Archive for March, 2011

13 March 2011

Elyse Anne {greenville, sc baby photography}

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Meet cute little Elyse Anne! She has such a beautiful story. My friends Steven & Heather really wanted a baby. And, as sometimes happens in life, God had plans for them that were different than their own. I could write a novel. But it is neither my novel to write, nor do I have the time. So, let me skip to the end and say that Steve & Heather thought they were going to adopt this gorgeous little baby girl. And, unfortunately, the birth mother changed her mind.

Flash forward about a month later and I show up to a party for little Jasmine, and Heather is there with a baby and introduces the baby as her own! I was shocked and almost speechless. I think I said, “WHAT?” about five times. The birth mother, a teen mom, changed her mind again and decided to give the baby to Steve and Heather! I am so excited for them and don’t know anyone more eager to be parents! That baby is so loved.

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I had been itching to photograph a wee one so Heather graciously invited me over to try my hand at newborn photography with Elyse.

Well, even though she was so tiny, she had lots of energy! I quickly realized that to get “newborn” photos, photographers really mean it when they say the baby needs to be fresh out of the oven.

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Despite having no props and a wriggling little one, I think I still got some really adorable shots.

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Want to know what Elyse and I have in common? We share a middle name! I love finding someone else that spells “Anne” with the “e” on the end.

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Thank you, Heather, for letting me take photos of your sweet little girl! She is adorable. :)

13 March 2011

Shutterbuds {greenville, sc photography}

Shutterbuds is a new photography group in Greenville, SC. Whether you’re a budding photographer who just bought her first camera, or a photographer in full bloom—with an arsenal to prove it!—Shutterbuds is where girlfriends can connect! This group isn’t for portrait photographers only. If you like taking pictures of anything from graffiti to cats to newborns to landscapes, or even if you only want to take pictures of your own kids, you are more than welcome to join!

There’s no cost associated with Shutterbuds and it isn’t an exclusive group. We’re just a bunch of girlfriends who all love photography! We share information and advice and we have monthly social outings.

If you live in the Upstate of South Carolina and want some girls to talk shop with, please contact me for more information!

5 March 2011

Worldwide Steak’n’Shake Lindy Bomb {greenville, sc event photography}

Last month, February 12th, to be exact, was the “World Wide Lindy Bomb a Steak’n’Shake Day.” Lindy bombing is when a group of lindy hoppers dances in a public place where there is not normally dancing, such as a park or restaurant. And what exactly is the lindy hop? It’s the most fun you can have on two feet.

Half of our group, enjoying some food & shakes before the dancing begins.

Picking out the first song. While the jukebox was very convenient (we didn’t have to lug around our own music), I wish it had more swingable songs, even rockabilly. After all, Steak & Shake has a very retro feel!

What I love about this picture, is the manager in the background getting a video on his phone. During the 1st dance, at least half the staff was crowded around with their phone out, taking photos & video! They were so accommodating and even invited us back!

Why Steak’n’Shake? The manager asked me the same thing. I think it’s because its open 24hrs and so many lindy hoppers will frequent the diner after that evening’s dance…or after the late night dance (which can go until 5am!)

LOVE this skirt!

Jose, singing his heart out!

If these photos looked like fun, that’s because there was much fun to be had! Do an internet search for local swing dance groups and thank me later :)

Robert & Beccy and Jose & Candace showing off their dipping skills in front of the Steak ‘n’ Shake

To see more photos from the event, click here.

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