This post has been a LONG time comin'.
You may remember my beautifully pregnant friend, Amber (if you need a refresher, go here: amber-snowy-maternity.html )
Well, she hasn't been pregnant for a while and instead, she has a beautiful daughter now! Seriously one of the prettiest babies I have ever seen.
I got to take these photos of this tiny, precious, brand new human when she was just about a week old, which was...a while ago.. I'm pretty sure I teased this blog post on Facebook at least twice, and then never found the time to actually put it together. But the time has FINALLY come.
Enough words. Just look at this baby.
And even though these have been posted elsewhere already, I saved these two for last because they might actually be some of my favorite photos I've ever taken.
They get me right in the feelings every. single. time.
So grateful to Amber for letting me into her home during the peak of flu season to capture these sweet moments (I did wear a mask, just for the record) and so excited to see this beautiful girl grow up and become as cool as her parents.
I was so excited when Amanda asked me to do her senior photos! She is so cool, so talented, and SUPER photogenic. I knew this shoot would be a good one. Especially when she said, "I have this blazer that makes me look like a boss lady."
You guys. She wasn't joking. BOSS. LADY.
Amanda is a theatre major, so she naturally wanted to take a lot of pictures in the Black Box Theatre where she spent so much of her time. I've gotta be honest, I was pretty nervous. My typical style involves natural light and nature and these were literally in a black. box.
But WOW. I love how they turned out.
We also headed to the scene shop! I love how she wanted to include these special spots in her photos.
I loved being pushed to shoot outside of my element, but now back to normally scheduled programming. :)
So these next ones are by far my favorite of the shoot, and some of my favorites ever.
When I went home for lunch his day, I noticed how pretty the pink flowers were on the bushes next door to my house, and then I remembered the leftover pink smoke bombs I had from some gender reveal packages and it clicked.
When I super-last-minute asked Amanda if she'd be down for a little spontaneous potential trespassing (we've lived here for over a year and still aren't sure if we actually have neighbors,) and leftover smoke bombs, she was in.
(Shoutout to my clients who go along with my last minute plan revisions. You the real MVPs.)
Thanks to Amanda for KILLIN' IT with this shoot. I have no doubt she is going to do big, awesome things as a college grad.
I met Melanie when she interned at the agency where I work, and she was such an awesome intern–intelligent, professional, and so sweet! She was also multitalented, contributing to both the "pictures" and "words" side of our work at Bramblett Group.
Melanie is about to take on the world as a college graduate, and I was so excited when she asked me to take a few photos for her in her cap and gown!
She and her mom were so patient with me during this shoot and I felt like such a mess!
I had worked as a vendor at a bridal brunch all morning. Then, the bypass into Jackson (aka the easiest way to get anywhere) was closed for construction this day and if you know anything about me, you know I am TERRIBLE with directions, so shutting down my main route made me pretty nervous. I managed to get there about 20 minutes early, so I made sure I found the spot where I was meeting her and then drove basically back around the corner to get coffee since I had plenty of time.
Cut to 20 minutes later, and I was still waiting for my coffee in a not-even-crowded-but-very-slow-Starbucks while Melanie and her mom waited for me in our designated meeting spot. I finally got my coffee and headed back, and somehow got myself lost in parking lots even though I had JUST been there. I felt like such a doofus.
It turned out okay though, because I wound up driving past the spot that became the inspiration for my favorite photos of the day, which I wouldn't have found if I had any sense of direction! ;) More on that soon.
So I mentioned the inspiration for the location of my favorite shots! Well, surprise, I am terrible with directions and couldn't remember how to get back to that spot.
But Melanie and her mom were such champs and trekked across campus as I kept insisting there was a "tree with white flowers somewhere over here!" I'm so glad they trusted me and my terrible sense of direction, because these shots were so worth it.
Melanie is so lovely inside and out, and I can't wait to see how she changes the world!