Wednesday, October 27, 2010

making amends with

Lately the weather and I haven't been on the best of terms. You see, the past few days that I have had sessions has, without fail, been rained out. Yesterday was one of those days. Not only did it rain...but we had tornado warnings and severe thunderstorms as well! Not exactly conducive to a good photograph taking environment.

I was a little irritated with the weather at that point...

But I was determined to not let it get me down! Since my session had to be rescheduled, I all of the sudden had a couple free hours in my afternoon.

So I decided to make the best of the situation and bake some pumpkin cookies with brown butter frosting.

[photos taken with my android phone!]

Baking is such a perfect rainy day activity! And these cookies turned out to be DELICIOUS! At this time of year, anything with pumpkin in it is a winner in my book.

I also made tomato basil soup and grilled cheese sandwiches...and husband and I read books together on the couch...while drinking hot chocolate! So, by the end of the night I was quite enjoying the rainy day we had. :)

What are your favorite things to do on a rainy day?

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Oh the things that make us laugh...

bahahahaha...I just spent 15 minutes laughing at this JibJab video I just made...

It could just be that I'm pretty tired...or it might be that it's actually very funny. I'll let you decide for yourself.

Personalize funny videos and birthday eCards at JibJab!

It's the small things in life, really. :)

In other news...yes, I'm still alive. I know I have been pretty absent from this blog. I've fallen off the bandwagon, so to speak. But I hope to not be absent for long, and I'll update when I can.

I just wanted to share this silly video with you all. You probably won't laugh quite as hard as I did...but I just couldn't resist sharing.


Hope you're having an amazing week!


Wednesday, October 13, 2010

sharee // nashville portrait session

This week I met with Sharee here in Nashville for a quick portrait session. It was an absolutely gorgeous day! The leaves are beginning to change around here, which made for such a pretty backdrop. And there's just something magical about Autumn light. It seems more golden somehow. I love it!

Sharee is so beautiful (just look at that smile!), and made my job so easy. We had so much fun! Here are a few of my favorites from the session...

I hope you all are having an amazing week so far! 


Tuesday, October 5, 2010

joy + jeremy // state fair engagement session!

Hello Friends!I apologize that I've been kinda out of the loop recently. The past couple weeks have been filled with lots of traveling (Gatlinburg, TN and Springfield, MO), as well as recovering from sickness and minor injuries (I was rear-ended and I've had some neck and back problems because of it...nothing serious, just had a stiff neck for a while and now lots of visits to the chiropractor to get things back to where they need to be.) But I've returned and am now ready to get back into the swing of things! :)To start things off, I'm so excited to share this engagement session with you!A couple weeks ago we met up with Joy + Jeremy (Joy is also a photographer!) and did their engagement session at the Tennessee State Fair. I was sooooo excited when Joy suggested having their session there. To me, there's something so sentimental and romantic about fairs. I love it!Here are some of my favorites from their session...

Seriously?! They're just so cute!

Classic Cokes = AWESOME!

Eeeeeee! Just looking at these images makes me giddy, because it reminds me of how much fun we had! I absolutely love it when couples choose a fun location or activity for their engagement session. It makes it so easy to capture their love and excitement for their relationship when they're just having a blast being with each other.

Joy + Jeremy...thank you for letting us photograph this exciting time for you! Your love for each other is so evident. :) 

Lots of smiles,