Fernander Family ~ Happy Anniversary | Atlanta Wedding Photography

Every once in a while a client will contact me from a past shoot. Usually they are wanting to book a new session, but sometimes they are wanting to order additional pictures, wall art, or maybe a surprise for a loved one. No matter what the reason, it is always good to hear from them again.
 
When it comes to visiting a family I’ve photographed and see our pictures on their walls I am like a child on Christmas morning. I get really excited and have to take pictures.   I get the butterflies and I’m pretty sure it’s God letting me know I’m doing exactly what He wants me to be doing. It’s an amazing feeling.

This 16×20 mounted gem displays beautifully in the Fernander’s home.

Recently, Joe contacted me to order wedding pictures from 5 years ago. Joe and his wife, Emileann got married in Newnan Georgia on a beautiful farm surrounded by friends and family who love and support them. Sounds like an average wedding, right?  It wasn’t.  There was something special about their wedding. At the time I wasn’t able to pin point what it was. Then, over a course of three to four years our family started going to church. We met brothers and sisters who were all at that the Fernander’s wedding. When Joe placed his order and I was given the opportunity to  reminisce through their wedding gallery I got emotional. At the time, when I was photographing I didn’t know any of the guests; only Joe + Emileann. Today, there are at least ten guests at their wedding who are dear friends of our families. Its beautiful and clear to me that God had a plan in action.
 
Five years ago, yesterday Joe and Emileann asked Wally and I to be their wedding photographers. Today, they celebrate their 5 year wedding anniversary. Happy Anniversary Emileann and Joe! Thank you for trusting in us to capture your special day. Thank you for being a part of God’s overall plan. Thank you for staying in touch. May today and everyday be filled with miracles, many more chickens, and an abundance of laughter and joy.
 
With love ~
Kelley Sue

 

Clarkston High ~ Atlanta Yoga Movement: Our Sacred Obligation to Our Schools

Embody the dream in our schools.

Truth is the word, Love is the action.

By preparing all students, teachers, and administrators 

to be in an optimal physical, emotional, and mental state

By teaching children how to cultivate a container of knowledge.

By creating learning environments that foster focused attention,

healthy habits, and deeper connections with others.  

So Atlanta can work together to support peace and well-being in our schools.

~Atlanta Yoga Movement

Dr. Jones, the Principal at Clarkston High School, in DeKalb County School System treated her staff to a class of yoga during a week of year end testing.  

Teachers, staff and administrators came in at the end of the day tired and ready to relax.  

The auditorium quickly filled with balance and love, while Cheryl Crawford, the founder of Grounded Kids Yoga and The Atlanta Yoga Movement

helped guide them through smoothing out their breath, expanding in their hearts and gaining more awareness.   

Imagine a world with yoga in all schools.

Peace would trickle down from the administration, to the staff, to the students, into our homes, and into the community.  All would be left rested and rejuvenated.

As the school year comes to an end…

May you continue breathing wider as you expand, with mind wider and voice wider so you’ll laugh more and rest easy all summer long.

 Thank you to Cheryl Crawford for asking me to capture this heartfelt class and to Dr. Jones, principal of Clarkston High School,

for welcoming me and for treating your staff with love and kindness.  You are an inspiration to all.

Peace & Light,

Kelley Sue

Certified Elevated Grounded Teacher & Photographer

The Atlanta Yoga Movement was founded by Cheryl Crawford, who had a dream and went for it.  Deeply rooted in Martin Luther King Jr’s Dream, The Atlanta Yoga Movement strives to CONNECT, COMMIT, SERVE, EXPRESS, and CO-CREATE yoga classes in the schools that meet the needs of their students by deeply listening and empowering them with a practice that simultaneously grounds and liberates through the practice of yoga.  For more information visit The Atlanta Yoga Movement.  Class taught at Clarkston High School, in DeKalb County, by Cheryl Crawford, founder of Atlanta Yoga Movement.  For more information on how to get yoga in your schools visit www.atlantayogamovement.org.

Taylor ~ Atlanta Senior Photography

This shoot was by far one of my favorite senior shoots!  Yeah, okay… It may be because its family and we made the shoot a three day adventure.  My cousins visited Atlanta for just a few days while visiting colleges and to get a taste of the ATL.  We soaked up every morsel.  Great memories and good times!  Taylor, congratulations on graduating from high school.  You are an amazing young lady and will climb mountains.  You are full of wonder, spunk and determination.  The future holds endless possibilites.  Dream big and keep on reaching for the stars.

We love you, babe!

Kelley Sue

P.S. Thanks for being such a great big cousin and introducing me to The 1975’s.

 

Sounds of laughter,

Shades of life are ringing through my open ears inciting and inviting me.

Limitless undying love which shines around me like a million suns,

It calls me on and on, across the universe.

-The Beatles, Across The Universe

 

Baby McAllister Joseph ~ Atlanta Newborn Photography

I got to photograph this little snuggle bug! Thank you so much, mom and dad for trusting me with sweet Mac.  He’s precious and blessed to have you, both as his ma and pa!  I hope you enjoy the post!  More pictures to come…

With love,

Kelley Sue & Wally

Fairy tales can come true
It can happen to you if you’re young at heart
For it’s hard, you will find
To be narrow of mind if you’re young at heart
You can go to extremes with impossible schemes
You can laugh when your dreams fall apart at the seams
And life gets more exciting with each passing day
And love is either in your heart or on it’s way
Don’t you know that it’s worth
Every treasure on earth to be young at heart
For as rich as you are
It’s much better by far to be young at heart…

Young At Heart, Lyrics by Frank Sinatra

 

Happy New Year!

 

As I go through the shoots from the past year, I find myself feeling grateful.  I will never forget photographing 90 year old, Grandma Vera!  She is such a delight!  Mrs. Vera reminds us all that life is short and every single second should be celebrated.  I reunited with a few families I hadn’t seen in years.  I am thankful for the opportunity to watch their children grow.  It fills my heart with joy when I enter a families home and the walls are filled with past shoots photographed by moi.  Its a reminder of the gifts God has blessed me with!  Capturing life as it is in the present moment is a gift in itself.  I’m honored.  I’m also thankful the Lord has blessed me with creativity, a love for children and for people. I wish you all a year filled with laughter, good health and memorable moments.

Happy New Year!

Kelley Sue

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