Acknowledging your fans

Friends. Family. Colleagues. Mentors.
They cheer for you.
They lift you up.
And sometimes they are what keep you going.

No matter what you do acknowledge your fans.


Beautiful baby Alys

It had been at least a decade since we'd seen Trisha.
In college to be exact.
When Joy and I arrived at the Ritz Carlton Grand Cayman
for the Engage luxury wedding summit two years ago,
Trisha met us at the registration table.

We've thoroughly enjoyed reconnecting over the past couple years
and getting to know her husband Brandt.
She has her own graphic design business and Brandt is an architect.
They're a dynamic couple!
And a few weeks ago they became parents.
Little Alys is beautiful.

Congratulations Trisha and Brandt! We couldn't be happier for you.


Style and sophistication

I remember when Melissa's mom called me nearly seven years ago
to talk about photographing her daughter.
She was getting into modeling and needed to develop a portfolio.

Unfortunately we couldn't get our schedules to align until three years later in NYC.
Melissa's career broke lose and in recent years she has traveled the world
modeling for some of the most popular labels and recognizable brands.
She's appeared in countless magazines and advertisements.

I was excited that she was available again, this time in Orlando.

Model: Melissa Baker
Accessories: Solutions Bridal
Make-up/hair: Simone at Makeover Station


Springtime in... Chattanooga

"I never had any other desire so strong,
and so like covetousness,
as that.... I might be master at last of a small house and a large garden,
with very moderate conveniences joined to them,
and there dedicate the remainder of my life
to the culture of them and the study of nature."
~Abraham Cowley

Karen & Jimmy were married on the top of a mountain,
at her parents' beautiful home, the home she grew up in.
Could there be a more perfect place for a springtime wedding?

And the view!
Definitely a unique vantage point looking down over Chattanooga.

The event was coordinated by the fabulous ladies at Soirees in Chattanooga.
Congratulations Karen & Jimmy!


Celebrate summer

Late nights and little league.
Graycen had a blast this season playing baseball,
and she was fortunate to be on such a fun team.
Coach Scott and assistant coach Isabel were great and her teammates were great too.

This picture is from the end of their final game.

After each game Coach Scott pulls them all together and they cheer, "rah, rah, rah Angles!"
And then they race to the dugout to get snacks.
I'm pretty sure that most of the players are in it just for the snacks.
But I guess that's okay.

Today we're going to a pool party for Graycen's baseball team.
Coach Scott and Jen invited the team over to celebrate the season.
We're all excited, especially Gray and Campbell.
But we're a little sad that the season's over.
It went too fast.


Congratulations Lauren and James

I love this magical parting shot as the newlyweds headed from the
Sunset Harbor Yacht Club toward their get-away boat.

It's from one of my favorite weddings of the year.
Congratulations to Lauren and James who were married in Daytona Beach, Florida.
What a perfectly beautiful day!
The event was coordinated by the lovely and talented
Melissa DiStefano of Masterpiece Weddings.



Little Aiden is just 9 lbs but look at him sitting up so well.
Mommy and Grandma were right there ready to catch him, I can assure you.
I think he looks like royalty sitting there.

One more just for perspective.