~ Baxter Family ~ ATLANTA FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHER ~

I was so happy I could meet up with this family before they made their big move!  They’re off on an exciting new adventure!  It was also fun photographing all that boy energy!  Dabbing anyone?  I love it when kids ask me to photograph their poses…they always make for memorable photos!  Like meditating in the middle of the garden or standing in the creek…who thinks up this stuff? HA!

Thanks for having me out to photograph your sweet family & I hope I see y’all again soon in your new digs!

 

 

 

~ Kanessa’s Family ~ ATLANTA FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHER ~

I was so happy when Kanessa contacted me and said that she wanted to do a family session focused on her sweet Mom!  This is right up my alley and one of my new missions in photography…to get everyone to have portraits made of and with their parents!  I PROMISE YOU – you will not regret having a professional image of your sweet parents!!  PROMISE!!

Thankfully, it wasn’t too hot the fine August evening that we met!  I met Kanessa on a yoga retreat a few years ago and loved reuniting and meeting her sweet family!  One of the things I really like about family sessions is watching everyone’s interactions with each other…between siblings, cousins, and also Moms & Daughters, the sly looks of “are you crazy?”

Thanks for having me capture your family & your beautiful mom’s awesome smile!!  xoxo

~ Happy Birthday!! ~ ATLANTA FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHER ~

Coronavirus times…what a mess!  Especially when a big birthday falls right in the middle of a pandemic!!  Tell me a better way to celebrate than having family portraits made?  Its perfect, everyone is already together, its a good excuse to put on pants, everyone is looking for a distraction and a new face to look at, and thankfully, this is the BEST Spring Atlanta’s ever had!!!

Heather and her daughter have been super busy since the coronavirus came onto the scene making masks, and not surprisingly…Heather’s masks are super cool!  My favorite is the one with virus imprinted on the material – AND she had that material BEFORE all this craziness!  HA!!  Of course, we had to document those masks…it’s mandatory photography these days!

Thank you, Heather, for having me out to document your birthday and this momentous time in our history!

~ Jack Johnson ~ Better Together ~

~ Meg 2020 ~ ATLANTA SENIOR PHOTOGRAPHER ~

Dang you Coronavirus!!  For many reasons, I curse this coronavirus, but in particular, I hate that it has affected our 2020 graduating seniors!  These kids have worked hard and were looking forward to this rite of passage so many of us have had!  Sweet Meg is no different!  I’m so glad that we could work together so that we could try and normalize this moment in her life! (all while socially distancing of course!)  I’ve been photographing this girlie for some time now and I cannot believe that it’s her senior year of high school!!  She’s moving on to bigger and better places next fall and will undoubtedly have a bigger and better graduation in four years!  Thank you Meg for trusting me with your senior pictures!  I can’t wait to see what you make of your bright future! xoxo

~ Lady Gaga ~ Born this Way ~

~ Pintor Family ~ ATLANTA FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHER ~

This was a dream session!  Beautiful people, lots of fun and family galore!!  I can’t think of a better excuse to have a family photo session than Lolo Bert coming into town!  Lolo is Grandfather in Tagalog, the national language of the Philippines. One of the many reasons I love this family’s story is that Lolo Bert and his wife met in the Phillippines when she was in the Peace Corps!  They moved to the US where they raised their family until they retired and moved back to the Philippines.  Sadly, Lola passed away several years ago, but thankfully, Lola Bert still treks back to the US every so often for a giant family reunion!  Folks came from Utah, Ohio, and Marietta for loads of food, card games, and Mahjong.  Ah, yes, Mahjong!  Mahjong a game of skill, strategy, and calculation and one where Lolo Bert is a skilled player!

Thank you so much for having me out to photograph your amazing family!!

Willie Nelson~ I’ve Loved You All Over the World ~

~ Kerr Family ~ ATLANTA FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHY ~

I’m pretty sure I told you about the Mom that contacted me this summer to come to take maternity photos and then about a week later when I ran into her at her office she told me in the elevator that she was actually pregnant with identical twin girls…WHAAAAAT!!

Well, the glorious day came when she let me know that those baby girls were here and ready for their debut!!  And let me tell you, they are perfect in every way!!  Everyone seems to be adjusting pretty well, but can you imagine going from a family of 3 to a family of FIVE?  Neither can their 2-year-old! HA!!  Fortunately, he had 2 of his favorite folks in town to help ease him into the idea!

Newborn sessions generally take longer than a regular family session – you’ve got to take feedings, burpings and some crying into consideration – and that’s just the dads…kidding, just kidding! Seriously though, it does take a good bit longer, especially when there are two babies!  Fortunately, they were two of the loveliest babies and I really love the images we made!  What usually happens is we spend 2-3 hours trying to get the baby to sleep soundly and then the next 20 minutes gloriously taking their pictures.

Welcome to our world little girls!

Here’s more from their session…

 

Also, kinda proud of my first gif…

 

 

~ Erickson Family ~ ATLANTA FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHER ~

“Being part of a family means smiling for photos.” – Harry Morgan

The worst part of my job is culling images – it seems like it takes forever and I have to go through multiple times to whittle down to the ones I want to show.  This particular session was hard for me because my face hurt the entire time…from smiling so dang much!  These images made me smile!  I loved hanging out with this crew last Saturday and I hope their images reflect just that and that besides baby Cassidy…everyone felt the same.

These folks were so much fun to hang out with and equally as much fun to photograph.  Those two big kids have always been 2 of my favorite photography subjects!  Thanks, Ericksons for letting me spend this time with you!

~ Natalie Merchant ~ Wonder ~

 

~ Trevena Family ~ ATLANTA FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHER ~

“Sister and friend. Two words that mean the same thing.”

Ahhh…the Trevenas!  Such a beautiful family!  I remember when they first moved to Atlanta, we met up for the Graffiti Mini Sessions I offered almost 8 years ago, and now look at them!  It’s been so fun to watch these girls grow up and fly off on their own.  It’s amazing to see the things they are doing now, and the people they are doing it with!  I love the one image of the family on the steps…with those men…waiting in the wings!! HA!!

Thank you so much for having me out to photograph your family!  xoxo  

~ Mark Knopfler & Emmylou Harris ~ This Is Us ~

Throwback to 2012!!

~ The Beall Family ~ ATLANTA FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHER ~

A fairly bright boy is far more intelligent and far better company than the average adult.  ~ John B. S. Haldane

These boys…I’m here to tell you nothing makes me happier than working with this family & their 3 boys!  I’ve photographed them since most were just babies and every year it gets better & better!  This year I’m calling this session…The Ben Show!  That Ben was something else, pulling out all his modeling moves – I taught him the tug on your shirt sleeve one myself!  I think they might have a future model on their hands.

Every year, I am thankful to get a message from Sarah booking a session – this year is no different!  I appreciate being a teeny-tiny piece of y’all lives and look forward to watching your boys grow up! Thanks, y’all!

*I’m available to photograph when VOGUE comes a calling! 😉

~ Jewel ~ You Were Meant for Me ~

~ The Thrailkills ~ ATLANTA FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHER ~

You don’t choose your family. They are God’s gift to you, as you are to them. – Desmond Tutu

Dream photoshoot!!  Seriously, this was a dream photoshoot!!  These are the kind of photo sessions I want to do time & time again!  It’s so important for us to document and hold tight the people in our lives who mean so much to us.  These images are a treasure just like these three folks are!

When Vicki called and asked me to photograph her parents, and specifically focus on their hands, I tried to act all cool, but I was like “Yes, Yes, Yes!!”  Vicki wanted to capture her Mom, a beautician who still cuts hair 3 times a week and her dad a farmer, who still works their farm and tends to the cattle.  I couldn’t have stepped into a warmer, friendlier situation if I’d been coming into my own parent’s home!  Dot & Richards’s love for each other and their family was evident all throughout their house.  One of the first things I noticed when I walked in was the smell of fresh bread baking!  Turns out, Dot makes a few loaves of gluten-free bread every week for Richard who can’t eat gluten (she cracked me up with her story of the Red Lobster biscuits that she can eat & he can’t…but it’s her story and I’ll let her tell it.)

There’s so much I could say about this session…the haircut, Dot’s daily bible study, Richards truck, how funny he was and how dedicated to Dot he clearly is!  I deliberately left in many shots where he was cracking us up with his silly faces and antics!

Even though I only stayed a little over an hour, I left feeling like I’d spent time with old family friends.  Bringing home that yummy loaf of bread was a real added bonus!
Thanks, y’all for letting be a small part of your wonderful life!

 

~ The Weepies ~ Simple Life &  ~ Bob Dylan ~ Forever Young