Thursday, June 25, 2009

kindra & marty's wedding- reception


big time family crush.

I had no idea way back when during a steamy love escapade in new york city that I would still be connected with the anderson family...and can I just say, SO glad I am.

after photographing a couple weddings and ava's birth serious bonding happened. I love kindra, devon, alicia and family, the jonas brothers, rudy, karen and jaron...the whole lot! quality people.

a few words about kindra's dad, rudy..fell in love. he is down to earth, funny, disarming and personable. he is always smiling and is a great conversationalist. I was poking grant the whole night asking, "can you be like that when you're a dad?" he's totally on board with me. when I casually mentioned the fact that I wish I could be an anderson, he understood.

believe it or not this wedding was not about the anderson family, it was about kindra and marty. AND just for the record the adair family was amazing as well. marty's mom had about 8 arms and was whipping that party up before our very eyes. and how cute was his dad? If I waited long enough I always got a smile.

kindra and marty, it was an honor to celebrate your day with you. kin, now that I know the house "secret" don't be surprised when you come home some day I am chillin on your couch.

love, love, love!

highlights from the day:
-the couple coming out before you guys who had to "stage" their exit about 3 times. ouch!
-your hair net
-marty's "blue steel"
-grant's shoe poses
-perfect light
-best backyard EVER
-the stream
-the trampoline!
-kindra's dress ripping
-ava being adorable
-the jonas brothers
-cinnamon bears
-rolling down the hill
-the small fire that started
-the hunting scrapbook
-a really good looking bride and groom

to order prints from their wedding visit here.


kentandnellie said...

You never fail to do a great job. Love these shots! Seems like a really fun reception. I really need a trampoline.

Devon and Alicia said...

Rachel-I don't know if this is the most appropriate forum to point this out to you, but the pictures with my brothers and Kindy-you accidentally cut our heads off in a few of the photos. I was just thinking that's kind of a novice mistake is all... =)
The pictures look awesome! You did such an incredible job and on behalf of all Andersons, we'd like to invite you to become an honorary member of the family.
You and Grant make a great couple and it was fun getting to know him a bit better. Real cool dude. Ava really had a blast with you both as well. All around it was a pretty fun night.

Jonathan Canlas said...

holy gargonzola. go get this published. NOW!

Adam M said...

Really awesome photos! I particularly love the shot of the lone child on the trampoline at night. Great stuff!

Emily Hatch said...

THAT is a backyard? Wow. How amazing would it be to live there? Anyway, love the pics, as always. I really want to eat one of those cinnamon bears. I really love their dancing pics. So romantic :)

audrey said...

RACHEL, you have such a gift. seriously. and i'm not trying to fill your inbox with too many compliments, but honestly, you always tell such a story with your work. it's art. i really really want you to take our pictures, tell our story, capture our "ness" the way only you can do. love it.

Rudennuff said...

I've been away awhile so I'm just now seeing your blog. Next to the shot of you polishing off an avocado half, I like kindy's wedding shots the best. I will second Devon. You are hereby an honorary Anderson:>)


rachel thurston said...

honorary anderson...I'm speechless. this means so much. can I get some sort of formal document?

it was a beautiful wedding. thanks everyone for the kind words.

Kindy said...

I am so happy with our pictures! Yes, you are indeed an honorary Anderson. We LOVE you!!! Grant, too :).