Archive for April, 2010

.allison+steven. johnson city photographer.

its the kind of love that when you watch the whole day unfold thru the lens you cant help but smile. its the kind of love that not matter what, you are giddy for the bride and groom and for them to say i do. its the kind of love that you know its right and real and true.  on april 10, i had the great chance to second shoot for my friend jamie clayton who posted some awesome awesome pictures.  allison and steven were two of the most welcoming people ever. it was such a joy and blessing to share in their special day with them. we honestly couldnt have asked for a better day. sunshine, 70+ degrees, two people SO smitten for each other surrounded by loving friends and family. i LOVE second shooting with other photographers. i love that i get to be the “side” version of everything unfolding through out the day.

caroline, allisons matron of honor took her bridal portraits and they are ballllllllin. so awesome you have to go see them here..

i promise when you see allison’s joy and excitement you wont be able to help but smile. and to see steven’s calming joyfulness through out the day was so fun and cool. here are some of the shots i grabbed! congrats allison and steven, hope you enjoyed your extra long honeymoon!

i mean why wouldnt you eat sunflower seeds to help the time pass?? hilarious!

allison by far had the best entrance to any wedding i have ever been too. i was crying. goosebumps all over and had a huge grin on my face. best song, best reaction, best everything.

hello adorable child.



where have i been??

well heres where…

for the past week, i’ve been loading tons of pics onto my computer, then sending more pictures off to clients so that they can display them around their whole entire house :).. in my dreams.

right now in the present time, i’m working on a wedding i second shot with my friend jamie clayton.. he put up a sneak peak. whoop whoop! i can’t wait to share.listening to the rain fall on the roof… and editing pictures

and in the future.. i’m planning a weekend full of babies, friends, engagement and looooove pictures to share with you in the next couple weeks…. and allison and stevens wedding.

but for now.. i leave you with this.


.ashley+richie.abbeville photographer.

ashley and richie.

the day was perfect. the weather was perfect. everything was perfect. ashley looked stunning and richie looked handsome. you knew they were right for each other because everyone that gave a toast said… we’ve never seen ashley smile and laugh as much as she does around richie.

and from what i hear, thats key. i second shot this wedding with jeff hall. i had the honor of getting ready with the ladies. ashley has the most welcoming and tender personality.

happy marriage!

.jaime+rob.charlotte photographer.

i knew when she told me that rob was taking her on a surprise date that it was going to happen. so thats why i said, when rob proposes to you this weekend be sure i’m the first person you call. not because i knew, but because i knew in my heart it was going to happen. i love rob for jaime. i love the way rob loves jaime, makes jaime smile that certain way, i love rob because he makes jaime laugh and feel like the most important girl in this world. i love that rob loves jaimes friends well to.

i couldnt have asked for a more perfect boy to fall in love with my best friend. i say this all the time, i love watching my best friends fall in love and marry the man of their dreams. its the greatest thing ever. i’m protective. probably too protective of my girlfriends. but i could tell there was something different about rob right from the beginning. he is sweet, funny, caring, loving and just the right person to handle jaime when she spazzes :).

so on that surprise date, when rob got down on one knee to ask jaime to marry him and spend the rest of her life with him, i got a phone call. a phone call that consisted of two girls screaming and crying on the phone full of excitement. i love and feel honored when friends like these ask me to take their engagement pictures. i love more that i get to stand next to jaime and watch her commit to the man that was made for her in august.

we took a stroll around charlotte. why? well because jaime has been living there the past year and a half, and because i wanted a new back drop. i’m thankful for sunshine, laughter, love, my assistant chrissy who i think i should hire full time because i love having her around, best friends falling in love, pictures, and charlotte.

i love you both and can’t wait until your big day. thank you for letting me share in this special time with you both.

i brought it down from 300 + to 68 that i wanted to share.. figured that was still a wee bit too much so i brought it down some more.


jaime will kill me for this next picture. so if you dont hear from me for about 5 or 6 days.. thats what happened.

rob gave jaime his grandmothers wedding ring. how cool. its the same exact way his grandmother had it. not one thing is different. talk about some bliiing.

chrissy was reenacting her karaoke performance from the night before… thats right kids my assistant is a rockstar.

so if you are dying to see a whole lot more you will have to head over to the fan page on facebook well because they are super cute 🙂

503 workshops

have a fancy camera that cost you hundreds of cash money and you dont know how to shoot off of the automatic setting?

are you terrified to shoot in manual?

are you dying to understand the “ins and outs” of becoming a better photographer?

then boy do i have the workshop for you…..

i’ve been meaning to do this post for a long time, and i hate that its taken me this long.  signing up for 503 online workshops was probably the best decision i could have made in my pursuit to jump into photography. jessica is this rockstar photographer who has been given the gift of being an excellent teacher and mentor. i adore her. i adore her personality, sense of humor, talent and the list could go on. she is by far one of the most encouraging people in my life.  i still talk about how much this workshop impacted me last winter. so if have an itching to learn more about your camera and all of its “fancy” functions i encourage you to sign up for this workshop. i can promise you with my WHOLE entire heart you will not regret it. you will honestly walk away with a boo coo (ha there is that word again) of information. and even if you dont want to learn how to use your fancy camera and just want another photographer to stalk, you should check out her blog. because she’s awesome. and no she didnt pay me to say all of these things. its just all true and real.

in unrelated news. its springtime in the south, maybe even summer with it being in the 80’s and my attitude has changed 100%. i love warm weather, sunshine, and these beautiful trees that dont smell like you know what.



what am i doing…

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