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 :)
Photographing a wedding at Splendor Mountain is always a treat specially when you have an incredibly fun couple and their friends. Katerena was a stunning bride and I can't say enough about
Michael and his guys. My husband and I laughed so much with those guys.
When you have such a fun group of guys you just have to make a poster.
I will always try to give you the best and most beautiful images of your wedding day possible, but I need to tell you something.... I SMOKE.. I usually don't make any personal posts, but I think this is important. I started smoking when my husband had a major aneurysm from one minute to the next and I sat in the hospital that night watching him die. The nurse on call asked me what she could give me to help and I said ...a cigarette. Well, long story short.....she was kind enough to give me one. I sneaked out of the hospital stood in a dirty corner of the hospital and smoked a cigarette like I was a
criminal. My husband held on way longer then the doctors thought and I watched him that night fade away slowly and it broke my heart. The man I loved with all my heart was brain dead, but still alive, it almost killed me, but having a cigarette made me be able to handle the hurt. He died... I went home to my dogs....and together we mourned him being gone. His favorite dog would not leave his chair for several months..she just sat there waiting for him and I did not know how to tell her that he would never be back. Here I was, living the woods ..finding myself all alone except for our dogs, so I smoked to make myself feel better. Being alone for the first time ever... was a really hard for me. Smoking made me feel better, made me feel less alone. I know this is not a good habit but here I am still smoking.
I know smoking is not good for me, but at this time I am not ready to quit. I know I eventually will, but it has to be on my terms and when I am ready. In the meantime, please still love me even though I might not be perfect in some of your eyes.... or your believes. Also know me smoking in no way will
cut my coverage of your wedding memories, because I always come at least 45 minutes to an hour early to photograph your details and backdrops for your album on my own time so I can take a break here and there for a couple of cigarettes and I don't charge you for that time when I take those photos.
I also don't smoke a lot during a wedding most of the time I get so caught up in taking the photos I don't even think about it.
Maybe I should not have had that cigarette that horrible night but it helped me deal with something I did not think I would ever have to deal with. I know it is not an excuse, but I did and I am not a horrible person for doing so. I did whatever I thought would help me through something that I really had a hard time facing. I will quit eventually but as I said it has to be on my own terms and when the time is right.
Just know, I will always do everything and more to give you the most incredible images to remember you wedding day by and that I love each and everyone of you and I hope you can understand. I want you all to know in case I smell slightly like cigarettes :/ sometime during the wedding ..I will try my best not to.
It was such an honor to photograph Sasha and Duane's wedding at Willowbrook Falls and Vineyard in Blueridge, GA. Sasha is the aunt of one of our very favorite guys who's wedding we photographed last year.
I just love love this family and it was such fun to shoot at this lovely venue.
Years ago I photographed Jamie and Chad's wedding and they will always be close to my heart. It made me so happy when Jamie asked me this year to photograph her pregnancy session. They now have the cutest little baby boy. Congratulation to them and his big sister Joslan.