Monday, September 15, 2014

My Niece Turned One!(2 months ago)

I feel absolutely terrible that I haven't taken the time to sit down and gush about my sweet little niece turning one. Life has been incredibly busy lately and I suppose time just got away from me. While Liam is doing a writing assignment and not using my computer this morning, I thought I would sit down and show off my favorite little pumpkin from her 1 year portrait session.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Dylan & Levi

My sweet friend, Leanne, came to see me today with her two little ones. It was a fun little time in my back yard. We didn't get to shoot very long because the boys(and Mama!) got kind of worn out. I was so pleased to have gotten sweet Dylan's attention enough to get some adorable shots of him. Poor little Levi was having none of my shenanigans today. I think we did alright though! It's hard to do anything wrong when you have kids as beautiful as these two fella's ;-)

You wouldn't know it from the pictures, but sweet Dylan here has Autism. He's a beautiful, precious, lovely and lively little boy so full of love and life. His sweet, loving parents have established Dylan's Chance, an organization dedicated to enriching the lives of children with Autism. Please consider stopping by the Facebook page or the website and show your support!

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/DylansChance

Webpage: http://www.dylanschance.org

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Sierra {Senior 2015}

I finally got to work with a High School Senior again! I haven't had the chance to shoot a senior portrait session in a very long time. When Seirra's mom, Kayce, got in touch with me about setting this up, I was thrilled. Sierra's dad has worked with my hubby Seth for 17 years and we've been blessed to watch her grow into a gorgeous young lady. Seth still remembers visiting at the hospital when Sierra was born :-) We shot for about 2 hours in the sweltering heat in downtown Rome. While shooting is fun for me all of the time, there is one aspect of shooting seniors that I absolutely adore…All the cute outfits, shoes, and accessories! Sierra did not disappoint me. She was an excellent model. Although her style and beauty account for a lot of my excitement over this particular set of pictures, Sierra's beautiful and sweet personality made this one of my favorite sessions to date. She is a true classic beauty, inside and out. I'm wrapping her pictures up today to be delivered tomorrow and I have to admit, I'm a little sad that I am now finished with them. They have been so much fun to work on!

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

The little things

It's the little pieces of encouragement and love from clients that keep photographers like myself doing what we do. Little things like…waking up to find a very generous Starbucks gift card waiting for you in your inbox. Thank you, Hannah!

Sunday, July 20, 2014

"My" Wallace Family

I shot Denna & Cam's engagement session over 6 years ago. That seems impossible to me and not because it felt like it was just yesterday, but because I can't believe that Denna and I have been friends for ONLY 6 years. She is one of the most loyal and devoted friends that I have ever had. I love her to pieces and I adore her family. So of course, I was tickled pink to get the chance once again to get to work with her and Cam and their sweet precious babies. We shot only in my own yard and spend less than an hour but I feel like when you know a family the way that I know the Wallace's you can allow yourself to spend only an hour and feel like you have walked away with a gold mine. Watching this beautiful family grow is what makes my job so rewarding and amazing. I am so blessed to have these people as not only my clients, but two of my most beloved friends.

These are my friends and their gorgeous children.

The Giles family

My cousin Joey was my best friend in the whole world when I was a kid. We were joined at the hip and so close that our parents were told that they actually needed to put us in different class rooms in elementary school because we weren't making other friends :-) Now we are both all grown up and he has a precious little fella of his own. I had always hoped our kids would be as close as we were but I got a head start on that whole having babies bandwagon. That doesn't mean that I gush any less over my chunky little, gorgeous baby cousin, Ryder and Joey's gorgeous and awesome wife, Sheri.

It was raining the day of our session. It actually began raining the moment we pulled into the park. This has been the story of my spring and summer seasons. All I need to do to make it rain buckets is to book an outside family session. Here is a little taste of what little we were able to get though.

The Alexander & Ward Families

What a treat to get to work with this beautiful family! I have known Hannah and her little lady, Louisa for a while and this was the first time that I had the pleasure of working with her sweet boy, Major. What a ham! I love him to pieces! In addition to Hannah's little man and her hubby, I also got to meet her parents, brother & sister-in-law, and her two nieces, who were all lovely! All in all, a beautiful session with such beautiful people, inside and out! I love my job :-)

Isn't Hannah just gorgeous?

I could squeeze her to pieces!!!

Ok, I will stop now. I really loved this family!

The Bradley Family

It's hard to believe that it has been over 4 years since I first met this family. Little miss Annabelle was just a couple of months old at the time and since then I have worked with them many times and they now they have changed homes and had another kiddo. Miss Savannah is now as old as Annabelle was when I first met them and is every bit as delightful. I was able to meet up with them at their new home a few weeks ago on a beautiful summer day.

Monday, June 23, 2014

Chris & Nancy Mize

This wedding was absolutely spectacular. Seth and I have known Nancy Mize & her family for years, since before we even had kids. It was such a great honor to photograph this wedding and to witness this beautiful union along side so many wonderful old friends.

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Another Wonderful Wedding Weekend

Just had to share this breathtaking spot where this evening's wedding will be taking place. This will be my third outside wedding in a row and I am super excited about it. My middle kid, Simon, is actually in the wedding so the whole family will be there and we just love this bride to bits! More to come tomorrow, I am sure!

Meet April

Meet April

Hi, my name is April.

I am short and have hair that hasn't yet figured out what it wants to be when it grows up(currently it's majoring in wavy with a minor in curly). I love red wine, hot hot summers, nail polish, words that end in -urple, high heels, my mother-in-law's cooking, spending the night with my mom & daddy, repurposing old things that I don't use anymore, cooking Mexican food on Monday's, making new friends, blogging, pretending I can't hear "Maaaamaaaa!" and banging on the bathroom door when I am the shower, sleeping late, Standing on the hearth with my back to the fire, waking up an hour before the alarm goes off, getting any mail that isn't a bill or an offer from a credit card company, looking through old family photo's, wearing my husbands sweaters, road trips without the kids, Christmas shopping with my mom and sister-in-law, wine and whine sessions with my other sister-in-law, hour long phone conversations with my best friend, painting rooms a new color, ball-point pens, Mass, taking time off, playing in dirt, flouncy skirts and flip flops..ect..