A sweet Mom & Dad, with a lively little girl who loves to run and swing!
The Spears also included some of their extended family who happened to be in town for Easter. See this bunch below:
Class of 2015
A drummer, a music-lover, and also my brother-in-law.
We shot his senior photos in some of Huntsville's grungier spots. "Grungy" is hard to find in Huntsville. The city is extremely strict with graffiti of any sort, and most places are kept free of tags, murals, etc. I'm so glad we found areas different from the typical Huntsville setting. Different is so refreshing, and in this case, these two locations were tailored to Wes perfectly.
High school sweethearts, Ariel and Blake, all dressed up and ready for a lovely evening at their Jr/Sr Banquet. I enjoyed shooting this whirlwind pre-banquet session for two young people who made my job easy.
Last month I shot Emily's bridal shower and was able to witness just a little bit of the happiness surrounding her engagement.
I knew Emily's family was a warm bunch, a group of folks who love to entertain and make everyone feel 100% welcome. Turns out, her bridesmaids are the exact same way. Those ladies threw a super classy party. The spread was incredible (they shared their food with me. Again, I love these people.), and the details were prepared with such care. Emily truly has a loving and thoughtful community surrounding her. Her wedding in May is going to be a blast!
I give you Ashley and Rico, two friends of ours who live in Washington.
Rico, a philosophical scientist, a deep thinker and professor.
Ashley, thorough and thoughtful, a coffee enthusiast who notices the little things.
They form quite the pair. They're fun and affectionate. They listen AND bring something of value to the conversation.
While I know this is starting to sound like some weird personal couple's ad, it's not. These folks are just so great. Really. We hit it off with them a few years ago during another Washington trip, and we've been good friends since. They are two special people, both to each other, and us.
Thank you, Holschens, for being such patient subjects.. It was cold and windy, and I kept asking you to sit in shady, colder, windier spots for the best light.
Still, you guys looked good, and were so warm towards each other, like a family should be. It was a pleasure to photograph you and your bright-eyed girls. I enjoyed getting to know you, if only for a couple hours on a (very) cold Saturday afternoon!
This family session was shot a few weeks ago, while Huntsville was experiencing some pretty intense cooler temperatures. On the plus side, it meant rosy cheeks and no other photographers volleying for the many nice locations in downtown. I was able to shoot this session quickly, plus, the light was fan-tastic. There's nothing quite like winter light. Sure it's cold, and summer is warm. But summer can be so harsh in the south, with a blaring sun and air so humid walking feels like swimming. During a southern summer, the second you're out of the shower, you're sweating again. One never truly feels clean in the hotter months (or really, I never feel clean, maybe I'm not alone in this). Massive digression...
ANYWAY, I've always been partial to shooting in the cold, and the Newman family did wonderfully. They didn't complain a bit. In fact, there was a lot of smiling and laughing, even from their little Addie. All she wanted to do was walk and explore, aided by her two pleasant parents.
Nana came along to keep the little miss comfy and happy in the car during Mom and Dad's photos, which was so helpful. Any parent knows how wonderful loving help can be, even with such a good little girl like this one.
Thank you, Nathan, Megan, Susan, and little Addie for braving the cold and letting me photograph your genuine smiles and rosy cheeks!
Wishing you all a fantastic holiday season!
Merry Christmas from from us to you :-)
Ty, Class of 2015.
A young man, with a commendable future of service.
"...I will always be on time to relieve,
and shall endeavor to do more,
rather than less, than my share.
I will always be at my station,
alert and attending to my duties.
I shall, so far as I am able,
bring to my seniors solutions, not problems.
I shall live joyously,
but always with due regard for the rights and
privileges of others.
I shall endeavor to be a model citizen in the
community in which I live.
I shall sell my life dearly to my enemy fire but give
it freely to rescue those in peril.
With God’s help,
I shall endeavor to be one of His noblest Works."
-from the (NYC Firefighter's Creed)