beth + stephen

after my first session in lexington, i met up with beth and stephen. they will also be married in downtown lexington in late spring. we ventured around the city and wound up at university of kentucky's campus. we found this great dirt hill with weeds growing all over it. it was absolute perfection as the sun was setting. here is my favorite from that! thanks for such a great time!

also, TODAY is the last day to place orders that will arrive by christmas. anything placed after today will incur a rush fee. so get those in! :)


rebecca + willie

on tuesday, i drove to lexington for a couple of engagement sessions. i met rebecca and willie upon my arrival. we ventured around downtown and found some great spots. we have been trying to plan this session for sometime and it was great to finally meet them! here is one of my favorites. i will see you on sunday!

sarah and michael's wedding

this past saturday was the wedding of sarah and michael. you may recognize them from the engagement session we did in october. it was a cold, rainy day but everyone remained in good spirits and we were still able to shoot outside. they were married at the owen chapel church of christ in brentwood with the reception following at the governor's club mansion. also, the deliciously good cake was done by ice this. thank you sarah and michael for letting be a part of your day! have a great time in the bahamas and we'll see you when you get back!



just a note to say that i'll be out of the office today. i'll be traveling to lexington, ky for a couple of sessions. i'll return emails on wednesday! for now, enjoy a few pieces of benny :)


addison - 5 months old

here are a few favorites from my time with little addison. her mom and i had such a good time and addison is such a sweet girl. enjoy these!

back from thanksgiving

i am back in the office from taking off on thursday and friday. we had a great couple of days! this time of year is my absolute favorite. i loved that when we were out early morning shopping on friday that i could smell christmas. (you know, it has that particular winter smell that you can only get a whiff of in cold temperatures?) because i haven't taken a day off since june, i pretty much didn't know what to do with myself! so, our tree went up and all of the decorations came out! it's so cozy. we also managed to finish 90% of our christmas shopping and they are all wrapped under our tree. i also snuck in a few christmas movie favorites. if you grew up in the 90's, then you know that home alone and home alone 2 are fantastic classics. :) i love just about everything that involves christmas, so thursday and friday were terrific days for me!

this was also our first year to not be with family. it made the both of us realize how much we miss our friends and families from home and that we cannot wait for christmas to get here so we can be with them!! i hope that all of you had a peaceful thanksgiving and that your hearts were full. thank you for being a part of my life and love of photography. your support means everything.

and here's a glimpse of what benny had for thanksgiving :)


woodrow the saint bernard

meet woodrow wilson. he is a seven-month old st. bernard puppy. i met up with him and his parents on friday at a local college campus. i had never photographed his breed before, but have always had an interest in st. bernard's since i watched the movie Beethoven as a kid. he was full of slobbers and completely adorable. he loves his mom much and isn't a fan of wearing christmas paraphernalia. enjoy his cute little face!

this was woodrow after doing some digging


the crafton's

meet kate crafton and her family. i met them in murfreesboro at a local park this week. i know kate because she is a photographer as well... and a great one at that! such a good eye! she is one of those people you love being around because of her energetic personality and i was so excited to finally meet her family. such great kiddos and an adorable english spaniel named darby. we ended the session by letting benny and darby play together. it was quite entertaining! it was a bit too dark for me to get any blog-worthy photos of them, but enjoy these of her family!


fails boys

this summer i met these twin brothers and i got to see them again on sunday. they greeted my by letting me know that they were still 4... they wanted to make sure i knew that their birthday hadn't happened since the last time we had seen each other :) we had a fun time together at the house and at a nearby creek. we even snuck their mom and dad in for a few.


lindsey family

on saturday afternoon i met up with the lindsey family. it was such a great time of day with the sun shining through the beautiful golden trees! they have 3 boys, 1 baby girl and 2 sweet puppies. it's a full house! but i had a lot of fun! the boys took me outside and showed me their zip line. (which is now something i think every child should have in their yard!) we played for a while and then i spent some time with their mom and baby sister. thanks for having me out. i hope you enjoy these!

showin' some brotherly love :)



this weekend was packed but so good! i got to meet so many sweet families and great kids. a favorite part of my job is meeting new people all of the time and entering into the world of childhood so often. on saturday i met up with sophie and her parents and we couldn't have had a more pleasant day! this beautiful girl is one loved child... her parents are so good with her and she has a mimi who is crazy about her. enjoy the sneak peek!

oystergirl unique handknits

a friend of mine has started a new business called oystergirl unique handknits. benny benefited from this because he received one of her first custom dog sweaters! it's knitted in his favorite colors and will be sure to keep him nice and cozy this winter :) here he is modeling it...

a nice creamy black and white

be sure to check out her etsy store by clicking here to find more cozy winter items.


shoot with beckstead

last week, david beckstead flew into nashville to lead in his amazing workshop shoot with beckstead. it was such a great couple of days! we had a full day of shooting and then a day of critique. i so enjoyed being around other photographers and getting to know the local ones better. it was almost like having co-workers again, and i miss it now that it's over. sean and melanie mclellan did a wonderful job of hosting it and i loved getting to know mary claire crow, kate crafton and cliff batson better. everyone turned out such great work. it was inspiring to be surrounded by such talent. here are a few (err... ton) of my favorites :) grab a cup of hot cocoa and enjoy!