Neither rain, nor snow, nor sleet, nor hail shall keep me from my appointed rounds….sound kind of familiar? Well it should, as I am beginning to feel like our beloved postal carriers as I’m literally combating all elements to get the job done! LOL. I know it is no shock to you all that I don’t travel just locally for work, so when the earth shakes as it did in Richmond and then Hurricanes storm in to dominate the East Cost as Irene did days later, hoping that Mother Nature kept Irene in check ensuring she did not destroy the gorgeous places that Photography by Chanda is headed to this month.
From Mother Nature to Aphrodite, the Goddess of Love, these mythical women are dominating life as we women like to do….WINK WINK..LOL! While Mother Nature has brought the literal storms and earth shaking moments, Aphrodite has brought the figurative ones, as she has made sure that love is in the air swirling and coalescing touching down on yet another lovely couple, Kate and Marty. captured love and fun by Brandy here…
Also, I’m heading to Asheville, NC at the end of the month where rolling hills, lush greenery, generous tree filled scenery and truly amazing art will provide the backdrop to another special couple in their ‘I dos’. It is truly a remarkable place that will make it easy to capture the undeniable style and affection of this couple. We will be staying between the largest house and the oldest church there… so, can you guess where? and who? well you will have to stay tuned…. he he he
Alex..Cool shot of course…shot at 5:30am…yup, that is what time the bus comes…darkness..yet, peaceful!
Preston has excited has his hair at 7:00am waiting for the bus…
And here of course the lil P’s left in the house…Nothing like bike rides, cooler weather, and apple crisp…. Pax 7 months and Pierce the copy cat that he is… I just had to document… lordy!!!
I wish everyone the best with their kiddies in their new adventures as I know it can be tough on the little ones who aren’t old enough for school yet. My two littlest munchkins, Pierce and Pax already miss their playmates. I tell you it is heartbreaking seeing their expressions as they sit on the sidelines wearing big pouts complete with tears streaming down their faces as they watch their big brothers head off to school. *Big Sad Momma Sigh* Ok before I get too emotional with that thought, I’m off to take more amazing pics of lil’ sprouts and their families and then post all the sneak previews via all the fab channels that keep us in touch with one another.
September Highlights …below…always check back as we will feature more and more…through out the month!
NEWBORN PHOTOGRAPHER CHARLOTTE, NC
Yes… this is Scarlet Rae… born at 34 weeks… as you will see in my august news and here at 35 weeks HOME…. Just amazing 5lb miracle…. Butterfly is her mothers thing… if you know the strouse family… you know why… and so i came up with Scarlet is our miracle butterfly so where do they live…in hanging baskets with flowers… and at her house they are everywhere… and so as you see Scarlet felt right at home… well of course with a special handmade blanket from a friend… you know me… i am not a fan of props…UNLESS they are yours…which that makes each and every photograph unique to that family…the foreground and the background all have special meaning… the tree log that you see is i spotted in their backyard…had the perfect lil hole in there in shape of Scarlet’s bisquits… then place her in her memory box vintage like her nursery… not done yet…yet, pics will soon to show you…and ta da….love it… What a special day… love me…:)
FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHER CHARLOTTE, NC
This is Arden… now 6 months old… gorgeous thing she is growing up to be…. the first pic has more meaning than you know… her pap paw… and you will see in another pic Arden is riding pap paw’s lil toy he had when he was a tot… truly brought tears to my eyes… an amazing day with this family… and I tuckered everyone out…as you see right here Arden is out!… I bet the best night sleep momma has gotten in awhile…lol I am betting that Arden is going to do something with her hands..paint, crafts, something…artistic…she loves all textures..even sharp things..she loves faces, music, she is going to do her mommy’s passion maybe…:) hence all the scraps out of the basket above… yes, i placed her in this basket when she was just days old…:) look at how she has grown! love me:)
CHILD SESSION CHARLOTTE, NC
Mr. Adam… 1 year old full of life… a lil gem I call him..full of sparkle and truly precious lil boy… and loves no shirt and balls and cars…. as you can tell from above!!!
EDITORIAL/EVENT PHOTOGRAPHER CHARLOTTE, NC
Yes, we are working and in South Park Mall… win win…for me… Good thing I have Brandy and Leigh there to stop me from shopping…. lol… for Charlotte Style MagazineWhile diamonds have their 4 ‘C’s, last night at Fashion’s Night Out at Southpark Mall we learned that Fashion has its 4 ‘F’s….Fabulous, Flirtatious, Fortitude and Foresight. It’s not easy running ahead of the pack but the designers continue to do so with great style and tremendous ease as they inspire us to achieve blissful adornment. Items showcased in the participating stores are proof positive that fashion is the product of unyielding and unmatched inspiration. At the mall-wide event, we witnessed firsthand how designers spin their mental images into stellar, jaw dropping and awe-inspiring presentations that send consumers into a literal fashion frenzy as all through the stores we hear murmurs of ‘wow’, ‘I have to have that’ and ‘get out of my way’, which tickled us as we flitted about photographing designer favorites. Clink on this link and read away… http://charlottestylemag.com/2011/09/10/fashion-night-out-belk-juicy-couture-and-bcbg/
WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER MOORESVILLE, NC
Katie and Marty tied the knot on the 10th of sept… at the Brawley House in Mooresville… Truly a beautiful place… never have shot here before…Brandy and I enjoyed ourselves…laid back wedding with good peeps and drinks… o lots of drinks… the dress is a special piece…bc it was her mother’s dress… B&B Catering was there…love them!! and Premier Sound…:) So, of course to hard to pick only a couple to show…. yet, fb will have a huge album full!!! love me:)
FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHER HUNTERSVILLE, NC
Miss Sunflower K….. her daddy bought this for her and drew her name… good thing she has loads of gorgeous hair to hold it up… 8 weeks and all this hair… i guess she got that from her momma…. lol what a sweet lil family…. they love to be outside…and love to relax… well we left the beers out….out of the pics… lol yet, the hammock had to stay in… love me:)
WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER ASHEVILLE, NC
This is one amazing gal that I love to the moon and back…and if it was not for her I would not be where i am in my biz if it was not for her… Yes, this Honour with HH fine arts photography…those who know me and her… yes E. Kingston was where we had a ball all the time… over 10 years ago…. crazy how that sounds… yet, for the first time I see the happiest full of life Honour…one her special day with her lucky man Douglas… more than touched to capture this day along with others…as you know if you are going to one photographer’s wedding you bet there are others with big visions too… what a great fab beautiful day… I hope they have one fab time in Paris… love you guys…and thanks for Randy for taking this pic…of us…long over due to refresh a pic… usually Honour always whore pants and me a short skirt…lol this pic… her in a gorgeous vera wang gown and me and my inspired dress from Paris… yet, was short…lol love you Honour and Douglas!!!
Until we chat again, as always, Love, Me