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Five Beautiful Rockettes!

Posted in Photography by Bridget Casas on June 20, 2009

I showed you the bride and groom, a few of the guests, the 5 crazy men, so I thought it only fair to give the ladies the spotlight! We had a lot of fun shooting these photos, as you can tell by the smiles on their faces! Like the guys, they had fun hamming it up in front of the camera. I think it was a good way for everyone to relax and get ready for a long night of partying!

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The last of the wedding photos…

We had some very strange weather today! We woke up to dark cloudy skys and then rain. When the sun came out later, it became very humid and miserable. I went up to Bella Terra to get my friend Annette a birthday present. There were so many people there and the parking is so lousy! I would have been better off walking up there! I hope she likes what I got her. I will find out tonight!

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A Great Couple to Know

Posted in Family, Photography by Bridget Casas on June 17, 2009

This is another of my nephews, Greg, with his wife of almost two years, Sarah. Aren’t they a very sweet couple? Greg is my brother Frankie’s eldest son who works at the shop with him. Greg is quite the mechanic and race car driver. He does the website for Frank Monise Motors and also plans all of the marketing. He is also very active in VARA. He is making a real change in the business and his marketing ideas are working out real well. Sarah is a phlebotomist.

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A photo from the wedding two weeks ago…

It was an absolutely gorgeous day today! However, I was determined to finish the wedding photos  so I was unable to take advantage of it. Halleluah, I finished all of the photos! I just need to put them on a disc for Ryan and Sophia (the bride and groom) and them download them on a website so everyone can see them. I have emailed them several PDF’s of the photos. I am very happy with the results and I hope everyone involved is also. I feel very confident that they will like them all. I hope Greg and Sarah like this photo. I will send them a link.

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A Very Beautiful Senior

Posted in Family, Photography by Bridget Casas on June 7, 2009

Well I am very proud of this photo and the way it turned out. This is a wonderful woman named Ann, who flew from Florida to go to her great grandson’s wedding.  Can you believe she is 94 years old? She has been anxiously awaiting the birth of her first great-great grandchild in November. Sadly, though, it doesn’t appear that she will survive until then. When she got back to Florida last week she had to have emergency surgery for a blockage in her stomach. She has been in a coma ever since and is now under hospice care. It is very sad. She was so wonderful and lively at the wedding. I have written about her before.

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Isn’t she beautiful…?

This photo reminds me of my mother who died 1-1/2 years ago. She was ten years younger than Ann here, but the hair looks just like my mom’s! the glasses too. Anyway, it was a beautiful day today – nice and crisp and breezy. We are going to try to take the dogs to the dog beach this week – maybe Tuesday. Of course I will take my camera with me! I worked a lot on the wedding photos today, aside from this one. I am getting there, it just takes a lot of time to give individual attention to almost 500 photos!

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A Great Looking Couple!

Posted in Family, Personal, Photography by Bridget Casas on June 5, 2009

I was going through the 1,200 photos from the wedding of almost two weeks ago, and came across this photo of my nephew Geoff with his girlfriend Randi. You have seen him before in his MG Midget racing around the tracks at Fontana Speedway. Both of them were in the video I posted from the VARA races. Aren’t they a sweet looking couple? They are both so cute! Randi is a grammar school teacher and her students are very lucky to have her! Hopefully she will not become a victim of our “Terminator” Governor’s budget cuts!

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Randi Clark and Geoff Monise…

I have some great pictures of them at Blue Skeye Ranch riding the horses. Geoff had never been on a horse before and he was a great sport! My brother Frankie has two great sons – he is very lucky! Geoff and Randi have been together for several years and Willie had the audacity to ask them when they are getting married. They replied in two years. Well, hopefully that will happen and there will be another new member of our family, even though she already feels like  a member of the family. I guess that is enough family stuff for a Friday! Have a good week-end and please come back tomorrow!

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Good Friends Jumping For Joy!

Posted in Photography by Bridget Casas on May 31, 2009

These friends of Ryan’s (the groom in the center) were all so wonderful! They are all so theatrical and willing to do anything. Ryan was very active in the drama department in high school and was always in the school plays. He is very talented and we always enjoyed going to the programs. Now he is ready to graduate from college and will be doing something with audio in the movie industry. I hope I have that right! He will be a father in November, so this has been the year of changes for him! He is a great young man and he has chosen really good friends.

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Ryan’s closest friends having a lot of fun together…

I had fun playing around with textures, watercolor and a couple of extra backgrounds in Photoshop. This is not something I normally do, but what the heck, it was fun! I have a good photo of the bride and her attendings being Rockettes – maybe at a later time I can play with that one too. Everyone was a good sport and we had a lot of fun doing these fun photos after all of the “formal” ones. Everyone was ready to go in to the reception and have a rockin’ good time!

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Here is the “After” Photograph

Posted in Family, Personal, Photography by Bridget Casas on May 24, 2009

It was such a fun time at the wedding today! Make sure you see yesterday’s photo so you can see both the before and after photos. It was a wonderful day today. We ended up taking over 1,100 photos, from the bride getting ready to the last dance at the reception. I was so happy with the photos, but more importantly, the bride and groom were very happy. I will do a slide show and share it with you soon. It will take me a while to go through them all!

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 This group cleans up real good…!

I will do a little more work on this image for the bride and groom. I was a little rushed to get it to you but I wanted to share it with you. The weather was beautiful today! Everything went very smoothly and by all the dancing and toasts that were going on at the reception, everyone had a really great time! The dogs were very happy to see us come home. It was a very long day for them. Well, I have another busy day tomorrow but I will definitely find some time to rest!

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Here is the “Before” Photograph

Posted in Family, Personal, Photography by Bridget Casas on May 23, 2009

I was at the rehearsal today for my nephew’s wedding tomorrow (he is in the green T-shirt in the middle) and took this photograph of the wedding party. I thought it would be fun to take another one tomorrow of all of them in the same positions but in their fancy tuxes and pretty dresses. We did another one on a bench that will be good as a before and after also. Everyone liked the idea so I hope they are happy with the results.

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The great looking bridal party, getting ready for the big day…

It is a pretty gazebo and we will get some nice photos tomorrow. After the rehearsal, we all went over to my brother’s house, the groom’s father, for a barbeque. It was nice. My sister-in-law’s mother came from Florida, and also her grandmother who is 94 years old. Everyone we met today was very nice. It was a fun afternoon and I am sure the wedding will be beautiful! Look for the “after” photograph tomorrow! I will post it sometime, I just don’t know when we will be home. It will be a long day, for us and for the doggies. I am sure all of these people will look a lot different tomorrow! Until then…

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