August 27, 2014
With nearly two shoots everyday for the last week, my body is feeling a little bit like I have been running a 5k. that good tired and sore. and with this week not over yet, im definitely pushing through to the finish line, with a happy satisfaction every time I check something off the list.
I am so excited to blog and share Emily and Sam with you. I met the two of them for the first time at their engagement session which always adds an extra element of wanting to get to know them while taking pictures. But, these two were a breeze to take pictures of, and I loved them together. So fun, light hearted, and adorable. They live in the loveliest yellow house right off the park. We enjoyed a lovely stroll and chatted about how they met, how Sam proposed at the botanical gardens, their wedding plans and how they get work together everyday.
Sam and Emily, thank you for such a fun afternoon. I loved getting to meet you both and lady, kitty, and turtle. Just from a small time together, I already know the wedding is going to be blast! Can't wait til April!
August 25, 2014
I am so excited to share my dear friends Katie and Ashley. I met Katie a few years ago while working a wedding together and have always just adored her floral creations. Since then, we have worked together at some of my favorite weddings, met for a many lunch dates, and some behind the scene flower making together. We have chatted about getting together for some photos of her and her sweetie for a long time. So, when their anniversary came around this time, it allowed for a perfect excuse for an impromptu shoot in their darling backyard with tons of hydrangea, a putting green, and a peach tree. Oh, did I mention a peach tree?! In their backyard? I had such a blast, and these two are truly some of biggest hearted, amazing people know. So, just too fun and such a joy to get use my camera to share these two hearts.
Oh, I did want to mention that there is a second half to this shoot that I am going to do a separate post for because of its amazingness it deserves its very own, so stayed tuned soon!
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.