Monday, January 25, 2010

monday post.

i got a text from my brother this morning asking about my sunday post. or lack there of really. i know, i know, i just can't seem to get into a routine. i took all of last week off from photography everything just to have a break. january has been my least busy month over the past year and honestly, it's been nice to have the time off. now don't get me wrong - i love, love, love taking pictures and interacting with so many different people - but sometimes you just need to rest. so last week was my week of rest. and now i'm back in the game. i started this week off with a very productive workday at school, along with going some different places not too far away to attempt to get some images that i can enlarge and possibly put in my room. it's been on my "to-do" list for about 6 months now and today was the perfect day. beautiful weather and temps in the 70's. that's what i'm talking about.

two exciting sessions this weekend, so be looking for more updates soon!

Sunday, January 17, 2010

kelly and jeremy: engaged!

kelly and jeremy got engaged right after christmas and we quickly did some engagements since jeremy was heading back to texas to finish his training with the airforce. we didn't know when he would be able to make it back to nc. kelly and jeremy met at nc state and they have a fun little story. i asked kelly's permission to use the "how we met" portion from their wedding website.

"I was on my way to meet my bible study leader on campus. I parked my car in front of Reynolds Coliseum and noticed this guy looking at me. Since my older brother went to NC State, I thought it was one of his friends that I did not remember meeting. I smiled just in case. I continued to walk to Tally Student Center and found Mikel Bass sitting outside. Then the same guy who looked at me like he knew who I was sat 2 tables away. He got up to get some napkins inside. I quickly asked Mikel if she knew who he was. She said no about the same time he came back outside. We locked eyes and I thought he caught us talking about him. Embarrassed/flirting I smiled really big at him and continued to talk to Mikel. He then finished and came up to my table and said, "Excuse me ladies, I don't mean to interrupt, but you smiled at me and I was like whoa and I think you're incredibly attractive and I just wanted to throw that out there... K well, Have a good day." I laughed and said thank you. Being extremely flattered, it was difficult to finish my meeting with Mikel. After our meeting, I walked back to my car and thought I had a ticket for the meeter going over but it was a note that read - "This is probably the most random thing I have ever done in my life, BUT I would love the opportunity to hang out and get to know you sometime. Call Me. -Jeremy Smallwood" Needlessly to say I am thankful he left that note! The rest is history."

Meet Kelly & Jeremy:

hadley family + curtis.

after hanging out with the mcclure's and doing a family shoot for them, their neighbors contacted me a few weeks later in order to set a date for when i could come out to their house to take some family shots of them as well. we finally made it happen on new year's eve day and it was a joy to spend time with them.

meet the fam:

and curtis! (who was camera shy for the most part):

to my faithful readers, consider this my first sunday post of 2010. although i may be updating again before the day is over. :)

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

collins wedding continued...

i've been meaning to post some black and white shots from greg and michelle's wedding. so here they are...enjoy!

Monday, January 11, 2010

who's it gonna be?

so i've been waiting for the first person to call me out for already not keeping up with my resolutions for twenty-ten. two sundays have flown past me without a post up on the blog. so here's to this sunday. i'm committed to making it happen. (and if it for some reason doesn't happen, there better be someone out there holding me accountable. thank you very much.)

here's what i've been up to lately:

kelly & jeremy engaged!

the hadley family, including curtis!

more to come later in the week! :)

Saturday, January 9, 2010

greg and michelle: married!

greg and michelle married each other the saturday before christmas. it was freezing outside and the weather was snowy almost everywhere except for wilmington. their honeymoon to new york city was postponed a few days due to the weather...which ended up allowing them to spend their first christmas together as a couple in the big city! how sweet! :)

i grew up with greg in wilmington and soon after we went off to college, rumor had it that greg was dating this sweet girl that he met at coldstone. to make a long story short, it lasted and was made official on that cold day in december! what a joy it was to take their pictures and be a part of their wedding as their photographer. enjoy!

congratuations greg and michelle! you guys are the best.

Saturday, January 2, 2010

happy (belated) new year! new year's day post just didn't happen. i was visiting my granny over the weekend and posting my twenty-ten goals went way down on my priority list. things like frigid weather, football watching, family time, and playing dominoes took over. so here we go.

things that i would like to do in 2010 (dealing with photography):

-close off 1 Saturday a month completely devoted to photography (planning, vision, paperwork, editing, etc.)
-meet one new photographer each month.
-answer a confident “yes” to the question, “are you a professional photographer?”
-find a way to give photography to someone who ordinarily wouldn’t choose it or can’t afford to pay for it once a quarter.
-host a contest on the blog.
-buy the 5dmkII.
-experience more wedding photography.
-post an image on the blog every single Sunday.

i'll probably be adding to this list as the year goes on. we'll see!

here we go 2010.