Nov 21, 2008

Justus Senior Portraits

Ok so I am not the blogger but I have a lot of catching up to do to keep up with Tonya. I love photography it is a true passion…just ask my kids. I am always with a camera just ready to catch that moment.

You see Tonya talking about how fast her children are growing up right before her eyes but I keep telling her that these are the best times of their lives. It just seems like yesterday my kids were babies and I was never able to rest, much less eat a hot meal. Life was always an adventure. Now my children are all grown up and boy do the adventures keep coming. My oldest son Nathan is married to a beautiful girl, Caroline and they have a precious baby boy, Rome. My daughter Candace is a senior at Appalachian State University with such a promising future ahead of her. My youngest son Justus will graduate high school in May and plans on getting a degree in racing performance and working for Nascar one day. Where has all the time gone? Being a senior requires that certain things be done, i.e. senior pictures. SO of course I had to do some of them myself. Justus huffed and blowed at first but as you will see he quickly warmed up to the camera. It was so much fun.

Nov 17, 2008

Our baby girl turns 2 !!!

If you had told me two years ago that I would have a little girl of my own, I would not have believed you... definitely overjoyed... but yet very skeptical. So when the fates shown upon us and God blessed us a second time around, this time with a little girl.... I thought I was dreaming. The kind of dream, where you wished you would never wake up. On February 7th, 2007, Gray and I picked up our little girl, and prayed, (but somehow knew in our hearts), that she would be ours forever. I can't even possible begin to tell you how many people our Genesis has touched in her two years. I can however tell you that everyone who knows and/or has met her... has fell in love. There is no denying that Gigi, as we call her, has something special. She's stubborn and moody like a normal 2 year old would be, but just take one look in those baby blues of hers and you see the magic and creativity and life that she brings out in everyone.

Thank you God for bringing her to us. Thank you Gigi, for opening our eyes even wider to how special life and love can be.

Nov 10, 2008

Rome Frye 2 Month Photo Shoot

If I haven't mentioned already, we love, love black and white images. I think they capture the moment more, and was very pleased with how Rome's 2 month photos turned out.

Nov 7, 2008

Baby Rome's First Fall

Baby Rome is growing like a weed, and you will probably be seeing more of him to come since he is one of our "Baby's First Year" babies. That and my partner in crime is his "Mee-Mee". So we really aren't shy about pulling out our lens(s) when he comes around !! Here is Rome Alexander in all of his glory !!

Nov 3, 2008

Matt & Katie

Matt and Katie are two of my favorite children. I recently did a photo shoot for
their family. We started out at their home where their dad pulled out a prized family possession….a Model A. I was able to get a few shots of them with the car. When their mom looked at some of the pictures she immediately said that the two of them looked like a modern day Bonnie & Clyde…I must agree. We finished up at Tanglewood park where it was absolutely the perfect setting. They were so easy to take pictures of and so much fun. Again I brought Justus along for the ride and he introduced them to the nuts that had fallen on the ground while I was trying to get a picture of their parents. I am seeing a trend here…bring Justus and my subjects misbehave. I love you guys!!!!

Nov 2, 2008

Huff & Garza Wedding

You may remember Ms. Ashley from the Bridal session we did a couple of weeks back. The new Mrs. Huff looked stunning on her wedding day and "Huff", as his friends called him, was quite handsome himself. Ashley's little girl, Faith, was the flower girl and she like her mother, did not like getting her picture taken. Although there were a couple of speed bumps a long the way, i.e., nervous flower girl, groom seeing the bride right before she walked down the aisle, etc.. , the ceremony and reception were both beautiful. Here are some of the images from the Huff & Garza Wedding.

Nov 1, 2008

Oh...Sheila !

Shelia was my guinea pig recently. I had found a new outdoor prop and was eager to try it. Shelia took a break from her studies to help me out. She is such a beautiful girl and so photogenic. I did make the mistake however of bringing Justus along for this adventure and the two of them are still grounded for misbehaving. They should be actors as they spent the whole time reciting movie lines and not cooperating!