March 25, 2010

Pittsboro Courthouse On Fire

It is a sad day in Pittsboro. As I post this, the old courthouse that is the central landmark of our town is burning down. Renovations were being done to the courthouse to make it shine like new. Something went wrong today and now firefighters from around the county are working hard to control the flames. I drove by the building when everything was fine... less that 30 minutes later, this is the state the courthouse was in. You may remember the last photograph in this post that I created in 2007. I photographed the beautiful building with a large format camera on a sunny day. I even sell Postcards of this picture in a local shop called Vespertine. The scene will be forever changed now that our courthouse has burned down. You can see in these pictures the locals watching the fire, Mayor Randy Voller being interviewed, the Pittsboro Presbyterian Church with black smoke overhead, and the firefighters doing their best to keep the rest of the town safe.

March 19, 2010

Mama's Birthday!

Earlier this month, my family got together for a very special birthday. My grandmother just turned 90, so her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren gathered together to celebrate! I'm posting on here my favorite sequence of photos from the party.... the forever tricky blowing out of birthday candles. You can see the rest of the photos from the party here: Mama's Birthday! We missed you Papa!

March 18, 2010

Katie and Jay's Maternity Session

I have been spending a lot of time with my family as we are anticipating the birth of my sister and brother-in-law's baby. We were in Charlotte celebrating my grandmother's 90th birthday and went out after lunch to Charlotte's Greenway to take some maternity photos. I love the excitement that surrounds a pregnant mother!

March 02, 2010

Katie's Baby Shower

Last Saturday, I threw a baby shower for my sister Katie with help from my mom, my sister's friends and my aunt. (Thanks Mom, Lia, Krista, and Kerri!) The theme was baby birds, so we went theme-tastic all over the house, which is required for baby showers as far as I'm concerned! Friends and family came from far and wide to eat made from scratch cupcakes, strawberry smoothies, bird nest candy and organic local lettuce wraps and salad. Katie and her husband Jay got to take home a lot of goodies for the baby thanks to all of the loving guests. Here are a few pics from the event showing the food, my little cousin Nora, Katie and Kerri, and naturally, Katie with Jay contemplating the baby bump!

March 01, 2010

One more look...

I was working more on baby Aubrey's photos, and I had to post just one more picture up here. She is so irresistibly cute!