adi | 5 months

Posted in Babies, Family

teague | newborn

it’s so surreal when my clients go from a couple, to a couple with a kid, to a couple with TWO kids! i’ve been taking jenny and josh’s photos since jenny was pregnant with colton…and now, two years later, she has another adorable little boy, teague! i love watching this family grow. :)

Posted in Babies, Newborn

a little lovely change

well, well, well….look who’s back!!

yep. i’m back to blogging, after a painfully long hiatus. i never intended to just drop off the face of the earth, but a couple things happened. first, i shot two weddings in december, right before going on vacation for the holidays and then on a week-long work trip right after new years. oh, and the trip was for a giant event at work, which means i was working a lot of late nights in betwixt (yes, betwixt) the editing, traveling, and sometimes sleeping.

oh, and i’ve been sick twice since december. because, you know, i had all this extra time on my hands to just lay around.

anyways…

in a nutshell, i was crazypants for ever taking on two weddings in one month, much less two weddings in december of all months.

so. i melted into a state of mere existence, completely leaving blogging in the dust.

but, i missed it. perhaps that’s a bit sad, but it’s true. i really did miss it.

so, i’m back. kind of.

here’s the deal. this blog started as a place for me to document my photography. a place to share my thoughts about the business, and a place to post photos as i completed shoots.

but then it turned into something more. i found myself wanting to add different elements to the blog, and i introduced style posts and travel posts and all sorts of posts.

but then i felt like the blog got all schizophrenic and weird and it wasn’t focused on photography anymore.

probably because i’m not so focused on photography anymore.

photography has been my life for the last couple of years. sure, i have a completely unrelated full-time job, but every waking moment and every free second was pretty much spent thinking about photography, or shooting, or editing, or blogging, or reading other people’s photography blogs, or emailing clients, or editing editing editing…

and i got burned out. just good old fashioned burned-the-heck-out.

so i’m taking a little step back from photography. i’m not done with it. not even close. but i’m going to be booking fewer shoots, and focusing on smaller projects. i’m not sure when, if ever, i’ll be shooting a wedding again. unfortunately i just got to the point where i can’t handle the workload a wedding brings on, and i miss having a life outside of photography.

i’m just taking a step back.

but!

just because i’m not going to be spending as much time shooting, doesn’t mean i won’t still be blogging. like i said…there are lots of things i was blogging about outside of the realm of photography, and i don’t want to give that up.

so, i’m going to change things up around these here parts. as a cure for my blog’s schizophrenia, and an outlet for some of my new interests, i decided to start a new blog! it will be a place where i can blog about all things lovely…fashion + style. photography. delicious meals. travel. design. DIY projects. great books. and so on.

i am keeping www.anwenelizabethphotography.com, so definitely keep checking back here for photos. but this blog will now just be photos from shoots i do as part of my business–such as families, couples, babies, that sort of stuff.

from now on, all personal style posts, pictures i take for fun, travel posts, and all that jazz will be moving on over to my new blog

…drumroll please….

so, if you enjoyed this blog (back when i was, you know, actually blogging), then i really hope that you’ll start visiting me over at my new digs. :)

so, yeah…that was a lot of words just to say…

hey kiddos, i’m back! some things are different, some are the same, and i’ve got a new blog called a little lovely. hope to see you over there!

 

Posted in Announcements, Personal

eric + sophie | married (sneak peek part 2!)

Posted in Couples, Weddings

sarah beth + richie | married (sneak peek part 2!)

i just couldn’t resist posting a few more photos from sarah beth and richie’s wedding in savannah!

Posted in Couples, Weddings

sarah beth + richie | married (sneak peek!)

Posted in Couples, Weddings

out of office.

so. i decided to book two weddings on back-to-back weekends. in december. right before the holidays. call me crazy…you are probably right.

i’m one down and one to go, but in order to maintain my sanity, i’m taking a blogging break this week.

don’t you worry your pretty little heads…i’ll be back full steam next week, with lots and lots of wedding loveliness to share.

and the wedding this weekend is in savannah, be still my heart. can’t wait to be back in my favorite city.

see you next week!

Posted in Couples, Personal, Photography, Weddings

eric + sophie | married (sneak peek!)

Posted in Couples, Weddings

fashion conundrums.

i kind of love everything about this outfit. the skirt is new, so that’s fun. and the deep blue just makes me happy. and obviously i’ve already admitted to my infatuation with the tied shirt trend. and those nude pumps always make me feel fabulous.

confessions of a white girl: the pumps aren’t technically the shoe color “nude.” nope, they are actually the shoe color “bone,” because my extreme whiteness was too much for “nude.” had to tone it down to “bone” to get that streamlined leg look.

but i think people would get weirded out if i referred to them as my “bone pumps.” although come to think of it, my ” nude pumps” isn’t much better. so what do i call them???

oh, the fashion conundrums.

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tied shirt: forever 21

tank top: old navy

skirt: target

shoes: payless

Posted in Fashion, Personal, Personal Style

Create, create, create.

“The truly creative mind in any field is no more than this:

A human creature born abnormally, inhumanly sensitive.

To them… a touch is a blow, a sound is a noise,

a misfortune is a tragedy, a joy is an ecstasy,

a friend is a lover, a lover is a god, and failure is death.

Add to this cruelly delicate organism the overpowering necessity to create, create, create —

so that without the creating of music or poetry or books or buildings or something of meaning,

their very breath is cut off…

They must create, must pour out creation.

By some strange, unknown, inward urgency they are not really alive unless they are creating.”

-Pearl S. Buck-

Thanks to Emily Davis for sharing the quote! :) Simply beautiful.

Posted in Inspiration, Music, Personal, Quotes