When Jolene inquired about doing a 5 Year Wedding Anniversary shoot with me, I thought to myself “good for you!”. I love it when couples who are married or have been together for a long time make a point to make their relationship special. So often I think we married folk can get lazy and take each other for granted..present company included :-) Doug and I will sometimes fall into this pattern unknowingly and when we do, we take steps to get out of the pattern immediately.

During the shoot, Jolene, Gerric and I bonded over reaching the 5 year mark and their anniversary trip to Paris & Italy that they will be going on in October! Which reminds me, I still need to blog pics from my trip…lol! Of course I told them I would send them an email on the most important things to do in Paris & Italy..such as where to get great ice cream, pizza, and gelato. Did I mention that I love food? Jolene & Gerric do too so we very important stuff in common!

I want to publicly thank Jolene & Gerric for being such troopers during their shoot..it was super HOT and they had to hike through weeds and dead grass but I promised them it would be worth it..hopefully they agree! Happy 5 Years to the both of you and wishing you 100 more!

Here are my favorites…enjoy!

Jolene has this natural “come hither” look :-)

As hot as it was, the day was still beautiful!

Love this one!

My favorite! The lighting, setting, & everything else is just gorgeous!

Five balloons for five years :-)

My second favorite..it’s so simple but I love it!

p.s. if you didn’t already know, I will be debuting my brand new blog & website very very soon! Stay tuned you guys!

Michael: Love your work. Really like all of these especially the last few with the magical lighting :) October 6, 2010 5:55 am

Marissa Rodriguez: These are gorgeous! I remember it was on your blog when I first heard about doing ´anniversary shoots´ and I loved the idea! Being married four years I think its SUPER important as well! We just had anniversary portraits taken a few weeks ago and you are definitely one of the photographers on my list for more anniversaries to come :) September 29, 2010 12:53 pm

Emma: All I can say is BEAUTIFUL!!!!  Love you guys:) September 29, 2010 11:32 am

tammi: omg how fabulous is her bird cage veil??? i am loving the "5" detail and the red velvet cupcake used as a prop September 29, 2010 10:54 am

Amy: Wow, every single picture is amazing!! Love, love, love this shoot. September 29, 2010 10:54 am

Erika: I LOVE this shoot.. what a "hot couple" !!!! of course i have to say it because Jolene is my sister! LOL no.. seriously, I LOVE your work Trista!! September 29, 2010 9:36 am

Art: Amazing pics.  The location seems to capture the moment.  You guys look great.. Awesome photographer.. September 29, 2010 8:35 am

Katie W: I can´t get over how beautiful and amazing these are!  I hope Jolene and Gerric love them half as much as I do. September 29, 2010 8:21 am

Jolene: I can´t even put into words how much I will always love and cherish these photos. Thank you SO much Trista. You have given us a gift that is priceless and for that, I am forever grateful. I ADORE these...I can´t wait to see the rest! September 29, 2010 8:03 am

Amber Karson Events: Gorgeous pictures!  I love anniversary shoots! September 29, 2010 5:03 am

Brianna Dowdy: Love the pics! I cannot wait to see your new site/blog. September 29, 2010 1:48 am

kristin @ the treasured petal: such a fun, stylish couple.  i guess the 5 year shoot is becoming quite popular- that means I have 2 years to prepare for mine. September 28, 2010 8:42 am

My Kryptonite..

September.20.2010 | My Life

It had occurred to me the other day that is has been FOREVER since I last posted an update on my beautiful baby girl Spunki Brewster. To put it mildly, she is the light of our lives and brings us so much joy! Don’t get me wrong, our little guy Mochi brings us lots of joy too..just a more subdued and understated joy (he sleeps about 22 hours a day..no joke). Spunki on the other hand is a bountiful ball of energy..constantly showering us with kisses upon kisses and always wanting us to play with her. When I need a break from work, I sweep her in my arms and just stare into her human-like eyes. She can do no wrong in my book..and trust me..she does plenty of wrong..but honestly, she could become an axe murderer tomorrow and I would still say “but look at those eyes!”. What can I say..she is my Kryptonite :-)

LOL..Spunki has “special” hair..either we can’t see her eyes or can’t see her nose. We rarely get to see both at the same time. We’ve thought about trimming her “mohawk” nose hair but we love it..because it’s just so her.

This past weekend our community had a “Mutt Mingle” and the coolest part was the caricature artist! I’m still amazed how she was able to capture the essence of our little ones in less than 2 minutes!

Every time I look at these it makes me laugh! You can see the distinct difference in personalities these two have just by looking at them!

kristin @ the treasured petal: awww, doggies are the best.  super cute cartoon pics! September 28, 2010 8:43 am

Liz: Love that hair and those caricature images are so good.  Who did them? September 20, 2010 10:30 am