Happy Holidays: The Scott Family

I’m so excited to share the wonderful Scott family holiday portraits!  They were such a joy to shoot, plus they were excited.  Thanking Mom for wanting to capture the moment while she was in town, she new she would have her Children and grandchildren in the same place during the holidays and wanted to make sure the moment was captured.  That’s how you do it!!!

The smiles and happiness between Mom and her children are priceless, I really had a wonderful time seeing their smiles and how happy they were to be in each others presence.  This is Family, This is Love and this is a family that is blessed!

Enjoy, and happy holidays from the Scott Family!

Happy Holidays: Marshall Family

With the new addition to the Marshall family Mom was ready for some updated portraits and what a wonderful shoot it was.  If Mom and dad look a little familiar it might be because they were with me back in March doing their maternity shoot waiting the arrival of Devyn! This was a beautiful shoot and a great time to capture their family portraits!

Thank you so much Marshall family wishing you all a very Happy Holidays!

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Being Grateful!

Hello Everyone,

I wanted to share some exciting news and give you all the opportunity to learn more about me and why I became a Photographer.

I was recently given the opportunity to share my story with VoyageAtl.com as one of ATL’s most inspiring stories .  I am truly grateful that I can share this with you all. Some of you might even see a familiar face or two.

Please take some time to read the article at VoyageAtl.com if you have problems with the link you can also find it at http://www.voyageatl.com Inspiring Stories section at the top of the homepage as part of the Norcross collection.

Thank you for taking the time to read and share but most importantly, being apart of my journey…

 

Holiday Mini: The Smith’s

As my holiday mini’s are starting to come to an end, I was very grateful to capture Genea and her family again this year! With two new faces this year…her Mom and Dad!  Genea informed me they hadn’t had their pictures taken in over 15yrs, so I was truly appreciative to capture this moment.

Happy Holidays!

 

 

Holiday Mini: The Ellis Family

So happy for the opportunity to capture this wonderful, beautiful family.  The Ellis family came to me by way of a friend posting images from their photoshoot with me… and to my surprise I knew this family once we met at the location.  small world and a very grateful woman I am.

Thank you Ellis family for allowing me to capture these beautiful memories!

Meet My Family

Family portraits can be done in so many forms, you may want a classy, traditional or something fun and crazy.  Whichever you choose make sure they represent your family for who you all are.  Though I shot our family portraits during the holidays, I knew I wanted them to be displayed throughout our home.  So, I wanted our attire to reflect those colors.

The funny part about my family is only half of us likes taking pictures, so we don’t do them often.  I told Laila how well she did posing, she said “I knew if I didn’t do it right the first time, you would tell me to do it again.”    She knows mommy so well! That was her way of saying…hurry up.

I have one laid back daughter and one who loves life by expressing herself…a lot lol. I’m sure you’ll be able to tell them apart. They are total opposites, which makes my husband and I laugh a lot and grateful everyday for each of them. We’ve been married 15yrs and to see each of us in them is a blessing.

Here’s my family, Darrell, Tracy, Laila and Olivia Gober!  Enjoy

Finding peace when traditions change.

I hope everyone had the opportunity to really and truly enjoy and embrace the holidays.

As I was looking over several of my sessions from 2015, There was one in particular that stood out to me. Though it was a traditional family portrait, mom and dads hands immediately caught my eye.  When the children are gone, they will still have each other.  It’s a relationship that is built before the children and the tradition.

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A family of love! Mom and Dad holding hands, I had to pause for a moment to let them know I appreciate it. It’s the little things.

I thought, as parents do we really prepare our selves for change when our children grow up and leave home? Those traditions that we are use to during the holidays, will they stay the same? When our children become husbands, wives, mothers or fathers…will they leave their home town and establish their children’s home town?

Every year since my oldest daughter was five we’ve gone to my cousins house on Christmas Eve, we play games, crack jokes, my daughter builds a gingerbread house with her older cousin, we laugh and have an absolutely wonderful time.

Well in 2015, the tradition changed and I had to really come to terms that my younger cousins lives were now changing. So that meant a change for my family during this time of the year also. And though this change in tradition is sad and kind of hard to adjust to, not only for me but my oldest daughter.  I had to quickly adjust and be ok with this change because there were so many positive and exciting things that were coming from this change.

  1. go every other year instead of every year
  2. maybe start the celebration earlier
  3. let those who can’t make it know you understand and you still love them. (it’s hard for them to make the change also)

Even with the changes, the #gingerbread house was still completed by my daughter and cousin(with the help of eating the candy from the little one). Sometimes it’s not about when the house is built, it’s about the relationship that’s being built while building the gingerbread house!

If we hold on to the tradition instead of the memories that have come from the tradition…then we miss out on all the beautiful memories that are to come from the changes.

How will You Adjust to change in your Traditions?

The love I have for 2015

There have been moments that I’ve found myself smiling, laughing and even shedding a couple of tears this year… not from sadness, but because I’ve been able to witness Love in so many ways from my clients.

We all express love in different ways, it may be a look, a touch, or even our words but how ever we choose to show it…it’s Love.  Accept it, appreciate it and embrace it.

My love for 2015, is because of the many loving beautiful people who let me into their lives to see how they love. Thank you all for being in the moment, for being comfortable enough that you could display your love in the presence of me and baby Jean(my camera). Your smiles and love will forever be apart of my heart.

Please, click and enjoy some of the love I’ve had the pleasure of capturing in 2015!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Family of Love and Laughter

The day was absolutely beautiful at Vines Garden Park, I love shooting at this location because it gives variety!  You can never go wrong with this location.

When you’re given a family that shows Love, Laughter and how to embrace the moments they have together, it makes it very hard for me to stop shooting!  I’m grateful they allowed me into their lives, to see how they have fun as a family.

Enjoy the Love and Laughter of this family!

 

 

Meet the Smith Family!

What a delight it was to capture the Smith family for their holiday family portraits.  Agnes Scott College was the perfect spot for this shoot, a beautiful scenery for an amazingly beautiful family!