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gloria & sue . making arrangments {anytime}

May 29th, 2010

They each grew up in foreign lands that offered very different cultures than we experience here in the states. Though different foreign lands from each other, one thing definitely remained the same for both. . .the appreciation of daily fresh flowers. Here in America we typically think of flowers for special occasions, but not these […]


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They each grew up in foreign lands that offered very different cultures than we experience here in the states. Though different foreign lands from each other, one thing definitely remained the same for both. . .the appreciation of daily fresh flowers. Here in America we typically think of flowers for special occasions, but not these two. Flowers are a way of life. They are something that can be appreciated everyday and they have several people that have adopted this philosophy and truly do stop by Sue and Gloria’s local floral shop for their daily dose of fresh cut flowers.

The week prior to meeting up with these two I randomly purchased fresh flowers for our own home and when I heard them explain their thoughts on a daily bouquet of flowers, I knew exactly what they were talking about. Every time I glanced at the beautiful array of fresh living color that stood proudly on our kitchen table I smiled. I would randomly stop over the table to breathe in the strong fragrance and each time it truly made me happier. I have no PhD, but I think it just might be safe to say that flowers can increase your health, okay well at least your well being which can contribute to better health, right? Either way, I personally vow to forgo my previous thought that flowers are for special occasions and make flowers become a more regular way of life.

For your own daily dose of fresh cut flowers you must stop by and visit Sue and Gloria at Making Arrangements. This adorable little floral shop is nestled in the heart of St. Elmo and as you will see in the following pictures, saying the shop has character is a large understatement. No detail was overlooked in the shops decor. Sue and Gloria have been dear friends for over 20 years and are the easiest people to fall in love with. Not only will their flowers win you over, but these two are a fabulous find in and of themselves. Oh and Making Arrangements is most definitely not opposed to taking care of your special occasion florals as well. They are full service can most definitely create the most divine bouquet or arrangement of any kind so daily or special occasion be sure to stop by and tell them hello.

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quick update! : )

May 11th, 2010

So life has been a little wild! I will expound on everything later, but for now I will clue you in a bit. We sold our house before it was put on the market. . .Jimmy is preparing for a trek across country. . .I am currently in Atlanta for some photoging. . .There are […]


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So life has been a little wild! I will expound on everything later, but for now I will clue you in a bit. We sold our house before it was put on the market. . .Jimmy is preparing for a trek across country. . .I am currently in Atlanta for some photoging. . .There are several posts coming soon. . .an electric blend of weddings, engagements, family. It is wedding season and I can definitely feel it! Love this time of year! Excited to share it all! For now here is a sneak peek from a very fun recent engagement session!

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headshots . jelly! {events . anytime}

May 9th, 2010

You met Denise here. As a reminder, she is the owner of The Concierge Level, Chattanooga’s premier business center, and is also the founder of Chattanooga’s version of the national networking event, Jelly! This monthly event brings together an eclectic group of people for a great bout of social networking! During last months event Denise […]


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You met Denise here. As a reminder, she is the owner of The Concierge Level, Chattanooga’s premier business center, and is also the founder of Chattanooga’s version of the national networking event, Jelly! This monthly event brings together an eclectic group of people for a great bout of social networking! During last months event Denise invited me to do head shots of anyone in attendance that might need a little head shot make over. I spent a few minutes with each person and the following is what came of it.  Thank you Denise for having me out! I am looking forward to your next Jelly! Click here to find out more about Jelly! Chattanooga.

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This girl impressed me from the moment I met her. I knew her work from the web and fell in love with it immediately. Her handcrafted jewelry is very intricately designed. Quality . Stylish . Modern . Fun are all understatements. Knowing I loved her work I had no doubt that she would be a fabulous person herself. Dawn and her family are new to Chattanooga as of the end of last summer, with her husband’s job transfer. Dawn did not let being a newbie stop her from getting to know our city and its people. Dawn is outgoing, witty and extremely lovable. She knows half my friends already and I did not even introduce them:) She is a great social networker and has really impressed me from our first introduction. I am happy to not only know her, but also call her friend. I have even been getting some parenting pointers from her since any parent would be impressed with kids that are doing things such as this and this.

Dawn, with Charmed by Dawn, you are adorable. . .inside and out!

“Free” in this shot reminds me of Dawn’s free spirited personality and love of life!

One of Dawn’s fantastic pieces!

A-dorable and SO much class!

I can not wait to photograph this piece on one of my brides. Gorgeous!!!

The handcrafted details of this necklace blow me away! Brides, be sure to definitely check out Dawn’s website for your own piece of original handcrafted jewelry for your wedding day!

So whether you need an everyday original or a one of a kind for your wedding day, check out Charmed by Dawn!

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Meet, Jason  & Gail of Lindsey & Associates, long term care insurance specialists. Both Jason & Gail were so super nice and extremely professional! During the time I spent with them I sensed their genuine desire to help others. As they explained the severity of pre-planning, they were more like confidants than business associates.  It was so nice to meet both of you!

Jason. . .

Gail. . .

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This is Clyde with Consolidated Integrative Services, LLC, a company offering “offers computer networking services, hardware/software, planning, implementation, and on-going support”. CIS is a well established business that has built great relationships with its clientele and is ready to serve you! Thank you Clyde for your congeniality!

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denise reed . the concierge level {anytime}

April 2nd, 2010

I met Denise several years ago. I was working a desk job and she was beginning a new adventure. I could tell at the time she was a mixture of emotions…thoroughly excited, possibly a bit nervous, but ultimately ready to conquer the world. Coming back to the present, I can attest that the latter was […]


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I met Denise several years ago. I was working a desk job and she was beginning a new adventure. I could tell at the time she was a mixture of emotions…thoroughly excited, possibly a bit nervous, but ultimately ready to conquer the world. Coming back to the present, I can attest that the latter was most definitely accomplished. Denise is the savvy business owner of The Concierge Level. Denise and her staff are the business front to so many Chattanooga businesses. Providing virtual office space, temporary office space, private offices and a professional virtual staff (to name a few), The Concierge Level, is Chattanooga’s premier office center.

Below is a sneak peak of the fun Denise and I had with her headshots, but if you would like to have a sneak peak of the services The Concierge Level provides then be sure to stop by for Jelly! Chattanooga taking place every other Friday throughout the year. Check out the link to get the full scoop and future dates.

Meet Denise. . .she is the perfect combination of professional, fun, hospitable, and goofy.

She always has a smile on her face…

…and has the most soothing voice.

Denise is a strong business woman that is taking Chattanooga by storm.

She is a adorable and always at the service of others!

Did I mention she always has a smile on her face?

Denise it is an honor to know you! I am so proud of how you have grown your business and really taken care of all Chattanooga business.

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coming soon {it’s been a busy week}

March 28th, 2010

1. a cuddly 13 day old newborn 2. a savy business woman 3. two people in love (what does everyone thing of the second shot?) 4. the best twins in the whole wide world . . .all part of a teeny tiny peek into each. . .much more to come! Hope everyone is having a […]


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1. a cuddly 13 day old newborn

2. a savy business woman

3. two people in love (what does everyone thing of the second shot?)

4. the best twins in the whole wide world

. . .all part of a teeny tiny peek into each. . .much more to come! Hope everyone is having a fabulous weekend!

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ashleigh + laurie {anytime}

March 11th, 2010

In lieu of lunch, like good little girls, we overindulged on cupcakes…the mini kind…so we could have three…each! It was a fabulous continuation of our already fabulous day. A day beginning with a mini road trip from Irvine to Culver City (suburb of LA). A road trip filled with conversation and laughter. Next up was […]


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In lieu of lunch, like good little girls, we overindulged on cupcakes…the mini kind…so we could have three…each! It was a fabulous continuation of our already fabulous day. A day beginning with a mini road trip from Irvine to Culver City (suburb of LA). A road trip filled with conversation and laughter. Next up was professional makeup that would make us look more fabulous (them, even more fabulous :) than real life normally portrayed. After documenting our made up selves a fabulous dinner at an undiscovered Korean joint, Tofu Ya

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The delicious bake shop where  in delicious bite sized cupcakes. Any bachelor fans out there may recognize the exterior of this cute little shop as the cake venue of choice for Jason & Molly’s wedding. Yes, The Bachelor is a guilty pleasure of mine.  The relationship between myself and the show can be most accurately described as a love-hate relationship.

The local of our little trio, Ashleigh, played the perfect part of tour guide and had the perfect eateries mapped out to ensure out little bellies never went hungry. Not only were you a fabulous tour guide, but you are so much fun and absolutely beautiful!

This is Laurie, like Ashleigh she is flirty fun and gorgeous to boot! I love to capturing people laughing and having fun and it was definitely easy with these two as you can see I tried to make it the focus of this post.

So we got a little serious, but not too much and not for too long.

After our visit to the Viceroy Hotel (really just the chair within the hotel :) we headed across the street to get a bit closer to Santa Monica beach and follow the soon-setting-sun.

Also, in attendance for a brief few, was Anna Kim. Wish you could have stayed longer! Thank you each, for being your beautiful inside-and-out selves. I am so blessed to have meet you! Much love to you!