Babies, Beauty, Children, Family Portraits, Knoxville, Life, Maternity, Personal, Photography, Portraits

Oh Baby Baby

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In case, I forgot to mention it…Speed Racer and I are pregnant!  We are having a baby and quite soon too I might add!  Our little one is set to make its debut February 3rd, 2015.  So between holidays and preparing for baby, the posts and updates may be few and far between.  I appreciate your patience during this time, especially all of my clients who have already shown me so much patience and love!  I cannot wait to share the next stage in our life with you as well as my photography career.  Here’s to the next adventure!

A special thinks also to Kayla with Kayla F Photography!  I cannot get over my amazing maternity session with her and adore each and every beautiful image she took!

 

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Art, Beauty, Home, Knoxville, Life, Personal, Photography, Uncategorized

Still Moments 4.4.14

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To me, there is absolutely nothing like starting my day off with a warm drink.  It’s one of my few daily rituals that I stick to.  I also realized this morning that it’s one of the few Still Moments that I have everyday and it always starts the day off right.  My morning usually starts very early and there is something about making coffee or pouring tea that calms, rejuvenates, and prepares me for the day ahead.  It’s a time where I contemplate the dreams that are still on the edge of my consciousness and turn my thoughts to what’s in store.

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We all need morning moments that speak to us whether it’s coffee, prayer or meditation, or maybe lacing up your shoes for a run.  What is yours?  I encourage you to revel in your personal still moment this morning and start today feeling reawakened.

Babies, Children, Family Portraits, Home, Life, Love, Personal, Photography, Portraits

Snapshots

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As a professional photographer its incredibly important to me not to forget to capture my everyday life.  Don’t get me wrong, there is a side of my brain that never stops taking pictures.  I see them EVERYWHERE and try to capture the most I can.  But there are times when I get so focused on work, bookings, editing etc, that I forget to take a breath and look around me.

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Art, Beauty, Kitties, Knoxville, Personal, Photography, Portraits

Still Moments 1.27.14

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It’s been awhile since I’ve contributed to the Still Moments series that I’ve been collecting.  But this moment hit me the other day. What is more still and than a quiet house and a cat appreciating a sun beam?  I don’t know, there’s just something about it that is peaceful.  Pets themselves bring so much comfort and peace to our lives.  I try to keep my crazy cat lady tendencies to a minimum but it doesn’t mean that I don’t appreciate our pets.  There are times when they drive me nuts but at the end of a bad day they can also be a great comfort.  I know many of you feel the same way.  So enjoy a cup of tea (or maybe something stronger) and cuddle up with that pet today.  Here are a few of the “runners up” for the still moments for this entry.

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Art, Personal, Photography, Weddings

Can you say, Suhweet?

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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!

Babies, Beauty, Children, Family Portraits, Immediate Family, Life, Love, Personal, Photography, Portraits

Grace 3 Months

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This is Grace, my Niece.  So full disclosure here, this post is going to be full of biased information about how this little girl is the cutest baby in the world etc etc.  That’s just how it is when you’re an Aunt.  Take it or leave it, she’s my favorite Niece (and my only Niece right now).

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Still Moments 10.8.13

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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.