I had the pleasure of spending a gorgeous evening on Georgia Tech's campus with Meredith and Michael. We retraced their steps of how their love story began and hit all the meaningful hot-spots on campus. Meredith and Michael met at orientation and ended up in the same dorm and a few classes together. After a few months, they were "official". Gotta love a Georgia Tech love story that begins right from the start at FASET! When I asked Meredith if she had any specific shots in mind she said, "No, I just want these pictures to show how happy and in love we are. Because we are!". And in that moment I fell in love with these two. They're literally almost giddy with each other and I had a blast capturing this exciting time in their lives. Meredith and Michael - thank you for making the trip from North Carolina for your engagement session! I hope you love these as much as I do!
I had the pleasure of enjoying some newborn snuggles and puppy kisses with the sweet Hunt family last week. Miss Lacey was less than a week old but you never would have guessed since she was so alert for much of her newborn session! Being a new mom myself, I was so impressed by Danielle and Alex's energy levels but not surprised whatsoever at how in love they are with their baby girl. I've photographed many newborns but it's different now that I can truly appreciate how much these images will mean to my families! Those little fingers and toes grow so fast! Danielle and Alex - thank you so much for inviting me into your home in such a special time in your lives. You guys are already pros and sweet Lacey is so lucky to have you two as her parents... I'd say Jackson is quite the lucky pup as well. Congratulations again on your precious little one!!
We took advantage of the gorgeous, dare I say, fall-like weather this past weekend to capture the Montag family at Cator Woolford Gardens. It is such a beautiful location in Atlanta and sweet Cooper loved scooting along and investigating everything in arms reach... and promptly putting them in his mouth. Life as a one year old I suppose! I photographed Cooper at just a week old and again at six months and it absolutely blows me away at how fast a year can fly by. I am also blown away at how big Cooper has gotten! Lindsey and Chris must be making sure he's eating his veggies! It is always such a joy to photograph families as they grow and change but as a new mom it is also fun to get a sneak peek at what life will look like in a few "short" months. Lindsey and Chris - thank you for getting up and dressed early on a Sunday morning to capture these! It was so great to see y'all again!
As I'm wrapping up my maternity leave (as much as a small business owner can take maternity leave) and wedding season is upon us, I wanted to share a little behind the scenes look at what life has been like the past few weeks. In early July we welcomed our baby girl, Mila. Our hearts, home and hands have never been more full. We have had late night feedings, approximately one million loads of laundry, a few boxes of diapers, hours of sweet snuggles, a few accidental smiles and lately more intentional smiles. As far as babies go, we think we got a good one... even when she scrunches her face and it turns bright red before letting out a cry. Our house has been a revolving door of family that can't get enough of her and graciously babysits so we can have a few date nights ...and help me see the outside world a bit. In the last few weeks I've learned more about myself and what I'm capable of than I ever expected. Life with a newborn is like living in the movie Groundhog Day... but on a three hour cycle. For someone that is used to a great deal of independence during the day, that is a challenge.
I had the honor, pleasure and nerve-wracking task of photographing Jeremy and Brittany's beautiful wedding day... at almost 39 weeks pregnant. When I first told Jeremy and Brittany that I was pregnant and due right around their wedding date, they weren't concerned at all. They were just so happy for us! Do I have the best clients ever or what?! Although Jeremy and Brittany aren't just clients, I grew up with Jeremy as a pseudo older brother, and I am SO THRILLED he found his perfect match. A chance meeting through mutual friends sparked a wonderful romance and most importantly a friendship. Brittany can hang with the guys, but (as you can see) get dolled up and light up a room with her smile and gorgeous baby blues. As any wedding goes, their day wasn't without hiccups - like a surprise monsoon during their first look and the AC being broken. However, they weren't shaken one bit and you couldn't wipe the smiles off their faces if you tried. Just another reason why I adore these two!