Friday, March 20, 2009

Megan & Patrick

I love it when my clients have something specific in mind for their shoot. Megan & Patrick and I planned their engagement session over a month ago and we opted for a downtown shoot on St. Patrick's Day. They both come from very Irish families and will be incorporating some Irish traditions in their wedding day, so it made perfect sense that we would celebrate their engagement on St. Patrick's Day. Who knew it was going to be the warmest day of the year so far without a cloud in the sky? I think it is a sign...or is it luck of the Irish??

Megan & Patrick knew each other in high school, but their story doesn't start until they began dating in college at Marquette University.

He is in to architecture, so we had to include some shots of the skyline.

I love this photo.

I am so excited for their wedding in August. They are such a sweet couple and we had a ball exploring the city.

Just look at how Patrick looks at his fiancee...that is LOVE :)

Too cute!

Hello Sasha Fierce...

This is the real Megan...

I guess I cracked them up ;)

Megan is a Jameson Irish Whiskey aficionado...or "Jame-O" as she calls it. We found this flag on the sidewalk and we were so excited!

Megan & Patrick thank you so much for such a wonderful day. I would not have rather spent my St. Patrick's Day with anyone else. You two are the sweetest and I can't wait for your wedding day!!
P.S. I meant to post this on St. Patty's Day, but was too exhausted from my day downtown. It is scary how true this list below is. Thank you to my Irish buddy Bill O'Brien for passing this along ;)
What It Means to be Irish...

1) You will never play professional basketball.
2) You swear very well.
3) At least one of your cousins is a fireman, cop, bar owner, funeral home owner or holds political office. And you have at least one aunt who is a nun, or uncle who's a priest.
4) You think you sing very well.
5) You have no idea how to make a long story short!
6) There isn't a big difference between you losing your temper or killing someone...
7) Much of your childhood meals were boiled. Instant potatoes were a mortal sin.
8) You have never hit your head on a ceiling.
9) You spent a good portion of your childhood kneeling in prayer (Catholic guilt forever!).
10) You're strangely poetic after a few beers.
11) You are, therefore, poetic a lot.
12) You will be punched for no good reason...a lot.
13) Some punches directed at you are from legacies of past gen erations.
14) Many of your sisters and/or cousins are named Mary, Catherine or Eileen ... and there is at least one member of your family with the full name of Mary Catherine Eileen.
15) Someone in your family is very generous. It is more than likely you.
16) You may not know the words, but that doesn't stop you from singing.
17) You can't wait for the other guy to stop talking before you start talking.
18) You're not nearly as funny as you think you are ... but what you lack in talent, you make up for in frequency.
19) There wasn't a huge difference between your last Wake and your last keg party.
20) You are, or know someone, named Murph.
21) If you don't know Murph then you know Mac. If you don't know Murph or Mac then you know Sully . Then you probably know Sully McMurphy.
22) You are genetically incapable of keeping a secret.
23) You have Irish Alzheimer's... you forget everything but the grudges!
24) 'Irish Stew' is a euphemism for 'boiled leftovers.'
25) All of your losses are alcohol-related ( loss of driver's license, loss of money, loss of job, loss of significant other, loss of teeth from punch...) but it never stops you from drinking.
26) Your skin's ability to tan.... not so much.
27) At this very moment, you have at least two relatives who are not speaking to each other (not fighting, mind you, just not speaking to each other).
28) Childhood remedies for the common cold often included whiskey .
29) There's no leaving a family party without saying goodbye for at least 45 minutes.


  1. Kelly...we absolutely love the pictures!! They look amazing and we cannot thank you enough!! We can't wait to see the rest of them...we had a blast that day with you and know you will make the wedding day easy and just as fun! Thanks again! Slainte!!

  2. Hi Kelly,

    Long time no see! I hope you've been well. I think I went to Fremd High School with Megan and Patrick...did they say where they heard about you? Small world...ttyl