Posted on October 24, 2013
It’s been fun watching Grace grow up into a beautiful young lady. It’s still hard to believe she is a senior this year at Saint Andrews in Ridgeland and will be going off to college next year.
As soon as Grace told me she wanted me to do her senior portraits, I knew I wanted to do something swimming related since she’s on the swim team. We had a blast!
Posted on October 23, 2013
I had a blast doing this family session. Micheale and I have become friends and go to church together. William and my son Christian just LOVE playing together. I felt honored that she asked me to do their first ever family photos of the 3 of them together.
Michaele grew up on the coast. So when I mentioned we were going down for a business trip recently to Gulf Shores, AL, she was excited about coming and doing family pictures. I really think they turned out awesome. William is a hoot and his true personality really shows in the images.
Posted on September 27, 2013
Casey and I have been friends for several years now. I was sooooooo excited when she told me she was getting married and even more excited that she asked me photograph her special day.
She and Jimmy got married at the Cornerstone Club house in Brandon, MS. I love that place. It had great lighting, beautiful big windows (which photographers really like), and just perfect scenery. She and Jimmy actually tied the knot in Jamaica on the beach and a small wedding here for family. It was so perfect.
Posted on September 6, 2013
I posted a couple images recently of Lindsey online. Now I’ve got them all ready to show.
I LOOOOOVE film. Lindsey was nice enough to model for me so I could shoot some. I shot these on my Mamiya 645 with Fuji Pro 400H. I really adore the Fuji film. Now it’s time to try out some Kodak Portra. I’ve heard lots of good things about the Kodak too.
Anyways, people say film is dead. Psssh! Nope. I’m a group on Facebook of ALL film shooters. There’s over 2,000 people in the group. Film is not dead. Film will always have a beauty to it that digital just can’t match. Some may not think that, it’s just my 2 cents, but I believe it. Film is what I started on. I still love it. I still shoot on it. I honestly don’t think I will ever quit shooting film.
I shot of lot of these of Lindsey in straight sunlight. Something you just can’t do with digital because you loose a lot of highlights. I love how the sun shots came out. Plus, Lindsey’s red hair just pops! 🙂
Posted on August 15, 2013
I had an awesome time with Grant and his parents for his senior session. He’s a senior at Pearl High School and on the baseball team. We shot at the Pearl park and then went to the baseball field at the school. We were lucky to make it on the field! We were also lucky it didn’t rain!
Posted on August 9, 2013
I love shooting high school seniors. Most are into so many things that it gives you tons of options for their senior portraits. Plus they’re always open to fun things!
I met Braddon and his awesome parents at Pearl High School where he is a senior this year. We shot around the entrance and then went to the football field. I really think his senior portraits turned out great!
Posted on July 16, 2013
These three sweet girls are SO super cute! I had a blast even though Ashlee wasn’t too thrilled about pictures. HA! They still turned out funny, and I’m sure will make a great conversation later when she’s older.
Posted on May 2, 2013
Our sweet little boy turned one Monday. Over the last year, I’ve taken a portrait of him each month. Some of the months show what milestone he met that month. It’s so neat to look back over these images and see how much he changed!
Month one (left), he started showing facial expressions. Month 2 (middle), he started smiling. Month 3 (right), he was hold his head up well. He had been trying to hold his head up since two months but got good at it around 3 months.
Month 4 was his baptism. Month 5 (my absolute favorite), he started sitting up on his own. Month 6, he didn’t really hit anything major. I just had him in an outfit I bought him.
Month 7, was another outfit I bought him and was Thanksgiving. He had started teething big time that month. Month 8 (middle), he started crawling EVERYWHERE! Haha! Month 9 (right), He started walking and wasn’t too fond of clothes.
Month 10(left), he got his first tooth. Most people ask why I didn’t edit out the drool stain. Because that was him! He was covered in drool. To me, it signifies his first tooth! Month 11(middle), he learned he could go outside and that’s pretty much where we stay. The final image is his one year portrait. I made a custom filter to create “1” in the background with some lights.
Posted on January 25, 2013
I was so excited when Candice sent me an email that she was getting married and wanted me to photograph her wedding. She and I went to high school together. I was so excited because I knew she’d be GORGEOUS, AND…. I would get to see a bunch of people I hadn’t seen in years.
Anyways, Candice and Ben had a beautiful outdoor ceremony at the gorgeous Mississippi Craft Center. I love this place for many reasons but the main one being their glass stair case! Talk about a Cinderella moment. LOVE!
Candice & Ben, I wish you many years of happiness and love. Thank you for trusting me on your big day.
Posted on June 10, 2012
This is more of a personal blog than a photography one but a lot of people have asked how things have been lately.
My husband and I welcomed our first child, Robert Christian Lester, into our lives on April 29, 2012. He was born at 5:38pm. We delivered at UMC and the whole experience was amazing! My son weighed 8 pounds and 13 ounces. My husband and I were both surprised at how big he was and how perfect he is in every way. God truly has blessed us more than we can imagine by giving us the chance to be parents.
My husband and I will be celebrating 5 years of marriage at the end of the month. Last year around our anniversary, we bought our first house. It was when God finally answered that prayer for us that we sat down together and prayed for a family. Just a few short weeks later we were expecting and ecstatic!
He’s 6 weeks old now, and I’m working on getting back into the swing of things. It’s a new world learning to work and care for him. However, I’m loving every minute! It’s amazing being a mother and being able to work at home plus still spend so much time with him. Life has changed drastically but in so many positive ways!
Here’s some images of my sweet little man. Some are taken with my camera & some with my phone (yes I’m the typical mom & take a ton with my phone because it is nearly impossible to have my camera ready for all of his spur of the moment cuteness! Plus I think I’ve become addicted to Instagram!)