Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Why I Want A Seat At The Workshop Experience

I think it's pretty obvious considering the sad state of this blog that's been "under construction" since........2010. Yeah, about that. :) Anyway, let's get to the "why". Two years ago I decided to take the plunge and see if I could take my interest anywhere. All the official paperwork was done, I was ready to take on the world. I was motivated, eager to learn. I did pretty well that 1st year for a new kid taking baby steps into this world of photography.

Towards the end of that year my focus shifted slightly, Allen and I were trying to start a family and it was becoming more and more apparent that we were going to need help. We were quickly blessed with our miracle thanks to the amazing team at the New Hope Center and began the year on pins and needles....along with lots of nausea ;) Year 2 I was shifting more and more into growing and preparing for baby and photography slowly got farther away.

Thanks to Sharon Elizabeth Photography

A fabulous birth......

.....and a precious baby girl!!

I was over the moon to have been able to attend Justin & Mary's Walk Through A Wedding last March, I was excited and quitely tucked away lots of juicy little tidbits for after baby arrived. I had a wonderful time with Katelyn and Sharon and of course Justin, Mary and J2!

This brings brings me into year 3 and now that Brynden is almost 5 months old (holy crap!) Im still stuck. Im in a rutt, Ive devoted everything to starting a family, growing a baby and being a new mom. I need a jump start, motivation, inspiration....a spark. I know that Katelyn can give me that and Im ready for it!!

Brynden Mahryn at 4 months

Thank you for this opportunity Katelyn! I hope you'll take into consideration it took me 2 days to do this and there may or may not be tiny spit droplets on my computer screen at the moment ;) Someone has figured out how to blow raspberries. <3

Monday, March 29, 2010

IheartFaces Week 13

So I know, I've been neglecting the blog again. It's hard. Anyways, I figured I'd jump back with IheartFaces Week 13 Challenge: Dramatic Black & White. I clicked through pictures and clicked through pictures and clicked through pictures. Finally, I decided on this one. Last time I made the top 10 it was with a fire picture so lets see what happens this time!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

It's Been a While....

I know, I've been bad. Like really bad. I promise I'm getting myself back on track, starting with today's post.
I'd like everyone to meet Marissa and Chris. We met up in Smithfield to document a SUPER exciting time in their lives. There's a baby on the way!! They were just too cute with eachother and laughed the entire time. I can't wait to meet the new addition to the Spady family in just a few short months.
So excited the rain held off for us!


.......or Girl??

Pretty light!

She has the prettiest belly EVER!! lol Sooo cute!

Hope you all enjoyed and again, I promise to be better......really.

Friday, February 26, 2010

Outer Banks Adventure

Wednesday Mom and I went on an adventure. We made the drive down to Nags Head to set-up things with the Hilton for her wedding! It's officially booked for June 5th at 11am! We rode around in the yuck weather and even got her linens rented. After we got done we stopped by Uncle Pat's for a quick vist and headed home.......I cant wait for the summer to get here, Obx is one of my FAV places! Heres a look at our day...
Thats right folks, I was in the car at 8:30.......BELIEVE IT!
We hit Cracker Barrel for breakfast

We had some time to kill before our appointment so I stopped at the Avalon Pier to check out the ocean. It was like 3 degrees and this fool actually got in the ocean!

We hit Five Guys on the way home....our absolute fav place to eat! Mom has to act crazy...I cant take her anywhere!

Here's another wonderful example...

And the yummy goodness that is a Five Guys burger.......Heaven. Thats a SMALL fry yall!

You cant eat the fries without malt vinager on top of your ketchup.

And the aftermath......two people cant even finish a small fry.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Baby Love

About a month ago you saw Jessica's maternity shoot on here. Well it's time for you meet the precious baby girl! Kendall arrived February 4th, looking just like her daddy! She battled a nasty case of jaundice and we finally got to do her pictures a few days ago. Enjoy!

So Sweet...I couldn't get over how tiny she is!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Loves & Purrs

Today was pretty much a lazy day. I did two webinars and washed the dishes, big accomplishment for me.
I detest the dishes.
I walked to the bedroom to check up on my meows and I just couln't resist. They were just being soo stinking cute! Even though the boys have only been with me a few months they've learned to love the camera. These guys make me happy, my heart melts for all the purrs and headbutts and licks.
Meet Shy Kitty, or The Bandit as my husband has TRIED to rename him. They actually sleep under the bed like this. lol

You know cats are supposed to be all graceful and light on their feet.....not these two. They are the clumsiest and heavy footed things I have ever seen. Like you can hear them walk, just walking.

Meet Smokey, my green eyed fluffer.
You don't get the full effect here, but he is massive and has a lion mane!

He's so goofy and bow legged you can't help but love him!

And my Princess, Nyla Ann.
She may be small, but believe me, she runs the show.

She may be my baby, but she LOVES her daddy and he LOVES her even if he'll only say "she's ok"

My kids......they make me happy.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

A Wedding In The Works...

As Allen and I were just finishing getting the furniture together in our guest room the Berry dings to me. I head into the living room and see "Mom" on the screen.
I click open the message, a picture, "I said yes!"
Wait..........WHAT!?!......I look at the picture again.....and sure enough it's what I thought it was!
So I am now planning a wedding, didn't I just do this? lol We're thinking June on the beach, a small "just us" kinda thing. I told her I thought I knew an awsome photographer I could hook them up with. ;)
Internet, I'd like you to meet my Mom and soon-to-be Step-Dad, Thom. I took these at Coquina Beach just a few days before my wedding. I heart the beach, OBX I can't wait for summer!

Love you guys!