Wednesday, December 23, 2009

The Spencer Family

Over this past Thanksgiving Break I had the opportunity to visit my family and friends in Florida. It is always a special treat to hang out with my cousins and there adorable little ones. I sometimes forget how blessed I am and how rare it is to have such tight bonds with my cousins. There was a group of us (Michael, Ryan, Chet, Angie, Maria, Bianca, Caitlin and myself) that lived our lives together in the car rides from school, to our weekends at our grandpa's pool to the summers at my parent's house spent building forts in trees, riding bikes around the neighborhood and swimming and exploring in the lake. We still have an annual Cousin's Christmas Party where we catch up on life and let loose. I adore my cousins! Anyways, what I am getting at here is that I had the opportunity to photograph my cousin Angie and her adorable family over Thanksgiving break.

Side story on Angie: Angie, my "Roomie for Life", and I lived together for my first two years of college at Florida State University. She had already graduated and was working in Tallahassee. She knew the lay of the land and found us the most beautiful little place to live. I don't think I would have been allowed to go, what seemed, so far way for school had it not been for Angie (luckily she had forgiven me for slapping her for making fun of me in the line at the water park when we were young tikes).

Side story on Brady: Brady, the Spencer's middle child, and I (also a middle child) share a birthday on February, 22nd (obviously a few years apart). And being a fairly competitive person regardless of age was attempting to incite a little jealousy in Brady one day by letting him know that I had that birthday first. Brady, without a moment of hesitation comes back at me with "Well, I have it last!" Ouch. He got me there. Those February 22nd babies... man, they sure are sharp. :)

The Spencer family — Jon, Angie, Peyton, Brady and Rylee — was so precious that day (not that they aren't always precious). Just check it out in the photos...


About Caroline

I decided my destiny was to be an artist at age five when I won an honorable mention in a art competition in kindergarten. Ever since then I have been following a dream that has manifested itself in a variety of rewarding and delightful ways. I have practiced in the field of graphic design for over 8 years and recently acquired my Masters in Graphic Design at NC State University in Raleigh, NC (check out my design portfolio by clicking here if you like). But a passion that has stuck with me ever since I got my hands on my first Nikon camera in my undergraduate art education at Florida State University is photography. The instruction I received there was but a seed in what would develop over the next years of my life. Recently I have begun photographing people in their celebrations of life and could not feel any more blessed to be a part of capturing those memories.

About This Blog

A great american writer once wrote, "If the world were merely seductive, that would be easy. If it were merely challenging, that would be no problem. But I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve the world, and a desire to enjoy the world. This makes it hard to plan my day." EB White penned the thoughts of my own heart. One part of me is a graphic designer working to challenge the world, seeking out problems and striving to create avenues for change. The other part is seeking out the beauties of the world and working to capture them in our memories forever through photography. This is what you will find here. Me enjoying the world. I have been truly fortunate to photograph such incredible people at truly beautiful moments in life. I can only hope that the images I've collected will forever keep alive those thoughts and emotions that swelled in their hearts and minds that day.

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