Friday, September 30, 2011

Kara : 2011 Senior

Kara used to live next door to us when we lived in Stockbridge several years ago. The girls and I loved playing with her and having her family for neighbors. We were so bummed when we moved to Marietta and didn't have any kids our age to play with! So you can imagine how excited I was when her mom contacted me about taking her senior pictures! AND she wanted to have them done at the fair! Woohoo!! I wont ramble about how excited I was, because I've already done that.

Anyway, we had a BLAST! Thanks for the fun time, Kara! I loved hanging out at the fair with you!











































Monday, September 26, 2011

Hello, Monday.

This time last week, I was in the beautiful state of Colorado. I was studying lighting and portraiture with IPS. Oh what a beautiful place, and what amazing things learned. I'll have more to say about that another time.

Today I'm editing a senior shoot that took place at the fair. The FAIR! I was so pumped about doing that shoot. Because I love fairs. Seriously....I get so excited when I go. So a senior shoot there? Awesome! More of that in a bit also...

For now, I thought I'd leave you with a picture of fair food. Because it's just that exciting.

Have an exciting rest of the day, y'all!


Monday, September 12, 2011

9/11

It was ten years ago, so i don't remember a whole lot...but I do remember the day of the attack. We were all in different parts of the house doing our school. I was upstairs watching one of my school videos and mom came up and told me to turn on the tv. My grandmother had called and told her about what was happening.
I just remember sitting there watching it, and didn't really know what to think. What in the world was happening? I remember hearing everyone say "America has changed forever" and it really kind of freaked me out.
It did change America... but I'm so glad to know that God is in control.
Today I took Alex to Kennesaw Mountain to go hiking with Sherilyn (my sister), her boys, and my mom. They had almost 3 thousand American flags out in the field. What a sight. I was reminded of just how many people 9/11 affected. Not just those who died, but all of their families and friends. I was also reminded of the many who gave their lives trying to save and help people.
I'm so thankful those people...and those who are still giving their lives for the freedom I enjoy today. I'm so blessed. I never want to forget what happened on September 11th, ten years ago.







We were in a hurry and the sun was harsh, but I had to grab a few pictures. I really want to go back with my wide angle at sunset!

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

A Typical Week...

I'm constantly realizing how grateful I am for the life the Lord has given me. It's not always perfect, and I complain way too much, but it's a continual growing process. Last week I decided I was going to use my D90 instead of my D700 and take a picture each day of what a "normal week" looks like for me right now. I love variety! I get tired of the same thing all the time...so this was a way of switching things up a bit. I fell in love with my DX camera (Nikon D90) again! I have absolutely LOVED the FX camera (D700)...especially the high ISO capabilities (yay for less grain in the photos!!). But it was fun to use the cropped sensor camera again. My 50 mm. seems so close up! haha. Anyway, enough chit chat! Enjoy the pictures =)

(sorry about the oversized pictures. I've been resizing them, but for some reason it's not working! I'm trying to figure out the problem.)


Monday:
Monday's mean that we are going to get adjusted. This is a VERY exciting part of his day!





Tuesday:
Contrary to popular belief, I can cook other things besides boxed mac and cheese and pre-made fish (Just don't ask about my labor day pancake/waffle breakfast...). On this Tuesday night I decided to Saute chicken for the first time. I was a big fan...it tasted yummy!


this is also a pretty common thing to see on a Tuesday night. Linz working hard to finish all of the homework for classes the next day. I remember this very well...sometimes I even miss it!





Wednesday:
Talking about changing things up, I've been trying to think of some new fun things me and the little munchkin can do. Wednesday involved going "fishing". He was pretty proud of all the fish he caught!





and yes, he is still in his Pj's....that's my fault. With the excitement of going fishing, we couldn't be bothered to stop and get changed first!


*Insert Thursday picture here*
Well, yeah...so there is no picture for Thursday. I got so caught up in all the progress I was making by getting so much work done, I totally forgot to take a picture....until I was in bed about to go to sleep. I decided it wasn't worth loosing the extra sleep to get up and take a picture :P

Friday:
It was park day. And you have to have snacks at the park. So here, you get a cute pretzel smile!





I walk in the door after work and this is what I find. Oh yeah!! Equipment for the Lighting and Portraiture class I'm attending later this month!

Thursday, September 1, 2011

I'm Back!!

Truth is, I've been back for 3 weeks now, but blogging has been just about the last thing on my mind ;-) I had such an incredible summer, I don't really even know where to start! It would be impossible to tell all of the stories, but I'll try to summarize it a bit with some pictures =)



First and foremost, this summer was the biggest time of growth for me. I learned so so so much this summer, and I praise God for the things he taught me! I'm still trying to narrow down some of the things He's taught me in my head, because it's just SO MUCH! But I would have to say one of the biggest things I learned this summer is what life is all about about. Our waitress crew memorized Col. 3 this summer, and I think the first few verses summarizes it well.

"If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God. Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth. For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God. When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with him in glory."

As a Christian, I need to live in light of eternity. The things I love need to matter for eternity. It brings about a completely knew way of life. I'm so grateful for the Lord's help as I am learning to apply these verses to my life.



Andddd this summer I....



...met wonderful, godly friends!

















...celebrated 4th of July with my Wilds family.





...saw lots of excitement and competition between the red, blue, and green teams.





...got to see my sister and her best friend when they came up for camp!













...got to serve yummy food with crazy fun people.





























...was a part of the amazing 2011 waitress crew.





...shot a wedding, two engagement sessions, and a senior session. (Picture credit goes to Babbs)



































Needless to say....it was a great summer! =) How was your summer? Did you do anything out of the ordinary?