Friday, January 23, 2009


Nate and Joanna welcomed baby Ayla into the world ten days ago. Here's a sneak peak from today's session. Isn't she adorable?!

Friday, January 16, 2009

I live in the South. I have lived in the South my entire life. It's pretty warm in the South most of the year. Our summers are blazing hot, with humidity levels that turn the air to steam and your hair to a giant frizz-ball. You clothes stick to your skin within seconds of walking outside. It's hard to breath sometimes because there is so much moisture in the air. In the winters, we rarely see snow. It gets damp and rainy, overcast and chilly, but rarely COLD.

Well, this week is definitely one of those rare occasions. It actually got down to ZERO degrees last night. It's only about 20 degrees right now. And it will get down to 10 degrees tonight. We haven't been above freezing in 2 days, and won't until sometime on Sunday. They closed schools all over Middle Tennessee because of the frigid temperatures.

So how do you spend a day when it's too cold to step outside? With Peppermint Hot Chocolate, warm slippers, and a good book! Preferably with my cat curled up beside me--but he's a little moody today. Global Warming? Yeah, right.

Monday, January 05, 2009

Parrish + Aleah

We braved the cold this morning for a downtown shoot. It was 36 degrees and heavily overcast--which made for great lighting! Our first stop was Starbuck's for peppermint hot chocolate and some pastry. Then Rebekah and I took the girls down near the main branch of the library and shot for about an hour before the girls were too cold to continue. Here are few of the shots from my camera...

After shooting, we headed over to Red Robbin for some delicious bacon cheeseburgers and chicken bruschetta, which warmed us up nicely!