Here is a little sneak peek of a senior portrait session I did.
Hope everyone has a safe and happy Thanksgiving!
If you know me, then odds are you also know I love my little sister. She and I are scary close, thick as theives doesn’t come close to describing us! We have our own language, made up characters, and we still decorate our doll house for the holidays! We can drive each other crazy sometimes, but no one loves her the way I do and vice versa! I am so blessed
I have never met someone so young who could make me laugh as hard as this girl can.
Rachel is such a multifaceted little girl, she is an incredible beauty, crazy entertainer, scientist (the girl wants to be an entomologist! ya I had no idea what that meant until she told me its a bug scientist basically) bookworm, and wonderfully caring person.
Rachel has been my model whenever I needed one, and I must say I am certainly lucky to have such a beautiful little sister. I love her long hair, so pretty!
I love spending time with this one. I am never lonely when she is around 🙂
I just love taking pictures of Rachel she is such a cutie its just so easy to get wonderful pictures!
I really can’t say enough great things about my little sister, I love her so much. I am so lucky to have her! So instead of boring you all with my gushing I’ll just show you some pictures of my lil baby 🙂
I knew I wanted to be a photographer but I had no idea how to go about making that happen, so my mom suggested that I talk to Beth (she and I go to the same church), and boy am I glad I did. She has taught me so much about photography its unbelievable. Not only did she take time out of her busy schedule to teach me she also let me tag along on her shoots! So after seeing the true art behind portrait photography I have really fallen in love with it. I always look forward to tagging along on shoots to learn and also sometimes help out, one time Beth being the dedicated photographer she is, had me hold her as she leaned off a fence to get a good shot! haha the things we photographers do for a good shot! She has been a great example! and I am so thankful to have someone so dedicated to their art teaching me and if you have anyone like her in your life count yourself a lucky person. I know I am 😀
So a few years ago my mom, little sister, and myself were studying etiquette so we decided to have an afternoon tea. A time to relax but also I time to learn, we read about the origin of tea, the information about the flowers that we had in our arrangement, and typical tea time food. We ended up having so much fun that we decided to continue to have our tea time tradition. So this year we decided to have a room specifically for tea, our little haven, a no boys allowed, sanctuary! Our beautiful room came together piece by piece, and let me tell you my mom (although hates shopping) is a master shopper, the lady has no problem waiting for a deal (11 years for the perfect sofa at the price she wanted haha) scouting garage sales and estate sales for those perfect little touches! Well her patience was rewarded with a beautiful room and a cup of tea waiting for her everyday! So I encourage all of you to have a time everyday for yourself in a place you love whether that be in a beautiful room with tea, or your favorite local coffee shop with latte in hand. You will be a better person for it trust me 😀
So as of a couple of years now I have been rediscovering my own heritage, I am a quarter Cherokee, but as Agitsi (my mom) describes it you can’t be a little Cherokee, either you are or you are not. So with this information I finally felt confident enough to start learning the culture. I have learned how to cook typical reservation recipes, make pinch pots, some of the language, and my absolute favorite I learned how to make double wall baskets! I have never really been into crafts, but this goes beyond crafts its a tradition. To feel so connected to the past is a beautiful thing, to look back and learn from those who came before us so we can make the world a better place for those that will go beyond us. So at the close of this post I urge you to learn where you came from, so you can pass this knowledge on, after all the only ones that can make history are the ones that care to tell about it.
Have you ever had one of those moments where you just feel on top of the world? Because you figured something out that had been seriously troubling you? Well I had one of those moments around September of last year, I had gone on a trip with my favorite people in the world my mom and my lil sister. We were at this wonderful old historic house and out front was this beautiful yard with flowers and it was simply beautiful. So I had to take a picture of one of the prettiest flowers I had ever seen. And when I saw how wonderful my picture turned out and when I got such a feeling of confidence from that, that is when I realized that I didn’t want to be anything but a photographer. I had been so worried about what I was going to be I didn’t even realize that what I loved most had been with me my entire life until that moment…my flash of genius!