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Creative Senior Portrait Photographers: Joe

Creative senior portraits for film buff and soon to be human anatomy student, Joseph…

I can’t even begin to share how much fun I had on this shoot.  But, I have to admit when it came to writing Joe’s blog, I’ve had total writers block.  I know that these pictures are creative, unique and “him” in every way, but finding a way to put it all into words was extremely difficult for me.   In fact, his announcements, album and other products have already come in and I still haven’t posted the blog, so I’m just diving in and doing this…

I met with Joe and his mother in my office– the atmosphere was open, collaborative and authentic.  It quickly became obvious that Joe has a unique perspective on life– he is smug and relaxed, a real thinker (see the portrait above) yet is also incredibly creative– he loves films, think Stanley Kubrick and Quinton Tarantino.  I asked Joe what he likes about the films and he said that he liked how the cinematography was clean, streamlined, vibrant and has a timeless feel.  They are also known for their realism, dark humor and unique perspectives.  I used all of this to fuel my creative process on the shoot and the direction of our brainstorming session during our initial meeting.

Joe also noted that he is interested in human anatomy and will be studying the subject in college.  His mom mentioned his eye color at one point and it made me think of two things.  One, how cool the anatomy of the eye looks super close up, and two, of Joe’s father, who is my optometrist, and would potentially have access to cool magnifying lenses which could enhance the intensity.  So in essence, in this next shot we captured Joe’s eye color, anatomy interest, family background, and his unique worldview in a creative yet realistic way:

We got really deep really fast with that photo.  I’ll back up a bit.  I knew we’d want some more standard portraits as well, so when I first arrived on location at Joe’s family’s house I scouted out the location.  There was this incredibly beautiful light streaming in from his parents window onto a wall that was painted with the most interesting shade of blue-green that would really bring out the color of Joe’s eyes while also contrasting his pale pink shirt.

Angie and Joe helped to move the desk that was sitting against the wall and brought in a stool.  Donning my Cannon 85mm 1.2 lens I was ready to  let in a ton of light while also providing the very shallow depth of field that would capture the slightest change in expression or emotion and convey a very intimate feel.  The challenge was that it required me to move back father than the bedroom wall would allow…

Luckily, the wall had a door on it which opened to reveal his parents closet.  Luckily Angie was fine with me stepping in, which was kind of perfect because the clothes had enough “give” to give me the space I needed to use the 85L.   I took a few steps back into it and what I saw was perfect, authentic Joe…

Here Joe is putting on his tie in preparation for the opening image (which you already saw) there is something about it that really works for me– I like that it captures his relaxed nature, that he doesn’t take himself too seriously, it also shows a realness and vulnerability while also being totally masculine and capturing his hair (hehe) all at the same time.

Joe has a very interesting sense of humor and didn’t want his photos to come across as being cheesy or self-absorbed.  He also mentioned a love of satire and liking surreal art, or really anything that is complicated and takes effort to understand.  I kept all of those thoughts in mind and let them simmer. 😉

I thought it would be cool to use mirrors in a photo, almost making fun of the “egocentric look” that he wanted to avoid while also making it into surreal art.   Take a closer look and you will see 8 imitation Joe’s.  Some are out-of-focus, while others only reveal a single eye others appear headless or seem to have different expressions which is downright creepy (ahem darkness)…

Our initial idea for this shot fell a little flat.  Joe likes coffee so we thought some kind of cup-of-Joe cheesiness was definitely in order.  We played with the idea for a while and I have a few other iterations, but this one with the bare tree and overcast sky reflecting on the coffee cup on the windowsill somehow seemed to fit.

I like how the screen and vibration from the heater can be seen along the edges of the mug…

As far as wardrobe, it made sense to go for two different looks, one dressed up and one dressed down, both needed to feel timeless, streamlined and simple.  A plain white T, button down and suit really did the trick.  He could layer up or down and each look gave a different feel.

I like this shot a lot.  I was using a slightly slow shutter speed, maybe 1/100th or so and I like how you can see the motion blur of his hand here.  I also really like the intense angle of his arm and expression on his face, bringing drama to the shot with its intense light and shadow.

Joe had a lot of confidence in my abilities.  During his consultation he said, “I know you can do whatever and make it look good. You’ve basically done it all.”  Later he added, “I knew about your incredible skill with the camera and wanted to utilize it in a different way for my senior pictures.  You captured my vision in such a beautiful way.”

Joe really let me in on who he was and what he was about, so I was able to use that to fuel my creative process and use all the tools I had at my disposal to create those images.  My job was to take all that Joe had told me about himself and try to find a way to capture all of that in a still frame.

Haaa Joe’s man cave, or maybe I should call it a screening room.  It is in his basement and *so dark*.  I wanted to capture the feel of it and I noticed that he had this essential oil diffuser thingy…

I wanted to use the darkness paired with the vapor, his profile and wrinkled white shirt to capture this mysterious, intensely stark contrast with a little bit of softness.   It represents elements of his personality so well while providing visual interest, too.

One of Stanley Kubrick’s most famous quotes is, “However vast the darkness we must supply our own light”– I think that fits here:

I like these shots, I have so many more but I thought they were quirky and fun and fit Joe well…

Joe’s mom, Angie contacted me first.  She had followed my blog for some time now and loved my creative style and detailed blog write-ups.  Hopefully she likes Joe’s now that I have finally “bit the bullet” and tried to write it :).  Angie was incredibly supportive and essential to our creative process.

Angie is definitely a “yes” person and up for anything– finding mirrors, asking for magnifying glasses, throwing red paint in her basement, she was game…  This next shot was technically pretty tricky.   I was trying to create the look I wanted, which involved calculating a bunch of ratios, fractions and balancing a bunch of variables while working off-the-cuff in the dark, while Angie threw water in front of but not on Joe!

It took a few tries to get the water to arc through the frame as I was picturing it.  (We had used water as a test before moving to the red paint, haha).  I like how Joe’s features are mysterious, lost in shadow yet he seems to be glowing.  An invisible force seems to push the water away from Joe, fragmenting it to the left of the frame and expanding it to the right…

While I initially thought that capturing the red paint in mid-air would be most compelling, it turned out that the thick, ominous splatters had more impact on the ground, especially paired with the dramatic lighting and Joe’s body language.  We were going for a “Kill Bill” feel and also giving nod to his anatomy interest…

Another “Kill Bill” reference, it reminds me of the aftermath scene with the Crazy 88, only we didn’t have an army we just had Joe and some weights, haha.  I still like the feel of it and him looking off with those long shadows and his subtle reflection…

Joe it was an absolute pleasure to work with you.   I appreciate how much you opened up to me and how authentic you are, you know yourself well and are comfortable in your own skin.  I also really appreciate how much you trusted me to “do my thing.”  I think the results of your session are incredibly unique to you and something that I’m super proud of.  Thanks again to Angie, too!

***UPDATE: I just received the sweetest note from Joe’s mom, Angie.  She shared, “I am in tears reading this blog, the photos, the opportunity to spend time with you, and the satisfaction of knowing that you completely captured Joe’s heart and essence…  I’m also crying because it makes me realize how much I’ll miss him when he’s in college.  You *beyond* captured his overall being….and I will live through these pictures for so many years! Thank you, Lisa!  You are so gifted and humble and talented, beyond measure​!!!”

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Central PA Creative Unique Senior Portrait Photographers: Bonnie

Authentic, fun, kind, there are so many elements of Bonnie’s personality and I set out to capture all of them!

Bonnie shared, “I have been following your work for years & always knew I’d want you to photograph my senior portraits! Your work is creative, natural and fun! You are super nice and easy to talk and made me feel so comfortable.”

She continued, “On the day of the session you came prepared with lots of ideas and have a great eye for backgrounds and lighting. I really appreciated how you took the time to get to know me and asked me what I wanted, and got my input even throughout the session!”

“I want my senior pictures to capture my confidence and independence as I’m about to leave for college. I’m a people person therefore I wanted to also express my friendly personality and be a little girly.”

She continued, “My mom has always taught me that beauty comes from within so I wanted to express that kindness wins and confidence is important. Also woman empowerment!”

We captured several traditional portraits, here is one…

And took time to get some more creative portraits as well…

Bonnie shared, “I am so grateful for growing up here in Shippensburg and for everyone that I have had to chance to get to know.  I wanted to capture a natural, hometown-vibe.”  Bonnie’s mom also was particularly excited about capturing the natural beauty of our small town.

This photo gives you the sense of her attachment to home, but her dreams of her future…

She’s going to miss this…

Haaa!  Running in an open field, so Bonnie!

Bonnie’s mother was all about capturing Pennsylvania wildlife in the photos, we saw geese!!!

I love this one– watch out Vogue…

Bonnie has a more quiet and reserved side until you get to know her, I think you can really see that here:

But once she opens up you will find that she is 100% authentic, fun and a great person to be around.

I used a slow shutter speed to capture her laughter here, I love this one!

I love the vibrant colors and the sweet, springtime feel of this next image:

Bonnie wanted a fun, colorful downtown vibe for some photos, too.  She changed her look a little…

So bubbly & fun!

I thought a “photo booth” look was definitely in order:

There are so many interesting backgrounds downtown from murals to old warehouse walls, we went everywhere!

Bonnie liked the idea of capturing some of the historic brick building downtown and her mother really wanted some nice black and white portraits of Bonnie.  Here is one of those:

Is is it just me or does Bonnie look like a Disney Princess here?  I love the sky!!!

A little more downtown…

Bonnie was literally up to try any ideas that I had– I noticed my neighbor’s yard looking pretty amazing with *tons* of Grape Hyacinths in bloom along their treeline.  Bonnie hopped in for a few quick shots:

Bonnie has followed my work for such a long time that she knew that she wanted to end her session with a classic silhouette.  I think this one is so beautiful!

Bonnie I loved working with you and can’t wait to see all that you will accomplish!!!

Bonnie shared, “These photos turned out so well!  I can hardly believe it, not because of you, I knew you were amazing, but they far exceeded my expectations!!!  I totally saw myself in these pictures and LOVE them!”

Shippensburg Senior Portrait Photographers: Tyler

Football, hunting, fishing and off-roading in his Jeep– you won’t want to miss Tyler’s action-packed senior portraits…

Tyler said that he “heard through the grapevine” that I was a good photographer ;)… he had seen some of his friends’ photos on-line and was impressed.  His mom added that she follows my blog and loves how personal each post is, that she loves how I capture people’s unique personalities and interests and capture them in action and that she’d love to have me do that for Tyler before he is “shipped overseas” in June for Marine boot camp.

Tyler is hard-working and driven, he plays hard, too.  He has played Varsity Football for Shippensburg High School and loved it!

Tyler shared, “I started playing football when I was 5 years old.  Those were some of my best times in high school, now that it’s over I’m finally realizing that!”

I wanted to catch Tyler in action as a corner back, he is known for sticking his tongue out as he catches the ball and has done it since he was a kid.  His mom says it’s his “signature look, haha!”

We shot on-location at Memorial Park stadium.  I was fascinated by the lines and shapes underneath the stands… if you look closely you can see Tyler, too…

Tyler shared, “SASHS went to the district championship this year.  For us, it was kind of all of the hard work that we had put in as kids paying off.  It was really a chance of a lifetime.  You can see some of the craziest moments here– the coach said “why not us?” Here is a highlight reel of their season.

I wanted to capture Tyler’s drive & determination here:

His mom said, “I always have followed your blog and love the unique, dynamic pictures you take.  You have such an eye and I appreciate your ability to see different perspectives.”

I love Ty’s intensity here:

Catch him if you can…

We moved locations from the football stadium to his family’s property out in the country off of Upper Horse Valley road.

Tyler explained, “This is where I go to get some time away.  It is perfect for hunting, fishing, off-roading, and just hanging out with family.  It has been a special place for me to go throughout life.  It is one of my favorite places in the world.”

In addition to more “lifestyle” photography, I also capture more “traditional portraits” as well.

I like the depth of this portrait.  Part of that effect is caused by the branches that I blurred in the foreground and background…

Tyler found an old hat in the cabin.  It belonged to one of his Uncle Trevor.

Speaking of family connections, Tyler is wearing his grandfather’s belt.  Sometimes the small details make all the difference. 

Tyler’s mom speaks about Ty’s Jeep as if it is an appendage.  Here I caught Ty’s reflection in the rear view while keeping the “Wrangler” logo visible:

This shot is a little more abstract– can you figure out how I created this photograph?

Off road!!!  When Tyler saw these photos he was flipping out– he couldn’t get over having professional photos of his Jeep… lol, the mud is flying!

I used a slow shutter speed to capture the movement of the Jeep…

He might have gotten it a little muddy 😉

Haaa!  Absolutely in his element!

Tyler helped me into the Jeep as we traveled to one of his favorite fishing holes in the Horse Valley Creek which runs through his family’s property.

He slipped on his vest, boots and grabbed his rod, I wanted to capture the scene from a distance and show the movement and reflections in the water.

It was a perfect day in early spring and green moss began to peek from the melting snow in the forest…

I love the light in late winter / early spring.  it is so pure and bright– the colors are captured beautifully…

Here I played with Tyler’s reflection… you can see his fishing rod and the remains of leaves from the fall.

Tyler’s mom knew she wanted to capture a lot in one shoot– football, his Jeep, bow hunting, fly fishing and some traditional portraits too.  She chose to book a double-session so that we could fit it all in and I really love how creative we were able to get with these!

We ending with bow hunting as we really liked the idea of silhouetting Tyler against the sky with his bow.

At one with the forest– if you look closely, you’ll see Tyler…

Tyler & Becky, thanks so much for inviting me to spend a few hours with you and document this incredible time in Tyler’s life and so many of the things he loves about growing up in Shippensburg!

I had an absolute blast riding in his Jeep and also saw several deer and even heard coyotes for the first time! Experiences like this are what make my job an adventure, capturing incredible people like this for their loved ones it what makes my job worthwhile.  I had such a blast working with you and am already looking forward to doing all over again with Braden!


Creative Senior Portrait Photographers: Ava running in the country

A competitive distance runner who is a country girl at heart…

Ava contacted me after seeing senior portraits that I had photographed of her friends who were upperclassmen.  She wanted photos that were unique, artistic and colorful.  Her mother added that she has followed me on facebook for quite some time and loves how each photo draws you in and helps you to understand a person’s unique personality.

Ava is quiet at first, but opens up when you get to know her.  She is confident, determined and hard working, but not one to draw attention to herself.  She is gracious and enjoys cheering others on.  I like this portrait of her because I feel that it shows her softness and her confidence: 

Ava wanted to get a photo with her horse, Winston.  He is 27 years old, he can be cantankerous so she doesn’t ask him to do a whole lot anymore, but she loves him and has such a deep rooted history with him.  You can see their closeness here and almost feel the the texture of his worn coat…

Ava may seem delicate at first glance, but don’t be fooled, she is incredibly strong.  She grew up on her parents farm and has been known to move 100+  haybales (50+ pounds each) from wagon to barn in 2 and a half hours!  I like the mystery, drama and quiet, inner strength that is visible in this photo:

Here Ava sits on the bed of the wagon that she loads surrounded by bits of hay.  Again, I played with the idea of her quietness and strength…

Here I silhouetted Ava in the barn as she looks out towards her father’s Holstein cattle holding her hair in a ponytail, I like the natural feel of it… 

Their farm in Newburg is nestled in Cumberland valley, you can see Blue Mountain in the background as Ava walks down her family’s lane…

The cows were drawn to Ava– they followed her and were so interested in what we were doing!

This farm has been owned by Ava’s father’s family since being built in 1880!

I like the way the wind is moving her hair in this photo.  You can see the barn and silo in the background as well as the soft sunlight:

The sun started to set behind the mountain, I like how it is reflecting in the water below…

Ava loves to run!  She started running cross country in seventh grade and has been top female runner in cross country and distance track throughout all four years of high school.  She runs a mile in 5 mins and 45 seconds– this girl is fast!  I used panning and a slow shutter to try and convey her speed:

She has finished as first female for Shippensburg in every race she has run for Shippensburg High School!!!

Ava has competed in many cross country and track invitationals.  Here are a few of the bibs  that she has worn over the past four years…

Ava feels fortunate to be raised in such a beautiful area of the country and to be blessed with a talent for running.  This is the land that she has trained on since the beginning and will continue to train on through out her time at Shippensburg University where she will be joining their division two cross country and track team.  She will be studying environmental biology & ecology there.

Ava, it was a pleasure to get to know you through your portrait session!  You are an inspiring runner and an amazing person.  I wish you all the best with your future endeavors and thank you so much for choosing Rhinehart Photography!

Hay-Adams DC Wedding Photographers: Handan & Terry

A sophisticated, Washington DC wedding uniting two foodies at the Hay-Adams Hotel… 

Handan & Terry reached out to me looking for a wedding photographer who was familiar with the Hay-Adams and also professional, authentic and highly recommended.  Handan shared, “We wanted our special day to be captured with a natural, unposed documentation by a photographer who was not going to interrupt the natural flow of the day. I knew immediately after speaking with you that were going to tell our story perfectly. I have no doubt you will help us to re-experience every moment of the day when we see the pictures. You were wonderful!!”

I absolutely love working at the Hay-Adams!  It is adjacent to the White House and Lafayette Square with stunning views of the Washington Monument and other national icons.  Handan’s dress was incredible– I wanted to show the exquisite detail as well as her bouquet of white tulips and the remarkable view from her wedding suite.  I captured all of those elements together in this photo:

I used window-light, glass and shadow to capture the elegant wedding details.  I wanted them to look timeless and dramatic…

Handan & Terry chose the Hay-Adams because of its rich history, great reputation and iconic Washington DC location next to the White House.  I held all of those sentiments in mind as I photographed their wedding day.

I kept an eye out for opportunities to capture those scenic elements and even to photograph items like this… it is just a simple coaster, but the elegant gold logo and beautiful wedding rings placed so naturally display a simple authenticity that fits this wedding well:

Handan shared, “We are a very patriotic couple so we wanted to celebrate our union while having the Washington Monument, White House and memorials as the background.” Here I focused on her silhouette as she enjoyed the view of Lafayette Square and the White House lawn.

Terry shared, “Meeting Handan was destiny.  She is bold, bright and fiery. Her drive and heart are her best attributes. We were meant to be.”

He continued, “I thought ‘Wow!  Oh my goodness!’ when I saw her in her wedding gown. She was (and is) stunning!”

Handan’s 1940’s Hollywood glamor look was perfectly executed by Remona Soleimani & Nikki Fraiser:

“Terry is the most caring and optimistic person I have ever met. He is my best friend. He is the most romantic man I know. For the last nine years, I get flowers on a weekly basis. He spoils me. He looked smashing! I treasure every second I have with him and I never ever take him for granted.” 

Handan’s gift to Terry on the wedding day was little tiles with a few of the things that she loves most about him.  This one made them both laugh out loud: “I love that we will grow old together, you faster than me!”

Capturing Handan’s son, Alex, was especially important to her.  This is a candid moment when Terry offered to help Alex with his tie.  I like the authentic feel of it and the balance in the frame, you can even see their reflection in the mirror:

Handan shared, “Alex’s posture is unique, he is very socially mature, an only child, so he’s always been a little adult.  He can carry a conversation about international politics or environmental science.”  It was clear to me that Handan absolutely adores Alex, so I made sure to capture a special portrait of him here:

Handan shared, “An emotional moment that really stands out to me is when I first saw my son coming into the suite and the hug that he gave me.” You can see that moment here.  I love the light and shadows and the pure emotion in this image:

After seeing Handan, Alex peered out the window and was in awe.  I love this photo:

The service at the Hay-Adams was impeccable.  Here guests are offered wine and champagne as they begin arriving.  If you look closely you can see Terry’s reflection in one of the glasses of white wine…

Handan and Terry shared an intimate wedding ceremony at the Top of the Hay.  The unique event space features trellis-like lattice work under vaulted skylights and is wrapped in French doors and windows.

The view from the terrace is spectacular.  Here I silhouetted Handan, Terry and their wedding officiant, to emphasize the view.  I like how happy Terry is, his smile is even apparent in shadow!

You may kiss the bride…  For this moment I wanted to show both the kiss and the Washington monument.  I love the classic black and white and the way the monument appears so gracefully…

Hugs all around– everyone was thrilled to see the happy couple…

Again, I cannot speak highly enough of the staff at the Hay-Adams, they are timely, precise and always on their toes, ready to serve.  I attempted to capture the flurry of exacting activity that was cocktail hour by using a slow shutter speed and panning with the motion of the servers.

Handan & Terry are foodies, so having gourmet cuisine at the wedding reception was a must.  Guests were greeted by Butler passed hors d’oeuvres that included: Sesame Cone with Smoked Salmon,  Green Apple and Mango, Trout Roe and many other tasty treats…

The weather was lovely and guests floated comfortably from the terrace to the ballroom as they pleased.

There were many special guests in attendance, but one played a very interesting role in their relationship.  His name is Johnathan, and he is a waiter at Handan & Terry’s favorite restaurant, Marcel’s. They have their own table there and Terry has sent flowers accompanied by a personal note for the past several years.  Johnathan makes sure to have them waiting for Handan.

Here Terry’s mother is introduced to Johnathan for the first time.  Ironically Handan is carrying a flowers ;).  It is a simple moment that I was thrilled to capture.

The Joshua Rich Band entertained guests throughout the afternoon.  The ensemble included Joshua Rich, accomplished pianist on piano and vocals, as well as his drummer and bass guitarist.  They really helped to set the mood for the event with an eclectic mix of jazz and American standards as well as popular music from today…  

Handan chose clean, simple white tulip bouquets for the centerpieces.  They looked fresh, sophisticated and were the perfect touch for a Spring wedding.

The tulips had an avant-garde twist, with tulip leaves wrapping the inside of minimalist vases.  They fit the event perfectly…

Handan shared, “Alex, Terry and I love sushi, we love Mediterranean, Asian, Italian…… food. We simply love good food and most importantly, we love seeing everyone enjoying good food, wine and champagne. We purposely wanted various food stations vs serving a plated meal. We wanted everyone to pick and choose what they wanted to eat and interact. And yes, we wanted to make sure we had PLENTY of food. Running out of food was not an option!”

Food was arranged elegantly at stations with servers in authentic attire to match each.  Here are some photographs from the sushi station:

Guests were able to try a little bit of everything, as if they were taking a trip around the world.  Each plate showed the unique taste of each guest as was perfectly suited to them.  

While most guests chose to eat inside the ballroom there were a few who chose to dine al fresco, the view was incredible…

There were several toasts shared throughout the reception, the first of which was given by Terry.  I captured it from the back of the ballroom as I wanted to show the happy couple surrounded by their joyful friends and family members and the architecture of the Top of the Hay.

Kris, who is my husband and second photographer, caught the same exact moment from close-up showing Handan and Terry’s expressions from a closer perspective.  I really like both images and like how we work so well together as a team!  His slow shutter speed captured the movement of Terry’s hand and gives it a natural look…

It was time for the first dance.  Handan shared, “Terry and I complement each other. He has the ability to calm me down when I am anxious and impatient. We work in the same industry. Some of our work-related discussions and how we challenge each other help us to take risks and try new way of doing things at work. We help each other to get out of our comfort zone. Seeing Terry so happy was very special.”  I think the feeling is mutual 😉

I was using a macro lens for this next photograph.  I wanted to capture the intimate feeling of Handan and Terry’s first dance and the intricate details on her dress.

Several touching speeches were given by wedding guests.  This toast was especially favorable and given by Handan’s boss.  You can see how touched Handan and Terry were here:

While their hearts are in Washington, DC, they also love Virginia State and wanted to acknowledge it in their wedding cake.  The confection was decorated with dogwood bows (Virginia’s state flower) and cardinals (Virginia’s state bird), a custom design by Tiffany Maclsaac of Buttercream Bake Shop DC:

The fondant flowers were so delicate that they actually looked authentic!

The entire event felt light, airy and romantic, guests seemed swept up in it all!

The dance floor opened and everyone was ready for fun!

Handan & Terry took a romantic moment alone on the terrace…

They walked along Sixteenth Street towards Pennsylvania Avenue.

The tulips and cherry blossoms were in full bloom!

As they crossed H street Handan stopped traffic, literally!

One little boy rolled down the window of his mother’s car to tell Handan that she was beautiful!  Much to my surprise she thanked him and kissed his cheek!  I love to capture genuine moments like this, it shows you the sort of person Handan is– openhearted, appreciative and living in the moment.  

They sat on a bench in Lafayette Square taking in a view of the White House and all of the tourists mulling about.  Handan reminisced, “Everything about that day was magical.”

Handan and Terry have a pair of Golden Retrievers at home and mentioned that they would miss them on the wedding day, but as fate would have it, a golden did pass their way.  Handan hugged it and here you can see the dog giving Terry his paw!

They walked back to the hotel, where Handan admired the daffodils…

They headed back up to their suite where there friends were gathered to congratulate them again.  Here you can see them waiving to passers by!

It certainly was an incredible day and I am honored that I had the opportunity to document it and spend it by your side, Handan & Terry!  I hope that these photographs allow you to re-live this day for many happy years to come!  Please share this blog post with family and friends and comment below if you feel so moved ;).

UPDATE: I love getting mail like this!!! Thanks for making my day, guys!!! “Lisa, We are speechless. We knew you are good but you went above and beyond! You exceeded our expectations. These are amazing, your comments are exceptional. You did tell our story perfectly. We just can’t thank you enough. I want everyone to know who you are and we will proudly share these with everyone. You are simply amazing. THANK YOU! Thank you! Thank you! We are officially your number one fans! -Handan”

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