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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 :)

Monday, November 29, 2010

Power Outage!

There is nothing worse then when I am editing photos and the power goes out. I do have a battery backup system and plenty of time to save whatever I am working on at that time, but it sure drives me crazy. I had such a good time working on the photos I was working on today when just that happened. You would think I would be happy to get a little break, but it really does not please me......I feel lost when I don't work.
What did people do without power, computers and ALLLLLLLLLL that good stuff that makes our life what it is today?!?! Sometimes I think people had it made, they did not worry about losing power as we do today. I remember when we first moved here 23 years ago we lost power for a week, (that was before I got into wedding photography and working on a compute of course) and I actually enjoyed a week without power. Now I would pull my hair out........ :( Well, the power came back on and I am back to being a happy camper and actually was able to finish a few more photos tonight.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Valentines Day!

Steve and I on our wedding day February 14, 2009. I can't believe why not more couples get married on Valentines Day. Having photographed weddings for 10 + years now I only had one wedding on the day of LOVE besides our own.
When Steve and I got married last year we loved the idea of a Valentines Day Wedding and it was lovely. You would think that it would be to cold, but the weather was actually very mild and we were able to have our photos taken outside. If I would plan a wedding I would for sure look at February 14 as one of the options again.

Monday, November 15, 2010

I just love flowers!

I have always loved flowers, but flowers at a wedding are simply beautiful....I always enjoy photographing the flower arrangements and bouquets. They are always different, because each bride has her very own style and likes of what kind of flowers they choose for their bouquet, but they are always incredible. Here are a few samples of the beauty that I am fortunate to see at the various weddings I have photographed the past few months. All of the flower creations in the photos I posted today were created by Henry Luther and his assistant Maria.

Saturday, November 13, 2010


It feels so strange not to be out shooting a wedding on Saturday. Today is the first Saturday Steve and I have had free and it has been so long that it actually feels weird to be home. Of course I still worked ........just like I always do when I am home. Sometimes I wonder if I could just sit back and not do anything.....and I have to tell you that thought scares me. I think I would go crazy! Not working is just not in me, so that must mean that I am addicted to work.
But I do have a nice drive in my favorite car in mind for tomorrow. Maybe I can sweet talk my husband to take me Hog Wild in Clarkesville for lunch. I just love that place...... and then we can come back home and work some more. Perfect Sunday!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Years End!!!!

The ground is covered with fallen leaves..... fall is almost at it's end. The cool weather is rolling in and reminding us that winter is not far away. I am still working on the post work from October weddings....soon those will be done and I can concentrate on album designs. It is always a pleasant change to design the albums after working on photos all summer and fall. I love the creative aspect of the album designs.......I guess that is my art background coming out. People at times ask me if I miss painting, but I can truly say I don't. I love taking the photos we took during the weddings and telling each couples wedding day story. It is like reliving the entire wedding again and I love it.
I usually work all through the holiday......simply because I enjoy my work and right after Christmas and New Year the album companies go back into production (yes, THEY DO close down unlike me :) )and I can send them some of the albums when they open their doors again. Before we know it we have a new year and new weddings and I like to have all the books done before we start shooting again. I just hope that all my 2010 couples will send me their photo choices so I can do that. Anybody that has not send me that information yet, please do so as quickly as possible......THANKS!!!!!

Monday, November 8, 2010

As always behind ..........

October was so crazy that I truly fell behind in posting photos and I just realized that I had not posted some that should have been posted a while back. Please forgive me Molly and Aaron, Jade and Stephen, Jenny and Daniel and Mimi and Bill. Congratulations to all........ :) I put the photos in the order I listed the names, I hope that it worked and I am forgiven for the delay.

Congratulations Mandi and Jeremy!

We photographed a wonderful wedding this past weekend. Mandi and Jeremy, their families and all their attentands were fantastic.....even though it was a bit chilly everybody was up to taking their photos outside by the lovely waterfall at Chota Falls. Steve and I stayed for the bonfire and of course had to take a photo of the couple in front of the blazing fire. Everything was perfect including the beautiful flowers that Henry Luther and his assistant Maria ceated. Flowers ad so much to our photos and we are always grateful when they are as gorgous as these were. Thank you Henry and the entire Chota Falls staff for making our job so easy and we hope to see Mandi and Jeremy again very soon.....

So LUCKY!!!!!

We are truly fortunate to meet so many nice people in our work. Weddings in general are always happy occassions, but over the years Steve and I formed some real special friendships with some of our clients. This morning I found a text message from one of our brides from last year announcing the birth of her little girl. It always warms my heart when I get these little messages. Sara and Harendra......congratulations on your beautiful little girl Leela! I am so happy that she arrived in good health and that mommy and baby are doing so well. Another couple from last year also announced the birth of their little baby boy William, congratulations to Annemaria and Trace. This past weekend was our last wedding until December and I can now sit down and finish all the postwork that has piled up over the last month. Once that is done I can get into all the book and album designs.......I hope all my couples send me their photo choices soon, so I can get everything completed before our next wedding season starts.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

October craziness.......

Every October it seems to be the same. The weather changes, the leaves change color and people are coming from all around the country to enjoy the beauty that God created for us to enjoy. It is also one of our busiest months for weddings, so this girl is falling behind in her blog, but I promise I will make it up and post some new photos soon.
Since I try to get all my clients photos out as soon as possible I work around the clock and it does not leave much time for much else. We had a lot of weddings this past month, engagement sessions of next years couples and of course little Ky Lafayette's birth.......this little man was very important to my plans, because I promised to photograph him within the first week of his new life. Steve and I photographed his parents engagement, their wedding, a lovely romantic trash the dress session, a sweet pregnancy session and of course the final outcome of all that.... KY :) Steve and I are so grateful to have been such a big part of Meredith and Yance's new life........I can't think of anything that would have given me more pleasure. I always love to photograph the babies of my couples and it is such a joy to see everybody again, but I had spend so much photography time with this couple that it was very special to both Steve and I. You have to admit Ky Lafayette is precious as can be.
This coming weekend another one of my couples who's wedding we enjoyed so much is having a little baby girl and I can't wait to hear that she has arrived and is ready for her little photo session........ Life is truly good :)!