17 December 2008

Christmas photos

I finally got around to taking the boys Christmas photo...yesterday...we have all been so sick I am WAY behind getting things together for the Holidays. I had to post these because I think if I (we) ever have done anything right...it's these two boys of mine (ours). I am really looking forward to taking some time off to hang out with them. I hope you enjoy the Holiday season.

15 December 2008

Erin Cain

Erin was a good sport to brave the cold, wet weather to get a headshot. Her photos turned out beautiful. She is such a natural in front of the camera, and is as beautiful on the inside as she is outside.

06 December 2008

Christmas thoughts

my husband asked me to write out my Christmas list for him, and so... hmmmm ... gloves, a 2008 ornament, Sephora gift card....
and then I realized the things I want the most, can't be bought,
for they are true "gifts"....peace, love, hope, courage, strength, time....

The economy being what is it this year, could be a real opportunity to experience Christmas in a different way. This is the perfect opportunity to show ours sons the true gift of giving.
I feel like I have been so rapped up in consumerisim during the holidays, that I do not even know what it looks like...this idea of true giving...
is it...
volunteering at the mission?
helping the elderly?
buying a homeless person a meal?
helping a family with food?
going to visit with a friend?

I just don't know....
I do know though, I don't want to miss this opportunity to truly give, as God gave...with peace, hope, courage, and love.

Perhaps searching for this true meaning of Christmas is part of the gift???

25 November 2008

Bryan Touney

Bryan is a beautiful young man, inside and out. He came into the house, played on our piano and wrote a song with my husband! He reminded me SO much of an actor, whose life was cut tragically short, named John Eric Hexum. Hopefully Calvin Klein will see my bog and put Bryan in his next ad campaign :)

Samantha Kincaid

It was SO cold when we were outside taking these headshots...if you listen closely you can here her teeth chatter! Samantha never complained, unlike her photographer :)

21 November 2008

Taylor and Kimberly Cox

Taylor and Kimberly are both aspiring actors. They are with The Cannon Group, and I just know you'll be seeing alot of them in the future!

Rae Anne

I first met Rae Anne when I took her son Michael's headshots. She just took her Bar exam and I was thrilled she asked me to take her headshots as she begins her Law practice.

16 November 2008

Chris and Erin Royalty and Gracie

I just love this family!!!! I have known Chris for many years, and now I get to photograph his family. Chris and Erin pastor at I24 church in Pleasant View, and are due in December (it's a girl :)

04 November 2008

Laura and Eric

I spent a lovely day with Laura and Eric taking their engagement photos for their January wedding. We got some amazing photos, and I was so excited to get them on my blog. I am honored to be a part of such a special time in their lives.

The Wheeler Family

I have been taking photos of this beautiful family since their little girl was 3. It is always an honor to spend an afternoon with them.

Leslie Birdwell Pursley at The Rutledge

I shot Leslie's CD cover a couple of weeks ago, and then got to go to hear her industry showcase..she was amazing! Of course I had to take my camera to record the event.

Fall in Nashville

I was out on a walk this morning and was awestruck at the beauty of fall. I am not much for change in general.... the changing of the seasons usually throw me, but I have decided to really embrace fall this year.
Really, here we all are...in this great season of "change". My friend Brennen was talking about what an exciting time in history that we are living in...and he is right. No matter who wins the election tonight, the sun will still rise tomorrow, life will move on, and things will continue to change. Only God is the same yesterday, today and forever...and that should be enough.
Happy Fall!!

22 October 2008


I think I am becoming a bit obsessed with my dog :) I now know why people get these little dogs. If you see me out with a doggy stroller then you know I finally went over the edge.....isn't he the cutest????


I took some more headshots of Kobie. She is a beautiful young lady!

16 October 2008

Yates Cider Mill, Rochester Hills, MI

This Cider Mill is part of my childhood, and I took my children there last weekend. It was really special sharing this with them. As you can see it was a beautiful fall day, and I got some great photos.

Paolucci Family

I had the privledge of taking photographs for The Paolucci family in Grosse Point, MI this past weekend. We had so much fun, and the photos turned out beautiful. Here is a few of my favorites.

04 October 2008


What a beautiful young lady Kobie is! She is with The Cannon Group and I just know we will be seeing alot of her, as she persues her dream of becoming an actress.

James going to the English Country Dance

My son James went to an English Country Dance last night. I think he looks amazing handsome, if I do say so myself! Pride and Prejudice is one of our favorite books can you tell???

The Latham Family

I am so glad I left the chair out in the field after Leslie's shoot yesterday as I think the Latham family was nice and comfortable during their family photos! I have know their daughters for many years and it's a blessing to watch them grow into being such lovely young women. This is a wonderful family and I felt very blessed to have spent the afternoon with them.

02 October 2008

Leslie Birdwell Pursley

I had such a great time yesterday shooting Leslie's new CD cover! Her stylist Mila was so wonderful, and Braden Rawls assisted me, so everything went so smoothly. Leslie looked gorgeous, and had me laughing so much, I felt (almost) guilty having so much fun while working. The photos turned out BEAUTIFUL!! Here are a few of my favorites.

30 September 2008

Daryl Thetford

I saw this photographers work at the Craft Show downtown Nashville this weekend and was really impressed! Check out his site at http://www.thetfordphotography.com/

29 September 2008


Last year I had the pleasure of photographing Marla and Marvin's engagement and wedding photos, and today they brought me baby Davis to meet and photograph. I am truly honored to be a part of helping them record the most precious times of their lives.