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Boy howdy, folks, have I been busy lately! Between the end of the semester, defending my prospectus, and then traveling up North? Phew, I’m exhausted!
Before I left for Rhode Island, a conference at Yale, and then a quick visit to NYC, I photographed TJ & Ashley’s beautiful wedding.
And right when I got back, there was Jessica & Jeff’s stunning and sweet beach wedding.
Keep your eyes peeled for both of those weddings coming up over the next month.
Lately I’ve been doing some headshots. On the left we have Deb who wanted an updated headshot for her international job search. On the right we have Alea who needed a headshot for her SGA presidency at Bainbridge State College.
Next up is Nikki. Once upon this past fall, she was one of my photography students (and her son just finished my photo class this spring too). Things changed drastically this spring when her husband passed unexpectedly. It was especially difficult as she also worked to finish the semester. There were days and weeks when she had her doubts (though I never did), but she succeeded and graduated from Florida State University this May! I am tremendously proud of my friend’s accomplishments and her resilience! In one of these photos you’ll see her holding a framed image of her and her husband – it was important to her to have him by her side for this event since he had supported her through her education and over half her life.
Last up for today we have Jana! She just turned 22 and had a Kate Spade themed birthday dinner (lucky gal!). We couldn’t resist taking a fun portrait and headshot of the lass to celebrate the event!
So forgive me for being tremendously busy, my dear friends. I hope these photos make up for it a little. Now if you’ll excuse me, I have to hop back to the dissertation process and work on putting together my summer art appreciation courses. 😀
You’ve had a busy year! Forgotten to get your senior photos taken? No worries! As long as your shoot is in April, we’ll still be able to create stunning graduation announcements like this! Call me at 229-224-6021 to make your appointment and visit AnsleyStudio.com for ideas!
The featured photo is of the awesome Amberlyn who can’t wait to graduate in May and head off to college this summer! 😀
What better way to enjoy your vacation than taking photos? My sisters were great sports and love Driftwood Beach! Next time, I’ll be sure to get there earlier and explore it further. The tide was coming in faster than we expected, but I hear tale of entire trees preserved on the beach. We started off with Alea since she’s a senior this year and mom needs as many photos of her last baby as she can get before she leaves for college. 😉
The photo below gives you some scope of just how big this driftwood is. Isn’t it lovely? And, yes, I was in the water with all my photo gear for a number of these photos. Now, that, my friends, is love!
Jana jumped in too for a little beach photo action. She’s a senior at Georgia Southern University (notice how her outfit shows off her school’s colors?). This chica just finished taking her MCAT on Thursday and we were celebrating!
After the photos and dinner, I walked down onto the hotel dock. I listened to the tide roll in and crash on the rocks while crickets chirped behind me. I looked up into the blanket of stars and saw one quickly shoot across. What amazing thing happened to you this weekend?
Mom: It looks like rain in Tallahassee on the radar. Should be reschedule?
Me: What? There’s no rain!
Me, an hour later: I’m still right. It’s not raining. There’s a flood. Der!
So our first scheduled session got rained out. This is what sometimes happens when you pick the perfect day and a great outdoor location for your shoot. But we were able to shoot around the family’s last minute beach vacation. And thanks for making sure everyone wore sunscreen and didn’t show up looking like a lobster, Sam’s mom!
Sam is another lass who will be graduating from Scholar’s Academy in Thomasville. Her mom requested an area with graffiti so we headed to one of my favorite spots in the Gaines Street district and then to Railroad Square. I think we got a great mix of awesome in here! My favorites are Sam on the rubble in the first set and the close-up in the last set. Which is your favorite?
Somedays, the sunlight is just perfect. The day I met Amberlyn for a few senior portraits at a friend’s plantation was one of those days. What makes it better? Having a lovely lass to joke around with in front of my camera. Have a great senior year, Amberlyn!