This was the first maternity session that I had ever photographed…sooo….I must say, I was a little nervous. John and Chelsea had invited me into this special time in their lives, and I knew that I could create some amazing images for them. The location was more than beautiful, with such a warm and golden light, and they were such a fun, young and in love couple (which made things SUPER easy on my end). I had a blast, and was definitely honored to help document this amazing journey of theirs.
I had the great fortune to photograph this awesome couple’s first born, all the way back in 2010, and then had an AWESOME engagement session in 2013. Now, I have also had the pleasure of being their wedding photographer. Everything about this wedding was gorgeous! It was held at the Maylon House in West Virgina and let me say, the owners did an amazing job making this a stunning wedding venue. Holly and I had an absolute blast photographing Matt and Ashlie on their big day, and I can honestly say I have not seen many couples that share a love and connection like these two. I wish you guys nothing but the best in your lives together and cannot wait till our next session.
I am going to go ahead and say it, I LOVE Winter, and all of the beauty that comes with it. Watching huge, soft snowflakes fall out in the country can be one of the most magical scenes to witness. But…I will also be the first to admit, this is my least favorite time of year as well. There is nothing more dreadful than looking outside and seeing dark, looming clouds and all of the dull colors from the dead vegetation. This winter has been especially WET and dreary. I would love nothing more than to be back down on the beach with my toes in the sand, watching the kiddos running around playing. Until the warmth of summer arrives, we will have to look past this dreary Ohio weather and find it’s beauty when mother nature presents it.
FINALLY…a gorgeous January day here in Southern Ohio. The weather here as been more than crappy and extremely cold this year..brrr..Seems as if all the beautiful, snowy days we have had so far have been almost too cold to even enjoy(temps have been in the low teens a lot during the day with the windchill below zero). It was much warmer today, and the sun even graced us with it’s presence. Nothing like finally feeling the warmth of the sun this time of year. We decided to spend almost the entire day outside sledding, building snowmen and having snowball fights. Today was definitely a BLAST! To make things even better, there was an amazing, golden light this evening. I couldn’t help but break the camera out for a little bit and capture some of the fun. There is nothing more important than spending time with family. We all get caught up in the hassles of our daily lives, but we must remember what is truly important in this life! I am rambling on at this point…anyways…hope everyone had a fun day out there 🙂
Hello there! I know, I know…I said I would have this blog up alooonnngggg time ago. Well, I am finally getting my butt into gear. This new blog is going to be an AWESOME add on to Brandon Smith Photography. You will be able to come here and check out all the latest news, sessions, give a ways and stay up to date with what is going in my world. Nothing is set in stone yet, so expect the blog to looked different from time to time. So…kick back, relax and take a look around! Enjoy 🙂