May 31, 2011

Savannah & Dylan {Children Photography - Shelby, NC}

This is the second time I've gotten to take pictures of this brother and sister. They are so sweet and easy to work with. I loved walking with them along the grapevines.

May 28, 2011

Kaitlyn - Senior Pictures

When I was 15 I started babysitting this cute little baby, now she's graduating from high school. She has become a beautiful young lady. I'm even more excited that she's going to the same college I did. Congratulations Kaitlyn I was so happy to take these pictures.

May 26, 2011


Today is Katie's last day of preschool. She'll start kindergarden in august and she is so excited and ready to go. I just don't think I am. I am so thankful that she's been at a great preschool where she's learned so much and been loved by her teachers.
First day of preschool, December 2008
 Katie started preschool a little earlier than we had planned. I had developed rheumatoid arthritis and just couldn't take care of her like she needed. I called every school in the area and Putnam was the only one with an opening in the middle of the year. I am so glad it worked out that way. It was just the place we both needed. Her first two teachers, Mrs. Sheri and Mrs. Barbara were so sweet and loving. Barbara would pick Katie up and give her hugs when I couldn't. I will never forget the love they showed my baby girl. Katie still stops by Sheri's class every day to give her a hug.

The next fall Katie began her first full year with Mrs. Anne. Katie was still a little shy and Anne helped her get used to the routine and become more comfortable with going to school every day. Later that year when I got sick again Anne and her assistant Kristen were just what we needed. They provided a normal routine for Katie but were there to give the hugs and love I couldn't.

This year we were once again blessed with Mrs. Kristen and Mrs. Andrea. Katie has made some real friends in her class and I will miss them all so much next year. It's hard to say goodbye but I'm so thankful Katie has the foundation to be ready for kindergarden I know she'll be just fine.

May 24, 2011

The Benfields {Family Photography - Gastonia, NC}

I met Nicole this year when she made the cutest cupcakes for Katie's Barbie birthday party.
She makes cakes that not only look amazing but taste great too.

 I was so excited to be able to take pictures of her family last week.
We met at Stowe Park in Belmont and got to play on the train a little bit.

May 23, 2011

A great example

Yesterday my parents celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary. When they met they were just a couple of kids at Gardner-Webb College. My dad was a silly guy that played the banjo and mom had fipped out hair and wore mini dresses.
They decided to celebrate yesterday by renewing their wedding vows. My mom cried, my dad was sweet, and everything was just perfect. In a world that changes so much and so many things are uncertain I'm glad to have my parents love for me and my sisters and each other as a constant.

May 21, 2011

Watch this......

Hey Mom!

watch me dance,

watch me twirl,

watch me swing,

watch me fly!

Today I did and it was beautiful.

May 16, 2011


There's a beautiful lake a few minutes from my house. I've always wanted to take pictures there and finally got the chance. Ashley is just 15 months old but was so sweet and easy to work with. I loved it.

May 3, 2011

Super Girl!

Today was hero day at Katie's school. She decided she wanted to be a super hero! I knew that super girl costume I got after halloween for $2 would come in handy some day.

Super Girl to the rescue!