So long 2017!

I really can't believe it is the first day of 2018! Years seem to go by faster and faster as I get older. I've always heard the term "time flies", but it didn't hit me how true it was until after I had my first child! Days are long but years are fast and sometimes my heart can't handle that.

 

I love to look back and remember special moments I have had with family and friends, but I also am a firm believer the best is yet to come. I am already looking forward to warmer weather and what adventures we will take then!

Anyways, my main reason for writing this post today is to pour out my heart to all my loving clients. I can't believe how far I have came and grown in the past year. Every time I shot a wedding or family session, I learned and learning is GOOD! I couldn't ask for everyone to have been more patient with me. Having two small children like I do, time to myself has become very slim. My brain is constantly in motion of what I want to do next, but I can't execute at the time because I'm either feeding two hungry girls, or giving baths, or grocery shopping, etc. They are my priority and even though I long somedays for the time to sit with a cup of coffee and talk "adult" things to someone who can reach the counter, I know my number one calling is to be these girls' mama. So, for every one I am thankful you have endured some times with me that were hard! I may have lost a few clients this year, and even though it does hurt, I am looking forward to all the N E W faces I'll meet in 2018!

Living in a small area it's easy to get caught up in settling, but I want to go further than Randolph County. My dream is to travel, shoot a wedding miles and miles away from home. We are blessed with seeing my husband frequently because of his job (teacher), so traveling with them would be even better! My goal this year is to get my name out there and work hard to become that much better of a photographer, don't be like the next and stand out!

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and New Years, and I can't wait to see all of you soon!

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Tina + Alex/Engagement Session/ Curvin's Country Acres

As the new year approaches, I feel like change is good. I like to start the new year with new, exciting things for my business. February makes four years into this amazing journey of the photography world I have gravitated into. Blogging has most definitely not been at the top of my list, because I feel like I'm not good with words on a computer, I like to express them out loud, but as I have hit almost 2,000 followers on Facebook ( I still can't believe it), I think it's time to allow all of you into a little more of my life than just the images I post. 

So, I said all of that to say this...here is my first blog! haha

I couldn't think of any better way to start it than with a preview of an engagement session I did in a cute wedding venue in Delta, Alabama, with one of my best high school friends and her fiancé, Alex. We decided to use the venue as the location for the engagement session and I am so glad we did! Of course, everything was dead. But we made it work!

I have known Tina since middle school, way back in 2007! Makes me feel old y'all, lol. Anyways, we went all throughout school together and I can say Tina is a special person. There really is no one like her, and I know she is happy to say that! She would always do anything anyone asked her and never thought twice about it! When she asked me to photograph her wedding, there were no other words than "Um YES!"

Now, I had to get a little insight on Alex because this was my first time meeting him. I did already know what his profession is (you'll get to see something neat in our preview which included a few items from his work), but other than that I didn't know much. So, I did a little digging. Tina and Alex met on Iron Bowl weekend, most of y'all know thats another holiday here in the South, and a mutual friend tried to hook them up by bringing Alex to Tina's house. I don't think she was very happy about a stranger in her house, but she told all of her friends she would marry him someday...and here they are! The wedding is in April, and I can't wait to share their day with them!!