Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Happy Memorial Day!

My husband and I just got back from Naples, FL where we were visiting my father-in-law and his girlfriend for Memorial Day. Let me tell is H-O-T down there!!! The kind of hot that is uncomfortable to sit outside or to exert any energy at all. Unless of course you are cruising on a boat. So of course, that is what we did.

We had a fantastic time just being together and "fishing". There were so many people on this tiny beach where we parked to fish that the biting was nonexistant! No worries. I was happy to take my camera with me the whole time.

I hope you enjoy these shots. I know there are a ton, but I couldn't decide which to add. I had already settled on these few compared to how many I took over the weekend. Sorry about that!

Any and all comments and criticisms are greatly appreciated!!!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

All grown up...

I felt the lump in my throat. I willed myself not to cry. I remembered that it didn't mean she was gone forever. She just wasn't going to constantly be around anymore.

I remember the night she was born like it was yesterday. My grandparents were visiting us and the whole family was waiting anxiously at the hospital to hear that first cry. The sweetest sound in the world. My grandparents took my brother and I home for the night and we ate cheese grits. They were, and still are, the best grits I have ever had in my whole life. I was so excited. At 9 years old, I didn't realize what a miracle we had just received. That precious child came into my life and changed me forever.

She came out a spitfire, a completely independent soul. She is incredibly talented and creative and beautiful. She has made me a better person--just by knowing her.

My little sister is all grown up. She graduated high school last night, and I, the oh-so-proud big sister, was there to document it. I couldn't get close enough to get real shots but I tried my best to capture the moment for her.

I want nothing but the best for her always. I hope she enjoys college as much as I did. I hope she follows her dreams and lives with no regrets. When she is joyous, I hope she calls me to share. When she has heartaches, I hope she knows I will drive 6 hours to cry with her. All she has to do is call.

I love you!!!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Dance Like No One is Watching...

I teach dance to children of all ages. They are all fun, but the babies are the best!...Watch this Mrs. Whitney!...Look what I can do...Yes, the babies are the best.

I am fortunate enough to have some mothers who will allow me to post photos of their child on this blog so that you may see the joy in their sweet faces when they come and dance with me.

My big girls are great too...although they don't feel the need to impress me all the time...i can't imagine why?!

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

My first blogging experience as a photographer...

Well guys, I don't really know what to say. I want to be a photographer when I "grow up". I am teaching myself and I would all the feedback I can get.

Periodically, I will post sessions that I have with family and friends, but mostly it will be my day-to-day sights.

I hope you enjoy my blog!