January 15, 2015

Dinner Conversation

Momma: How was your day?
Cole: Good.
Momma: Who made it good? (Implying which friends.)
Cole: God.
Momma: That is true. Who did you play with?
Cole: Everyone.
Momma: Who is everyone?
Cole: Jesus.
Momma: You played with Jesus?
Cole: No. He in my heart.

So many heart eyes. 

January 10, 2015

Project TEN | January

I'm starting this year with a new company.
A new website.
And a new photography project: ProjectTEN

This is my first post of ProjectTEN. On the tenth day of the month, ten women will each post ten personal pictures. I'm excited and honored to be a part of this group. This month I challenged myself to take pictures only in our most lived in rooms: the playroom, the kitchen, and the girls' bedrooms.

As an at-home-mom, no less than eighty percent of my time is spent in these four rooms. By limiting myself to these rooms, I was able to most accurately capture glimpses of my daily life. Between art projects, "last bites," and my losing battle to keep my children clothed, these girls make sure my days are never boring. 
Now go check out the ProjectTEN work produced this month by these awesome and humble lady photographers:

If you are in or around the Mid-Atlantic and are interested in booking a session with me, I'd love to help you out. Please enter your contact information here. And if you would like to see more of my daily life, check out Instagram where Cole and Ibbie are the stars.

January 8, 2015

The Opposite of Camera Shy

"Take my picture, momma!" 

January 6, 2015

A New Thing

A few months ago I officially, albeit quietly, launched my photography company. I have a Facebook page and a little website. I even have some clients! I have something of a vision that I'm still attempting to articulate. I'm getting close. I think I'm best described as a lifestyle photographer. I want my images to capture my clients and their families as they are. I love to take pictures in homes where people are the most comfortable and the most themselves. I've been grateful to document celebrations and traditions. I've been to birthday parties, baby showers, and Christmas tree farms. I hope the images I provide can spark a memory of a time gone by.

This blog will remain primarily our family blog. I won't be posting sessions here, at least not with any regular frequency. If you want to see pictures from my client sessions, you'll have to head over to Facebook.

As I start the new year, I have some goals for this company; I have so much that I want to learn. I am working to create a dedicated work space in my home with much help from some very handy men in my family. I'm also trying to think of ways to streamline my online presence. I have found and been welcomed into a couple of groups of photographers who have been all kinds of supportive.

I've found that every session provides a chance for me to learn and grow. I'm so grateful and indebted to my clients who have taken a chance on a new photographer with a young company. Below are some of my favorite images from the last few months.

January 4, 2015