One thing I think is a standard rule about many photographers is that they generally don’t like to be in front of the camera. I definitely fit that description, but when it comes to family photos, I wish I had more with me in them. I also wish I had maternity photos from my daughters’ pregnancies, beyond the belly progress shots that I’ve taken in the bathroom mirror with my iPhone. This past weekend, my husband and I went to the Proximity Hotel in Greensboro, North Carolina. It is a beautiful hotel, and the first and highest-rated “green” hotel in the country. We first went there the summer we were expecting our first daughter, and we called it our Babymoon. We also went the summer we were expecting our second daughter, and this was our third Babymoon there, so it has become somewhat of a tradition. It was so nice to get away for a weekend, recharge, rest (second daughter is currently getting her two-year molars and has been up anywhere between three and five times a night for going on two weeks now), and just reconnect with each other before we begin the newborn-bliss-sleep-deprivation haze all over again in […]
When I was an undergraduate, I took a summer job as a counselor at a camp for kids in West Virginia. It was far from home, and it was initially a difficult adjustment for me when I first arrived, even though it would become one of the most important parts of my life over the next four years. I was only nineteen years old, I was several states away from home, and I didn’t know a single person. When I arrived at the camp after a ten hour solo drive, I was one of the only people that had arrived. I didn’t know where I was supposed to go, and wandering around a bit aimlessly. The first person I met there was another young woman named Jaclyn. She was a veteran counselor, and knew the ropes. She quickly took me under her wing, and I will never forget the kindness she showed me that first lonely few hours of my arrival. Never did I think that twelve years later I would be photographing her wedding, with my own husband as my second shooter! We got back in touch through Facebook, and when she found out later that I was breaking […]
Mommy and daddy enjoying sweet little Miss O on the beach near sunset.
Marley and James got married on an absolutely perfect Spring day at Cypress Trees Plantation on Edisto Island, SC. The scene was breathtaking; warm, crisp sunshine, a light breeze making the Spanish moss in the trees drift slowly from side to side. The night was just as lovely as the reception tent came alive with glowing lights, wonderful music, and celebration. A beautiful day for a beautiful couple. I think Keith and I had as much fun photographing the wedding as they did getting married! I’m so thankful that they and their photographer agreed to let us be their second shooters. This was our first wedding!