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Sunday, June 28, 2009

We won! We Won!

We are going to Vegas for Nationals baby!! Woot! Woot!

I started off the whole event at 7pm Friday night. The team captain said that I would bring us Birthday luck for the weekend. I won my match and that pretty much set the tone for the rest of the weekend. We never lost. By the time that we completed play on Saturday..actually it was 3am so it was Sunday..we knew we were playing for Vegas.

So August 23rd to the 29th, we will be in Vegas for this All expenses paid...well airfare, hotel and rental car.. We are going to do fundraisers for spending money.

Friday, June 26, 2009


So far this day has been spent packing and getting ready for our APA Regional Pool competition at the Isle of Capri Casino.

Our team has been together for 6 years and have come soo close several times. If we win, we get an all expense paid trip to LAS VEGAS!! for Nationals. I have never been to Vegas so it would be soo cool if we won. Maybe my birthday will bring us good luck. :-)

Monday, June 15, 2009

Lighting Workshop

Saturday I had the opportunity to learn tricks and tips from local Memphis photographers about lighting. We had several lighting stations set up around a pool. We were shown shade, mixed shade/light, stobes, off camera lighting, and natural lighting. The boys wanted bikini models for the pool. Imagine their surprise when two of the four were FOURTEEN. lol Mom was present for the entire event, but I still felt more comfortable taking head shots of the teens. Here are a few:

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Sunday Morning Pancakes..

Today is going to spent editing wedding photos from last weekend and swimsuit model shooting from last night. JL was sweet enough to cook brunch and I jumped at the chance to take photos for our Morning project. Yummy!

Friday, June 12, 2009


This week I started participating in a great project : Morningness. A group of photographers from Twopeas will be posting shots of their mornings on It so wonderful to see a different perspectives from different photographers around the world.

My contribution today:
Since I have the day off, I was actually able to sit down and eat breakfast. I wanted to sit outside, but at 8:45am it was already 82 degrees and 76% humidity. Didn't take long to take myself back inside. lol

Monday, June 08, 2009

:Megan + Kyle:

What a gorgeous wedding! You could not ask for better weather for June in Mississippi. Plus, the setting...what bride wouldn't want to get married in a turn of the century antebellum mansion ala "Gone With The Wind". I have known Megan since she was born. In fact, her mother and I are first cousins. When I asked her at Christmas what she planned to do after graduation, she said "Get Married"..."but don't you want to go to college first?".... "uh..I am graduating from college in May..not Highschool".. Opps. Time really does pass you bye quickly.

Megan and Kyle..Thank you for allowing me to part of your day!! Here is a quick preview of a few that I have edited..More to Come :-)