You may recognize this little family from here. It’s been a couple years since I’d had the opportunity to go down to Atlanta and photograph these lovlies, but my heart lept when I finally had the chance.
Oh my goodness Lily is 9 Months old! Can you believe it? I can’t. In case you need to catch up, check out Lily at 3 Months, and 6 Months. For Lily’s 9 Month debut we decided to celebrate fall and go all out with leaves, pumpkins, and apples. Who doesn’t love fall after all?
Meet Baby Anora! This cutie absolutely stole my heart. She is a content little girl full of beautiful, goofy, and happy expressions. Photographers dream right? We had a beautiful day in October for this shoot. The leaves had fully changed, it was brisk but not freezing, and the light was wonderful.
There is something truly awesome as a professional photographer when a family member calls you up and asks you to cover an event for them. Especially a wedding. Maybe it’s validation that people you love most think you do good work? I’m not sure but I always love it. It is awesome and terrifying. Terrifying in the sense that if you screw it up, you’re going to hear about it for the rest of your life. Don’t get me wrong. I have the most loving and forgiving family on the face of this earth. You just don’t want to be that person at family get togethers that people avoid talking about certain subjects with, awkward. So when my cousin Jonathan called me up and asked if I would photograph his wedding I was both thrilled and a little anxious.
There are moments that grab you and take your breath away. They can be beautiful, heartbreaking, terrifying, or transport you into the past. My husband and I bought his Grandfather’s house when we got married. We have slowly been renovating and updating it over the past five years but there are still sections of the house that remain mostly untouched. These hidden places still remind me so much of his Grandfather. The primary place is the garage. My husband and his Grandfather looked a lot alike and although I didn’t know him very well, I am assuming acted similar as well. There are times that I walk by while Speed Racer is working in the garage and see him standing, brow furrowed at some mechanical mayhem. His hands buried in the pockets of his worn and oil stained jeans, boots clacking on the floor, sleeves of his plaid shirt rolled up, occasionally taking his hands out of his pockets to run through his hair and I almost see his Grandfather, boots, worn oil stained jeans, plaid shirt, take one of his hands out of his pockets and lay it on his Grandsons shoulder. It takes my breath away.
Happy Friday blog readers! Here is another in the “Still Moments” series. This moment struck me as I was rushing around the house. The light coming from the window and the dreary mood caught my eye. The title of this piece is “Return.” For some reason that word just stuck in my head as I was photographing the image. What does the word “return” mean for you? Is it a loved one returning? Is it returning to a place? Or is just hitting the return key? Ponder the word today and let me know your thoughts!
It’s official, I really do have THE coolest clients on the face of the planet. Sure, one of these clients is also my fabulous Cuz but still, really awesome! This past weekend I was in Richmond, VA photographing Jonathan and Terri’s wedding (more on that soon!) and as a thank you gift they gave me this awesome necklace. It’s a old camera and the lid comes off the top so you can hide things inside! A camera with secrets, I like it! It was done by Iluxo, check them out on Etsy. By far my favorite thank you I’ve ever received from a client. Thanks guys, and I can’t wait to get cracking on your wedding photos!