Thursday, May 31, 2012

Thomas 9 Months ~ Murfreesboro Baby Photographer ~

I always love my sessions with Thomas! He is the happiest baby and always ready to sit and smile.  I am sure things will be a bit different at his year session since I am pretty much guaranteed to have a runner. :)  I know it will be tons of fun to chase him around though. The only thing I hope for is cooler weather, because this session was hot, hot, hot! As always, we breezed right through it though and got some adorable shots. Enjoy the sneak peek! -J

Olivia 8 Months & The Oliver Family ~ Murfreesboro Baby/Family Photographer ~

Oh me oh my, Miss Olivia is growing up so fast! We met for her 8 month session at their family farm in Wartrace. Some of you may be familiar with the famous Valley Home Strawberry Farm. They have the most delicious strawberries, cakes, popsicles, jams, and ice cream around. Blueberry season just started  so make a trip out this weekend and pick your own! For now, see how adorable Oliva is and there is double the cuteness in this blog since Olivia's cousins joined in on the fun as well. :) Take a peek at these adorable families! 

The girls' grandmother made these adorable strawberry aprons and the cute dresses in the picture below it. Talk about talented! :)

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Caleb is One! ~ Murfreesboro Baby Photographer ~

I cannot say enough about this sweet family. Getting to know them and watching sweet Caleb grow has been a highlight of my year. I always get attached to my Baby's First Year clients and tend to get a little sad knowing I won't be seeing them every three months. This is definitely the case with Caleb who will forever have a piece of my heart. We ended the year with a bang meeting on Wednesday for his session. To no surprise he was full of love and smiles. See for yourself just how big this cute little boy is getting! 

Happy 1st Birthday Caleb! I hope you enjoy the sneak peek guys and thanks for an awesome year! - J

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Alex & Josh ~ Murfreesboro Engagement Photographer ~

You have already seen this gorgeous couple on the blog. We did their engagement session at Arrington Vineyards, but Alex is so into horses so we had to meet up to incorporate them into a session too. Check out our fun horse-filled session!

 I love this shot of Josh and his son, Mason. 

Monday, May 21, 2012

Happy Anniversary: To my husband...

One year ago today I married the love of my life. Surrounded by our closest  friends and family we promised our love to one another in becoming husband and wife.  I am amazed at how quickly the year has gone, but can definitely say it has been a wonderful one full of laughter and love. I am looking forward to many many more years of marriage. Although, there will be ups and downs along the way, I could not imagine going through them with anyone else. Jeremy, you are my everything. I love the life we have together and look forward to the continuing growth in that life. Happy 1st Anniversary! -J

Over coffee this morning,  Jeremy and I sat down and separately answered 10 questions about our 1st year of marriage and then read each other our answers. 

                                                                (I found the questions here.)

1. What has brought you closer together?
Me- The growth of my business and the passing of my beloved dog, Kiya. With both you have provided unconditional love, support, and a shoulder to lean on. You are my rock, my everything. 
Jeremy- Having more time. Being done with school has allowed us to live more together. 

2. What is your favorite memory of your first year together? 
Me- ( I was thinking funny).. When I got stung by the jellyfish (for the 1st time ever) and after an hour of agonizing pain I got frustrated, went into the bathroom, peed in a cup, and then poured it on my arm/sting. Tears were streaming down my face as you laughed which made me laugh. :) 
Jeremy- Our week in Jamaica. 

3. Did you have a wedding or honeymoon disaster that you are already laughing about? What? 
Me- Yes! The answer to question #2 and the fact that we almost didn't make it to Jamaica since our plane was grounded in Charlotte due to air traffic control in Jamaica going on strike. After much patience and diligence we got on the only flight allowed in later that day. 
Jeremy- Yes, the fiasco with the flight to Jamaica. 

4. What has surprised you most about being married? 
Me- A sense of security. I always knew I was going to grow old with you and never thought being married would feel any different...but it does. :) 
Jeremy- That I love being able to call you my wife. 

5. Anything shocking you've learned about your spouse? 
Me- Not really, I knew what I was getting into when I said I Do. 
Jeremy- You keep a dirty bedroom.

6. What is a bonus quality you received in your marriage that you didn't know until married?
Me- Again, from our 6 year history I feel like I knew most everything about you. I have always loved that you are fair in situations and don't tend to act on emotion, but rather take time to digest things and then react accordingly. It is something I am not as good at and I really admire about you.
Jeremy- You are the best addition to my family. Your patience, understanding, and sacrifice is uncomparable.

7. If you could do anything different would you? 
Me- No. Nothing, but possibly marry you sooner. 
Jeremy- Not a thing. 

8. What have you learned from your spouse this year? 
Me- Dedication. You never cease to amaze me when it comes to this. You give things your all and do whatever it takes to do so. It is inspiring. 
Jeremy-  Patience and compassion. 

9. How have your feelings changed in just one year together?
Me- I love you more each day even though I don't understand how that is even possible. 
Jeremy- I always loved you, but now I have a deeper more mature love for you than I ever knew existed. 

10. What is something you have done that has worked, and really made a difference in your marriage, that you would give as advice to be successful to others on their wedding day?
Me- Always remember how lucky you are to be together. You aren't promised tomorrow so make today count and pick your battles. 
Jeremy- Anytime I get discouraged or frustrated, I remind myself what life was before her. It's a reminder of how lucky I am and outweighs everything else. 

A look back at our special day... As always a HUGE thanks to the talented Brooke Kelly for capturing our day so beautifully. 

A BIG thanks to CJ's Off The Square in Franklin, TN. Their garden provided us the wedding of our dreams!