Posts Tagged 'Portraits'
To end this lovely year, I wanted to share some beautiful images I took of some friends of mine who have been on quite the journey. Joe and Angela have been friends of mine for years. Joe and I have known each other pretty much since we were born. Angela and Joe met on a mission trip that my parents coordinated. They fell in love and we had so much fun watching their love and marriage bloom!! I love these two!
Angela and Joe are brave and amazing and have taken on the adventure of adopting three kids, all siblings. They are beautiful kids who came out of a really rough life. It has had it’s really rough days and really beautiful moments. I’m so proud of them for choosing this and being willing to do what it takes to give these kids a beautiful life.
When I was in Ohio, it snowed, and we ventured out in lake effect snow to take a few portraits of their family. Here are some of my favorites. Happy New Year to all! Prepare to melt…. ;D
Meet Joe, Angela, Jay, Finley, and Leila.
My dear friend, Julia and I spent a weekend together in Charleston shooting a wedding. We got to stay on the Isle of Palm near Charleston. We both decided to do a shoot out She shot me and I shot her. She is a natural at posing, and me…. ahhhh… not so much.
Here are a few of my favs… Also check out her work, she is incredible- here
I had a lovely few hours getting to spend time with the Griffin/Cranford Family. Their kids were so fun to work with and the light and the trees were beautiful!!! I am taking family sessions for this holiday season! Check out my mini session’s I am offering- here.
These are a few of my fav’s… I love the portraits of the kids the most.
Announcing Family Holiday Mini-Sessions!
For $200 you will receive:
Twenty-Five Minute Family/Couple session in the South Carolina Peach Orchards (Up to six people per family. $25 per additional person.)
Five high-resolution edited images. Additional images also available.
An online gallery for viewing, sharing and print orders.
For best fall colors in the orchards, I recommend scheduling your mini session during the first three weeks of November. Please contact [email protected] or 704-778-1940 for more details or to schedule your session. read more
Colleen and I met in Kansas City at Bridal Extraordinaire, where we were bridal consultants. We sold dresses to brides all day long, 3-5 days a week. We became close and spent a lot of time together. She has a rich heart for the Lord, and in the time of loneliness that I was in, she came in as a close friend. I got to watch her fall in love with her husband, and I remember screaming in the middle of an Aldi grocery store when I got the call that her husband proposed to her in the Kansas City Airport. (Watch it here… it is pretty incredible) Brandon and I were honored to sing at her and Josh’ wedding.
Life took us back to the Carolinas, and Colleen started a job working for “Rachel’s Challange.” She speaks in High Schools across America sharing the message of kindness. Her job thankfully has brought her to the East Coast every year since we moved away.
Two weeks ago, she called to tell me she was going to be speaking in the Carolinas and wanted to come stay with us. It was going to be a short 18-hour stay. Yesterday morning she called me and surprised me with tickets to go see Taylor Swift in concert. I cried like a baby when I got off the phone. That has to be one of the nicest things anyone has ever done for me.
We had a splendid time last night, and this morning we sat around and sipped our coffee sharing our hearts. Colleen wanted some headshots done for some side work she does. I couldn’t help but take a few more exciting photos of Colleen. She is so beautiful. <3 read more
I’ve known Esther for forever. She was my brother and my best friend growing up. Our parents were extremely close. We spent four nights a week together hanging out at each others house. Its been amazing to watch each other grow up, get married, and now (I) have a kid. Esther is a brilliant person. And I love her deeply. She will always be one of the closest people to my heart. Here is her and her husband right before Christmas. read more
Last weekend I had the incredible honor to get to once again learn and shoot with Shelley Paulson who has been my photography mentor the last 4 years. Shelley did a workshop with a few ladies from North/South Carolina that she has mentored for a while. We spent time shooting in peak fall in all kinds of different light/different times of day. We learned poses, we were critiqued, we spent time learning off camera flash (which is a scare for me!) and laughing so hard together. It was seriously an amazing time of learning from Shelley and from each other. Our models were some of my friends Ashley and her boyfriend, Scott. And we also shot photos of my neighbors (who are married already) Josiah and Nicole. We ended our evening by doing a mock reception in a parking lot, playing “Gangnam Style” on our iphone while three cameras and a flash shot us all being ridiculous. It was seriously the best wedding I’ve been to. ;D I seriously didn’t know how to not share so many photos… so bear with me. ;D
I’ve known Ashley for twelve and half years. Our family visited the Hamptons, and we became close friends with the Webb family. In fact, we do consider them family. Ashley and I have spent a lot of time in the past together. In more recent years, Ashley has lived in Kansas City with her sister, and our lives have been crazy busy. I love the holidays because it brings her and her sisters home to visit their parents.
Our family used to go to the Hamptons to visit a couple times a year. Ashley and I went on mission trips together, we were involved in the same internships and school together for quite a while. Ashley and her sister, Molly, were in my wedding. We have lived together in certain seasons. We have a lot of mutual friends. I love this girl so much. Thank God, her parents moved to the Carolinas a few years ago–I get my “Webb” fix every other week or so. <3
I can’t describe how incredibly happy I am for Ashley and Luke. Luke is one of thirteen kids, and his family was glorious to photograph. Honestly, the Roberts family was literally everywhere throughout the day. I loved it.
A few times during this wedding, I had to step back and detach from my work to see one of my dearest friends whom I’ve prayed for, cheered on, and had so many beautiful moments with, radiate and glow as she walked down the aisle to meet her groom. A couple times I wept. (Thankfully, the camera conveniently hid my tears.)
Ashley decided to get married in her home town in Long Island, NY, in the Hamptons at St. Thomas Chapel. Her reception took place in the back yard of her great Aunt’s house, built around 100 years ago. So incredible. Brandon, Laef and I flew in to document this day. My parents were there as well, and they took care of my baby. (I’ll be doing a personal blog on my trip in the coming weeks, so check it out later.)
If you haven’t ever been to the Hamptons… well… let me just say… wow! I spent so much time in my teen years there and I haven’t been back in around seven or eight years. It’s so incredibly lovely. Everywhere you look there’s eye candy. I just had freak out moments every now and then as we drove around the villages–the beaches, the PIZZA, and the company!
Our time there was absolutely perfect. Brandon, Laef and I stayed in a gorgeous home with a sweet couple. It was Laef’s first trip anywhere, and what better place is there than the Hamptons?
The day started at Ashley’s Grandparents house, and then over to the small cottage behind the church (where Ashley and Luke now live). My husband drove out to Montauk (on the tip of the island) where Luke and his groomsmen were staying.
Side Note: There were almost thirty people in the bridal party. (Crazy amazing!)
Ashley’s Dress is by Ian Stuart. Its the “Premiere”. She bought it at the bridal salon that I used to work at in Kansas City, KS (Bridal Extraordinaire.)
The flowers were done by The Stem, a business that Ashley’s sister, Molly, owns. So beautiful!
A special thanks to my incredible husband for second shooting. I love you, babe.
I’ve decided to do part one and part two of this wedding, just because there are so many beautiful images from their day
Congrats, Luke and Ashley! I sure love you both!