Thursday, November 21, 2013

Peter & Libbie

These 2...what can I say?!?  I had such a blast with Peter and Libbie.  I wish I had more time to talk about how great they are and how fun this session was, but's Christmas card season.  But overall, these 2 ventured out with me and my husband to Shelby Forest to get some great fall foliage shots....and on the way ran into an awesome field and a beach!  Who knew!  They also stuck through it all when the attack of the ladybugs hit us.  Craziness!  Seriously, we all had about 10 or so ladybugs on us at any given time.  

-gretchen shaw


This is when my husband really wanted to get involved...not sure what he's doing.


The attack of the ladybugs!  No, those aren't dirty specks on my lens...LADYBUGS!






Tuesday, October 15, 2013

My New & Improved Website!!!

Hello!  Well, it has been a long time.  Since the end of this summer a lot of changes have taken place in my life and has kept me away from blogging since then.  I apologize for my absence (all you wonderful 4 people that read this thing) but let me update you on what's been going on...

In July Mike and I said a hard goodbye to a little fellow we had the privilege of taking care of this spring and early summer.  For those of you who don't know, Mike and I have been doing foster care through the state of TN since early spring of this year.  It has been a wonderful blessing in our lives.  In April we took home an 8 day old little boy from the hospital that again stayed with us through early July.  We strongly believe he is being well taken care of now as we think and pray for him often.

Around that same time we said our goodbyes, some other changes were taking place.... I found out I was pregnant!!!  I am now about 5 months pregnant with our 1st daughter!  We are so excited about her joining our family in February!

Woooo....So, what else!?!  Well, business started picking up this fall as I took on 2 big projects, 1. taking 1st Baptist Day School's Fall portraits (which was so much fun) and 2. photographing the new teachers in the Memphis Teacher Residency program.   This means I get to go into a lot of the city schools in the area and observe and capture images of these teachers interacting with their classes.  It is a lot of fun as well and such a neat experience.

In between all this, I have been working with Susan Kizzee (who created my website about 2 and half years ago) to update my website with new images and a fresh look!  I am so excited about how it turned out and I hope you like it too!  Tell your friends!

Here are a few screen shots of the new site, but please take the time to visit it yourself and browse around for awhile.

Thanks and Enjoy!

I also have artwork for sale on the new site.  Check out the "artwork" tab.

Wedding page!  And don't miss the "Engagement" and "Bridal" pages located under the "Weddings" tab.

Monday, July 15, 2013

Kevin & Lindsey ~ Engaged!

Where to start with these two???  My husband and I got to know Kevin about a year ago from church.  He joined our small group in church and eventually became our co-leader which has been such a blessing.  Let's say that this guy adds just a little bizarre-ness wherever he goes.  Don't be fooled by the southern boy in seersucker pants display...there's a lot more craziness there than you might think.  Ok, but seriously, these two are so much fun!  Michael and I were so excited to meet Lindsey and see how cute and perfect these two are for each other.  We're excited to have them in our lives for hopefully a long time to come.  
So the plan for this session was to go to the Metal Museum downtown.  However, when we got there it was closed! Noooo!  It was a bummer...but we stuck around the area for a few minutes and as we were taking some pics near the awesome magnolia trees, we saw a truck going through the Metal Museum's gate.  Kevin chased him down and asked if we could go in...and he said yes!  It was great....such a fun place to take photos.  I'll definitely hit that up again.  From there we stopped by the Raymond James building.  This is where Kevin and Lindsey met and where they both still work.  And then we moved onward and upward to BEALE STREET!  Always a fun time!  
Congrats Kevin and Lindsey!  


Inside the Metal Museum

There is a great view of the river from the museum.

This bench was a lot of fun!

I think the carriage-riders got a kick out of us.

Beale Skreet!

Yay Memphis!

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