Category Archives: Personal

Newborn Studio / Home office

When people book a newborn session with me, the first question is always, “Where will the pictures be taken?” I of course can travel to your home, but the best place I have found to do all of my newborn sessions are in my home “studio.” The front room of our house used to be a formal dining room. We never went in there….maybe had dinner in there twice! So, Phillip and I decided to turn that room into a sitting room/office. I LOVE working in there. My computer desk is in the room, there’s lots of natural light streaming in. It is a happy place to work. I can even roll away the coffee table / ottoman to have space to do yoga! This room looks like the top picture when I am not having a newborn session. But when I have a session scheduled in the morning, I roll the ottoman and rug away, move the couch and chairs to the side and turn this room into a natural light newborn studio. I add a space heater, soothing sound machine, and turn the lights out and just let the natural light stream in through the large windows. I absolutely love photographing newborns in this room. It’s a comfy space that I spend so much time in now! We are so happy we changed this room from a no-use dining room, to a room we use everyday! I’ve posted a couple pictures to give you an inside peek into where I spend a lot of time :)

Office / Sitting Room

Office turned into newborn studio

Office and large closet that stores all of my newborn props.

The sweet little moments in life. Waiting on Daddy to get home….

During the week, the early evening is my favorite time of day. I miss Phillip and Elise so much while I am at work, and I treasure the time we have together when we all get home.  Today, Elise and I got home before Phillip. It had been raining, but the sun decided to come out just in time for us to play while we waited for Daddy. We decided to do a little exploring around our house. Elise loves to be outside and she would stay outside all day if she had the choice. She loves to wander around and collect acorns, play in the puddles, and dig in the dirt. She definitely isn’t afraid to get dirty, but I also love how girly she is. She adores anything “pwitty!” (pretty) She sees “lowers” (flowers) and when you hear the excitement in her voice it’s like every single thing is the most beautiful thing she’s ever seen. There is nothing sweeter than the innocent, pure joy from a child. Everything is so new and fun for her. I love how even though she is caught up in playing, she still has her Daddy on her mind…She eagerly waits for Phillip’s car to come around the corner. If she hears a car coming down the street she says, “Daddy home?”. So, while we waited for Daddy, we collected wild flowers and enjoyed the cool evening as the sun peeked through the trees. It was one of those moments where I fell even more in love with my sweet little girl. I just am constantly amazed at the incredible little person she is becoming. At last daddy’s car came around the corner and with her fist clutched tightly full of flowers, she screamed, “DADDY!” This is one of my favorite things in the world. Phillip is smiling ear to ear, and I love watching Elise run to him as fast as she can just laughing her heart out. She couldn’t wait to show Daddy all of the flowers she had collected in her little hand. I had to grab my camera and just TRY to capture this moment. Photos don’t do it justice – the love I feel is too enormous to fit into a few photographs. But I am happy I ran and grabbed my camera because I know one day Elise will be all grown up and won’t remember this moment, but I will show her how important these little moments are. These little things are what life is really about….

Elise & Phillip go to the father daughter dance!

This is Phillip and Elise’s 2nd year going to the father-daughter dance. Phillip has been looking forward to this even before Elise was born! This year she could get into it more because she LOVES to dance. Here are a few quick photos we took before they left for their date :) They melt my heart! Elise is such a lucky little girl to have such an amazing daddy.

Photo fun with Anna

I am so lucky to have such amazing sisters. Anna couldn’t be a better sister in law. She is so sweet and one of the kindest people I’ve ever met. She comes through Valdosta frequently to photograph weddings. Anna is an AMAZING wedding photographer. You can see her work HERE. I am so proud of her because she built her business from scratch and put all of her heart into it. She is now married and living with her husband in Atlanta and her business is really taking off. It’s so exciting to watch her become more and more successful each year. While Anna was here this weekend to photograph an engagement session, she mentioned that she needed some new headshots for her website. We thought we would make a fun afternoon out of it and go and take pictures in the woods near my house. We had so much fun running around taking pictures. We laughed and giggled the whole time! Here are a few of my favorites from the day. We had fun pretending to be models for a little while :) Love you, Anna!





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