Freyday in Monterey!

Monterey Bay Aquarium Last Sunday after the Carmel wedding, I got the chance to go to the Monterey Bay Aquarium with the hubby and my cousin and his fabulous family! ¬† I’d always heard great things about this aquarium and couldn’t wait to see “ISHIES” and penguins and jelly fish and flamingos and sharks and eels and manta rays…and the worlds ugliest fish ūüôā ¬†We had a fun time strolling around with Cerys, bumping into strangers (man it was packed!), and looking through all the exhibits. ¬†I even touched a star fish. I know, adventurous ūüôā ¬†Hope you all have a wonderful weekend! ¬†Enjoy some cool shots I got with my 24mm and 50mm in the darkest aquarium ever! Ugliest. Fish. Ever. ¬†I was so confused and couldn’t quite figure it out! I think it’s about 4-6 feet across too, huge! NEMO!! I was just as excited as all the little kids peering into this tank…. Dori! It was so fun watching Cerys get all excited about the ishies ūüôā Pengies. ¬†This one is for Megan ūüôā...

Bakersfield Engagement- Mallory & Joel

About a month ago, I had the opportunity to meet Mallory to discuss her upcoming wedding and we learned as soon as I opened the door that we both have Westie’s (Yea!!)…but as the conversation turned to the man she was going to marry we realized we had more in common beyond having the cutest dogs ever. ¬†Joel has just recently graduated from West Point Military Academy and as a past Naval Academy girlfriend/fiancee myself, I know the range of feelings she’s going through now as he heads to his first assignment and they’re both getting ready to live the military life! ¬†Thank you Joel, and to all the men and women out there signing up to protect our country and to the wives who love you and are there by your side through all of the moving and in-decisiveness that comes with the future that lies ahead! ¬†I couldn’t wait to chat with her about questions that may have and share with her how my life has been impacted (all good, right!) by the military and deployments. ¬†It’s an interesting thing loving a man in the military – it’s an adventurous life that’s for sure that takes you places you never thought you would live! ¬†(Hello Bakersfield!!!). ¬†So when I found out Joel would be home for a few weeks for leave we got their engagement session on the calendar and figured we’d shoot both with an urban backdrop and hit the fields for some great evening light. ¬†These two were so sweet (and I also believe they’ve had a previous life as catalogue models!) and I loved...

Jason + Megan – New Braunfels Boulder Springs Wedding Part 2

They’re back from Jamaica, enjoying the last few weeks of summer vacation for teachers, setting up house from all their wedding gifts, taking it all in with their new rose vase, and making sure their puppy Kylie is taken care of while she under-goes some health issues. ¬†The newlyweds, Jason and Megan are already settled in, and I’m excited to show them their sneak peek #2 from their wonderful wedding day. ¬† We all had such a wonderful time celebrating these two and getting to know all of the new family members…so bare with me I’ve included quite a few photos since this one was near and dear to my heart. ¬†Another special thank you to Jennifer Williams for helping me photograph this wedding so that I could stand up with my new sister-in-law as she said I do! ¬†Any photos without my logo on them are credited to her ūüôā ¬† (If you missed part 1, click here: Jason and Megan) Enjoy and have a wonderful day!! Mr. and Mrs. Lester!!!! Family Photos: I had to include this one of Westie-poo and Jason….typical photo of West, we’re so proud ūüėČ Love you boys! Credit for this one goes to my new 2nd/3rd shooter, husband extraordinare Eric Frey:   Reception Time! Such a perfect cake topper for Coach Lester and his new bride ūüėČ CONGRATULATIONS JASON AND MEGAN!!! VENDORS: Location:¬†Boulder Springs Event Center – New Braunfels Photography: ¬†Jessica Frey Photography & Jennifer Williams Photography Videography: ¬†Trail Leg Media Catering:¬†Jimmy Lyn’s Catering — the most AMAZING brisket I’ve EVER tasted! Wedding Gown & Bridesmaid Dresses: ¬†Alfred Angelo Flowers:¬†Petals To Go...

Freyday Travels – San Francisco/DC/Annapolis

I love that I get to travel often: for work…to visit family…and getting to combine those two things with seeing old friends in one of the many places the military has sent them is even better! ¬†Last week was no exception. ¬†I realized in the span of 7 days I had been in Austin, Bakersfield, San Francisco, Washington DC, and Annapolis, MD. ¬†No wonder I’m exhausted! ¬†It was wonderful seeing family and friends, catching up with some I hadn’t seen in 3 years and going back to the East Coast! ¬†Probably the best part of all that (besides being home with my brother, having a home cooked meal and getting my momma hugs) was I literally got to see all of my best girl friends in one week! ¬† Katelyn, Aubree, Maureen, Penny, Andria, Sarah…just missing a few, but how fantastic to get to see you girls! I hope you all have a wonderful weekend! ¬†Here are just a few shots I got…not too much time for touristy stuff, plus after living there for 2 years, been there, done that! Dressed up in DC with my family! Jason’s pretend Secret Service look ūüôā KC – my original Westie!   Chesapeake Bay – Annapolis, Maryland Loved this…a Marine Corps/Navy home just outside the Naval Academy gates ūüôā I grabbed a shot of Dahlgren Hall….that dance floor is where I met Eric over 9 years ago! The Naval Academy Chapel The beautiful Magee Family…first comes their wedding here, and now baby! ¬†Congratulations you guys! Andria and sweet Miss A. ¬†So glad I got to see them a grab a few photos!...

Boulder Springs – Texas Wedding – Megan & Jason

July 3rd has come and gone….what a wonderful weekend it was! ¬†I am so thankful that my new sister-in-law asked me to be her wedding photographer along with standing up with her at the alter as she says I do! ¬†Being able to be a part of my brother’s special day as a bridesmaid and have the opportunity to capture special moments for them has been so nice…exhausting, but wonderful! ¬†Jason & Megan were married in Texas and had such a sweet and beautiful country wedding. ¬†Megan’s attention to detail was evident over the Boulder Springs event center as I watched it transform into their unique wedding day full of photos, memories and their saying “Forever and Ever”. ¬†Jason and Megan, I’ve loved watching you two grow together and the love I see in your eyes makes me so happy! ¬†After crying during your ceremony and having the happy realization that Jason is a grown man now taking on a wife and ready to start a family, I know that you will have a long and happy life together – you two were meant for each other and I love knowing my baby brother will be cared for and that he’s brought an amazing woman into the Lester family! ¬†Love you two…here is you first sneak peek at your special day!     Here are just a few out-takes I wanted to share/behind the scenes! My little fur-neice, Kylie! ¬†We love our Westie’s in my family…doesn’t she look just like Kayla!?! This is the ultimate of pulling double-duty! ¬†Jennifer helping curl my hair before the ceremony while I’m taking...
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