My name is Angela and I'm the artist behind the images of Angela Smith Photography. I'm a wife, mother of two young children, and lover of all things photography.

I am located in Sherwood, Oregon and service the greater Portland Metro area. While I enjoy photographing subjects of all kinds, I have found that my passion lies in capturing life's most treasured moments - the miracle of a newborn, the confidence of a high school senior, a young couple in love, and a bride's tears of joy on her wedding day.

I want to thank you for visiting my blog. Please kick your feet up, grab a cup of coffee, and share my passion with me!

Monday, January 4

Erica & Andy ~ Married!

Genuine. When I think about Erica, it's the first word that comes to my mind. She is a breath of fresh air and she wears her heart on her sleeve. She lives her life with sincerity, integrity and passion. She first met Andy in college twelve years ago. She needed a place to live and he and his buddy needed a roommate. During their years at Oregon State, Andy and Erica fell in love. They graduated, secured jobs and made a home on a little piece of land on the outskirts of town. And they lived their lives. This past August, twelve years after meeting, they exchanged their vows in front of their closest friends and family. I was honored to be there not only as their photographer, but as their friend.

Erica and I also met in college and we quickly became friends. Unfortunately, after I graduated, Erica and I lost touch, although I thought of her often. I never thought I'd see her again until Justin and Lena walked into my studio to have their newborn son photographed. I immediately recognized Justin as Andy's buddy - the one he was living with when Erica moved in. But I was too scared that I was wrong about who he was, so I didn't say anything. Until two years later, when they returned with their newborn daughter. I couldn't help myself and I asked them if they knew her. As fate would have it, they are the best of friends and Erica is the Godmother to both of their children. They told me that she and Andy were planning their wedding and I asked them to please let her know that I would love to reconnect with her. I didn't hear anything for several months until I received a wedding inquiry from Erica. It has been such a blessing to have my friend back in my life. She is still sincere. Still passionate. And more genuine than ever.

Best wishes and all my love to my dear friend!

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7 comments:

rian said...

these are wonderful captures you have here.. excellent work! :)

Adrian Park said...

Thank you for your recent comment on my photoblog Angela - much appreciated.

Looking through your images, you have some wonderful shots of subjects I choose not to tackle! I've done a couple of weddings for friends and have shot their kids. I have the greatest admiration for people who shoot weddings and kids professionally!

All the best for 2010.

James said...

My favorite shot of the lot is the one with the mirror. The DOF with the foreground and background out of focus is a wonderful touch. Nicely done!

aiGi.boGa said...

Gran reportaje, muy puras las imagenes¡¡

Charles Dastodd said...

these are some really gorgeous photos, angela. so wonderfully captured! you have some amazing talent

blog said...

No pains, no gains..........................

雪糕 said...

以簡單的行為愉悅他人的心靈,勝過千人低頭禱告........................................