This little one is determined!! She wants to walk and has just the other began to crawl. She is sweet, funny, attentive, curious, smart and is going to be running around the block before her parents and older brother know it!
Only six months old!
I will always remember the flood of 2010. One building that sustained serious damage was Nashville’s Schermerhorn Symphony Center. They were closed for months, a chain link fence surrounding the building, no music coming from it’s heart.
My friend, Elizabeth James, wedding planner guru called me a few months ago to see if I was interested in photographing the first wedding at the SSC after it’s grand re opening and the first one of 2011. I said yes! What a fabulous decision!
A few weeks ago I met the bride, Cathy and Elizabeth at the symphony to do Cathy’s bridal portrait session. Here are a few of my favorites!
Saturday, January 1, 2011 Cathy married Ben! Here are some preliminary images from the day.
The entrance foyer was transformed into an elegant ceremony space.
Tulip Tree did a bang up job on creating a vintage winter wonderland.
Maples Wedding Cakes created a funky, elegant, organic cake with gray pearlized fondant. It was just beautiful. Reminding me not only of flower petals but also had a Chihuly feel to them. The cake was really yummy too. Wish I had a piece now.
More favorites from the day in no particular order.
Feeling a bit melancholic about 811, my former house. It had the most sharp, clean afternoon light. These are some of the last photos I shot in that house. Leon and Luna basking in the afternoon sun! What a life!
Morning light at the new place.
Leon’s morning nap.
This is a lovely story. My friends after years of waiting have welcomed a baby girl into the world and their lives through adoption. How exciting it is that they asked me to photograph Chloe while she was still tiny, only nine days old. She was so alert and think she is going to be really smart. Look out mom and dad!! I have known Brad and Chantelle for years. I photographed their wedding at Craigfont in Gallatin and worked with Brad. They have been parents to several sweet four legged children including Tululah who has amazing eyes and Jasmine, the bengal cat who is smart as a whip. Being a birth mom myself, I know the struggles and heart break of letting a child go. It is painful and stays with you for your entire life. You can only hope and pray that the people who are now your child’s parents will love your child as much or more than you could. I know B & C are going to be incredible parents with more love for Chloe than anyone else in this world!!
It is a tradition, not long standing, but now a three year tradition. For the past three years I have gone to a pumpkin patch with my friends, the M’s. They have two adorable kids. If you follow this blog you see lots of photos of Jackson and now he has a baby sister. This year also the F family joined in the fun. The day was windy, dry and dusty. Not the prettiest but the photos are really some of my favorites, conjuring up images from the early twentieth century.
Sweet little Maggie just six days old napping on the porch in her momma’s arms. Welcome to this earth sweet baby!
Check out more sweet earth babies here!
Meet Nibbles. Nibbles came to our neighborhood last year looking for a family to love him. He found a few nice people on one street block who fed him, named him and welcomed him on their porch but no one really claimed him as part of their family. Nibbles was a skinny, not neutered, whinny kitty. Then one day he took a trip to another street block, this time by the lake where birds, raccoons and ground hogs abound. He happened upon a really nice lady who took him in, gave him shelter, a safe place, took him to the vet where it was found he had worms. This explained why he ate so much and never gained weight. She had him neutered and now Nibbles is relaxed, enjoys the air conditioning in the hot summer and the deck in the cooler weather. He has also learned to sing. Well, it may not sound like singing to the human ear but he for sure gets out there and belts a tune that maybe the raccoons understand or the birds or the groundhogs, not sure. The one thing I am sure about is this kitty is very happy and is cute as a button!
A little photo album of the robin family on Clarke Street here in Historic Old Hickory Village. April 14-29.
I photographed this session on Halloween of last year and figured I should post this as I have completed Tate’s Nine Month Session. Tate’s parents are documenting Tate’s first year as they did with their oldest, Ansley. I love going to their house and seeing photos hanging and sitting on tables. They buy small prints and Kaelin displays them with larger matts and beautiful frames. Must be her interior designing skills!!