Channing & Jordan

Channing contacted me a while back to book a session for her and Jordan, she already knew then she wanted to do something a little different. 

I brainstormed & drove around all kinds of places in the London area looking for something that wouldn't be the same 'ole same, but I was just coming up short. Then, Channing suggested a tree farm & since there isn't one locally (that I know of) we ended up heading north to Baldwin Farms in Richmond. I had been there before, back in early college, but I was having trouble remembering a lot about it. 

The photographer inside of me got way when we pulled up and I realized there were endless opportunities for photos AND the sun was going to set in the most perfect place possible.

#heckyes

I'll be honest & say, sometimes I hate nearly every photo I take at a session & other times it's like the stars just line up, the sun is perfect, the place is perfect, the people are perfect, & I just can't get enough of the photos. This session was definitely one of the latter. 

Special thanks to Jordan (& Channing on occasion as you'll see below) for pulling that wagon around the entire farm just so we could haul my stuff & use it for photos. Ya'll are the best! 

Here's to love & 2016!

Jorden // Senior 2016

Jorden helped me out back in August or September (my memory is terrible, guys) by being a model for a session in a beautiful field. When she asked me to do her senior pictures I was so excited-- she's incredibly photogenic & so sweet. She makes my job super easy. 

Then she said she wanted to base all of her photos around dance & sent me a few photos that she liked. I immediately started trying to brainstorm locations, but I was coming up short. We needed places with a lot of color & spunk & if you haven't looked around, London just doesn't have very much of that. Long story short, we ended up going to Somerset for her session with the help of location ideas from Dani Ford & Talara Hewitt (both amazing photographers from Somerset that you should check out, ASAP). 

I have to admit, I was a little nervous for our session. I LOVE unique ideas, but I know absolutely nothing about dance. I'm lucky to do the cha-cha-slide correctly. So, giving Jorden pose ideas just wasn't in the cards for me. Luckily, this girl is amazing & she had endless ideas. Not to mention, I'm pretty sure she can do absolutely anything. 

I did have one idea, though. When we pulled up to the first location, I immediately thought, "I want her to do that splits on those yellow rails." However, I was thinking just down one rail & figured it would probably be impossible so I never mentioned it to Jorden. Then, we're standing there on the steps & she says, "I want to try to do the splits standing between these, but I don't think my legs are long enough." And I have to be honest, I freaked out on the inside because I wanted her to try so bad, but I didn't think her legs were long enough either. Then, low and behold, with the tiniest amount of assistance the girl wraps her feet around the rails & IS DOING THE SPLITS BETWEEN THEM. And, I'm just standing there in shock & realize "Oh crap, I need to be taking pictures!" Jorden was able to hold the pose for long enough to do several different things with her arms & in those moments I realized she's a strong as an ox. 

She continued to amaze me throughout her session-- it really was so much fun! I'm still thrilled she chose me to do her photos. 

Jorden, I hope you have a senior year that is as awesome as you! 

Morgan // Senior 2016

This session was so much fun & most definitely an adventure! It was such a humid September day. After sweating our way through photos at the Rockcastle Trading Post, we went knee deep & (almost) head first in the Rockcastle River. It did cool us off, but Morgan & my helper (my awesome Mom) were barefoot & had to fight the rocky river bottoms, which wasn't an easy task. At one point we thought a helicopter rescue was going to be necessary to get my Mom out of the river, ha! But if you ask me, it was allllll worth it for the photos we came out with at the end of the day. 

Thank you, Morgan, for being up for my crazy ideas! 

 So happy I got to do these photos for this beautiful, sweet young lady!  

Calley + Ty // Awaiting Winter

This Alice in Wonderland themed baby shower was phenomenal, so well thought out & creative. Guests arrived, signed a vintage Alice in Wonderland book for baby Winter, & picked up a key. At the end of the shower, each person checked to see if their key opened a chest with a gift inside (loved this idea). The table centerpieces were incredibly detailed, featuring tiny little vintage books & china sets. On the back wall under a sign that read "Winter's Wonderland" hung a vintage blue dress, which happened to be Calley's Grandmother's wedding dress. The Donna Vandy cake was beautiful AND delicious. 

It was pretty much perfect!

I had so much fun photographing all of the details & loved finishing off the shower with a mini maternity session for the parents-to-be. 

Winter is due to arrive in a little over a month & I'm certain she will be greeted with love that is truly magical.

Congratulations, Calley & Ty! 

Taylor // Senior 2016

Had so much fun with Taylor's session!

It just so happened to be on my Uncle's farm, one of my favorite places ever, so that made it even more special. 

Senior photography is quickly becoming one of my favorite things to capture. I love when my clients have locations in mind that speak to their personality. 

I think Taylor makes the country life look pretty darn good, see for yourself below: