Saturday, June 30, 2007

Congratulations, Ethel & Bud

Yesterday, a photographer friend told me that she had a wedding today where the bride and groom were leaving in an antique car. I said, "That's nothing! I've got an antique bride and groom!" And what a handsome couple they do make! Bud and Ethel were married today in Trenton, Georgia, in a beautiful (but hot) outdoor ceremony, surrounded by their family and friends.

Both lost their spouses a few years ago; but God smiled on Ethel and Bud and gave them to each other. Neither minded letting me know that Ethel is 67 and Bud is 74 years of age; but who said that youth is wasted on the young? They are a youthful, energetic couple, both of whom have been a pleasure working with.

To Ms. Ethel and Mr. Bud, I wish you both many years of happiness and good health! Thank-you for allowing me the opportunity to preserve the memories of your wedding day!


Friday, June 29, 2007

Meet Sawyer

Meet my newest little buddy - Sawyer! Sawyer is my newest addition to the Baby Steps program; and what a handsome fellow is he! I know his parents, Matt & Ashleigh, are so proud!
A special thanks to my good friend, Christy, for her help at today's session! It's great to have an "assistant" who knows more about photography than I do!!! :)
Matt & Ashleigh - I hope you enjoy these samples; and I will have your proofs finished and loaded probably within the week!


Monday, June 25, 2007


I haven't posted much in a while about the studio, so I thought I'd give ya'll a peek! This is the east wall of the studio, and that's my oldest daughter standing in the middle. This is from a few weeks ago, so we've done a little more since this. I'm having my HVAC installed right now; and I'm working some on the insulation and helping my father-in-law wire the place. My dad has been my hero (as always) throughout this whole process! He can do ANYTHING!!
Anyhow, right now, I'm hoping that we're going to finish around the end of August so that I can plan my Open House for September. Hope to see you there!!

Monday, June 18, 2007

Congrats, Pam & John!!

Saturday, Kellie and I had the priveledge of photographing Pam and John's wedding ceremony, which was held in their beautiful back yard in Murfreesboro, Tennessee (just south of Nashville)!
It was a hot and dry day; but the atmosphere was great for this beautiful ceremony.
Thank-you, Pam and John, for allowing us the opportunity to spend the day with you - capturing these priceless memories for you to cherish for years to come!!


Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Big Sister...

Byrd Professional Photography was selected to do the feature photography for articles in the June edition of Who's Who in Chattanooga, a local magazine which features businesses and non-profit organizations in and around the Chattanooga metro area. Among those organizations to be featured in the upcoming edition will be Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Chattanooga, which afforded me the opportunity to meet Sue and Monifa. Monifa is a beautiful young lady who lives in Chattanooga, Tennessee, with her mother and grandmother. And her big sister, Sue, is an energetic and giving woman, who works with a group of surgeons at a local hospital.
I only spent a short time with Sue and Monifa; but I could see right away how much they meant to each other and how good they were for each other. Sue will help mold Monifa into an upstanding member of the community; and Monifa - well, she'll keep Sue on her toes!