Kyle + Erin Get Married

Kyle + Erin Get Married
Just over a week ago, we were making our trek down from Boston to Florida. The whole goal was to make it to Tallahassee by 4:30 pm on Friday and wake up to photograph a wedding the next morning, and we did it. It was a team effort - my sister, Mom, and Grandma drove up from Clearwater to babysit Isaac and get Marin dressed, Mike’s parents were put in charge of getting Marin out of the ceremony as quickly as possible, Tom was the best man and wedding coordi...

Jen and Mark Wedding

This last week has been a complete whirlwind. I flew to Tampa Bay and back, and my mind is still processing the experience from beginning to end. My overly-layered Boston baby found herself soaking up sunshine in her Grandma's backyard as I left her for our first full day apart and headed with Mike and Tom to shoot Jen and Mark's wedding. This day came with a lot of anticipation and anxiety. I feel confident in my wedding photography, but to be shooting fo...

Kevin + Kelsey’s Wedding

Kevin + Kelsey’s Wedding
The last week of our lives has been an all out what-were-we-thinking kinda week. We went from Boston to Clearwater, Clearwater to Gainesville, Gainesville to Clearwater, Clearwater to Atlanta, and as I write this we're on our way from Atlanta to Lavonia, Georgia to see Mike's grandparents in a 26-foot Penske truck [think about how huge that is] on our way to Boston. [Yes, I start my day job on Friday morning! Crazy!]. Part of that craziness was due to o...

Jason + Kristy’s Wedding

Jason + Kristy’s Wedding
This Saturday we got to shoot a wedding that I've been looking forward to for quite some time. If you follow me on Twitter, you'd know that even before we got to Kristy and Jason's wedding location, a beautiful, rustic barn, I knew that we were going to get some fabulous pictures. All week I'd been sending emails back and forth with Kristy, and I couldn't help but tell her how excited I was. The one thing I didn't realize going into their Day was the lo

Jen + Josh’s Wedding

Jen + Josh’s Wedding
This Saturday I had the privilege of being a 3rd shooter [you don't hear of those very often, ha!]. It was my first time doing so, but the opportunity allowed me to see 1] another photographer's style and take on wedding photography 2] take shots I hadn't gotten to take or try before and 3] chill out [hey, they weren't my clients, ha!]. My favorite part was after all the pictures were taken, I had the opportunity to pick Matt and his wife, Sara's [...

Jamie Junkyard Shoot

Jamie Junkyard Shoot
I've known since I took these pictures that I was going to talk about communication for this post. It just kept coming up in conversation with Jamie, and caused us to realize how significant good communication is for a successful shoot. And to be honest, I'm not naturally the best communicator [at least with words, ha! I'm the person that when someone asks for directions, I have to draw a map.]. There are  little things, however, that I can ...

Rodney + Stephanie Engagement

Rodney + Stephanie Engagement
Lately I've been thinking and reflecting a lot on life. How short it is, and how quickly days pass by without even paying attention to them. I mean, wasn't I in high school like yesterday? And when did college happen? It's kind of a blur, and part of me likes that, and part of me's sad that it's already behind me. I've been joking with friends that this summer I'm either going on a cruise, backpacking through Europe, going to midwife school in the P...

Val and DeAndra’s Maternity Pics

Val and DeAndra’s Maternity Pics
Last week was odd. I'd been in a bit of a funk, and started to realize the new responsibilities that go along with being your own boss. I heard it said, during a Lion's Guild [a motivational, proactive group for entrepeneurs that helps them build a successful business long-term] meeting last Wednesday, that without a plan by Sunday night, you wake up on Monday morning unemployed. That's not all I learned. Becky and Beverly also shared that "70% of all t...

The Gollotte Family

The Gollotte Family
Lately, we’ve been doing a lot of MAB soul-searching. What is MAB? What do we want MAB to become? How can MAB serve others better? And what will that look like for us? There’s a lot of loaded questions we’re only beginning to answer, but I’m glad we’re answering them. I don’t want to move forward without purpose or vision, and I don’t ever want “MAB Photographers” to be limited to just photography because we're so much more than that. We're Christians, an...

Derek + Tiffany’s Wedding

Derek + Tiffany’s Wedding
We say this all the time, but our success, our philosophy, and the way we've built our business is that relationships with our clients are foundational to our success. And we really mean it.  Derek and I go way back - like as long as that saying has been outdated. And Tiffany and I have gotten to know each other even better since her and Derek have been boos, fiance's, and now husband and wife [still technically boos]. It's been really cool to not only h...

Jason + Kristy: Roswell Mill

Jason + Kristy: Roswell Mill
Typically, when a client chooses us to be their photographer the next step is determining a location for their session. For every engagement and couple’s session, we always ask if there’s any place significant to the couple or any place they already had in mind [since, well, these are their pictures]. If not, then we go straight to the drawing board, brainstorm, Google search, typically steer away from places that are “photographer happy” and land on a loc...