Friday, August 27, 2010

i hate cancer.

Some things in life just are not fair. I realize that life was never guaranteed to be equal or fair, but sometimes I am overwhelmed by the sadness in the world.
One of my dearest friends lost her grandmother this week. It just doesn't seem right that two weeks after coming back from her honeymoon, she is having to plan a funeral for someone she loves so dearly. It makes me sick at my stomach - makes my heart just drop to my ankles.
But, I love the picture above. I love that, despite the miserable battle with cancer, her "Gigi" could see the beautiful bride and watch her walk down the aisle. I love that you can sense the love that these two have for each other. I love that moments like this will live on, despite death.

If you know my story at all, you know that I have many other reasons to hate cancer. I am, however, grateful of how cancer changes me - grows me - challenges me: to love, to appreciate, to continue on. And, I love that it gives me a longing to love Jesus... a longing to pray that He would come quickly and rescue us from this broken, broken world.

Sunday, August 22, 2010


i. love. this. image.

and, i'm not sure why... but, i think it has to do with the people in the image, more than anything. in some ways, i think i like to deny the fact that i may be old enough to have friends getting married. they are, though, and it's so been so beautiful to be apart of their celebrations.
janet, specifically, has grown into such a beautiful person, both inside and out. i counted it nothing than an honor be apart of her big day, of the special moments... and, i look forward to knowing her for a long time. love you, janet.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Website Update - DONE!

Whew. I have been wanting to update my website for what seems like forever. I liked what was up there already - the pictures and memories from weddings past... But, I just felt like it was time for a change - for an update and a new, fresh look.

So, I present to you my new homepage:

Take a minute to check out the pictures - most of them are new and hand-selected by me as pictures that I just love. I hope you will, too.

I also added some sweet comments from brides past who just had kind things to say to me. I asked the two brides below, Laura and Morgan, to write something because I was to have a little "promo" thing written about me. Their kind words are here below - I really desire to make all my clients so happy with every step of the planning/photography process.

"Camille was more then I could of asked for. Even from the beginning with engagement pictures, she made us feel so comfortable. My husband hates to take pictures and she got so many good shots! Then the day of the wedding finally came and of course people were not on time but thankfully Camille made me feel so relaxed, she was not in a rush and really reminding me to enjoy the day. The bridesmaids' pictures were so fun to take and she really captured everyone's personalities. Again my husband and his groomsman were not thrilled about taking pictures but he said she took them so quick. My family is HUGE so getting group shots were going to be so tricky.. but again Camille was amazing I think we were done with family pictures in 15 minutes.
With all this said the main thing that was amazing to me was that I do not remember Camille taking pictures. I mean this in a good way, normally at a wedding the photographer is in the bride's face the entire time and it is distracting. When i went through the pictures she got so many candid shots that i did not even know she got. When i got to see all of the pictures i was blown away! She got the most amazing shots the ones you want to remember like my father giving me away, our first kiss, first dance, and my favorite was exiting the reception. Overall she did an outstanding job and I have so many pictures, that it is so hard to choose from! If i did it all over again, I would not change a thing!"

"I was so impressed with Camille as our photographer. It was pouring down rain the day of our "outdoor" wedding, but instead Camille and her assistant Amanda showed up and acted like it was a perfect day, and this happens all the time, which was really helpful and encouraging for a nervous bride! The photos she took were perfect- exactly what we wanted and so much more! They will allow us to remember and cherish our wedding day forever. She was so much fun to work with and had such an easy personality that made everyone enjoy taking the pictures. And she even posted some photos the very next day after the wedding so we were able to have a small preview on our iphones before we left the country on our honeymoon:) Then a few weeks later she had the rest of our pictures ready. It was amazing how quick and professional she was. She really captured the mood of the day in all the pics. Camille is so talented and I’ve received so many compliments from so many people on her work. I cannot say enough good things about this photographer. We are so thankful for these photos. We will forever be grateful Camille!!"

To every client who has, is, and will ever use me for their photography needs - thank you. I am grateful to do what I love.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

New Posts Ahead!!!

I didn't realize until now all the posts that I still need to do. I go back and forth between deciding on posting stuff on my blog and/or on facebook. It's a hard decision for me... Either way, I have some fun new posts coming your way over the next few days.

One post that is very much necessary is of my dear friend, Janet, and her LOVELY wedding last week. She and her now husband just returned from a fantastic vacation, and I can't wait to share some of the pictures with them. Don't you just love this one?

And, last night I shot Matt and Jenell's wedding. It was a joy. I'm not even through uploading all the images but loved these and decided to throw in a little "sneak."

Gotta love bride and groom reunions from scbphotography - Great to see you guys Nick and Jenn!!!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

CUTIE PIE little "c"

This little cutie was so easy to photograph and simply "sweet." I have been looking forward to this session and love these pictures... These are just my immediate favorites. More soon!!!