Saturday, December 20, 2008

December - West Family

Sherri West and her family got together for pictures with her kids and grandkids. Their home and yard were a perfect backdrop for the kids as this is the play area for them anyhow. They are an active group who slowed down enough to get just a couple of whole family shots, we only needed one \"/. I really enjoyed my time with them, and hope to see them again soon.

December - Jillian and Dereks new baby

Baby Madeline came!! She is so beautiful and was very alert and very awake for 11 days old during our baby shoot. She fussed only a tiny bit and was ready again. I couldn't help but notice, how proud dad and mom were, the looks on thier faces changed quite a bit since the engagements, wedding, maternity pictures to now being parents of such a wonderous, beautiful new baby. Congratulations again Jillian and Derek!

December - ARFNets at Hastings

ARFNets, also known at Animal Rescue and Fostering Network held a fundraiser at the Hastings near Foothills mall on December 13th, photos with Santa. This is the second year I've been a part of this event and we were pleased with the turnout. For more information you can visit

November -Susan and Dillon engagement, downtown

Susan and Dillon will be getting married in March. We went downtown near the water for their engagments. They were both very fun and game for anything. The sun came out and gave us some nice warmth and light. I can't wait for the wedding.

November - Karen and Jeff at Sampson's Hollow

Karen and Jeff came from Georgia to get married at Sampson's Hollow in November. It was very cold outside and as you can see by her dress the plan was for indoors no matter the weather. As with most weddings, something can go wrong, for this, Jeff forgot the ring in his other pocket in the bathroom and had to leave her standing while he went to retrieve it. Everyone got a kick out of that, expecially Karen.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

November - Smoky Mountain Animal Care site dedication

Progress is really being made now. I've been part of the Smoky Mountain Animal Care Foundation for over a year and we're at the point of cement slab and walls going up!! This is the site for the Blount County animal center. It will be an all access center with several really great and wonderful "out of the box" practices to make sure as many animals get homes as possible. I am proud to be their official photographer and a member of the Education/Outreach committee. For more information, please view their site at