Sunday, November 28, 2010

Cox & Peterman: A Live Oak Type of Family

Last weekend I spent a beautiful Saturday afternoon with the equally as beautiful Cox and Peterman families. And though we had the threat of rain (and even a few showers sneak up on us) come picture time the setting on Dinner Lake in Sebring FL was truly gorgeous. But it was the trees out front that really captured my attention as I drove up the drive way. One thing I love about being back in Florida are the beautiful twisting Live Oak trees you seem to find most everywhere around these parts. I never seemed to take much notice of them when I lived here for the first 20 something years of my life. As a child they served as the scaffolding for tree forts and shade for make believe picnics with my cousins. And as I grow older they serve as backdrops and themes for friends weddings. But for me today they stand for what I have come to discover as the essence of small town living. Each one has its own, unique, dignified look that speaks of a history and solid traditions, with roots running deep and branches stretching wide. I have known the Cox family since I first could form memories and they are a "Live Oak" type of family if I've ever seen one. It was a true treat to photograph them beneath the twisted limbs.

And thank you, Jen Lindley, for all your help with this one; creative conceptualizing, reflector holding, stringing up quilts, carrying giant terracotta pots across a lawn and scaring away all the giant bugs that made me scream and run. You're a gem!


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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