Sunday, December 30, 2007

Terry's 51st Birthday SURPRISE!

We had a great crowd for Terry's 51st birthday at Blackhorse Pub and Brewery AND I managed to keep it a surprise.
Betty Lou dressed up and jumped out of a cake for the occasion...too funny!

Although, he claims to be anti-social, Terry said he really enjoyed the party after the initial shock. So, I'm not in any real trouble and we had a great evening with friends. Check it here.

Katherine & Joe

Great, great, great images of Katherine and Joe! We had a big time with our engagement session downtown, during unseasonably warm weather in December. Joe and Katherine are planning a spring wedding that is sure to be big fun.

Joe picked the music for the slideshow and I think it is very sweet.

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Christmas at Terry's

My Terry made Christmas Eve breakfast for all who could get up and come feast. His sister Jackie is in the pretty blue ensemble and her daughter Brandie is at her shoulder. Brandie rolled out to take Jackie to her radiation session and then they came up from Nashville. That's Terry's Sam hugging all over him and my sister Joy at the back. Mom, Jordan and Julianne had a wonderful country ham, bacon, sausage and biscuit, also. I just realized I'm not in any pictures... I was too lazy to get the tripod!

The slideshow is here: Terry's at Christmas
It was so great to see Jackie and Brandie. Thanks for doing the driving girls!

Monday, December 24, 2007

Special People

Life's not always easy, even for the beautiful people.

Savannah is a beautiful child and so is her family. And their life is not so easy. But you'd never know it by the loving and giving within this family. They were a complete joy to work with and we plan to do another session in the spring.

Her mother found me through the American Child Photographers Charity Guild.
I had registered on the web site awhile back, to volunteer my services for any family with a desire to have portraits of a special needs child.
Savannah's mother April has outsmarted her doctors and kept her around 5 years longer than they had thought was possible. At seven, she is a hand full, literally. She must be carried, as she has no muscle control, and April stays at home with her, as public schooling leads to too many infections and more doctor visits. Her breathing is labored and her compromised brain (from birth) allows her to show little emotion. Her sister Chelsey is a wonderful help and has a very kind spirit and tons of patience.

The Dill Family Slideshow.

Savannah and Dad rested a minute during the shoot.

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Julia and Matt (Mulia)

Terry and I fell in love with these recent West Point grads. Julia and Matt have only just arrived in Clarksville and won't be here long, either. I told them if the military thing didn't work out, they'd always have a career in modeling!
Terry doesn't normally go with me on E-sessions, but he came along to hold my umbrella for me, as it was raining away with no relief in sight. So, it was kinda like a double date when we stopped in at Blondie's for a snack. I got loads of great shots, even after Julia was soaked when a car drove by and sprayed her feet! Great fun, good times. Here's their slideshow: Mulia!

Friday, December 14, 2007

Graduation Day!

My first born graduated today! Jordan looked happy and radiant today as she received her diploma from Austin Peay...well they'll mail it shortly anyway. I couldn't be more proud. Here's her slideshow: graduation

Saturday, December 8, 2007

Anna Grace is Two

I just love Anna Grace. She is so aminated and full of herself. She came by for me to take some Christmas pictures in her pretty red dress. Here's the slideshow: Anna Grace

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Ameir and Jen

Oh wow! Is Ameir just too too cute? My hairdresser extraordinaire, Jen, and her son Ameir paid us a visit recently. I made a little slideshow of the pics: Ameir