Sunday, July 15, 2012

Avery :: Child Portraits

Avery was super fun around 4 months when I met up with her mom for some portraits. Her sweet face makes her look like a baby doll, and her blue eyes are incredible. The morning of our session together called for rainy weather, and just before the skies opened up, I snapped the last image. I love seeing babies grow over their first year, and it was fun being around Avery that morning!

Colten :: Children's Portraits

Colten is my buddy, and I love photographing him. It's so neat to be able to catch up with his mom during sessions to see how much he's growing and changing in between our moments of time together. Colten has been learning so many new things, so when we met up for a session a few months ago, he was so interested in sharing with me things he now knows. He was even a bit adventurous on the playground!

Monday, February 20, 2012

Thomas & Teresa :: Married

Thomas and Teresa were married on January 7 in Atlanta, on a wonderful overcast afternoon. In photography standards, overcast is perfection. :) We had such a fun day celebrating with friends and family from all around the country.
Thomas and my husband have been friends for years and years. It was such an honor to be asked to be their wedding photographer. This is just a sample of my favorite images from their Big Day! Lots more coming soon!!

Friday, October 21, 2011

The R Family :: Family Portraits

A few weeks ago I made a donation for a silent auction whose proceeds go to FRAXA (see more information HERE). The Cosey family, frequently seen here on my blog, developed the golf tournament for which the silent auction was a part of, and I felt strongly that this was a good opportunity to give back to something greater than myself.
The R family won the auction, and I was super excited to meet them and take their portraits. They're close to the Cosey family, so it was nice to be able to photograph a family who is connected to them.
For our session, we met up last weekend at the north campus of Valdosta State. It wasn't perfect weather for "fall portraits" like Michelle had requested, but in south Georgia you can't really be picky about the surroundings since it's almost like summer year-round. Here are a few of my favorites from our session.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Lindsey :: Maternity

Lindsey and Wes are near and dear to my heart... we're related by marriage. Even if they weren't, though, they would still be good in my book! :)
In preparation for Baby Cassidy's arrival soon (her due date is 11-11-11, pretty cool, huh?) we scheduled a maternity session last weekend to capture this special time in their lives. Lindsey and Wes are laid-back, so we took a relaxed approach with their session. We had fun hanging out and capturing meaningful images.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Rachel & Chaz :: Married

Creative genes run wild in my family. We all have it to some extent. Rachel, my cousin, has an out-pouring of creative ability. And I love that about her. She makes jewelry. She paints. She teaches art to children. Incredible. Chaz is a fitness buff who is a personal trainer. Seeing his Facebook status each day makes me gain weight just reading how active he is... and reminding me of how active I am not. They met over seven years ago on the 4th of July, through mutual friends, and have consistently worked on building an incredible relationship. I love their love. Their quirky, fun, child-like (but so real) love.
I was honored to be asked by her to be her wedding photographer. When I spoke to her about her plans, my mouth gaped open when she spoke her wedding venue. Dave & Buster's. Yes, you read that correctly. The place where people go and play Skee Ball and go shopping with their hard-earned tickets.
The end of May couldn't have come fast enough, as I anxiously awaited for the wedding event of the century. When we got into town, the details all came together and I was able to see the vision that Rachel and Chaz had been creating for months. All of their loves came together in a juxtaposition of wedding awesomeness. You know... things like hand-made wedding jewelry (made by Rachel), bowls of Legos for table centerpieces, and a dinosaur for a cake topper.
You really need to see pictures, so I'll stop talking and just show you the awesomeness that I captured through my camera's lens.


Early this summer, my husband and I drove to Texas for my cousin's wedding. I'll be sharing their awesome story later tonight, but I wanted to share this one image I captured while driving down the road. {Okay, I wasn't driving down the road... my husband was, and I photographed along the way.}
For several years, I've been itching to find a tree in a large pasture that I could photograph. Everywhere I drive, I think about it and hope that I'll find it along my travels. While driving home from Texas, my husband said to me "Ooo, that tree is yours!" And I snapped. And it developed perfectly. The horses below are just an added bonus. I had it printed large, and I'm trying to find a spot for it in my house!