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North Georgia, United States
I have been an artist for as long as I can remember and photography is my passion. I used to be a successful fine artist, but since I shot my first wedding I never looked back. I am madly and completely in love with weddings, I guess it is the romantic in me :)

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Jade and Stephen's Engagement Slide Show

Steve and I hope you will enjoy this little slide show of your engagement session. I am so glad we decided to go up into the woods, I just love those photographs. You know how I feel about the Tree House area, I always thought it was so magical up there. Don't forget to switch to HQ, the quality is so much nicer :)

Wedding Highlights from Clair and James!

Claire and James had a very sweet wedding at Chota Falls on April 11, 2010 and I made this little video slide show for them as a gift so they can enjoy a few minutes of their day. Congratulations to the happy couple :)!

Monday, April 26, 2010

Jade and Stephen Engagement Session

Another lovely engagement session at Chota Falls....this time we took the couple deeper into the woods. I used that location a couple of years ago for one of my fashion shoots for Views Magazine and I fell in love with the romantic feeling of that place. Jade and Stephen were up to something a little different and it turned out to be lovely.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

It did not POURED yesterday!

Weddings and rain can be different, but when it is a downright downpour then you have to make the best of things. Well Elise and Adam were great .......they did not
let it ruin their special day in the least. We got some great photos even though most had to be shot in and around the chapel. My sweet husband got a wonderful shot....simple and beautiful and almost magical as Elise stood in the doorway of the little chapel. Laura got some great shots too and as soon as I get her files I will post one of those and yours truly did not do to bad either :) I will post one of those today with Steve's shot. It turned out to be a lovely wedding and I can't say enough of Henry Luther's flowers, when I entered the reception hall the smell was incredible......and the arrangements were so elegant all in white and cream. As always it was great team work with the Chota Falls staff and we want to thank them for making a difficult day because of weather so easy for all of us.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Rainy Day!

Well, the verdict is in.........we are shooting a wedding in the rain. I am still hoping for a one hour window in the we can get some shots by the waterfall. I wonder if my lovely bride will go out in the rain anyway...... :)

Friday, April 23, 2010

Weather and Weddings

Just checked the weather online and it calls for 70% chance of rain and thunderstorms tomorrow, well it will be one of those days were we will make the best of this and still find ways to give our couple who we are photographing the best wedding memories we possibly can as far as their photography. It will be ok as long as we can keep the couple in good spirits. We covered a wedding last year in the worst rain storm ever, but their attitute was so wonderful that we were able to shoot some of the best photos ever. With them it was so much fun that neither they or us even cared that it was raining so hard. It was so refreshing to see their happiness even though the weather was so bad ........ they were determined to let nothing change how they felt that special day. Well, we shall see what tomorrow will bring........there is always a chance that those rain clouds will miss us all together :) How is that for possitive thinking!?!?

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Weddings and Clients

Our wedding season is now in full swing and we have a lot of weddings booked for the year and are actually already working on 2011. When I answered the phone this morning I had one of the nicest calls I received in a long time. The mother of a bride called me to make sure I had the date open in September to cover her daughter's wedding. She told me that she was very serious when she told the venue that one of the deciding reasons they were booking that lovely place was my photography. I have had quite a few interesting things happen to me over the years like brides changing their wedding dates just so I could cover their wedding (I was already booked on the dates they had originally in mind) but this call this morning was really sweet and having been under the weather for the last really lifted my spirits, it almost made me feel like I have not been sick at all :) How can a photographer ask for a better compliment.
I love my work more then anybody can imagine, but I have to admit that kind of appreciation makes it even more worthwhile.

Claire and James

This sweet couple got married on April 11 and it was so nice to be around to nice people that just enjoyed their special day. My husband Steve and my Associate Laura decided to shoot this wedding with me and it was so much fun. I love shooting with those two........Thank you guys! I uploaded one photo from each one of us... anybody want to try to guess who shot what?

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Architectual Shoot in Highlands, North Carolina

Friday Steve and I went up to Highlands to shoot this beautiful house for a magazine. It was a great drive up the mountain and we enjoyed the assignment. Photographing houses and interiors is a little different then shooting weddings, but great fun. We did shots outdoors and indoors and admired the construction which had so much character and so many little interesting details.

Twin Boys Senior Session.....

A little while back I had the pleasure to shoot the twin son's of one of my friends for their senior photos. It was such a pleasure to be with those two boys and we had great fun. My friends did a wonderful job raising their son's and I can't say enough about them.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Another day in Paradise......

Paradise is just like this Monday feels to me.........Yesterday's wedding was lovely....a kind and sweet couple and we had lots of fun shooting their photos. They wanted as many pictures they could get alone, so we actually shot some more in the sweet light during the reception. Today we had an engagement session scheduled and Jade and Stephen were also a wonderful couple and they even allowed us to take them in the woods for some really nice photos. Chota Falls has so many beautiful areas and sometimes during the actual wedding we just don't have the time to use those magical places, so it was a treat to be able to photograph this couple there today. Maybe tomorrow I will get a chance to post some pictures. I am in the middle of finishing off the postwork of Erica and David and I do want to get their wedding pictures done before I move on to the next project.
I hope everybody is having as great of a day as we are having........

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Another beautiful day for a spring wedding.....

What a beautiful day it is today.......could not be more perfect. We are having quite a few Sunday weddings this year and today is one of those Sunday's. In a couple of hours we will start and I am confident it will be a lovely wedding. Tomorrow we are having another engagement session for one of your fall weddings and Friday we going to Highlands, N.C. to do an architectual shoot of a beautiful home up in the higher mountains for Views Magazine. It will be a busy week. I hope the weather will stay as it is today and everything will be wonderful.
My husband Steve is enjoying covering the weddings I shoot with video, it is so nice to work with him. He is such an easy going guy and all my clients just love him. Life is GREAT!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Summer Weather in Spring

This past week has been like summer and I hate to think what summer will be like.
In the meantime I am enjoying the nice warmth and the flowers and blossoms everywhere. I love spring and all it's beauty. Even the bees are starting to be busy again.......just like us. Our wedding season is starting to be in full swing with a lot of weddings booked with wonderful couples. Steve and I will have so much fun recording all their special memories. Easter Sunday we took a little break from
the wedding work we do and I actually shot some flowers just because I enjoyed seeing them. I don't find much time to do that kind of shooting these days, because we are always busy doing weddings and engagement sessions. Tomorrow we are doing a senior shoot of twin boys and I am really looking forward to that. Well, I hope everybody is having a wonderful spring just as we are.