Friday, October 31, 2008


I'm shooting I don't have time to write much...which lately is the song of my life but I wanted to drop a line and say HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

ps. This photograph is from Baker's last weekend. Not very spooky or anything...but oh well. Enjoy.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

This week I feel like I have been reminded over and over again about people. About loving people and loving them through and in spite of their sin and flaws. About how much we are suppose to love. No matter the situation, no matter the day or its trials. No matter our struggles and our worries. Our lives are a time to love. And not just loving those we like, they are easy to love (well most of the time) but loving the ones we don't so much like. Loving them is the struggle but its also the opportunity to share a part of yourself, a part that comes from God. The part that is God, inside you, your heart.
My heart in tender today, and has been this week and weekend so forgive my mumbling. People are our ministry they are our lives, remember to love them. Remember to show them that you love them. If its letting them over in traffic on your way home, or holding the door, helping someone with their arms full, remembering to speak with a kind voice and un-hasty words.
I think I am reminded to take the chance to be the person I wish someone would be to me. "Treating your neighbor as you wish to be treated" we have strayed so far from this simple proverb. But how far will we continue to stray. Take the time to be that person for someone else, even when you don't feel treated that way, because thats when it matters the most. You may be the only person to show Jesus to someone, don't miss the opportunity.

This is a sweet photograph I took this weekend at Baker's Farm of Cory and his nephew. It just reminded me of how much I love Cory and I hope he, among the others in life know how much I love them and cherish every moment I get with them.

Monday, October 27, 2008

New Project

A week since my last post?? wow. Sorry, to you millions of people out there just craving my next words!! (clearly sarcasm)
This weekend was crazy, like all others I suppose. My mother and always talk about one day in the far off future when we will be able to just stay at home and rest on the weekends...but that just makes us laugh. Ha who gets to rest on the weekends. If you're one of the luckiest people in the world, and my advice would be not to tell anyone because they might just try and make plans with you! and thats how it all starts.
Anyways enough with the chatter, Baker Farms Festival was this weekend and it went very well. I think my sister had lots of success as did I. I'll post some photographs soon for your viewing and commenting pleasure!!

But the real reason for this post is a project. One that I actually finished several weeks ago but just this weekend improved! Its a jewelry holder, or whatever else you might want to use it for...but for me its this. Its an old window frame that got from Tammy Lynn!! (Thanks by the way Tammy) and I just went to Lowe's a bought decorative metal grating and attached it to the back or the frame. and then added stainless steal S hooks and here you have it. Pretty modern meets garage sale don't you think??
Well I loved it. and Cory thought it was a great idea too...which means I get to have it in our house! It will hang in our bathroom I think.
Well happy posting and enjoy the close ups of my project.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008


I have been reading a blog that my sister lead me to when I first started blogging. Its called cjane and her blog today was so wonderful and encouraging. So much so that I wanted to repost something that she said toward the very end..."when we think we're waiting, we're really progressing".

This is so, so evident in my life, especially when I begin to look back over the last several years of it. We get into this mind set of the here and now, and we forget to look back and ahead. And I think so many times people continue to say don't look back and dont think about the past. But we should. Not to regret what we see there, or to mourn the situation and once again bring that pain back, but simply to learn from it. Even if that means learning from the mistakes or the victories. Why make the same the mistakes twice, or for that matter why not learn from someone else's...and avoid that same pain or disappointment yourself. So many times we trick ourselves into thinking we are doing nothing more than waiting around, that we forget to live and enjoy the very moment that we are in. And then we miss the next, and the next, and the next. So then we look back at the end and realize we never really lived at all. What a sad day that would be. I remind myself often that I can do things better today than I did the day before. This sweet blog today really reminded me of that.

We are not just waiting, we are progressing. Each day is a progression from the day before. Look for the good things and strive to do them again and better tomorrow. And then turn around and look how far you have come!

Monday, October 20, 2008

Weekend updating...

Ok, well clearly I am not a good weekend blogger but they are just so cram-packed with things to do and get done that honestly blogging isnt even much on my mind...shh. I know blogger sin. But its the truth.

This weekend Cory and I help my parents finish up staining the outside of their house. Which I'm sure you are all thinking "ahh" but since they are pretty much staining it because we want to get married there we sort of are enslaved to help!! =) But we did offer nevertheless and I think we are very close to being completely finished with the staining part.

And even though I wasnt thinking much about what to blog about I did manage to snap a few shots of the work in progress but of course Cory quickly told me to get back work so these two are all I have to offer for today.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

6 going on 7

Engaged for six months now!! Wow how the time has flown by. But I have a feeling that the next 7 months up to the wedding are going to go by much slower. Lets hope not.
I'm ready.
Anyways, sorry for the sappy-ness again. But its our anniversary...! ok well not really. but you can make an anniversary out of anything. So hears to 6 months of engagement, and almost 11 months of being blissfully, happily... together!
Enjoy your Thursday, I know I'm enjoying mine. I wonder if they make
engagement anniversary cards??
Just kidding.
Looks like a trip to Taco Bell for dinner and a nap before the Office comes on!
ahh, sounds romantic!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

the cotton fields

OK, well now that I'm over that screaming fit from my earlier post I wanted to give you a little peak into my most recent personal photography shoot. These are the Garrett grandchildren. Their grandparents live at the edge of a cotton field and close to the railroad tracks in Harpersville. We had a fabulous earlier morning session several Saturdays ago and these are a few of my favorite shots!
Enjoy and let me know what you think!

Long time...

Hello there. I know its been forever. Let me just say that Savannah is lovely, but the back of my eyelids are like much more at this point in the week. Yes I know you are thinking umm, ok K its just Tuesday. But this is my ninth day in a row to be working. And this week will not be ending until Friday as usual.
But enough with the sob story, lets get back to Savannah. Its such a fun town. Not what I was expecting but a lovely surprise. I wish I would have had more time to just explore, and not be working but maybe next time right!?! It was definitely a "Celebration" (hint to my reason for being there).
Never the less I'm glad to be home. And was greeted with much love from my parents and my sweet Cory. It was a night of recollecting my adventures throughout the weekend, as well as its complaints of course and over a hot bowl of homemade chili and our Sunday night shows happening in the background. It was a sweet relief from my 7 hour drive back from Georgia.
So here I am back from another "shooting" journey with many more in my future (I hope). Without much advice or insight to give I'm afraid except for maybe to breathe. Take deep breathes. There will, more than likely throughout your life, as through mine, where you have to remind yourself to breathe. And not necessarily because you are wowed with the situation you're in, but because you are afraid to open your mouth because of what might be lying there, waiting to scream itself out if it sees an opening. Frustrations come. and they go. Everyday. And believe me they never stop coming. So be ready. Take deep breathes. Cry if you need to (probably better to be alone for that though!! People like to ask questions.). Remember that this life is preparation for the next. The one where we live for eternity with the one who saved us. The one who experienced the ultimate "frustration" (understatement of the year award goes to...).
Life keeps moving, even in the mist of those frustrations and you must too. (Clearly I'm saying all this to myself) Breathe in, and then out. Repeat the before steps!!
Over and Over.

ps. This image has absolutely nothing to do with the above post. It's just a little piece of home, which I have desperately needed this week.

Thursday, October 9, 2008


Ok this is just a quick post to say goodbye for a few days! I am heading to Savannah, Ga for a weekend of work. (the day job takes president over blogging)...unfortunately!!
I will post all about it when I am back!
Have a fabulous weekend!

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Something I love.

These are several images I did last week for a sweet friend who is having a baby in November. These are her husband's baby shoes.
I love these sweet pictures, they are so intimate.

Friday, October 3, 2008

Cake Topper...check!

Look what came in the mail!! My wedding cake topper. Here is a little preview of the wedding cake of the year! You will love it...but you'll have to wait and see it in April! Just wanted to post a quick snapshot of it to tickle your curiosity! Cruel I know.
Making you all wait like that. It will be worth it, trust me.

Thursday, October 2, 2008


This morning was fabulous. This weather is what I long for all year long. Jackets, scarfs, boots!
I love it.

And for the next only gets better. The leafs change and make the world perfection for photograph purposes.
And on top of the weather, what better to do tonight than to work on the house, eat something divine for dinner, and watch the Office and Grey's!
ahh, what a day.

I hope you enjoyed yours, Happy Thursday.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008


I ordered wedding invitations!

ahh, I'm so relieved to have that finished and done and over with.
Don't get me wrong I am enjoying every minute and every thing I am doing for our wedding but some things are just stressful. Like the invitations for example. I went to find them on the site and they weren't there. So I called and emailed, freaking out.
I had already decided in my head and heart that those were the ones I could I possible be asked to start looking all over again?

But much to my surprise they are still printing them. Until October 16th that is. So we ended up having to order them much earlier than we would have. But money spent or not, I am glad to have them ordered. And I just got an email saying they will be shipped tomorrow! Which means they should be here in a week!!

Pumped, to say the least!
They are great. Totally me. Totally garden wedding-isk.
Expected nothing less, right?

I'll let you know when they arrive!