Refresh. Reset. 2017

2016 was such an eventful year!!! In 2015, 2 days after Christmas, my husband and I found out that we were expecting! So please forgive me that the blog was a bit neglected.:(

Our daughter Malia was born on September 4, 2016. I have so much to share on this amazing moment in our lives (blog post coming soon!). However, I was able to photograph amazing weddings and sessions throughout 2016. Surprisingly throughout my wedding season no one can tell that I was pregnant!:)

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Either way its 2017 I am back in full effect and I will be blogging all sessions that I did throughout 2016 and what’s in store in 2017!

To appropriately end this post, here is my baby girl at 1 month old!

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Holiday Mini Pumpkin Pies

My hubby and I spent the Thanksgiving holiday in Atlanta away from family (located in Florida). Unfortunately, Stephen had to work… so to make things special I decided to bake! I normally wait until Christmas to bake my annual sugar cookies… but I couldn’t resist! I found this amazing recipe and decided to give it a go!

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For the Crust:
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ¾ cup + 2 Tablespoons shortening
  • 5-6 tablespoons cold water
For the Filling:
  • 1 (15 ounce) can pumpkin puree
  • 1 (12 ounce) can evaporated milk
  • 2 eggs
  • ⅓ cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ginger
For the Topping:
  • Whipped cream
  • Cinnamon or pumpkin pie spice

Click HERE to follow the baking instructions.

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The crust was so light and flaky and the pumpkin filling was Oh-So-Good! With the Christmas holiday quickly approaching definitely give this recipe a try!

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What is your favorite dessert during the holidays?

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Natalie - These look amazing! Absolutely delicious!

Urška Majer - These looks delicious!

Krystle & Derrick | Engagement

The story behind Krystle and Derrick’s proposal story was so romantic. Now I am a sucker for love and family – but this proposal took the cake!

Derrick planned for a weekend out of town. The excuse to get Krystle on board to go out of town was to go watch the Lakers play in Salt Lake City since Krystle is a HUGE Kobe fan. So naturally, Krystle began to pack. Once they finally got on the road, Derrick had told the disappointing news that they weren’t going to Salt Lake City – but continued to drive to their actual destination. They finally arrived to Chateau Elan and Krystle was simply elated! Little did she know Derrick had arranged for Krystle’s family, who traveled from Mississippi, Louisiana, New York, Alabama, Nebraska, Washington DC, Texas and Georgia, to be present when he finally got down on one knee.

Derrick even included the waiter in his surprise proposal by “under cooking” Krystle’s steak and upgrading their dinner table to the rooftop of Chateau Elan. Once on the rooftop, a door opened and all of Krystle’s family began pouring in – surprised and confused Krystle began to cry. That is when Derrick got down on one knee and proposed to Krystle!

It was simply amazing how Derrick got all of Krystle’s friends and family to be in town to witness their love and commitment to each other…

(without her knowing – might I add):)

I am so excited to be photographing their wedding next year! Congrats again you two!

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I am definitely a fan of her skirt!

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Looking forward to next year!

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Laura - Beautiful session. You can see the happiness in each and every image!

Natalie - These two are the cutest! Seriously! I love that tulle skirt at the end!

Lauren R Swann - Those outfits!! They’re so cute!! Love this sweet session, Janelle!

Renee - Oh my, that is one sweet proposal! I got chills!

Chris Nichols - Beautiful couple! Great engagement pics!!!

Emmaleigh Nikole - gorgeous pictures and amazing skirts!!!!!

Abbey - Girl, you captured this couple beautifully. LOVE!!!!

Amanda Adams - Her confidence absolutely SHINES in these images!!! These two are adorable together!

Sharon - Simply beautiful and I didn’t cry..Now, I can’t promise you I won’t next year..😊..Krystle, I am so very proud of you and Derrick..The love that you two share just radiates..❤

Gwen Easter - Beautiful pictures. You two make an enchanting couple. The love pops off the screen. Deacon & Sis Foundoe would be so proud of you. I wish you & Derrick the very best of everything and never let your love fade.
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Cynthia Moore - Beautiful!!!!

Urška Majer - Such gorgeous couple!

janice - Love the picture they are wonderful keep the love for one another you can see the love you both have is going to be great and my god bles you many more happy years together can wait tell next year 😘😘