Things have been a little nuts, but I wanted to post a sneak peak from Liz + Grant’s wedding on Saturday! I have so much I want to write, but I will save it for the real post (it’s coming soon, I promise!).
Our dog, Pickle, is a dog with attitude. She is an Australian Shepherd/ Cattle Dog mix and she has a lot more cattle dog personality than shepherd. Combine that with her abused puppyhood and her intense dominance issues and we have ourselves a bit of an angry dog sometimes. Don’t get me wrong- she is insanely adorable and sweet as pie 90% of the time…it’s just that 10% that you have to watch out for! Fortunately, after 6 years of our sweet Pickle, we have learned most of her triggers.
Trigger #1: the delivery man. Pickle HATES the delivery man. Fed Ex, UPS, she doesn’t care. Her barking begins long before the truck is anywhere in sight (seriously- it’s crazy…she starts barking like mad 10 minutes before you see or hear anything resembling the delivery truck!) and she is 26 pounds of snarling rage by the time the delivery man approaches the door. I generally have to execute this ridiculous slide maneuver to get out of the front door without her escaping, or biting me, or cracking her skull open as she lunges at the door. We seriously need Cesar Millan!!
While Pickle’s other triggers include dogs her size or larger (small ones scare her silly…puppies? Forget it! She’s hiding behind Justin & shaking in her boots!), riding through our neighborhood in a car (only in our neighborhood though, she’s fine everywhere else), and a bizarre obsession with watching cats (watching, not chasing- she sits stock still for extended periods of time staring at them), this post isn’t really about Pickle…I just wanted the opportunity to talk about my baby and have really long run on sentences in my post!
This post is really about closure. The kind of closure that can only come when you’ve executed a slide maneuver past an enraged canine to meet a beautiful man dressed head-to-toe in brown who hands you a perfectly flat 12.5 x 15″ envelope. The kind you have to sign for. Twice. The kind the comes when you gingerly open the envelope and find that it contains just a simple piece of paper. That you paid $100k for.
That’s right, ladies and gents- my law degree arrived today!!
Travis and his wife, Joana, are nurses at UNC. Their gorgeous little girl, Sofia, just turned one and they decided to commemorate the event with some family photos! Originally from Louisiana, Travis & Joana chose North Carolina by simply picking a place on a map! I love love LOVE that kind of adventurous spirit and we just had SOOO much fun praying that the rain would hold off and laughing at all of Sofia’s funny antics!
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Those of you who know me well know that I have an utter weakness for rowdy little boys who get grass stains on their church clothes and have a general ability to find more trouble than they know what to do with! I blame my younger brother, Mat (spelled with one “t” so he wouldn’t be called Mat instead of Mathew- sorry, Mom!)- he never had to go looking for trouble, somehow they just found each other!
So it should be obvious that photographing the Masino family was pure delight for me! The two boys had plenty of space to run and jump and climb by the Old Well on UNC’s campus and I loved every second of chasing them around with my camera! They are such good big bothers to their two-month old little sister, who they affectionately refer to as “sissy”- stopping to kiss her was one of the few ways to get them to pause for a moment! The kids’ godmother was in town for a visit and it was wonderful to be able to get some good shots of her and the kiddos!
Running around with this family on a gorgeous spring afternoon is my idea of a little slice of heaven!
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Erin was a classmate of mine in law school! When I found out that she was pregnant with their first this spring, we decided to do some maternity shots with she and her husband, Waller. Erin is due at the end of the month and I CAN’T WAIT to photograph their newborn baby girl!!!
While we’d planned to get some great outdoor shots walking along the American Tobacco Trail, the weather decided not to cooperate and we ended up doing most of the session indoors (though we took advantage of their fabulous backyard during a brief reprieve from the rain!). Because I can never get enough of the “fur-babies”, I think that there is a good chance that I got as many shots of Duke, their weimaraner, as I did everyone else combined! He was so excited and showed me all of his favorite toys, although when we went up to get some shots in the nursery, he began to let on that he knew about the big changes coming his way!
You can view the slideshow here.