August 11, 2014
I often get asked what makes for an awesome session, and the answer is very simple. A couple that is 100% in love with each other. It won't matter how comfortable they are in front of a camera, or what they wear, where we go, or what things we bring, it comes down to the love they share because that connection will show. So, to make your session easier especially if you both are nervous or weary of the experience, just remind each other that you will get to hold hands, laugh, hug, smooch, so it should feel like you two filled to the brim because you are both totally into each other. ;)
I was so excited when Alyssa wrote to say she and brandon were engaged! I met them both at Alyssa's sisters wedding, and I knew it was just a matter of time. These two are both teachers, and we excited chatted about the many many summers ahead that they would have off together to work on their new home, having a couple months where they both get to sleep in, hanging out at the pool together, go abroad and work at a scooter shop situated right on the beach you know all the perks of being teachers.
Alyssa and Brandon, I had so much fun with you both. The botanical gardens and running around the park was perfect because of how easy you two were to be around and photoing two people who were clearly over the moon for each other certainly made my job easy!
July 31, 2014
I am so excited to share Austin and Kelly's Charleston engagement shoot. We had such a fun time walking through the beautiful cobblestone streets, ooohing and ahhhing with every turn, admiring the doors, house fronts and lovely window boxes, chatting about life's next steps, and even enjoyed a rickshaw ride. All in an evening in this beautiful city. I loved every second and found my heart so full after getting to better know this awesome couple. Big hearts and how they adore each other is so lovely to watch.
Austin and Kelly! Thank you for treating me to such a fun evening. You guys have a fun city to settle into, and I am so excited for the next steps in your journey together! Can't wait til the wedding in January!
July 17, 2014
I think I typed and deleted probably 50 times, for some reason having a hard time finding words, well the right words, because I have so much I want to share about these darling two people. I have been incredibly blessed to watch their lives, and I am beyond excited as they step into this new chapter. I know babies are an excitingly, wonderful, scary, awesome thing. Especially that first time, where two is all you know, so three, can almost sound absurd. But, for each own's reasons, we move to three, four, five, in my case six... and when we look back we can't imagine ever being just two. Its pretty marvelous.
I loved getting to spend some time with these two down in the GA coast. Where we walked along their favorite places, stood beneath the live oaks, chatted about history, food, shoes, babies, cars, watched a thunder storm roll in, dipped our toes in the water, and witnessed one of the most beautiful rainbows I have ever seen. Pretty amazing time, so it was lovely to look back on these captures and see what my heart was taking during our time.
Katie and Courtney, you guys are the best. really. I have loved every time we've spent together, and I am so excited for you both as you step into this awesome journey. I know God has such amazing things in store for your family. Thank you for allowing me to see how He is continually working.
July 2, 2014
Photography is such a funny thing. To be in full wedding season, I went from being all caught up on edits, blogging, and social media in April to now having nine weddings, five engagements and well lifestyle sessions out the waazoo while adding to it every weekend from now until November. and with coming back from an out of town trip and headed to another one with a holiday and a couple birthdays stuck in between, Im feeling a little cross eyed. in the best of ways of course, such fun!
So heres what i am working on at the moment- Lynlee and Austin's engagement session. I had such a fun morning with these two. The two of them are incredibly positive and beautiful people. And from my first meeting with Lynlee, her incredible first greeting of "Hello, amazing photographer!" I easily felt a familiarity of old friendships. So during this session, how I loved getting to walk along the river with them. Including picnic baskets, sparkling lemonade, croissants and hydrangeas and then back to Lynlee's family home where the two of them baked a cake together, did I mention Lynlee makes wedding cakes!? I just loved this sweet pink kitchen, with all the pink appliances, and with the accompaniment of tunes from Billie, Glenn, Ella, and Louis... and a delicious blueberry and lemon icing... my camera, heart, and stomach were certainly happy.
Lynlee and Austin, you guys are awesome. I hope you had as much fun as I did, and enjoy these sweet photos. Can't wait until the wedding next June!
June 19, 2014
I loved getting to meet these two and I joked because every time I chatted with Katherine over the phone it was while she was at work, and I got her "business voice", so when meeting her in person, I just loved seeing her personality and sense of humor. and to officially get to meet Jim after hearing so much about him was awesome because I got to see how they were such a perfect fit for each other.
In chatting with Katherine and Jim, listening to their story, I took away how sometimes the best things for us are the things we can't even imagine. The things we don't plan. the times we don't expect. When Katherine walked in on Jim down on one knee in their dining room, she shared, and Im paraphrasing here... "we were just having dinner together, like we always do, with our mismatched furniture because we just moved into this house together, and I walked back into the kitchen to grab some ice cream and came back to find him down on a knee, ring in hand, and I was completely surprised. It was different than I had imagined, but it was so us." I loved their story because it is them. Because it is different the than they both had imagined, but far better because it is the story they will take with them.
So off we went to where they first met, reminisced where they had their first date and their first kiss, and I got to listen to their hopes of what their future together was going to be like. :)
Katherine and Jim, what a fun afternoon with you two. I knew when I walked up and you two where enjoying a margarita and a beer before the shoot it was going to be fun. Thank you both for giving me a glimpse into your story, and hope you both enjoy these photos.