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Welcome Bauer Banks Hitt http://hollybrookephotography.com/blog/2013/11/welcome-bauer-banks-hitt My friendship with Amanda started almost 20 years ago. We met in the 7th grade and have been best friends ever since. I am very blessed that our friendship has stayed so strong over the years between a move to Boston, Florida, Dallas, and Atlanta. No matter the distance in our lives, we will always remain close. 

She was scheduled to be induced on Friday the 22nd and I was coming to town for Thanksgiving so it worked out perfect. I left Atlanta on Thursday around noon and drove halfway to Memphis. She was going in at 7am and her first child, Roman, came within 3 hours of arriving to the hospital so I got up at 3:30a and hit the road. I was at the hospital by 9:00a, but Bauer wanted to stay warm a little while longer. ( I think he knew it was 30 degrees outside so I don't blame him!) 

I had brought my two dogs with me to Arkansas so they were chilling in my car. I went to check on them around 3:09 and I got a call from Amanda saying "You better get in here!" I got in the room and 11 pushes later Bauer Banks was here. 8 pounds and 21 inches of perfection. It was so amazing to see and hear mommy and daddy when they saw their boy for the first time. I remember Brandon staring at him while they were cleaning him up and saying "Thank you Lord for this healthy boy". I was able to witness some sweet moments. 

Bauer, you were well worth the wait. Welcome to world, Lala loves you to pieces! 

Congrats Amanda and Brandon! Love you guys! 

 

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Hunter {Ball Ground, GA Senior Portrait Photographer} http://hollybrookephotography.com/blog/2013/10/hunter-ball-ground-ga-senior-portrait-photographer Meet Hunter! You have probably seen him around the blog a couple of times when I have posted picture of him and his little brother and sisters

Hunter is a handsome, smart, and funny young man! We had a blast during this session. He kept saying "this is so fun", "these pictures are going to be sick", and "I love taking pictures." When a senior boy gives you that kind of feedback at a session, it makes for an awesome day. 

Hunter is a turkey and deer hunter. It's his obsession passion. So of course he wanted to wear some camo and bring along his toys equipment. I had so much fun learning about everything. I thought to hunt you went out and shot a gun. I was wrong!! 

Hunter, I am very proud of you and wish you all the best in the world. Thank you for letting me document this special time in your life and thanks to your momma for always choosing me as your family photographer. 

 

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Miss Ella {Johns Creek and Duluth, GA Family and Child Photographer} http://hollybrookephotography.com/blog/2013/10/miss-ella-johns-creek-and-duluth-ga-family-and-child-photographer Meet Jim, Molly, Savannah, Emily, and Ella! As you can tell from these pictures they are a beautiful, loving family. I was introduced to them through promise686, a ministry that helps in the adoption process. I connected with this ministry when I went to a woman's retreat earlier this year

In March they adopted Ella from China. Ella is a very outgoing, beautiful, energetic, almost 5 year old. She held my hand, told me I was cute, ran around saying "follow me guys", laid her head on her daddy's shoulder while singing Do Re Mi, smiled from ear to ear, and did lots of saluting!

All of the above melted my heart. I am so thankful that the good Lord has placed this child in this family. You can tell that Ella has so much love to share and now she has a family that can give that same love back to her. God is Good!!! 

Congrats guys! 

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Mr. and Mrs. McGriff {Albertsville, AL Wedding Photographer} http://hollybrookephotography.com/blog/2013/10/mr-and-mrs-mcgriff-albertville-al-wedding-photographer I met Jessica years ago as she is the step sister of my friend's Joe and Lori. I did not meet Dwayne however until the day of our engagement session. I could tell instantly that they were head over heels for each other and couldn't wait to photograph the wedding. 

The wedding took place on their friend's property in a small town in Alabama. The ceremony was outside by a beautiful pond and the weather could not have been better. After the ceremony they had a small reception under a tent surrounded by close family and friends. 

The theme of the wedding was rustic. There were hay bails scattered throughout the property with vintage quilts thrown over them, the cake was on beautiful slices of wood that her dad made her, and the tables were covered in burlap, lace, and beautiful flowers. 

It really was a picture perfect day. 

Jessica and Dwayne, I am so happy for the two of you. I wish you a life full of blessings, happiness, and fun. 

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Rinehart Family {Duluth and Johns Creek, GA Family Photographer} http://hollybrookephotography.com/blog/2013/9/rinehart-family-duluth-and-johns-creek-ga-family-photographer Back in March I wrote a blog post about a Women's Retreat I had been on with my church, Perimeter Church. At that retreat Ann Voskamp and Paula Rinehart spoke. Paula was very excited to share some news with us. Her son and daughter in law that attend Perimeter had recently adopted a little baby girl. They got her 2 days before the retreat took place and Paula shared her beautiful picture with us. What a blessing. 

This was also the retreat where I got in touch with promise686 about taking pictures of families that had recently adopted. I had been praying about a way to use my photography to give back and for some reason taking pictures of families after they had adopted was constantly tugging at my heart. 

Fast forward 6 months...I got an email from promise686 about a family that had recently adopted a baby girl and would be interested in having me taking their pictures. I am sure you can guess that the family was Paula's son's and that precious baby girl. 

Meet Brady, Hannah, and Miss Sydney! What a blessing this union is. Brady and Hannah finally have the child they have been longing for and Sydney has a set of God loving parents who will care for her and love her in every way possible. It makes my heart smile. This is the work of God right here folks. 

Brady and Hannah, congratulations on your beautiful baby girl! I am so happy for the two of you. Thank you for letting me photograph your gorgeous family. 

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Julia and Luke {Woodstock, GA Child and Family Photographer} http://hollybrookephotography.com/blog/2013/8/julia-and-luke-woodstock-ga-child-and-family-photographer  

 

Meet Julia and Luke! I met their mommy when I used to go to Crossfit, before I moved out to the sticks! When I would go in, Luke would be in the daycare section and I always had to stop by. Why do you ask, well it's because he has lots of rolls and I love me some rolls! He is one of the cutest little boys I had ever seen. 

Then you have Julia. I didn't meet Julia until this day. She was always at Crossfit, but she was busy playing. Doesn't she have the most beautiful hair and eyes EVER!!! And she is as sweet as she is pretty! 

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Heman Family {Rogers, AR Child and Family Photograher} http://hollybrookephotography.com/blog/2013/8/heman-family-rogers-ar-child-and-family-photograher I was so excited when Muffy asked me to take their family pictures again. I took them last fall and just fell in love with Ellen and Jack. It was so good to see them again and boy have those kiddos grown! They are just adorable. 

When they pulled up I had just finished another session while it was sprinkling. By the time they got out of their car it was actually raining!! We did what we could. Thank goodness Village on the Creeks has some covered areas and photoshop allows me to remove raindrops from shirts! 

They are just the sweetest family with the biggest smiles! I love taking their pictures!

 

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Hopmann Family {Rogers, AR Child and Family Photographer} http://hollybrookephotography.com/blog/2013/8/hopmann-family-rogers-ar-child-and-family-photographer Meet the Hopmann's! 

The night before the session the weather forecast did not look like it was in our favor. The hour by hour showed rain, rain, and more rain. Mandi was coming from Fayetteville for an 8:30a session so I told her I would contact her to let her know what it looked like in Rogers. When I woke up it was a little cloudy and the sun was peeking through a little so I said lets go for it. As I was driving there it started raining!! Well, we didn't let that rain get in our way!! 

Miss Elise recently turned one and is as cute as can be! I love her chubby little legs! 

By the end of the session we were all wet and frizzy, but we made it work! 

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The Eide Family {Rogers, AR Child and Family Photographer} http://hollybrookephotography.com/blog/2013/8/the-eide-family-rogers-ar-child-and-family-photographer You have seen this family on my blog over and over! They are my "best" family....as in my best friend's family! I love them with all my heart. 

Gregg, NOT A FAN OF PICTURES! He is always a good sport and goes with the flow though. This time around we didn't do a session, but instead just snapped a quick picture in their front yard. 

There are 3 things I love about this picture.....

1. Ruby is in it. Ruby, their dog, who I have a love/hate relationship love dearly likes to run off so she has never been in a picture. Here recently she has decided to stick around so we were finally able to capture her in a picture and I must say she looks mighty cute. 

2. This picture was a last minute thing so we didn't go anywhere to do it. We just ran out in the front yard really fast. What I love about it is their address is in the background. There are so many memories here and so many more will be created at that address and they have a picture to freeze this moment. 

3. And the BEST thing about this photo is, drumroll please......Gregg loves it. Remember how I said he hates picture day, but there is something different about this picture than all the others. RUBY.IS.IN.IT!! He is totally in love with his Ruby. I actually caught him looking at this picture on his phone a couple times and smiling. That right there makes me happy! 

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Miss Blair {Rogers, AR Child Photographer} http://hollybrookephotography.com/blog/2013/8/miss-blair-rogers-ar-child-photographer Meet Miss Blair! Blair's family and I go way back. Blair's mommy and I went to the same Elementary school, Jr. High, and High School together. Blair's daddy and my husband met when they were 13 years old. My husband and I even had Blair's grandma as our 6th grade teacher (who by the way goes down as one of my favorite teachers). And when I was a senior in high school I was a teacher's aid at my old elementary school and Blair's aunt Mallory was just across the hall from my class in the 3rd grade! 

When I met up with Blair to take pictures of her she was pretty shy, but by the end of it she was telling me about going to St. Louis to see the Cardinals and I even got a hug....score! Those are my favorite kind of sessions!

Blair is quite the cutie as you can see! 

 

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Mr. and Mrs. Myers http://hollybrookephotography.com/blog/2013/8/mr-and-mrs-myers This wedding was very special for me. I was NOT the photographer for this wedding. I was the maid of honor, but any photographer knows that it is NOT possible to put your camera down when your baby cousin is getting married EVEN if you are the maid of honor! 

When I showed up to the hotel to get my hair and make-up done Melanie was already in the process of getting hers done. She looked breathtaking, as I knew she would. I loved taking pictures of all the little details that goes into a wedding day. My niece was the flower girl and that girl LOVES princesses and so she had a blast helping the princess get ready for her big day! 

Melanie and Cory were married at Cory's parent's house in their back yard next to an old barn. It was so beautiful. I asked Mel if there was any quick photos she would like to do before the wedding and she said she wanted to walk up behind him and surprise him and get some pictures of it. There was one problem, the mother of the groom said she would kill her son if he looked at her before the wedding! So I took matters into my own hands! I pulled Cory out to the side of the house and told Melanie I would knock on her window when I was ready for her. She came outside and snuck up behind Cory and held his hands. He wanted to look at her so bad, but I threatened him. I snapped some quick pics of them holding hands and Melanie with her BIG purple balloons and sent her back in. On the way back into the house I asked Cory if he was nervous and here was his response "I am marrying Melanie. I can't wait to spend the rest of my life with her. I am more anxious to get this thing going so I can call her my wife." I had just met Cory that morning so it warmed my heart to know that he cared so deeply for my cousin. 

The ceremony was beautiful. This was my favorite part....imagine 4 or 5 little boys standing where the aisle is about to begin holding on to several HUGE purple balloons. Then the song Marry Me by Train starts, the little boys let go of those balloons, and behind them is BEAUTIFUL Melanie with a huge grin on her face. HOLY COW....I have chills and tears in my eyes as I write this (and of course I am listening to the song too!) 

The wedding was a small event with just family and close friends. Earlier in the day we had a family reunion (I know, we are crazy) and all of the cousins, some we had just met, some we met years ago, all came to the wedding. It was so much fun. We danced all night and had a blast. 

At the end of the night we let go of wish lanterns. So romantic right?!?! Well Melanie and Cory let the first one go and it landed on the roof. So just imagine a lantern with lots of fire coming out of it sitting on your roof. As we all cheered for the lantern to take off, reality sunk in for Cory's dad and I am pretty sure he went to get the ladder!! Finally the lantern took off into the sky and many more followed. It was so beautiful. 

Cory and Melanie, marriage is going to be like that first lantern you let go of. There will be bumps in the road, some things don't happen right away or the way you want them to, but be patient and always make sure you are each others biggest cheer section. 

I love you both and I am so happy for you. It was an honor to be a part of your special day. 

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Woodruff Family {Rogers, AR Family and Child Photographer} http://hollybrookephotography.com/blog/2013/8/woodruff-family-rogers-ar-family-and-child-photographer Where do I even begin about this family.....

It all started 20 years ago! I met Patrick in the 7th grade. By the time we were in the 9th grade we were the best of friends. I was at his house pretty much 24/7. His family took me in like I was one of their own. They took me out for my first steak to Fred's Hickory Inn for my 14th birthday and I still have the teddy bear card they got me. This family is one of those families that molded me early on in my life. I will be eternally grateful for their love and friendship. I am beyond blessed. 

Fast forward 20 years. Patrick and I are still great friends and there is a bonus...his wife. Now I am also great friends with Meredith who could not be more wonderful. I could go on and on about her. Beautiful, smart, kind, funny, awesome mommy...and many many more adjectives! The two of them make the perfect pair. They are one of the strongest couples I know. On March, 28 2011 Meredith gave birth to a BEAUTIFUL baby boy named Miller. Miller had a head full of brown hair and beautiful blue eyes. He was a very laid back baby and after the first 3 weeks of his life they started to get a little concerned. On April 20th they took him to the doctor and were shocked to find out that Miller had SMA (Spinal Muscular Atrophy). Miller went to heaven on June 23, 2011. Since then his parents have carried on his legacy by raising money and awareness in his name. It's amazing all the things they have done. You can read more about it here

Patrick and Meredith already had Cole when Miller was born. Cole is now 5 and is a doll face. He is the sweetest little boy and boy can he play sports! Since Miller they have added on to the family with Mattie. Let me just tell you what, Mattie is by far one of the cutest baby girls I have ever been around. I have never seen her in a bad mood. During this session Cole had a sinus infection and she had a double ear infection and they both smiled from ear to ear. Just amazing.

I could go on and on about them. I have so many memories with this family and plan on creating many more. I thank God that they are in my life.  

 

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Clark Family {Rogers, AR Family and Child Photographer} http://hollybrookephotography.com/blog/2013/8/clark-family-rogers-ar-family-and-child-photographer When Heather contacted me about taking her photos she had a picture in mind of what she wanted it to be like. She said her little girls loved to dress up fancy. She had some outfits in mind and sent me a picture of them to see if they would work since we were doing them outside in a garden area. I decided to switch up the location a bit and do them at the Chapel on the Creeks.

When I walked up and saw those little girls I was speechless. Heather had the outfits made that she had picked out and they all looked SO adorable. I have never had anyone dress up like that for a session and I just loved it! Bridget and Ava loved it as well. 

I had a ton of fun at this session! 

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McHaney/Thompson/DeWitt Family {Rogers, AR Child and Family Photographer} http://hollybrookephotography.com/blog/2013/8/mchaney-family-rogers-ar-child-and-family-photographer Last fall I took pictures of Cathy's family! Still to this day when people email me to see how they can coordinate their outfits I send them to that session!

When I showed up to this session Cathy opened her car door and out jumped Bella. Bella is one of the most beautiful dogs I have ever seen. I seriously wanted to steal her. She is 7 years old and looks like a puppy. I totally fell in love! 

The next surprise I got was that Mikki and Sean are expecting. I can only imagine this child will not only be adorable, but the best dressed child ever! The two of them have so much style it's ridiculous! 

Unfortunately Emily could not make it this time to get pictures with the Thompson crew since she was at cheer camp, but I was excited to take pictures of Molly in her cheer uniform (she just got back from camp). And of course Miss Lily was hamming it up! 

 

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Hinson Family {Rogers, AR Family and Child Photographer} http://hollybrookephotography.com/blog/2013/8/hinson-family-rogers-ar-family-and-child-photographer You may have seen this family on my blog a couple of years ago. This time around we had one more to add to the pictures, sweet baby Colin! 

Big Brother Owen has grown up quite a bit since I last saw him. He is so cute and has quite the personality. While I was in town for these sessions I attended a get together that the Hinson's were at as well. When I walked in Owen was walking up the stairs in a ninja turtle costume. Not even 30 minutes later he walked by me as Captain America, then it was Flash, and the finale was Batman. Every time I saw him I just cracked up. He is a doll. I also got to hold baby Colin for a while and get my baby fix in! Sweet, Sweet Family!

 

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Shaw Kiddos {Rogers, AR Family and Child Photographer} http://hollybrookephotography.com/blog/2013/8/shaw-kiddos-rogers-ar-family-and-child-photographer There is no doubt you have seen these kiddos on my blog not once, but twice before. I just adore this family! 

Let me tell you a little story...My 91 year old grandma lives in Rogers and for mother's day my dad wanted to hire someone to go plant tomatoes at her house for her. I put it out on Facebook to see if anyone knew anyone who I could hire. I get a text from Devin saying that her husband, Craig, would be happy to do it. So he and the kids loaded up and went over there and planted tomatoes for her...no charge I might add. 

This is just one example of their selflessness. I am very blessed to know them and even better to call them friends. 

 

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Fisher Family {Rogers, AR Family and Child Photographer} http://hollybrookephotography.com/blog/2013/8/fisher-rogers-ar-family-and-child-photographer Amy and I met in the 3rd grade at Bonnie Grimes Elementary school. I was new that year since I had just moved to Rogers from Lowell. She was one of my first friends there. 

We reconnected via facebook in the last 5 years and she was even able to come to my 30th birthday party. I was delighted when she decided to come all the way from Kansas to have me take pictures for her. She has a beautiful family. The kiddos were naturals in front of the camera and really enjoyed playing in the creek. We had a blast. 

Thank you Amy for giving me this opportunity. 

 

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Mountain Valley Farm Store {Ellijay, GA} http://hollybrookephotography.com/blog/2013/7/mountain-valley-farm-store-ellijay-ga Ever since we moved up to the mountains in north Georgia, I have been finding little gems. I thought I would share this one with you. 

The Mountain Valley Farm Store

This place is incredible! Not only do they sell grass-fed beef, but they sell farm fresh eggs, free range pork, raw milk, roll butter, cheese from a local creamery, and just last weekend I noticed they added fresh goat cheese spreads. 

My husband and I no longer buy our beef, pork, or eggs from anywhere else. Yes, it's a little more expensive, but I say quality over quantity on this. I bought some their steaks and ground my own ground beef for burger. They were seriously the best burger I have ever had. Their steaks are to die for. We have only seasoned them with a little salt and pepper, nothing more and they turn out incredible every time. 

My other favorite thing about the farm store is the animals. They have an area where there is a cow, a horse, pigs, goats, calfs, and bunnies running around everywhere. It's so fun to go look and see all the new babies. I took my 4 year old niece there a couple of weeks ago and they let her get on the horse and the farmer chased a baby goat around for about 10 minutes until he caught him and let my niece hold him. They are the nicest people. 

The dairy cows get fed twice a day (they told me how many pounds of grass, but I can't remember). I love watching them come in from a milking to eat. 

I highly recommend this place. If you live in Atlanta, on a Saturday take your cooler up there and make a day trip out of it by stopping off at the Cartecay Winery down the street or R and A Orchards on 52. You will not be sorry! 

 

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Jomaa Family {Duluth and Johns Creek Family and Child Photographer} http://hollybrookephotography.com/blog/2013/6/jomaa-family-duluth-and-johns-creek-family-and-child-photographer I met Fouad, Amanda, and Miss Emily right before Emily turned 1 when I did a family session for them. They had not had their pictures done since then so they figured it was time again since Emily will be 3 soon....time FLIES!!!! One of the main thing I remembered about Emily was her gorgeous blue eyes....after you see these pictures you will see why I couldn't forget them!

When Emily first got out of the car she wasn't quite sure of me yet. She was very shy and of course it was 8:30 in the morning so I am sure she wasn't fully awake. I met them at my church where we have a huge pond and lots a pretty green landscaping. I asked Emily if she liked ducks and her eyes lit up. That was the first moment I think I scored some brownie points with her. As I talked to her about Disney Princesses (she just got back from Disney World) she really started to to warm up. By the end of the session she was posing, laughing, and having a good time. When I said goodbye to her at the end of the session I asked for a hug and she ran to her daddy! So I politely asked again, she shuffled her feet VERY slowly towards me and wrapped her arms around my neck...LOVE! I love when sessions turn out like that. 

After the session was over I went to church. Before the sermon started I got a message on my phone from Amanda that said "Emily is very upset that we did not ask you to go to breakfast with us." That is one of the reasons I love this job what I do. I am a people person and when I can get to know them and make them feel comfortable on the other side of the camera and capture that exact moment in time FOREVER, it makes my heart happy. 

Thank you Fouad, Amanda, and Emily for trusting me to help you freeze a moment in time :) 

 

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info@hollybrookephotography.com (Holly Brooke Photography) Blue Ridge Blue Ridge, GA Dawsonville, GA Ellijay Ellijay, GA Kiddos The Whole Clan Tiny Tots atlanta child children dawsonville duluth family georgia jasper jasper, ga photographer kennesaw kids lifestyle marietta photographer photography roswell spring woodstock http://hollybrookephotography.com/blog/2013/6/jomaa-family-duluth-and-johns-creek-family-and-child-photographer Mon, 24 Jun 2013 14:12:15 GMT