Monthly Archives: February 2008

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Check out the new website!
It goes along with the new Logo. YAY!

I would love to get your feedback on the new site. I will be updating and adding to the galleries at least twice a year.

Leslie + Hampton {Savannah, GA}

I’m so glad to be back! This is my first official e-session of this year and it will also be my first wedding of 2008. So of course, I had to start it off with a BANG. 14 hours and 620 miles later, these are a few of the shots that I really love We started off at Georgia Southern Campus where they met.

On the way out of town I saw this field of pecan trees and canola flowers. For real, Hampton said these beautiful little flowers produce canola oil. Whoda thunk it?
Savannah is such a favorite place of mine. I love the history and arcitecture. This is the historic River Street Inn, a 5 story inn on the riverfront, built in 1817.

We strolled down River Street and since they are such a handsome couple, they received a bit of attention.

Next we stopped at this beatiful, old, rusty building and I asked the guy in charge of construction if we could take a few engagement pictures and he looked at me like I was crazy and said “You want to take engagement pictures HERE”? I loved it. He laughed and said “Knock yourselves out”. It is the oldest cotton mill in Savannah, currently being restored.

Then is was the place that made me drive all this way to begin with. TYBEE ISLAND. Ah, the beach. Leslie and Hampton are both Marine Biologists so it’s their home too.

Thanks for a fabulous day, you two. I’ll see you in a few weeks!

Mission Complete. Photos of me

I never have photos of me. Well, I shouldn’t say “never” but it’s very rare. I’m launching my new website this week and I really needed to have a few fresh pictures of myself. My sweet friend Courtney just got a camera for Christmas and wants to learn everything there is to know about photography so I asked her if she was up for a mission. Take pictures of me! So we drove around looking for colored buildings, fences, walls, anything to use for a bright background. I would set everything up with her being first and then we would change places. It was about 2:00pm and very bright outside so I bribed my daughter to come along and hold reflectors. She also had a great eye for unique walls. The black one is from an oil changing place that I would have totally missed, although both mechanics thought it would be a perfect time for a cigarette break and they practically stood 5 feet away and stared. ( We didn’t stay long there!)

Oh ya, Zoe came along to and for some reason she was biting her tongue most of the day.

This is the side of a transmission building.
This is one of my favorite necklaces. I got it in Maui at a steal of $10!

Oh, and get this. It’s a structure around a garbage can in the back of Burger King. I’m saying this because you don’t need a studio with backgrounds to take great, colorful photos. You just need to be creative and look around.
This is Courtney. (She’s taken, guys, so don’t get any ideas.) I told her we could easily pass for sisters but the truth is, I’m old enough to be her mom!

Thanks Courtney! I had a blast!

“C” is for cookie

Zoe has her own little chair that she loves to sit in. and get up. and sit down. and get up. and sit down. It’s the cutest thing. This is also her first chocolate chip cookie. I think she really liked it.

Not fun

It’s been one of those days.
Too much to do and not enough time.
High hopes met with dissapointments.
Struggling to communicate effectivly.
Trying to be prepared and falling short.
Emotional Rollercoaster.
Meetings and classes.

On the way home tonight at 11pm, I hit a black Labrador that was standing in the middle of a pitch black night on the yellow line. I heard the sound before I saw him flying through the air.

Sick to my stomach.
I’m so sorry.

I can still hear him yelping in the middle of the road and then crawling down the side into a ditch. I went to the closest house, the one with the beautiful horses that I love to look at. It was their dog. “She always stands in the road”, they said. “Is she dead?” I don’t know. She couldn’t stand on her back legs. I feel paralyzed. They have other dogs and as I stand in the driveway telling them where she is, another black dog walks up to me and looks at me with big eyes. It’s her mother. The lump in my throat rises to the top. The young guy jumps on a four wheeler and goes to look for her and she’s hidden herself in the trees and brush. I don’t know what to do.

I feel so sad.

I’m in my husbands car again too. The same one that I hit a deer in 6 months ago and had a $1700 bill. I don’t dare look at the car. I’m afraid to tell him when I get home. Not because he will be mad at me, but because I was really wanting him to be the “safe place” that I was coming home to.
And I just don’t want to say it.

Everyone was asleep when I walked in the door. I feel a little relief but a lot of lonely.