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The Book House

I’ve always lived in a book house. I remember staying up to read late into the night.  I’d sneak over to the corner of my room and hunch over the night-light, desperate to uncover the next great adventure hiding between the pages. It was my release. We lived in the country, pretty far out from…

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April 21, 2013 - 10:39 pm

Tarra - Oh my goodness, how cute is he?!?

Great lighting, great composition, and cute subject.
This post is full of win.

April 21, 2013 - 11:44 pm

Candace - I agree! I love how books take you to a different world. Love these photos!

April 22, 2013 - 4:20 pm

Kyle Demeester - Love the detail. So amazing. You continue to amaze regardless of what you shoot!

April 22, 2013 - 8:43 pm

Ray null - Watching Jess grow I can attest to the truth of her words..but seeing her now share and express those thoughts through her son only gives me pride that I was able to experience this. best wishes and great success..I can see the passion and the skill in your work.


April 22, 2013 - 9:35 pm

jessica - Thanks dad! :) That really means a lot

April 22, 2013 - 10:22 pm

Savannah - Love the photos, you have a true gift.

April 24, 2013 - 3:51 am

Laura Kee - So awesome! I love to read as well, and I’m looking forward to one day introducing my daughter to Narnia! :)

April 25, 2013 - 3:16 pm

Candace - I love this collection of photos! You are very talented!

Savannah & Kyle: Mooresville, Al Engagement Session

I’ll admit it, I’m lucky. I get to work with amazing clients who will follow me anywhere for the prospect of beautiful photos. That’s exactly what Savannah and Kyle did. I suggested a new location, and took them on a small hike to make some gorgeous engagement photos. I am completely in love with this…

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April 21, 2013 - 7:06 pm

Tarra - I think I’m in love with this location! The lighting is so PERFECT. And the couple is STUNNING. <3 Great work, Jessica!

April 21, 2013 - 11:40 pm

Candace - These photos are breathtaking! Love, love, love!

April 22, 2013 - 4:18 pm

Kyle Demeester - What a couple :) lol we enjoyed this so much and we couldnt be happier with how they turned out. Mom has been showing them off like crazy back home and I think you may have some potential clients up there.

April 22, 2013 - 10:23 pm

Savannah - I AM IN LOVE WITH YOU for taking these photos, seriously thank you so much. These will be something I will treasure for the rest of my life!

April 24, 2013 - 3:56 am

Laura Kee - Oooo, girl, I am feeling you on that lighting through the trees! Heavenly!!

April 25, 2013 - 6:53 pm

Inez - These are gorgeous and the lighting is so ethereal! I love seeing all of these engagement shoots of everyone looking so happy and in love!

April 25, 2013 - 9:44 pm

jessica - Awww…Savannah THANK YOU!! I had soo much fun with you guys! You were really easy to work with and you went with me on whatever crazy idea/location I had! :)

Girls in white DRESSES…

There’s something magical about a wedding dress—and the transformative quality it holds. I love the way a bride’s face lights up when she puts it on for the first time. The tears well in her eyes and she blinks rapidly to hold them back, beaming into the mirror. Her day is here. Today’s post is…

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April 19, 2013 - 9:01 pm

Tarra - Beautiful! I love how unique each picture is – you always find a way to showcase each dress.

April 19, 2013 - 10:10 pm

Laura Kee - Very cool!

April 20, 2013 - 3:25 am

Candace - These are absolutely beautiful!

April 22, 2013 - 4:21 pm

Kyle Demeester - So amazing. Stunningly gorgeous! Great ideas and every picture is so unique.

April 22, 2013 - 10:24 pm

Savannah - Love all of these dresses, it is so neat how everyone has their own idea of the perfect dress. I love that.

Post-its and magic tricks…

There are days when your to-do list is frightening, an intimidating tower of post-its and notebook papers looming at the end of your desk. Today was that day. I’m a planner. Big time. And sometimes I get ahead of myself. Pre-writing blogs, editing, print orders, album design, client meetings, future-planning, phone calls, email responses…tuck that…

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April 18, 2013 - 8:30 pm

Tarra - Beautiful! I feel all warm and squishy just looking at it.

April 18, 2013 - 11:40 pm

Heather Dendy - “Le Sigh” This is absolutely gorgeous! I get so inspired when I look at your pictures. I can not wait for the workshop in May!

April 19, 2013 - 7:42 pm

Savannah - I love this one so much, and I am so pumped to see the rest!!!

April 19, 2013 - 10:15 pm

Laura Kee - Gorgeous! You know I am a sucker for beautiful lighting! ;)

April 20, 2013 - 3:28 am

Candace - Beautiful setting!

April 22, 2013 - 4:22 pm

Kyle Demeester - The biting of gnats were so worth this. Breathtaking. You da best! :)

These are a few of my favorite—RINGS

I thought I’d keep today’s post simple. Post what I love. As a photographer, one of my favorite things on the wedding day to photograph is the rings. I’m constantly pushing myself to do something different, beautiful, and creative with ring shots and I make a game out of scouting for interesting locations and backgrounds….

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April 18, 2013 - 1:56 pm

Kyle Demeester - Stunning. They all look gorgeous. Love the backgrounds in the photos – it really makes the ring stadnout. My favorite is the 10th row down. The ring sitting on the pretty green leaves. That thing is blinging!

April 18, 2013 - 3:19 pm

Tarra - You take such lovely and unique ring pictures! I love seeing all the different rings!

April 18, 2013 - 7:39 pm

Savannah - I love how unique each shot is! They are all gorgeous. I love the one on the leaf and cannot wait to see more pictures!!!

April 19, 2013 - 4:40 am

Candace - Wow! These are amazingly beautiful!

April 19, 2013 - 10:20 pm

Laura Kee - Oooo!! I like the one on the piano! Well, I like them all, but you know what I mean… :)