Saturday, January 30, 2010

Story: Inspired

In the south it is such a rare treat to get a good snow fall. Around here we stop everything and when you walk outside you suddenly realize that the world is quieter when cars are rolling all over the place and construction trucks aren't beeping.
It is so quiet and still-- it's amazing that our normal existence is so loud.

I am inspired by the quiet stillness.
The way the snow looks when it falls.
How the snow crunches under my feet.
How I feel like a little kid when I sled down a big hill.
How on that hill there are people of all ages giggling
as they coast down the snow on whatever objects they can find.

That white background? Yup, that's snow.

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If you do not already visit it, head over to the Story Photographer's page on Facebook and become a fan. I have been and will continue to post things that inspire me.
Some might inspire you in your wedding planning.
Other things I am posting might inspire you spiritually or artistically.
Let me know what inspires you!

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Family Story: Belvins

What a sweet family! I was so excited to meet baby Braxton. Braxton's uncle gave the family a gift card from me to do this shoot. Don't forget that anyone can purchase a gift card from us to give for a shoot or perhaps to go toward an album or canvas.

Enough chit chat-- let's get to the goods!

Mom and Dad were totally worried that
Braxton was not giving me enough expression...
Let me tell you. For a baby this age I think I got some GREAT looks!

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A little tickle from Dad...

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Braxton's Dad wanted to remind his uncle of the
NC State/UNC rivalry going on in the family...

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I could not choose between these two,
so since it is my blog I decided to give you both.

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FAVORITE! Look at that smile... and those clasped hands. Sigh. Precious.

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I loved this artwork and the verse it included...

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We took the party outside and Braxton got his first taste of being tall...
I think he liked it.

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Jackie the dog decides that she will join the
shoot but thats as far as her cooperation will go.

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Suddenly Jackie is very interested :)

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Monday, January 25, 2010

Story of Gratitude

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Some sweet words from Matt and Melinda after they saw their blogpost...

"Ashley, you and David are incredible. We LOVE the pictures and can't wait to see more. You captured the best looks and we're so glad you were willing to fly out. Matt and I just wanted to write and thank you so much for your amazingness. We really enjoyed having you as the photographers for our wedding. You were so flexible and creative, and you helped make the atmosphere casual and fun."

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Birthday Story: Lathan's 1st Birthday!

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Oh baby! I love a baby shoot! And in this case it is a baby turning one :)
I was so excited to shoot Lathan's first birthday party and
then grab a few shots of him and his family in the backyard...

It is my understanding that Lathan's Mom made this gorgeous creation...
AND the snowman is edible!?

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Blowing out the candle with Mommy and Daddy!

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Lathan was not a huge fan of touching the icing or getting it in his ear...
however when it hit his mouth he was a big fan!

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I loved how Lathan's family members took turns helping him open his presents...

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What a wonderful way to turn one...
surrounded by family and friends that shower you with love.
And shower you with presents.

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First bite! Chocolate carrot cake... DELISH!

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I love the feel of this set...

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Oh the blue eyes... the baby blue eyes...

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