I want to wish Carrie and James congratulations. They are soon expecting a baby girl very soon. We enjoyed a beautiful morning session at a the family farm of a friend of theirs. It works wonderful with her rustic they are finishing the baby’s room in. I look forward to our next session to photography their new joy as soon as she arrives.
I had the opportunity to photograph this lovely lady that wanted to do a boudoir session as a surprise for her husband. She was kind enough to write a blog post about her experience and allow me to share it with you. So I will let her words tell you about the shoot.
I had the pleasure to capture the wedding day of this great couple at the Meinhardt Vineyards & Winery. I hope you enjoy this sample from the day as much as I enjoyed photographing it.
I had the opportunity to spend a couple hours one recent cold morning photography this wonderful family. That cold morning they were trooper, like they have had to learn to be in life. Their youngest son has TSC and they have go through many battles since his birth that many of us have never known or can comprehend the challenges they face. It was a wonderful couple hours capturing the love that holds this family so tightly together.
The text below is taken directly from the family’s Facebook Page:
“Our story begins at 34 weeks after an ultrasound was done. As a mother you think that everything will be great and pray nothing is wrong. But there was something wrong; very wrong. The kind of wrong that makes you question, why God? Why my child?
Our sweet baby boy Hudson T. Scheck was born. The diagnosis was confirmed after birth and multiple tests that Hudson had Tuberous Sclerosis Complex or TSC. He had multiple (to many to count) tumors or tubers on his brain, heart, kidneys, skin and SEGAs in the ventricles of his brain. After numerous surgeries and hundreds of seizures our Hudson fights daily.
We invite you to follow Hudson’s story…his journey, strength and love for life. We never understand why things happen or why others seem to suffer and struggle in this life, but in life struggle and pain can open our eyes to something bigger than ourselves. With faith and hope our lives changed when Denali came into our family. Denali is our trained service dog who detects seizures and alerts just before Hudson has one. Our story begins… Denali is the heartbeat at our feet. Please join us on our journey.”
You can also follow this family’s story on their blog, Heartbeat At Our Feet.
See the entire session here: Scheck Family Portraits.
This is an abandoned homestead near Davidson College. Amazing to think that a family once lived out their lives there. Now, it is overgrown, ragged and all but completely on the ground. So I ventured out and decided to have some creepy fun with it as the setting for some grim reaper type imagery. So with a cloak, noose and the death of winter surrounding me, this is what I created.
Too cool not to share some. Peyton is starting out in modeling and needed some images for her portfolio. We spent an afternoon together to explore her talent. She was very energetic, fun and professional. I loved working with her!
We have another great workshop coming up on November 1st. We’ll show you how to creatively capture water drops. You’ll be able to experiment with different backgrounds to add color and event text to the drops.
You’ll even have a chance to capture water drop collisions.
We has a wonderful time at the show. It was great meeting all the Brides and sharing in their excitement planning their wedding.