Katie & Dylan
Katie has been my bestie since we saw each other's frizzy hair from across the room in 5th grade! In the many years following, we spent countless hours together planning a summer camp for kids, going on an eating strike at a church retreat, sunning on the beach, talking all night, and helping each other through breakups (we both discovered hair conditioner and flat irons too!). Now I'm beyond excited that Katie has found her match in Dylan and, come November, they will be Mr. & Mrs.!! Enjoy my lovely Katie and her handsome groom-to-be, Dylan.
I asked Katie to walk up to Dylan and put her arms around him. These are the results from Dylan...
..."I know you're trying to get me to smile"..."Ok, I'll play along"..."Dang, I just can't help having a genuine smile on my face!"
Katie was a champ going off-roading in her heels for this shot
Soon the road will be replaced by the aisle and your clothes will change to a tux and gown, but your connection will only grow stronger as you take the next big step together. Congratulations again!
You might remember my nephew Ryan from his newborn session in October. He's now 6 months old and his parents were ready for some new family photos, so we met at Sims Lake Park in Suwanee. Ryan didn't let the stormy weather forecast get him down and I had a great time capturing all the sweet interactions between my "little" brother and his family. Enjoy the Wrights!
Chloe - 9 Days Old
Having just made the announcement, lovebirds Casey and Christy were beaming with the news of their baby-to-be when my little Blair was born. Now, what seems like a few short months later, baby Chloe is here and perfect!
This is another family connected to me through music as Casey and I marched in CorpsVets Drum and Bugle Corps together. Though our lives have evolved from the days of horn arc, Rockmart, bus rides, and parties, friendships stay the same and we picked up right where we left off. I've enjoyed getting to know Christy and I'm looking forward to the days when our girls can play together on a humid night to the sound of brass!
I'm honored that I got to snuggle with sweet Chloe at just 9 days old. Enjoy!
We started with a wrap made by yours truly with the help of some Kool-aid...maybe another blog post in my future :)
Then it was time to eat and daddy took the opportunity to soak in some baby love!
Meanwhile, I took the opportunity to explore the perfect home they've worked to create for her.
With a full belly of mommy's milk, Chloe was ready to get back to work
I have a thing for hands and feet anyway, but I melt for baby fingers and toes!
The Easter Bunny delivered a special egg this year :)
Bunny hat and diaper cover handmade by Kristy from Willow's Garden. I loved working with her and can't wait to get some more goodies!
Casey has been bursting with pride since the moment he found that he was going to be a dad. During the whole shoot, he was comforting Chloe, changing diapers, cleaning bottles, and - best of all - letting mom rest! Chloe is one lucky girl...
I did a double take when I saw this blanket made for Christy by her grandmother...
...this is Salem at 4 weeks old with a blanket made for my husband by his grandmother
Love those sweetly-dreamin' grins
Yes, I know what you're thinking: this glowing bright-eyed beauty CAN'T be a brand new mom. Isn't she amazing!?
Congratulations guys! Chloe is just a doll and I can't wait to see her grow (and to see which instrument she plays)!
Spring Mini Sessions
Birds chirping, flowers blooming, sun shining...
All indications that spring has sprung! In honor of this beautiful time of year, I'm introducing Spring Mini Sessions. These 30 minute photo shoots are perfect for getting some current pictures of your kids or updating your family photo. Newly engaged or celebrating a new baby bump? Then a mini session is perfect for you too! They're even great for capturing flattering headshots to promote yourself or your business.
Appointment times are already filling, so reserve your spot soon!
Please enjoy session previews, silly stories about my children, and other random thoughts I feel compelled to share!