Monday, April 30, 2012

.amanda. graduation shoot

My roommate and close friend Amanda graduated from college last weekend. She asked me if I would snap some photos of her in her cap n' gown, and naturally I said "yes!" So we headed out to the beautiful Florida State campus and snapped photos until the sun went down.

Here's what I saw:

Congratulations, Amanda! I'm so proud/excited for you :)


Friday, April 20, 2012

.a pinterest worthy party

What better way to kick off the weekend than photographs of a 21st birthday party?!

As of April 11, my best friend Meredith and I are both finally legal! We have always been friends with people who are older than us, which inevitably means missing out on a lot of fun! But not anymore folks.

Meredith is a gracious, selfless, caring (and all other synonyms) girl lady who means a lot to a lot of people. I knew that she deserved a grand birthday party. So, my parents and I did what any good Southerners would do... bought 15 pounds of shrimp, 10 pounds of potatoes, corn, onions, and sausage, one large box of Old Bay, and whipped out the stockpot. Nothing brings people together like  Lowcountry Boil.

As it was a 21st birthday...we also had plenty of beers to choose from, plus a delicious batch of sangria, and of course this is the South..whiskey.

The smiling faces in the pictures below prove that a large time was indeed had by all. :)

Here's what I saw:

Handmade birthday cards are the best.
Clearly, they needed to lay off the drinks at this point.. ;)
Me & The Birthday Girl. =)
I know it's blurry, but I love this picture!
We had to relight the candles. :(
Thanks for the cake pictures, Emily!

Thank you to Jim, Robyn, and my parents for contributing to this awesome evening.

PS I was so pleased with the way that the whole party turned out- the food, the decorations, etc- I told my Mom that we totally threw a Pinterest worthy party. :)

Have a wonderful weekend, friends!

Thursday, April 19, 2012

.brenna. senior shoot

This past month has been one of the most taxing months of school I have had in my three years at Florida State.

Lucky for me, it has also been one of the most exciting months of photography that I have had yet.

I've had the privilege of photographing three beautiful ladies, two of which I have shared with you already (Amy & Samantha), and it has been an absolute blast! 

The photos I have for you today are of my sweet not-so-little-anymore cousin Brenna. Like Sam, she is also graduating high school in about a month. I am so excited for her, and can't wait to see what's in store for her over the coming years!

The fun part of this shoot was that it was completely spontaneous. I was home for Easter, and on Sunday my Aunt told Brenna (her daughter) to bring something cute to wear to Easter dinner (held at my other Aunt's house) because she wanted me to take some senior pictures of her. I had no time to plan ahead, but just had to fly by the seat of my  pants dress. It was so casual. No pressure- just fun.

Here's what I saw:

PS Some people say that Brenna looks like me. If that's true, I will absolutely take that as a compliment!

Happy Thursday y'all,