Thanks for stopping by.  I'll be publishing session highlights and anything photography related that I find interesting.  And feel free to check out my personal blog, where you'll see more of my crazy little life.  

In-Home Newborn & Family Photography Session | Duluth, GA

It's always a pleasure when a family invites me back to photograph the first days of their next child.  I met this sweet family only about a year ago, when their son was born.  When I got a call from the Dad, I initially assumed it would be for a family session with the three of them.  Nope - he was in the hospital and their second child, a daughter, was just born.  What joy!  

I definitely understand the challenges of juggling the responsibilities of both a newborn...and a baby.  Spending time in their home reminded me of those first few blurry days.  My girls are now 5 and 6.  It was hard at first.  But now they're the best of frenemies.  I love that they can do everything together.  They're so different, my girls, but my hope is that their closeness in age with translate to closeness in friendship as they grow older.  I hope that for these sweet babies too.  

And...this month I've jumped into a blog circle again!  I love blog circles because it gives me (and you!) a little glimpse into the work of talented photographers from all over the world.  This month, I'll circle up to Michele Quattrin in MInnesota, then link over to my friend Hali Tomczak over in New York, and then go all the way up north to Canada to Janis Lempera's post that is certain to make you SMILE.  So, stay with me until the end, and click over to Michele, who has an awesome little natural light studio in Minneapolis.  

Ok, here are my favorites from this wonderful in-home newborn session.  I've also included the video slideshow I created for them.  Hope you enjoy~ 

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And here's the pictures from our session...

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It's funny how their little family routines have remained the same since I was here about a year ago.  The kitchen is the heart of their home. 

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I love this next set because it depicts the "juggling" I referred to above!

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Like last time I visited, they enjoy reading books together in bed.  

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I'm always so grateful to be invited into someone's home during their first few days with a new baby.  It never gets old.  

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Thank you so much for viewing these pictures and/or watching the slideshow video.  


Now, I'd love for you to follow around our blog circle.  I'm linking to Michele Quattrin of mQn Photography of North Oaks, Minnesota.  She has the MOST fabulous, modern-industrial studio space with tons of beautiful window light.  Lotsa of brick, rustic hardwood floors and an opulent chandelier.  The perfect spot for portraits in the Minneapolis area.  Check it out: mQn Photography Studio Space in North East Minneapolis


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Chuck & Jewel get Married

Chuck and Jewel have been our friends for many years.  We've shared more than our fair share of laughs.  They were there for the births of our babies, kids' birthday parties, Masters Golf-watching parties, steak-grilling parties, football-watching parties, among other reasons to celebrate.  

I knew months before it happened that Chuck was planning to propose to Jewel, as she began her retirement and they prepared to move to their dream home near the beaches of South Carolina.  We were so thrilled for them!  

It was such a beautiful way to celebrate our own anniversary, too.  They got married 11 years to the day that Kevin and I were.  And just like 11 years earlier, it was a picture perfect day in every way.  (We even got to dance to our first dance song, Louie Armstrong's "What a Wonderful World.")

I was there as a guest and certainly had so much fun.  But you know I had to bring my camera and capture a few memories for our dear friends.  I've never shot a wedding before - it was quite a learning experience, for sure.  I hope these pictures do their day a little bit of justice.  I actually got emotional working on both their pictures and their video.  

Here's part one... Part two is below - more pictures from the reception including the Best Man's Speech, Matron of Honor Speech, and the incomparable Cooter Douglas.  I think he just spoke because he's completely hilarious without even trying!  

Enjoy~

And Part two - less pictures more video including all of the reception speeches and toasts:

 

 

 

Audio: "A Thousand Years" Copyright Christina Perri & David Hodges 2011; "At Last" by Etta James, Copyright Mack Gordon and Harry Warren copyright 1942 , renewed 1969 Twentieth Century Music Corp. Rights throughout the world controlled by Leo Feist Inc.  "What a Wonderful World" 1967 performed by Louie Armstrong, written by David Weiss and Bob Thiele (as George Douglas.) Copyright controlled by Memory Lane Music Group, Carlin Music Corp. and BMG Rights Management.

*Slideshow for personal use only.  No consideration was exchanged; in other words, no compensation in any form was received for my photography, video or any other services.  I do not hold myself out to be a wedding photographer.  This slideshow is a gift to friends.  Please do not upload directly to any social media, thank you.* 

 


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Summer Favorites and Personal Photojournalism Blog Circle

Hello!  It's been such a busy summer, and we all now have a month of school behind us.  It's finally Fall here in Atlanta; it's still felt very much like summer until a day or two ago. I've also fallen behind on my 365, but I'm still trying to take as many pictures as I can and get them edited and done as I have time. (You can see all of my 365 pictures on instagram.) 

This month, I'm also participating in the Personal Photojournalism Blog Circle.  We've welcomed a new member, Joy, and I'm so excited to see her pictures. 

This month I'm linking to JJ again- can't wait to see how her family finished up their summer and are starting their Fall activities.  Click the link at the bottom of this post to follow along in our circle.  

These are some of my end-of-summer favorites - it's been a busy summer, so I don't have as many done as I'd like.  To see what we were up to in May, June or July, you can check out my previous monthly 365 Project round-up posts.  

Here are some from waaaaayyy back on the 4th of July that had a chance to get to recently. 

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And of course, we spent some of our summer evenings at the Suwanee Fountains.  

 

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Logan started Kindergarten and riding the bus!

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And a fun shot from an outdoor movie night in Johns Creek's Newton Park. 

A few random little shots... Plus we also had fun this summer in Zsa Zsa's pool. 

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We remembered September 11th at the memorial in Town Center Suwanee. 

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A few more fun randoms....

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Kins and AJ started school too. 

 

 

 

 

We went to the Duluth Fall Festival.  

 

Soccer season has started too!

 

And a few from our Wisconsin trip that I just recently was able to get to work on.  Still so many more to edit and share!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Now, jump over to JJ's blog here: Family Photographer in Shoreview, Minnesota

Thanks y'all and see you next month!

(PS- Today is my 11th wedding anniversary!  This fun thing is that tonight we'll be attending a wedding for good friends of ours.  What a fun way to celebrate our anniversary.  I'll be bringing my camera tonight too, hope I catch a few good shots! Wish me luck!) 

 

 


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June 365 Wrap-up and Personal Photojournalism Blog Circle

Hey hey!!  It's that time of the month again!  (Wait...that didn't come out right...)  You get me.  It's August and I still can't really believe it.  But on the first of every month, I post my 365 favorites.  (You can see all of my 365 pictures on instagram.) 

I also use this little opportunity to introduce you to a few of my very favorite photographers in our personal photojournalism blog circle.  I love this little glimpse into their lives, watching their kids grow up.... And I must say, since we've been doing this for a year now, I think we've all improved our photography skills so much.  

This month I'm linking to my Minnesota friend JJ.... Click the link at the bottom of this post to see what she's been up to this past month.  

Oh - and a little disclaimer here - last month I posted my June favorites and I've actually JUST NOW finished up all of June.  Yeah.  So, I'm a month behind.  So, think of this as Part 2 of my June faves.  

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Hope you enjoyed my little pictures....

Now, click over to JJ's blog here: Shoreview Minnesota Family Photographer

Thanks y'all and see you next month!


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June 365 Favorites & Personal Photojournalism Blog Circle

Y'all....I don't know how June is over.  I truly don't.  But we had fun.  Here's a peek inside our summer so far, along with our monthly blog circle link at the bottom of the post.  It's been so fun to watch Christine & Liz document their families over this past year.  Be sure to stick with me until the end of the post and then click over to Christine's blog.  

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Hope you've enjoyed a little glimpse into my crazy little life.  Now please follow our circle around, next up is the incredibly talented Christine Hurla, click here to see what she's been shooting this past month: Kansas City Family Photographer.  

 

(Oh, and I published a fun before/after of the one with Kinsley at the fountains.  You can check that out here: Suwanee Fountains Before/After )


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