{ Little Red Riding Hood }

I have wanted to do this shoot for almost a year now. Luckily for me, my BFF (Heather) has a beautiful daughter, Jaycee, who was also game. I bought the wool for the cloak while out Christmas shopping and the boots around that time, too. I bought the dress about a year ago for a concept shoot that didn’t pan out, but we will get to that one this year.;)
I was supposed to have a family session on the beach yesterday. It was just too windy and chilly for little ones. While driving home, I gave Heather a call and we hit the woods. I hope that we were really able to convey the “feeling” of the idea. Let me know what you think. Oh, and happy pinning as long as you link back to me!:)

Kelly Johnsen - March 11, 2012 - 1:55 pm

this is very cool. Well done! I’ve never had inspiration like this…maybe one day. Awesome to do something just for you!!

Dawn Davis - March 11, 2012 - 2:11 pm

This shoot was well worth the wait. You can not rush prefection and this is absolutely gorgous. Well done!!!!

Meggan - March 11, 2012 - 3:33 pm

Wow. These photos are incredible. Having such a beautiful model helped, I am sure. :) Your work is amazing and I can hardly wait to see what you come out with next! Btw you nailed the concept perfectly!

Alicia - March 12, 2012 - 1:35 pm

LOVE LOVE LOVE………AMAZING:D!!!!!!!!!

{ sweet Brady }

This next little guy was such a good sleeper! Being born at just 35 weeks, he spent a couple of weeks in NICU. He was almost a month old by the time he made his visit with me. This session was especially fun since I have known his Mama for a LONG time. I totally forgot to tell her my earliest memory of her. So, here is a public embarrassment story, Lindsey.:)A long time ago, before nursing school and marriage, I worked as a waitress at our local restaurant, the Okefenokee. (yes, we are THAT small town:) Anyway, Lindsey used to come in with her parents. She couldn’t have been more than 5 or 6 and on a busy Friday night, she was turning cartwheels down the aisle. lol! To say that she was a mess would be an understatement. But, wow, Lindsey, you have grown up to be an incredibly beautiful, intelligent, successful young woman! Congratulations on your gorgeous baby boy!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

{ Welcome 2012 }

I had the pleasure of meeting this sweet family last year for a maternity session. Little Mr. S stole the show with his GORGEOUS blue eyes, long lashes, and sweet smile. His beautiful, curly hair reminded me of my Jake.:)

 

 

 

Once little Miss S made her appearance, I (with Taylin’s help) loaded my van and headed to their family home. She was already 4 weeks old. It’s a bit more difficult to get the sleepy, curly poses that come so naturally with younger newborns, but not totally impossible. As you can see below, she is just beautiful, too. Shelby, you have a gorgeous family!:)

 

 

 

 

Oh, this next image just makes my heart flutter. Love.

 

{ The Best of 2011 }

YOU voted for your favorites out of MY favorites for 2011. Out of 693 votes, the winners are listed below.

 

Drum roll please…

 

 

 

FIRST PLACE

 

SECOND PLACE

 

THIRD PLACE

 

Now, for a total surprise. The following is MY VERY FAVORITE image for 2011. So, I want to award a free session ($150 value) for it.

 

Congratulations to all of the winners and a HUGE thank you to all of you who have continued to support me, my family, and my business! Without God, and you, none of this would be possible!!

 

 

Sarita Dixon - January 23, 2012 - 3:17 pm

I love looking at your work….you are very talented!!!!

Heidi Lloyd - January 23, 2012 - 3:55 pm

Can’t wait till February 6 to have our family photos done:))

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