I can remember always having a camera with me from the time I was young. I loved capturing the moments I was living. I knew it would always be important for me to look back on my life and not only see my memories but truly feel them. I think that is why photography found me. It is true of me that you can find me most of the time with a camera in my hands. My friends and family understand that fully. I am grateful to capture and document the real moments of our lives. That is why my photography won't always be the "perfect" everyone looking at the camera pictures. I live for the moments when my clients forget I'm even there and just be. My daddy made me appreciate those kind of moments. His passing made me even more passionate about my photography. Grandparent pictures are one of my favorites! To see generation after generation and the love that lives forever honestly touches my soul. I would be honored to capture your memories for you. Thank you for letting me be a small part of your lives. I hope my photography will allow you to always feel the moments you live.
Thursday, October 27, 2011
Meet my friends...Sam, Will and Cecilia. Aren't they the cutest people ever?! I have been best friends with their mama for over 30 years! Yep....I said over 30! Isn't that crazy! I couldn't imagine my life without her. We have been there for each other through everything....elementary school (and Tiffy does not be mean!), Jr high, high school, college (life took us in different directions..but we always still communicated), marriage and even the death of both of our dad's and finally....MOTHERHOOD. We try to change the world together everyday...even if just by phone. You are an amazing mother. You are strong, smart, sensitive...AMAZING. Thank you for driving 2 hours to my house to let me do this shoot. Thank you for being my friend.
Monday, October 24, 2011
Seriously? When did this happen? When did you all grow up? Carson almost 15...Madeline 10 and Claire bear 8! What? I was just changing your diapers yesterday! I was just giving you whatever you wanted (that's what Aunts are supposed to do) and playing monopoly until I was crazy! I have loved each of you from the moment I knew of you. You each have had my heart and Kiki will always love and be proud of you. I am so happy to be a part of your lives.
Friday, October 21, 2011
This is Hattie Mae. I know...I know... a.d.o.r.a.b.l.e. We are super excited to have her be our neighbor soon! I just love this sweet family and was so happy when her mommy asked me to do this shoot. Thank you Miss Hattie for playing with me. Love you bunches!
Thank you sweet Frazier family. Thank you Eric for serving our country. Because of you...we are safe. Thank you Hayley for being the wife who takes care of everything so your husband can serve and keep us safe. Thank you little sweet girl of theirs who sacrifices her father for all the families in our country. We are forever grateful to have you men and women serving our country. Thank you. And what a little cutie you have.....
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
5 years ago I said goodbye to my daddy. I didn't know how to do that or what it even meant. Some days I still don't. Some days I think he is going to walk back into my family home...drink a coke...eat a snickers and sit in his chair. Then reality hits that I haven't seen his face or heard his voice in five whole years. Most days I am fine. Most days I accept that Alzheimer's disease stole him from us. Most days I am relieved that he is not in pain anymore. Most days I am at peace that he is not lost...that he is at peace now. Most days I remind my children who he was...and how wonderful he was. Most days I focus on all the laughter he brought to all of us. Most days I remember how he just loved living. Today....today I am heartbroken. Today...today I am sad. Today...today I just remember how much I miss him.
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Sweet Barton Family...I was thrilled to do this shoot for you! I loved every minute. Your kids are so great and I know you both are so proud! Thank you for coming and spending an afternoon with me! Blessings to you Kim and your family for your sacrifices while your husband is serving our country. Thank you Randy for all you do for our country. You are in our prayers.