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Spring Daffodil Mini Sessions

Photographing lively, beautiful, and funny children is an invigorating way to start the weekend. The daffodils at the State Botanical Garden of Georgia in Athens are in full bloom, and despite forecasted chilly temperatures- the weather was perfect. There are a lot of variables that must align for a successful photography shoot with children – the weather, the child’s mood (or children’s moods!), the light, and of course, having my gear in line. There is nothing more satisfying than when I work hard for a successful shoot, and all that is out of my control orchestrates itself beautifully.

My favorite word at the moment is “catastrophist” – I generally plan for the worst, and hope for the best. It’s really lovely and encouraging when the best, happens.

Spring is absolutely here…!

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Molly & Nick | An Engagement Session at the State Botanical Garden

I cannot even begin to tell you how much fun Molly & Nick were to photograph. Their genuine happiness and love was evident throughout my engagement session with them. We laughed a lot. I have known Molly & Nick for a few years now, but one of the best parts of an engagement session is getting to know a couple even better before photographing their wedding. An engagement session is a part of my wedding package-regardless. I feel like photographing my clients is an intimate experience, capturing their beauty, their raw feelings, and allowing them to bare their soul. So, let’s not be strangers.

I seriously cannot wait for their wedding this summer.

I dare you to try not to smile when you look at these…and Molly lifting her foot up in the last photo? I didn’t even notice until I got home. I don’t know if it was on purpose, but either way, I don’t think they could be any cuter.

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Spring Baby Session with Eleanor

Eleanor will be 10 months old this week, and it was so fun to capture her at this newly mobile and curious age. She just learned to wave, and she says “hi” and “dog” (or, “doh, doh, doh, doh, doh…!”) I am so thankful for the happiness and craziness that she adds to our family. She’s a funny girl.

This shoot was at the State Botanical Garden of Georgia in Athens. It’s beautiful there all year round, but I especially love the spring. Daffodils, cherry trees, irises budding with potential…

A perfect day in Athens for a photo shoot with my girl.

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Athens Birthday Photographer (10 of 14)

You say happy. I say Birthday.

I had the pleasure of photographing Emma & Micah‘s gymnastics birthday party, which was a lot of fun AND a challenge as a photographer. (I do love a challenge). Florescent lights and moving subjects make for a difficult lighting scenario. That being considered, I really love that I was able to get shots that captured all of the sweet little ones playing and having a wonderful time jumping, bouncing, rolling, and flipping. And some not so little ones too. I’m not sure who had more fun- the adults or the kids! There are so many reasons to consider having a photographer for your child’s birthday party.

1. Relax, enjoy the party, be present for your children, and visit with friends, instead of running around trying to take photos. Or not having any photos at all.
2. You get to be in the photos!
3. Often times venues for parties have lighting challenges, whether it’s florescent lights or harsh sunlight, a photographer should be a lighting expert and can help navigate these challenges.
4. It’s one less thing to worry and think about.

A little bit of the fun:

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