Monday, December 19, 2011

Peyton Part 3

These are my absolute favorites from my session with Peyton! Just like a kid who likes to play in the box that a present came in, Peyton was very happy in Graycee the dog's bed!! 

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Peyton Take 2

Some of my favorite photos of the day were taken while Ashley tried to get Peyton dressed up for more pictures!! Peyton was not interested in sitting still to get her bow on! 

But it's worth the trouble - Peyton strikes a pose for us!! 

Stay posted.....a few more coming.....

Friday, December 16, 2011

Baby Peyton Part 1

Peyton has grown so much! You may remember her from way back HERE . She's almost a year old now and full of smiles! She was so much fun to photograph!  More to come!!!

Monday, December 5, 2011

The Great Cindy Brown!

As some of you may already know, I have the great fortune to be interning with Cindy Brown of cbrownphoto . I remember the first time I met Cindy-  I went over to her house, a nervous wreck; hoping that I could somehow make myself seem like a person that would be useful for her to have around. That was going to be a tough sell because I really knew nothing about digital photography, had no equipment of my own and kept saying things like "I'm really nervous." And thinking things like "please like me!"

Fortunately, Cindy took pity on me and ever since that first meeting, week by week,  she has been teaching me about photojournalism, business, technology/software; letting me learn on/borrow her equipment and always ready to answer my kajillion questions. 
She's great. She's great at what she does and she's great at teaching me about it. Patient, practical and talented - she's quite the photographer catch! 

Recently, I went along with Cindy while she did an engagement session in downtown Decatur.  I took a few pictures of Cindy taking pictures. My photos of Cindy are below. Here is the link to her photos from the shoot! 

Thank you for everything Cindy - you're amazing and I'm so lucky to have you as a teacher/friend!!  

Saturday, December 3, 2011

'Tis the Season

Wow! The Christmas season is almost upon us already! I can't believe it. We're barely in December and I remember almost  a year ago, posting THIS link about fall and lawn/leaf bags. This year we participated in Decatur's 'Season of Giving' - and they have a very different use for lawn and leaf bags. Volunteers all over Decatur fill them with gifts for children and older adults that live in our community. It's a wonderful tradition and we're happy to participate in it each year. Thought I'd share this different image of the lawn and leaf bags for this year: 

Happy Giving to everyone this holiday season!! 

Monday, November 28, 2011

Photo-adventure at Arabia Mountain, GA

This weekend I had the great pleasure of going on a photo-adventure with my Dad at Arabia Mountain! I didn't even know this place existed! While everyone else was out getting Black Friday deals, we were exploring this trail as well as practicing different settings on our cameras! It was great fun and I couldn't have been with a better photo-partner! 


Wrinkly cactus. 

One last pine cone! Holding on!!

Life grows in puddles!

A perfect blue sky. 

Not at the park, but right next to it! 


Saturday, November 26, 2011

Chimney Rock, North Carolina

Last weekend we went hiking at Chimney Rock, NC. The weather was perfect. Although we missed the height of the fall/leaf color changing season, everything was still beautiful! 

View from the top!

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Atlanta Pet Expo!

I had the good fortune recently of getting to shoot with Erica Hodgdon of Photo By Erica  at the Atlanta Pet Expo! It was so fun to see all the different kinds of dogs! Here are some of my favorite shots:

Some people trying to train dogs...

Who's training who?! 

There were little bitty dogs there....

And great big dogs...

And dogs with funny faces....


But finally it was time to go...

Thanks Erica, for the opportunity! See all of Erica's photos from this event on Facebook at:

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Piedmont Park Family Shoot!

Sunday I had the good fortune of getting to take some pictures of these extremely wonderful friends of ours at Piedmont Park! 

Oh my goodness. Someone please feed this little guy! He is very hungry! (This is exactly what happens to me when I get hungry too). 

Starting to feel better...

...almost done with the bottle...

Ta da! All better! 

I love this picture. He reminds me of Lucy from Peanuts - "psychiatry 5 cents"! 

And who could resist one very chunky monkey costume.... not me!

Complete with banana!