Stopping Time

What a wonderful, magical thing the camera is that allows us to stop a moment in time.

This moment was captured precisely as a wonderful family was enjoying the last of the summer days together.

We can look at their happy faces.

We see the love there, showing us how to be happy and written upon their smiles.

For years upcoming, this one moment will be shared with children, grandchildren and friends as a snapshot of life the way it was this warm, sunny day.

Thank you for allowing me to preserve your family during this day. You are so kind and wonderful. Please find the rest of your album here.

Details for Love

This lovely summer day found love. Or maybe love found the day.

It was clear in the details.

The colors, the words, the music, and the scenery, that however the love and the day connected, it would be something special.

The bride surrounded herself with her special ladies to get ready.

Soon, the guests were gathered and the vows exchanged.

The ceremony was held at the fabulous Something Blue Berry Farm – the perfect location with a wonderful setting for the wedding day.

Linda and John were surrounded by love from friends and family and for their love of each other.

The details in all of the planning made the day perfect for Linda and John.

The night was just as lovely as the day. As darkness settled in, the night was filled with dancing and laughter.

Congratulations, Linda and John. Please find the rest of your online album here. Your day was so special.

Beautiful Day in Every Way

The recent wedding day of Mary and Coley was simply perfect.

It started at home and ended in the same perfect place – home – with a lovely bride

and groom.

They decided they wanted a private moment to see each other before the day unfolded.

We soon headed off to a secluded area with the closest of friends and family.

It was such a wonderful sun-filled, mid-summer day.

There were so many memorable moments throughout the entire day.

Laughter and happiness was everywhere.

Also there were many moments that were meaningful beyond words.

Congratulations, Mary and Coley. Your wedding day was filled with laughter and memories and very special in every way. Please find the rest of your online album here.

The Comforts of Home

Many wedding days start out at home with brides, grooms, bridesmaids, groomsmen, hair and makeup experts, and a few important people.

Many times, the wedding party continues on to a wonderful venue. But these are different times and this bride and groom were able to flex their plans, filling their special day with the warmth of very close family and friends in their own home and back yard.

With a bit of planning, this turned out exactly perfect. Because of the change in location, their special guests included a couple of tie-wearing, handsome family members who would not otherwise have been able to see their people exchange vows.

What they love was present in the planned details as well as the unplanned.

Getting ready didn’t include travel for this wonderful couple and there was no problem with forgetting to bring something important along.

Another benefit is the many opportunities for this fair-haired guy to sneak into a photo or two.

The day didn’t feel rushed. It was beautiful with all of the details. It was comfortable like home is. It was perfection.

This is just a peek for Mary and Coley. We’re starting at the beginning of this fabulous day while the rest of the edits and organizing of images are completed.

Celebrating Family

There are anniversaries, birthdays, milestones, and many other events that are reason to celebrate. Often, it’s a simple gathering of family that’s the most important reason to recognize happiness.

These wonderful people have lots of milestones to celebrate.

A young man’s birthday. A quickly growing up lady. A celebration of years of marriage.

And there are celebrations of sunny days, time together, and moments of laughter.

This day was in between the milestones, but was very much a celebration of all of the things big and small and it was recognized through togetherness.

Here are some images from the fun of the afternoon.

Of course, we had to sneak in one mask image to document the times.

Thank you for celebrating in such a wonderful way. Please find the rest of your images here.

Natural Beauty

A woodland paradise was chosen to be the location for this beautiful young person. She was hoping for the golden colors of fall, sunshine, and nature for her photos.

The afternoon turned out absolutely perfect. It was one of the last days of sun and fall leaves for the autumn season, brilliantly timed and the perfect backdrop.

She even had a curious visitor stop by.

It was an incredible afternoon for an equally wonderful person.

Please find the rest of your photos here.

Downtown Fabulous

I got to spend some time off the beaten paths downtown with some gorgeous young ladies who are soon heading off into bright futures.

Lexi had the perfect ideas for her photos on what turned out the be a spectacular lighting day.

She wanted to find some fall and some texture. We did find spectacular, vivid colors almost everywhere we looked.

Please find the rest of your images here.

Beautiful Young Ladies – Wonderful Family

I have had the honor of watching these little beauties grow over quite a few years and the love of this family increase in so many ways.

The smiles and giggles!

They are curious and helpful.

And one is especially happy with all of the love surrounding her.

Sisters. What more can I possibly say? They are everything to each other.

Family. Love. Always.

Please find the rest of your album here. And thank you again for allowing me to capture these wonderful moments for you.

Summer Sun, Senior Year

I am so fortunate to be able to see our young people grow into amazing souls and to also share their smiles from my camera lens. This particular young lady is kind, intelligent and beautiful.

I know she is going to do amazing things as her career path forms and her future horizons are growing nearer.

She asked for woodlands and fields for her photos and this fits her connection with nature, animals, and plants.

Have a wonderful senior year! Please find the rest of your photos here.

Summer Sun, Perfect Smiles

I had the honor of photographing this amazing young lady recently.

I have also had the honor of seeing her grow up the entirety of her life through glimpses here and there and am so happy to share her beauty in these images of her.

She will soon graduate and take on the world with her own style, ideas, and determination.

Best wishes to you in your senior year! Please find the rest of your album here.