Another Birthday | Personal Post Greenville, SC

It seems like just yesterday we were watching our son say his first word, take his first step, and yell “Don’t let go!! Don’t let go!!!” when he was learning to ride a bike… I can’t believe that my baby just turned 9 years old!!!

I remember being heartbroken when I found out that I couldn’t have kids; excited and freaked out when I found out I was pregnant because it was not possible, and beyond overjoyed when I held him for the very first time. He has been the biggest blessing in my life, and I Thank God each and every day for giving me such an amazing, sweet and wonderful gift!! Don’t get me wrong he still frustrates me and doesn’t listen at times but I wouldn’t trade it for the world.   

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The other night while I was flipping thru our family pictures I realized how fast time goes by, and I really need to make more of an effort to be in each moment the good and the bad. Looking at the pictures I didn’t see or feel the things we were stressed about or our frustrations. All I felt was the joy and the warm feelings, how cute he was the silly things he was doing. So with tears in my eyes and a huge smile on my face; I want to let you all know we made it 9 whole years with God’s wisdom, grace and mercy! And I pray every day for more of it!!

One of my goals for this year is to get our family pictures printed. Make books and plaster pictures all over my house; one can never have enough.  So that even on a bad or stressful day, I can come home, see those pictures and a smile would come to my face.

Alyssa Duwe | Senior Photographer | Furman University | Greenville South Carolina

Graduating is a life changing adventure. Alyssa is a stunning young lady who is starting this new and exciting chapter in her life. Ralph Emerson said “Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead, where there is no path and leave a trail.” Have a blast making new memories and changing lives.  Congratulations sweet girl! I’m excited to share my favorite images from this senior shoot. Class of 2018!!!

Location: Furman University - Greenville, SC

Hair: Uptown Salon - Greenville, SC

The Morgans | Christmas 2017 | Greer, South Carolina

I had such a blast with the Morgans while shooting their Christmas session. With all the crazy work schedules we had to take pictures on Sunday morning, and this was the 1st day where it was freezing in SC! By the time we were done, my fingers were all pins and needles. But they were all troopers and didn't let the cold effect the shoot at all. What a special and Godly family the Morgans are, without words they were able to show the love of Christ. Here are a few of my favorites from their session. 

P.S - I'm definitely investing into some nice gloves for the freezing shoots that are coming my way! Any suggestions?

Portland City Grill Wedding | Portland, OR photographer | Dima & Olga

 

Portland is known for its gloomy and rainy weather especially in September, but boy were we lucky on Dima and Olgas wedding. It was nice and chilly in there morning with such a warm sun, it was as if we were back in South Carolina. The day started off with the wedding party climbing into a pretty sweet Lincoln Navigator and we were off to the Pittock Mansion; but not without stopping in to feed our caffeine addictions, thank you Starbucks. With the whole party being such a fun bunch that was up for anything we had no problem getting gorgeous, crazy, and fun shots. At one point a selfie stick made an appearance as well. After all that fun we were excited to get those 2 married. Ceremony and reception took place on the 30th floor of the Portland City Grill; everywhere we looked there were beautiful city views. There was lots of music, delicious food and fun games for hours. After all that goodness we ended our day with beautiful sunset pictures at the Mill Ends Park in Downtown Portland Oregon. Can’t wait to get back; grab coffee with the love birds and explore what Portland has to offer.