Monday, March 21, 2011

Love and Airplanes

First of all, we owe a BIG "thanks" to Air Orlando Flight School for letting us use their property and airplanes for our shoot yesterday morning. Thanks so much guys!!!
Meet Corbin. If you know me well, you know Corbin. He's my cousin who is more like my brother and a good friend. That cute girl in the background is Stephanie, his soon-to-be wife.
They wanted to do a "themed" shoot and flew me to Orlando with the idea of doing the photos with airplanes. I am so happy they did because I love how the pictures turned out. Both of their personal history includes traveling and flying, and it means so much more because of that.
If I could possibly choose a favorite few, it would be these first 3. It's so hard to choose!!!

This one blew up on facebook when i posted it; it really should be an ad somewhere. I want to go wherever they are going!

Stephanie, it's obvious that my cousin is smitten with you, and I've never seen him happier. I am excited to get to you and your family better. I know that you and Corbin will have a happy life, and I look forward to being apart of it!

Saturday, March 19, 2011

North Carolina

Some people think I am crazy for everything I do. I work as a nurse full-time, and I usual travel when I get off for a few days. These past few days reminded me that I love what I do – even as busy as I am. I had the opportunity to go visit an old friend of mine, Laura, who you’ll probably remember from her wedding almost a year ago:

I really got to relax and chill out, and it was just fabulous. Laura was willing to pick me up, host me, and go to an engagement photo shoot I had in Raleigh. I’d never met Amanda in person but knew that I liked her! I was right, and her fiancĂ©, Ryan, might win for the easiest groom to photograph. We talked and wandered around the beautiful gardens at Duke University, and it was heavenly. A photographer’s dream world! I think you’ll see what I mean in the pictures:

Ryan and Amanda, I’m proud to say that these images are some that I would love to have of me and my “other.” I hope you guys cherish these, and I am so looking forward to July!!!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Wednesday Happy

I spent yesterday afternoon with this sweetie. We walked around and explored with words like "big truck" and "bye-bye." He's an absolute doll, and it did me good to be with his little self, even if I hadn't slept a wink! Of course I took my camera along for the adventure:

I'm leaving on a jet plane here shortly. I'm looking forward to fun times with friends and a semi-secretive photo shoot this weekend!

Monday, March 7, 2011

Joseph and Abby

This was the engagement shoot that kept not wanting to happen. I can't tell you how many e-mails and texts and phone calls Abby and I have traded over the last few months, trying to get this shoot to happen. Of course it wound up being 41 degrees outside, but these 2 were such troopers!!!

It's obvious from looking at these pictures that these 2 really love and care for each other. They're also so lively and fun to be around! I am so looking forward to putting these images into a guest album for them... and also looking forward to their beautiful June wedding coming up!