Monday, June 27, 2011

I Honestly Never Get Tired of These

Today's animated pictures brought to you courtesy of my lovely husband. I had gone in at this point to get ready for the Bride and Groom to be announced. This series is perfectly indicative of their personalities. :D


Do these two look familiar? That may be because of their last animated post or their FUN engagement session.

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Friday, June 24, 2011

Animated Pictures are Just so Durn Fun!

Okay so I haven't put one of my fun animated pictures up in a little while and I felt this one warranted a showing! I love how fun these shots turned out just for this simple blog post alone. Don't you just love how the groom looks like he is about to eat his sister at one point in the progression?! 

These are the kinds of fun images I love taking. The ones that don't necessarily come out the sharpest or such but that show the true joy of the moment. :D
Don't feel bad if you end up watching this over and over again, I have a bad habit of doing that as well when the subjects aren't half so interesting. ;) Heck, I'm not going to even tell you how long I have sat here at my computer watching this one. . .over. . .and over. . .

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Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Kaleigh and Josh :: in love :: Covington GA Engagement Photos

It's not very often I get a bride SO on top of things that she hires her photographer over a year ahead of time. 

That is just the kind of girl Kaleigh is. She knows what she wants and she goes for it. I am just fortunate to be one of those things she wants. ;) You better believe that I wanted to work extra hard to make her engagement session live up to her expectations. 

With all that in mind, imagine my dismay when I show up at our meeting location 
(Oxford College) and am greeted by pouring rain. 

See what a pretty place it is during the sunshine?
Well, when the rain died down some, we made our way over to one of the student halls for a few inside shots as we waited to see if the sun would grace us with it's presence for longer than a few minutes.
Despite the sunshowers I am in love with this shot taken in the upstairs of Candler Hall Student Center.

As the rain decided to give us quite a break, we made our way outside and first spent a little bit of time in front of Seney Hall. . .


Then we walked around the beautiful campus itself.

I have to explain what is happening in the images below. He wanted me to take a picture of the way that he is in the habit of coming up behind her to embrace her. That resulted in the first great shot, then I asked him to kiss her on the neck. . .well. . .it tickled, resulting in the second image where it looks like he has her in a headlock. I love how things just happen sometimes.

I found out this was one of Kaleigh's favorites and I can definitely see why. What a beautiful face!
This was an idea of theirs because it's an activity they are often engaged in. I loved how it turned out.

I played around with the new Fuji Instax camera that Spencer had just given me for our five year anniversary! Yay for instant pictures!
Not sure if I've mentioned how much I love laughing images. Have I? {{rolling eyes}}
;D

I played around in photoshop a little with this one.
We were hot and tired by the end of our session because we trekked along the nature trail there at the college and you can imagine the mud we encountered. . .but Kaleigh had one last place up her sleeve. . .

It was perfect. I LOVE this big hill!
They were so sweet as to lay down on the wet grass for me when I asked. How incredibly obliging of them!
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Friday, June 17, 2011

Kelsey and Shane :: in love :: Covington Georgia Engagement Photos

When Spencer found out that this young lady was dating, he started feeling his age (the baby that he is). ;) He remembers holding her when she was a baby and now for her to be engaged to be married. . .well most of us "old folks" know how that feels. 

I have been wanting to photograph Kelsey for some time now because I just am in love with her look. She has such a unique beauty and effortless style that it was really a joy to work with her. 

She also had some FUN ideas. After we met up, we headed over to Ingles to grab some colorful balloons while the guys sat in the car "bonding" as they waited. ;) Yep, good times.

In our first location, the grass was a wee bit higher than I had anticipated, thankfully I had brought bug spray.

Little did we know, our next location was going to have some issues of it's own. . .

I had scoped out this little area that I thought was public property with plenty of green and some old abandoned buildings and a train track to boot!
 Aren't the hearts cute? Sewed them myself!


 Yessirree! 
Unique beauty and effortless style. He's not too bad looking himself either.

 My view and his view coming right up!

SOOO! After we had been in the area shooting for a bit, this truck comes pulling up so Spencer goes to talk to the guy who proceeds to tell us that the Sheriff's Deputy has been called and we're on private property. Of course I immediately suggest we leave and he's all like "It's too late for that. . ." blah blah blah.

Seriously?!?!?! Anyway, I calm my dear clients/friends down and continue to take pictures on the railroad tracks while we wait. They were such troopers.
So, the Deputy arrives and I go up to her to explain what we were doing and she smiles at me and tells me now to worry and that if they had told her that we had balloons she would never have even come out. She was SO sweet and got all giddy when I told her it was an engagement session.

Well, that was an adventure that I hope never to be repeated. I learned something important though, just because there is no sign saying a place is "private property" or "no trespassing" doesn't mean it's fair game.
 Well, after that adventure we moved along to one of my favorite spots that to me is just a beautiful location in a little town in Georgia called Newborn (pronounced Nu-burn for all you non-southerners out there).
 I just love the texture of this old door. . .
 . . .and the color of this one.
 They are just too good looking!



 These two are some of my favorites, then again, I am partial to laughing pictures.
The balloons made a brief reappearance.

 This was one of Kelsey's cute ideas. They are actually written out in each of their handwriting.

{{HUGS}} :D
Then we headed on over to the establishment where they had their first unofficial date. . .

THE WAFFLE HOUSE! 

I know those poor dear people who work there thought we were out of our minds as we sat down at that booth and started taking pictures. At least they were polite enough to keep their opinions to themselves. Lord knows, they've probably seen stranger things.
 Aren't they just the cutest?
 
After we went to dinner (and not at the Waffle House, by the by) we headed back to my home office and grabbed a few shots by the water tower in our backyard.

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Yes. . .you read correctly, the water tower in our backyard. ;)
Not too many jobs out there have you buying balloons, dodging bugs, getting the authorities called and all while hanging out with good friends and good people. . .but my job does! Hurray for that.  

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