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Josh & Hanna Marry! {Wedding}

September 01, 2014  •  8 Comments

In the backyard of a friend’s home in Wingate, N.C., Hanna took “Mrs. Sammons” as her new last name. Saturday, Aug. 30th. 2014, Josh and Hanna joined their life together before friends and family just beyond the graceful, ground sweeping branches from a beautiful Weeping Willow tree.  Reflections from the evening sky danced across a beautiful pond on the farm as the ceremony turned into an evening of loved ones mingling in celebration of their wedding.  Hanna & Josh were one of the most relaxed couples that I’ve worked with and truly enjoyed the fellowship of their new beginning.  It was a hot and humid summer day but that only added the southern feel of this country wedding.  Every detail was beautifully covered.  Here is a recap of their day…In pictures.  Enjoy!

Hanna chose a familiar place to enjoy preparing for her wedding.  The home of a special lady in her life...Her grandma!

The time is drawing nearer...

Evidence that it is their day was all around the house.

The rings

friends by her side

Even though her grandmother wasn't able to be at the wedding, her presence was evident.  This was her cane and rocking chair.  I'm sure it rocked her a time or to when Hanna was young.

Loved these next two but couldn't decide which I liked best, b&w or color so I'm posting both.  This is another shot to honor her grandmother.  Taken in her grandmother's room, one her bed.

Josh pre-wedding looking all tough! 

Just before the guest arrived.

Love the look on Josh's face as he saw his bride for the first time.  And then the best man looking at the groom's reaction...

Weddings can be tough on daddy watching his little girl.

Love this picture of the mother of the bride!



My view from afar...

Congrats, Josh & Hanna!  Thank you so much for letting me be a part of your wedding over the last few months.  Wishing you many years of happiness together!



Cick of the Wild ~ Focus: {Hair}

August 19, 2014  •  1 Comment

This week's focus for COTW...Hair!  This time, it's my big girl! 

Here's my final(s)


Until next time...

COTW ~ Focus: {Summertime}

August 04, 2014  •  1 Comment

It's COTW time again and this week we're focusing on Summertime.  It got me wondering, what are your first thoughts?  Barefoot days, popcycles, pools, sun dresses, good times and watermelon!  So, this week's focus prompted a perfect opportunity for me to capture my girl eating "arly-melon" aka that sweet, juicy goodness...Watermelon!  Here's my top choice and the pictures that were in the running for this weeks challenge! 

Happy August y'all...hope you enjoy the rest of your summer!

Click of the Wild ~ Focus: {Pattern}

July 22, 2014  •  3 Comments

This little COTW gig is pretty awesome.  It's done exactly what we had planned...We've pushed ourselves to notice the beauty and uniqueness in the "everyday".  My choice for COTW was found right here in my little home town!  In fact, my oldest Arlie, suggested it.  When I told her what our focus was, she said, "Hey, let's go to Unionville and you can take pictures of the benches on the playground".  So that's what we did which in turn, led me to my final choice for this focus. 

So here it is, an architectural pattern that I think is really pretty.

Wonder how many little ones have crawled all over these benches over the years?

This church, well, it is one of my favorite places on this little piece of ground that we call home.  It's so beautiful, I never drive through Unionville without admiring this beautiful building!  Maybe one day I'll get to photograph a wedding there, how cool would that be!?

Until next time...

Click of the Wild ~ Focus: {Hands}

July 08, 2014  •  2 Comments

"Hands" is what I've been thinking about with a photographer's eye for the past couple of weeks.  You see, it is this week's challenge over at COTW.  Here are several images that have stood out in my mind but this first image is my final choice. 

One night after a shoot, I stopped by my mom's house to pick up my girls.  She was outside planting flowers and I captured her hands doing what she's always enjoyed...Gardening!

This next image is a picture I happened to find on an old memory card a couple of months ago.  It was my baby when she was just a couple of months old.  What a gem to find these two years later!

Arlie had to get her hands in the dirt helping Mamaw!

And another of my baby's pudgy fingers!

Here is that same baby's fingers...This time 2 1/2 years later picking some flowers for me.

This shot was from another COTW episode from a few months ago.  These hands are of two very special people, my aunt and uncle, Wade & Boots.  An older couple's hands that have stood the test of time enduring the trials of this life together as husband and wife!