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  • Thank you for stopping by! I believe photography captures the essence of love: an emotion, a memory, a moment in time that might easily be forgotten-- but isn't. The way I capture a photo isn't necessarily conventional... but that's what makes me- me! I'd love to meet, chat, have some chai and sit in an old coffee shop. If that sounds like you, check out some of the images and lets get together!

Viktoriya + Ruslan | Maternity

I was so excited to meet up with Ruslan and Viktoriya last week!  Viktoriya was a bridesmaid in a wedding I shot a few years ago and she looks even more beautiful than the first time I met her.

Viktoriya wanted an “urban/eclectic maternity” session so we headed over to The Goat Farm in Atlanta. She was in love with the look of the library/coffee shop from a shoot I did with MaieDae a couple years back. When we  arrived, most of the property was closed due to a film being shot there. We were still able to shoot on parts of the property that wasn’t built on and had a great time!

Viktoriya was literally glowing and Ruslan couldn’t get enough of her!

Check our the preview:)I’m sure you’ll notice too 😉

Photographer note: The best way to reach The Goat Farm for permission to shoot is by e-mailing : jess@goatfarm.info You have a 2 hour window and the cost is $75. They do not sell one hour windows.

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Senior | Nathaniel

Friday Morning we headed to Downtown Locust Grove for Nathaniel’s senior pictures!

He’s totally a natural.. Here’s a sneak peak:)

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Equipment used: NikonD800, 60mm 2.8 and 85mm 1.4

Photographer’s Notes:

Senior Pictures for guys are always a tad bit tricky. Mom wants them and senior guys typically aren’t the most eager.  [ha, ha] We’ve all seen lots of “cheesy” senior photos, but I think more than anything it’s the mark of “official adulthood”. So I try to show that in photographs. Nathaniel was great for the these photos. Throughout the shoot I’d show him how good  he was looking from the back of my screen and you can tell in the photos he was relaxed and confident. Go Nathaniel!

Ashley + Michael

I first met Ashley and Michael at a Starbucks about two months ago.

Our “get to know each other” meeting quickly turned into two hours as Ashley and I talked about all the beautiful details of her upcoming wedding!

What I love about this couple is their love for others. Almost immediately, I learned about their beautiful families and the roles that each person played in their life. September 20th was a lovely day spent with those closest to this sweet couple. It wasn’t a wedding just for them…. It was a celebration of their two families.

One of the sweetest moments I witnessed was at the very end of the day after  their fun sparkler filled exit… Ashley’s Mom and Dad came beside her and said… “Was it everything you dreamed of?” …. And Ashley cried…because it was.

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Paul + Elisha | Maternity

It’s always a joy to see Paul and Elisha.

They’re the type of people you can’t spend 5 minutes with before you feel inspired and ready to take on the world.

I. LOVE. THEM.

Now that they’re in Auburn I don’t get to see them as much as I would like to, but we were able to enjoy the morning shooting and having coffee at Senoia’s best coffee shop.

I’m so excited for little Baby Sewell!:)

Here’s a sneak peek.

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Remembering

Today is my birthday and I was so glad I got to spend a portion of it with Kristen Peavy Davis. Sometimes the best way to celebrate for yourself is celebrating with someone else and that was so true for me today!

Today we got to celebrate new beginnings.

Kristen is getting a house! TOMORROW! eeeek I can’t wait! We decided to take a picture of the before and after… but not just any picture. One that truly represented the Kristen I’ve come to know and love over the last 2 years.

A wife, a mother, a woman of God who is strong and courageous. She encompasses beauty and grace; love and forgiveness.

March 29, 2012 seems like forever ago but I won’t ever forget that call we received in the movie theater. A group of us were out when we heard that Kristen’s husband, Johnathon Frank Davis was killed in action in Afghanistan.

We all rushed out of the theater and immediately to Kristen’s mother’s house where we found an 8-month pregnant Kristen, completely devastated. As we all sat around her, and cried, sharing the tears and feeling the pain of the loss of her love, I won’t forget the question she kept asking: “What am I supposed to do? I don’t even know what to do..”

My mom was there with us and rubbing her knee she told her: “You don’t have to have any answers today. It’s one step at a time. We’ll take one step at a time.”

That’s exactly what happened.

When my mom said “we” I had no idea that would not only mean our family, our church and our community– but people around the country who heard Kristen’s story and were touched by her husband’s ultimate sacrifice.

People called, people came and people gave– all in true thankfulness.

Square Foot Ministries is just one of those amazing groups who’ve reached out to help our Kristen.

They are building little Benjamin Johnathon and Kristen a house tomorrow and we are all extremely excited to be part of that volunteer team!

If you’d like to be part of the team, you can call First Assembly of God and sign up. There will be shifts throughout the days and weeks to come!:)

 

Thank you to all who’ve helped so far and especially to Matt Bodden who came to assist me today. Love you!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Equipment used at the shoot:

1 Lumopro flash, Nikon 12-24 mm, Nikon d700, 2 pocket wizards

 

All about Cami

I briefly met Cami this summer at A/G General Council in Orlando, Florida.

I was there helping Calcutta Mercy Ministries at their booth and she was there with her parents, who I had met earlier that year on a cruise. (Small world, right??)

Her parents connected us because we both have one incredibly awesome factor about us: We love India! (ha ha)

Cami went the first time this past summer and though we didn’t get to connect as long as I would’ve hoped at the conference, we got a WHOLE hour yesterday shooting! (woo woo!) She graciously agreed to be my model– and I mean oh my goodness, she should do this full time- what a natural! (ha ha)

Cami exudes joy and we had a blast shooting together..

One of my favorite props that Camie brought yesterday was her yellow and green blanket.

Ask me why I love it?

It’s an old hand stitched Saree that women rescued from the red light district in Calcutta, India  made… and it’s from an organization I know very well, Project Rescue.

I’ve heard such sweet stories of redemption from the many friends I have connected with this organization, and couldn’t be more thrilled that Cami and her family are loving these women by purchasing their product to provide these women with alternative income.

Thank you Cami for making time for this shoot yesterday! I’m so excited for you as you finish your year at James River Leadership College . Here’s a sneak peak:)

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