Thursday, September 18, 2014

#Terri#Leon High Scool Senior#Tallahassee Senior Portraits

Terri is a Senior at Leon HS. We had fun with antique/rustic backdrops and props down on the family farm. She is a beautiful young lady inside and out!

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Master Chase vs. Darth Vader

Chase wanted a 7 year shoot Star Wars theme. Master Jedi Chase battled Darth Vader. Master Chase was winning and Darth Vader called for help from Darth Daughter. Darth Daughter did not like Master Chase messing with her daddy and gave him the choke hold. As Daddy Darth and Master Chase continued to battle Darth Daughter realized, oops, I gotta go potty! Of all times for a potty break! Daddy Darth said "hold on Daughter, let me finish off Master Chase first."

I love themed sessions. I will customize a session for you that you will always remember!

Thursday, May 23, 2013

The journey began 7 years ago...

My alarm went off and I knew it was time. A sense of dread weighed heavy on me. I knew what I had to do. First it was just to get my feet on the floor and get out of bed. I reluctantly showered and dressed while feeling like it was all just a bad dream. I knew it was not just a bad dream ,it was reality, and it was going to be my first day back to work after 4 months of maternity leave. The last thing to do ,before leaving, was going to be the hardest of all. I had to go and say good bye to my precious little baby boy. I picked up my 4 month old out of his crib and sat in the rocking chair. I rocked him back and forth, nursing him, while all dressed and ready to report back to the job. As I held him in my arms and watched him tears rolled down my cheek. I did not realize how hard it would be to go back to work. When I was in college I never thought I would want to stay home with my kids. I never knew how much my heart would long to be there for every moment with them.

I went back to my 5 day a week, 8am-5pm job. I cried every day all day(or at least it felt that way.) I even let the saddness overwhelm me where it was all I could see and started feeling depressed. My husband did not know what to say or do and this frustrated him. I begin to blame him for my suffering and this was not fair to him. I soon saw there was not going to be a quick fix to my problem. With prayer at my church I felt the heavy saddness and depression lift off me. I was still not happy with my situation, but I did not dwell on it, anymore. The longing of my heart was still to be there for every moment wiht my little one, but I was given a new perspective on things. What does this have to do with Photography? Well it seems to not have much to do with it, but this was the begining of a journey I have been on the last 7 years. I will share ,this journey, in hope that it may help encourage at least 1 person. :)

That first year I started a journal. After advice ,from a women's retreat speaker, to write down your prayer request. I took her advice and also started journaling what I felt God was speaking to me from my daily bible studies/devotions. One of my first entries among others ,was to work from home or part time, doing something I enjoy like photography. I also learned to pray scripture and one scipture I prayed early on was: Lord I give myself to you; my God I trust you. Do not let me be disgraced; Do not let my enemies laugh at me...Lord tell me your ways. Show me how to live. Guide me in your truth and teach me my God, my Savior. Psalm 25:1-5

I cannot say I have gotten everything on my prayer request list, yet! I have grown a lot through this 7 year process and will share how I have gotten to where I am today.

Saturday, February 16, 2013

"Baby Bump" LaTressa and Bubba, Pure Baby Plan, Tallahassee Maternity Photography

This was a special session for a precious couple that could not wait to hold there baby boy. And he has arrived since this session, so stay tunded for the Newborn Session. They are members of Emily Garrison Photography's Baby Plan "Pure Baby." We took the Maternity photographs at Bradley's Country Store in Tallahassee, FL. It was a fun day and God smiled on us with some nice Tallahassee sunshine. I love photographing pregnant mom's they just glow for the camera.

Monday, September 3, 2012

Giveaway WINNER

By Random drawing the winnner of the FULL Session (and $25 print credit) Giveaway with Emily Garrison Photography is.......Erin Gentry Smidt! Erin please contact me by messaging me on FB in the next 48 hours to claim your prize.