a year in pictures

looking back through these pictures was so much fun and a reminder of how blessed i am. there’s absolutely no feeling like knowing someone is pleased with their photos, and it’s also humbling to realize they will be in albums for years to come!

beautiful baby margot

our good friends bobby and emily stayed with us for a night last week, and it was definitely a full house {4 adults, one baby, and 4 dogs}. our cozy little cottage was bursting at the seems, but i don’t think anyone minded a bit. david and i only wish

the mcquagge family

the mcquagges are a family of 7, so i knew our session would be exciting. mary, my friend tammy’s sister, did a fantastic job picking out colorful outfits for everyone, and i especially l.o.v.e.d. the red dress her youngest daughter was wearing! and

my new blog {yippee}

i can hardly believe it – my first post on my brand new blog. the only thing it’s missing is the “new blog smell.” but not to worry, you can imagine that to be whatever you like! roses, a lexus with leather interior, freshly-baked

Just because…

Just living is not enough. One must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower. ~Hans Christian Andersen

The Jackson Family

I met with Brandon, Stephanie, and Noah on two cool, cloudy days. We met in a local park that Stephanie suggested (Jackson Springs), and I’m so thankful she did! A natural spring was bubbling up, and although the ground was wet and soggy, it

The Van Pelts

Genifer and her husband, Stephen, are such a lovely couple. And with the addition of their son, Hayden, the Van Pelts are just about the cutest family you’ve ever seen! Beautiful morning. Beautiful family. Beautiful

Jeremy and Jessica

David and I met Jeremy and Jessica soon after we moved to Macon, a little over five years ago. It’s always a fun-filled time when we get together, so I was super excited when Jessica called for photos. We ventured out to the Olcmulgee Indian Mounds,

New E-Mail Address

I’m working on creating a new blog, and hopefully it will be up and ready to go in the next month or two. (I’m working in baby steps!) Until then, it’s the small things that bring a smile to my face! Tonight I created my latest and final

Anna and Marsh

This is the second set of pictures for a friend/co-worker. I’m hoping that someday I’ll be able to take some for the third member of our team. :) Marsh and Anna are Nancy’s adorably photogenic kids. We all drove to a friend’s

The Hattaway Family

I’ve worked with Dianne for the past 3 years, and I was thrilled when she asked if I would take some family shots for her. The love of a family is life’s greatest blessing. ~Unknown Recently I was asked

Thanksgiving Break!

It’s Thanksgiving break for students and teachers! I’ve been absolutely swamped the past few weeks (which is a good thing), and now I’ll have almost a whole week to dedicate to photography! If the weather cooperates, I’ve got quite a

Leah and Genifer

Leah and Genifer are best friends and sisters. They’re not related by blood, but they’re so close you’d never know it. They’ve known each other for six years, and although Leah moved to Nebraska almost a year ago, they’ve seen

Margot’s Baptism

David and I spent last weekend with the Walker family, and it was a blessing to witness such a meaningful event with them. It was hard to pick just a few pictures since we were there several days, and I managed to take over 500 photos! These are some of my

Chelsea’s Senior Portraits

Chelsea and her family live down the street from me, and I’ve taught two of her younger sisters. Well, I’ve taught one, and another is currently in my class. And, I may just get to teach the youngest in a few years. Chelsea was so fun to

A Quick Peek

We had such a great time in Atlanta this weekend! I was so glad that Emily was as eager to take pictures as I was, so I came home with over 500 new photos to choose from. Here’s a peek at what I’ve done so far… Sweet Margot – 2

More Fall Colors

I absolutely can’t wait for this weekend, when I’ll get to take pictures of people again! So far, I’ve got photography plans for Saturday, Sunday and Monday, so I’m trying to calm myself down. Until then, these are some photos I took

Playing with Textures

I’ve just discovered a new love – textures. I realize they’re not right for every photo, but when used the right way they can really add something amazing. Yesterday I noticed that the bumblebees are almost frozen still on the flowers

Glory, Glory to Old Georgia

I’m the oldest of seven cousins from the Huizer side of my family. For a long while, I was the only girl cousin, and a tomboy at that. However, once in a while my girly side would come out, especially after I found a closetful of vintage dresses.

Fun at the Fair

Last night we headed to the fair with the Edwards family. Before we even walked into the gates, there was talk of what foods we would search out first. Stacey in particular was hoping to eat at least 5,000 calories – which at first was a joke, but

Yes I did…

I just picked up a bag of popcorn by the wrong end, and then proceeded to pour it all out. Thank goodness I wasn’t so clumsy with the completely full can of coke… So, is it weird that my first thought was to take a picture of it? Wait.

Pizza + Pictures = True Happiness

Macon has finally hit the big time – we’ve got a Mellow Mushroom! (And I gotta say I feel a bit special, as one of the owners is a friend.) These are a few of the shots I took inside the shroom the other day… As you walk inside,

The Road I Took

I took a wrong turn as I was driving the other day, so I followed a road that I don’t normally take. In fact, I’ve never really been down that road, but I’m glad I took that wrong turn. I saw these gorgeous yellow flowers, from a weed of

High Cotton

Having grown up just outside Atlanta, I knew at a young age that cotton was/is grown in the south. However, I was quite a “city kid,” so today might have been the first time I’ve ever seen a cotton plant up close. Can you believe