Tuesday, April 28, 2009

She's married! • Greenville, SC Bridal Photographer

Jessica was married this past Saturday. I've been wanting to share her bridals for a month now because I was so please with how they turned out. We headed towards Anderson with a few places in mind, but changed last minute when she realized we could take them on her future father-in-law's farm. They had a beautiful red barn that provided the backdrop for my favorites of this set.




Thursday, April 23, 2009

The P Fam • Greenville Children's Photographer

I'm finally getting around to posting these from a few weeks ago. My friend Brittany and her family have been so supportive and encouraging of my photography and I just love taking pictures of them. She's an amazing friend and also an amazing stylist at Augusta Place Salon if you're looking for someone!

I've been transitioning lately into working less at my full-time job, which is now part-time and having more time for photography. I've actually been busier somehow and am still trying to figure that out. God laid everything out perfectly and at the perfect time. My husband and I are so blessed to be in the position we're in with not having many expenses and being able to save. I'm realizing these days that so many people are held captive by money. I'm very frugal, most of the time, and I'm seeing that by being that way and having money saved, you're able to have so much more freedom. Sure, you won't have that big screen TV, nice furniture, new car, etc., but you also won't have those monthly payments that hold so many people in bondage at the cost of keeping up with others. It's so easy to get caught up in the worldly things and doing certain things because it's expected. I'm trying to live a life where the world looks at my life and says "what??" I know that my life is in line with Jesus' will when it doesn't make sense to the world.

"If you find the godless world is hating you, remember it got its start hating me. If you lived on the world's terms, the world would love you as one of its own. But since I picked you to live on God's terms and no longer on the world's terms, the world is going to hate you.
John 15:17-19

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Design • Before & After

Some of my favorite design blogs do posts called "Before & After". It's basically where they show a room or piece of furniture or random object and turn it into a stylish revived piece. This post was going to be a cool before and after, but unfortunately my husband accidentally deleted the before pictures, so this will just be an after.

I found this black headboard at thrift store for eight dollars. My dad is a genius woodworker in his spare time, so i like to make sure he always has a project;) He turned this headboard into a bench. I can only claim that I cut the board for the bottom, painted it, and bought the fabric and foam. I love the outcome!


This little guy got under the house while we were at work and found all types of things...The green fencing was what we put up this weekend so he couldn't get under it...didn't work.



Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Zach & Mishelle • Greenville sc engagement photography

I've known Mishelle ever since my first year of college. Her dorm room quickly became the place where you could always find me. Her and her roommate Kirkley, one of my best friends, had so much food in their room...so much candy, and saltiness, and leftovers from tailgates..mmmmm I don't see how I didn't weigh a ton that year. I got to know Mishelle and was privileged enough to live beside/across the hall from her 3 out of 4 of my years at Clemson. I know Zach will be an amazing husband to her and can't wait for their big day in July!

This is just a little preview...




I am working on some baby portraits of a sweet sweet girl I got to meet for the first time last weekend. You will definitely say "awwww" when you see this little one.

I've been reading through Crazy Love by Francis Chan. I put it off for a while and recently started back into it. It's one of those books where there's so much truth put into these statements that just kick you in the gut. Anyways, I wanted to share one that I read recently...

Something is wrong when our lives make sense to unbelievers.

God wants us to trust Him with abandon. He wants to show us how He works and cares for us. He doesn't call us to be comfortable. He calls us to trust Him so completely that we are unafraid to put ourselves in situations where we will be in trouble if He doesn't come true.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

I've been slacking

I've been slacking on the blog! sorry. Things have been hectic lately, but I will try to do better. I had three shoots this past weekend and have been editing every chance I get to get through them quick. One was a bridal so I can't show it until after the wedding. She looked stunning though!

I'm pretty excited that Easter is this weekend. It's a time when I'm reminded how unworthy I am and how thankful I am that Jesus rescued me and gave me purpose. He's so good.

I must admit also that I'm excited about the Hannah Montana movie coming out. I called my friend Megan to make sure she told me when her and her little girl were going to see it so i could come a long;) I'm not sure why, but I love feel good, cheesy kids' movies..

I leave you with a Easter pic from this past weekend that I adore. She's so precious.


Friday, April 3, 2009


Had to share this! This was featured on Elizabeth Anne Designs Living. It is so cool and I plan on making a few from some hemp we had left over from our wedding decorations.

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Thursday, April 2, 2009

Syd gettin ready

Last Friday I was able to take off work and be Syd's "getting ready" photographer. Her wedding photographer was a man, so she didn't want him all up in her room while they were getting ready soooo that's where I came in. It was so much fun and reminded me of all the excitement and nervousness I had before my own wedding. I did a lot of black and white processing with these. I feel that's the best way to process an image when there is a lot going on that may other wise draw the eye away from the subject. Anyways, here are a few of my favorites!










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