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!"

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Saturday, November 28, 2009

Ciara and Zane Rock Hill, SC Wedding

Any day with crisp weather and Carolina Blue skies is a perfect day for just about anything in my book- but it was espeically so on Ciara and Zane's wedding day- As always, everything fell beautifully into place as they exchanged vows and said "forever" sealed with sweet kisses. They danced the night away beneath the stars with friends and family and enjoyed all that being young and in love has to offer. A huge thank you to my very good friend Kelly Jennings for helping me out all day.. Many blessings to you as you begin your new journey together. Enjoy! ~S.

Jessica & Josh... Ponte Vedra Gardens

What a nice note to end the wedding season on. I second shot with my very good friends Ron Wilson at the Palm Valley Gardens in Ponte Vedra. Jessica and Josh were married last Sunday beneath a beautiful sky surrounded by friends and family. If you have never been to this particular venue- I can only tell you what a treat the entire place is. From the house to the pond and the walking path along the way, it is beautiful and serene.

And speaking of beautiful and serene- Jessica and Josh's love for each other leaves one speechless. We could not have asked for a nicer location, more beautiful couple and a more fun group of friends than theirs... Our very best to you both!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Jeff & Megan Slaughter ~ Wedding Day

It seems like just yesterday that I received a text saying, "We're Engaged!" I had no idea who it was from- bc my crazy phone didn't leave me so much a phone number with the text let alone a name.... but suffice it to say I guessed right away and cannot believe that Megan and Jeff are married and settling quite nicely into married life almost a year later! And I also know (... as in I Knoooow and am so sorry to have made you wait- but it is so worth it) that everyone has been anxiously waiting for the slide show. For those of you interested in your photobooth pics, I am working on a place to post them so you may order them- much love to you guys, the ride has been the joy of my career- you don't know what a blessing you have been to me seeing just how deeply you love each other... just remember the love you feel now on your darkest days- never forget why you fell in love.... huggs to you both! ~S.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Morgan - Senior Session- St. Augustine, FL

Meet my lil cuz Morgan. She will be graduating this year and we are all so excited for her and proud of her! She has such a quiet spirit about her that I love and really enjoy being around. We had so much fun bouncing around St. Augustine and catching up on everything going on in our lives- we def have to get together more often!

Her slide show is fun- and even though she may not know it- there is a rock star in there just dying to be discovered! Enjoy your year Miss Morgan- it will be your favorite for a long time to come! Huggs~ Steph.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Heather and David... A Love Song

I met Heather through my friends Megan & Jeff~ who were married on October 10th. Heather was the MOH in their wedding and I am sure through all of the planning process she has received a lot of great pointers on what to do for their very own special day. The day of their shoot was a perfect day to have been out enjoying gorgeous Carolina Blue skies with the first touches of autumn in the air.

We started off in down town Rock Hill, SC ~ It has been so beautifully restored and is just so much fun to shoot with amazing alleys and exciting stairways just ready to be discovered! After leaving RH we headed down to Lansford Canal State Park. To be honest I wasn't sure what to expect, but was so pleasantly surprised with its simplicity. We really had so much fun just talking and enjoying the crisp feeling of fall as we walked through the park taking in the day. Notice how these two love to cuddle and kiss... Two very nice things for marriage don't ya think? Love was definetely in the air!

On the way home I decided to stop at this little cemetary that was barely visible on the side of the road going to the park. Much to my surprise it wasn't little at all- it went way into the woods and some of the head stones dated so far back they were not legible. Some of the ones I could read dated back to the 1700's! I know it is crazy, but I love cemetaries... they really are peacful- this one was just so intriguing the way the trails wound through the forest and the graves were just all about the area with no particular rhyme or reason. I like wondering what their life was like then- Did they face the same issues we do today- obviously the answer is yes and no, but really I think we are all very much alike at the end of the day. Life is meant to love- to enjoy the simple beauties found in it. It might be a walk around the lake, a cup of coffee with your best friend or morning dew on a spider's web. What is your simple beauty? Enjoy (the moment- for they quickly flee!) ~S.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

The Steward Family...

I have to say that every now and then amid all the chaos we call life there are those moments that make you just laugh- not the chuckle we give when a joke is almost funny- but one that makes you giggle every time you rethink the moment... For me it is Emmert.

When we (i.e. his wife) drug him out for this shoot all we heard was, "Fine, but I am only taking 3 pictures and I am done..." Well, after the first 33 pics his tune went something like, "Hey how bout a picture with me and the boy/ with my dog?" I loved it and loved watching everyone having a good time together. It was a great start to my day and I had a lot of fun talking politics and life with ya Emmert. Can't wait to do it again soon!

Thank you both for a wonderful weekend and I LOVE my basket Mandy! I have it proudly displayed in my bedroom. Big huggs to you both and I will see you soon. Enjoy! ~S.