It’s Talent Tuesday again and this week I am featuring the bridal/glamor work of Avi Stoddard Photography. Avi lives out in Utah and I had to ask her…. What is in the water in Utah that makes everyone (herself included) so exceptionally gorgeous??? I am going to have Utah water shipped to my house in bulk! I’m going to drink it, bathe in it and cook my noodles in it. You all think I’m kidding…. I’m not!
Avi is another photographer that I met in my favorite forum. Her bridal and glamor work always stops me in my tracks.
That piecing eye contact.
That perfect hand placement.
That captivating smile.
A couple in love.
A bride feeling her most beautiful.
Perhaps the loveliest moment in one’s life.
The beginning of life as a “we”.
Hats off to Avi for capturing those snapshots in time and making it look effortless. Now head on over to her page and show her some love! I know you will straight up swoon over the images!
It’s Talent Tuesday and this week I’m featuring Stephanie Duncan of Stephanie Marie Photography. I met Stephanie in a photography forum and was instantly drawn to her vibrant work. What kept me interested week after week were the amazing images Stephanie posted of her gorgeous daughter Haley. It gave me a little glimpse into what my life will be like one day when Evie is old enough to really pose and …. cooperate. Haley even took Stephanie’s profile picture! The student becomes the teacher 🙂
A few weeks ago Stephanie issued a challenge. Anyone who knows me well knows I love a good competition!!! GAME FACE ON! A 5 minute weekly photo shoot with your child; you know the one you never photograph anymore since your business took off?!! I took that challenge and have done a weekly 5 minute shoot with Evie for 5 weeks now. It allows me to be creative, scout out new locations, connect with my child and capture her innocence and supreme beauty. I will forever be grateful to Stephanie for challenging me to make photos of my child as important as all the photos I take of other beautiful kiddos.
So, head on over to her page and show her some love. I bet you’ll be hooked, just like I was!
This was a sad week for our country between the terror in Boston and the tragedy in Waco. As a Mother, I feel these tragedies differently than I did before Evie arrived. My heart breaks for the parents of the little boy in Boston and for all those children who lost their parents in Waco. As some of you may know, my baby brother is a career fire fighter, so I think of the service men and women who selflessly give of themselves to protect others. Times like this show the very worst and the very best in people.
With all of this in mind, It seemed a fitting week to finally shoot in the weeping willow I drive past every day. Classic Evie totally worked her somber look. It was almost as if there were moments that she could feel my sorrow, despite my best efforts to shield her from the harsh reality of the world.
At the same time, we had a few joyous moments. It reminded me of lyrics from the latest Pink song:
“We’re not broken, just bent. And we can learn to love again”.
May the wounds of the broken be healed. And may be try to love each other just a little more, a little better.
Until next time,
It’s Talent Tuesday and this week I’m featuring Serina Sparkman. Serina loves those little babies just like me! I’ve been a fan of her page for a while and have deemed her the queen of creative wraps. Imagine my surprise, shock, excitement, **HAPPY DANCE**, when she became a fan of my page. I darn near croaked!
Some of my fans say that looking at my pictures is relaxing or is their daily simple pleasure. That’s how I feel when I view Serina’s work. Her babies look so peaceful. They’re beautifully lit and impeccably styled. Her work is my simple pleasure. So, head on over to her page and show her some love. I bet you’ll be hooked, just like I was!