Archive for February, 2010

.jaime+tommy. e-session

jaime+tommy

their love started when they met at a bar. jaime may or may not have kissed tommy :)…neither one of them was looking for love but how could tommy resist a girl that was going to make the first move? fast forward a few years later and here we are.. months away from their big day. jaime and tommy, i had so much fun with you two and i can’t wait until july 17th! i can already tell we are going to have a blast!

enjoy..

fist pumps for getting married!!!

.made.

we made it through february 20th.

thank you jesus and jonathan for smurf blue skies. laughter. great friends. great stories. our church. sunshine. warm weather. family. blue ice cream. tears. hugs.

.365 days.

i’ve been preparing this post for over 2 weeks. i wanted it to be perfect. i wanted whoever, if anyone, read it to know how lucky we are. i wanted everyone to know how i am the luckiest sister in the world. i’ve added and taken away little things. somethings i dont want every one to know because those are my memories of jonathan that i’m not ready for blog world to know about. so here we go… my attempt to give you a picture of what this year has been like. the thoughts and memories and things that i have sorely missed the past 365 days…

a year. i can’t believe it. how has it been 365 days. its gone so slow but so fast at the same time. its been a year full of what ifs. questions. laughter. tears. lots of tears. anger. confusion.  heartache. so many emotions that i didnt know my body was capable of experiencing in such a short time.  but its also been a year of thankfulness.

it is completely clear to us that we have the greatest family and friends that anyone could ever want and need in their lives. it blows my mind that we are this blessed and lucky. so thank you. thank you for those of you who have loved us unconditionally.  thank you. its not any easier then it was 365 days ago but at some point it will be filled with all of good memories of jonboy. but i do know for a fact we couldnt have done with out you guys.

jonboy. my best friend, biggest fan and one of the most protective people in my life.. i miss you and your humor. your hawaiian shirts. your inappropriate tshirts that now accompany my pj wardrobe. your laughter. your jokes. your phone calls. your walrus dance after scoring a strike in bowling. you always stealing the last dr pepper. and the last crumbled donut. (that i hid from you and when i found it wished i would have just let you have it). i miss hearing you hobble down the stairs when you were on crutches, even though it woke me up and made me mad. i miss giving each other that certain look in the middle of church at the same time every sunday… because we knew exactly what each other was thinking. i love that you fell in love with st anthony’s and convinced us all to start going there. it was truly a work of god in your heart to somehow prepare us for this, because they have loved us so well the past year. i miss you dancing with me at weddings. i miss how you would always let me hang out with you and your friends. i miss telling you all my secrets. i miss how in college i got really upset about something and you sat with me and told me to stand up for myself and not let it get me down. i miss you trying to get me to try room temperature jack and coke. you would be proud now… thats the only drink i order. turning wii games into drinking games… just the two of us… talking smack to each other. going in on gifts for mom and dad together. visiting you at work when i would stop by the mall.  you surprising me with IMO’s pizza on my birthday. i miss you making sure i had someone to sit by at lunch in 10th grade when we moved to south carolina. even if that meant you had to give up sitting with the soccer guys and had to sit in the hallway because i hadnt made friends yet. i miss you introducing me to the latest and greatest music that justin would share with you so that i would be ahead of the crowd. i miss spending new years with you and acting ridiculous and waking up the next morning and crying because we felt so miserable and telling stories upon stories of everything that happened. because lets get real… it was hilarious. i miss you hitting the golfball like happy gilmore. i miss going to the pool with you in the summer and bringing our own thermos. i miss your pep talks when i go on internships across the country and you filling my bag with saved by the bell dvds to keep me company on the flight. i miss being able to go skiing with you in utah. and how david trash talks to me about not wanting to do blue diamonds as if he is talking to you… i have to remind him that im a girl and have feelings…. you were just hardcore and had no fear.  i miss arguing with you over silly stuff. i miss how much it bothered you if i had a bad day. i think i miss you filling up the dvr with cartoons…. even though you were 24..i miss how you would give me a hard time about boys. i miss you singing frank sinatra and michael buble around the house. i miss how you would always take mom to go see harry potter movies. striker jr. misses the way you would let him jump up on you and dance around the kitchen. i mean he REALLY misses you because our guests dont love when he does that…  just plain and simple we miss you sunshine.

im sooooooo lucky that i can now carry you around in my heart.. wherever i go.  i can still hear you give me advice. i can still hear you laughing as hard as you were on february 19th. keep it real up there papa smurf. and thanks for keeping those certain friends that have loved me so well this past year in your life. their doing a great job of protecting me. i know you’re proud. love you jonathan michael.

“always remember, there was nothing worth sharing like the love that let us share our name”- avett brothers

.anemone’s.

i just found my new favorite flower… anemone flower.. aren’t these absolutely beautiful… i love them most in white! jessica claire took these AWESOME AWESOME pictures and made me fall in love with these flowers… look at this bouquet. so rockin! apparently these the “it” flowers this year brides! or boyfriends/husbands/boys who have crushes on a special little lady you should send her some of these 🙂

 

.silly.

valentines day… what a silly silly holiday. i’ve never been a fan of this holiday it just seems so ridiculous. the whole day. but i know there are some people out there that LOOOOOOVE valentines. so kudos to you. the only thing i like about valentines day are the cards. i looooooooove cards. just love them. call me cheap or whateve i just think is such a sweet simple gesture to tell someone how much you love or appreciate or your thinking about them…

so in attempt to enjoy this silly holiday and since mom and i failed on our mission to get to knoxville because of this really annoying white stuff. that is clearly not welcome in SOUTH carolina anymore… we are having girls night. while our valentines are off in other cities… booooo.

so happy valentines day to all and to all a goodnight. xoxo

.abundant.

my granddad was one of the greatest men that i know. i think i can blame him for my passion for photography and wanting to have the latest and greatest thing 🙂 we would always joke about it but he would send us cds of images that he would take at family events and on the return label would be a picture of the one whoever the pictures pertained too.

his love was abundant real and true.

i only wish i would have picked his brain even more about photography and passion for this art. so here’s to you granddad. can’t imagine what its like hanging out with jonboy every day.

we love and miss you like crazy.

jessica+jay.wedding

on a frigid saturday a few weeks ago i had the chance to second shoot with Jeff Hall. i’m so pumped about this year and shooting with him in a bunch more weddings that come his way. he is so talented and i feel honored that i get to walk along side him and learn and be exposed to his business. here are some shots i captured to the side. jessica was STUNNING. and so relaxed and so fun. congrats jessica and jay! beware. incredibly looooong post. jessica was too gorgeous to narrow down my favorites of her!

jessica’s hair was ROCKIN. i looved it sooo much.. thats probably why i had so many shots of it.. yikes!

jessica and her dad have the sweetest relationship. i was a total girl and cried when they had their father daughter dance…. it reminded me SO much of mine and my dad’s relationship…

there were literally too many to choose from all the reception pictures.. i couldnt narrow it down. so i just focused all on jessica and jay. CONGRATS!