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Last weekend, I had the privilege of second shooting for a local photographer and friend, Jenny Spires. She was shooting a wedding for some dear friends of hers from her church. The wedding, and all its people, was just beautiful. Everything from the colors, to the style and decor, to the HUGE smiles plastered on the bride and groom’s faces just screamed of JOY and CELEBRATION. This was my first time to be a second shooter, and it was a ton of fun. I focussed more on the candids, details… the fun stuff. 🙂 When I am the primary photographer at weddings, I rarely get to shoot as many of these kinds of shots that I would want, so I was kinda giddy about it all. Jenny did a fantastic job! Check out more of her work HERE and HERE! It was fun seeing her interact with so many of the guests and wedding party, as most of them were her friends. You can tell there was a huge amount of respect her friends had for her both as a person and as a photographer. Here are just a “few” of my favorites from the day:









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Clients or Friends?

Or client-friends? 


Susan is definitely just that…. a client-turned-friend. I shot hers and Greg’s wedding in November of 2007 in Baltimore, MD. (If you just can’t resist…. click on the november 2007 archives on the right side of this blog for another look at their fabulous wedding)

Susan and I have kept in contact here and there over the last year or so and I feel so blessed to actually be able to call her friend now, and not just “oh she was my client back in 2007.” 

Today, I got the most amazing gift in the mail. Susan and Greg just spent a couple of weeks in India visiting her family there. She remembered how special India was/is to John and I and she picked us up “just a little something.” This gift is totally off the “thoughtfulness” scale to be sure. I was blown away. The card nearly brought me to tears. What a blessing to have client-friends in this business! Susan, thank you AGAIN for your kind thoughts and encouragement across the miles! 


The outfits are for the girls and I and the colors are just perfect. We love ethnic clothes, food, accessories, jewelry… ok, just about anything ethnic. Especially Asian and Indian. 🙂


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Speaking of business, check out Susan’s photography business HERE. She has such an amazing artistic and creative gift, which is seen so clearly through her photography. If you are ever in the Chicago area and are looking for a photographer, call this girl up!!! 

Go say hey to her and enjoy some beautiful photography: 


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Lauren… WOW.

Not much else to say. Well, maybe a little. I got to meet the Rathbun family right before heading home to Phoenix this week. Lauren needed some senior pictures and the family decided to add on a family shoot as well. It was a blast. What a fantastic, easy going, up for anything threesome. THANK YOU so much, Rathbun family, for allowing me to provide you with these special and momentous images! I hope you love them as much as I do (and trust me, I am deeply in love with them)! Lauren, anyone can see you are absolutely stunningly gorgeous…. but its pretty obvious to me that is starts in the inside. Blessings to you as you finish up this season in your life!


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Ok, I said she was gorgeous, but come on…. isn’t there a much better adjective to describe this level of beauty??!!

Click on the following photo to see Lauren’s slideshow


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Email Issues

I am so sorry if I haven’t replied to your emails as of late. I thought I had figured out how to forward my chelseahudson.com emails to another address while I was out of town. But alas, they stopped forwarding to me for some reason. SO, if you need to get a hold of me, please email me at cmhudson33 (at) yahoo.com. I will be out of town until December 8.

Hope you all had a lovely holiday time with family last week. We sure did here in Texas. The forecast included lots of rain and coldness, but as is usually the case here in TX, it was the opposite… sunny, warm, perfect.

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Autumn is a friend from church and is expecting her first, a baby boy. 🙂 I am hosting a baby shower for her this weekend and wanted to get some belly pics of her to use as decorations. Any excuse for a shoot, right? 🙂 The light was amazing and Jason and Autumn introduced me to some really great locations. We even went to the place that they got married at and took some maternity pictures there…. talk about significance. 🙂 Can’t wait to meet baby boy, Autumn!!

**You can check out their slideshow by clicking on the following picture**

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And the winners are……


 Michelle Serna – for a 4×6 matted fine art print! 


Heather Malloy – for a 5×7 matted fine art print!


and the GRAND PRIZE winner…..


Elizabeth Goings for a FREE mini-session redeemable before the end of 2008!!!


THANKS to all who participated and entered into the drawings! I will be contacting you all soon about getting your prizes to you!! Have a great and restful Sunday!

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