Best friends are so special! Samantha and Emery have been best friends for as long as they can remember (since 1st grade, I think). We had so much fun commemorating their friendship during a photo shoot during the Thanksgiving break, and learned some fun facts about them both! Samantha’s family is planning a move next summer, but I’m sure these two will find plenty of time for visits. Love you girls!
Let Them Eat Cake – Wedding Cake, That is!
Brides – and grooms – are busy planning spring and summer weddings, so a post on wedding cakes seems appropriate. Plus, wedding cakes bring some color and cheer to these snowy, wintry days.
Wedding cakes come in all sizes, shapes, and colors, not to mention flavors. When photographing summer weddings in Texas, I saw cakes whose top layers shifted, and everyone who noticed said a little prayer! Fortunately, that problem doesn’t seem to be as prevalent in the mountains of Western North Carolina.
To brighten your winter day, enjoy these images of some of my favorite wedding cakes.
And now for a few groom’s cakes!
Yesterday afternoon, parishoner volunteers met at St. Philip’s Episcopal to begin the “hanging of the greens” in preparation for Christmas Eve services. The preparations continued Monday morning with the delivery of the poinsettias. With the greenery, the special music, and the mysteries of the Incarnation, Christmas services will be very moving.
Enjoy the images! Merry Christmas!
I was so excited to photograph Madi and Dustin’s wedding in Dallas on November 23rd. Madi was a beautiful bride, and she and Dustin are such a perfect couple. The ceremony and reception were held at the Filter Building at White Rock Lake, and although it was blustery day, we managed to fit in a few outdoor photos. What a wonderful, unique venue! We enjoyed spending the day with Madi and Dustin and their families. All of the guests enjoyed the day too, as was evident by all of the laughter, dancing, and celebration.
Here are a few “sneak peeks” from Madi and Dustin’s big day! The rest of the images will be available next week, and Madi will have the log-in information.
Last week, I was delighted to participate in a waterfall photography workshop sponsored by Bluewood Gallery in Brevard, and led by photographer Ken Voltz. Transylvania County is home to numerous waterfalls, and Ken selected some of the best for us to photograph. For the adventuresome, some of these locations would make excellent backdrops for senior or engagement portraits! Here are a few images from the workshop. Enjoy!
I was thrilled to photograph Alyssa and Matt’s wedding last weekend at the Grand Bohemian Hotel in Asheville. Although it was a rainy day, Alyssa was radiant, and she and Matt are a wonderful couple. (Ironically, they relocated from North Carolina to Austin, Texas, about the same time that we relocated from Dallas to North Carolina!) We had a fun day, and I was so glad to get to know her parents and their extended families during the day. Alyssa’s sister, Jadyn, was her flower girl, and she always had a smile on her beautiful face. Her love for her big sister was obvious to everyone! The Grand Bohemian was an excellent venue in the heart of Asheville.
I had the pleasure of photographing my first North Carolina wedding last week! The Fields of Blackberry Cove, located near Weaverville, provided a lovely setting for this happy couple. Doug provides an exceptional venue and will exceed the expectations of brides, grooms, and guests. Here are a few of the wedding details, and the cutest ring bearer since my grandson, Judah! Enjoy!
Last week was a busy photographic week! On Thursday, April 25, it was my pleasure to photograph an open house reception at the Broadmoor Medical Lodge in Rockwall. Broadmoor is an upscale rehabilitation center located near Lake Ray Hubbard. Executive Director Eddie Black welcomed guests, including the mayor of Rockwall, to the event. I always enjoy event photography, like the event at the Broadmoor, as it gives me the opportunity to meet and photograph various people, and to learn about new places and services, in our community. A few photos from the event are posted below.
On Saturday, April 27, I was at Chestnut Square in McKinney, Texas to photograph a lovely wedding in the historic chapel. Like event photography, wedding photography gives me the opportunity to capture those happy, special moments shared by the bride and groom and their families and friends. Chestnut Square boasts a chapel and several other buildings, dating from the late 1800s, which are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Here are a few photos that capture some of the details from the wedding.
Featured speakers Thomas Homer-Dixon and Eric Klinenberg explored the topic of resiliency during the “What Makes a Resilient City?” conference sponsored by the Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture. Following a welcoming reception at the home of Gail and Bob Thomas on Thursday evening, the conference convened at Dallas City Hall on Friday morning, April 19th. The conference was well attended by Dallas civic and community leaders, and I was honored to be able to photograph the events. Homer-Dixon, Klinenberg, and the panel members provided varying insights to the questions posed by the Institute.
Copyright 2013 – Kathy King Photography
On April 12, 2013, I was excited to photograph The Dallas Film Society Honors event, presented by the Arthur E. Benjamin Foundation. The Dallas International Film Festival announced its 2013 award winners at the event. Mr. Benjamin dedicated his sponsorship to the memory of his dear friend, Larry Hagman. Val Kilmer presented one of two Dallas Star awards to William Friedkin (director of The Exorcist and The French Connection, among others). The Dallas Film Society presented the second Dallas Star award to Sherry Lansing, the first woman president of a major studio (20th Century Fox, president 1984; Paramount Pictures, CEO, 1992-2005). These are a few photos from the evening’s festivities.
Copyright 2013 – Kathy King Photography