In November 2011, I had the great pleasure of photographing April and Chris' wedding (you can check out their wedding photographs here: April and Chris Get Married!). Well fast forward almost 2 years and they now have a new little baby to join with their two older boys. They are one, big happy family - though a little sleep deprived! I went out to visit them near their home where I took their family portraits to mark the special occasion of the arrival of their newest addition. Congratulations April and Chris and thank you for continuing to allow me to mark all of your most special occasions! It means so much for me to get to continue to photograph your love story and journey together!
I grew up in Fredericksburg, Virginia until I was 10 years old (and that is when my family moved to Huntsville, Alabama where my father was from). I lived down the street from J. and his parents (who became my parents best friends). So I was just thrilled to learn that my dear friend, J., and his wife were expecting, but it wasn't just one baby but rather the unexpected joy of twins! I can't imagine the roller coaster ride that they have been riding since the birth of the boys in July, but the boys and parents are all doing great! Congratulations to my dear friend J! You've always been like an big brother to me and my sister. I just wish my mom and dad where alive to be in on the joy for you and your wife and that their best friends are now grandparents!
One of my favorites photo of the day!
My other favorite of the day! Just beautiful!
One proud papa with arms full of love!
My parents graduated from the University of Alabama
and they passed their love of the Crimson Tide on
to J. and his family. I just love how the next two
turned out. Roll Tide Roll!
I just love black and white photographs.
I think this photo turned out so beautifully!
Below are a few more photographs from my trip to Cook Forest in Western Pennsylvania (near Pittsburgh). On our weekend camping trip I took photos around the campsite on a Friday, at a military re-enactment on Saturday and then I took these photos on Sunday just before we left to return home. We went around Cook Forest and took in the sites which included peaks and valleys, and climbing to the top of a fire tower to look out over the tops of the trees of the forest.
On our way off the mountain, we stopped at this horse stable.
I have always just loved horses and it was great to pet them
& photograph these most magnificent creatures!
My husband and I went to Cook Forest (located near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) to go camping with some of his family from June 7-9, 2013. First, I took some photos around the camp site. Then on June 8th, there was a French and Indian War Re-enactment in the forest that was incredible. Here are photos from the first two days.
Here is a sign from the campground where we stayed.
We got to see this beautiful doe who came right up to our
campsite the first evening we were there.
She was just magnificent.
All around the blankets of the tree tops were beautiful ferns.
I just loved them and I photographed so many different
picturesque photos with them showcased.
Here is my favorite close-up shot.
The ground blanketed in a sea of ferns gently blowing in
Showcasing the simple beauty of the forest with this
The rest of my photographs in this post are from the
French and Indian War Re-enactment. Love how the two
soldiers in the middle of this photo are women!
Just thought this soldier's costume and appearance was
incredibly detailed and historically accurate.
My favorite re-enactor who portrayed a Native American Indian.
Loved the details of the re-enactor as when as the scenery of
the forest in this photo!
Action shot of the start of the battle during the re-enactment.
If you look closely on the far left-hand side of the photo,
you can see the explosive flames coming from the barrel
of the gun.
Back at the encampment for the soldiers. Seen here is
a little girl dressed the part and selling lavender and soap.
A woman waiting for her soldier to come back home.
I loved the iridescent blue material of her dress. So unique!
Check back for more photos on my 2nd posting from this trip!