Tuesday, September 28, 2010

live simply. learned from my mother.

my sister gave me a picture frame last christmas. the words on it have become a challenge for me -- almost so that i am daily reminded to do the following:
live well. laugh often. love always. live simply. speak kindly. care deeply. love generously. laugh as much as you breathe and love as long as you live.

can this little guy be any cuter?

so, my challenge to you as 2010 comes to a close is this: find a way to live more simply and enjoy life more deeply. and, whatever you do - love as long as you live. there is no greater thing.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

New Headshots

I now understand why people say that they don't like their picture taken. It can be a really bizarre feeling, but thanks to my dear friend Jessica Wright, it was painless -- actually fun. The picture above has so far been deemed the "favorite."

And, if you want to laugh...

This one looks like "me," I think - not too sure why.

And, this one is for my mom; she will love this one. Guaranteed.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Everyone is Engaged!!!

It is wedding season for sure for me, and I am super excited to introduce two of my fall/winter couples. They were all kind and patient enough to overcome some heat and time constraints, and I am excited about the outcome.

First of all, meet Lora:

Hello beautiful! She is planning an October wedding at the Sonnet House, my favorite Birmingham venue. Can't wait! Of course their little dog, Bella, stole the show:

There is a groom in the mix, though, and Brian was the ultimate trooper for pictures:

And, now it's time for Kelly:

She holds a special place in my heart because I am good friends of her family. It is a pleasure to be shooting her wedding to Hodge come January - I look forward to it greatly!

Sweet Hodge celebrated his 26th birthday taking engagement photos, but he never once complained. See, Hodge, I told you it wouldn't be that bad!

I look forward to both of these nurses' weddings in the next few months - stay tuned for wedding photos!

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Brian and Bevin

I just finished editing Brian and Bevin's wedding photos, and it is obvious that these two are in love... Also evident is the love and support of their family and friends. Some of their friends travelled from far-away countries to celebrate with these two. I wish Brian and Bevin all the happiness in the world... and will be forever grateful for being apart of their wedding day.

Another big "thanks" to the wonderful Jessica Wright who accompanied me on this one.

To view their wedding day slideshow and see some of the "highlights," click here!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Jessica and Camille In Action!

One interesting thing about hiring a second photographer is seeing pictures of myself in action. Thankfully, Jessica gets decent images when she works with me. But, more than that, I love working with Jessica because she is so kind, patient, laid-back and (best of all) very talented! So, while she was taking the above image, I was getting this image of beautiful Bevin:

And, I have to say that Jessica and I both fell in LOVE with Bevin's nephew and his cute, cute, cute little outfit - PRECIOUS!! The first one is from Jessica, and the second one is from me. Seriously - we loved him!


I am finishing up the editing from Matt and Jenell's wedding and came across these that I just LOVE. These 2 - I just love them!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

I'm Back!!!

It has been a whirlwind of a week, and my computer just got back from the Apple Store. I am hoping the problem is fixed and about to get back to all the editing that I have to do!

I came across these pictures of Jenell that my new friend Amy Carson took for me. This is exactly how every bride should be on their wedding day:
-grateful to their guests for coming to celebrate
-calm but excited to marry their best friend
-taking it all in: enjoying each moment

This was her literally seconds before she walked down the aisle: Isn't she so cute?

I met with this couple about a week ago and am looking forward to their wedding in October!