My family has never been on the blog before now. I have no idea why. We are all so very cool! Now when Trisha takes time out of her busy schedule to do a session for us, you better believe that it is going on the blog. I can’t decide if the coolest part about having a session with Trisha was all of the incredible, accurately descriptive images that we got out of the deal, or being on the other side of the camera. What I mean by that, is when Trish and I are out doing a job together, I never know how the experience is for the client. I have to tell you, the experience was GRRREAT! It was so easy and so much fun. After looking at all of the breath taking photos she made of us, I was overwhelmed at how proud I was to be apart of such a phenomenal team. The creativity, patience and artistic ability that it takes to make images that will be there forever to reflect on is not so easy to come by. There seems to be photographers popping up everywhere these days but as far as I am concerned, I had the best for my family this day. The girl is just talented.
Thank you Trisha Kay aka”Aunt T” for being a fabulous photographer and creative partner in crime, but mostly for being my friend.
This cool family requested a cotton field for their shoot. As the date of the session got closer, I noticed a lot of the fields had already been picked. I tried not to panic but decided to wait until the day of the session to scope one out. I think I found the fullest, prettiest field! Not only are these guys awesome clients… they happen to be great friends of mine as well. ~Trish
He’s here. A sweet boy with a button nose and a full head of hair. A boy who’s been blessed with the love of not one but two mommies. Most people think of adoption as a sacrificial love… giving of yourself to take in a child that needs a home. But the true sacrifice is on the part of the birth mom… giving your child a life you can’t provide in spite of the pain of letting go.
Baby Hudson is surrounded by love. As you can see, his mommy and daddy are completely enchanted with his sweet little face. What a blessing he will be to them.
As we all know, sometimes it is the little things in life that bring us the most joy. I am a photographer all of the time it seems, but the images I love most are the ones that I never plan to get. No scheduled session where everyone feels the need to dress up, no rules about lighting, no taking extra time to give the kids “the talk” about being good for the photographer, just plain and simple life as it is happening. No matter how much I try and stress the importance of this to families before their scheduled shoot it still somehow gets lost. The awkwardness of having some girl there clicking at your every move is far from natural and that may have something to do with it. These guys are my friends and I love them. While I was visiting them we were all piled in their room listening to the rain fall from the open bedroom windows and I snapped a few photos. That simple. It is so refreshing. I honestly was inspired when I noticed a large black and white print of their oldest daughter Kyra in their living room. I thought how awesome and natural the photo was and it was basically a snap shot. There was no fancy lighting or wardrobe just a beautiful honest photo.
So here’s to my friends. Thanks for being awesome, Zills family. Happy Thursday yall.
These guys are so sweet together. They invited me to their home before our shoot to assist with wardrobe and we just started snapping. Going into this shoot I was aware that Ty (the little boy) was a hemophiliac. We had actually tried to do this shoot several times in the last several months but poor little Ty was hospitalized just before the scheduled shoots. We finally got it together and had a good time. He has such a great spirit and his loving heart is so obvious.
Here are a few of my faves….