Palm Beach Fun….with “L” and “S”

I’m back down in Palm Beach this week and first on my list were these cutie patooties.  “L” and I had so much fun while he was telling me about Spider Man and showing me his playhouse.  “S” knew exactly what today was about….aside from always giving me the big, blue eyes when necessary, he really enjoyed checking out the grass and relaxing on the sofa.  We had big plans to head down to the beach….but we wore ourselves out and called it a day.  Thanks for having me over to play….here’s your Sneak Peek.


Sweet brotherly love….

Great time of year……

I’ve been super-busy lately with some projects that don’t necessarily get a blog post daily…….but I’ve been shooting/editing St. Philips’ Preschool pictures…..Fortunately for me I usually get in there to see their Halloween costumes……love it.

I also have been shooting an assignment for ‘Country Weekly’…..and will update as I get updated….~woohoo~…..And I have been up to my favorite place of all time….MUSC Children’s Hospital….so just a reminder to all…..that things could be a lot worse….count your blessings and hug~kiss your munchkins.  All you have to do is take one step up there to say, “Life ain’t so bad after all.”

Spooky Time of Year….

I love me some Halloween……Happy Birthday to my big brother, Paul – Coolest. Birthday. Ever.

A little Sneak Peek into what’s hangin’ in my house.  Hope Halloween is Ghoulish, Spooky, Sweet and Fun for you.  We’ll be hanging in our neighborhood….with our traditional chili and cornbread with an open door to anyone hungry in the neighborhood.  My husband will be resisting the temptation of scaring the pooh out of the little ones in our hood.  Mmmm…..not yet….maybe next year. Whahhaahhahhaaahh.

A little bit from last night…….I was up in “hair and make-up” getting my daughter all made up into a creepy clown and an ole hag for myself (sadly, I just took an eyeliner and went over the already-existing lines in my face!)……but I missed the good light to get around and take pictures of all the cute neighbors…..

“Where were you on the night of……!”  (Poor little “T”)

Mmmm….perfect costume for this one….

This is what you get when you mix a 14-year old…..and some dry ice….and a black light….awesome.

October 31, 2011 - 11:00 am

Elizabeth Parker - Trav-House looks spoooookkkkyyy!!! Halloween really brings back the old memories of our childhood and your MOM dressing up as her famous witch! (i really miss that)Hope ya’ll have a Super Halloween take lots of scary pics tonight!!! love you

Weekend Getaway….

This is where we were this weekend…….Kicking it old school with our church up in the North Carolina mountains at Kanuga.  No cell service….no t.v… internet.  Good…old fashioned…family fun.

We had a cabin with two other families…..and we went apple-picking, hiking, threw the football, played music, did a high-ropes course and laughed, laughed, laughed.  Great time for the whole family.  My favorite part?  Meal time…..because I didn’t have NOTHIN’ to do with it…before, during OR after.

Fall Morning at Alhambra….

I played with these cats Fall Break last year.  This year, everyone had just been on a little vacation and was ready to roll.  “T” is getting big and is not too interested in sitting c-l-o-s-e to his icky sister “K”……but, he needs to realize what an asset his younger sister will be when it comes to dating time.  (That’s how I met my husband….I was good friends with his younger sister!)  “B” is on fire and ready to go – go – go.  Love it.  Life is good for these people and they are happy.  Thanks for calling me out to play again this year….good to see you!


Wow…Beautiful Bridal Session…..

I am excited that I finally get to publish this post.  I put it up quickly back in September soon after our session…..

but took it down until she was married.

~~I love what I do.  Seriously.  I hope that for each session it proves to be stress-free and not too terribly painful.  I know how it can be – believe me.  I shot my 8-year old for a portrait last week and by the end of it, I knew why people call me.

The term “portrait” has always made me cringe a little.  I think it makes me see a carpet-covered block with some elbows and a diagonally scribbled signature in the bottom right-hand corner….you know what I mean.  This morning’s bridal portrait was anything but cheesy.  Okay, maybe mom’s smile (like how you make the mouth movements when you’re feeding a baby….)  

The weather was beautiful, the cloud-cover was perfect…..and the bride was BREATHTAKING.  From her hair, to her dress to her big brown eyes. ~~

I hope your wedding was all that you wanted it to be this weekend…..I’m sure everything was fantastic.

October 18, 2011 - 4:05 pm

Jill Stevenson - It WAS a beautiful wedding. The weather was perfect and the bride was lovely (just like her mom, grandmother and aunts).

October 18, 2011 - 5:36 pm

Anonymous - Beautiful pictures.

“I Do”… home!

It’s been a long time since I’ve lived in Athens, Georgia.  I moved away to go to college in 1988 and never went back home.  I drove over to Athens on Friday afternoon……and as soon as I pulled into town…it hit me.  I felt like I was home – because of the way “it” all felt.  I loved the way the air smelled and I took it all in….I was alone and I let myself go down memory lane.  Big time.

Elizabeth and Bradshaw were ready to marry on Saturday……and they couldn’t have been any calmer.  In fact, I saw more stress from the meter maid than anyone involved in this wedding.  It was GREAT.  The families, your mother’s dress, the weather, attitudes, ceremony, wedding party, guests, reception… was all FABULOUS.

Thank you for having me home……to share in your BIG day.  It was special and you guys made it…perfect.  Enjoy your honeymoon!


October 18, 2011 - 9:32 am

Page gunn Pate - Travis, how I loved seeing you this weekend!!! too long, what a beautiful wedding and the photo gallery is fabulous, shows what a beautiful day it was! Your mama would be so proud of You!!!

October 18, 2011 - 9:43 am

Anonymous - What a beautiful Bride :o) Flowers were beautiful!!

October 18, 2011 - 1:54 pm

Anonymous - These pictures are incredible! Such a wonderful wedding!

October 18, 2011 - 5:36 pm

Anonymous - I love looking at this slideshow.

9-Month Pumpkin Party

Here’s my sweet little fella “C” who I get to see every three months.  He is totally into this holiday season…..he loves him some pumpkins!!  He looks like a sweet little Charlie Brown in his striped shirt and pumpkin patch.  Can’t wait to see you in three….munchkin.

October 17, 2011 - 4:56 pm

K Turman - Your pictures are beautiful! They always tell a story. The web site looks fabulous as well. Cant wait to see what you do next!

October 18, 2011 - 5:37 pm

Anonymous - He’s getting so big.

Twizzler TWINS….

What are the chances that I have 3 shoots in two days – all with multiples?  Crazy.  These fun people met me out at “Swamp Lake” (as it’s now called after my last post…) for an afternoon shoot – but by that time, every teenager in Sumter was at that park brushing their hair and putting on make-up.  We decided to move on to a less populated area seeing how there is six of them on their own.

Mama and Daddy could not be any nicer and the children were super-fun from the get-go.  There was no need for a little warm-up time with these guys. “M”, “W” and “S” were ready-to-go and “C” woke up from his nap in a great mood!  Thanks so much for an afternoon of duck-duck-goose, swinging and Twizzlers!  I enjoyed it!

 Girl NEVER removed her bling…..or forgot about it.

Haven’t we seen this similar set-up before (about 5 posts back)…..brothers all around….and sister upset in the background?  Too funny.




October 25, 2011 - 9:49 pm

Todd Warrick - Haven’t heard back, is the CD ready? P is slow to respond to email, but I’m an iPhone addict.

Swamp Swimmer….

As I mentioned in my earlier post…..I was in Sumter on Sunday.  Crazy thing is…..I don’t have multiples often.  But after Saturday’s shoot of the triplets in Charleston…..I was introduced to some TWINS, “K” and “L” on Sunday.  We had a great time swinging, chasing geese, and walking on the boardwalk.

They took me to a really cool spot….called Swan Lake.  It’s ultra swampy with beautiful cyprus trees throughout.  Well, let’s just say that “K” thought it was cool….but now he “will never, ever, never, ever, never, ever, never…” go there again.  That’s because THIS happened….look to the far right….that’s where the ground just “went away!”


…And this concludes the sneak peek to the photo shoot…..this 5-year old….will never, ever, never, ever, never, ever….forget.

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