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Carissa & September's senior photography session

Cades Cove, The Great Smoky Mountains

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

I've been working hard the past few months and have several big weddings coming up. Fortunately, I didn't have a wedding booked for this past weekend so I was able to take a little break. My family and I went camping at Cades Cove. The nights were a bit chilly, but it was nice to get out and spend some time together. Cades Cove is the most visited area of the Smokies which is the most popular national park in the country. Crowds are common on the weekend (avoid Saturdays in October), but it is a beautiful place to visit if you've never been.

Of course I couldn't go all weekend without fitting in some photography. One of my 2006 brides brought her family to Tennessee for the weekend so that I could shoot a senior session on Saturday with her twin daughters Carissa and September. It was a beautiful day in the cove, and the girls were great at both modeling and assisting me. We ran short on time and had forgotten to bring a towel so we didn't have the opportunity to put anyone in the creek as planned, but we had fun and got some great photos. Aren't they gorgeous? I wish that everyone I work with could smile on demand as well as these two. In fact, the most difficult thing for them is to look serious and NOT smile in front of the camera.

Carissa & September's senior photography session

Carissa & September's senior photography session

Carissa & September's senior photography session

Carissa & September's senior photography session

Carissa & September's senior photography session
Carissa & September's senior photography session

10/2/2007 7:21:19 PM
OH MY GOSH. I am crying! To think this is just a sampling of your amazing work has put me in tears. I knew you'd do a fabulous job, but you went above fabulous. OH MY GOSH. Thank you so very much. I can't wait to see the rest. How are we ever going to pick just a few? Love and Hugs~Jamie
10/2/2007 9:10:39 PM
Ladies, you are gorgeous! I am so proud of how much you have both accomplished in High School! I hope to see you soon. I love you from Virginia this week!
10/2/2007 10:09:51 PM
Wow, that is about all I can say. These pictures are absolutely gorgeous! I have known these girls since they were very little! You have definitely captured each of their personalities with these pictures. Hard to believe they are graduating already! I am truly proud of these girls and can't wait to show off these beautiful pictures.

Love ya girls!
Wendy Schryver
10/12/2007 3:08:14 PM
Carissa and September, you both look lovely! My compliments to your photographer for capturing your beauty in a tasteful and modest manner. :) It's been a real joy to watch you girls grow up and to see the grace and beauty you now possess. Jamie, you must be very proud!
10/15/2007 5:55:51 PM
my little girl have grown up. don't walk into any glass doors.
love grandpa
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