Little Miss Mabel was born at the beginning of summer and has been a bright addition to the family. I have known her parents since before they knew each other and I am so proud of the loving home they have formed to welcome this beautiful girl into. If you look closely, you can see Jordan’s shirt has toucans on it – he called it his “birthing shirt” and has vowed to wear it at all births in the future. Lets all try and hold him to that.
I had such a wonderful time sharing in Curtis and Janae’s wedding day in May. They are two people who are so full of life and love that their joy overflows to all of us around them. I photographed their wedding with the super-great Michael Winters. We spent the day on the historic farm and home of Farmington in Louisville. What a beautiful day for a wedding!
I was very blessed to be asked to photograph Janae and Curtis’ wedding in May. Here is my favorite shot I’ve edited so far. I should have some more images up on the blog after I finish editing.
It has been quite a few months since I have posted anything. In all honesty, I haven’t been feeling much joy lately so I haven’t taken many photographs. Transitioning back to America hasn’t been very fun. But I am going to start taking more photographs – they helped me make it through living overseas and I am sure they will help me find my way back home.
Its been a month and a half, but here is a little day-in-the-life of my birthday….well, pretty much the whole weekend:
I had the pleasure of being part of Curtis’ anniversary present for Janae. Janae was glad to run into me at Sunergos Coffeeshop a few weeks ago and then, once Curtis told her that I was there to take some engagement photos of them, well, her gladness turned into tears. Personally, a photo session would be the last thing I would want as a gift, but Janae was genuinely super-happy and proud of Curtis for thinking of such a surprise.
I came home to babies – babies everywhere. Sometimes it is hard as a single person when most of your friends are married and having kids. We have less to relate to and finding time to hang-out has gotten harder and harder. But I love those little ones and it is beautiful to see my friends raising up a new generation. Brittany and Beren are super great to hang-out with. We go do all the things that we would normally do and just bring Beren with us. He is super chill.
I came home and met the new and beautiful Bridgette. In college we nicknamed Alicia “Mama” because she seemed to be the most responsible person our age we knew. She knew what medicines to take when you didn’t feel well and how you should dress for a job interview. And now she is a real-life mama. We are all so happy for her and Chris! Here are some photos we took when Bridgette was just a few weeks old.
Been working on putting some of my photographs from Africa on display here in Louisville. This summer I have been sharing work space with some talented artists at Sojourn Community Church. We are all going to have our work hanging in the Sojourn Gallery at St. Vincent’s starting August 23rd. If you can come out, there will be a reception and artist talk on Friday the 23rd. The event is from 7-9pm. I was also featured in Sojourn’s Art and Culture Blog.
For those of you who don’t know who “that guy” is – its Jonathan Shields. Now I have only known Jon since I have been back in the states but he has already made quite an impression. The kid (and by “kid” I mean that he is the same age as me) is going over to Africa too, so I have been helping him get ready. At first, I really freaked him out – but now, the feeling has reversed. Most of our time has been spent with him being absolutely ridiculous and me trying to stay on my toes. It is exciting. I haven’t been around that much positivity and energy in a long time. Refreshing and yet a little tiring all at the same time. But the kid is a bundle of sunshine and I am so glad that I get to be his friend for this month of overlap in the states.