Saturday, May 28, 2011

Elyse & Kurt - Wedding

I couldn't be happier than to have gotten to spend the day with Elyse&Kurt and their families and friends. As a photographer (especially a wedding photographer) you are constantly looking for the next thing that will inspire you. Sometimes it is a killer dress, other times cute kids who just keep stealing the show, or it might even be the crazy personality of the Best Man; but one thing that we have little control over, and is perhaps the greatest inspiration of all, is location.
Elyse and Kurt did their job well, picking a gorgeous stone church in Warriors Mark, and the always charming Marrara's Mountain Lodge. I never expected just how blessed with inspiration I would be by these locals.
I had only started oooohing and ahhing over the stone church, when I looked over my shoulder -and what to my wandering eyes should appear? A gorgeous, dilapidated, antebellum mansion. Picture location - CHECK! And then when we arrived at the Lodge I noticed that not only were the forecast storms going to bypass us, but they were instead going to leave me with the most beautiful settling fog. Talk about romantic ambiance.
I find myself inspired at every wedding I get to take part in, but these inspirational locations just beg for me to return and capture them again. So go out, look over your shoulder, and live with your eyes wide open - you never know what may inspire you!


Thursday, May 19, 2011

What do April Showers Bring? (Newborn Photography)

Why May Flowers of course - Introducing little Lilly.

At only 7 days old, this gorgeous little girl just didn't want to miss anything happening in the world around her. She loves the sound of her daddy's voice and the warmth of the corner wood burning stove, the comfort of mama's smell and the strength of daddy's arms. And in the familiarity of her home she settles into sleep - dreaming sweet dreams of one day being a ballerina, a doctor, or a lion tamer. Just don't doubt that she will accomplish anything she sets her mind to!

So, welcome to the world Lilly - I can't wait to see what you bring to it.


Friday, May 13, 2011

Emily C's Maternity (Maternity, Pregnancy)

Whether pregnant in heels or barefoot and pregnant, Emily has a natural way of just making pregnancy look easy. She's cute as a button and walking around at 37 weeks as if she has all the time in the world before this little one arrives.
Emily and her husband have decided not to find out the gender of their child - allowing it be one of the few surprises left in the world (I love surprises, but I admit that I HAD to know with my own!). So we did one pink outfit and one blue, because in my world if you are going to be surprised, you have to be prepared for anything ;o) I think that however it ends up, this baby is going to be so lucky to have such a loving and devoted mama!

For the fun of it, leave a comment guessing what she will have - my guess is girl -we all have a 50/50 chance of being right!


Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Beauty Isn't Only Skin Deep (Headshots, Portraits)

It doesn't take more than a few minutes of being around Nicole to realize that she isn't your typical 22 year old. Rather than spending her time trying to get ahead in life, she takes time to help others make ends meet. She is happy to talk about fashion, but will also offer to help you with your laundry. And I did get her to talk about boys, but mainly about how she can't wait to hold my two little ones again. Perhaps there's no question as to why this young woman chose to go into ministry!

I feel so honored to have gotten to photograph this young woman who is even more beautiful inside than out.