"Photography, alone of the arts, seems perfected to serve the desire humans have for a moment - this very moment, to stay." - Sam Abell

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Flack & Nollmeyer Wedding

Okay, a quick one for tonight. Lovely (long) day, lovely bride, lovely wedding :). What a day! Time to get some shut eye.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Rehearsal Time

Why is it when you aren't in need of anything you can find all the clothes in the world that you want, but when you really need something you can't find a thing at all?? This is just simply how it works. Don't ya know? Oh, to be a woman :).

Spent this evening at a wedding rehearsal, getting ready for tomorrow. The music pieces are gorgeous! Praying for peace and calmness for the bride and groom. It'll be a lovely day :)

Tuesday, December 27, 2011


Despite an unsuccessful shopping trip, shopping wise ;) It has been a lovely day. This evening I've been working on wedding preparations for this couple's wedding. With the rehearsal dinner tomorrow night and the wedding Thursday, it's coming quickly. How exciting =D

Monday, December 26, 2011

New Toys :)

After picking up a few lenses this morning (for a wedding this week), I've been in awe of them! Not sure how I'm going to feel when I need to return them. But it's a fun treat for a few days! And, I got to use them this evening in an engagement shoot I did for a friend. What a fun shoot it was!

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Christmas Day

What a wonderful Christmas it's been! Though I'm always a bit saddened at the end of the day. I love this season, good thing we keep the tree up til New Years.

I'm so blessed. Couldn't have wished for more. A God who cared enough about me to send His son to be my Savior, a wonderful family, a God given boy, and the ability to give presents to my loved ones. *Sigh* Yes, I'm a happy girl.

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Little Lights

I don't care if this was even a good quality picture, it wouldn't come near (no where near) showing how absolutely breathtaking it was to see so many little lights. It was spectacular! Everywhere you looked tonight at First Baptist of Orlando, the light was quickly spreading, until the whole sanctuary was filled! Such a beautiful representation of what can be with Christ to our world. Merry Christmas Eve!

Friday, December 23, 2011

Two Sleeps

I know you all are probably tired of seeing this picture, but it's been a part of my day. Therefore, it is the picture of the day. So far, it's been so fun! I can't wait to see who wins.

Christmas, why do you always go by so fast? Only two more sleeps til the big day is here. Two days til the celebration of the birth of our Savior.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Christmas Date

I've been looking forward to this night all week! Luke took me on a fancy Christmas date =D. We went to a quaint little bistro restaurant and it was delicious! Had a few adventures, went up two different elevators I swear were over a hundred years old. It was so neat! And, walked around magical park all lit up for Christmas. Goodnight world! Only 3 days now!

Did I mention I woke up and I could breath this morning?! Praise God! It's finally over! 

Bubble Baths

The best and slowest part of my day has been a lovely bubble bath this evening. Well, I can't say that. Running around town with Caleb and Jordan was a good part as well. But the one involving no stress, that has to be the bubble bath. It's so nice to slow down and hearing yourself think.. Now I sound like my mom :). 4 days til Christmas!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

A Little Sunshine

"A light wind swept over the corn, and all nature laughed in the sunshine." - Anne Bronte

While sitting inside this morning I complained about the heat. About the way this Christmas is going to be hot... And, though that might be true, once I stepped outside I didn't want to go back in. It was so beautiful out today. Some sunshine is something I unknowingly was in some desperation for. Somehow it felt like a renewing. I felt like I could breath easier (not really because I'm still congested, but you know what I mean).

Monday, December 19, 2011

Mess Making

Yummy! One of my creations from today. Oh, what a mess frosting cookies makes! Every year I try to lessen the mess from the beginning but it never fails, the kitchen is always a wreck. Powered sugar everywhere! And, cookies lined up on all the counters. Different colored frosting bowls here and there. Maybe I'm just a messy cookie maker... It's always worth it in the end, and who says making a little mess every now and then isn't fun. :P

Can't Complain

Well I guess I shouldn't complain, this is the first time this year that I've been sick. Spent the rest of the day after church, with some friends. And, enjoyed a few Christmas plays and cookie exchange. But I must say I haven't been that tired in a long time! Took this in front of the church :)

Saturday, December 17, 2011

My Home Day

So after this morning, I decided today needed to be a stay at home day. I need to completely kick this cold! But I don't mind this home thing to an extent, it just means Christmas movies, cooking, wrapping, editing, school, and crying...what? I can't help it with all these sappy Christmas movies :).

Rose is A Rose is A Rose is A Rose

So I can't seem to kick this cold completely. It keeps coming back! Sadly, I didn't get to try not one of the Christmas cookies I made today, not even the dough. However, this evening's dinner out completely made my day! Matthew's Steak house! Delicious and very festive... 9 days til Christmas!

I totally love this rose!

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Christmas with Amy

The first gift of Christmas! *Squeals* My very favorite hair products that are no longer in stores! Amy and I had our Christmas night tonight. We opened presents and watched Miracle on 34th Street. Now I'm excited to do my hair in the morning! Don't judge me... you wouldn't understand until you tried the stuff :D

Wednesday, December 14, 2011


Now I know this picture (or one similar to it) is on my fb already, but it's too cute not to share on here! And, I want to remember it on this day when I look back over the days in this year. Will be doing a camping themed shoot tomorrow with this and just picked up the final pieces for it today!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

December Moon

The moon is absolutely gorgeous tonight! The way the thin clouds were moving so quickly across the sky, gave the moon an eerie look. This is December's moon, the last of the year. It'll be gone and once it's back it'll be the new year. Only 12 days til Christmas now. Where has the time gone? Oh Florida, please get cold! It might help it feel a bit more like Christmas time.

Monday, December 12, 2011

Yes, More.

Today was filled with more shopping. Now I know it sounds like a lot, but you have to divide it up a bit so that you can shop with different people. Such as Luke :) And, then later on did some more with Caleb and Jordan so they could get some of their shopping in. Had so much fun with them walking around downtown, checking out all the little shops down there, listening to Christmas music, and enjoying the drizzly weather (slightly resembling a snowy winter's day).

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Cake Night

Why does everything seem like it's going by so fast? I get so fickle about things. If I'm not completely busy, I get bored and feel unproductive. And, when I am busy I feel like I don't have time for things I want to enjoy around Christmas time. *Sigh* Whatever circumstance however I'm thankful for what God has put in front of me.
This is Mom's Easter Cake, for the Jesus Christmas party. So cute!

Christmas Shopping

Tonight I am simply ready to drop from exhaustion. Good exhaustion. The day started out with Christmas shopping with the best friend, and shopping for a very long time. We then, raced to the nail salon and thoroughly enjoyed that! And, the day ended with a Christmas party :) A lovely one at that. Oh and of course some wrapping presents at the very end of the day.

Friday, December 9, 2011

Once A Year

"Our hearts grow tender with childhood memories and love of kindred, and we are better throughout the year for having, in spirit, become a child again at Christmas-time." ~Laura Ingalls Wilder

I am not feeling well this evening, or this day for that matter. Have been laying low hoping that I will feel better for mine and Amy's exciting Christmas shopping day tomorrow. :) This has allowed for time to finish up editing some shoots from the beginning of the week and some present wrapping.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Sun Flare

Light gives of itself freely, filling all available space. It does not seek anything in return; it asks not whether you are friend or foe. It gives of itself and is not thereby diminished. ~Michael Strassfeld

I totally just found this picture on Luke's iphone and I love the light in it and the background! Now I didn't take it and it wasn't taken today, but I say it counts because I love it :)

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

An Evening Out

Now I can talk about today =) Lots of shopping today and driving around all over the place. Spent the most time in a huge guitar store! I have never seen anything like it in my life. And, then tonight spent the evening with Amy and her family at the Animal kingdom lodge restaurant for Amy's birthday. It was lovely!

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Too Much On This Plate

Okay so, feeling slightly overwhelmed this evening at the coming week! Deep breath. I just hope I don't forget anything. I think I'll just sit here and do my school and pretend I have nothing to do! Yes, that's what I'll do. On the up side I get to wake up and look out the window and see my love pressure washing my house =D. And, then some sho...wait. I can't tell you all about tomorrow. What will tomorrow's post be about?

Monday, December 5, 2011

Round Two

I spent a large majority of this day doing school, working on the book of Proverbs now. It's a nice change :) Also ran around picking up different photo props for this evenings photoshoot. Which now brings me to this picture =) I had a lovely time taking pictures with this family tonight. Round two and I must say the weather was much prettier tonight.

Special Sundays

Have I mentioned how much I love first Sunday's of the month? Well I do. And, they are even more fun when my best friend comes. And, we spend the rest of the afternoon talking, search winndixie for a lost ring, shopping, and .....eating donuts? Yes, yum! Only for a second though, and then I had to deal with a headache for the rest of the day. O well! I guess it's worth it once in awhile.

Saturday, December 3, 2011


These late nights are really starting to get to me...*sigh*
Did a family shoot this evening, and these little guys were such awesome picture takers! Big smiles and all. :) However, the wind near the lake was quite unbearable, as well as the lighting due to the time with the cloudiness. So, continuation of shoot later this week =). As for tonight, simply relaxing. Okay..bed time!

Friday, December 2, 2011

Christmas Ride

Photo quality isn't the greatest, but hey what do you expect with just a camera phone. Who cares about that anyhow?! Luke and I went on a Christmas carriage ride, with jingle bells and all. It was so fun! As was walking around Light Up Clermont and seeing all the festive lights and oodles of people. *Sigh* What a romantic night :)

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Baby It's Cold Outside

Okay, it's officially cold. I've been sitting working on my school for a large part of this afternoon and only finally got warm a few hours ago when Jordan and Caleb decided to start a fire in the fireplace. First one of the season! How exciting! Was going to make some Christmas cookies, but mom is currently making Peppermint woopie pies (fine by me! :D). So looks like the Christmas cookie making will commence on a later day... =D
P.S. Jordan insisted on his picture being taken here.