.

lindsay & mike…

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lindsay & mike’s smiles sum up their day.  as i look more at the lead picture in today’s post, i’m thinking i can pretty much skip every other picture that i posted.  granted, i’m not going to delete them as i know if you’re reading this, then you enjoy our wedding pictures, but seriously… the joy on their faces is so fulfilling.  i love it.  we had a killer day with lindsay & mike starting off at the experience salon.  from there, it was off to the cathedral of st peter where we got our first glimpse of lindsay in her beautiful wedding gown and of mike & his argyle socks.  one of my favorite pictures of all times was shot during their wedding: when the little boy is hugging father jeremy during communion.  i love love love that shot.  from there we headed out to some shots behind and around carlyle brewing company before our next stop along calvin park boulevard.  the yellows and grays didn’t stop there.  the details at forest hills country club were perfect.  from the cake to the center pieces to the guest favors, everything was spot on.  we ended the evening there with a packed dance floor… what a great day.  enjoy. 

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white shutter rockford wedding photography
white shutter rockford wedding photography
white shutter rockford wedding photography
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details:

ceremony: st peter’s cathedral

reception: forest hills country club

catering: forest hills country club

reception music: luxe productions deejay jordan chance

flowers: marengo greenhouse & florist, lisa mckee-castillo

salon: the experience

officiant: father jeremy trowbridge

invitations: kelly salamone

host hotel: hilton garden inn

wedding gown: the crystal bride

bride’s shoes: dillards

groom’s suit: men’s warehouse

 

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