Category: Personal

Featured – Atlanta Wedding Photographer

March 22, 2012

Heather and Kelby’s gorgeous southern wedding is being featured in Style Me Pretty today! Check out the entire publication here.

Color – Atlanta Wedding Photographer

February 28, 2012

The ability to see in color, to me, is one of the greatest gifts we are given. Color can affect our moods, touch us deeply, inspire us. It reminds us of the diversity, abundance, and beauty in this world. Add a little color into your life and listen to your heart sing.

My Lovelies – Atlanta | Peachtree City | Newnan | Fayetteville Photographer

January 24, 2012

I should feel outraged about the mild temperatures around the Atlanta area recently. I think this is the mildest winter we’ve had since we moved here six years ago. Part of me is somewhat alarmed about the effects of global warming in our planet and wonders if this is proof of it, but I have to admit the guilt and worry haven’t taken hold, probably because I dread the freezing temps that Januray brings about; it makes the first three months of the year drag on forever.

Three atypical things I’ve done this month:

  • Gave myself a pedicure on my front porch, in shorts and a tank top
  • Cheerfully whistled a tune while opening my gas bill
  • Took pretty pictures like these

 

     

 

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Bridget | Peachtree City Baby Photographer

January 17, 2012

 

 I am just catching up on posting sessions from December and this was by far my favorite. My lovely Goddaughter has me wrapped around her little finger. This image captures her beauty perfectly, with those blue-gray eyes full of curiosity and wonder. I love her so much.

Sisterly Love – Atlanta GA Wedding Photographer

September 12, 2011

She once put a rotten banana on my chair, so I would splatter it all over my pants when I sat down to dinner. We would fight about who looked prettier in dresses; she’d never trust me to do her hair because I would make a knotty mess out of it, and I would hide her toys to make her miserable. Dad used to tell us to get along, because when he and mom weren’t around anymore, the only true family we’d have left would be one another.

As adults, my sister is one of the greatest blessings in my life. She is my closest friend and my girls adore her. So when I found out our second baby would be another girl, I was thrilled, I wanted them to have each other like my sister and I have each other. Exactly five and a half years apart, just like us, my girls can fight like it’s the coolest thing since ice-cream. They pull each other’s hair and scream at each other in frustration, they can even be mean when the other gets hurt and laugh instead of showing compassion (only sometimes). But I have also heard the most beautiful words spoken between them and seen unexpected acts of kindness shared. This weekend we were taking some shots and I got the most amazing display of sisterly affection. I may just print a couple and hold them up like peace flags in the middle of their next argument.

Click here to see the full slideshow.

I’m a wedding photographer based in Atlanta, GA. Please visit my wedding photography portfolio to view more of my work.

 

 

 

Sisterly Love – Atlanta GA Wedding Photographer

September 12, 2011

She once put a rotten banana on my chair, so I would splatter it all over my pants when I sat down to dinner. We would fight about who looked prettier in dresses; she’d never trust me to do her hair because I would make a knotty mess out of it, and I would hide her toys to make her miserable. Dad used to tell us to get along, because when he and mom weren’t around anymore, the only true family we’d have left would be one another.

As adults, my sister is one of the greatest blessings in my life. She is my closest friend and my girls adore her. So when I found out our second baby would be another girl, I was thrilled, I wanted them to have each other like my sister and I have each other. Exactly five and a half years apart, just like us, my girls can fight like it’s the coolest thing since ice-cream. They pull each other’s hair and scream at each other in frustration, they can even be mean when the other gets hurt and laugh instead of showing compassion (only sometimes). But I have also heard the most beautiful words spoken between them and seen unexpected acts of kindness shared. This weekend we were taking some shots and I got the most amazing display of sisterly affection. I may just print a couple and hold them up like peace flags in the middle of their next argument.

Click here to see the full slideshow.

I’m a wedding photographer based in Atlanta, GA. Please visit my wedding photography portfolio to view more of my work.

 

 

 

A Girl After My Own Heart – Newnan Baby Photographer

September 9, 2011

It fascinates me to watch a baby’s facial expressions and see them discover the world, one inch at a time. I wish I had a way to magically hear their thoughts as they see something colorful for the first time, study a face, or try to articulate their first sounds.

B is my God-daughter and my constant photography model. It melts my heart to capture every stage of her life and I particularly love the stage of six months of age, when they giggle, and “talk” to you, and reach for your face with adoration. It’s one of the happiest phases in a baby’s growth.

Here is sweet baby B

 

 

 I’m a wedding and family photographer based in Atlanta, Georgia. Please visit our wedding photography portfolio for more information.

 

 

 

September 11th – Atlanta Wedding Photographer

September 8, 2011

I remember every single detail of my day on September 11th, 2001. It is a day that I never want to relive. That is why as the date approaches this year; I can’t help but cringe at the advertisements on TV and radio announcing special programs recounting the events. The grief and tragedy is so deep I simply can’t afford to re-experience it.

I am married to a former U.S. Marine whom I admire deeply for his loyalty to the United States and his willingness to defend it.

When it comes to the politics surrounding September 11 and its aftermath, we don’t see eye to eye, and that’s ok. He is a man of great character, who would do anything for what he believes in; I am an idealist and I constantly try to be a woman of faith.

I have faith that we can evolve. I know that we can evolve.

As you are exposed to the atrocities of September 11th over the next few days, and perhaps you feel the grasp of anger, hatred, and sadness smothering you all over again; please do not lose sight of what God ultimately asks of us: to love, respect, and forgive each other.

If you don’t believe in God, that’s ok, just think of the impact that letting go of the pollution in your heart could have on you, and on humanity. Think of the possibilities.

And if those reasons are not good enough, here’s mine:

Moving On – Atlanta Wedding Photography

June 12, 2011

Georgia has grown on me in the past four years, or is it five? When I first moved to this small town from a big, bustling city, I felt so out of place. Rather than being soothed, envigorated by its expansiveness I felt smothered.

As the months went by and I drove through the quiet country roads to our new home in Newnan, its peace started growing on me. The pastures, the cows, the intense green and painted white houses surrounding my neighborhood became nurturing, familiar. I still get my fill of the city life when I go visit my parents several times a year, but inevitably, as I drive back to my southern house in Georgia, it feels like home.

I am moving this weekend; just fifteen minutes away from my current home. This is a new, exciting chapter of our family’s life and I am so excited to be at this stage. But as I hustled to get last minute details squared away for moving, I had to pause and photograph some spots that I have become attached to. Spots I drive by every day and have become part of that comforting, homey scenery that helped me fall in love with Georgia.

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John – Newnan Wedding Photographer

May 9, 2011

Something that I didn’t expect is happening, and I am loving it.

My husband, second shooter, and partner in crime gets kudos, accolades even, at weddings. I hear things like:

“I couldn’t have spent those 30 minutes waiting with anyone better than you, John. Thank you.”  from a groom. And at the wedding prior to that one after the bride, microphone in hand, made a toast to her parents and bridesmaids, she proceeded to say: “and John, you rock!”. Haha!

The truth is, while I develop these amazing relationships with brides, at the wedding I am so focused in getting every shot, every moment, that John steps in to offer emergency assistance, bond with the couple, offer emotional support, and throw in the occasional, totally necessary humor to lighten a tough situation.

He doesn’t want to be a full-time photographer, and hates it if I treat him like one. But he supports me and shares in this dream that I am living; and for being my rock and right hand I am forever grateful.

Ana is right, my husband rocks!