It’s pretty rare that all the elements come together for a outdoor boudoir session. Weather, timing, a willing subject, and of course finding a secluded enough location to take the photos. But Amanda and I set out on a beautiful warm fall day for a beautiful boudoir adventure.
I love being able to photograph my friends! It’s one of my favorite things. I especially love capturing their relationships and ones that I respect so much. Amanda & Kevan, and I set out on one of the first hot spring days this year to Amanda’s Grandfather’s land to take some awesome couples portraits.
Today I am pining for some sunshine and warm weather. So today’s entries in the Still Moments series are photographs that make me think of that. My mind is on lazy summer days, sun coming in the windows, and well, just sunshine mainly.
We are so close to warm weather again I can almost taste it. For those of you farther up North than Tennessee, hang in there! Until then, I hope these will help keep you through the cold days.
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!
Today on the Still Moments segment I am mourning the loss of summer for a bit. Don’t get me wrong, I am a huge fan of fall. Lots of good things happen in fall, my birthday, leaves, great light, and the fact that Speed Racer will actually snuggle with me…I am a bit of a heater. But there is always that transition to fall that leaves my heart longing for the long days of summer. I have said many times that I think I could be okay with winter if we still had long days. It’s the lack of light that get me.
The above photo was taken at Norris Lake, TN. If you leave in East TN, you know the beauty that the lake has to offer in the summer. It also bring a huge sigh of relief from the heat and haze that oppresses Tennessee in August. My hope with this photo was to capture that haze and the slow ebbing flow of the water coming off of the lake.