I love photo sessions so much! I aways have so much fun running around and taking amazing photos of families. I love capturing relationships, laughter and those special moments. And then sometimes you have a family who takes that fun factor up to 1000. Oh my gosh I had the MOST FUN at this photo session. I laughed so much my stomach hurt. You could tell this family just relished all being reunited. They were all so funny and entertaining. I loved it so much! You can see how much fun we had by checking out these photos.
Kimberly and Matt had a gorgeous fall wedding at Gabrella Manor in Birmingham, AL. This venue was an absolute castle like, ivy covered, dream venue. It was a perfect setting for this gorgeous wedding. Kimberly and Matt are the sweetest couple and so in love. They have built a strong foundation of friendship and love over the years and seeing them exchange vows and become husband and wife was so beautiful and moving. There were so many wonderful memories made this day and it was my honor to capture it in photographs.
Venue, Cake, Catering & Florals: Gabrella Manor
Make Up: Make 'em Blush Make up by Jenn
My mom, Dr. Gail Hale wrote a book! I was excited when she asked me to take the author photos for her book. We had an awesome afternoon taking photos and laughing together. Her book is now out and in the world and I am so proud to have been a small part of it. And yes I know I look like her. I love these photos of my mom!
This photo session was so fun! Kate was so excited to turn two. She loved running around and playing in the park. This family is so adorable together. I loved watching them interact. Kate used to be very wary of my camera but two year old Kate loved it! I love these happy photos and I love this family!
I think it is important to give back to my community which I like to do by volunteering my time and talent to different organizations and charities that I believe in. One of my favorite organizations in my local community is the Newnan Theatre Company. This is a terrific local theatre who puts on amazing shows and productions. I am thrilled to be able to donate my time to them by photographing their headshots and shows. When I was a teenager I had one brush with theatre when I had to go on and perform for my sister at the last minute due to her laryngitis. I knew all the lines since I had helped her practice so much. It was absolutely terrifying and I knew theatre wasn't for me. But I enjoy watching it so much. And there are so many talented people who perform at the Newnan Theatre Company. I strongly suggest you taking in a show there. Check their website for upcoming productions! Here are some of the photos I have taken at the Newnan Theatre Company over the last few years.
Also, some of these photos are from me and Rebekah's Coweta Life blog post which you can view here!
Last fall I had the great pleasure of being a part of the Map of My Heart curated photo session at The Cator Woolford Gardens. The session was hosted by Rick + Anna Photography and designed, styled and planned by Embee Events. This curated photo session was based off the idea of a couple who loves to travel. The beautiful and rich colors of the linens and flowers really enhanced the already gorgeous grounds of The Cator Woolford Gardens. Also, I was excited that my models of the day, Erica and Jamel, are a real life couple who had just renewed their wedding vows! They were absolutely stunning together and it was so amazing to photograph them. All the details were so lovely and perfect. And that cake! I loved how it matched the invitations. Every part of this day was so wonderful and I had a terrific time. Please enjoy these photos and take a look after the photos to see all the vendor credits. Thank you so much Rick, Anna, Melissa and Adam for such a wonderful day!
Design, Styling, and Planning
eMBee event design / www.embee-events.com / IG: @embee.events
The Cator Woolford Gardens / www.frazercenter.org / IG: @catorwoolfordgardens
Gowns, Bridal Accessories, and Veil
LaRaine’s Bridal / www.larainesboutique.com / IG: @larainesboutique
Gown by Martina Liana / www.martinaliana.com / IG: @martinalianabridal
Lace Poncho: Alvina Valenta by JLM Couture / www.jlmcouture.com / IG: @jlmcouture
Shoulder Necklace: Sarah Gabriel / www.sarahgabriel.com / IG: @sarahgabrielveils Shoes: Chinese Laundry / www.chineselaundry.com / IG: @chineselaundry
The Modern Gent / www.themodern-gent.com / IG: @moderngent
Erica and Jamel Ages / IG: @erica_ages
Amanda Jewel / www.amandajewel.com / IG: @amandajewelfloraldesign
Table Linens: I Do Linens / http://idolinens.com/ IG: @idolinens
China: Crate and Barrel / www.crateandbarrel.com / IG: @crateandbarrel
Chargers: World Market / www.worldmarket.com / IG: @worldmarket
Napkins: West Elm / www.westelm.com / IG: @westelm
Compass Escort Cards and Calligraphy Tags: Laura Hooper / www.laurahooper.com / IG: @laurahooper
Chairs: Vintage Rental Co / www.weddingsforyoueventstoo.com / IG: @thevintagerentalco
Florentine Map Box, Italian Trinket Box, Hotel Lourdes Coin Tray: Saint Signora / www.saintsignora.com / IG: @saintsignora
Invitation Suite: Alee + Press / www.aleeandpress.com / IG: @aleeandpress
Kiss Cards: Olive + Pine Goods / www.oliveandpinegoods.com / IG: @oliveandpinegoods
Vintage Postage Shop / www.vintagepostageshop.com / IG: @vintagepostageshop
Early Bird Projects on Etsy / https://www.etsy.com/shop/EarlyBirdProjects Artvaark on Etsy / https://www.etsy.com/shop/artvarkk
Guest Book (Vintage January 1951 Holiday Magazine): www.holiday-magazine.com / @holidaymagazine
Hair and Makeup
Madison Yi of Evolve Beauty / www.evolvebeautyatl.com / IG: @evolvebeautyatl
Cake: Peche Petite Bakery / www.pechepetite.com / IG: @peche_petite_boutique_bakery
E.motion Films / www.thisisyou.net / IG: thisisyou_net
I adore this family! I photograph them every fall and we always have a blast. These girls are so sweet and funny. We had so much fun running around Big Trees Forest Preserve and trying to dodge pesky mosquitos. I love their matching outfits. So adorable! I love these photos!
This was my second photo session of the year with singer/songwriter Joanna Duff. I loved everything about this session at McDaniel Farm Park. Joanna's beauty just shines through in these photos. I love getting her in front of my camera because it is always an amazing experience. The park was s perfect place to get the outdoor shots she needed. I love how her two photo sessions were so unique. I hope you love these photos as much as I do and make sure to check out Joann's gorgeous music at http://joannaduff.rocks
Makeup: Gabrielle Bien-Aime
I had so much fun with Stacy & Seth at their engagement session! It was such a beautiful day at the Sope Creek Trail. And Stacy & Seth were awesome and so comfortable in front of the camera. We just had the best time. They were so in love and so happy to be engaged. These two just warmed my heart. It was such a perfect day and I love these photos so much. Every time I have a photo session I just want to capture this moment in time that people can cherish forever. Nailed it. Thanks Stacy & Seth for being so amazing and for choosing me to capture this special moment.
I loved this family photo session! These boys are so adorable. I love hanging out with this family. They are super photogenic and fun. I love these photos so much!
Newborn photo sessions are one of my favorite things. Especially when the baby is one of my best friends baby and has been so highly anticipated! Baby Hazel did not disappoint for her session. She was such an adorable little newborn. She slept so peacefully but also let me get some photos of her with her eyes open. I adore these photos!
I loved this summer engagement session with Kimberly and Matt! It was such a perfect day. They are so adorable and so in love so I was really excited for their session. We went to Line Creek Nature Area in Peachtree City which is such a gorgeous location with the woods, creek and shoals. It was family affair with Kimberly's mother and brother along and we had so much fun! Kimberly was awesome navigating the root filled paths in her wedges! I love engagement sessions because they are such an awesome way to get a bride and groom comfortable in front of the camera as well as used to taking direction and posing for me. And it's an awesome way to get to know the couple better in a relaxed environment. I always really encourage all my couples to do an engagement session for those reasons. Matt and Kimberly were amazing in front of the camera and since I have known them for years we didn't need to get comfortable but it definitely helped them know how to pose on their wedding day in November. The day ended on what I thought was the perfect note as the skies opened up and rain GUSHED down. It's unexpected moments that can bring forth those gorgeous photos as I handed them my special, pretty wedding umbrella and stood photographing them in the rain. The photo of them kissing under the umbrella in the rain is one of my favorites from the session. I hope you love these photos as much as I loved taking them. And stay tuned for their amazing wedding photos in the next couple of months!
I love when someone wants something different from what I usually photograph. My sister, Jennifer decided she wanted a dramatic portrait shoot that was solely based on the makeup of Taylor Momsen. I was excited and ready for the challenge. Jennifer had her fabulous makeup done by the talented Gaby. It was perfect and exactly what she wanted. We had so much fun hanging out at her house and getting awesome photos of her in her favorite outfits. Jennifer has that gorgeous blonde hair and big blue eyes so I always have loved photographing her. After all she was one of the first people I ever photographed. I love these photos!
I loved Kalynn's two year old session. Her little dress was so adorable and she was super excited to run around with her balloon! Her brother enjoyed posing with her and he is such a sweet brother to her and I loved capturing that closeness in this session. These photos also make me dream of summer! I am already ready for the cold to go away. I hope you love these photos. Let me know what you think! Also, don't forget I am currently booking Valentine Minis. Contact me today to grab your session!
I love, love being a photographer. There is nothing better to me than taking gorgeous photos of people and things. Two years ago my sister and I started a blog about our hometown. Coweta Life was founded to share the many wonderful businesses, culture, shops and restaurants that are in Coweta County. My sister is a very talented writer so putting that together with my photography was a natural fit. The best part about Coweta Life has been meeting so many wonderful people in the community. We are lucky that in Newnan we have the Newnan Artist Rez program in which artists come from all over the country to do an artist in residence at the adorable Gray Cottage. In April we were thrilled to meet and interview Phoenix artist Christine Cassano. I really wanted to share these photos here as well. Christine is an amazing artist and I really loved hearing and seeing the passion she has for her art. You can read more about Christine and find out about this specific project that I photographed on Coweta Life but I hope you enjoy these photos!
Earlier this year I photographed Atlanta singer/songwriter Joanna Duff. We went into this session with a vision of Brigitte Bardot, rustic and airy. Joanna was absolutely gorgeous and I love these photos! You can check out her music on her website.
Makeup: Gabrielle Bien-Aime
Studio: Dark Flower Studios
Oh my how I adore taking photos of this adorable little boy and his sweet family. They are just the cutest. I loved this four month photo session. I love when I get to see sweet babies every few months. I love watching them grow up!
I loved taking Joy Barnes' new headshots and portraits for her real estate work. Joy is an awesome Newnan, GA real estate agent who has helped me and my husband with the purchase of two homes and made the process relatively painless which isn't easy to do! We took these photos on the coldest day of the year so far. I love these photos of Joy in downtown Historic Newnan.
Baby J was the sweetest little newborn. He was quite the happy, little guy. I took his older brothers photos from maternity to one years so it was so exciting to capture this special newborn. You will see much more of Baby J over the next year! I hope you love these sweet photos!
If you are expecting a baby and are interested in maternity or newborn photos send me an email today to talk about the awesome photos I can take for you! firstname.lastname@example.org. Also, like me on Facebook and follow me on Twitter and Instagram.
It's Christmas in June! I realized I never blogged Kate Jo's one year photo session. And I love, love these photos. Kate Jo adores her honorary Aunt Snooze (my nickname) but isn't a huge fan of my camera so I worked hard for all these smiles. I love this family so much and loved these one year/Christmas photos.