Sunday, October 12, 2014

Belle Terra

Our hearts and prayers go out to the great folks of Belle Terra this weekend after the devastating fire that destroyed their beautiful and recently expanded reception hall yesterday :-(

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Bryn & Erin: One Year Anniversary

A year ago I had not only the joy of watching one of my best friends marry the woman of his dreams, but I also had the honor of being their wedding photographer. In celebration of their first wedding anniversary, we met up in Rome this past Tuesday and shot our session at our church, St. Mary's. Our church is a big part of our friendship and also their marriage. Bryn began coming to Mass with us while Seth and I were going through RCIA to join the church and Bryn was there supporting us the night was confirmed. Just a few years later, Bryn & Erin began their own journey through RCIA and Seth and I were thrilled to be their sponsors when they were confirmed into the church. And of course, their beautiful wedding was held at St. Mary's. So it seemed fitting to do our session there :-)

Happy Anniversary, my friends! I love y'all!

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Tony & Debbie

I got to venture down to Carrollton, Ga this past Saturday for Tony & Debbie's wedding! I love fall weddings and after the long Summer lull, I was anxious to get back in there! The awesomest part was that my assistant was super hot and I brought him home with me ;-)

(oh, in case anyone reading this doesn't know, that's my husband!)

Alrighty, onto this sweet wedding!

I thought Tony's mother was just lovely and she was very photogenic, so I ended up with a lot of casual shots of her. Although, my focus doesn't fall on her in this particular shot, it's one of my current favorite pictures, so I thought I would include it :-)

Live music from Tony's sister and her family. Beautiful!

Debbie's gorgeous gown originally belonged to her mom. I loved everything about this classic gown(you know I love lace!).

Look at that beautiful family!

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!



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!