Summer, Sunflowers, Sisters
What beautiful subjects to photograph.
I love to work on my back acreage for future photo session..so I’m just thrilled with how this session went.
The ladies were perfectly wonderful and beautiful..my flowers and tall grass were exactly what I wanted..so I will plant another patch for next year.
Beautiful features for sure..sweet..and a good big sister.
I love this shot.
Backdrop of Sunflowers.
They all have distinct and very pretty blue eyes..similar, but unique to each one.
They definitely look good surrounded by yellow.
I had my strobe for the more formal shots, earlier, but went natural once we went “one on one” near the flowers.
The sun went behind the clouds from time to time, and it was between 5pm-6pm, so instead of fighting the light, I made the best of it.
She is so pretty.
Her features remind me of a young Lisa Marie Presley (Elvis).
I love how you can tell they are sisters, but they have their own unique looks and features..all so pretty and sweet.
Little Miss Priss..honestly can’t decide which I like better…color or bw.
But, I love this shot.
She was facing South..looking over the Sunflower patch..soft, diffused light.
My husband and I built this shed 6 or so years ago out of old weathered bard wood..I have loved using it and am so glad we built it.
Her blouse and shorts..and that smile. love
I have a few wildflowers on the other side of my sunflowers..bright sunshine..and she looks just lovely.
So many things I love about this shot..I made her walk towards me about 3 times..and I love every shot I got.
At this age..not so self-conscious..just enjoying herself..no matter the sun or the shadows.
In this shot..she is facing North..the sun was behind a cloud..again, soft diffused light.
Then the sun came out..blaring light..she turned and I loved her profile.
The way her hair grows along her hairline..I just love it.
All the natural highlights from the summer sun..her lightly freckled button nose..pursed lips..long eyelashes..so so pretty…love
Playing hide-n-seek from the bright sun..we managed to do it and she looks good surrounded by all the greens and yellows.
One of my favorites..baby blues…sweeping eyelashes..her hair..pose..love
Tucking a sunflower behind her ear…so precious~
I’m not sure if sunflowers have a smell, but I love this shot.
Whether you’re walking through a summer field or one of life’s paths..take is from her and face the sunshine…
…and keep walking and smiling.
I sure had a great time..yall were wonderful..it was so hot but worth it.
I’m already thinking about 2 more flower fields in addition to another Sunflower patch for next year.
I love how everything turned out.
“The heavens keep telling the wonders of God, and the skies declare what he has done. Each day informs the following day; each night announces to the next. They don’t speak a word, and there is never the sound of a voice. Yet, their message reaches all the earth and travels around the world. In the heavens a tent is set up for the sun. It rises like a bridegroom and gets ready like a hero eager to run a race. It travels all the way across the sky. Nothing hides from its heat.” Psalms 19:1-6
Family of 4 in this season of their lives right now.
They are headed out West to live and we will miss them so so much, but are excited for their future.
Sure..they had time for a photo-session before they left.
It was an unreasonably hot evening..but that didn’t stop us.
Perfect for each other~
2 precious guys that fill their hearts and lives with love and purpose
This handsome fella is full of energy and ideas..he even posed himself in a lot of the shots.
He’s adorable and full of curiosity..such a sweetie.
Not only are they a good-looking couple..but they are both smart, creative, and hard-working. Not much they can’t do..together~
Love this~..and this~
Love his smile and thick wavy hair.
haha..love their playfulness.
It was a beautiful evening..a little too hot, but I love all the shots we got..it was so worth it.
We will miss yall, but our hearts and prayers go with you…until we meet again.
Thanks for all the wonderful years of friendship, happy memories, and all the projects you have both done, to make our lives easier and better.
We love yall!
“We depend on you, Lord, to help and protect us. You make our hearts glad because we trust you, the only God. Be kind and bless us! We depend on you.”
Psalms 33: 20-22
Land-locked here in TN..we have wonderful lakes and man made beaches..it’ll do in the hot summertime!
Little sister and her brothers.
I loved that she let me follow her around with my camera..granted..the boys went into deeper waters. Such a pretty little lady~
Isn’t he a cute guy?
Big brother is a handsome fella. They are all funny and love to laugh.
It was a bright, late afternoon…just my camera..tried to use the sun to my advantage..but the shots of them playing, being kids, having fun..making me laugh, showing me things, just being in the moment..that’s the art I was after that day..and the bw tempered the odd green cast of the lake. I want to be a kid when I grow up.
She is just beautiful
She was telling me something..I can’t quite remember, but it was about the sand.
the many cute faces of Ivy~
awww..I love this~
Often, I get out of my comfort zone..leave my flash at home..shoot earlier in the day..have an idea, but leave the rest to capturing the moment..finding the sweet expressions, being patient, and having fun. It was a good day.
“Suppose I had wings like the dawning day and flew across the ocean. Even then your powerful arm would guide and protect me.” Psalms 139:9, 10
Good fashion never goes out of style and sweet little girls should be cherished forever.
Using her hands and imagination..she creates beautiful things.
Miss Fashion Bug makes time to play, too.
Her version of the cat walk.
She can work and still look cute.
She loved the sand.
Why yes, Ivy, I will play ball with you..cutie~
hold her hand when she needs you..
…and just appreciate the sweet little girl that she is..truly, sugar and spice.
This Lake-Side 1940s shoot was so much fun!!!
“Love and loyalty will come together; goodness and peace will unite. Loyalty will sprout from the ground; justice will look down from the sky above.”
She loves to smile..to be talked to..she loves your attention.
Plenty of happiness to go around.
And a big sister to play with.
Just 3 months old..getting bigger and stronger everyday.
Love that laughing baby girl~
Sister loves her, too.
Such a beautiful baby.
She actually got a little cat nap during her session. We just let her sleep.
love these colors on her..so adorable
Love to pieces!
I always enjoy our times together. Your girls are beautiful, sweet, and love to laugh.
Thanks for more good memories!
“You know the Lord is God! He created us, and we belong to him; we are his people, the sheep in his pasture.” Psalms 100:3″
I’m as cute as I can be.
My chunky cheeks are an added bonus.
I’ve been told that my baby blues are endearing, even when I cry.
My serious look is very strong…I’ve practiced it..a lot. The arched eyebrow..my trademark.
I’m easy-going. And yes, those eyelashes are mine..all natural.
I love to laugh…
..and talk about things…
..I’m a true Patriot and love big trucks……I can kick up my heels and get a little crazy…
…but I reeeeeealy love to look at my mom.
This pose here…well..it stole my photographer’s heart.
I loved this bowl..big-boy bowl.
That’s the end of the show..until next time. I’m off to grow a bit more.
Thanks for being sweet, adorable, and tough..this modeling job ain’t easy.
Always love the time I spend with you and your mom. You kinda outdid yourself this time..I’m already looking forward to seeing you again..soon!
“You notice everything I do and everywhere I go. Before I even speak a word, you know what I will say, and with your powerful arm you protect me from every side. I can’t understand all of this! Such wonderful knowledge is far above me.” Psalms 138:3-6
This cutie is on the move.
And he’s growing strong and taller.
Teddy’s been with us at every session so far.
These blocks were used at his mom’s baby shower..so neat that they wanted to include them at a session.
www.coffeshopblog designed this template for me.
It’s created to be printed as a panoramic print as well.
Mr. Drake is adorable~
poor little guy…still adorable.
and those eyes~
sweet fingers and that grin
This little guy is so funny and loving.
He is surrounded by lots and lots of love from his family.
I always enjoy my time with yall and look forward to next time~
“Our Lord and Ruler, your name is wonderful everywhere on earth! You let your glory be seen in the heavens above. With praises from children and from tiny infants, you have built a fortress.” Psalms 8:1, 2
Pick a beautiful day..a special place, and celebrate your mom.
She was a country girl before it was cool.
Open fields, country roads, trees and flowers..her favorite places.
Her tastes are simple..she loves to garden..can grown anything, even plants that I thought I had killed, came back to life once I placed them in her care. Old quilts, thrift stores, trips to Cheekwood to see all their flowers..these are some of her favorite things.
Being outside is like breathing to her. She still hangs her sheets and clothes out to dry, and keeps her windows open as long into early Summer as she can.
As she gets older, as I get older, as my kids get older, I too, try to stop time..just slow it down. It’s impossible.
This is the only thing I can do…capture the here and now..so I can enjoy it later..and remember. Make memories.
We had to end on an artistic shot.
I love that she was there at the birth of my 2 girls..that she was there to watch them grow up and Lord willing, will be there when they both get married. If we are extra blessed, she’ll be around to see her great-grandbabies.
Just so you all know..she and I laughed so much between many of these shots. Me asking her if she can walk over there..no..that way..stop, move over a little more..can you get on the ground?, now stand up, turn to the right, now left..move your hand, no the other hand..haha..she had a slight dizzy spell..it wasn’t meant to be funny, but I laughed..for a while.
No one was hurt at this photo shoot. Only beautiful pictures and wonderful memories were made.
“I am your chosen one. You won’t leave me in the grave or let my body decay. You have shown me the path to life, and you make me glad by being near to me. I will always be joyful.” Pslam 16:10, 11
Hello precious Hallie.
Those cute bloomers and that sweet look.
She had a bit of a struggle coming into this world..but at 3 months she’s a strong and happy little girl.
Yes..she’s a happy baby.
Her serious look~
She has a lot of love surrounding her.
Her family and extended family are so excited about Hallie..she is very blessed.
Such a pretty momma and big sis.. handsome daddy..love this.
What a beautiful gift you are, Hallie. I loved meeting you and catching up with your family.
Thanks for a sweet morning~
“Pay attention to your father, and don’t neglect your mother when she grows old. Invest in truth and wisdom, discipline and good sense, and don’t part with them. Make your father truly happy by living right and showing sound judgement. Make your parents proud, especially your mother.” Proverbs 23:22-25
He is simply gorgeous.
Mom is beautiful and doing well.
Such a snuggle-bug.
He was equally awake and asleep during our session. Love those big eyes.
We wrapped him, dressed him, undressed him..took him from one prop to the next. He was a trouper.
No matter what color we put him in..he looked good.
those long fingers
Mom brought him in this rocking outfit.
Mom loves to laugh..it’s a beautiful thing.
He is just so cute!
Sweet baby boy..love~~
So Michael Jackson.
Just looking around.
He was such a good baby..we were able to do a lot of outfit changes and prop set ups. He looked adorable in every one.
We also enjoyed catching up and hanging out with mom.
It was a wonderful morning, thanks for sharing your sweet boy..yall are such a blessing.
“I ask only one thing, Lord: Let me live in your house every day of my life to see how wonderful you are and to pray in your temple.” Psalms 27:4