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Saturday, December 15, 2007

...Pre-Wedding Photos...Update #3

Well. My big sister is in the process of having a baby** and since I live thousands of kilometers away, all I can do is wait nervously in this Vast Northern Country and wait. And make this pomegranate ice cream...

So here I am. I live in Canada now, as most of you may know. That's because I got married about two months ago. [Didn't you hear? All the married people are moving to Canada now.] Okay, not really. Actually, I live in Canada because I married a Canadian (otherwise they never would have let me in). And if you are a long-time reader of the Archives of Our Lives, you've probably already read updates #1 and #2. This is what I like to call Update #3...

...Part of the décor at our wedding reception called for photos of Kyle and me in our wedding garb. We needed them to be printed before the actual wedding day, obviously, so we had my friend--and amazing photographer--Jenny Biggs take them for us a few days before the wedding. It was a huge favor to us, because she actually prefers to photograph newborns, children, and families. So don't go bugging her to take your wedding pictures, because she might say "no."

Here are some of our favourites (she took tons, and they all turned out so well that it's hard to choose only a few. You'll just have to look at a whole bunch. If that irritates you, stop reading my blog...) :

I am obsessed with this photo because it reminds me of picture in a magazine. Advertising cologne or deodorant or maybe even asphalt...

These next few were some of the first we took:

All of our together days, Kyle has had a terrible phobia of public displays of anything remotely resembling affection, and so it was really quite awkward for us to be kissing in front of Jenny and Adell. This photo was what it looked like the first few times we tried. Embracing the double chins, because, of course, double chins are so jolly...

We got over it though...

Don't I look so cozy snuggled into Kyle? I was. Cozy, that is:

Jenny really liked this photo...

Another one that could have been in a magazine...

Remember always to embrace those double chins. They are so cheerful!

Thank you, Jami Parker Pitts, for letting me blatantly copy your wedding photo poses. I'm sure she had some that looked just like this, only with her face...

We didn't get tons done in black and white, but I the ones we did choose turned out so classy... {I thought...}

...and something about this photo reminds me of the painting American Gothic by Grant Wood. {You know the one...that famous pose of the farmer holding a pitchfork with the younger lady right next to him...}

Last and least, the flowers. (From the time we took these photos to the day of our actual wedding, my bouquet actually changed quite a lot. Thanks to everyone who helped!)

So there you have it. We're all married. Next update will be the actual wedding day.

**Since starting this post earlier this morning, my sister has had her baby!!! He was a few weeks early, but he came out rarin' to go. They are calling him Preston (fill in the blank) Atwood {still waiting on a middle name}, and he weighed somewhere around six pounds. [I never understood what the big deal was with the ounces...why does it matter so much? He weighed six or seven pounds, give or take a few ounces, and that's all we really need to know.] I hear he's got a bit of a cone head (and who wouldn't, after squeezing through such a tiny little opening), but is nevertheless rather dashing. I can't pass any judgments for myself, of course, because nobody in my family knows how to email photos. If I were there, I would email his little face to me...but then, if I were there, I wouldn't need to see photos of him. I'd get a good long look in the flesh. As it is, I won't get to meet the little buddy for about a month. Sad, but that's the way it goes.

WELCOME TO THE WORLD ANYWAY, "PRES!!" I already love you and can't wait to teach you French!

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Blogger The Verenski's said...

Those wedding pictures are adorable. You look gorgeous!!! About Preston James and I are probley going to go and see him today I can take a picture and email it to you. You have the same email right? I will probley post it on my blog for you to. Cant wait until you come out. We love you!!!

December 16, 2007 at 7:17 AM  
Blogger Camille said...

Oh, Joleen, that would be WONDERFUL!!! Yes, my email address is the same. I will post his photo on my blog, too. Thank you so much!

December 16, 2007 at 7:22 AM  
Blogger RPH said...

camille, you are beautiful! thanks for posting so many pictures. jeni is so talented. i hope you have 10 of those pictures hanging in your house! and congrats to you on being an aunt! and to your big sister. i cant wait to see pictures of the little guy!

December 16, 2007 at 8:48 AM  
Blogger Jami said...

Camille, you look way better in your pictures! you can steal my photographers ideas anytime your want...I paid her enough! WOW, I didn't know adell was so close, I am so glad that she is done being pregnate, it is terrible! I can't wait to see this little one, and I hope you get to see him soon! make sure and come and see mme when you go and see your little nephew!

December 16, 2007 at 10:51 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You are BEAUTIFUL!! I love your pictures. I can't wait to see you too!!! Amanda says hi too!!!!!!

December 16, 2007 at 10:10 PM  
Blogger The Verenski's said...

Sorry I didnt go to the hospital to get a picture. I was sick so I didnt want to go by the baby. We are hopefully going to go see him on Saturday,. Have you seen any pictures yet? Sorry you probley hate me. But I will still take pictures on Saturday and post them.

December 17, 2007 at 7:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He is so cute. HE loves his Gmáma. He cuddles up onyour chet like a little bundle. I love him.

December 17, 2007 at 8:13 PM  
Blogger lindsay said...

oh camille, such beautiful wedding pictures!!!and i truly love your looks so blonde and lovely. I am truly jealous.
of that, and of the fact that you are an aunt...what an exciting thing to get to have access to a cute little baby without having it come out of you, and without having to take care of it in the middle of the night...what a wonderful thing!
i wish my sister would have one.

December 17, 2007 at 8:25 PM  
Blogger Lindsey said...

OH!!! What a simply splendid blog! I thorougly enjoyed it. Just as everyone said, you looked absolutely beautiful in your pictures, you were witty in your writing, and the bit about your sister giving birth at the end made me laugh OUT LOUD! Truly a delight!

December 17, 2007 at 11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love the photos! I haven't had time to look at your blog for a while. I was concerned I would be way behind. I'm caught up now so, blog away! Is it freeeeeezing there? I was in Illinois a week ago and it was 14 freezing degrees out. I even had the pleasure of shoveling my Mother's car out of the driveway! ~A

December 18, 2007 at 12:38 PM  
Blogger The Lowry's said...

I just LOVE the photos. Can't wait to see more, maybe when we get together someday soon. Love them, love them.

December 18, 2007 at 10:35 PM  
Blogger Kim said...

camille! I miss and love you, I love all of your photos! They are beautiful!! Hope you are having fun being married!

December 19, 2007 at 8:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


You will understand the importance of ounces when you first birth your own baby. Every little ounce counts when he's coming out of such a small area!!!

December 21, 2007 at 6:44 AM  

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