Lollis Wedding!

The rain held off and today was a beautiful day for a wedding - especially for this beautiful couple. 

Their story is that of love and of service to their community.

Congratulations Mr. & Mrs. Lollis!

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2 Years Old!

She's a bundle of joy and will keep you on your toes but her smile will melt your heart.  I loved running around, smelling flowers, and watching her draw.

Family Day!

I traveled from Newberry to Columbia and back to Williamston to spend the day with this family.  We celebrated an engagement with their daughter and a first birthday with their grandson.

They sure do love their dogs :)

Sweet Cousins!

When family members live states away, it's always a great time having them come visit.  For these six cousins, it was a fun evening spent hanging out at the park, loving on the sweet baby, and telling some funny secrets :)

Mommy + Me Session

Mother's Day is quickly approaching and I'm so thankful for my own Mother.  She's caring, passionate, beautiful, and such a tremendous help with my son.

So to all you Mothers - Happy Mother's Day!!!!

This session was a special Mommy + Me time where she was able to capture some special moments with her two sons.

Gannom Wedding

"A friend like you is hard to find
A gift that's truly rare,
You held your arms out wide to me
And took up all my cares,

Then carried them along with me
As if they were your own,
You really are the kindest person
I have ever known.

Why was it when I turned around
I saw you stand and stay,
When one by one I watched as all
The others walked away?

Your steadfast faithfulness has surely
Stood the test of time,
And I'm so thankful just to know
A man like you is mine.

So often I have smiled at you and
Sometimes I can see,
The love of Jesus in your face
Smile gently back at me.

If I stayed down upon my knees
From dawn to setting sun,
How could I ever thank the Lord
For everything you've done?

If hearts had words to speak aloud
Of all that they held true,
My heart would shout, "I've found a
Soulmate, husband, friend in you!" "

Surprise!

 A dear friend wanted to surprise her husband with the news that he is soon going to be a daddy.  He was under the impression that they'd won a free photo shoot.

I handed them each a chalkboard and marker and told them to write three things they love about one another.

It was news he was beyond excited to get.  Congratulations Cody and Haley!!

1 Year Old!

I absolutely adore seeing these babies every few months and watching them grow!  Capturing new milestones, birthdays, and seeing their smiling faces is such a rewarding opportunity.

Newborn | Judah

"Here's to you
You were pink or blue
And everything I wanted
Here's to you
Never sleeping through
From midnight till the morning
Had to crawl before you walked
Before you ran
Before I knew it
You were trying to free your fingers from my hand
'Cause you could it on your own now somehow"

"Slow down
Won't you stay here a minute more
I know you want to walk through the door
But it's all too fast
Let's make it last a little while
I pointed to the sky and now you wanna fly
I am your biggest fan
I hope you know I am
But do you think you can somehow
Slow down"

"Here's to you
Every missing tooth
Every bedtime story
Here's to Barbie cars, light saber wars
Sleeping in on Sunday
Had to crawl
Before you walked
Before you ran
Before I knew it
You were teaching me
The only thing love can
Hold hands through it
When it's scary, you've got me"

"Slow down
Won't you stay here a minute more
I know you want to walk through the door
But it's all too fast
Let's make it last a little while
I pointed to the sky and now you wanna fly
I am your biggest fan
I hope you know I am
But do you think you can somehow
Slow down"

"Please don't roll your eyes at me
I know I'm embarrassing
But someday you'll understand
You'll hold a little hand
Ask them if they can"

"I am your biggest fan
I hope you know I am
But do you think you can
Somehow
Slow down
Slow down"

3 Months Old

Spring is here and I am so happy about that!  Bring on the bright colors, blue skies, blooms, and green grass.  I could do sessions like these all day - sweet families that laugh, love and smile.  And, of course these adorable themed sessions make me smile - those bunny ears...too cute!

Cap & Gown

Graduation is fast approaching and so many seniors are anxiously awaiting that big day!

 

 

 

Peach Orchard

The one week in the year that I get to use this beautiful orchard is one of my favorites.  It's local beauty that some will never see because it's not in a big city or nestled along a highway.  It's perfect.

Yesterday, two of my favorite cuties raced around, climbed on chairs, offered some sweet smiles, and cried a little for goldfish. 

I see an amazing bond between this brother and sister that was formed with His love and being shaped daily by two wonderful parents. It's a blessing to know them.

 

9 Months

To be honest, when I received a message that it was time for this cuties 9 month photos, I was so shocked!  I feel like I was just taking her newborn photos like...yesterday?!  But, oh wow, she's growing into such an adorable personality.  She recently learned to clap, has one tooth, smiles for days, and can stand all by herself!!!

 

 

 

 

Twins!

Twin boys, bow ties, a beautiful afternoon - I mean what else could you ask for?  They were so relaxed and alert during their photo session today and just melted my heart with their sweetness.

 

 

Newborn | Kenley

I love getting to know new families and watching their babies grow.  Sweet Kenley made her debut in January and with the "Watch Me Grow" package, I'm so excited to photograph each new milestone. 

Newborn Session

Nolan wins the coolest nursery!  From woodland animals to a handmade wooden wall, it's so adorable.  But, he takes the cake with his tiny smile and chunky cheeks.

Newborn Session

This winter has been Newborn crazy and I've loved spending time with each and every family.  Every newborn session is different so the outcome is always special to see.

Valentine Mini-Sessions

This year's Valentine Mini-Sessions were filled with so many surprises!  From baby's first crawl to a very special engagement, the day was filled with love :)