31.7.10

Sweet Family Session with some little athletes....

This was a fun session because these two beautiful boys are the same age as my own.  And their mom and I often commiserate about the trouble they cause!
They are totally adorable!  Enjoy!










29.7.10

Andrea and Kevin: Engaged






So in love... is something in the water in Charlotte this year?
My couples can barely keep their hands off each other!  I think... frankly.... it is sooooo wonderful!  You know I am in love with LOVE!






And when I get to photograph couples in love one after the other... what could be better than that?  Check these two beautiful people out!

A portrait of an all around cool guy.










So my personal brand of therapy?  Dancing.  Like a fool.  At the Y in various classes :)  
I grew up doing gymnastics but never dancing so this is something new for me.  And it is so so fun you just can NOT leave these classes stressed out!
One of my favorite instructors by far is Andre Hairston.  He's got an enormous following who literally packs into a gym on Sunday afternoons 400 strong.  
He is taking his class on the road now to teach kids about fitness.  If you read the mission behind his work it's really inspiring.
He has a website at www.andrehairston.com.  The pictures there are shot by me!
Below is a link to a video of Andre teaching a group of kids and you can see how infectious his spirit really is.  He's equally as inspiring to a group of adults... we have almost the same reaction in our class as these adorable kids!!
I dare you not to smile when you watch!


The cool thing about Andre is that he's also an actor auditioning for HUGE movie roles all the time... but you'd never know it.  He's super humble and keeps that stuff to himself (until his mouthy photographer brags about him! ) 


He's about to blow UP big time and is extremely talented- producing plays, acting, directing... watch for him!!
Here are some of the photos from our recent session....











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23.7.10

What should I do with my Engagement Photos?





When I got married I was left with a box of lovely proofs which I just.... 10 years later moved to a new shelf... still in their original box.
I love those photos.
My photographer did an amazing job.
But 10 years ago... (in myyy day)... things like this didn't really exist.

I love having the ability to offer creative products like these to my clients.

This is just ONE of many different ways to use your photos before you ever get to the wedding day.

This is a Custom Guest Book that is full of non-traditional questions for your guests.

" What does Frank love about Jane"

"What meal should we learn to cook together?"

At my wedding I made little envelopes for guests to offer advice on marriage.

To be honest... it was VEEERY Martha of me... :)  But not very practical.  The guests really didn't understand what to do with the (beautiful) tiny envelopes.

This is a much easier option and in the long run.. something that you pull out when you have 5 kids running around the house and look back at both the photos you love AND some sage advice from the most important friends and family in your life.

Yep... I overthink things a little.. but rest assured I wont offer products that I would not adore myself... or choose for my own use.
So shop til you drop!  PS.... more shopping... involving pics of YOU looking HOT is coming soon... get excited! J

22.7.10

Indian Engagement ... Sima and Montu








Such a beautiful celebration with a wonderful family.  I really enjoy learning about different cultures and observing the differences in the way that various cultures celebrate marriage.
Indian traditions are so beautiful and of course visually are stunning to photograph.  And Sima and Montu are wonderful to work with.  Congrats guys!

17.7.10

My little boy is 8... a birthday look back...




worth all 36 hours of labor... and the extra 2 weeks past my due date :)


14.7.10

My own little boys... part one...

I thought it might be nice to show you some photos of my own little boys.  These are the photos that grace the walls of my own home... that remind ME how precious a moment can be.
And that still give me goose bumps when I look at them...
They are now 6 and 8 but here are some from when they were babies... let's see if I can do it without crying!
These are of my little one... Cooper.




































A portrait of a little girl...

A new dress and some fancy shoes... and a minute.. that's all it takes some times...








 

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