{ Nemo }

This is Nemo, my little son. In two weeks he'll turn 7 years old (that's 41 in dog years.) He means the world to me. The past year he's had problems with his lymph nodes. We've always just though he caught a cold. After so much of this, I noticed the pattern forming. 
When they swell, I can't touch him and he hides out under the cover shaking for a few days. This time I wanted definitive answers.

So after a quick visit to the vet last week, we decided to get a biopsy done. The poor boy went crazy with his stitches, scratching at them and trying to get them out. Effectively bruising the mess out of himself. It got so bad that we made a visit to the Emergency Vet  one morning. After being talked down that he wasn't bleeding internally, it was just mass bruising, the vet gave him something for the pain and then sent us home.

Yesterday, was the first day I could pick him up without hurting him. He wanted to go out, to play, to sit in my lap. I have my Nemo back. After I took his stitches out, he went and rolled around outside for good measure. 

As for the biopsy, all seems to be well. It is not lymphoma. It just seems that he has highly reactive lymph nodes. Hopefully we'll find a better way of living with it so that he isn't in so much pain when it flares up.

{ autumn }

It's that time of the year again. Get out your scarves, jackets and hats. The leaves are turning and will begin to fall. Such gorgeous weather, I could stay outside all day.
And I will. Call me, email me, carrier pigeon, just get in touch and we'll go shoot. 

{Sophia and Luisa}

Sophia is such an amazing woman. I'm so proud to call her my friend. Luisa is an exchange student from Germany. She lived with Sophia's family, and returned to Germany last year. She had just returned to visit again, and Sophia asked me if I could take some shots for them since Sophia would be going away to college and Luisa would be returning home.

{Ariel Reynolds}

Ariel and I went on a photo adventure yesterday. I had a lot of fun roaming the countryside with her, we talked music, took photos, explored an abandoned house that I had seen before and just got to know each other better. I'm glad I decided to stick around Middle Georgia for another year. 
She's such a sweet girl, she has a photography business as well, Ariel Ann Photography. Class has been so much better with a new friend in the room. 

{a note to self}

I want to live my dream.

And that dream is to take photos as my full-time job. It's a stretch but I'm positive I can learn to manage my time and become an amazing photographer. I'm currently a full-time college student, which puts a strain on my time, but I will not allow that to hold me back from my dreams.

I want to be your friend and your photographer. I want us to enjoy our photo shoots, and create art that we will remember. Moments. Because, well... photography is much more than an art form, it’s a way of life.

Let's get to know each other better.