Archive for June, 2009

A Hero’s Homecoming – The Wedding

Built in 1890, The Salado United Methodist Church in Salado, TX is a protected Texas Historical Landmark and the perfect setting for a Texas summer wedding!

On tour in Iraq, Captain Frank Toomey made it back to Texas with just a few weeks before his wedding.  So there was a lot of last minute planning – nevertheless – everything went smoothly for Frank and Laura.

These are just a few moments from the wedding of the soldier and his bride.

A Hero’s Homecoming

US Army Captain Frank Toomey has barely seen his fiance, Laura Johansen, the past two years because he has served 2 tours of duty in Iraq as part of the 1st Cavalry Division based in Fort Hood, Killeen.

With just 3 weeks to spare before his wedding day, Frank made it back!

Every military unit returning from duty abroad has a homecoming ceremony for the soldiers and their families to thank them for the service.  These are just a few photos from the ceremony when Frank and Laura were finally reunited.

Their wedding is June 20th in Salado and I will share those photos soon…!


Doni and Ray

I first met Doni and Ray over a year ago at another wedding I shot – and we had so much fun together I was excited when they said asked me to photograph their wedding as well. In fact, if you go to our “Fun” category you’ll see them in a hilarious photo as part of the group pointing to a friend of theirs in sunglasses – stealing all the attention!

Everyone at the wedding could easily see the love Doni and Ray have for each other. They dated for 10 years before getting married but it was still an emotional day for the bride. In addition to being her wedding day, Doni’s father recently beat stage 4 lymphoma cancer — so having him walk her down the aisle was a special blessing for Doni.

Despite rain earlier in the day, the UMLAUF Sculpture Garden had the tents ready and made sure everyone stayed dry and had a great time.

I booked Doni and Ray’s in 2008, before the formation of Rojo Pictures, but I wanted to share their story and a few photos…