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Alesia in the Studio!


Let me guess what you are thinking. “Didn’t she do that shoot forever ago??” The answer is yes. I know, it is terrible that I am just now busting them out! Although the clothes are not the brightly colored mismatched patterned goodness that is coming at us this Spring, they are the clothes for everyday. For me, this shoot was more about collaboration than anything else. It was SO MUCH fun planning and combining ideas and thoughts! Shooting in the studio is not my forte… I hope to get better at it as time goes on. I ripped up many-a-Vogue for lighting and modeling ideas, and presented them to mastermind Jim Veneman. We met and he helped me do the lighting setup days ahead. Kristi McMurry had been pumping ideas into my head for months and helped me to recreate the lighting on the actual shooting day. Haley Gallagher, who is an amazing stylist, helped with the clothing and makeup. She compiled pieces from multiple closets to come up with cohesive looks. TJ Hester, poor guy, helped me transport so many shoes, clothes, and beauty products. Margaret Brinson worked some flip magic and came up with some fun little videos (which you can see HERE and HERE on her blog). She also helped me make a noteworthy playlist for our time in the studio. Last but not least, Alesia Fisher (the superstar of the whole ordeal) was absolutely incredible. She works so very hard at school and her job, and she somehow fit me in. I met her for the first time doing this shoot and she exceeded my expectations (which were already pretty darn high)! She played a huge part in figuring out and doing her own makeup (she can do eyes like no other).





Basically, a big thank you goes to everyone who helped out. It was so meaningful to me because I never could have done it by myself! It was a great learning experience, and I am so thankful to be surrounded by such talented people.

*Check out the behind the scenes post! And this one too!

“Keep It Fascinating” by Major Lazer & La Roux

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JUSTIN + WHITNEY :: meridian, mississippi


Whitney and Justin were such a pleasure to work with. They are both incredibly down to earth people, so they made the day so easy and fun! I wish them many more years to come, and I hope they love these images forever!
Humongous thanks to TJ Hester for assisting me, shooting loads of film, and making stunning photographs. Every time he gets any film back, I am always like, “What in the world?! This is so amazing!!!!!” and Whitney and Justin’s photographs were no exception.
































AND Guess what? Professional prints from their day can be purchased on my INSTAPROOFS SITE! I will ship them to ya! And they will look so nice.

Thanks again Justin and Whitney!

One more thing! Check out my UPDATED wedding portfolio site HERE!! Pretty please?

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A Disposable Perspective


These are my favorite shots from my first disposable roll. I cannot express to you how much I like shooting this way! It is so fun and carefree because well…uh… you snap and then wind. Obviously, you think about the pictures differently because there are only about 25 per roll. I get the one shot I want and move on, no need for 7 pictures of the same thing. Just one, thanks! I know it may sound a bit silly to revert to this camera, but I want to be able to get to know their finicky nature again so if the girls I am teaching at Hartland have problems with their cameras, I know what the causes may be. I am ready to make mistakes and learn with them!


Join me as I play around with these cameras!

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Meet Amanda!!

Amanda is amazing. She is an artist. And my neighbor!

At first she didn’t want me to take her photo and protested because she had been working for soooo long in the studio and so on and so on, but by the end of it she was showing off her favorite boots and wanting them photographed too. Amanda is the coolest. One thing that is great about living next door to her is that she is always changing and decorating her room and living room, planting plants, and making up things to do. She is so wildly creative it makes me sick. Most importantly, her love of the Lord absolutely seeps out of everything she does. What she creates is done for God. Ever since I met her freshman year, she has always told me about how much she loves using her hands. That could not be more evident.




Amanda is truly Amanda.

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