Guys, I saved the best for last. @saralpotterf and @wooten.john got married in their t-shirts and jeans, by their favorite spot on the river. It was just the three of us, and honestly, by the time we got back to the car, my cheeks hurt from laughing. There are no words to describe how wonderful it is to see your bestie so darn happy. Watching them exchange rings, by the river with no fanfare, just love, will be one of the things I will never forget. Happy Love Day!
P.s. I told Denver he was my Valentine tonight he said “don’t be weird.” 🤣
13 years ago on this day, I was in a small dimly-lit room getting my very first echo on my heart. I was a regular 15-year-old freshmen who had strep throat the week prior. My new family doctor heard my significant heart murmur and questioned the "innocence" of it as all my other doctors had always claimed it was. I had no real symptoms other than having to take regular naps that year but I blamed it on being new to high school and adjusting to the new schedule. The summer before I also couldn't do the slides at Lake Lanier Islands with my siblings because of all the stairs. I attributed that racey heart feeling to being slightly overweight.
Then the news came on Valentines Day, "Abby has a severe heart disease. Hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy". A day where hearts were strung across the hallways and everyone gave each other heart-shaped chocolate boxes with cards plastered with... hearts. Everywhere I turned that day (and in the years to come), I saw hearts. Reminding me of mine.
I have learned a lot, survived a lot, appreciated a lot, cried a lot, gone under anesthesia a lot, and almost died because of this disease. I am living out a story I would have never chosen for myself. But I have come to know faith in a beautiful, harmonizing wrestling match that I wouldn't trade for anything in the world.
I share my story, because I know people can relate to it in some way but I don't want it to just end there. I want to do good with what's been handed to me. During my journey, I've met some of the best people - doctors, nurses, random clowns that would visit me after surgery, people who really tried to bring a smile to my face during my darkest moments.
Coincidentally, February is #HeartAwarenessMonth and we're in the middle of #CHDAwarenessWeek, as well. Every year, I do a mini-session for kids where proceeds go to Children's Healthcare of Atlanta and I will be doing those Feb. 23rd. Just a simple setup of your darling kids and the opportunity to make another kid smile with your proceeds. This will be donation-based, but we do require a $50 minimum. Message me for more details! Thank you, friends! Let's make this a fun day! #gainesvillegaphotographer #hocm
Live every day like it’s Taco Tuesday 🌮
Also, how awesome is Carter 😉
The thing I love about being a photographer is capturing moments. Don’t get me wrong, I love a cool picture, a pretty picture, but I really, really love a moment shared. @yassinam got married in Mexico and it was so beautiful, but what I remember about the day is Rob and Amanda constantly sharing looks and laughing. Isn’t it awesome when someone knows you so well that you never have to say anything.
Happy Monday!! I’m headed to see my chiropractor who also practices kinesiology to see if we can figure out what’s going on with my lower back (again). You guys!! This back pain is no joke and has had me bed ridden for days! 😭😩 I can’t wait to feel better and smile like this care free cutie. ❤️ #brighteyedbeauty
Why do we include professional hair & makeup with our senior sessions For a few reasons actually (beside the fact that our girls LOVE it): 1. Airbrushed makeup is highly pigmented and ready for the high def cameras we use to create your portraits.
2. Airbrush makeup doesn't settle into pores, wrinkles or scars the way over the counter makeup does.
3. Airbrush makeup is the lightest and smoothest foundation application in the makeup industry. It doesn't leave a waxy buildup like regular makeup can.
4. Who doesn't like to be pampered like a princess
5. It's your time to sit, relax and let your nerves settle before we get started shooting. We use this time to chat and get to know each other which helps the session go so much smoother!
My favorite thing about our makeup artists from @makemeupga is that they always keep our girls looking natural. They are the absolute best!!! 💖
One of my most favorite couples in the world and their beautiful baby girl, Reagan <3
HERE WE GO Y'ALL!! 💖
Dream Team is for our upcoming 8th - 11th grade girls. We're ready and wanna work with you too!
We have so many ideas floating around for you and we can’t wait to add more girls this year!
Link in my bio 💖
Need me to hold up the camera on my phone so you can see what's going on That's about all I'm good for when it comes to hair! 😂
My hair won't hold a curl or do anything so I don't have much experience in that department 😉
Also, @lindseydishon you’re awesome and so is your sweet mama @alisad123456!