Hi Friends!
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. 
joy!
alea



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Hi Friends!
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!

Much joy!
alea


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Hi Friends!
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. 

Much joy!
alea



Shelley Mayfield says:

i lsmiled and laughed all the way to the bottom of the page. xo

(06.19.14 @ 07:57 PM)
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Hi Friends!

I traveled down to this sweet peach farm to photograph this couples "lil georgia peach" in tow. A little girl is on the way for Michelle and Scott, and I could not be any more happier for them. Add this gorgeous mama, a pretty background, such lovely light, and of course peach trees in rows and i couldn't have been more delighted. 
Michelle and Scott,I had so much fun with you two and I can't wait to meet baby Stella. I know she is going to be bless your world more then either of you can imagine. 
Much joy!
alea




Michelle says:

I love them! I can't wait to see the rest! You have such a wonderful eye, as usual!

(06.12.14 @ 10:41 AM)
Michelle says:

I love them! I can't wait to see the rest of them! You have such an amazing eye, as usual!

(06.12.14 @ 10:51 AM)
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Hi Friends!
I absolutely love maternity, ie belly sessions. They are really one of my most favorite things to shoot. I think because it is getting to document such a unique and special time for a couple. The excitement of a growing family. Getting to chat about what they think parenthood is going to be like, what they think baby is going to be like... who baby is going to look like. ;) Plus, baby bellies are so cute. i know, have been there four times, that you don't always feel beautiful with the giant basketball attached to your front. But, it is really just a beautiful thing. God had a sense of humor I think when he put it all together, but it is still a miracle of all miracles. 

Amy and Corey! I loved getting to meet you both. Thanks for our piedmont park adventure with Jazz music serenading us. ;) Can't wait to meet baby!

Joy!
Alea

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