It’s hard to believe that this little guy used to be this little baby! He’s growing up fast and he’s on the move. I was so excited to go to my hometown for the weekend to photograph and hang out with Mr. and Mrs. Hokie (and baby Hokie).
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder…famous saying but something that I don’t totally agree with. As a photographer one of my favorite aspects of my job is to show my clients (and the world) the beauty that I see in people. So, bear with me for a moment as I get on my soap box about how beautiful you are.
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.
It’s Throw Back Thursday here on the blog with this image from my Still Moments series. I recently found a old roll of Ilford 3200 film that I had developed. I obviously took some with this rolls here and there because there are moments from the end of college, the summer after college, right after we moved to Tennessee and up until recently. This image was from a hike I took to Abraham’s Falls in Cades Cove several years ago. I love the graininess of 3200 and the way the light illuminates the water droplets. You’ll be seeing more film images on here since I finally discovered a reliable place to get it developed. But for now, remember to enjoy those still moments and Throw Back Thursday.
In the post The St. Clairs I mentioned that I was in Lexington, Va to see my new niece and nephew! So the time has finally come to show these two cuties off. I was in Lexington for several days and while I was there it was my goal to not only get some pictures of these new babies in my life, but also just photograph the surrounding area.
When I was taking a short vacation to my hometown of Lexington, VA to visit my new Niece and Nephew (more on that later!) I had the pleasure of taking some family portraits for my long time friends the St. Clairs. I was especially thrilled to get to take some photos of their daughter, Addison right before her 1st birthday. It’s such a special time and we had a blast.
The post today is a bit of a personal one. I may even divulge some of my deepest and darkest secrets. That’s right faithful readers, I’m opening my heart to you. Whatever you do, don’t judge me. We’re about to go into a sector I like to call, Goat Therapy.