Jun 25 2017

Taylor : High School Senior Portraits

Taylor : 2018 High School Senior

This senior session is near to my heart as I remember when Taylor was BORN! Her aunt is one of my best friends and I’ve photographed Taylor’s family over the years.

A very talented soccer player, Taylor is weighing her options on colleges. Whichever path she chooses, this lady is going to do amazing things.

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Jun 21 2017

Chris + Nicole : Pink + Gold Country Wedding

On a late spring afternoon in June, Chris + Nicole exchanged vows surrounded by friends + family under the bluest of skies in an open green field. Here’s the story of their wedding day:

  • Nicole chose a lovely ball gown for her wedding dress and it was glorious. Flow-y and flattering. Yes!
  • One of Chris’ best men was his dad. He stood beside Chris at the front of the aisle and they had almost the exact same expressions while Nicole walked down the aisle. It was the sweetest.
  • A special friend made an appearance at the ceremony: the friendly neighborhood lama! She only watched from a distance as a good surprise guest should do.
  • Nicole customized her bouquet with a photo of her grandfather. Keeping his picture close and a special way to share that moment.

Ceremony / Reception: Wisteria Ridge
Florist: Gloriosa
Hair & Make-up: Rock Paper Beauty Lounge
Cake: Wildflour
Caterer: Pumpernickel Pickle
DJ: RSP / Kellen Williams
Videographer: Mark Yeattes

Special thanks to Marissa with Bella Muse for photographing with me!

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Jun 18 2017

Jacob + Rose : Engaged

The lovely garden engagement session of Jacob + Rose!

Looking forward to their wedding in September.

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Jun 15 2017

Sam : G & G Nutrition

Meet Sam, a dietitian nutritionist and owner of G & G Nutrition!

Sam needed some new headshots and images for her website. I loved getting a few action shots of Sam in the kitchen and spending some time with her sweet little Lily dog!

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Jun 04 2017

Nate + Susie : Stunning Mountainside Wedding

I’m not even sure words can do Nate + Susie’s wedding justice. It was beyond just lovely, it was full of such special moments with incredible people. The sun was hot and bright, turning to afternoon thunderstorms that made for a cool spring evening. On the side of Mill Mountain, just below the large, illuminated star, an evening of celebration was enjoyed. A few of my favorite moments:

  • Susie’s mom, Nancy, surprised her with a few additions to her bouquet. Long sky blue ribbons flowed from her bouquet, each ribbon had a word or phrase from her bridesmaids that best described Susie. At the very top of the bouquet was a delicate white embroidered handkerchief Nancy had bought for Susie’s wedding day many, many years ago. Such a wonderful wedding day surprise!
  • On top of a mountain, on the edge of a garden, Nate + Susie had their first look. It included a twirl and the biggest smiles. Large soft pink peonies framed them with a fountain singing in the background.
  • When I say we finished all of the family photos RIGHT BEFORE the rain started and it was time to go to the church, I am not exaggerating. As we packed up our gear from the photos and to go to the church, large rain drops fell and thunder sounded across the sky. Thankfully, the storm stayed through the church ceremony and blew by just in time for the reception.
  • Rockledge, owned by Susie’s parents, is some kind of magical. It was the perfect backdrop for a candlelight dinner, under a clear tent to see the stars and amazing view of the city. A sparker exit took Nate + Susie off in a red, convertible Bel Air. Sigh.
  • One of Nate + Susie’s wedding gifts was a painting from Maria Osorio Driscoll. I loved that she setup at the reception and painted so guests could watch the progress!

Ceremony: Crystal Spring Baptist Church
Reception: Rockledge (private residence)
Coordinator: Linda Garbee
Florist and Caterer: Plantation Creations
Hair: Amy England / JCPenny
Makeup: Danielle / MAC
DJ: Quest Entertainment

Special thanks to Jason from Simple Times Photography for photographing with me!

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May 28 2017

The Akers Family

Jennifer…my dear friend from elementary, middle and high school is due any day now with her miracle baby boy. Endless trips to the doctor, tests, more tests, prayers and hopes – God has gifted her family with the sweetest of blessings.

Such a special moment for her and her family, I’m so thankful to document these times.

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