Wednesday, May 6, 2009

ciao blogger...

Shea's got a brand new blog! {insert applause here!}
I know it's been awhile since my last post, and I'm pumped to finally show why! I've been dying to work on a fancy new blog (among a new website and hundreds of other things), but until now, just haven't had the time! I'm excited (and admittedly a tiny bit nervous) to announce that I'm now a full time photographer! whew... Getting kicked out of the "day job nest" was a God send–perhaps time to take the other fork in the road, hmm? On top of leaving Birmingham, moving back home with mom & dad, soon becoming an aunt, and recently becoming a victim of corporate consolidation–I hope I have reached my quota on life changes so far this year! So look around and get ready for lots and lots of new things coming up! You'll see my old posts down below and a few new ones showing off the supersize photos! Watch for session and package info, and FAQ sections coming soon, as well. Definitely leave comments and suggestions... I love feedback! Next on the list: finish the website that has been under construction for over a year. {sorry!}

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Welcome to the world, Mason Charles...

I was so excited to get the call that little Mason had arrived... and on the way back from Birmingham, I stopped by their farm in Winchester, Tennessee. You know how I love a gorgeous field and wide open spaces... so wide that my gps lost me on the way... but it was worth the trip to capture this special time in JoCarole and Justin's lives.

I loved this crib that has been in the Mobley's family for generations...

And my favorite image of the day... Mason christening my baby backdrop. :)
I love his hand over his face... pretty sure he knew what he was doing.

Congrats to the new family! See more of the Woodall's photoshoot here.

Friday, April 10, 2009

Avery's big ONE

We finally made it... little Avery's first birthday! After being invited to the big party, I decided to document the event: cake, presents... all her buddies were there to celebrate!

Then Mary Beth and I dressed her up for her 1yr photos... we even snagged a few of her in her birthday tu-tu before she got too fed up with my camera. Hope to try for a few more this summer, too. Now we'll start working on her one-year-book! So excited!

Susie + Travis

I met these two while photographing a friend's wedding last year... and can't wait to be there for their big day in August. We walked around Samford's campus for a few of the picks...then on to downtown Birmingham to some of my favorite go-to spots. This photo shoot turned out just like the couple: laid back and fun. :) I got to use one of my favorite new songs, too, for their slideshow... by the Plain White T's.

Friday, April 3, 2009

Hay Hay little Hayes!

I've been documenting little Hayes Hogue since his first few days and it's been so neat to see him grow into in mini-man! :) We just finished his 8 month session and soon we'll start on his One-year book! I think these are my favorites of him so far....

Who doesnt love baby drool... and I'm pretty sure he's going to get us back for these Easter basket shots. :)

my favorite of the day... (Hayes' dad happens to coach baseball. so sweet!)

Once upon a time, Amy and Mitch...

got married on a farm. :) And I got to be there to cover the rehearsal and dinner in a barn! This has always been my dream locale... gorgeous old barn, dripping with chandeliers, candles and light... only all our barns are full of junk, mud and cow 'patties' :) Amy's parents have gorgeous land in Clayton, AL near Eufaula complete with rolling hills, white fences and a pecan orchard. Every detail was so special, personal and totally THEM. My favorite part might be that they brought their dinning room table down from the house, placed on a rug, and covered in mix-matched family china.

a sweet moment for a dad and a grandaddy...

Many details were imprinted with their custom logo...
and a quick shot off a plate at the oyster bar.

See the slideshow for coverage of the evening and view gorgeous photos from Jason Wallis (one of my fav photogs) of the wedding day and tent reception. Congrats to the new Mr. and Mrs. Holland... it was a beautiful weekend.