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Shaking The Dust Off

Last May, Emma G and I did a fun little photoshoot. I used to take tons of photos, but in recent years, I haven’t picked up my camera much. Looking back at these reminded me how much I love it. Here’s to trying a new hobby or shaking the dust off of one you’ve put aside over the years!

photography

that time i shot a wedding

Back in October, I shot a wedding on what had to be the hottest day in the Lowveld in all of 2016. Seriously, it was sweltering, but man, it felt good to have a camera back in my hands. I warned the happy couple on several occasions that I had never shot a wedding in my entire life. I didn’t want to get their hopes up. It’s a big deal to capture the MOST IMPORTANT DAY OF YOUR MARRIAGE! Despite the heat and glaring sun, I was quite happy with what I captured.

flower girls

the ceremony

they're married!

sipping a cool drink

favorite pic

twirl

she's beautiful

happy couple

This was a beautiful mix of two cultures being united (American and South African, Zulu, to be exact), so the ceremony was a traditional American white wedding. Then, the whole wedding party changed to Zulu outfits and made a grand entrance to kick off the reception. Jeremy was a groomsman, and his Zulu dancing was spot on. 🙂

zulu dancing

bride and groom

dancing away

first dance

We wouldn’t have a proper Zulu wedding party group photo if there wasn’t at least one serious photo with no smiles.

serious zulu shot

furry feet

honeymoon time

bye bye

So, there you have it…that time I shot a wedding on the hottest day of the year…
in the studio Kids photography

in the studio :: 10 year old photos

Welcome to In The Studio, a place to show off your studio and meet some great artists! Since we just celebrated a birthday around here, that meant some fresh ten year old photos were in order! This girl cracks me up. It’s always a struggle for me and her to agree on wardrobe and hair. It usually involves compromise on both sides and a willingness for each to do some photos as they please. Thank goodness we had fun during the shoot, so we didn’t both come home in tears!
giggle

my girl

It’s Spring here in S. Africa which means the jacarandas are in full bloom. There’s nothing like that beautiful purple that lines the streets of our town. It’s a treat that we only get in October, so I try to enjoy it as much as I can.

she's beautiful

animated

Last year I said I was going to do her photos in the midst of the jacarandas, but I waited too long. This year I vowed to make it happen, so we didn’t miss the opportunity. A Sunday afternoon was the perfect time since not many people are out.

smile

looking

laughing

I can’t believe my baby has entered double digits. She’s growing up way too fast and not listening to her mama when I ask her to please slow down. Sigh.

Now it’s your turn! Remember your “studio” can be anywhere. Let’s celebrate each other’s creativity by linking up and visiting as many as the other studios as you can. Check out the about post for more info and don’t forget to grab the In The Studio button!

Family photography

family portraits can be fun?

Make Family Portraits Fun

Fall is an excellent time to take family portraits. I know some people dread it, but honestly, it doesn’t have to be stressful. I’m over at Tommy Nelson sharing sharing tips I’ve learned both in front of and behind the camera, so the event doesn’t end in tears but in a memorable shot to be treasured for years to come!

in the studio photography

in the studio :: home try on photography

Welcome to In The Studio, a place to show off your studio and meet some great artists! I can’t believe we only have a week and a half left in the great state of Texas. The chiggers have just about eaten me alive, so I wonder if there will be much of me left to go back. 🙂 We’re busy meeting up with as many people as we can and trying to clear out our storage unit. The schedule may be busy but that doesn’t mean we don’t have time to stop for a little photo shoot.

looking away

resting head

playing

I fell in love with Warby Parker‘s frames when I ordered my first pair almost three years ago. Since I’m contemplating ordering another pair to make me look even more fabulous, I ordered five frames from their free home try on program. It’s really great. You pick out five frames. They send them to you. You keep them for five days and then send them back. It’s all for free. Score!

lifting glasses

my boy

peering over

model material

shes beautiful

up close

You can’t have a box of five cool looking glasses without having a little fun with them, so the kids and I went to the park, and they modeled their little hearts out. I’m so glad they play along with me sometimes.

Now it’s your turn! Remember your “studio” can be anywhere. Let’s celebrate each other’s creativity by linking up and visiting as many as the other studios as you can. Check out the about post for more info and don’t forget to grab the In The Studio button!