Jul 30, 2009

It's a blogger blog world.

Amy and Matt are yet in the blogs again... featuring for their famous Krispy Kreme donuts- Brenda's Wedding Blog spotlighted their unique and very deliscous choice. Brenda's site is fabulous and complete- check it out.

Also, Andri from Always Andri Wedding Design from London also has fabulous ideas worth checking out and even featured a photo of Amy and Matt on her blog.

For the Wedding Planners out there: Both these blogs and sites are great to look at for ideas and inspiration for any upcoming event! Happy Planning!

My favoritist (not a word I know) thing about this couple's wedding was the awesome wardrobe that was worn by them and the wedding party. Hopefully you are not sick of these two yet because there is more of their day-before-session to come!!!

Jul 28, 2009

Road Trip!

On our sweet road trip to Oregon we noticed that there was NOTHING but I mean NOTHING but road for miles! So, naturally, we did what any couple would do and decided to take a break. We carefully set my camera on the hood of the car and began to shoot sequences of us dancing and jumping in the deserted road. So, this photo led to another photo…

then another…

then another…

and then 50 shots later we got this lovely shot!

I think we only got one good photo of us BOTH up in the air. All in the name of PHOTOGRAPHY.

Jul 21, 2009


I heart Rocknrollbride.com because the weddings that are shown are so...funky...and so...rock n roll... I love it!!! Where were you when I was planning a wedding??? You are the dopesickest wedding site ever and I am so glad you are here for all my brides to get ideas and inspiration!!!

So, I was absolutely honored when Kat asked to use some of my photos of Amy and Matt for her site...so check out Skater Chick post to see my photos!!! I will be posting some of my favorites from this wedding real soon! YAY!

Jul 19, 2009

"Trash the Dress"...your dress says so.

Dear Bride,
It seems you have forgotten all about me. I used to be “the perfect one” and we spent one blissful day together. Now it seems you have forgotten all about me. Shoved in a dark and dingy closet… I live waiting… hoping... for you to take me out and put me on again. Please call Cristi Dame to capture the moments we shared together before I fade away. Schedule a "Trash the Dress" or "Fashion Session" ASAP before I begin to wither away. (sob)
Yours Truly,
Your wedding dress (your long lost friend)

Jul 15, 2009

i love my dog.

Okay- so, this post may seem like I am obsessed with my dog...but I do love dogs in general...and have been visiting my dad in Bogota, Colombia for the past week and was listening to some Cat Stevens as I gazed out the window of a bus at the passing green farmland... Cat Stevens just seemed to fit my mood and this song came on. It made me miss my dog...his name is EL Guapo (the handsome one)
(Photo of El Guapo taken sometime last year while on a walk)

"I Love my Dog" By Cat Stevens
I love my dog as much as I love you
But you may fade, my dog will always come through.

All he asks from me is the food to give him strength
All he ever needs is love and that he knows he'll get


All the pay I need comes shining through his eyes
I dont need no cold water to make me realize that

I love my dog as much as I love you
But you may fade, my dog will always come through.

Na, na, na, na, na, na, nana...

and pretty much repeats the chorus over and over. Gotta love the “Na Na Na" part - What a rad yet random song. Cat Stevens is a genius!

Jul 14, 2009

The three-year-old window.

When working with a three year old…there is always a window…if you blink…it’s over.

This is Chloe…she is a spunky three-year old who loves the camera and I LOVED taking photos of her last November.

We started strong…she posed…trying to put her foot up against the wall (adorable) and was what we say in Spanish- Pura modela (pure model) Note: I am in Colombia right now so my mind is thinking Spanish.

Once the window of time was up...we knew it was time to change it up.

It was uncomfortably cold for the poor little Nena (once again…Spanish on the brain) So, we had to pull out the good old bag of tricks…TICKLE MONSTER.

Play into her “DOGGY GAME”

“Don’t you dare give me a smile”- REVERSE PSYCHOLOGY...

Then through the viewfinder I saw this look. Her face in this last photo is telling me everything… it was time…the window was gone.

Jul 12, 2009

wrinkly feet.

Why are we born with wrinkly feet?

Photos taken one year ago of sweet Gracie and her momma Diana. She was only a few weeks old. Newbies are pretty dang cute...with or without wrinkles!

Jul 5, 2009

Graduated. Freedom.

After three INSANE years…graduation arrived this May. (this is a little late I know) For the last three years, I have been working on my Masters in counseling and hope to incorporate art and photography in therapy to provide an outlet for young people to be able to express themselves. Art/photography seems to capture a feeling that words can not do justice and I love being able to use photography in my work.

So, I am now free... free at last...from homework checklists, vending machine dinners, extra strength deodorant (worn on exam days), and juggling… juggling my insanely busy life. I am a FREE woman!!! So, my new years resolution…(oops-beginning in July) is to clean out my external hardrive and desktop ( both can’t seem to hold another image) and post these “forgotten photos"… and I mean posting often. I want this to be a place you look forward to visiting and escaping through photos and simple thoughts. I love hearing from you so- PALEEESSEEE leave comments!

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Jul 2, 2009


free·dom: n 1. a state in which somebody is able to ACT and LIVE as he or she chooses, without being subject to any, or to any undue, restraints and restrictions 2. the RIGHT to SPEAK or act without restriction, interference, or FEAR 3. the ability to exercise FREE WILL and make CHOICES independently of any external determining force.

Dear USA,
While visiting my little sis in New York...I saw a your flag floating down the street in a sea full of people. So, naturally, I followed it to see where it was going. How beautiful those red, white, and, blue colors floated carelessly through the streets of downtown New York City. A man held tightly to the flag while a group of tourists followed faithfully behind him. It left an impression... watching those people scurry to keep up with their only point of reference...your flag. It remiinded me how grateful I am for our nations freedoms. I promise to not take for granted the opportunities you offer us each and every day. Thank you for letting me live here.
Yours truly,
-cristi dame