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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

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Tonya and Justin

On May 9, I had a wonderful photo session with Tonya, Justin, and Mackenzie. We were finally able to have the shoot after cancelling twice due to the weather, and Justin being called back to base. Justin is a Marine, and is stationed near the NC coast, but he and Tonya are originally from this area. They are also expecting their second child, a baby girl Riley, on July 8. This was an exciting shoot for me. It was my first session with a Marine, and also my first maternity session. We met at the NC School for the Deaf for the shoot. There are many old beautiful buildings on the campus that make an awesome backdrop.

Tonya looked so cute in her black & white dress, and Justin was so handsome in his Marine uniform. It is very touching to see a service man dressed in uniform. I was kidding him about being so serious, though. I was finally able to capture maybe two shots of him smiling, lol. We took a few photos with Tonya draped in the American flag, and a few with Justin's hat and dog tags. I thank God daily for the awesome job these men and women do in serving and protecting our country.

Mackenzie was full of energy, and I soon realized just how much out of shape that I am, lol. I understand why we have children when we are young, it's difficult to keep up with them at my age, lol. She is such a beautiful little girl, with those big blonde curls. She is going to make a great big sister.

We were not able to get as many photos as I wanted, due to Tonya having a baby shower that day. I hope to be able to get more once Riley is born. Can't wait to see that little one.

Tonya, I pray your wishes to deliver a few days early come true. I know you would like to skip the planned C-section on July 8. The 4th of July would be a great day for a new Marine baby to be born. Keep me informed.

The Cute Couple !

Aww, How Sweet !

Beautiful Mackenzie !

Coming Soon ...

Love This One !

Marine Wife !