Summer Recap + Fall Happenings

June & July:

  • 7 weddings - my last weddings for 2017.  Hooray!
  • 6 trials/misc photoshoots (including Anna P.'s headshots, Nancy's maternity & newborn photos, and doing my aunt Becky's hair and makeup for her 60th bday!  Such a treat!)
  • Was featured on the Something Pretty blog ("True Beauty, An Interview with Samantha Ray"), What Inspires You Daily #peoplewhoinspire series, and Kristin of Rebecca Rose Event's Fangirl Friday roundup!  Thanks ladies for sharing so much love!
  • I turned 30!  John planned a beautiful evening party at my favorite park with all my best family & friends present.  We took a communal train ride, ate pizza & chips (my idea), and I was serenaded by my best friends.
  • Enjoyed a surprise visit to Nashville thanks to John who purchased tix for me, and arranged for me to stay with my TN BFF Laura
  • Hung out with a bunch of friends over lunches & dinners - Fiction Kitchen, Brewery Bhavana, Sola, and PDQ
  • Went to Beaufort twice - for July 4th and then later with my mom
  • Hung out with my nieces & nephews, and welcomed my newest niece Lyndon Whitfield into the world (P.S. - that middle name? Totally my middle name.  Yes.  I have a namesake!)
  • Sang BGV's on a dear friend's new project - Taylor Leonhardt's album River House is coming out this fall!  I can't wait.
  • Celebrated John's 27th bday with cinnamon rolls, morning/noon/night presents, Mexican dinner with friends, and Goodberry's!
  • Swam at the beach and the pool
  • Girls nights - it's not good until someone's crying : )  And we usually do!
  • Lots of rest, relaxing, fun, BBC shows, vitamins, water, sleep, laughter, church, family, and friends.

August & September:

  • Enjoy Saturdays with John! Woohoo!!
  • Hang with the Cultivate gals for a promo shoot!  Can't wait to share more!
  • Work with Kat de la Cruz for a "Beautiful You" styled shoot - 2 days, 6 women, tons of fun! 
  • Apple, pumpkin, squash, and gourd season at the Farmer's Market
  • Camping over Labor Day weekend
  • Planning an autumn weekend getaway to Blowing Rock, NC
  • Writing music
  • Another guest blog publication or two ; )
  • Mighty Leaf "African Nectar" Tea
  • More resting, laughter, reading books, watching shows, and getting outside

How has your summer been?  What are you looking forward to this fall?