Friday, April 30, 2010

juuuuuuust beachy l personal

How insanely inappropriate, huh? The title of this post, I mean. Irony is a funny little thing and that is all I will say on the matter. You know what is also insanely inappropriate? blogging at 1 am. blogging at 1 am when you have to shoot a beautiful beach-side wedding tomorrow afternoon. That's okay, though. I needed a little something routine thrown in this crazy mix.

life is all about new associations. Isn't it crazy how hearing a song from high school can send you right back to the lockers? Or the smell of cinnamon rushes in memories of Christmas? I guess we're all creatures of habit and association. Here's to new habits, new memories and brand spankin' new fun times at the beach. right, julie?

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oh, and here's a leeeetle peak at the happy couple to be married on the first of may.

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Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Helium l Personal

Cheap amusement with the sisters and momma.


Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Pretty in Pearls l Personal

In my opinion, the difference between an 'okay photo' and a 'great photo' lies simply in the hands of details. My favorite session is one that is planned ahead with plenty of attention to detail....making the photo personal.

If you've ever emailed me inquiring about a session of any kind, you know that a general location recommendation probably wont happen. no no no. I make things much more difficult and ask you to call upon what defines you as a couple or as an individual so we can bring that into your session. For a couple session, where was your first date? A breakfast diner you say? Well then I'd suggest we incorporate some sort of breakfast picnic out in the middle of nowhere, find a unique piece of furniture for the table, some small accessories and bring some pre-made pancakes. Now instead of simply posing near a garden, you have a story to tell.

A little bit of extra thought, heart and honesty goes a long way.

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Monday, April 26, 2010

Desiree & Joel l Engaged

I'm a date person. And a numbers person. Maybe it's because I was born 8-8-88. I love when the clock reads 8:08...or 6:06...or even 12:12. You get the point. So I was very excited when I got an email about a wedding on 10-10-10. Desiree is gorgeous and is certainly comfortable in front of the camera. I've had an abundance of couples suggesting the Canal Walk in Richmond...but its okay! I welcome the challenge of finding new spots.

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Sunday, April 25, 2010

Mrs. Emmerson-Bridals

I love a bride who isn't afraid to break away from the white and embrace her own style. Her wedding was complete with cowboy boots, country music and..............a John Deer tractor for the honeymoon escape. Absolutely love it.

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and a sneak peak from the wedding...

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Friday, April 23, 2010

Jasmine Rain l Personal

So....maybe it helped you to sleep better. Maybe it ruined your plans. Maybe it forced you to stay inside instead of enjoying the bright sunny day you had expected. Sometimes....I'm annoyed with the rain. But, more often than not, I am thankful for the beauty it enables. I'm thankful for the dirt it washes away. I'm thankful for the new chances for fresh footprints. Just something to chew on.

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Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Heirloom Tomatoes l Personal

I would highly encourage investing in a creative friendship. I would also highly encourage investing in a relationship with the Creator of the universe. He has placed the perfect amount of support, kindness and 'umph' into my life to kick me into gear. If you're a regular visitor, you know I speak very highly of my Julie friend. We are kindred spirits (anne of green gables, much?) and our conversations are always joyful and leave me newly inspired. Just today, she sent me a text that read...

'you are cautiously courageous. like, you've only ever been a winter grocery store tomato. but you're going to realize you're becoming a july, grown in the sunshine, eat it right out of the garden heirloom tomato! organic, too! see, always a tomato, but now an intensely bright fabulous extra wonderful rare tomato'

Not only does she send me ecouraging texts and has picnics with me with pretty cupcakes, she sent me this in the MAIL yesterday. made my LIFE!

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the inscription reads, 'here's to sunny days'

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hand painted, too. She is oozing with talent.

Thank you Lord, for kindness in friendship. And for the appreciation of mighty metaphors.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

The ultimate music project l Giveaway

What do you get when you combine passion for good music with passion for good photos? The title of this blog post, of course!

I love a good mixed CD. I make a new one about once a month and skip anxiously to the car to have a listen. I usually get tired of it quickly and make a new one...skimming through my extremely picked over itunes library. THAT is where my idear was born.

I am giving away a free 1.5 hour session. whatever kind of session that tickles your fancy. My only requirement is that you keep all of your clothes on. (Hey, people have asked.) With your session comes a photo CD of all images and as many outfits as you like. As long as theyre cheerful.

What do I need to do to be entered to win?
Send, to my business address, a mixed CD of your very favorite tunes. Each CD must come with the complete list of songs and artists. The number of songs is irrelevant....I just highly discourage wasting a whole CD on 3 songs. so silly! No, you won't get your CD back.

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Is that all?
yes!

Business Address:
114 Hargrave Avenue
Colonial Heights, Virginia
23834

Winner will be announced when I have the best music collection ever.
Session must be local to my business address...unless you would like to pay for travel.


The Little Woodburn l Family

I have sweet, lovely, cute friends. Friends that happen to be preparing for a little one in August. These two and their family are so very precious to me and I'm so thankful I get to photograph them from time to time. (Todd's parents threw them a reception so we had a few minutes to sneak away for photos. When I say a few minutes, I literally mean 3)

Would you mind helping me with something? When you view my blog, is any of the photo cut off slightly on the right? I need to knooooooowwwww!

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Sunday, April 18, 2010

I am a pioneer l Personal

yes, It's technically Sunday night. But only 1 hour and 21 minutes until Monday morning so I'm not too terribly worried about it. I was going to blog another engagement session, but I figured I'd wait until Tuesday for that. Spice things up a bit, if you will. I dont usually spend lots of time shopping for things online (unless it's camera stuff) but facebook has truly zoned in on my style and I had to click the little link with the adorable purse that happened to be yellow. I'll blame my impulse clicking on birthday wish lists. Even though that isn't until august 8th. The eighth of august. Seven days after the first day of august. I will be 30-8! August 8th. That's my birthday. anyway!

in other news, I've decided to blog once a week on ridiculous tv ads. you know, the inventions you can't live without and are never sold in stores but then you see them in walgreens. I'm pretty pumped!

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yes, I really do want a camping tent. I am a pioneer.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Documentary l Personal

Just a glimpse at what's been going on in my heart lately. So thankful that Christ resides in my heart-He is my strength.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Abby & Caleb l Engaged

Have you ever met someone so kind and gentle that you had to ask a friend of theirs..'are they really that nice all the time?' (not that I did that...) but that is Abby. And Caleb? He adores everything that she is. There was a part in the session where my lighting was giving me a fit and I said, "Caleb, just stand there and hold her for a sec". He responded, "That won't be a problem."

I love that.

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so classy, that abby & caleb.

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Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Riley l 2 Years

Is it just me or could we throw in a baby blue dress, white sash & a tea party and have a sweet little Alice?

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mom was quite a fan of this one. 'her hands on her hips is precious!'

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This is why I love photographing children...I just had to be on my toes to catch this shot and that is all. Very little posing involved because lets face it...they don't really listen :)

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