Archive for October, 2008

Last Sunday night I met up with Stephanie and Kevin to do their engagement pictures. They are getting married this spring in St. Lucia! Oh la la! We started off out west and worked our way towards downtown Knoxville …stopping in Sequoyah Hills and the Market Square parking garage along the way. I had such a great time with these two. They were up for anything and they didn’t complain once…even after I told them repeatedly, “this is the last shot, I promise” (and it really wasn’t). 

 Thanks for spending the evening with me Stephanie & Kevin. Congratulations on your engagement!!

I love this one!

I was getting sun flare from all over the place, so I just decided to work with it;)

Sorry Kevin! This made me laugh…so I had to post it!

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Last Sunday morning I got to hang out with 3 very fun kids – Blakely, Skylar, & Zack. We headed over to the park about 9:30am to hang out, play and get some pictures but it was freezing outside! The kids still did a great job! All three of them are absolutely adorable and have very fun and different personalities! We eventually ended up back at their house to work on puzzles, jump on theirs beds and play dress up! Here are a few of my favorites from the day… I took me a long time to narrow down my favorites… there were so many.  Thank you for spending your morning with me Leigh, Joe, Blakely, Skylar and Zack!!

Zack was not happy…so we decided to work with his frown. haha.

I had to sneak in a cute one of mom and dad :)

We played 30 faces of Blakey and she really had 30 different faces. This one is my favorite:)

We also did 30 different faces of Skylar. She had 30 different poses but almost the same face in each:) haha.


I had everyone show me how old they are on their hands.

I had to help Zack a little:)

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Sorry I was having a Fleetwood Mac flashback!

So, last night I finished my to do list and decided that I needed to get to bed early for once (and by early, I mean midnight).  As soon as I laid down, the dog started barking and running around the house trying to get to a window. John and I jumped out of bed and made our way to the window, only to find our pumpkins had been taken! The kids had just carved the pumpkins on Monday night and were so excited to display them out front! They even poured salt on the ground last night to keep the slugs away from their beloved pumpkin masterpieces. John hopped in the car and drove around the neighborhood in hopes of finding the people responsible, but they were long gone… leaving only a trail of smashed up mailboxes and broken pumpkins in the road.  This morning I knew I had to come up with something to tell the children. They share my passion for Halloween but they are still young and afraid of bad people and scary monsters. John and I didn’t think it would be right to tell them that some bad people came and took their pumpkins because that would only freak them out. Instead, I decided to tell them a much happier tale of a family of 4 that didn’t have enough money to buy their own pumpkins and asked if they could have ours. I also mentioned that this family was very impressed with the faces carved on the pumpkins (which the kids had drawn and cut out themselves).  I apologized to the children for giving away their pumpkins and told them that I would replace them this evening. Before I could even finish my sentence Cade looked up at me and said, “Mom, it’s okay…they don’t have any money…they can have our pumpkins”.  I feel terrible for lying to my children about what happened but I must say that I couldn’t be more proud of the response that Cade gave me.

Just wanted to share that story with you all:)

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Sneak Peeks!

I am on a roll tonight!! It is 3am and I am about to go to sleep but I wanted to post a sneak peek from my sessions this weekend.  Sunday morning I got to hang out with 3 awesome kids! Blakely, Skylar & Zack. They were alot of fun and I cannot wait to post the rest of their pictures.

Sunday evening, I met up with Stephanie & Kevin for a fun engagement session. We ran all over town! I thank both of them for their patience!! I cannot wait to post the rest of their images as well. Stay tuned I have alot left to blog!!

I heart this picture:)

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Wow! Is the only thing I can say about this bride and groom. They both knocked me off of my feet. Brooke for her craftiness and Trey for his dance moves! Brooke made both of her wedding dresses, the cake topper, her wedding invitations, Trey’s suit AND she was going to make her shoes as well but she ran out of time! Everything she did looked fantastic! Not only is Brooke unbelievably creative; she is also a great swing dancer…as is Trey. Most of the guests were swing dancers as well, so the dancing at the reception was unreal. I was so in awe of the great dancing, I had to remind myself to take pictures a few times. I also kept getting the urge to run out onto the dance floor and start dancing, although that would have been embarassing for me and everyone watching. So I decided to spare the guests my dance moves.

Congratulations Brooke & Trey!! And a HUGE thank you to Mk McKenna for having me as a second shooter all weekend. I had a great time!!!

Look at that cake topper!  It was perfect for the ring shot!

Courtney’s dad came to help her get ready…I thought that was very cute.

Brooke & Trey got ready together but we still set up a little first sight meeting since Trey had not yet seen her in her dress.

Trey made the best faces all day. He was cracking me up.

As I was leaving to drive back to Knoxville, I found their getaway car….trashed! haha.

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Two weekends ago I made the long haul up to Maryland to second shoot for the fabulously fantastic MK McKenna. She had 3 weddings in one weekend! And she had them all blogged within a week of the wedding! She is super woman! Make sure you check out her blog!

I really enjoyed meeting MK and both of her couples – who were both super sweet. I am going to start with Courtney & Tom though since they were married first. The ceremony was held at River Road Unitarian Universalist Congregation in Bethesda, MD. After the cermony, we boarded the shuttle and headed over to Glen Echo Park for the reception. Glen Echo Park is such a cool place. There were so many neat places to shoot there. Aside from it being a little chilly outside (and me being ill prepared for cold weather), the day went off without a hitch. Congratulations Courtney & Tom! I had such a great time documenting your special day with MK!

Courtney wore a very cool pink dress with silver sparkly ballet flats- very cute!

Courtney & Tom decided to see each other before the ceremony, that always makes for a nice moment between the couple.

I can still smell these cupcakes. They were soooooo good.

The Best Man:)




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My new logo!


I have been working with the Fabulous Quinn Peyser to come up with a new logo and it is finally done! I love it! I am still trying to figure out how to resize it so that I can make it my blog header…I am technologically challenged:) Please make sure you check out Quinn’s web page and blog, she is super talented and has some VERY cute “save -the -dates” . Thanks Quinn!!!

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