Print of Your Heart

About three years ago, Ian and I decided not to purchase each other Christmas presents. I say that, but usually every time we say we’re not going to get each other presents, Ian still is so sweet and picks me up something beautiful or makes something beyond what I could have ever wanted. That year, in true Ian fashion, he gave me a Christmas present about a week before Christmas. He made wooden frames and burned things he loved about me on the the bottom of each one. He then had square prints from Social Print Studio printed with some of…

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The Stephens Part IV

If you have been with us for a whille, you may have seen the Stephens on our blog. We have loved growing with their family over the years. Brent is the lead pastor of our church, Four Points Church. Last year, we took their family photos on our church land with huge bulldozers and trucks after they broke ground. This year, as a testament to God’s faithfulness, we took their photos in front of the completed building.

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Cassandra | Lifestyle Session

One of my favorite things about lifestyle sessions is getting to peek into someone’s life at home. Capturing those intimate moments that are part of their daily routine are important memories and seasons that people cherish forever. Spending time in Cassandra’s home with her was such a relaxing and fun experience. Sharing our favorite music, books and insane love for breakfast was really great. I hope you enjoy taking a quick look into what home looks like for her.

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5 Tips When Booking a Photographer

Something I never really understood until I became a photographer was the effort and process it takes to be a photographer. On the outside, it’s easy right? “Smile!” [click] [click] done. With that, there’s not much guidance out there on how to effectively and enjoyably work with clients and photographers. We put together some quick tips, based on our experiences as photographers, to help shed some light on this subject and hopefully make your next photo session an experience you’ll always treasure, along with the images.

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Return Ticket

“We take photos as a return ticket to a moment otherwise gone.” Our family takes a lot of pictures. Not because we like seeing ourselves plastered all over the place, but because pictures are memories for me. I have never really journaled until more recently, and in a lot of ways, I think it was because photos were a journal for me. I could look at a photo and tell you exactly how I was feeling or what I was going through or experiencing at that exact moment. I find myself frequently going through old photos, reminiscing about those memories…

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Hudson and Emma | Twins

I could not share these images without sharing a little background on these beautiful babies. I cannot tell this story without crying. I met Abbi and Caleb in my freshman English class in college. They were this adorable high school sweetheart couple who always had smiles on their faces. Fast forward six years later… They got married and Caleb was finishing law school at UGA. I had just lost our first baby, and decided to share publicly what I was going through on The Southern Trunk. I had no idea how God would use my situation to bring so many…

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Cove Patrick | One Month

I cannot believe my baby boy is one month old. Was it not just yesterday that I was bringing this little guy home from the hospital? So much has changed in four short weeks. We finally got the hang of eating. He is sleeping 4-6 hours at night, which is so huge for us! And during the day he is so alert and loves playing on his safari mat. One of my favorite things that he does is wrap his tiny little hands around my fingers and squeeze when he’s being sweet. He did it the moment I held him for…

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The Allens | Winter Shoot & Christmas Card Cheer

  It’s that time of year where our door post is lined with photos of our loved ones. Christmas Card Season! My favorite. I am hoping ours actually make it to mailboxes before Christmas this year. We had the most perfect distraction arrive right in the middle of the holidays. Since I am all curled up with the sweetest little babe, I will make this short and sweet:) Here are a few photos from the Allen’s Christmas card shoot!

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The Edwards

We just absolutely love this family and have really enjoyed seeing their family grow over the past year. Sawyer was born this summer and he is just a doll. He is so relaxed and has the sweetest grins and growls when he is flirting. After a week of rain, it was incredibly sunny the morning we went to take their photos (oh, and really really cold). We actually went to the same spot that Scott and Lily took their engagement photos four years ago, so it was a special place for their family. I hope you enjoy the images from this beautiful…

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The Stephens Family Part III

You may have seen the Stephens family on our blog before. They are a very special family to us and Brent is the pastor of our church, Four Points Church. This year we had the honor of shooting their family on our church land. After years of prayer, the church is finally breaking ground and has started building, and hopefully it will be done in the Spring of 2016. I hope you enjoy these fun family photos!

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32 Week Update

Well, I can’t say things around here have been comfortable, but they sure have been exciting. We are only two months away from having our little guy make his grand appearance! With a growing baby you have all sorts of weird things happening to your body, and mine has been tripping me out a bit lately. I can’t complain though. Our little guy is moving away and healthy in there and that’s what matters. This is all just preparation for the many sacrifices I know I’ll be making as a mother. When you think about it that way, it’s beautiful and…

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Ezra | Newborn shoot

It was such an honor to be able to shoot baby Ezra just two short weeks after we shot his maternity shoot with his parents, which you can check out here: The Gustavsons. Ezra was the sweetest little baby with a gorgeous head full of hair. I loved seeing his big brother and sister love on him. Nathan and Megan are incredible parents, and they make a beautiful family of five now.  Here are some of the images we captured of them last week.

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Will + Whitney | Woodstock, Georgia

One of the reasons we love taking photos of couples and families is because there’s always so much joy in their interactions with each other. With Will and Whitney, there was a lot of laughter, kissing and cuddling. You can see the love from these newlyweds in every shot below. Enjoy!

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