For those of you who have been keeping up with Gray and the strawberry: The doctor postponed our surgery, because he was attacked by Satan and hates me to the inner core. That's my personal take on the situation. It will now take place on Dec. 23rd, because....well read the sentence above!
Sunday, November 30, 2008
Saturday, November 29, 2008
Long time, no write. My deepest apologies. It's all the turkeys fault. It brings out the lazy in me, and it's a lazy that's oh so hard to repress. But I am back, rested, and better than ever. I've brought you a peace offering. The Dorman pictures. They are an awesome family with hearts of a servant, whether to our church or many of them to our country. David, the dad, is so talented and can do anything. I gave him the nickname Martha Villa a long time ago (That would be Martha Stewart and Bob Villa all wrapped up into one hands-on creative genius.). He has put many of his talents to work in his store, Palmetto Farms.
Andrew, the oldest guy, has been married for a couple of years and rocks out on the guitar in our band. His wife, Jenn, is beautiful! Adrianne, the only girl, is marrying Jake sometime..... (She will be deployed to Iraq in February, and there is a chance Jake will follow her there in November about the time she will be leaving.) Devin is SINGLE. That's all you need to know. If you'd like more info. (ladies only, per his request) send me a comment.
I hope you enjoy the pictures internet. Happy Belated Thanksgiving!
***Click the title for more pics.
Monday, November 24, 2008
Friday, November 21, 2008
Come on girls, we've all done it. You know..in high school, we tend to be overwhelmed with the hunkiness of guys either our age or older. Only in rare cases do we see our-senior-selves pursuing and trying to develop a relationship with a "sophmore" boy. Such was the case for Brooke and Blake. After high school, both went off to college in hopes of finding an education???...NO! True Love, of course. But after failing, ridiculous, underserving men and women had their chance, they might have left with a BA, but left without their MR & MRS. Thankfully, Brooke takes care of her pearly whites, and after a fateful trip to the dentist's office back home, where she ran into Blake's mom, love was about to be in the air. The rest, as they say, is history. After a romatic ride on the ocean in Hilton Head, Blake pledged his love to Brooke and asked her to spend the rest of her life with him. They are beyond perfect together, and I am thrilled that my friend, Brooke, has finally ended up with the right guy at the right time. Thank you again for asking me to document this special time for you and Blake! **** The video is sweet, but the quality.....eeehhh. Click on the title to see more of their pics.
She was from out of town looking for a new set of friends. He lived in this town but was always open to expanding his circle of friends. Through one message sent via the Internet, the rest is history. You could say, and most of their family does say, that this couple was brought together for a special purpose. This purpose not only being to bring love into each other's lives, but to decide together that it was of the utmost importance to invest their love and lives into following Christ. Jenny & Steven, your wedding was beautiful and perfect. I'm so glad that you are a part of the Rock and happy that you let me capture your very special day!
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
I've had lots of emails and comments from friends in the upstate about taking their pictures. I've been thinking about planning a Saturday of Spring Pics in Greenville, if I can generate enough interest to make it worth my while. If you are around the Greenville Area and are interested in having your pictures done in the Spring, please comment or send me an email. As soon as I get enough, I'll post a where, when, how much kind of thing, and start booking.
I have just a few more session slots before Christmas. Grab your cute pea coats, scarves, tobaggans & gloves and give me a ring!!! I'm off to Charleston tomorrow, but I'll "holla" back tomorrow night! :)
Monday, November 17, 2008
Check out these leaves below. Gorgeous!
I also got a couple new emails from people who loved their pictures. I love, heart, adore emails, and I love comments just as much!!! Compliments to what I'm doing inspire me, they get me going, they charge my batteries, they make me smile, they are the wind beneath my photographer wings, you get the point. So in short, thank you to clients and potential clients who comment and keep commenting. You freakin' rock! :)
Sunday, November 16, 2008
Blake and Brooke thanks for driving down. I had so much fun! Hope these pictures tide you over until the rest are through!
Saturday, November 15, 2008
The pics are from Jenny & Steven's wedding. Some random shots that I love. I'll blog more when I'm all done!!!!
Thursday, November 13, 2008
*P.S* You can not type in hannahgray.net and get my blog page, so WHEN you tell your friends, it will be easier to pass along! ;)
*P.S.S* Don't forget to check the posts below. There are a lot of new pictures up. Show each post your love and tell which is your favorite.
Two things crossed my mind as I prepared the pictures for this post. #1 I am a much better photographer since I took engagement pictures of Melissa and her future husband, Jonathan. Not being overtly cocky, but I am growing and I hope to never stop! #2 How thankful I am for Melissa. She is one of the MAIN reasons that I am on this photography journey. Earlier this year, before I stopped teaching, Melissa approached me about shooting her wedding. She knew that I didn't do weddings professionally, but she knew I loved taking pictures and had seen a few shoots I had done for friends. I agreed to do the wedding and started to think about the equipment I would need to do it. I talked with Kevin and before long had purchased my Nikon and lenses. I started reading ferociously about how to operate it, researching wedding websites and photographers, buying books on how to shoot weddings, and so on. One shoot with my new camera and growing passion led to another shoot and led to another shoot and 24 shoots in 2 1/2 months later....here I am. What a whirlwind it has been! Thank you Melissa for helping fan the photography flame inside of me. You probably were just thinking about saving money for your wedding, but God used you to push me into the most unexpected career path. I know your wedding will be fabulousity, just like you!
P.S. Melissa wanted these pictures posted before her wedding, and she swore to me that Jonathan would never be on this site to see her pictures!!!