Carye and David

When a couple gets married, love is in the air. And when a couple enjoys being together, it is a wonderful experience to be around them. This is the case of Carye and David, and you can see why.

The more I get to know ’em, the more I enjoy their life together. This is an amazing couple. Glad they are our niece and new nephew.

Lucy

 

 

Must be Santa Claus

 Click on the image below to enjoy a musical photo show.

Who’s got a beard that’s long and white?
Santa’s got a beard that’s long and white.
Who comes around on a special night?
Santa comes around on a special night.

Chorus:

Special night, beard that’s white,
Must be Santa (x3), Santa Claus.

Who wears boots and a suit of red?
Santa wears boots and a suit of red.
Who wears a long cap on his head?
Santa wears a long cap on his head.
Cap on head, suit that’s red,

(Chorus)

Who’s got a big red cherry nose?
Santa’s got a big red cherry nose.
Who laughs this way ‘HO HO HO’
Santa laughs this way ‘HO HO HO’

 HO HO HO, cherry nose,
Cap on head, suit that’s red
.

(Chorus)


Who very soon will come our way?
Santa very soon will come our way.
Eight little reindeer pull his sleigh,
Santa’s little reindeer pull his sleigh.

Reindeer sleigh, come our way,
HO HO HO, cherry nose,
Cap on head, suit that’s red
.

(Chorus)

Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen,
Comet, Cupid, Donner and Blitzen.
Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen,
Comet, Cupid, Donner and Blitzen.

Reindeer sleigh, come our way,
HO HO HO, cherry nose,
Cap on head, suit that’s red
.

(Chorus)

* Lyrics written by Hal Moore & Bill Fredricks in the Mid 1900

Hope you enjoyed this beautiful song. For more information visit Lucy’s website at http://imagesbylucila.com/santa/.

Merry Christmas!

– Lucy

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Turning XV

I had the privilege of photographing this young woman and get to know her better by the time we spent together.

First I took a series of images for her Personal Memory Album and then I took the entire event to create her XV Celebration Album.

 

To get to know her better, we had an informal session where she brought a Hello Kitty blouse, shorts and matching tennis, and yes, she brought her doll. I am glad we had this session. Angelique learned that a good image requires more than just smiling and looking at the camera. She learned the importance of her posture, her eyes, her feet, everything, including her fingernails. She did great! This is one of my favorite images that day.

 

Then, the day arrived for her to pose with  her XV dress. The professional Makeup by New You Looks was a work of art. Angelique was no longer that shy girl I met a couple of weeks earlier. She was poised and confident. She looked gorgeous in her dress and Make-up, and we had a great session. You can see her images by clicking on Angelique Formal Dresses.

Having the extra session with her casual outfits helped us both. We were able to communicate much better the day of the formal session, and I got to experience what a beautiful person this young woman is, both physically and spiritually.

Then, on her special day, I was amazed to see how this young woman behaved: She was a mature person, who knew the etiquete on how to make a toast and thank her family for all her blessings. And wow, the party did not stop there: the dance floor had no more room: the children, the parents, the grand-parents: everybody was dancing, and dancing, and dancing… Want to see? Click here.  Enjoy.

”Wait, Do Not Kiss Yet.” What is the Hurry!…

“When you are about to kiss her, close your eyes, smile and slowly get close to her lips. As you feel his lips near yours, close your eyes and smile. Then stop. Got it? Make this moment last. What is the hurry?”

The marriage kiss should show good faith between lovers. There is no need to rush or to stick the lips against each other’s. Unfortunately, some photographers wait until the couple actually  kisses and the results are distorted noses, long lips, and not too appealing gestures.

Experienced photographers capture the feeling, not the action. They pay attention when the couple is about to kiss, click at that special moment, and leave the rest to the imagination. The families and friends are watching, “They are in love.” Everybody’s hearts are beating at a high rate, ready to let go some tears, and the emotion keeps growing….

It is important for a photographer to spend time with the couple before their wedding day to offer posing tips and to establish a relationship of trust. That way, the photographer is no longer a stranger at their wedding day. Instead, she feels and understands the couple’s love. They know that she is somewhere ready to click at the precise moment. They are not acting out. They simply know what to do.

At a recent wedding, smiling, the bride and groom told me that in the midst of their emotions, they remembered to take the time to express their love during that magic moment. They are committed to each other, and the ceremony happily concludes with an exquisitely beautiful kiss!

A Celebration of Love

This January, I had the honor of capturing my cousin’s wedding in a cozy small church in Lerma, Mexico (near Toluca). It was a touching ceremony and everybody was happy. I asked the bride, groom and guests to step by the church’s entrance. I knew I had to act fast since this is a one in a lifetime moment that cannot easily be staged all over. Everybody was delighted with this image. To view a musical photo show, click here.