This sweet family became a party of 5 in late February. About a month later, they welcomed me into their home where we had their session. With a house where boys are the majority, they all looked forward to having baby girl Ashley Regan around. I was delighted to be with them and see how they handled everything with such ease. Can you believe this couple has been together since they were in high school!? Look at what a beautiful family and genuinely happy life they’ve created together ❤ ❤ ❤ Thank you so much for sharing your family & your home with me.
So, I decided to ‘take the plunge.’ I went ahead and launched a website this weekend and followed it up with a facebook page. If you’ve been following my blog, I would absolutely love for you to hop on over and have a peek at the website and most certainly if you have a facebook page, then link up with me there too!
As always, thank you so much for following or stopping in!
btw, everything that was ‘tagged’ in this post can absolutely be found in my website, lots, here on this blog 😛
Since today is so overcast & gloomy here in Georgia, I thought I’d perk up us locals and post an array of cherry blossoms from our first days of spring. If some of you northerner’s can believe this, these pictures were taken in the very first days of MARCH! 😀
The Johnson Wedding…Saturday, May 28, 2011…The High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA… ❤
P.S. The architecture of the area where they shared their vows was so beautiful & inspiring, I have created a post for those images alone. Be sure to check them out tomorrow.
With all of the snow, which I’m happy to see & have 😉 I thought it would be good to take our minds elsewhere for a quick minute. My apologies in advance, I am about to interchange he & it a lot! —I never thought I would be excited to bring home a new fish, or better yet anything else that goes in a tank. Despite the contrary, I couldn’t be more thrilled with our anemone. This guy is so interesting. It’s tentacle’s flow in the current, but it will move itself by it’s own free will as well! We had placed the anemone on the shelf behind it, but it moved its way over and down, clearly to where he felt best. When we feed the anemone, the tentacles curl over sensing food in the vicinity and when it feels the food, the dozens of arms work together to get the goods to its mouth! I thought it was so strange that it had a mouth & could move on its own. For now this anemone of ours is nameless, like most I’m sure…however, I feel he certainly deserves one -btw, I just feel it’s a he. Either way, it is beautiful, in it’s own, tentacle-y way. The skin is vibrant and transparent – I don’t even know if it’s called skin. It is just lovely to look at, almost like it is illuminated by a light from within. This polyp and it’s fellow tank mates, are yet another reminder as to how complex and detailed life all around us is. Not that we’re surrounded by these guys often, if at all. But, in general – all that nature has to offer…everyday beauties and wonders.
I am here to share, my joy, my passions, my inspiration. I want to invoke a feeling, or an emotion from you, tell you a story, or perhaps even inspire you. My motivation spurs from my FAMILY, NATURE and LOVE. Young love, old love, new beginnings, even endings, and trying to capture all of the moments in between! I hope to ignite something in you, that has you coming back for more! 😀
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Okay, so I’m anxious, very anxious…and excited. The energy that is pumping through me is giving me the kind of feeling where your chest is filled with butterflies and it actually tickles. Every now and then, I have to take a few deep breaths to sooth the tickle. What is it that has me feeling this way?! New love? Well sort of. It’s my newfound passion, bordering on obsession, for photography.
My road to discovery has been a long time in the making, I just never realized it!
I’ve been obsessively snapping pictures of my children for the past seven years now. Trying to document their every important milestone, special occasion, tender touch, and casual every day moments of my little turkey’s lives. When my youngest turned one it led me to thinking about many things, one of which was: me. Having four children within the span of 6 years has not left, to say the least, very much time to think about myself.
As Emily Ann approached the very celebrated milestone of turning one, I realized, all too quickly, my baby girl would soon become very independent of me. Don’t get me wrong, I know she’s not yet packing her bags and on her way out the door. However, independence is a big part of growing up. I know if I don’t start reclaiming my own independence, I will, all too soon, find myself in an unfamiliar world of hurt.
As life would have it, some things have to be slapping me in the face for me to recognize what is going on. In this particular case, that is just what happened. I was backtracking through the past year of photographs when it dawned on me, that I would like to get to know photography on a whole different level. I started studying my camera (and it’s manual) and all of its creative modes. Then, I started taking the kiddos outside with the full intention of studying what I was doing. At first I thought it was amazing, then I was bewildered and confused! F-stop, shutter speed, ISO, overexposed, underexposed, light meter, RAW, you get the picture!? Within days of each other I had the opportunity to take pictures of two separate family friends, which was the slap in the face that kicked me into gear and, well…
Here I am, inviting you to join me on my journey. I would love for you to stop in from time to time, share my joy through my old, yet newfound, passion for photography and watch my growth.
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By the way, the picture faaarr above & the only picture for this post, was taken when we were out near the Autrey Mill Nature Preserve. We happened upon the riverwalk, which I thought was by far so beautfiul and picturesque!
Another FYI, I plan on posting rather frequently here at first. This is mostly due to the fact that I meant to start a blog last May, when I originally wrote this post!!! Therefore, I have a lot of catching up to do! 😆