Wednesday, March 25, 2009

It's Finally Ready!

After being MIA for way too long, I am now so excited to announce all of the
major changes to my company. And while I normally believe that there is no good
excuse for neglecting my loyal blog readers, I feel that in the end you'll be glad I did.

Michelle Caucutt Photography is NOW officially
Michelle Lindsay Photography.

Why? Well, let's be honest here. How many of you could actually pronounce my
last name? And, I guess I'm a romantic at heart and am still holding out that someday
I'll get to have my own big, fancy wedding and change my last name.

With the name change come the bigger and better changes that will ultimately
benefit you. Many of these things have been in the works for some time now and it
has to be amazing for me to see them actually, finally happen.

And this is just the start of without further ado!

And that concludes what will be my official last post on this blog.
Sad, but mostly exciting! So make sure to change your bookmarks and
I'll see you over at the NEW BLOG!

Be sure to visit it to catch the new promotional video for the 2009 Wedding Season!

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Another Love Story

Valentine's Day has come and gone. I hope everyone spent it with someone special.
My sister and I enjoyed the day with a marathon session of Rockband and I'm now
officially a Medium level player. That's right...I totally rock.

It's cold and rainy today so I thought a good post would cheer me up and I realized I had
still not shared Chris and Jess's wedding from the Liberty Hotel.
If you have never been to the Liberty Hotel, get your bum there right now because it is
SO cool. Story goes that it was once a jail house before it was renovated as a
hotel in 2007. The decor is eclectic and fun - perfect fit for Chris and Jess's personalities.

Everything about the wedding was simple and elegant. A small guest list of less than
30 made this a very special, intimate wedding. Surrounded by their closest friends
and family, Chris and Jess tied the knot exactly 10 years from their first official date.

Here is a shot of the Liberty Hotel.

And the Awesome decor I mentioned.

I started off the day in Chris's room.

My second shooter for the day was Benjamin Burrows
and he did a phenomanal job. This next portrait is his.

Then I made my way over to Jess's room.

I adore this shot.

As well as this one. Isn't she beautiful?

So Sweet. I love the emotion on Jess's face in this image.

When I first visited the hotel, I saw the original brick from the jailhouse and
knew I had to use it somehow. I had this shot in mind all along and even made
my own homemade snoot for it (a fancy term for lighting adaptor)

Look how happy they are!

And of course, we had to get in some of the Boston skyline at sunset.

Jess picked Purple and Orange as her colors. I love the combination together.

During the ceremony.

One of my favorites from the day.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Chris and Jess - January 30th, 2009

I spent last week in Boston - there was a snow storm. I think New England
has it out for me because every time I return, the weather is just awful! But it
didn't matter for Chris and Jess's Big Day because everything was indoors at the
GORGEOUS Liberty Hotel. I am still sorting through all of the photos from the day
and will post the wedding once I'm done, but for now, I wanted to share a favorite
that I came across so far...

Tuesday, January 27, 2009


Boudoir Photography has slowly been gaining more popularity over the past
few years, mostly because a lot of women are discovering that it can be done
in a classy and tasteful style. I personally love boudoir sessions because its an
opportunity to hang out and drink wine with funny, confident women while
taking awesome photos. Who wouldn't like that?

I met up with Kate and Nikki in Alexandria at the Hotel
Monaco, a very eclectic,
contemporary hotel for a sneaky session away from their husbands - they
are planning a sexy surprise for the one-year anniversary gift. They both
were so awesome in front of the camera - in fact, they even said that once we
started shooting, they kind of forgot that they were in their underwear! They
were also nice enough to let me post a few "appropriate" photos for the
blog so thank you to them! Hopefully it might give some of those other newly
married or soon-to-be married women a confidence boost to try this.
I highly recommend it!

In other news, I will be in Boston for the remainder of the week.
I have a wedding and some portrait sessions so there will be lots to share
when I get back.

Have a great week everyone!

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

A Day for History

Generations from now, our children's children's children will look back on
January 20th, 2009 and remark that it was a day that forever changed the
path of America's history. Whether or not you are an Obama supporter
(and yes, I am) it cannot be denied that yesterday was history in the making
and I was lucky enough to be a small part of it.

Ian and I woke up way to late to make it out of the house on time to get downtown
and get spots on the Mall for the actual inauguration itself (we watched that from
the warmth of our living room), but we did want to go into DC to just be a part of
the energy and excitement that the day brought. It did not disappoint. Everywhere
we looked, people were smiling, laughing, cheering and fist pumping with their tiny
American Flags raised high and proud. It was awesome. We attempted to see the
parade, but 2.5 million people is a lot to navigate and so unfortunately we were not
able to get close enough to see Obama...shucks. But still, it was a pretty cool day and
although I wasn't necessarily down there to take pictures, I grab a few to commemorate the day.

I found this super ironic. Hope in the form of commercialism/advertising.
Sigh. I guess some things never change.

One of the coolest things we saw was this area with posters scattered
all over the ground. People were writing their hopes for the
new president and the upcoming 4 years...

Ian all bundled up! It sure was cold.
Yesterday was actually a day where I was proud to be an American citizen.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Susan and Darren - January 10th

New England must have thought I'd forgotten what snow looked like
because we got quite the storm for Susan and Darren's Connecticut
wedding two weekends ago. I think over a foot fell throughout the reception,
making the Aquaturf Club the perfect backdrop for their wintery, white wedding.

Susan and Darren didn't let the weather bother them one bit though.
They even braved the bitter cold for a few photographs out in the
soft, falling snow. I love when my couples will do anything
for a few good photos. And Susan and Darren were so
relaxed the entire day - nothing bothered them! All day long
they were both just so wonderfully happy and thankful to be
marrying their best friend...

Susan's florist used some leftover lace from her dress to wrap her bouquet. Gorgeous.

The bride-to-be.

She is SO Stunning!

Jovee (Jovee Henehan Photography) was my second for the day.
She spent the afternoon with the boys. This was one of my favorites!

Looking pretty darn good before going down the aisle!


Making their grand entrance and showing off some dance moves.