Sam & Mike + a southern affair at sweetbelle farms
The white pillars, the great lawns, the historic trees, the chandeliers, the floor to ceiling white tiles fire place- a southern belles dream and the perfect planning team to make all your wedding day dreams a reality.
Meet Beth Hanson + 10 things about me
Coming from a family of 10 meant that life was, well, crowded. But then again, i've never minded sharing the space. Stop in to see some of my favorites from life, around the house, and a few of my favorite things.
three tips for being a better second shooter
being a second shooter has taught me how to be a better lead shooter. Learn some of my favorite lessons for becoming a better photographer and learning how to serve the lead shooter and the couple well.
You know those opportunities that come out of no where and it seems like it is too good to be true but then it all come together and it is just as good as it seem to be? This wedding is one of those opportunities for this momma. A few months ago I finally decided […]
It’s an understatement to say that I started doing things a little backwards in the photography world. I sort of just fell into weddings when a friend of mine called last minute and needed a wedding photographer because her original photographer was not the best fit. I shot my first wedding 18 months ago. I […]
You see the deck of cards. You see your sister pick the deck up… She’s playing with the cards and watching your excitement grow…… She turn the deck upside down………. THEN THE CARDS GO FLYING EVERYWHERE……………… Your are itching for the words to trigger the game…………………….. she is taking FOREVER…………………………………. Then it happens: 52 CARD […]
Senior year is such a unique time I have come to believe- or- it can be at least. My senior year was filled with frustrations, confusions, and moving half way through it– not exactly ideal or fun but that’s what I was dealt and I could never regret it. As I have begun to work […]
One of the comments I hear SO often from my couples is “we haven’t gotten pictures taken since our wedding”. I get it– life is hectic, we get busy, and before we know it YEARS have passed since we took a moment to slow down and capture the love a couple shares. Trust me, I […]
Being a small business owner is not exactly the easiest thing in the world. I wasn’t a small business owner before I have kids but I know how difficult it had been to break into a market that seems so saturated while not having the time, money, or energy into it that I would like […]
You know, for being a farmers daughter I really am not that good at growing plants. I’ve even manages to stunt the growth or kill the ones that supposedly live with “3 ice cubes a week”! Give me cows all day long but tomatoes and lettuce, sheesh!!! To give you a little sense of my […]
As a photographer I get the opportunity to work with people from all over the United States. In February of 2017 I was able to shoot a very special maternity session for a couple from Idaho who are very dear to my heart. The roller coaster of blessing and trials in order for this couple […]
February 21st was national sticky bun day. Yes, it is a real things! In honor of such a wonderful day I had grand plans to make homemade sticky buns with extra caramel sauce for dinner. Unfortunately, my plans stayed just as that: plans. Three little kiddos off of their sleeping schedule made for an emotional […]
Something I have learned about living in the south is when it rains, it pours. Literally. I am always amazed at the sheer amount of water that can come down is such a short amount of time during one of our storms! The storm we were having on this particular day was no different. What […]