Adorable in Atlanta . . . dimples, curls, and a pug dress.

I had the opportunity to photograph this adorable 7 year old in Atlanta. 
She has a massive amount of gorgeous curly hair, some of the biggest dimples I've ever seen, and a dress that was just too cute for words! As you can see, she was a tad apprehensive to show me her teeth. She was a tad shy about showing me her toothless grin, but I did manage to catch it!


Salem Wedding Photographer . . . Vow Renewal.

This is a little personal for me, but here goes…

Today is my 15th wedding anniversary. 

This post, however, was scheduled ahead of time, as we are preparing to celebrating our anniversary at the beach, where we fell in love (hence the beach themed rings in the following photos). 

On a warm and sunny, but rainy September evening, my husband and I renewed our vows. Just the two of us, in our own backyard, reading words we had written ourselves. No guests, no children, just the two of us. With our favorite songs playing through the outdoor speakers, we exchanged words and rings. We reflected on the fun-filled past, reminded each other how awesome the present is, and talked about how amazing the future will be. No details, no party, just two people madly in love. Still. 

After reading our vows, we walked to the field next door, had a few drinks, listened to more music, and snapped a few photos. For anyone who is curious, we used a tripod and a remote for both the ceremony and the field shots.

I love photographing weddings. I enjoy capturing the details, the interactions at the reception, the guests, etc. At the end of the day, though, the thing I love the most is... love. My favorite part of photographing a wedding is pulling the bride and groom aside and photographing just the two of them together. I love capturing those first moments as newlyweds and to see them wildly in love, as they start their new life together. It reminds me of my own wedding and how I felt on that day and how I feel today, fifteen years later. 
I wish all of my brides and grooms a marriage as amazing as ours.

To my husband, Ben… I love you more than words can say. 


Salem Family Photographer . . . Hugs and Kisses.

Long story short, I adore this family. 
Mama is one of my close friends. 

My favorite part of family sessions is photographing Mom and Dad alone. 
There are never enough photos of just the two of them and their children will cherish them as they grow. This is generally the favorite part for the guy too. He gets to smooch on his wife, whisper naughty things in her ear, make her blush, etc.