The Britt family was gracious enough to invite me into their home to document a day in the life of homeschooling. Jennifer has been homeschooling her three sweet girls for a few years now. It was such a pleasure to watch this beautiful family strengthen their bond with God in everything they do and learn.
After school it was a get an icee and dye Easter eggs type of day. We used our freshly laid chicken eggs this year and they turned out stunning!
This gallery is special to me because it is of my dad shaving his head for the first time due to chemo treatments. We knew the day would come when his hair would be begin to fall out. I asked to please come along and document the hair cut when he felt ready to do it.
I saw and felt his trepidation but in the end I am so glad we have these photos that will remind us of this one time in his life. Becuase he is going to kick cancer's butt!
My children absolutely love when I make homemade jams and jellies. Strawberry season is upon us here in FL. As we traveled home from South Florida I picked up a flat of strawberries from our favorite stand in Starke, FL. I got to work as soon as we walked in the door and we now have a one year worth of strawberry jam canned. Cheers to some delicious PB&J's.
A very good friend just welcomed home her beautiful little girl Stella Rose. In her first few days home she allowed me in to document her new life as a new mom. She and Stella are both rock stars and are just doing so well with this new world. I got to document Miss Stella's nursery and a few moments of mommy getting ready to greet Grandma and Great Grandma as they came to visit their new granddaughter.
The moment a child is born the mother is also born.
She never existed before
The woman existed
but the mother, never
A mother is something absolutely new.
Miss Aubrey is 10!
I have watched this sweet girl grow from one of the cutest babies with white hair and quiet demeanor into such a sweet young lady.
Happy Birthday Sweet Girl. I cannot wait to watch you grow into a beautiful young woman.
This beautiful mother to be wanted an ethereal maternity session. Combine her gorgeous self and the stunning Washington Oaks State Park and we made a masterpiece!
Miss. Haley so patiently waited for the wildflowers to bloom for her senior session. I believe her patience was rewarded with so much beauty. It rained on our way to the session but the clouds cleared just enough to allow us to play in the flowers and read a little of her favorite books. Congratulations Haley and class of 2017!
We all have a childhood memory that will stick with us forever. One of my most prominent memories is going outback at my Grammy's home and picking Satsumas for her and my papaw. We looked forward to every November and December because that meant it was picking time.
As I have gotten older it is a ritual that I have passed on to my children. This year was most likely our last year picking from this tree. My grandmothers house goes on the market in the new year and someone else will own it soon.
As we arrived at my Grammy's home I looked at my son and he had tears pouring down his face. He had lived his first 7 years on this property and was heartbroken that it soon will no longer be ours. My heart ached for him but it also was thrilled because he is old enough to remember. To remember his Great Grammy and his time with her and her home. I am so grateful to have been able to give that to him. Thankfully like most children he let his tears dry and soon ran around like any child would do in a place as magical as this home.
I was recently given my Great Grandmothers medium format Yashica-A film camera. I bought some film and have begun to shoot with it. The images are simply beautiful and I am so proud to have a family heirloom.
All images featured here are untouched and straight from the film.