Saturday, February 28, 2009

Austin scores!!!!!

Today was Austin's first soccer game! I was so excited to see how he would do! It is hilarious to watch them all play- they really do not understand the purpose of the game yet... but hopefully by the end of the season they will all be on the same page!

David is in Belize... so he missed the first game. :( But of course we videoed and took pictures of it all for him to see.

I grew up playing about every sport I could.. I have always been very competitive. It is a whole other world when you are watching your own kids play! I am still a "bit" competitive. Water breaks were a time when I "gently" encouraged him to run a "tad" faster... take the ball from the other kid and SCORE!

I looked at my dad and said "all I want is for him to score!"...... AND HE DID! He took the ball down the whole field and put it right in the goal. I was so excited that I ran down to him screaming to give him a high five. I hope that is what the other parents would of done! :) Otherwise I might be known as the loud one.

Anyways- here are a few of our soccer star and a clip of him scoring at the end! All of these pics are courtesy of my dad! Maybe he is where I get my photography skills from!

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This was Austin talking to his dad in Belize right after he scored his goal! I texted him to tell him he had scored and he called!
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And a couple of Bradyn.....
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Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Leaving On a Jet Plane

Well, I am sitting in the Atlanta airport waiting for my Cancun flight. My IPod is playing "Leaving on a Jet Plane" and the AirTran employees are excited about this historic first flight. I feel fulfilled doing my mission work in Belize. There is just one item missing: that's my baby! Courtney couldn't make this planning trip and I am missing her already.

Courtney and I met years ago in the Florida Keys. We were friends for years until she joined me in Tampa to help with my urban ministry. It only took two months of dating before I knew that she was for me:). After two kids and many adventures, I still want her by my side more than ever. Well, we are boarding so good bye! - David

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Casey & Brittany E-Session!

Brittany & Casey are getting married in gorgeous Seaside, FL! We are so excited to shoot their super chic wedding this May! They wanted to go out and spend some more time shooting.. so of course we said yes! We love this couple and can't wait to see what Brittany is going to look like on her wedding day!

Here are some of our favorites and a custom video that I put together of our shoot! I love the 5D Mark II because it allows me to go from taking pictures to shooting video with just the push of a button! I am really excited to showcase some of the moments we have captured from past weddings and weddings to come!

Enjoy!

Courtney

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Here is the video!!!


Brittany and Casey's Engagement Video from CourtneyCraver on Vimeo.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Austin's First Soccer Practice!

First came Karate. Now comes soccer:) For us, there is nothing like watching our boys grow up. Each day is filled with new adventures. Courtney and I can truly say that we are living for something more than ourselves.

I hope all of our couples and photography friends are enjoying the holidays! It was fun playing with our new 5d Mark II. This was the first time that I was able to shoot past sunset. Most of these pictures were captured from a 4000 to 6400 ISO.

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Thursday, February 12, 2009

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO COURTNEY!!!

I am giving my wife a birthday shout out! HAPPY BIRTHDAY COURTNEY! We have known each other since we were 15 and have been married for 7 years now. I can honestly say that each year gets better! It is amazing to be with someone who you can love, work with and share life goals together. - DAVID

Here is our tribute to the Boweevel monument:)





Saturday, February 7, 2009

Juliana & William Sneak Peak!

We got back to the hotel tonight and had to post some of our favorites from the wedding today!

Juliana & William were such a blast to work with! They are adorable together... We can't wait for the newlywed session to get a ton of photos of the two of them.

We are pretty sure they had a wedding crasher! ;) Our friend Christina Wilson came and shot with us today. She was standing by the door and a man walked into the restaurant that Juliana and William had rented out. He asked Christina what was going on and she said a wedding reception. He said it looked really nice and then asked her where the bathroom was. She showed him then continued shooting. A few minutes later she looks up and sees him sitting at one of the tables telling the waiter what he wants to eat and ordering a drink! Neither the bride or groom had ever seen him before!!

On a side note..Juliana did the smartest wedding thing I have ever heard of- She rented her dress! She got to wear an amazing designer dress.. and only had to pay a rental fee! I was so excited when she told me this.. I told her I had to tell all my brides!

Here a few favorites from the wedding... we will post a ton more when we get back home!

This is one of my favorites from the day.. she looks like a rockstar!
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This is her gorgeous dress that she rented!
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I love this shot... the guy behind her had just given her the traditional "pat" with the sword.. only this time it was more like a hard thump! I love how hard William is laughing at her...
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Thanks guys for a great day! Your wedding was so much fun. Have fun on your honeymoon!

~Courtney~