2014 was mind-boggling! I saw parts of the world I’ve only DREAMED about – Hawaii and Italy! I photographed some of the most beautiful weddings and shared so many heartfelt moments with sweet souls! It was a pretty big year for growth – emotionally and professionally – and I’m absolutely thrilled to see what 2015 has in store! I personally love setting goals (large and small), so these lists are always fun for me to do! Here’s what I have my fingers crossed for (and commentary on last year’s hopefulutions).
- Travel (yep, still on the list haha)
- Expand WRS (new studio, possible lab, introduce new ideas)
- Start a band with Andy
- Take a train to NOLA (leaving this on the list)
- Expand Vertical House Records
- Make more time for gardening
- Construct a greenhouse or implement cold frames
- Publish a photo book
- Visualize and execute 3-5 styled sessions
- Capture at least 2 destination weddings
- Visit the PNW
- Learn a new camera system
2013 Resolutions (with commentary)
kitties, new chairs, film scans from my Diana camera
our Christmas gift from Third Man Records
Birmingham trip with friends!
kitties and Paul Collins Beat at Coppertop
Five Points and Pho
Coco, Hi-Fi prep, Lowe Mill sunset, and new (to me) film cameras
Tea of the Month Club, new shoes, Kid A, The Nook
PASSPORTS ARRIVED, new (to me) film camera, Lowe Mill, delicious nectar
kitties, Valentine’s Day, and sunset walks
kitty butts, estate sale wallpaper, and crocuses – first sign of Spring!
Nashville for Nobunny!
friends, hikes, snorkeling, a birthday sunrise, and other pure magic in Kauai – on film – on phone
did a Know Huntsville interview!
estate sale wallpapers and the arrival of Spring!
North wing of Lowe Mill before expansion!
scrapbooking Kauai and getting ready for the next adventure
HOLY MOLY ITALY!!! So lovely – both on film and on my phone!
estate sale patterns and hopeful spaces!
the last opening game of the Huntsville Stars!
tidbits from No’Ala photo shoots in Florence for their music issue
RECORD STORE DAY!
a new (to me) friend and the start of the Concerts on the Back Dock
first moments of May
Five Points, records, and Tiny
Southern Accents trip!
camped for our 8th wedding anniversary!
framing adventures my grandmother captured
the start of summer…my favorite time!
patios, catmint, lavender
HSV, estate sales, summer storms, rocket city yoga week!
pool parties and Pookie cuts!
TT & COCO GET HITCHED!
archiving old photos
Straight to Ale and firework fun
summer shows and brews
sunset float on the Flint
boiler room exploration
flint river fun
Dog Days of Summer
the start of Sept
fabulous farmhouse dinner
photographed a TREEHOUSE WEDDING and explored ATL
PIZZA PARTY MASSACRE
Tannehill State Park
Wreckless Eric at Yellowhammer Brewing!
DJed the Pop Up Art Show #crashxr
Happy Holidays and I hope everyone had a wonderful New Year!
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Here’s a collection of miscellaneous adventures in November! Beautiful scenery, cats, drinks, JONATHAN RICHMAN (again, November wins with shows), and tidbits from an INCREDIBLE styled shoot I was lucky to capture at Hardy Chambers Farmhouse! You can see the film images here!
Beautiful Jones Valley
Man, November was a GREAT month for music! Reigning Sound in Nashville and then Wreckless Eric at our very own Yellowhammer! Wahoo! Everyone got hammered, sang along, “danced”, took selfies with Eric, and ended up taking the shit show downtown. It was SO much fun! Can’t wait to see what Yellowhammer and Straight to Ale do with their new space!
This is a tiny post to just exclaim how awesome Tannehill State Park is! I had an awesome engagement session there (see film photos here) one lovely Fall afternoon! I had never been there, but it’s so pretty! I’m hoping to return one day and be able to explore the entire property – here are just a few snaps while I was “scouting” before my clients arrived.
Amber and Jordan brought their sweet kitty to their engagement session – first time having a cat at the shoot! MORE PLEASE!
Halloween is one of my favorite holidays, and I was stoked to play Tiara Twinkles in the Pizza Party Massacre show at Lowe Mill this year! It’s a macabre version of an animatronic (a la Show Biz style) show. It was an absolute blast to in – even with the tight masks and odd costumes. The set and costumes were made from mostly some sort of foam core, but it was absolutely insane to see it all come together! We had three weekends of performances (three shows a night) and a great crowd at every one! I can’t wait to see what madness Matt comes up with for 2015!
so sad that it’s over!
I had the WONDERFUL privilege of photographing dear friends tie the knot in a TREEHOUSE in the middle of downtown Atlanta! It was truly remarkable and an absolute dream! You can check out the full wedding on film here – below are the instasnaps from our quick outing in Atlanta!