Friday, October 30, 2009

Week 15 Out-takes


Thursday, October 29, 2009

M. Kelley

Here is one last sweet image from Brandon, Michelle, and Madeline's family session at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens several weeks ago. This is the sweetest family, we always have such a good time at their sessions. And we always do just what Madeline wants to do!
This time it was playing in the roses. Thank you all so much I hope to be seeing you again soon!

I just love this one so much I had to post it.

Michelle if you read this...go find my mom tomorrow! She will have your disk! =)

Because I am usually the one behind the camera I never really get photos of myself...
which I am most of the time perfectly ok with.
(One of the girls at work, also a photographer) Kimberly and I were a little bored from having canceled shooting days and a little curious yesterday. So we set out to determine which flash diffuser we like the best! Mine or hers. The jury is still out on that but here is one photo that she got of me that I actually sort of like.

Thought you might like to see me out from BEHIND K's LENS! Just this once.

Thanks Kimberly. Go here to see some of Kimberly's work!

I am not sure where this originated from but my dad sent it to me today. It is a powerful message and reminder to us who believe in freedom and our nation.

Please read it and remember how we are here in the country of the free, and what the people before us lost to insure we would have that very freedom.

To President Obama:

Today I read of your administrations' plan to re-define September 11
as a National Service Day. Sir, it's time we had a talk.........

During your campaign, Americans watched as you made mockery of our
tradition of standing and crossing your heart when the Pledge of
Allegiance was spoken. You, out of four people on the stage, were the
only one not honoring our tradition.

YES, "We noticed."

During one of your many speeches, Americans heard you say that you
intended to visit all 57 states. We all know that Islam, not America , has
57 states.

YES, "We noticed."

When President Bush leaned over at Ground Zero and gently placed a
flower on the memorial, while you nonchalantly tossed your flower onto
the pile without leaning over.

YES, "We noticed."

Every time you apologized to other countries for America 's position on
an issue we have wondered why you don't share our pride in this great
country. When you have heard foreign leaders berate our country and
our beliefs, you have not defended us. In fact, you insulted the
British Crown beyond belief.

YES, "We noticed."

When your pastor of 20 years, "God-damned America " and said that
9/11 was America 's chickens coming home to roost" and you denied
having heard recriminations of that nature, we wondered how that could
be. You later disassociated yourself from that church and Pastor
Wright because it was politically expedient to do so.

YES, "We noticed."

When you announced that you would transform America , we wondered why.
With all her faults, America is the greatest country on earth. Sir,
KEEP THIS IN MIND, "if not for America and the people who built her,
you wouldn't be sitting in the White House now." Prior to your
election to the highest office in this country, you were a senator from
Illinois and from what we can glean from the records available, not a very
remarkable one.

YES, "We noticed."

All through your campaign and even now, you have surrounded yourself
with individuals who are basically unqualified for the positions for
which you appointed them. Worse than that, the majority of them are
people who, like you, bear no special allegiance, respect, or affection
for this country and her traditions.

YES, "We noticed."

You are 9 months into your term and every morning millions of Americans
wake up to a new horror heaped on us by you. You seek to saddle
working Americans with a health care/insurance reform package that,
along with cap and trade, will bankrupt this nation.

YES, "We noticed."

We seek, by protesting, to let our representatives know that we are not
in favor of these crippling expenditures and we are labeled
"un-American","racist". We wonder how we are supposed to let you know
how frustrated we are. You have attempted to make our protests seem
isolated and insignificant. Until your appointment, Americans had the
right to speak out.

YES, "We noticed."

On September 11, 2001, there were no Republicans or Democrats, only
Americans. And we all grieved together and helped each other in
whatever way we could. The attack on 9/11 was carried out because we
are Americans.

And YES, "We noticed."

There were many of us who prayed that as a black president you could
help unite this nation. In six months you have done more to destroy
this nation than the attack on 9/11. You have failed us.

YES, "We noticed.."

September 11 is a day of remembrance for all Americans. You propose
to make 9/11 a "National Service Day". While we know that you don't
share our reverence for 9/11, we pray that history will report your
proposal as what it is...a disgrace.

YES, "We noticed."

You have made a mockery of our Constitution and the office that you
hold. You have embarrassed and slighted us in foreign visits and

YES, "We noticed.."

We have noticed all these things. We will deal with you. When
Americans come together again, it will be to remove you from office.

Take notice.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Best Friends together. Even at the pumpkin patch!

Stay tuned in for more from my two days at Baker Farms in Harpersville Alabama.

More from Lindsay and Nick's Wedding

Enjoy them!
I know I am loving working on them.

Thanks again Lindsay and Nick for letting me be a part of your day!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Week 14 Out-takes

Enjoy! Remember to go here for the really idea!

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Today was the first day a two day shooting spree. Photo shooting spree that is at Baker Farms Pumpkin Patch. I had a great day with four families and their little ones. I can't wait to show you all the great images I made today.
If you missed out on this years pumpkin patch special be watching for more specials soon. Who knows I might be posting soon about a Christmas special so keep coming back.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Week 13 Out-takes

Here are the new out-takes of baby Fields progression series that my sister and I are doing during her pregnancy!!
To see more images and actual idea of the series go here to her blog and read the updates!

Lindsay and Nick

I shot Lindsay and Nicks wedding a few weekends ago. They are a precious, sweet couple that Cory and I have gone to church with for years and years.

I have not finished the images yet but these were a few my favorites so far.

Michelle and Madeline

This is a sweet friend who you probably have seen other sessions of Michelle's daughter Madeline on the blog before. Madeline is super fast and pleasantly energetic!
We met one afternoon last week at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens after work. Madeline worked me to death and we did exactly what she wanted to do.

These are the first few images I got while we were waiting on Madeline's daddy to arrive!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Don't Forget...

Just a reminder:
Don't forget to get your time scheduled for Saturday the 18th of October for my seasonal Fall Special. The price is special, the place is special, and of course the photographs will be special!!

Hurry, Sunday is already totally booked!

(Emma Garrett 2008)

Ps. You don't have to have kids to have a fun fall photoshoot, Call me!

Monday, October 5, 2009

Baby Belly Out-takes

My sister might not like these too much, but I thought they were too funny not to post.

Kristin (my sister) is 12 weeks pregnant and we are starting a series of photographs to mark the baby belly progression. Go here to her blog to see the actual photos and sweet post in all its glory!
And come back here to every week, to see all the juicy out-takes...until Baby Fields arrives!