Welcome to Life Stories...

Welcome to My Life's Story! Mine is made up of so many wonderful people-purposfully woven together! Everything we do is with and for each other and I am so glad that you have taken the time to stop by- so grab your favorite cup of coffee and Enjoy!

What I love most: my family, my friends, my son's giggles when he thinks he is getting away with something... great conversation, anything with a good title, bold coffee, anyone with a zest for life, exciting and fresh ideas, anything crafty, getting my hands dirty, dancing in the rain and weddings! (all weddings!)

I am happiest: when I can share what I see through a lens. Just as there are no two people alike, neither are views on life. I strive to uniquely photograph any event or person so their style can easily be seen.

"Life Happens... Picture it Boldly!"

Would love to hear from you~ If you would like to leave a comment feel free or email me at

Friday, August 29, 2008

Tracy & David Slide Show...

What a fun day! Enjoy!

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Wordle... Just for Fun

I found this on another blog and thought it would add some fun to this really weird day. If you want to try it go to Wordle . Hope you have fun with it!


Monday, August 25, 2008

Tracy & David...

Believe it or not, there is one person out there who has been a very good friend and has put up with me for 20 years and is NOT related or married to me... go figure... :oD Tracy and I have been friends since we were teens and I am so excited about her wedding coming up in a couple of weeks. Their engagement session was so much fun and meeting David was great. I have to thank God for my very good friend Gwen who trekked all the way with me to Lancaster, SC for some much needed Carolina Blue skies. We made an awesome team and got some really great shots! For now, I just have a sneak peek... but I promise there is more to come. So keep checking with me. ~S.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Tracy, Lauren & Family...

My cousin Tracy and his very beautiful girlfriend Lauren live in Ocala with their children- now for most people reading this a two hour + drive seems so far away, but for me, they are the closest family I have in Florida- well, let me rephrase that- the only blood family I have here. One might also think that we get to see each other quite a bit, but if it were up to me we would hang out every other weekend. I truly enjoy the time that we are able to spend together and it is on my list of things to do more often. To me there is nothing I would rather do with a day off than to sit around with a good cup of coffee and good people telling great stories about family and the craziness we have stirred up in life! God knows our family is a mess.. and I mean that in the best heart felt way possible! :o) Our family is, in an essence, who we are and I miss all of my family as they are mostly in Louisiana where I was born and raised.

So anyway, getting back to my photos- Tracy and Lauren found this wonderful old abandoned fruit packaging plant where we photographed their family (Lela, Dean & Cameron) on Sunday- I had so much fun that I want to shoot there again! Love you guys and we have to do it again soon... Be sure to watch the slide show... ~S.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

A Couple of fun shots...

Last weekend I second shot for a friend of mine, Meghan Stewart and although I could put an entire slide up of some really great images, for now I just have a couple that I wanted to show off for fun... The first one was a little luck to be honest- sorta like when you are pulling the trigger of a gun with your eyes closed... Not really- I just had my lens in the right direction at the precisely right moment.. and it worked... :op The second came with a little more effort and the patience of a guest who ended up holding the off-camera flash- More to come later... ~S.

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Sean & Kezia: The Slide Show

OK, so please just bare with me as I am trying to figure a few things out. I am finally back up and running with CS3- it has been a long month and a lot of aggravation, er, learning experiences... but we'll get there.

Anyway, I have put together a slide show of Sean and Kezia's engagement session we had last week in St. Augustine and I have to say that it has been worth every minute of the work. (it has been work only because I have had to figure out sound slides and my FTP server again... BUT I did not delete the entire website this time so that is a good thing...) I just love the way Sean looks at Kezia- you can totally tell they are so happy being together and I could not be more blessed having been connected with their family. Thanks again.

*** Before you hit play on the slide show, be sure to turn my music on the side panel off... Nothing worse than dueling music...***

Would love to hear your thoughts. ~S.