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    Please check out our new fine art photography and graphic design business! www.paulandjewel.com

    This blog is no longer active but it is a great chronicle through my initial first few years as a photographer. The blog started while I was at photography school in Massachusetts, covers my time working in Florida and Georgia, and chronicles our recent 6 month adventure working with orphans in Thailand. Thanks for visiting!

Monthly Archives: January 2011

the country

Scott, Arkansas

These are some photographs I took this week in Scott, Arkansas. I’ve visited family in Arkansas every couple of years since I was a kid but each and every time I’m still shocked by what a unique state it is. It is a different world to me, but some amazing people live there. Enjoy y’all :)

Picnic Love


With strange cold fronts happening all over the U.S, I thought this would be a perfect time to share some images reminiscent of warmer days! I hope you enjoy these photos in the slideshow above or by scrolling below.

I took these in November on a beautiful old dairy farm in Savannah (I love that November is still picnic weather here). I’m happy with the way they turned out! I did some styling (props, clothing, etc.) and gave many of the photos a lifestyle feel.


 

Pieces of Saint Augustine

Paul and I wanted to do something a little bit different to ring in the New Year. So we made a spontaneous decision to drive down to Saint Augustine, Florida where we spent New Year’s Eve and the first day of 2011 together. I love little trips like this. Saint Augustine was the first city in the continental U.S. to be colonized and was believed to be home of The Fountain of Youth. We drank from the fountain waters and it was pretty gross and sulfary. I only tasted a tiny bit but Paul, of course, drank his whole glass. Most of the trip I was quietly ¬†humming the song Saint Augustine by Band of Horses.

Here are some of my favorites from New Year’s Day. I always think it’s interesting to see two perspectives on the same places/things. I think we were both enamored by Saint Augustine’s dusty details, textures and colors. Oh, and soon I will post some of my actual work like pretty brides and recent portraits!

Some of Paul’s images:

Some of my images:

Paul and I are engaged!!!

I couldn’t possibly start off the New Year with better news to share. Paul and I have decided to spend the rest of our lives having adventures together! Around two a.m on December 21st Paul sweetly proposed and I laughed and I cried and I said, “yesssss!” I feel like the luckiest girl in the world.

It was the winter solstice. We had a fleece blanket with a map of the world print, jackets, gloves, and hats. We went to the South Beach of Tybee Island, stretched the map out over the sand, and watched the moon’s slow, once-in-a-lifetime eclipse in the earliest hours of the morning. I’ll never forget the way Paul looked at me as he asked me to marry him, so completely full of love and hope.

The next couple of years are going to be big, scary, wonderful and bursting with change as we begin a new life together. We don’t know exactly where it will lead us, but we’re eagerly walking down a new path hand-in-hand, completely full of love and hope. One of our first big steps on that path will be a tiny wedding celebration with family this summer or fall.

A self portrait, this afternoon.

A photo that my dad took of Paul and me, December 2009. We’ve come a long way.

Oh, also, you may have noticed that the blog has a brand new look! I recently installed a ProPhoto wordpress theme and will gradually be doing more edits to the look and functionality of the blog.