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.

Saturday, September 15, 2012

we walk for you....

Today is such a special day for me.  Today is the day we walk.  We walk to remember our father.  We walk to remember all the sacrifices our mama made to take care of him.  We walk in honor of their love and devotion to each other and us.  We walk for all the families affected by Alzheimer's disease.  We walk for ourselves, our children and our children's children.  We walk to make tomorrow a world with NO Alzheimer's.  Thanks to ALL of you who donated to the Alzheimer's fund.  Today you changed a life.  Today... you changed the world.  

Friday, September 14, 2012

some days..

Some days you are just so silly.  You do test me many times in the day but sometimes... you have the best day.  You laugh and run and laugh and run.  This photo reminds me of one of those days.  I'm grateful that God gave you to us.  I always knew our family wasn't complete... now... I know why.

little one

Sweet Dudley Paul... You are getting so big.  I can't believe how much you are talking.  WOW!  Everyday you say something new.  You are so fast... sometimes I can't even catch you!  (reminds me of someone else in our family) You have the best smile and stink eye.  You are my little love.

you changed me....

Nine years ago you changed me.  You made me want to be a better person.  You made me slow down and enjoy every moment.  You made me pray... a lot!  You made me love like I have never loved.  You made me smile and laugh more than I had my entire life... and sometimes cry (thank you three year old).   You made me RUN.  A LOT.  EVERYDAY.  You made me create more.  You made me read more.  You made my  heart bigger.
You still do all these things to me... my Jude.  You are an AMAZING child.  You are strong willed ... yet gentle.  You are funny and sensitive.  You are athletic and patient.  You are a wonderful big brother to your sister and baby brother.  I thank God everyday for your life.  You are incredible creation.  I love you with all my heart.  always will.    Mama