11.27.2013

I'm SO Full of Thanks!

Today (and everyday!) I give thanks for holding hands.
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For family and love.
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I give thanks for brown eyed beauties,
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a Father's love and influence,
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and for the ability to stop and smell the roses.
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I give thanks for new beginnings.
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For a mother's love and laughter and squishy baby bottoms.
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For brotherly (and sisterly) love.
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I also give thanks for my country, its history and its future,
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as well as the freedom that comes from living here.
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I give thanks for handsome little men
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and gorgeous little girls.
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And I'm also thankful for new clients,
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returning clients,
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and the opportunity to capture memories for so many families!
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Especially those that include their fur babies too :)
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Even mine :)
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Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours! What are you most thankful for?

11.22.2013

Anna & Jay | Downtown Memphis Engagement Session | Mississippi Wedding Photographer

Tomorrow Anna & Jay are getting married!! I'm so excited for what is my final wedding of 2013! I can't wait to see what this sweet and fun couple has in store for me and all their loved ones :)) I just know we are going to go out with a BANG!!

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I had such a good time with the future Mclemore's the morning of their summer engagement session! Jay is originally from Jackson, TN and Anna is from Batesville, MS. They were engaged at the Peabody so we decided to do their engagement session in some iconic "Memphis" locations. 

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We started out in one of the prettiest spots within Harbor Town. I just love the bright colors of these images!

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They were so cute and fun! I just adore their affection for one another :))

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Isn't Anna's ring just gorgeous?! Classis and timeless. Good job Jay!

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This was one of my favorite shots from the day. I love color!

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Then we headed over to the Cannon center. I've always wanted to take photos in and around the sculpture outside the building so we did!

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And what's an engagement session in Downtown Memphis without a photo in front of the M bridge??

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And lastly we stopped at one of my favorite places in Memphis! The Orpheum. When Anna mentioned this location for photos I was stoked! Never did I imagine I would be presented with this opportunity :) 

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I took this as my chance to try out some new techniques. I'd been toying with the idea of learning off camera lighting and I was so relieved Anna & Jay were willing to be my "Guinea pigs"

I absolutely LOVE love this shot below. Anna's mint heels are to die for!

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My OCF skills may not be perfect but hey, for a first timer I think I did alright ;)

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Anna & Jay were happy. I was happy. And that's all that matters, right?

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As we were wrapping up the session "What a Feeling" from Flash Dance was playing on the outdoor speakers. Perfection :)

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I hope you enjoyed Anna & Jay's Downtown Memphis engagement session! Feel free to leave the couple some love in the comments below. Happy Friday y'all!!