Danielle & Scott: Engaged | Westside Atlanta Engagement Photographer

Most of the time, I am fairly prepared for what to expect when I meet clients for their portrait sessions… but every once in a while, there will be some happy surprises that leave me utterly thrilled and speechless!

And that is exactly what happened just a little over a week ago when I met up with Danielle and Scott for their engagement session.

For instance, I did not know that Danielle was planning a shout out to her employer, Coke (yes, the one and only!), by sharing a can with her fiancé for a few shots. How fun is that?

And while I knew that they were bringing their dog, Zoey, for a few shots, I had no idea that Zoey was going to be the most cuddly and fluffy labradoodle I had ever seen. Side note: Zoey is just as sweet and charming as she appears in the photos below– even when she showed us that she was not much for walking shots!

And finally, perhaps the most mind-blowing surprise from this session was that I had no idea that Scott was a professional cellist, who plays in an orchestra… nor did know that he was planning to bring his amazing instrument to our session for a few pictures (I mean, a dream come true folks– I got a free concert, and he is soooo good!)!

Any photographer will tell you that this sort of excitement (on top of having an already gorgeous couple to photograph) will really get your creative energy flowing, and I just felt like I could have photographed Scott and Danielle all day.

Here are a few of my favorite shots from our session!

Ashley Turns 3 | Atlanta Child Photographer

She had me at fire truck:)

As a boy mom, I have come to love cars, planes, trucks and trains… so any little girl who loves fire trucks enough to make it her birthday party’s theme will pretty much steal my heart!

It took Ashley a few minutes (and a few tickles) to warm up to me, but pretty soon she was flashing her million dollar smile in my direction constantly.

All of her preschool buddies came, ate, colored and explored a real live fire truck– which came complete with real live fire fighters, and a demonstration of how to suit up to fight fires!

But Ashley was more interested in sitting in the fire truck, which she did with a huge grin on her face for at least 15 minutes!

It was a very special party for a very special and beautiful little girl.

Happy Birthday, Ashley!

Baby Sarah Kate | Marietta Newborn Photographer

What a pleasure it was to photograph this beautiful family just a few days after they brought home their second bundle of joy!

Baby Sarah Kate was just as adorable as she could be, and her doting big sister could not wait to pose with, and pick out accessories for, her mini-sidekick <3

These two will be sharing makeup and wardrobes before too long… which makes it so special to capture this relationship in its incipience.

And it is clear where these lovely ladies get their beauty– just look at their gorgeous parents!

Thanks for letting me capture all of this beauty, Ferguson Family!

Baby Quinn | Morningside Atlanta Newborn Photographer

Baby Quinn is one very handsome and loved little baby.

As the third baby, and first boy, for this family, he is going to be one very doted-on little man– just look at all the love he gets from his big sisters!

There is just nothing more special than sibling love, and there is an abundance of it in this household.

Mom and Dad are excited about the adventures ahead, after adding a boy to their bunch;)

Thanks to Baby Quinn’s family for choosing me to document another beautiful little addition!