December 12, 2010

Under the Ginko Tree

A preview of today's e-session with Wury & Garrett....

P.S. In case you didn't know, I decided to make a facebook page for Courtlynn Photo and I'm daily posing some of my favorite shots from over the years of couples, friends and family. It'll be fun to see how many of you guys end up there.  Just search for Courtlynn Photo and you should be able to "like" me. At least I hope you do. ;)

December 3, 2010

oh how the glow for you

My last morning in San Diego was spent with Gloria and her beautiful kids. I've always thought this, but just getting to play and pose them convinced me all the more of how GORGEOUS they each are. :) As hugs and kisses were abundant, I couldn't help but remember how much I loved being that age and how much I adored my own stunningly beautiful mom. :)

One day, I hope Caleb & Haeli still see how amazing there own mom is.

November 30, 2010

Chilly November Nights

More acts of random iPhone photography on a night when i was flying solo....

November 21, 2010

One Heartbeat At A Time

 With every, "I know you can do it"
And every tear that you kiss away
So many little things that seem to go unnoticed
They're just like the drops of rain, over time they become a river

And you, you are changing the world
One little heartbeat at a time
Making history with every touch
And every smile

Oh, you, you may not see it now
But I believe that time will tell
How you, you are changing the world
One little heartbeat at a time

November 16, 2010

Isn't It Lovely {Kristin & Steve's wedding}

How can I really describe my wonderfully unique Kristin and Steve? 

I've known since my first days of college....with Kristin being one of my longest roommates ever. And one my closest friends from college.
 I called her many things over the duration of our time together: "co-small group leader", "co-core coordinator", "roommate", "confidant", "chauffuer", "teacher", "encourager", "prayer warrior", "Tree Hugger", etc.

I learned so much from here....  
how to serve out of the quietness of my heart, for the eyes of God, alone.
to pray at all hours of the day, even if it means losing sleep.
the amazement of just giving, and giving, and giving...
tis better to listen than to talk.
It's enough to really invest in just one person...and you'll find that others come along.
You don't have to be someone you're not.
How to have a heart for the people that are often overlooked and passed by.
In Christ, is all sufficiency. He really is strong when we are weak.
Faithfulness and diligence are two good traits to have.

When Steve approached Kristin and they got together it started to make sense. They complimented each other as they grew over the years. I was SO HONORED when she asked me to be one of her bridesmaids. There was no where I would rather be on this day that I always knew would come but never could imagine what it would be like.

Everything I learned about a great updo, I learned from Caroline. 

Caroline's excellent updo!

 Transformation....complete. :) 

Me and my fellow maids. :) 

First picture as a married couple! I had the privilege of corralling them in the brides' room before I did touchups on her hair and makeup. 

K's favorite musical is K's cousins did their own adorable rendition of "So Long Farewell"

Congrats my lovely K! I know you and Steve are perfect for each other. :)
Indeed, isn't it lovely?