Glen + Dee ~ Atlanta Wedding Photography

Dance With Me, Now Darling

by Hem

Dance with me, now darling – make me late
I’ve been hanging ’round this barroom, and I can wait
I can wait, now darling, don’t you know
Dance with me, now darling, sweet and slow

I’ve been here in the corner, playing it cool
But I could hang off your shoulder like a fool
Like a fool, now darling, all night long
Dance with me, now darling, to this song

Take me home in a big car – drive it slow
And if we turned off the highway, who would know
Who would know in the morning’s yellow light
Where these two lost lovers were last night…

Julie + Brad ~ Atlanta Wedding Photography

Love and Friendship

by Emily Bronte

Love is like the wild rose-briar,
Friendship like the holly-tree—
The holly is dark when the rose-briar blooms
But which will bloom most constantly?
The wild rose-briar is sweet in spring,
Its summer blossoms scent the air;
Yet wait till winter comes again
And who will call the wild-briar fair?
Then scorn the silly rose-wreath now
And deck thee with the holly’s sheen,
That when December blights thy brow
He still may leave thy garland green.

 

 

Family Yoga ~ Grounded Yoga at Renfroe Middle School ~ Decatur, Ga.

The Voice

There is a voice inside of you
That whispers all day long,
“I feel this is right for me,
I know that this is wrong.”
No teacher, preacher, parent, friend
Or wise man can decide
What’s right for you–just listen to
The voice that speaks inside.”

― Shel Silverstein

It is our right to tune into what matters and tune out what doesn’t. These families practice listening to their inner voice in Tree Friends pose at Grounded Yoga’s Step 3 Family Yoga, Literature, Art and Music class.  Thank you to Grounded Yoga founders, Cheryl Crawford and Amy Haysman for asking me to photograph this inspiring family yoga class again.  It was like a Grounded family reunion!  Thank you to the amazing musicians for sharing your gift of music, to Little Shop of Stories, in downtown Decatur for sponsoring the event, and to the teachers for showing up and using your authentic voice.  Thank you to the families, for embracing community, family, and yourself.  Each and every one of you are amazing! Keep shining bright!

For more information on Grounded Yoga trainings, certification, and/or classes visit Grounded Kids Yoga: A Quest for Elevation.

Happy thanksgiving,

Kelley Sue

 

Senior Portraits ~ Jayce ~ Class of 2018

 

Meet Jayce!  He is a senior who is well on his way to making a difference in the world.  Jayce volunteers regularly at Fernbank Museum, in Atlanta, Ga.  He will soon be attending Georgia State University Perimeter College, then transferring to the University of Georgia to study Marine Biology.  He loves animals, nature, and people.  I enjoyed photographing Jayce so much because he has such a warm heart and giving nature about him.  His mom, Blair was with us during the shoot and often she would share stories about Jayce from his childhood that many teens would be embarrassed over, but not Jayce.  He laughed and told his mom, “I love you”.  I adore photographing seniors because they are at a place in their lives where they are at a thresh hold of still being a child and also a young adult.  They have a lot to say and what they have to say matters.  Their take on life is refreshing and wondrous.  Jayce’s outlook on life is to live in the present moment.  He is excited about the next adventure life holds… college and more responsibility, but he also embraces the NOW.  I love this about you, Jayce!  Best of luck to you!  Thank you, mom for making us laugh and for sharing stories.  I feel like I was given a peek into your lives and am now a part of your family.

Here’s to the next chapter… Congratulations!

Kelley Sue

 

 

Mary Poppins ~ More Players at St Thomas More Catholic Church

I had the honors in photographing the amazing Mary Poppins musical at St Thomas More Catholic Church.  Through annual productions, the More Players at St Thomas More builds community, serves as an outreach, utilizes the God-given talents of all those involved and strives for excellence. The More Players at St Thomas More are dedicated to donating a portion of their proceeds every year to a worthy cause in an effort to help transform the community and our world.  I would say the production was “practically perfect” in every way!

Mary Poppins included a large cast of incredibly talented artists who worked extremely hard to make the show a success.  It was a job well done!  I enjoyed getting to know everyone in the cast, the set crew, everyone backstage, and in costumes, and sales.  Thank you to the talented Patty Guenthner for sharing your gift of directing, Mary Poppins aka Alex Azzarello, who wore many hats in the production (You blow me away!), the impressive Paul Haislmaier for sharing your carpentry skills and for being the best set manager I have very worked with, the magnificent Dwi Hardjono for your many talents, the stunning Myrna Hardjono for the beautiful choreography, the lovely Elise Fredrickson for your contagious smile and enthusiasm, Joy Brennan for being my dear friend and partner in masonry (We did it!), my daughters “family” (She will never forget you!), Dr. Fordyce for making sure everyone got fed, and the entire cast for being an amazing influence on my daughter, and incredibly supportive, patient, and brilliant.  Thank you for shining your bright light in the community.

Keep sparkling!

Kelley Sue

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