Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Tasting & Touring, Desert Plantation, St. Francisville


Come join us at St. Francisville's Desert Plantation on Sunday, January 22 at 2 pm - 5 pm for Tasting and Touring! Taste Heirloom Cuisine's gourmet dishes, take a tour of the beautiful Desert Plantation, and come hang out with me! I'll have all my album samples and several portrait samples available for viewing. The tasting & touring is a great opportunity to visit in a laid-back setting and get to see a beautiful, historical plantation in the Tunica Hills near St. Francisville at 411 Desert Lane, Woodville, MS 39669. Please come enjoy this nice day with us!

Monday, January 16, 2012

Imaging conference, continued.

Yesterday, I had the privilege to meet another pregnant photographer from Denver in the hotel lobby. We both nearly had a cat-fight over who got the first scrambled eggs in the continental breakfast, but after scarfing down our first servings decided that we could get along after all. 
Meeting people, seeing the new products on the market, and especially gleaning info from other successful photographers make the snoring roommate, booming club music at night, and expensive convention food worthwhile. 
But, no matter how much I'm learning, I realize more every day that nothing can compare to any time spent with my husband and little girl at our sweet home. :) I can't wait to hug and kiss them when I get home. I hope that you can learn to appreciate your loved ones as much as I have lately
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Imaging USA- New Orleans - a national photography conference

Today was the first full day of Imaging USA, a national conference held by Professional Photographers of America. I wasn't planning to go originally, but since it was in New Orleans, just two hours from my house, and since I had a friend to ride and room with, why not?
These conferences consist of multiple lectures to choose from during time slots throughout the day, depending on what you want to learn about. Here, there is also a large trade show with over 100 vendors sporting their photography-based products, from albums to online hosting, from credit card processing to websites.

I learned a tremendous amount early this 7 am morning from a young couple out of Nashville, Zach & Jody Gray. I was impressed with their passion for not only weddings, but for the Lord and for the institution of marriage as a whole! I took a ton of notes during the seminar (but this could have been slightly coffee-induced) and feel like I was able to internalize a LOT of applicable info from them.

My 2nd favorite part of the day was the 2nd-line entrance to the trade show grand opening at 11:00, complete with Mardi Gras umbrellas and a live jazz band. That's mostly because I find south Louisiana's culture fascinating, and others' lack of understanding of it amusing. Here's a picture of some of us who actually know what a 2nd line dance is- some of my local photographer home-chicks.

Monday, January 9, 2012

Tasting & Touring, Desert Plantation, St. Francisville

Come join us at St. Francisville's Desert Plantation on Sunday, January 22 at 2 pm - 5 pm for Tasting and Touring! Taste Heirloom Cuisine's gourmet dishes, take a tour of the beautiful Desert Plantation, and come hang out with me! I'll have all my album samples and several portrait samples available for viewing. The tasting & touring is a great opportunity to visit in a laid-back setting and get to see a beautiful, historical plantation in the Tunica Hills near St. Francisville at 411 Desert Lane, Woodville, MS 39669. Please come enjoy this nice day with us!

Friday, January 6, 2012

Alicia & Chris- from last year

I was looking back through the 2011 pictures and realized that I never posted Alicia & Chris's beautiful wedding at Grace Episcopal Church in St. Francisville. The church in itself has a rich historical background, and is also surrounded by one of the oldest and most beautiful live-oak covered cemeteries in the area. It may be weird, but I like to go just walk around that church and cemetery, especially in the spring when the azaleas are blooming. It's very close to the Mississippi river, and I like to imagine people being able to hear the church bells from the river back in the days when the river was a main source of transportation. 

The reception was at The Victorian, another beautiful wedding and reception venue in St. Francisville where I've photographed multiple weddings and receptions. The April weather was wonderful, and Chris & Alicia are a beautiful couple. They're now expecting their first baby, and I'm so excited for them!!
























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