A Single Frame…

Spending the day with good old Lightroom and a cup of coffee. Love this shot of my sister from Christmas. She looks like she stepped right out of 1943! 
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Holiday Recap 2012

Hey Hey!
Well, school is in cession and it is back to the grind for me! As I slowly return to this more structured routine, I am happily remembering my favorite memories from the holidays-a trip to Downtown Disney to look at the masterfully crafted gingerbread houses, fun with friends and family, an adventure at Sea World, the purchase of my first Polaroid camera (600 series), and a day at St. Petersburg beach with dear friends.  
Here’s to Christmas!
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Hall Family // Portraits

Hello and a Happy Eleventh Day of Christmas to all!
Today, I am excited to share with you some  images from my session with the wonderful Hall family! They were so fun and easy-going, not to mention incredibly photogenic, making my job a breeze!  I hope you enjoy their images as much as I enjoyed taking them!
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Here’s to 2012.

Today is December 31. New Year’s Eve.  Another 366 days have come and gone. What? Madness. I’ve been going through my photo library this past week, backing up and organizing thousands of images (real interesting stuff people!), and I’ve put together my favorite images of the year. It was fun to re-discover shots I had forgotten and think about photographs I’d like to take in 2013.
Thank you to everyone who has let me take their photographs and read my blog. You are a huge encouragement to me. 
I’m thankful to the Lord for his grace and mercy that is new to me every morning.  Now I think it is about time for my favorite Tolkein quote:
“Though here at journey’s end I lie
In darkness buried deep,
Beyond all towers strong and high,
Beyond all mountains steep,
Above all shadows rides the Sun
And Stars for ever dwell:
I will not say the Day is done,
Nor bid the Stars farewell.”
{P.S. Go see the Hobbit if you have not yet!!}
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Favorite Posts of 2012:
1. The First Annual Francis Family Gingerbread House Burning: We love to light things on fire at my house.
2. Birds: I like to chase them, for the sake of art of course.
3. Jess: the first of many 2012 Jess portraits
4. A Sweet Sixteen Surprise: that time my friends kidnapped that girl Jayme, in the name of birthday fun
5. Who Am I Project: but really, who am I?
6. Sunsets + Summer: I love the color orange. Oh, and my friends.
7. Jack: the first time I shot this crazy kid in 2012. Look for the second time later this week!
8. Kentucky: that time I hung out with a bunch of crazy people I had never met and had the time of my life in Kentucky? Yeah, that was great.
9. The Gospel Coalition National Women’s Conference: the craziest 3 (or was it 4?) days of my life! Can’t wait to do it again in April. National Conference, here I come!
10. Ashevillains: FranClan family vacation…Always an adventure.
11. That time I went to Africa: Part 1 and Part 2
12. Lily’s Senior Pictures
13. Rachel’s Senior Pictures

14. Portraits of Kristen: what we do to relax after the SAT.
15. The City that Never Sleeps: Part 1 and Part 2
16. Pictures with Balloons? YES!
There you have my 2012, folks!

Hannah || Senior Portraits || Preview

Hey, hey! Told you I had lots of photographs to share! Today I have another preview to share with you.  Yesterday, I snapped the senior photos of my dear friend of twelve years (TWELVE YEARS!!!! What?! How?! Oh, how time flies!), Hannah. She is real cool and real cute. Anyways, here are a few quick favorites from yesterday’s session.
Happy Saturday to all!
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Beates Family || Portraits || Preview

Why hello there!
Long time no see, right? Sorry about that.  These last few weeks have been quite a whirlwind. I made it through finals alive, leaving behind a trail of flashcards, empty tea bags, and drained coffee mugs. Then Christmas was upon us. Whoops! Wasn’t quite prepared for that speedy entrance, Christmas…
Despite the madness, I have not forgotten to whip out the trusty camera. I have oodles of pictures to share with you now that I am back to blogging, so put on your seatbelts.
Yesterday, I had the privilege of photographing the Beates family. I have known this amazing family since I was très petite (age 2? age 3?).  Their whole family was in town for Christmas, and we had to grab some pictures! They were so easy to take pictures of, and I’m so happy with the result.
Thanks for letting me take your pictures, Beates family!  I can’t wait to share the rest.
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{From the Archives: 21}

Hey there, hey there!
I’m drowning in finals work over here,  but I just wanted to update on here so that you all know I am still alive!
Here’s a pretty picture of Chicago from a couple summers ago. Dreaming of that beautiful city today!
Au Revoir!

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Cameron + Jess {Portraits}

Hey there!
I am so, so, SO excited for today’s shoot.  Here’s a little colorful cheer for this grim, winter day!
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Studio Shoot 1: Ballerina

Today, I would like to share with you one of my first studio shoots. It is ballerina inspired, so my model faked some pretty great dancer moves! Enjoy. :)
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Julia \\ Portraits

Hey there!
I am excited to share with you some pictures of my friend Julia today. She is on staff with RUF, a student ministry that means a lot to my family. Julia does the work of Jesus on the college campus, and I am so thankful that I was able to take her photographs. Page 1 - Version 6
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