“I Do”…..at 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…..it 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.

A little more time with BAA…..

I saw these guys back in June out at Kiawah…..Mama was nice enough to invite me to Sumter for a day of shooting with some friends.  I dropped by their house first to say hello.  Everyone was getting ready for the SECOND birthday party – in one weekend – in their household.  Mama is a superstar.  Number 1 and 3 have birthdays just a few days apart – so instead of making two weekends out of it……she blew it out in one weekend and got it all over with….Perfect.  Enjoyed getting to see you guys again and thanks so much for your efforts rallying some troops!

Please notice all the goodies on the table…..all the little Scooby Doo people and Doggie….and she had herself a little time trying to carry them all at once.

Who doesn’t dig a tattoo….on the belly?!

How cute is this?  Mama had pictures from her Summer shoot…..made into an invitation for her 2nd Birthday party!!


October 12, 2011 - 3:12 pm

R.L. - These photos are PRECIOUS!!! Thank you, Travis!


Meet Mr. and Mrs. L-A-I-D back.  I say that because I arrive on the scene….it’s calm, cool, clean, quiet.  What?  For real?  I was expecting a little chaos….just a little.  Maybe some exasperation or a sigh or something.  Why?….You’ll see…..check it out.

Are you getting the picture?  Meet “K”….the girly one of the bunch.  Super sweet….and into checking out what’s inside the grill.

…And this is “E”….the Observer.  He, as a friend once said of my daughter, has a third eye.  He is quietly checking-it-all-out.

…and last, but not least, is Mr. “T”…..totally coordinated and a risk-taker.

That’s right…..there are THREE 1- year olds.

“Oh man…did you eat that toffee?”  “Yeh, I got some stuck in my tooth….you?”

No sweat….one of the three drops the bag of gold fish….and this is where they landed ….and neither parent broke their sentence or batted an eye.  This kind of stuff just doesn’t phase them.  It’s alllll good.  We should all take a lesson from these two cute people.  Don’t sweat the small stuff…and life seems to be pretty good.

It doesn’t take much, people…..a roll of duct tape can keep triplets pretty happy.

Here’s your sneak peek sweet Sarah and Wes….great to meet you guys.  You are my new cool-breeze heros.

October 13, 2011 - 12:10 pm

C.B. - These guys are too cute.

Witches and Cowboys? For Real? Too Stinkin’ Cute!

I’ve known these cute people for a while……little Miss “E” and my youngest went to preschool together.  Every time I saw little man “T”, he was wearing something along the line of some John Deer rain boots….or some cowboy boots….or something that screamed “BOY!”

Well he’s all into Halloween and she’s getting bigger by the minute.  I was super impressed with how well they played together – very supportive of one another.  Miss “E” did pull out the obligatory big sister  “”T”, ooonnnneee, twwwooooo, if you do this you’ll get a cupcake!” and then giggle and skip off.  She was trying to be maternal….it just had an attention span of an 8-year old.

Now….let’s just check some of these out and discuss.  I mean….REALLY!?

Quite personally…..I’m digging the bright, red, bent ear!


….Best. Mannered. Children. Ever.

Now I do love this super sweet family.  I went to college with Mama….and she is as pleasant and patient as they come.  She home-schools this sweet bunch and they are delightful.  I, for one, wouldn’t get past orientation at home-school in my household.  I’m not quite sure how the discipline goes…..but I’d either be fired for losing my cool, or someone would be expelled.  And, they might all still be in the first grade….if that far.

Thank you, Tina and Joel, for bringing “J”, “J”, “J”, “A” and “J” out for a great morning at Hampton Park – I love seeing all them interact with one another.  The testosterone is a-flowin and with a little encouragement from me….it turns into wrestle mania.


I think we got this same shot….two years ago.  All brothers wrestling…..and sister all upset in tears.  Cracks me up.






October 12, 2011 - 8:39 pm

pbill - Talented. Talented. Talented.

October 12, 2011 - 9:17 pm

Picture Lady - Thanks pbill!

Crazy Daisies…..

There are so many things I love about this family – and only know them from our shoots together….but I feel like we know each other well.  First, Mama and Daddy couldn’t be any nicer.  They’re laid back, cool parents and totally pleasant.  Second, the girls know how to live LIFE.  They are always in a good mood….smiling, laughing and full of energy.  So now…..sweet little “J” has entered the world of “K” and “B”…..and Buddy, until you can hold your own….hold on.  You’re entry into this world ain’t holdin’ them back….o-n-e  bit.


If you follow me at all…..you know I’d rather have crazy than perfect.  Please…..just giggle at all that is going on in this….and to think, we’re so calm and sweet with our first ones…..Go with it baby “J”!  You have no choice…..

Not to worry – we didn’t leave him like that……but the look in her eye is..priceless.


August 4, 2012 - 2:27 pm

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“E” and “H” on a Beautiful Fall Morning!!

Remember these two?  I shot them last August and went straight to my desk thinking “did I just shoot a Baby Gap commercial?”  They couldn’t have been any sweeter and up for playing with me.  Come to find out, “E” actually had strep throat!  Monday, everyone was ready to go with both Mama and Daddy!!  Here’s a sneak peek of your beautiful Fall morning with the sweet munchkins – loved seeing you guys again.


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