4.28.2011

Disaster.

We can't thank our Lord enough for keep us save. We were unharmed and our houses hardly untouched. But the rest of the state was not as fortunate. Family from back home, we are good and safe, we are healthy and alive. Thank you so much for the prayers and phone calls. Please keep Tuscaloossa, Birmingham, Cullman and every other city in between in your prayers. As of right now, they are still pulling people out of their flatten out homes and still counting deaths. Please pray for that number to not exceed. We're currently around 200 dead in Alabama. Pray for our friends and family and our friends families that lost so much last night, including their lives. 


The tornado that came from mississippi into tuscaloossa, came to downtown birmingham...we were located in trussville, about 25-30 miles out of downtown. The tornado was headed to Trussville but lost its power once it got on top of us. Then unfortunately gained back after us. We are so blessed and lucky. 


Unbelievable. Longest tracked tornado in u.s history. North western Georgia got hit too, so keep them in thoughts as well.

Ps. For those in Birmingham that are looking for a place to drop of donations, Morgan Ashley studio salon is being served as a donation center today. Clothes, towels, bottle waters, blankets, ect. The address is:
7350 Cahaba Valley Rd. Birmingham, AL 35242
205.995.2480





4.17.2011

4.12.2011

pretty hair

I had the honor to help out a local designer, Ashley Riddle with hair for her new fall line's photoshoot.
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Happy Tuesday! 


4.10.2011

Beautiful

What makes a person beautiful? Is it their pretty face or their caring hearts? Aimara, a sweet young girl (with an amazing ambition) got together with me to shoot the young women of Birmingham. To show that beauty comes in all shapes, sizes and colors. To showcase the beauty of young ladies that are ready to change the world and to celebrate God's creations. 
Here are some of the pictures from the shoot, there were so many to choose from! and here are some of the answers the girls gave after asking them what beauty means to them, and what makes them feel beautiful.
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 "To me beauty means knowing that you are one in a million and there's no one like you."
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"Knowing that God made me different from others and gave me the unique features that I have."
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"Having a beautiful personality and a warming heart, I think makes someone beautiful"
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"to me beauty means letting the world know that you love yourself and that you can go out into the world with no doubts about yourself . you know who you are and no one can stop your shine ."
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"I think my swag and that certain air i have about myself makes me beautiful . i am an outgoing person and i dont care what people think of me . if i can go out in a t-shirt and baggy shorts , i am still beautiful starting from the inside out"
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"i feel that the confidence and the way a person carries themself makes them beautiful"
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 I see a new generation stepping up to take ownership of their rightly owned beauty, and it's about time.



4.06.2011

Donnie & Mallory

Congratulations Donnie & Mallory! Donnie is our cousin that just married the beautiful Mallory, the bride and groom had a beautiful wedding photographed by the talented Sunny Jones, I just took some of my snapshots here, but to see the real pictures visit her blog!
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Special moments with the Groom and mom
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Time to party!
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Sweet older man :)
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umm yes please. Thats mine.
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Donnie is Robbie's cousin, so robbie was pretty excited for them to get married....can't you tell? He was dropping it like it was hot!
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We wish you nothing but the best Donnie and Mal!



4.04.2011

a sweet engagement

Molly is a sweet friend of mine, she's a stylist with me at Morgan Ashley. She's been dating Craig for a few years now. At the salon we've been teasing Molly about when she was getting engaged.... Little did she know Craig has been planning it for months. Craig contacted us at the salon to let us know he wanted to propose to Molly soon. He wanted all of her friends and family there. So us girls at the salon, decided to lie to Molly and tell her we were doing "staff pictures" at Mt Laurel on April the 2nd. We told her that we needed to dress up and fix ourselves for the "pictures", that we were all driving up to Mt Laurel right after work because it was a beautiful location. On April the 2nd, we all woke up excited for the big day. Molly woke up excited about her new dress she bought for "pictures". While we were at the salon finishing up and getting ready to leave, Craig and her family and closest friends were waiting for us to bring herr...Here is Craig waiting...nervous as ever with her new ring...
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Everyone else waiting anxiously!
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Meanwhile, the girls and I arrive at Mt Laurel and I tell them we have to walk for a little bit to the location I found, "it's perfect!" I said.
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Molly walking, not knowing yet whats to come....
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and I bring them to the location, where she sees her family and friends! waiting for her while hiding Craig right behind them
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Mollys great reaction!
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The crowed opens and there stands Craig...where he proposes
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and she said YES!
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AMAZING day it was. Congratulations Molly & Craig!!


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