“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 ~



“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!!


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 ~


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