Tuesday, November 30, 2010

the palmer family

over the weekend, i had the pleasure of photographing the adorable palmer family! saturday was beautiful, although a little chilly, so we ended up shooting the last few in mainstreet books. i love these and i'm so happy i get to hang with will and tess every week!

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Monday, November 29, 2010

our primland visit

this place was seriously posh and we all had so much fun!

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more palmer family photos to come.

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hope everyone had a happy thanksgiving last week!

Monday, November 22, 2010


. . . no. . . not sidney poitier. . .

someone infinitely more dear to me believe it or not!

. . . so . . . yes, the lovely miss dana saladoff is coming all the way from vermont tomorrow! kelsey and i really couldn't be any more excited.

{photo of me, k, and d in florence this summer}

road trippn

i always love a good road trip!

my favorite kind are the ones like we just experienced this past weekend - one that is fantastically unpredictable and new.

it was so unpredictable that mom and i ended up driving straight up a mountain {on a dirt path} in search of the lodge! it was seriously funny and scary! we were convinced that we were going to get chased down the mountain by someone with a gun. . . once we realized that we were getting more and more lost, we had to back down the mountain {on the darkest of nights mind you}.

. . . eventually we made it to primland and into the arms of my darling sisters! {you can only imagine all the screaming, jumping, dancing, laughing that went on. . .}

i'm so thankful for the rest and relaxation we all got to experience this weekend. i have gone far too many weeks {er. . . months} without taking a sabbath and i needed it badly.

{all photos from friday night. isn't lake norman pretty in the fall {pic. 1}?}

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p.s. i cannot wait for the events of this week. thanksgiving week is always full of love, joy, and celebration in this household!

also, i don't know why only orange worked on the last post! excuze-moi!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

a week of rainbow foods

red -

mom's homegrown tomatoes

{* note * yes, they were still producing into mid-november!}

orange -

sweet potatoes in the glowing bowl recipe

{if i get around to it, i'll share it here. originally, this great cook shared it with us!}

yellow -


{used for this}

green -

homegrown salad greens

blue -

blue diamond almonds

{mom always said there is no truly blue food in nature}


frozen blueberries

{they count for both, n'est-ce pas?}

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i will post some pictures from the weekend soon!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

happy 21st birthday kelsey!

you're 21 now love.

i sure hope that your day was filled with only the best things in life.

i honestly couldn't ask for a better role model in life. k, you are outstanding in every way.

i am so thankful for this summer and the fact that we spent every waking moment together. i only wish that every week was like that! when people ask me what my favorite part was, i always say it was spending time with you. sure, we saw and experienced some pretty fabulous things, but nothing will ever compare with the time we had together.

you are gorgeous, funny, affectionate, and by far the most compassionate, generous, and caring person i have ever known.

you deserve only the best in life.

happy, happy birthday! i love you more than i can put into words.

{p.s. i cannot wait to see you tomorrow!!! . . . photo 1 is of k in oxford and photo 2 is of k in orvieto}

living in a lemonworld

here are more from this past weekend's shoot with olivia.

i also need to thank one very special person for these - sydney campanella.

sydney, thanks to you {and the tripod}, olivia and i now have these beautiful photos. one day i hope you can be my assistant photographer because you have natural talent.

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get outside, wear a fedora, and celebrate fall.

two more things:

- i just purchased an around the world ticket y'all! and i just blew all the money i have worked so hard to make these past few months in just one hour!

- aaahnnd. . . mom, abby, kelsey, and i are heading to the mountains of virginia tomorrow in honor of k's 21st birthday {her birthday post is coming. . . i'm heading out the door to worship right now though. . . }.

life is good. everyday brings new and exciting things to celebrate.

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Wednesday, November 17, 2010

the anderson family

"autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower."
- albert camus

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it blows my mind when i think about how much this family has changed in just a few short years!

remember them with only little g or when brandi was preggo with our little man?

just look at them now!

they're simply adorable and davidson in the fall is perfect.

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Tuesday, November 16, 2010

marie antoinette had it made

all pictures from k & my versailles visit this summer.

after 2.5 hours in line, we made it inside and it was even more impressive than we had imagined.

versailles, like the louvre is overwhelming, {note the kid in the last photo} but significant and an interesting place to visit. if you have only a couple days in paris though, it is almost impossible to do versailles in just a day, so. . . you might want to think of your options before jumping on the train. . .

this movie certainly captures it entirely {i watched it again a few weeks back and forgot just how much i have missed it}!

p.s. i know these are long overdue. . . but i am going to keep posting some photos from the summer just b/c i want to remember everything to the best of my ability.

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