Sunday, July 19, 2009

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an adventure with nature... capturing knoxville in photography

so we finally had a weekend without a road trip planned... it was great to have a weekend in knoxville, tennessee and boy was it beautiful!!!!

i was so excited to have a whole weekend with my wonderful husband, shawn. we seriously have so much fun together. he really is my best friend and we do a lot of laughing at our house!!!

this weekend we invited our friends, jacob and holly, to go hiking with us. we went to the ijams nature center just outside of downtown knoxville. it was so nice to see how green and vibrant everything was there... the only other time i had visited was in the dead of winter and the place honestly looked kinda scary.

so i was like a kid with uncontainable excitement once we got started (obviously)...

i think jacob and holly are a great couple. you know how you can just tell by the way a couple interacts how great they are together? (i'd like to think people see that in me and shawn!) not only do they seem like a great couple together, but they are each individually great people and i really enjoyed spending time with them saturday.

jacob and shawn were in boy scouts together and go waaaaay back. we have already resolved to spend more time with them!!!

i tried to capture images along our hike. these are just a few of my favorites. :)

after it was all said and done we all went for ice cream... Mmmm... it was so worth it. :)

so folks, be sure to leave a comment. i love to hear from you guys and what you get out of my posts and even your likes/dislikes in the images.

* suzanne *
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Saturday, July 18, 2009

i found the mystery wall!!! - knoxville photography

so if you have talked to me in the last few weeks you know i've been searching all over creation for this amazing wall i keep seeing in photographs!!!!

shawn and i drove around for an hour trying to find the thing the other day. i knew i had a session scheduled with my beautiful personal trainer (Lindsay @ the The Rush... she rocks!!) and i knew how amazing she would look in front of this colorful wall!!!

so shawn and i drove all over old city and up and down gay street searching for what i called "the mystery wall"... finally we gave up and went home for the night. i called my friend alex, who had his engagement photos taken there and was able to get some idea of where it was.

so this morning we decide to give it another shot and arrive 30 minutes earlier than our session to try to find it again. we parked right in the area where alex had told us it was and of course we found it in no time!!!! i was soooooo excited.

after i got to thinking about it, i remembered an exact moment while shawn and i were driving around... twice we drove down this one particular street and i thought i saw something... barely... out of the corner of my eye... just a slither of color... noooo that can't be it...

yup. that was it. again, i'm reminded to trust my instincts and quit doubting myself!!!! :)

anyway, our session with lindsay and jeremy was a breeze! they are both so photogenic!!! anyway, i thought i would share one image with you just to give you a taste of the mystery wall and our beautiful subjects...

be sure to check back often for more images!!! :)

Friday, July 17, 2009

life is so sweet - knoxville newborn photography

so i finally had my first newborn session a few weeks ago and it was a dream!! afterward i decided he was probably the best subject i ever had... he slept almost the whole time and i was able to move him around as much as i wanted. i must admit, i felt like he was so delicate and i tried to be so careful with him! i look back at my images and see where i should have maneuvered him a bit more... but that's just me critiquing myself!

baby wade had the cutest lil' nose and the longest legs! such an adorable family all together. jack, the 2 year old big brother kept me entertained the entire time... literally the entire 2 hours i was in their home jack was singing the song "rocky top". it was probably one of the cutest things i have ever witnessed.

now i'm super excited about doing more newborn/baby sessions... i keep coming up with new ideas that i wanna try out!! so if you have a little one or will soon, we would be honored to capture images of your little miracle!!!

hope you enjoy some of my favorite images from the day...

* suzanne *
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Monday, July 6, 2009

where i grew up... rural north carolina photography

some of you may know i grew up on a farm... mainly a peach farm. my mom and dad have always been hard workers and now in dad's "retirement" from the corporate arena, he seems to be even busier and work even harder! but at least he gets to be his own boss now. :)

it has become my mission to get them up to speed with today's social media... they have a website (which is still in the works... and a facebook page!!!! i'm so proud. haha.

on our last trip to nc we had such a great visit. i got to see a lot of my family and have a great visit with my parents. usually our trips are so rushed we just can't possibly fit everyone in. but this trip was a lot more laid back.

i took the time to capture my dad in the peach orchard. he has two orchards, one of which is right next to the house. my dad had lots of peaches to pick that day so i took the time to catch him in action. the results were amazing!

i hope you appreciate my favorite images as much as i do! it was such an honor to be able to do this for my dad. i hope he enjoyed it and likes the images as much as i do. <3>be sure to leave a comment. :)