Tuesday, January 24, 2012

khalid - 1 year old.

meet khalid!

as Sarah spoke to him in a mix of english & arabic, he responded with squeals and laughs filled with love for this little life that he lives. we held the session at their house where khaliid was most comfortable and eager to show me what a normal day looks like for him!

after some time in his play area & his nursery, we headed outside into the bitterly cold weather to grab a few shots in the natural light as well.

oh, and by the way, he has the most gorgeous, dark, curly hair. so thankful that Sarah decided to keep the "chaos" for the session. :) and don't even get me started on his outfit & hat. i'm obsessed.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Michelle & Ethan: Part 2

M&E - You'll never know how much it means that you both chose me and trusted me to photograph your wedding day. You guys are a joy to spend time with and November 26, 2011 was absolutely beautiful. Thank you, thank you, thank you. :)

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Michelle & Ethan: Part 1

As I drove up to the most gorgeous home I've ever seen and looked up into the sky to see that the clouds were the perfect thickness to allow some sunlight but less shadows, I got out of the car and realized that the not-too-hot, not-too-cold weather was just the icing on the cake for the perfect wedding day for a photographer. And I thought about who I was going to get to capture throughout the day and I just smiled and smiled thinking about Ethan & Michelle committing their lives to each other.

Then I walked into the master bathroom to find Michelle getting ready with her Mom and bridesmaids and just beaming from ear to ear. It was then that I realized that this was not just the perfect day from my perspective. :) Her day was finally here!

Michelle & Ethan decided to do a first look so that we could take advantage of the natural light and do almost all of the pictures before the ceremony. It truly helped the day to run so smoothly and allowed for the couple to arrive at the reception soon after the ceremony ended.

Also, some of Michelle's family's friends in Statesville allowed them to use their home for pictures, as well as for the reception. It was beautiful! And the landscaping outdoors was to die for!

M&E - I hope these images allow you to glimpse back at your perfect day and remember the feelings that you felt and the love of the people around you. It was a joy to capture your wedding. Congratulations!

Make sure to check back for Part 2 tomorrow for more of the bridal party, ceremony, and reception!

Sunday, January 8, 2012

the williams family!

allison set up a little christmas scene with lots of red and green and some awesome christmas trees in order for us to grab a few shots of sawyer and the whole family for their christmas card this year. i think her idea really came to life!

here's everyone...including their family dog, tucker!

sweet sawyer. and yes, those are santa's on his pants. LOVE!

then we headed over to fletcher park for sawyer's 18 months pictures. he is too cute! he ran, and ran, and ran, and ran around the park. and we all had such a fun time!

you can see more images from this session in their sneak peek on Facebook. click HERE.

Friday, January 6, 2012

levi & olivia.

about 2 years ago, i took these pictures of Levi...

and about 1 month ago, i took these pictures of Levi's new, precious, baby sister Olivia...

annie & brandon really wanted to get some pictures of olivia that were similar to the ones we had done of levi at that age. what special images to be able to look back on years from now. you can read in this post about the rocker that we used. i hope we can continue to use it in future sessions with their family. :)

family christmas pic 2011

and some of the newest addition to the Adams family...Olivia Ann...

and i'll leave you with one of Levi playing his guitar along with Zac Brown.

thank you Annie & Brandon for allowing me to capture your family once again!