Knaus Apple Ranch in Tehachapi, California

This week my friend Beth told me about her and her family going to the Knaus Apple Ranch to pick apples and then to The Apple Shed for lunch. She said they do it every year and it’s become one of their family traditions so the wheels started turning and I thought what a great idea!

Instead of asking my husband if he wanted to go I just emailed him and told him we were going. Below is our conversation about going.

Me: “We are going apple picking tomorrow in Tehachapi.”

Eric: “Huh? With who?”

Me: “Just us. Beth told me about a farm they went to and I want to go. Then they went to the Apply Shed for lunch and I want to do that too.”

Eric: “Okay, but I fully expect you to make a pie out of the apples.”

Me: “I knew that was coming.”

So while I didn’t exactly make Apple Pie, I did make apple cake and it took him a whole 2 seconds to inhale a piece of it. 2009-10-04 at 09-31-57

Our pretty apples lined up and ready for the chopping block. 🙂

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Us skillfully taking our self portrait.

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Me enjoying the day 🙂

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Eric loves to pick apples. Can’t you tell?

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Smithfield, Virginia Wedding Photography: Lily & Jared

After leading her new love on a scavenger hunt to claim his prize he was surprised to find a beautiful woman waiting for him at the end, Lily. She loved him and wanted to let him know that she was ready for a serious relationship. It was such a cute idea and I know Jared was stoked about his prize! A few months later they were engaged!

The wedding day was absolutely beautiful! The flowers arrived from Simply Connie and the girls enjoyed the afternoon getting ready with the ladies from Beyond Beauty as the ceremony quickly approached. Today was the day that Lily and Jared would enter into their life together as husband and wife. Today was the day they would say their vows to one another and before their almighty God. Lily was smiling ear to ear as she started down the isle to meet her groom. It was evident on their faces that the moment they had both been waiting for was finally here.

The dinner reception was held at the beautiful Smithfield Center. Lily and Jared enjoyed mingling and having a good time throughout the evening and then off they went for their Honey Moon in Jamaica.

Lily and Jared we are so excited and happy for you guys!

I think this might be my fav from the wedding. They were naturals at this dipping business. I absolutely love their facial expressions here.

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Makin’ some adjustments. Love this in black and white.

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This one was taken by the ever so talented Eric Hayes. Love the light in this photo.

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The boys rough housing. What they do best. We did a few shots like this and the higher Jared went the funnier it was.

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Senior Pictures in Lancaster, CA

A few weeks ago I was able to take pictures for a lovely 2009 Senior in Lancaster, California. Right off the bat I knew this girl would be fun to photograph because she wouldn’t stop smiling. It was probably all because she really didn’t want to hear any of my cheesy jokes. I had the privilege of shooting her sisters wedding several weeks earlier and I was delighted when I got the email asking if I could shoot her Senior Pictures. We had a great time and she even brought her new puppy along!  Good luck on your first year of college Brittany!

The ever so awesome RED shoes.

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Love the look on her face in this one as she’s kinda laughing but trying not to laugh too much for the picture.

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Can’t forget the cute puppy! He loved chewing his water bottle while he wasn’t modeling 🙂

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Dickerson/Harvey Wedding in Lancaster, CA

A few months ago I shot a wedding in Lancaster, California of a young military couple. As I walked around the building and observed everyone doing their part in preparing for the wedding it was so fun to listen to the giddy girls as they moved plants around the auditorium at the last minute. The cake was in place, the flowers had arrived and now time for the dress to be put on. As mother tickled and poked to make her daughter laugh the beautiful dress was now on looking good! The couple saw one another for the first time in the auditorium before the ceremony and what a sweet moment it was. She walked down the isle eying her man in his dress blues then stepped up on the platform and told him to turn around. All he could do grin ear to ear. What a beautiful couple and a beautiful day it was for their wedding!

Got to hand it to this big brother even though I think this hug only lasted a whopping 2 seconds. 🙂 2009-05-09 at 12-06-49

The happy couple being oh so cute! 2009-05-09 at 12-15-24

The moment just before the kiss, one of my favs! 2009-05-09 at 12-25-33

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The beautiful bride and her flowers from Fashion Flowers in Lancaster, CA. I always enjoy working with Linda at Fashion Flowers. She does a beautiful job! 2009-05-09 at 14-05-15

And they’re off!  Congrats to the new Mr. and Mrs. Harvey!! 2009-05-09 at 14-07-19

My First Post!

Well here goes my first blog post!  I am so very excited to have a blog that I am not quite sure what to say. Over the past couple years my husband and I have started shooting professionally and in May of this year was our first official launching point. My husband is currently re-designing my website which will launch my new brand and business name. I am looking forward to connecting with Brides, Photographers and whoever else through my blog. So stay tuned for some hopefully interesting and lovely posts!

Megan Hayes
Megan Hayes