Sunday, November 20, 2011

Brothers - Colton, Caleb, & Camron

Sometimes being a brother is even better than being a superhero.  - Marc Brown

The highlight of my childhood was making my brother laugh so hard that food came out his nose.   - Garrison Keillor

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Fall Ball 2011

Well, I've been busy at the ball fields watching both of my boys playing fall ball and with photography capturing lots of sweet memories for so many children and their parents.  It was truly a joy to get to know all of you this season. :)  I thought I'd share a few photos, since I hadn't updated my blog in a bit.  Hope you're all enjoying this fall weather! 

Also, IT'S THAT TIME AGAIN ... time to schedule your holiday photo sessions!  Check out my Facebook page and get an exclusive fan discount on your session!!

Friday, July 15, 2011

Brendan, Sarah, & Brycen

I thoroughly enjoyed having these three smart and fun siblings to myself for a while.  We had a great time during the session, and had a blast in the pool afterwards!  Sweet, sweet kids!  Enjoy the photos! :)

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Chris & Michelle - Engagement

Chris and Michelle - such an easy-going couple, and so in love.  I am genuinely honored that they chose me to capture their love for each other at this special time in their lives.  It was a pleasure getting to know them while walking around the park and catching some great shots.  Here are a few of my favorites from their engagement session:

Monday, June 13, 2011

Pleasant Palms

I love palm trees.  As a child, we would always get excited on the family trip to the beach once we started seeing palm trees - then you know you're starting to get closer!  Their tropical silhouette makes any sunset more enticing, and their textures are so interesting.  Here are a few of my favorites from our recent beach trip.

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Brand New Baby Elijah

Brand new, teeny tiny babies are always amazing.  Elijah didn't disappoint.  What a precious little baby boy!!  Most newborns are content to sleep through an entire photo session, but not this guy.  He was squirming and yawning all over the place!  I had a great time with this sweet family capturing photos of their newest addition.  Here's a little peek!

 Look at that sweet yawn!!

Can't keep his hands out of his mouth... I think it was almost dinner time. ;-)

There's nothing like a mother's love.

What a lucky boy to have two sweet sisters to help take care of him!

Safe in daddy's hands. :)

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Sweet Baby Matthew!

I had some precious time with this cute baby boy on the day he turned 3 months old!  He's a joy to hold asleep or awake.  I had so much fun capturing his sweet smiles and interesting expressions while listening to his little baby coos.  He was so great.  It wasn't easy to choose a few photos to post, but here's what I narrowed it down to! :)


Monday, May 30, 2011

Progression of a beach sunset

We had a wonderful vacation at the beach last week.  I thought I'd start off with a progression of the only sunset with clouds all week.  I sure do love sunsets!!  Photos never do them justice though.  I tried my best!  It was absolutely gorgeous!  Enjoy the pictures. :)

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Thorny Thistle

I have been seeing lots of thistles growing up around the edges of the cotton fields around here and I just had to get a closer look.  After a few days, I spotted a good location to be able to pull off the road and get a few.  They are super thorny, but I was able to snap off a few heads to get photos of when I got home.

They're beautiful flowers, and they smell so sweet... but they're poisonous weeds.  Makes you think a bit.  They draw you in with their beauty and scent, but they're bad news.  After all, they were part of the curse on man given to Adam for eating the forbidden fruit.  "Cursed is the ground for your sake; In toil you shall eat of it all the days of your life.  Both thorns and thistles it shall bring forth for you..."  - Genesis 3:17-18  Anyway, enjoy the photos.  I really enjoyed seeing these flowers up close.  Then, I threw them away!  :) 
(Click photos to enlarge to see detail.)

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Aftermath of the Alabama storms ("April's Fury")

On April 27, 2011, tornadoes came within a few miles of my house.  The worst devastation was from an EF-5 that made a track 132 miles long and went right through Harvest, Alabama.  They say it was 1/2 a mile to 3/4 mile wide and it was just over a mile from my home.  Winds were over 210 mph, and 70 lives were lost - 6 in Harvest, and 2 in nearby Toney.  Other places such as Hackleburg and Phil Campbell saw total destruction.  Hackleburg, Alabama lost over 1% of its small town population in the storms.  So many were affected, and so much was lost.  We are so thankful that our home has such little damage in comparison.  Please be respectful of these pictures, as they depict such tragedy in numerous lives.   (Click on any image to enlarge.)

This used to be a Piggly Wiggly, a Texaco gas station, and a Sure Save Pharmacy.

This used to be a two-story home - probably valued $400k - $800k

Total destruction of this home

Right through the middle... hard to get a good photo from the road b/c of the huge pile of rubble in front of the house.

"4 Sale Fixer Upper" - a bit of humor among all the loss