laura & erik -- engagement session

Sunday I had a very entertaining session with Laura and Erik!  We (Mom, Henry and I) went to their house in Atlanta where we used their yard for our engagement session background.  Laura and Erik are getting married on January 31, 2009 in a very cool, very small way; I'll tell you more about it when I post the wedding pics.

For now, here are some of my favorites:

When I suggested this pose, Laura and Erik immediately said that their friends wouldn't recognize them without their normal smiles -- they do a lot of smiling as you'll see in the rest of the images!  But, I still liked it....

This is one of my very favorites -- I love how comfortable they look together!
So, I hope Erik forgives me for posting this image -- I just couldn't help it -- I love his smile!  Can you see what I mean about the fun I had?

Laura, Erik, thanks for a fun session!!  I hope you enjoy the pics!



I had a short, fun holiday session with Flannery on Saturday.  Our plan was to shoot outside, but it was pretty cold, so we opted to use the Green Bean for our shoot.  I think the images are just adorable!!  Take a look:

For just a minute, we went outside to my new favorite door step!


Carissa & Daniel

Aren't these two cute?  Carissa and Daniel got married last Saturday, in Hartwell at the Real Life Church.  On the COLDEST DAY OF THE YEAR!  I don't know why I keep getting gigs on very cold days, but that seems to be the trend!  

Regardless, Carissa and Daniel were very good sports about freezing their buns off outside in the very pretty light!

Isn't this one pretty?  

I love how you'd never know where this was shot!  Isn't it sweet?


adeline & family

Adeline and her family are good friends of my family. We've been watching Adeline grow up for the last couple of years - and now she's turning three today! Happy birthday, Addie!

I had a REALLY hard time narrowing down my selection of images to post, so I forgive me for the many images :-)

Sarah, Adeline's momma, brought many, many outfits for us to play with and choose from; in this shot Addie didn't understand why she couldn't wear just her tights and shirt, so we put together this super fun outfit:

So, I think that the Converse shoes might be my favorite accessory!

Such a natural!

I know for a fact that I couldn't get a grown-up to pose this cute and natural with out any directions - yeah, all I did was ask Adeline to sit sideways and put her foot up.

Isn't this pretty? I forgot to mention above that we chose the COLDEST, WINDIEST day 0f 2008. The wind was SO cold - I can't say it enough - it was COLD! My lovely subjects don't look cold, but that's just because they are good!


cooper & addison

Last Saturday I had the pleasure of photographing these adorable kids! You might remember Cooper from this summer, but Addison is a new cutie for me. Addison and Cooper are cousins. We had this session down in the Hartwell Botanical Gardens where the wind whipped and the air was freezing, but the leaves had just fallen, and the light was just gorgeous! Check out a few of my faves below:


Holiday Sessions - Nov. 1

Saturday dawned beautiful and cold.  My first session was with Jon, Regina, Mary Kathryn and Anna Grace, at the Botanical Gardens in Hartwell (I bet a lot of you didn't even know that we had a botanical garden!).  And it was COLD!  But all were good sports and we turned out some excellent images!   

Heather, Steven, Sydney and Blake have been in and out of my life for 7 years!  How the time has flown! Heather and Steven worked next door/in the same building with me for two or three years, back when I had a studio on the square.  Our storefronts were where CVS now stands and each of us now work out of our homes.  

Our session went spectacularly!  Take a look at the images below:

Jennifer and Landon were next!  Landon was in a terrific mood and we had a great time shooting downtown.

And last, but not least, came my session with Jan, Nancy and Jordan. We went casual at the Skelton House....