~ Elena -SuperGirl! ~ ATLANTA PHOTOGRAPHER

Coco Chanel famously said, “a woman who cuts her hair is about to change her life.”

Well, this next post isn’t like any other post I’ve ever written…but then again, when a friend is diagnosed with cancer we find ourselves doing things we never imagined.  Elena was recently diagnosed with breast cancer.  Her doctors are pretty certain she’s going to beat this bugger, but not without a nasty round of chemotherapy which will more than likely cause her to lose her hair… Rather than give in and let chemo take her hair, she decided to be a badass and cut, or more appropriately shave her hair off, the day before starting chemo. I was honored and touched that she asked me to document this big event for her.  I reached out to the best barber in all the land…Misty, with Maxim Barbers, and asked if she would meet us and cut Elena’s hair.  What do you think she said?  Of course, she said yes, and to guarantee we wouldn’t have to wait, she met us on her lunch break.  Although we don’t always feel like there are good people out there…let me tell you there are and Misty heads that list!

I picked Elena up and she came out wearing a beautiful gold sparkly dress, with what she referred to as her “badass black boots”.  Wearing these pieces reinforced both her beauty and strength!  When we arrived at Maxim and Misty greeted Elena like a long lost friend and made what could have been an awkward situation feel as natural and comfortable as possible.  Snip, snip, shave, shave and 30 minutes later Elena walked out of Maxim out a strong and confident badass, ready to tackle what lies ahead of her and change her life!

Thank you, Misty, for being so kind and generous, you truly are one of a kind.

Thank you, Elena, for letting me be a small part of this journey of yours!  You’ve got this supergirl!!

 

~ Anna Naklab (feat. Alle Farben & Younotus) ~ Supergirl

~ The Stogners ~ ATLANTA FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHER ~

It’s official!  When the children of my clients, kids I’ve photographed for over a decade, start having babies and graduating from high school you know I’m old!  Look at these faces!  I love them all, and that sweet little new one is pretty darn cute!!  Honestly, I look forward to seeing this family every year, they treat me like their favorite Auntie who comes to town once a year!  Thanks for having me again!!  xoxo

 

~ Let Them Be Little ~ Billy Dean

~ The Moores ~ ATLANTA FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHY ~

This family will forever hold a special place in my heart!  I’ve loved watching these kids grow up and turn into little, real people.  It happens folks, these kids do grow up with their own thoughts, words, and actions!  This session was the first time that I could start to see A. as a grown-up.  The things he said to his mom – HILARIOUS!!  The bartering going on – epic!! As always I enjoyed every minute with them and seriously love the images we made together!

  

Gotta Have You ~ The Weepies

~ Congrats Carolyn & Chris!! ~ ATLANTA WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER

A few weeks ago I had the real honor to document a weekend of love with Chris & Carolyn’s wedding.  A whole gaggle of Carolyn’s family, mostly from Australia, made it to our hemisphere to witness and partake in the union of these two lovebirds!!  The rumors are true…Australians enjoy a good party & these Aussies were in for a treat!!

I loved watching Chris & Carolyn together and I especially loved watching Chris smile and laugh every time Carolyn was around, clearly, he is smitten!!  He’s so taken, that he actually learned a choreographed dance for their reception and it was the sweetest moment of the dinner!  Actually, my favorite moment, was right before they entered the reception hall they had a private minute together and quickly went through their dance routine with just the two of them present, and it was magical!!

Thank you Carolyn & Chris for letting me be a small part of this very special time in y’alls lives!!  Best wishes & congratulations!!

~INXS ~ Never Tear Us Apart ~