Tuesday, July 26, 2011

We're Melting!!

It was truly exciting - not the melting part, the photography part!  Recently, I had the opportunity to be a "second shooter" at a wedding at the Brooks Art Museum.  The venue was absolutely beautiful.  Or maybe breath-taking would a more accurate adjective....

Friday, July 22, 2011

Volunteer Orange

 Volunteer.  It can mean "one who enters into or offers himself for a service of his own free will".  It can also mean "growing spontaneously without direct human control or supervision".  It could also refer to the University of Tennessee sports teams. 

Tennessee Vols Orange.  It's bright.  It makes a statement.  It's just not the best color cast for a photograph.  Especially considering that these little boys are from Kentucky!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Fabulously Fun

 It's fun to pretend.  Seriously.  It's also fun to be the one behind the lens.  Truly seriously.

The best part of these shots is that I didn't stage them.  We had done some of the stand-and-look-at-the-camera-shots.  Next thing I knew, they were making a story up all by themselves.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Welcome Back, Baby

It's pretty amazing how much a photograph can change over time.  It's also amazing what you can do with patience and Photoshop.  In this case, this little baby girl has practically disappeared due to yellowing and fading.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Happy Birthday

First, it was The Home Show.  Now it's HGTV and Food Network.  It would be fair to say that I've spent more than a few hours watching TV hosts who are capable of instilling in the unsuspecting viewer an overabundance of confidence.

Confession: I am one of those unsuspecting viewers.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Oh, Beautiful!

We've had a wonderful week celebrating our nation's freedom.

Each year, our party begins the last Sunday in June with Starlight Spectacular.  The estimate is that  this year, 15,000 people attended and were served by 400 volunteers.

My husband, Tim, volunteers parking cars.  For 3+ hours.  On the blacktop.

Friday, July 1, 2011

Let the Celebration Begin!

I absolutely love Fourth of July celebrations!

Maybe it's the parades.  (I am a fan of streamers, flags, marching bands, patriotic music).  Maybe it's the food. (Seems like Mama always made a fresh blackberry cobbler for the Fourth.  I'll be making one, too.....and homemade ice cream.) Or.....