0 lovely notesDecember 14th

Rock The Shot

I can’t tell you how excited I was when I got the email from Rock the Shot asking me to do an interview for their blog!  I’ve been a fan of Rock The Shot for a while, so it was one of those surreal moments for me.  It’s very strange for me to talk about myself, and I would be lying if I told you I wasn’t slightly embarrassed by the honor.  Despite my blushing I would love it if you checked out my interview!  :)  You can read it here.   Also, don’t forget to show them some love!!  Thanks so much! XO

P.S.  No blog post is complete without a picture!  I’ll be sharing more from this cute Christmas session soon!  :)

Rock The Shot

Filed under: Children, Features

0 lovely notesNovember 12th

Jonah ~Rosemary Beach Photography

I adore the connection between a mom and her baby.  It is one of my most favorite things to photograph.  After the light dropped during our Rosemary beach photography session and little Jonah was pretty much ready to be done with our session I saw this.  It made me so happy.  There is a song by Taylor Swift called “Never Grow Up.”  The lyrics read:

Never Grow Up by Taylor Swift

Your little hands wrapped around my finger
And it’s so quiet in the world tonight
Your little eyelids flutter cause you’re dreaming
So I tuck you in and turn on your favorite nightlight

To you, everything’s funny
You got nothing to regret
I’d give all I have honey
If you could stay like that

(Chorus:)
Oh darling don’t you ever grow up, don’t you ever grow up
Just stay this little
Oh darling don’t you ever grow up, don’t you ever grow up
It could stay this simple
I won’t let nobody hurt you
Wont let no one break your heart
No one will desert you
Just try to never grow up
Never grow up

You’re in the car on the way to the movies
And you’re mortified your mama’s dropping you off
At 14, there’s just so much you can’t do
And you can’t wait to move out
Someday and call your own shots

But don’t make her drop you off around the block
Remember she’s getting older too
And don’t lose the way that you dance around in your PJs getting ready for school

(Chorus:)
Oh darling don’t you ever grow up, don’t you ever grow up
Just stay this little
Oh darling don’t you ever grow up, don’t you ever grow up
It could stay this simple
No one’s ever burned
Nothing’s ever left you scarred
Even though you want to, just try to never grow up

Take pictures in your mind of your childhood room
Memorize what is sounded like what your dad gets home
Remember the footsteps, remember the words said
And all your little brother’s favorite songs
I just realized everything I had is someday gonna be gone

So here I am in my new apartment
In a big city, they just dropped me off
It’s so much colder than I thought it would be
So I tuck myself in and turn my nightlight on

Wish I’d never grown up
I wish I’d never grown up
Oh I don’t wanna grow up
Wish I’d never grown up
Could still be little
Oh I don’t wanna grow up
It could still be simple

(Chorus:)
Oh darling don’t you ever grow up, don’t you ever grow up
Just stay this little
Oh darling don’t you ever grow up, don’t you ever grow up
It could stay this simple
Won’t let nobody hurt you
Won’t let no one break your heat
And even though you want to, please try to never grow up
Don’t you ever grow up
Just never grow up

This song is exactly why I love what I do.  It’s exactly why I love capturing a momma and a baby in some of their sweetest moments.  I can’t ever stop the time, but at least I can save these memories for generations to come for families like myself.  My stepson Collin just went off to college and I keep thinking about our first years living in this house.   How it seems like it was only yesterday and now he lives in a new big city (well, it’s big compared to Destin) and how he lives alone.  All grown up.  How I’m so proud of him, but so sad that he isn’t around like he used to be. Sad that what used to be our normal is in the past.  I tell you, if the rest of my children grew up to be just like him I would be so happy.  Anyway, I hope you enjoy these images and little Jonah, don’t you ever grow up.

Rosemary Beach Photography

Filed under: Destin Children's Photographer

0 lovely notesOctober 31st

La Lune | Family Photographers in Destin

When I get inspired to style a session, I usually write it down in my journal and hope and pray for the right client to come along for it.  I had wanted to do a piñata birthday session for months now and had pretty much decided if the right client didn’t come along soon, I would just have to do this shoot for my children.  After all, I am super behind on their birthday pics (March and July).  After talking to my friend Autumn she told me that she really wanted me to take her daughter’s 4 year old birthday photos.  Then it hit me!  Luna would be PERFECT for this idea so I was off to start researching the perfect piñata.  After finding a gorgeous piñata that cost about $200 I decided to make one instead.  $200 for cardboard that I want to let a 4 year old destroy with a stick?  No thank you.  I came across this tutorial for a moon piñata and I knew I didn’t need to look any further.  Afterall, Autumn’s daughter’s name is Luna!  It was perfect!  I took an old Zara box from a recent baby clothes delivery and started cutting out my shape.  After lots of tape, gold foil tissue paper, mod podge glue, and sweat and tears it was finished.  ;)

 

We went to an urban looking area for this session and I am just smitten.  Luna was so stinking cute, she couldn’t have been any easier to take photos of.  I hope you all enjoy them as much as I do!  Happy 4th birthday Luna!

Family Photographers in Destin

Filed under: Destin Children's Photographer

0 lovely notesOctober 31st

Happy Halloween!

 

I love this time of year!  I’m currently out of town until Monday so if you need me email me and I’ll get back to you as soon as I am back in town.  :)

P.S.  Check out my new logo!!  I can’t wait to share my new website with you all and all of the awesome changes going on behind the scenes here!  It’s going to blow your mind!! :)

Happy Halloween

Filed under: Children