If you’re a new follower of my photography, you might be confused as to where I am currently located.
Drum roll please… Enterprise Alabama!
Last month, I announced via my monthly newsletter (you should sign up if you haven’t already) that my husband and I recently relocated from Clarksville TN to the Wiregrass area! What was supposed to be a very short stay in the Wiregrass has actually turned into an extended stay, and I am A-OK with that! I love the weather down here in southeast Alabama, and it’s so close to the beach! I can already see family and senior beach sessions!
Anyhow, since our stay down here in Alabama is a unexpected, I need to do a few housekeeping items in Tennessee to close up shop before I can start taking on new clients down here. I hope to be fully operational by the beginning of the New Year, and, once that happens, I will be servicing Enterprise, Daleville, Ft. Rucker, and Dothan! I can’t wait to get back at it! This area feels like home to me. It’s where I fell in love with the portrait side of the photography industry. I see so many locations down here that I am itching to shoot!
So to re-cap everything, Enterprise Alabama is where I will be calling home for the next few years. And, because you can’t have a blog post without photos, here are a few of my favorite personal photos that I have taken over the last month. Happy Holiday’s Y’all! (Saying y’all still feels so foreign to me, but I love it)
Tommy and I have known each other for almost ten years. He was my husband’s roommate in college, and he is just one of those people who knows no stranger. Naturally, not only is he one of my husband’s best friends, he’s one of mine too.
When Tommy first started dating Ashley, I had a feeling it was serious. My Facebook stalking skills are impeccable and my spidey sense was telling me she was the one. When I actually got to meet Ashley, it confirmed what my gut feeling was telling me—she was the match made in heaven for Tommy. When they told us they got engaged I was ecstatic, but I was even more excited when they asked me to do their photos. Even more, they were planning on having a small and intimate wedding.
After I heard intimate wedding, I had to wipe the saliva off my face. Queue the fireworks in my mind!
I immediately acted and started planning on how I was going to shoot it. Ironically, since I recently announced that I am specializing only in lifestyle photography and seniors, I recognized that their shoot falls right in place with where I want to be as a photographer.
As we all had spent so much time together, Tommy was no stranger to being in front of my camera. I knew he would be completely natural and sincere. The shoot was nothing short of amazing. Between the obvious love and adoration between Tommy and Ashley, the insanely gorgeous location, the rolling clouds, and the rich light, I was able to document one of the most beautiful displays of love I have ever seen.
Congratulations Tommy and Ashley!
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When I was a kid I could draw… I mean like, really draw… In fact, most people don’t know this, but drawing and painting was a God given gift to me that I excelled at very early on. I loved drawing. Along the way I took my first photography class, which I pretty much shrugged off. It just wasn’t my thing then.
It wasn’t until I was a freshman fine art student at the Art Institute of Boston that I looked at photography a bit differently. I had four roommates; all of them were photography majors. At the time I was an avid fine art collage artist. I would make collages with almost anything I could get my hands on — mostly my roommate’s discarded test prints. Since using photographs was a major part of my collages, I decided that I should start making my own. So, I took a basic photography class.
I was hooked — instantly. I became obsessed with photography, switched majors, and transferred to a photojournalism school in California. I always knew I wanted to do something with visual arts, but it wasn’t until I switched to photography that everything felt right. I’m talking like, stars and planets aligned, knew in my bones, that I was meant to be a photographer.
I’ve been taking pictures ever since.
Fast-forward to now. I still know I am supposed to be a photographer. I know this because of the gratitude I feel every time I am able to photograph two people in love. With all the awful things constantly surrounding us in this world I get to stop time and take pictures of people at the happiest times in their lives. I’m in awe with how lucky I am. I am beyond grateful for clients that allow me into their lives. You are the only reason I am able to work doing what I love!
Tommy and Ashley flew me out to Colorado Springs to document their intimate wedding. We started out the morning with an engagement session at the Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs, and then ended the day there with their beautiful wedding ceremony. After seeing the following photos, I think you’ll understand why it is called Garden of the Gods.
Check back again soon to see photos from their wedding. And, if you like what you see please feel leave me a comment! I love reading peoples comments! Thanks for looking!