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Matt and Kelly are good friends that needed some up to date pictures to put around the house.  They are a classic case of why you shouldn’t cut your budget on your wedding photographer….they were so unhappy with the photographer they used for their wedding that they really didn’t want to use any of their wedding photos around the house.  Their wedding pictures lacked any creativity, and most importantly, knowledge of lighting and the basics of proper exposure.  It’s so sad for me to think of not having photographic documentation of one of the biggest days of your life!  So, two years after they got married…they had their “engagement-ish” photo session!

Kelly really wanted some different types of processing on their photos, so I worked with them quite a bit to give her some different processing options.

Thanks for such a fun session Matt and Kelly.  Looking forward to some baby photos when baby Delaney arrives!

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A while ago I got a call from good friend and previous client, Kandi Mullen at Reiki 4 WellBeing.  Kandi is a reiki master and runs a reiki studio in midtown Atlanta.  In February’s issue of  Simply Buckhead, Kandi is being featured in an article regarding alternative forms of therapy.  If you would like to read the article click HERE and see page 42.

Curious about Reiki?  I was!  So, I went to see Kandi at Reiki 4 WellBeing and had a session.  You know that deep relaxation you get at the end of a good massage?  When you just wish you could stay on the table and take a nap for the next few hours?  Bingo.

I talked to Kandi quite a bit about her practice and must say it’s quite intriguing.  She told me that reiki promotes deep relaxation and restores physical, emotional, spiritual and mental imbalances to enhance the body’s natural healing response to maintain optimal health and well-being. She also told me that reiki works on all levels; it focuses on the whole body and promotes balance in mind, body and spirit, similar to yoga and meditation. A Reiki treatment can also help to relieve physical and emotional pain and improve sleep and fatigue. To learn more about Reiki or to schedule a Reiki treatment visit www.reiki4wellbeing.com.


I was so excited to meet with my friend Lyle and his family for a winter portrait session.  And when I say winter….I mean winter….it was sleeting during most of our session!

I met Lyle a while ago when looking for a landscape designer and installer after we purchased our home last year.  He owns a company called Southern Trillium based here in Atlanta and does AMAZING work.  Southern Trillium specializes in residential landscapes, including stonework, pavers, retaining walls, rain harvesting, ponds, streams and waterfalls, all types of plant installation, custom wood gates, fences, and garden structures.  If you need any help making your yard into your sanctuary give him a call!  Lyle and his crew will help design and install your project to make sure that no detail is overlooked.  If you would like to view some photos of their work you can see it HERE.

Many thanks to Lyle and Hannah (and Hannah’s aunt who had warm homemade blueberry muffins when we arrived to begin our session).  : )

Hannah and Lyle both have incredible blue eyes…

Hannah…..you are FIERCE in this picture girl!

I love this shot.  It’s just so natural and relaxed.

OK ladies…..I know you are all jealous.  This my husband playing uber photo assistant.  Yes, he is in the sleet, waving around a stuffed animal to get the baby’s attention (Lyle’s niece), while wearing a quilt, and did I mention in the sleet???  I love you Rob!

A fun casual shot of Lyle (we were hiding from the sleet under the pavilion and saw this truck).  I love this truck!

Lyle’s sweet little niece.  What a precious little girl…

Thanks for a fantastic session Hannah and Lyle.  I hope to work with you again in the future!

Got 30 minutes?  How about some new headshots?  Torie was such a natural in front of the camera she made it EFFORTLESS to get incredible images!  Truly, she was a photographers dream.  She needed no direction what-so-ever and just naturally assumed a relaxed position.  30 minutes people!!!

The first weekend in October I had the fortune to photograph some dear friends wedding.  The wedding was on the gorgeous campus of Berry College in Rome, Georgia.   I have to say, I was beyond nervous.   Shannon and Andy are dear friends of mine and I wanted their images to be perfect!   I can’t thank my awesome second shooter Robin Shetler enough…she was an amazing help and took some fantastic shots throughout the day.

Andy and Shannon were so incredible to work with all day…..super relaxed and super excited for their special day.  They chose to have a “first look” before their ceremony, so we had a couple of hours to play and get some fantastic portraits of them seeing each other for the first time in their dress and tux.  All of these photos were taken on the Berry  College campus.  I have so many favorites from the wedding, but here are a few.   Andy and Shannon, thanks so much for letting me be a part of this incredible day.  It was really a special experience for me to be a part of!

You can check out the video I made by clicking on the link!  http://static.animoto.com/swf/w.swf?w=swf/vp1&e=1290558706&f=vrHAzPF6YHp3QEfQ0HalmQ&d=200&m=b&r=w&i=m&options=

This is one of my all time favortie shots…..ever.

Shannon and her father, Danny, walking down the aisle!

Meet the new Mr. and Mrs.!


Older sister, Renee, gave a touching toast to the happy couple….

It made Shannon a tad weepy…

 

I put together a little slide show of my favorite images that you can check out by clicking on the link below.  Sorry I couldn’t embed it, but apparently WordPress and Animoto don’t play nice together.

http://static.animoto.com/swf/w.swf?w=swf/vp1&e=1290558706&f=vrHAzPF6YHp3QEfQ0HalmQ&d=200&m=b&r=w&i=m&options=

 

If you are family and/or friends and would like to see ALL of the images you can see them and order prints at http://megancase.zenfolio.com/andyandshannon.

I love taking images for people I love.  Rob and Kirsten are two of our best friends and boy, oh boy, do they know how to make a cute baby.  Meet 4 month old Gibson.  We met for a session a couple of weeks ago at Piedmont Park in Atlanta, GA and had a fantastic time.

I love this sweet little moment between the new family…

Is there anything cuter than a proud new papa???

A little fun playing with dad…

Thanks to Rob and Kirsten for letting me get my hands on little Giblet!  Love you guys!

Double Vision

Be prepared for cuteness overload.  Meet my youngest clients Alden and Harper!

Sweet little Alden…

and cutie pie Harper….

Both Alden AND Haper discovered that they have tongues during our photoshoot!  It was hysterical looking through my images from this shoot.  In about 80% of their images they had their tongues sticking out!

So…..I took lots of pictures of baby toes!  My favorite!

Big sister took a moment to have a few pictures taken as well…

Even the dogs joined in on the fun!

Thanks so much to my wonderful clients for this sweet little family shoot!