Ashley and Joe

We spent the afternoon yesterday with Ashley and Joe doing their e-session. Ashley and Joe are getting married next month in Chattanooga at First Cumberlain Presbyterian Church with their reception at the Read House. Even though it felt like it was 150 degrees, we had an absolute blast, and I can't wait for their wedding!

Congratulations guys!

Ordinary Miracle

I bought the movie, "Charlotte's Web" for Graycen's birthday a few weeks back and finally was able to watch it. If you haven't seen it, go rent/buy it now! It is a beautiful movie and is now one of our all time favorites. I also love the music they chose, one of them absolutely spoke to me. It is called, "Ordinary Miracle" by Sarah Mclachlan, who is one of my favorite music artists. Here is the beautiful music video, listen to the words, grab a box of tissue! It gives you a new perspective on life, a miracle itself.

PS. Garrett is in Orlando for a couple of days and Graycen and I are having girls' qualtiy time and Charlotte's Web is perfect for it! :)


Lovin' the ShootSac!

Our friend Jessica from Southern California, just launched an exciting new line of photography bags. When we're out shooting, it's really challenging to carry a normal camera bag with extra lenses, batteries, CF cards, bottled water, etc. So Jessica created ShootSac, a super-cool over-the-shoulder messenger bag that holds everything a photographer could ever need, and then some!

They're even super-stylin' and come in a variety of colors, which is no surprise to anyone who is familiar with Jessica and her work.

We were thrilled that Joy's shootsac arrived on Friday, just in time for Hannah and David's wedding this weekend. Check out these shots I snagged.

Joy, sporting her new shootsac while crouching for a low shot down the aisle.

You're never too young for functional fashion. Graycen practices shooting in Grandpa and Grandma's back yard.

There's nothing like getting a little energy boost with a shoot snack. We discovered that the shootsac is also great for carrying shoot snacks.


Keri and Daniel at Laurelwood Farms

Keri and Daniel were married in a beautiful outdoor wedding at Laurelwood Farms on Signal Mountain in Chattanooga. Everything about their wedding was perfect, including the weather.

At the reception they had a great bluegrass band and this fiddler kept catching our eye. They were outstanding.

The reception was catered by Ron and the team at Goetz Catering, who always does outstanding work!


Silje and Crispin's e-session

On Friday we spent the afternoon with Silje and Crispin. They're getting married in Silje's home country of Norway in July.

They had me running all over downtown Chattanooga, but it was a blast! We ended the session out in the country with Crispin's dirtbike. What fun!

Thanks, guys. Can't wait to see you in Norway in a few months!

Hannah and David's e-session

The weather in Southeast Tennessee has been BEAUTIFUL lately! And we've been fortunate to take advantage with some great e-sessions. On Thursday we spent the afternoon with Hannah and David atop Lookout Mountain at Point Park. These guys are great!

Hannah and David are getting married this coming weekend! Contgraulations guys....can't wait for the big day!


Stephanie and Ted's e-session

A few days ago I spent the afternoon with Stephanie and Ted, photographing their engagement session at the Beautiful Westin Grand Bohemian in Orlando.

They did great! We can't wait for the big day in just a few weeks.


Media/Vendor event at Solutions Bridal Designer House

On Thursday evening Solutions Bridal Designer House hosted a media/vendor event to promote the release of celebrity couture wedding dress designer Kirstie Kelly's new line of gowns for Disney's Fairy Tale Weddings.

Our dear friends Brian and Richard from Flourish Floral Productions provided the beautiful decor for the evening.

On Friday through Sunday, Solutions hosted a trunk show featuring Kelly's gowns. Brides from as far away as New Jersey attended the event.

On a separate note, we'd like to thank Monique and the staff at Solutions for hosting the welcome reception for our upcoming elevate2 seminar, June 3-7.


Graycen's 2nd Birthday Party

Graycen 2 days old at the hospital in FL, 2005
Graycen's First Year Slideshow Here!

Graycen's 1st Birthday Party, 2006 (slideshow will be posted here soon!)

Graycen's 2nd Birthday Party, 2007

We had a great time with family on Saturday for Graycen's party. Last year, her party was in FL at Cory and Amanda's home with many friends and this year, with family in grandparents' home in TN.

We planned for outdoors, but it was a drizzly day, so we celebrated mostly inside. Graycen had a blast! Thanks so much for all who came! We love you!

The slideshow are raw pictures with no Photoshop, so no critics, just enjoy :) LOL! Here is Graycen's 2nd Birthday Party Slideshow!
(The last two pictures on the slideshow is Graycen who just woke up with awesome hair on her actual birthday Tuesday).


Becky and Ryan's wedding

Becky and Ryan had a beautiful wedding in Key West, and we were honored to be there to photograph it. Becky and Joy used to work together at the NICU at Arnold Palmer Hospital for Women and Children. They've been good friends for a few years now, so it was even more rewarding to be there for Becky and Ryan's special day.

Becky's beautiful dress...

The bridesmaids having fun before the big event...

Becky and her mom sharing a moment as they walk to the ceremony...

Opie the parrot spent his time just hanging around. That seems to be the Key West way.

The sunset ceremony took place on a beautiful plateau overlooking the emerald green waters. It was beautiful!

What a group...the bridal party was a blast!

The handsome couple...

Check out their cake...cut with extreme precision.

The newlyweds escape...

Thank you Becky and Ryan for allowing us to be a part of your special day. May God bless you as you begin your new life together.