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Saturday, November 23, 2013

Amanda's Senior Photos

Several weeks ago - oh dear, it was more like a month ago - I was blessed, honored and privileged to take Amanda;s senior pictures. God blessed us with overcast, but still bright skies, and even a snowstorm one day!  Amanda was such a trooper – you would never know that temperatures were literally freezing for all of the photos.  :)  It was more of a joy than I could have possibly imagined, and our friendship was deepened so much through this visit.  This girl is absolutely amazing, a fabulous friend, a great daughter and big sister, fun loving, and full of joy.  She makes my life happy, and I love her so much.  I shot too many photos over the few days I was there, but here are my favorites.  Most of these images are very lightly edited, but I plan on doing more with them soon.
Mrs. Richter got this of the two of us.
Amanda with her horse, Hy-C.
Hy-C wasn't perfectly cooperative, so that made for a fun and interesting challenge.  We were grateful to have another friend (Hannah) help us out!
After Amanda kissed her, she pulled away and said, "Eww.  That didn't taste very nice." 
I had envisioned this photo for weeks and weeks, and was SOOO excited with the way it turned out!
My "best of the best", favorite shot from the whole week.  She was looking at her dad as he walked up, so this image was completely unplanned and un-posed.  Love, love! 
Just curious, do you like B&W or color, and why?
With this shot, I was trying to be “creative” and do something different.  I did not like it at all on the camera and actually considered deleting it, but I’m so glad that I didn’t! 
This one is just for laughs.  :)
God surprised us with a perfectly gorgeous snowstorm one morning.   It was perfect!
I took about 15 minutes of our precious and limited time to do her hair...and then it didn't work out anyways.  This is why I will never be a hair stylist, y'all.  :)
Amanda with her Aussie, Royal.
This shot was taken in a cemetery, but we loved the background.  :)
That's all for today, friends.  Have a blessed week.  May it be filled with Christ and His power. 

Friday, November 8, 2013


Hello friends!
Thanks for bearing with my long neglect of this blog.  Life has been so full, plus I have not had much access to the Internet since we moved.  This is a post that I actually put together before we moved, and never wrote anything, so it has been sitting in the "draft" section, patiently waiting to be published.  All of these photos/events happened before we moved, so this has been a fun flashback for me to some very lovely, sweet, and memorable days with family and friends before we moved.
I have known these sweet girls for a l-o-n-g time and they have been such a huge blessing in my life.  I love them dearly.  I think that I have been blessed with more than my fair share of amazing friends.  I am so grateful!
Lovely AnaLise.  What a joy!
This thing was called "the blob".  It was hilarious to watch people launching each other high into the air. 
Is that kid not one of the cutest things you've ever seen!?!
Sisters.  :)
I had the loveliest Chic-fil-A and photography date with this lovely lady before we left for Wisconsin.  Go check out her beautiful work at

The Armour kids on the way to Ultimate Frisbee.  Wow!  Those were some awesome days!
One of the most incredible skies at Bible study one evening.  God's power is displayed through a thunderstorm in such an awesome way!
Marji.  Funny girl. :)
This is one of our 5 kittens, Merry.  I liked to call her "Shmellow" (short for Marshmallow) because she was so fluffy.  :) 
Blowing bubbles for the cats to chase.  :)
Popular kid. :)
Gator ride with my favorite little gentlemen.  They are pretty good drivers. :)
The little guys were coloring pictures one night, so I decided to join them.  :)  I like my kilted Scotsman.  :) 

Next, I hope to be posting some of Amanda's senior photos.  
Have a blessed weekend, yall!  
Psalm 103