Friday, May 20, 2011

Moved the Blog

Thanks to everyone who have helped support me in this photographic venture. I've updated my website and my blog and moved both to a new location. They can now be found at or you can join me on facebook at

Friday, October 8, 2010

Halloween Wedding

Mallory's favorite holiday is Halloween. I was really excited when I discussed her bridal portraits and she wanted to shoot at the cemetery. How fun! We may even get to do a "trash the dress" session at some point.
Mallory and Jevon at so in-love and that joy is contagious. It's hard to be around them and not see the bond between them. Isn't love grand?
Mallory really wanted to do a Tim Burton themed reception, but compromised with a fall theme. But we did get that bridal session in at the cemetery. I'm posting a couple of the images here and the rest can be seen in her Client Gallery on my website.
The actually wedding day was beautiful! I love this fall weather. Mallory is so beautiful is was a joy to shoot every shot of this special day! Her mom is a friend of mine and it was great spending time with their family during this important moment of their lives. I'm honored to have been chosen to capture their moments.
I'll admit to being a bit jealous of their honeymoon trip to Greece with a layover in ROME!!! But I'll get over it (one day).

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

A Mother's Love

Cheryl is the mother of four! Harrison is her baby (check out that red hair and those curls). Her husband is ready for those curls to go, but you know us moms...we have a hard time with our babies growing up. Cheryl wanted some special images with the baby before the haircut. Here are a few of the images from that effort. Isn't he precious? Almost makes me want another baby - Almost, but NOT!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Emily & A.J. Tie the Knot

After having her bridal session rained out twice and the threat of rain on the wedding day, I am happy to say that Emily and A.J.'s wedding went off without MUCH of a hitch (Melanie, wedding planner/coordinator, florist and caterer had a bit of a fender-bender, but everyone was okay).
The day started at the Church of God in Athens and if you aren't in the south you'll be surprised to learn that there was a heat index of 105!!! Can you say hot and humid? Thankfully, it was an indoor ceremony.
Emily and A.J. had their "first look" and a moment of privacy and then the day of shooting and celebrating was off and running.
Bob Watson performed a beautiful ceremony and then ended by adding "wait for it, wait for it" before allowing the kiss. Of course, Emily is falling back in laughter. She's got such a cute laugh (Pics in client gallery on website.)
From the church we traveled to the Donnell house for the reception. (This is when Melanie had her bit of trouble.) We aren't sure, but this place COULD be haunted. There were a lot of flickering lights and some paintings of some serious people on the walls of this place! But Melanie and her "team" had done an amazing job setting up the great food buffet and Christie's cakes were once again the stars of the food lines. The groom's cake was an Alabama cake (Roll Tide!) and looked awesome.
I was warned by their "group" of close friends to be ready with the camera as they were leaving, so I waited to see what was up. Once Emily was safe in the truck, A.J. was attacked with super-soaker water guns. I'm guessing his tux doesn't get the respect her dress does! He was drenched (again, pics in their client gallery). I wish them ALL THE BEST in their new lives as Mr. and Mrs. Macomber!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

May - the New June?

I know when I got married 23 years ago, June was THE month to get married. It was considered special to be a "June bride." Now, it seems, that May is the new June. The last few years I've booked May full and only had a couple June weddings. Not sure when things changed, why or how, but times "they are a changing." Here are a couple of images from my May brides.

This weekend my own daughter is getting married. Watch for her images soon (not take by me, but a Moma's gotta brag a little).

Monday, May 10, 2010

Fun at the Park

Being the mother of three girls, I'll admit to loving giggly girls. I love the sound of a little girl's laughter and the silliness that usually invokes it. The Maxson girls are no exception to the norm of giggly little girls. I met the family after worship Sunday evening to take some pictures of the girls. The roses at the park are beautiful and their mother really wanted pictures there with the girls wearing their Easter dresses. We also hoped to get some in play outfits on the huge rocks at the park, but they were blocked off due to landscaping work that is in progress. The girls brought their new puppy Sam and we attempted pictures with him, you can see how well that went. Between the puppy running away and the girls getting tickled with one another, it was a very entertaining session!

Friday, April 9, 2010

Growing Up

Ryan is the firstborn son of one of my past wedding couples. I shot his newborn pics and was excited when they wanted me to shoot his 6 month pics as well. Doesn't he have the most beautiful blue eyes? Not having a studio space makes it a bit tough, so I set up a backdrop in my kitchen by the large window, a barnwood rug in my foyer by the front door and then shot some on my bed. I used natural light for all of these. I love his precious smile and those blue eyes!