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I find it hard to believe that seven years have passed since I made the decision to pursue my dream of becoming a photographer. Even though it has been challenging, I have thoroughly enjoyed every minute. I have had some amazing clients to photograph, and have made some lifelong friends. When the photos session is over, I can't wait to get home and upload the photos to see what I was able to capture. I love the finished product. A few years ago, I began blogging but have fallen behind in this area. I promise I will try to dedicate more time to my blog, so others can get to know the wonderful clients I am photographing. Many of them have interesting stories to tell. I also think it is interesting to see how couples met, and of their plans for the future. I am available most days to photograph you and your loved ones. Message or call for an appointment. View more on my website at

Monday, May 25, 2009

Lauren & Tyler

I have known Lauren since she was a little girl. Our families have attended church together for many years. Lauren spent many Sunday afternoons at my home with my daughter Jessica.

Lauren and Tyler have known each other most of their lives. Their moms have been friends for many years. Lauren and Tyler had a middle school relationship that lasted a few weeks, as most do at that age. They began dating again a few years ago while attending the same high school. Tyler graduated in 2007, joined the Navy, and was stationed in Charleston, SC. He and Lauren continued to talk daily, and he made many trips home to see her every chance he could. During one of those trips home, he surprised Lauren with an engagement ring. They have set their wedding date for December 19, 2009.

Tyler recently received orders that he will be stationed in San Diego, California. He was recently home for 40 days, and left this past week for CA. He should arrive there on Monday, and will be deployed to the Persian Gulf on Wednesday for four months. Please keep him in your prayers as he serves our country.

Lauren will be very busy while Tyler is away. She will be graduating from high school in a few short weeks. She and her Mom will also be busy making wedding plans. Tyler should arrive in Morganton about two days prior to the wedding. At least, he will get out of all the wedding planning, which most grooms don't like doing anyway, lol.

I recently took engagement photos of Lauren and Tyler, which was a lot of fun. I just love some of the ones I was able to capture. I love the red dress and red shoes she wore, while on the railroad tracks. She is such a beautiful girl, both inside and out, and Tyler is a very lucky man. Tyler wasn't too excited about taking pictures, but I was very surprised how quickly he adapted to the camera. Thanks Tyler for being so patient, and making it a such a fun session for Lauren. I think I was able to capture many special moments between you guys.

I am sure the next few months will be difficult for them, but their love will sustain them. I would love to be there with my camera when Tyler steps off the plane in December. You talk about some great photos, lol. Tyler will be on leave for two weeks following the wedding. During that time, he will be moving Lauren to San Diego. She will enroll in college, and begin her new life as Mrs. Davis. Just not sure how her Mom and Dad are going to make it though. Neither one of them have ever flown, but I am sure they will be making plenty of flights to CA. I, being such a great friend, have volunteered to go with them to hold their hands on the flight, lol.

I look forward to photographing their wedding in December. Lauren is going to be such a beautiful bride. And yes, Tyler, you will be a handsome groom, lol.

To see more images of Lauren and Tyler, look for their folder under the Featured Gallery section of my website,

So Cute !

Aren't they darling together !

Love this one !

One of my favorites ever !

Absolutely gorgeous !