Below freezing & snowing, we set out at 6am to shoot a daybreak landscape in optimal light. The snow prevented a picturesque sunrise, but provided a new perspective. I was given the opportunity to participate in a landscape & rapture shooting workshop held by the talented, Jeff Parker. As a portrait & event photographer, this was a new world to me. Sharing ideas and toe warmers with other fellow photographers was truly inspirational and reminded me that there is always more to learn in whatever your passion may be. The wind whipping around our camouflaged blinds, we attempted to sit like statues for hours awaiting a chance at shooting (with our cameras, of course) a bald or golden eagle. The eagles outsmarted us, but we managed to shoot some other native birds and have a darn good time. The snow was beautiful, yet as a true Florida girl trekking through the mountains- I found myself fantasizing about a hot cup of coffee, obnoxious furry socks, snuggled up with my fiance’ and two hairy pups. And, maybe a lovely umbrella drink.
Many thanks to all of you awesome people that I had the joy of sharing such a great experience!
Sometimes even the most majestic have to let out their comedic side…
My next door neighbors growing up were this wonderful family. Ms. Ray showed me how to paint my nails while sharing her wisdom and little brother, Darren always let me play Marco Polo with he and my brother…even if they made me be ‘it’ the entire time.
To all of you- thank you for being a wonderful second family to me over the years. It warmed my heart seeing you guys and I love all of you very much!
Cole & Sawyer have made their way into the world and stolen all of their families’ hearts. We met for an afternoon photo shoot at the Latimer’s farm and even the horses came to see these two handsome boys.
It was wonderful seeing you guys and I can’t wait to watch Cole & Sawyer grow up. One thing is for certain- they will be surrounded with plenty of love. Thank you for asking me to take your pictures, I thoroughly enjoyed spending time with ya’ll!