Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Balance - Carolyn + Anthony

His eyes actually twinkled when he talked about the elaborate ideas he has for their wedding day.
Carolyn rolls her eyes and fakes being uninterested, while throwing her head back in laughter
like she does often when he talks.

You can't help but be amused by his enthusiasm.
Or by their 'he said, she said' hysterical way of debating.  
While he would prefer their day to be over the top - she prefers it to be sophisticated and elegant.

Like a teeter totter that can't make up it's mind, the balance shifts left to right.
It finally finds a steady rhythm and then comfortably rests in the middle:
among compromise.

Their like yin and yang - the best of both worlds.
Their individuality is not lost being together, but complimented. Beautifully.
Together they're balanced.


No matter how we look at life - it's always a balancing act.
We all have too many pots on the stove and too many balls in the air.
It's hard to prioritize when everything and everyone seems to need our attention.
Life is about compromise though, and never is it more apparent then when melting two lives together.

The biggest hurdle we as couples all face is finding balance.
Sometimes it feels as if we will never get there.
That the climb is too high to ever feel satisfied with where we are.
Maybe it's not about getting to where we want to go, but being happy with where we are.
Maybe that's balance?! 
Do we like the direction we are going in and who we are going with?

We have all heard time and time again: it's about the journey, not the destination.
The 'ride' - whether it's down your road or someone elses - 
is best when enjoying the company and the view...not thinking about how to get there.
Decisions are better when met in the middle.
By doing that, we are not choosing who's 'road' may be best,
  but rather paving a new one and in turn creating our very own 'memory lane'.

Life is meant to go off course.
Sometimes we will get our way, sometimes we won't.
Sometimes the road less traveled is the one you never knew you
wanted until someone else brought you down it.  
One way is not better than the other. Maybe it's all in the way we look at it.

Compromise = balance. 
Playing it 'fifty-fifty' or going in 'half and half'...makes any marriage a 'win-win'.


We pretended we lived here.

I about died when they told me they got a permit for this location.

Anthony has a way of making people laugh, especially Carolyn.
And Carolyn has a way of laughing with all heart.

And just in case you wanted to see it in color...

I spy...

So there is a rule in photography not to shoot into the sun.
But all rules are made to be broken, eh?
I'm diggin' the square crop on this too.

Some black and white shots for flavor...

'Leaves' me with a smile... ; )

Brings on a whole other meaning to 'falling head over heels' ; )
(inside joke...well kinda ; )

Couples that play together...stay together...

I can't help but grin a big goofy smile when I
see this picture. It makes me happy.

I love the paradox of the pastel and jewel tone colors below.

One last one...for the road.

Thank you Anthony and Carolyn for making me laugh, and 
for your extreme thoughtfulness and generosity.
Thank you for investing in such a cool location and having the patience with me 
when I acted like a kid in a candy store at the sight of our surroundings.
And last but not least, thank you for being so enthusiastic about working together.
It's beyond thrilling for me to work with couples like you who enjoy the whole experience.
Because we are not just taking a picture, we are enjoying a soon to be memory.
I love that you get that.
I'm super excited for your happy day next August!


A special thank you to Jill and Cam for sending Carolyn and Anthony my way!


Before you go, leave your thoughts below. 
20 comments = complimentary gift for the couple 


Jill B said...

GORGEOUS Stacey, once again! I loved them all! And you most perfectly coined Carolyn's eye roll! ;) Love you guys! Can't wait for August!! :)

Anonymous said...

Beautiful! Great Job!

Chrissy said...
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Chrissy said...

SO BEAUTIFUL! Love, love, love. You've captured these two perfectly!
PS - A lil birdie told me that Anthony may or may not have fallen out of a tree while you were taking pics.. is there a way I can get a special copy of that photo?


Jenny said...

The pictures are beautiful I love seeing my big sister so happy and no one keeps her smiling like anthony does . . Love you both so much

Anonymous said...

These pictures are adorable... beautifully done- captures them perfectly

Anonymous said...

LOVE all of these! The pictures are beautiful!

Jamie Hall said...

These pictures came out great Stacey! Love them all <3

Julie said...

Beautiful do an amazing job because you made Anthony look good haha just joking Anthony... I ill have to get your information from Anthony for my wedding in 2013...oh and I would love to get a copy of the one where he fell out of the tree too...I have a feeling that one will be your biggest seller lol...

Anonymous said...

the pictures are absolutely beautiful

Anonymous said...

Great pictures who is that handsome stunt double for ant? Jk you both look amazing and happy. Can't wait for the wedding! Posted by Brian M

Fortune said...

loved the pictures. They were wonderful and you both look so happy. I love that you believe a marriage should be 50/50. That is the way to look at marriage. May you always be as happy as you are in these pictures. Love you, Aunt Fortune, Uncle Bob and Grandma

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful couple. You pinned them perfectly. Their aura is magnificent, and it is obvious that their love for each other is far exceeds the "ordinary love". The photos, the writing, it all caught them doing what they do best, being together.

Kate Meyer said...

Ahhh I recognize that place! So jealous and what a great couple to work with. Great job, Stacey...per the usual!

Gabrielle said...

These pictures came out awesome! I absolutely love them. You captured great shots of them, if you knew my brother and future sisterinlaw, they laugh at each other all day long. I couldnt have picked a more perfect person for my brother and you show it perfectly through your photos! And you made Anthony not look so ackward, for that i give you props! HAHA (jk, but not really.. love you )

Anonymous said...

These pictures are awesome! What a great location! Seems like you guys had a great time! Cant wait to see the pictures from the wedding <3

Kelly G. said...

Really pretty pictures- my favorite is the one shooting into the sun! What is the location? It is sooo beautiful! Would love to have seen more pics of the gorgeous ring Ant got her! All the best! xo

Anonymous said...

I love the pictures!!! the site looks beautiful

Show and Tell Photography said...

Thanks everyone for leaving such wonderful words for Anthony and Carolyn...and even me! It was so fabulous of you to take a moment out of your day to have a peek and leave a comment. Hope you'll come back soon after A+C have their big day. Hope to see you all again! : )

Anonymous said...

The pictures are great...even Carolyn looks good! I love both of them. I am thrilled Carolyn is finally out of the house, and that she finally found a winner!! I could not ask for a better son in law, especially plays better jokes than i do...its hard to admit, but its certainly the Truth---Tony L.

Anonymous said...

Thanks Daddy!!! xoxo

Anonymous said...

Hey guys,
Awesome pic's. Thank you for the great recommendation, I will certainly meet with Stacy because of you! Congrat's.