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You read that right — I finally caved and purchased the Jessica Claire SHOOTSAC!

When I saw that they had a chocolate brown cover that matched my logo, I couldn’t resist.  So it came in the mail yesterday, and I photographed each step in opening the box… πŸ™‚  And I used it today on the baby shoot and it was great — so much lighter than my camera bag of ALL my things!  Get ready for two babies that will melt your heart in the next day or two!


I know that it has been a few days, which is not like me at ALL!  But I was out of town for the weekend and finally playing catch-up.  So if you called me and left a voicemail, I will be calling everyone back today!

Couple of things — as I mentioned in a previous post I am attending the Love Affair Workshop in North Carolina this February, and they are doing something really thoughtful before the date gets here.  In order to help the attendees to get to know one another, they are featuring each of us individually on the blog — and guess who is on there today!  CHECK IT OUT and meet all of the amazing photographers that are headed out there!

This week I have three portrait sessions, and this weekend brings two weddings and two more portrait sessions — so there will be more images than you can imagine coming up soon!  

And finally, I did some lens-buying this morning and they should all three get here by Thursday — and there is nothing like getting some new lenses right before a wedding!  Here they are below!


Last Saturday was SUPER hot, and we took most of the pictures outside at noon!!  I brought along some parasols to help with the heat, AND the direct sun — and I love what we got with them!  These two were so relaxed, and up for everything that I had in mind.  I didn’t even hear a single complaint from the guys about the heat!  So enjoy my favorites below (it was so hard to choose) and the SLIDESHOW IS HERE for you to see!



 Even the guys had some fun with the parasols — BLUE STEEL! 


I love the old feel of this image… 




So my girl Sara over at Whitebox Weddings tagged me for a little blog game, so I felt obligated to participate.  The goal is for me to share EIGHT interesting facts about me, and pass this along to EIGHT other photographers to do the same.  Check out the post where I was tagged HERE…and see below for my fun facts, and the people that I am tagging!

1.  I used to work at Sonic — as a rollerskating carhop!  The money was great, not to mention the exercise — until you fall down during a busy hour.  Way too embarassing for a 17-year old.

2.  I danced my ENTIRE life, even some in college.  Tap, Jazz, Ballet, Pointe, you name it.  I miss it SO much, but this leads to my next fun fact…

3.  I am addicted to the show "So You Think You Can Dance".  Watching all of those talented people on the stage motivates me to keep dancing in my own kitchen for fun!!

4.  I have never had a cavity, broken a bone, or gotten a ticket (I had to steal this one from Melissa Jill because it is true for me too!) 

5.  I have completed two mini-triathlons, and I hope to do another one soon.  It was such a great feeling to finish both times, and know that the human body is capable of SO MUCH!

6.  I love all things sugar — especially butter-cream frosting on great cake.  Why do you think I became a wedding photographer? πŸ™‚

7.  Dave has introduced me to all things Xtreme — 4-wheeling, wakeboarding and snowboarding — and he has been an amazing teacher at ALL of them.  So amazing, that I now have my own 4-wheeler, wakeboard, and snowboard… 

8.  I started shooting weddings at age 17, which is hard to believe that people were so trusting of someone so young — but I am SO glad that they did because that is how I got to where I am today! 


The next 8 victims…

Fred Egan –

Lauren Clark –

Teddy –

Krystal – 

Agnes – 

Lisa Russo – 

Anne Ruthmann – 

My local girl! Adrienne – 


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