"Dont ever doubt your beauty....
from God, or from man"

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Football Season

"Football is a sport that brings everyone together, for food, fun, family, and friends."

High school football has been a completely different experience for me. 

Photographing football is a little more complicated then I thought. I love to watch college football, but I have realized that I didn't know how the all american sport, we call football, is played. I understand the basic concept, but all the "flags" "whistles" "calls" and "timeouts" I don't always understand. So thankfully in photographing my home church's high school football team I have learned a thing or two. :) 

Including, a little more about photographing a high school football team. Oh the blessings that come with having a home church! :)

Monday, September 27, 2010

Family & Love

Family. Family means everything to me, without it I wouldn't be where I am. Without it I wouldn't be who I am; and without family I wouldn't be headed in the direction I am going.
Family also means LOVE to me, it's getting together and laughing, getting together and being supportive of each other, and getting together to eat. Grandparents, Aunts, Uncles, Cousins, Sisters, Brothers, Mothers, Fathers, everyone gathering together to celebrate a special occasion.
On this particular day, our family was gathering together to celebrate my second cousins 1st birthday!!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Sibling Rivalry

sibling rivalry

Function: n  is a type of competition or animosity among brothers and sisters within a family

That's at least the definition from our Mr Webster, however; I think at the end of the definition it should say something like "in love for each other" or "to show affection through teasing",
because for this family, sibling rivalry was just a way they showed love to each other. Photographing this family was fun and entertaining, and also showed me what kids will do to please their mother. This family is gorgeous, funny, and was a blessing to photograph. 

Monday, September 13, 2010

Traveling Senior

Your senior year of high school is supposed to be your easiest year right?

At least that's what everyone has always said. "Oh, don't worry, come senior year and it will be a breeze". I know for me, it most definitely wasn't my easiest year of high school, it was actually probably my hardest. For this beautiful senior I'm not sure if it's her easiest or her hardest year, however; this weekend was probably one of her most fun. We spent the day downtown Charleston, and out on the beautiful beach of folly in the sand and sun.

She is not only beautiful, funny, and smart but also an amazing woman of God. She traveled all the way from Raleigh, NC and gave me the privilege of photographing her senior portraits. It was a very eventful, exciting, fun filled day and I was blessed to be able to be a part of her last year of high school, even if it was in a small way.

Friday, September 10, 2010

The Legend's

My mother, being married to a surfer, has always said that "all surfers are a legend in their own mind". After spending five hours at folly watching the massive waves from hurricane earl, and observing all the surfers, I've come to the conclusion that she is right. Some are better than others, some think their better than others, and some are humble enough to admit that sometimes they cant always catch the wave as quick as everyone else.... sometimes....  :) It was such a joy to be able to spend the whole day at the beach in the sand doing what I love, My Passion, right along side all these men and woman who were also spending their day doing what they love, Their Passion. 

The family I was privileged to photograph surfing are very close and dear to my family and it was wonderful to be able to give them the photo's that truly showed they are "a legend".
A one of a kind sport, that truly shows God's amazing, beautiful world He's created for us to live in and enjoy. <3 

I love that the bird is surfing the waves too...... 

The day ended with two boards being broken, but four very blessed and happy surfers~