Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Naughty is the New Nice!

This precious boy happens to be our nephew. We have been so blessed to have him and his Mom (Amy's sister) at our house the last few days. He had a great time playing in our little rocker and we took the opportunity to scoot the chair in front of the tree to get a couple of cute shots of him to help us remember his 2nd Christmas! In case you cannot read his t-shirt in its entirety, it reads, "Naughty is the New Nice!" Merry Christmas from our family to yours!

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Merry Christmas

We have finished up all of our orders for 2009 and are looking forward to the future in 2010. We would like to thank all of our new and past clients and hope to continue to help you document your life through the lens of a camera. Thanks so much for the great growth that we have had this year. We wish you a Merry Christmas and hope that the New Year treats you well. Please let us know if you need our assistance to document a day in your life. Here is a picture of our tree. I know it looks like there are no presents, but this was taken before they were there. Amy was very nice to me this year and we have tons of gifts waiting for Christmas Day. We are already booking weddings and portraits for 2010, please contact us to setup a time to discuss your wedding or portrait time. Thanks again.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Two Too Cute

Two too cute. That is what we think about these four year old twin boys. We expected to have our hands full with these cowboys and instead had one of the most easy going, fun photo shoots ever. These gentlemen were absolutely a blast to work with and there is just not a bad picture of them! Can you tell them apart?

Story Time

Last weekend, we had the opportunity to take some pictures of the Kimbrell family. These precious babies were troopers (and the adults were too!) for their 'in house" photo shoot. We had a blast capturing some precious images of this brother and sister duo. Our favorite image of the day is definitely big sister reading the story of Christmas to baby brother. Enjoy!

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Thankful for Four Generations

In a kindergarten classroom, when students were asked what they were most thankful for, an overwhelming number named a long, careful list of family members. The same would probably be said by the loved ones in this precious image. On Thanksgiving day, in a matter of minutes, the McElroy family living room turned into a studio to capture a few family photos. In this shot, there are four generations represented. You see Nell and her son Mike, as well as Mike's daughter, Heather and her son, Graham. These lovely individuals also happen to be Amy's Grandmother, Dad, sister, and nephew. We are so thankful for our families!

A Fireman and A Teacher

A Sunday afternoon in downtown Opelika was the setting for this great shot of this stunning couple. We had the privilege to do a shoot with our friends Anthony and Valerie for their Christmas card. Our time with them reminded us yet again of why we love taking pictures, especially of the people we love. There is just something about capturing all the best emotions of this life on the faces of two people that love each other so dearly. Thanks to Anthony and Valerie for entertaining our ideas and being so delightful to work with!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Happy Turkey Day

All the family gathered together for our annual Christmas tree cutting at the Christmas Tree Plantation in Union Springs, AL, just outside of Huntsville. We always take the family Christmas card picture at the farm, as we call it. I think others were trying to figure out why I was lugging my strobes and all my stands out into the Christmas trees. This is the whole family, including a girlfriend that has been hanging around for a while. It was great to have everyone together again. I hope that all of you had a wonderful Thanksgiving. As for me and my house, we feel very blessed and thankful for our families and all of the people that we get to be with each and every day. Hope to see you soon for some pictures.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Baby Hilton

This rainy November Saturday was full of bright spots for us! We had the best time taking pictures of three week old baby Hilton and his family. Amy works with Hilton's mommy and she has been looking forward to photographing this little boy for about 9 months! We were honored to be the photographers for his first official photo shoot! We were able to set up in a couple of places in their home and capture some precious photos of this sweet baby boy. Hilton in the basket of leaves is now in our all time top five favorites!

Samford and Us

We had the chance of going to Samford Lawn on the campus of Auburn University and take some neat shots. They were more play shots than they were anything. Brandon just wanted to play around with his new strobe flashes and Cybersyncs. We have some light coming in from the back to create a nice halo around our feet and we threw a little bit of flash on the front, just enough to tell that we were there. There were lots more pictures that we took, but this was one of our favorites.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Graham Bear

Last weekend, we took a little trip to Atlanta to visit Amy's sister and our nephew. As always, he had several new tricks to thrill us with. We realize we are partial, but we are pretty sure he is the most precious child on the face of the earth. We are so blessed to be this little bear's "auntie" and "uncee".

Layne Family

Today we had the pleasure of visiting and photographing one of our favorite families. We took some pictures of them once before. They are truly one of the prettiest families we have seen. I think you'll agree. Their youngest child has grown so much since the last time we were around and it was so nice to visit with all of the kids. Sadly, I hurt my back so Amy had to take these pictures mostly on her own. I think she did a fabulous job. Great pictures of a great family.