Monday, January 31, 2011

Jadyn - Newborn

Well I've been sorta slacking with the whole blogging thing lately. I still have a zillion sessions from the past couple of months to get up, but I've been surprisingly busy! I guess it's a good problem to have. :)

Over Thanksgiving break on my way back from spending the holiday at my parent's house in TN, I was lucky enough to photograph a beautiful ten-day-old baby! Jadyn is my friend Marissa's child, and as it turns out, a great model too! :) I didn't even have to pretend that this baby was cute because she actually really was! (Wait... I would never do that...)

From this session, I learned that I am no baby whisperer. This was good practice for me. I mean, it's really not easy to make a newborn feel relaxed enough to sleep in a basket or basin or whatever other uncomfortable container might be cute. It's tricky, people! But overall, I was pretty happy with what we ended up with, and I feel more equipped to do it even better next time. :)


Friday, January 14, 2011

Katie & Matt - Historic Savage Mill

I haven't even had a chance to do the reflective "looking back on 2010" blog post I've been planning because 2011 has started off with a bang! Katie and Matt's wedding was my first of the year, and one of three for me in January.

While I always say I have fun at weddings (and it's true), Katie and Matt's took "fun" to a whole new level. I don't think there was a person in the room not having a blast!

Katie and Matt's reception was at the lovely Great Room in Historic Savage Mill. This was my second time at this particular venue, and as I thought the first time, it's really awesome for photos!

Jumping shots are maybe a little overdone and possibly even cliche in today's wedding industry, but a well-executed jump always brings a smile to my face. It's just fun.

Monday, January 03, 2011

My Year in Song: 2010

So for the past three years, I've compiled a list of my favorite songs I came across during that particular year. Here are the 2008 and 2009 lists if you're interested.

I listened the heck out of these songs - that's why they're on the list. As I say every year, they were not necessarily released in 2010, just heard by me. :)

1. "The Cave" - Mumford & Sons
2. "The City and The River" - The Rescues
3. "Crossfire" - Brandon Flowers
4. "Right Now" - Ryan Star
5. "Chicken Fried" - Zac Brown Band
6. "John Wayne" - Sons of Sylvia
7. "Hot Air Balloon" - Owl City (don't hate)
8. "Airplanes" - B.O.B.
9. "Seeing Stars" - Jack Ingram
10. "Young Blood" - The Naked and Famous