Thursday, May 28, 2009


I can't believe it's already Thursday. This week has been pretty frustrating. I told myself this weekend that this week would be one of the most productive so far b/c really, it had to be in order to make room to work on some things coming up this weekend. Tuesday morning I checked our bank account b/c I hadn't checked it since last week. I was confused when I saw our checking balance and it said $0.00 and our savings $ first thought was "maybe I signed into someone else's account"..ha, i was wishing. My check card number had been stolen somehow online and someone was completely wiping us out. I called and went through several recordings before actually talking with a person only to find out we couldn't do anything until the charges posted, then we could file a claim, and I could call the places they were charging things and let them know and see if they will credit us back. ahhh! really?...sooo as the day went on I watched this person put us over $1900.00 in the red. Finally the bank stopped access of my debit card to our account yesterday....why couldn't they do that when I called a day earlier? So needless to say most of my time has been taken up with this junk so we can hopefully get it fixed before we run out of gas or milk:)

*if you buy a lot of things online the bank recommended getting a separate checking account strictly for those purchases...normally I would think that would be a hassel...but after all of this, I wouldn't think twice about it.*

For some happier news, my good friends Lauren and Megan are engaged! They were asked on the exact same day! how crazy! I'm really excited about their weddings and NOT having to take pictures at them!:) Megan has booked a sweet new venue in Greenville called ZEN. Future brides should definitely check this place out.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Tia & Bo • greenville, sc photographer

I was able to do Tia and Bo's engagement pictures at her house which was awesome for pictures. I got excited when I entered the neighborhood to find a field of wildflowers that were begging to have their picture made. Here's some of my favorites.










Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Jessica & Nate • greenville, sc photographer

The day couldn't have been more beautiful for Jessica and Nate's big day. They said I do, cut the cake, then headed off to their second reception where they celebrated all night. I had a lot of fun and even put the camera down to dance a little...the bride insisted!:) Here are a few favorites and slideshow to follow!











Thursday, May 14, 2009


Well, it's a done deal. I just signed up for a half marathon. 13.1 miles. The longest distance I will have ever ran. I have until Oct. 31 to train, so I'm hoping I can get up to that kind of mileage by then. I've been putting this off since college and have run out of excuses to do one. I've never wanted to do a full marathon, probably because I know my body would hate me for it. I don't have the best knees and I'm sure that kind of training would do them in. A half marathon is the perfect running goal for me. Long enough to have to train, but not long enough to almost kill you, at least I hope not. So if anyone out there loves to run and is up for it, I would love to have some company! Here is the website.

In other news, I am finally going to get my certification to be a personal trainer. I've always been interested in anything related to being healthy, working out, etc. I love working out and doing anything active, and when I see opportunities like teaching aerobics, water fitness classes, wellness coaches, etc. I always get discouraged that I have no experience or knowledge to be able to do anything like that but know I would love it! So, while I'm young and able, I'm going to be taking classes this fall and next spring to prepare me for it. I'm really excited about it. This sounds really dorky but I'm excited about LEARNING. I miss college and think my brain is needing more stimulation than it's getting right now;) I will still be doing photography, but am limiting the amount of weddings. I am phasing out of doing mainly weddings but may do 1 or 2 a month depending on time. Bring on all the babies, newborns, families and seniors though! **I will not be booking anymore weddings for August and October 2009. **

To add some color to this post:), here's a sneek peek of Tia & Bo's engagement session.


Monday, May 11, 2009

Allen & Suzanna • Greenville, sc wedding photographer

Imagine it's a couple of weeks before getting married and your photographer backs out. AHH! Luckily I was able to step in and help out with Allen and Suzanna's wedding. Allen was actually the dj for my wedding, so it was fun to be able to be involved with his as well. The ceremony was held at the Reserve at Lake Keowee. The chapel was absolutely gorgeous and the weather was amazing.
Here's a few of my favorite.















I love what her sister is doing in the background. So cute.


She was trying to get a little boy to give her a kiss on the cheek but it wasn't happening, so grandma took the opportunity:)


Friday, May 1, 2009

Miss D • Greenville, SC children's photographer

I finally got to meet Miss D in person and she is such a cutie! I met her mom while interning in college. She was my "supervisor" but I like to think she was more my friend:) She made interning that summer much more fun and we later found out that our husbands' parents are actually good friends..small world! I wanted to post a few from this session because her facial expression are adorable! Have a great weekend!









...and the cutest saved for last...