Late Night Ramblings

Ideas and Inspiration

While snacking on a almost midnight snack…honey apple fries and banana chips (sounds like I need to post a quick recipe)…and editing Mallory's  wedding…I came across a blurred photo of her reception..twinkling lights amongst the white tents…an image of pure bokeh heaven. And it got me to thinking…what an awesome piece of abstract art this image could serve. I can see it now:

Hanging in the couple's home, some years from now, decorated among their collections. A true statement piece and quite the conversation starter. "Oh what a spectacular piece of art! Tell me about this Mrs. Abney." "Well Suzy, this is from our reception when we were married 20 years ago, taken by our wonderful photographer, Amelia Patterson." "I sure hope I have something like that one day!" 

LOL sometimes I crack myself up. I've been told a few times in the recent months that I'm a good writer….maybe this is what they were talking about ;)

Anywho, but no seriously, is it just me or is this not a really good idea? I mean, I pretty much take at least one, what would be considered "abstract" photograph, at every wedding I shoot. Nothing is typically ever done with them but what if I marketed a new product. How neat to think for one of your anniversaries you could splurge on a custom piece of fine art created specially for you and your home. Not because you just really like it, because it has sentimental meaning and value to it. Something that could be passed down for generations. Something that would last a lifetime. But by having to save for it and wait for it, i.e. a 10th Wedding Anniversary, it would make it that more valuable. Or heck get it for your 1st Year Anniversary! It's not like anybody waits for anything anymore these days. That was a lot of "any's"… whew.

But this could all be a bit of fabrication in my head… do you think people value art enough to want to invest is something like this? I sure would hope so.


Happy Friday Y'all!

Happy Friday y'all!

Here is a little something to start your day and the first care-free weekend of the summer :)

Summer may have just "started" but it's been summer here for a while in Mississippi... surprise surprise.

These are all pieces we picked from our yard: basil, abelia, and daylily. I just love the color combo in these photos. I'm thinking of turning of few of these images into paintings. Maybe oil? Believe it or not but I've never attempted an oil painting before...my Grandmother Mary would probably be disturbed by this....I should really give it a go! :)

Hope everyone has a lovely weekend! What do you have planned?? I'll be spending it with my family and friends in Memphis... maybe do some thrifting, attend an outdoor concert, a going away party for a dear friend, shooting a wedding in Oakland, Sunday is always pool day at my parents, and a maternity session for a sweetie I went to high school with! It's going to be a fun-filled and busy weekend!

Cheers y'all! :))


Brittney & Brandon | Sumrall, MS | Mississippi Wedding Photographer

Brittney & Brandon were wed May 5, 2012 at the Rootbeer Saloon in Sumrall, MS. Sumrall is in a dry county so instead of serving beer this place has every root beer you can think of. I did in fact have an Abita and it was divine! Can't believe I've never tasted one before. That Louisiana cane sugar is something else. The Rootbeer Saloon was the perfect setting for this couple's southern, DIY affair. I loved all the details that went into this day, especially the guest book quilt and honey favors. I looooove honey. Sometimes for a snack I'll take townhouse crackers and dip them in honey. I know right?!..LOL....back to the point. Brittney had one of the prettiest gowns I have ever seen! I LOVED it! And those shoes were completely and utterly "Brittney" :) The ceremony was intimate with the reception just as cozy, with lots of close friends and family there to bask in the love of B&B. And the food... y'all know I love food... but these two had a straight up meal at their reception and it was a hit! Who doesn't love a heaping plate of southern BBQ, baked beans, potato salad and an ice cold glass of lemonade to wash it down?? Yum yum. Enjoy the photos and congratulations again to one of my oldest and dearest friends and the one who swept her away.... never thought I'd see the day ;)) Love y'all!!

A big thank you to Kevin Williams for being my second shooter!! It was great to work with you! :)