the laughter of a little girl and the love of a mother

earlier this fall i received an email from my friend jennifer, who i had met earlier in the year at The Pearl Event. she asked if i had a date open to photograph her daughter kennedy before christmas. since they would be driving down from tennessee to atlanta for the session i told her no way jose that i was so worried …that was so much pressure. a four hour drive ….what if the weather was yucky? what if the little girl didn’t think i was funny? what if jennifer didn’t absolutely love the photos?…i seriously was so nervous but agreed.

jennifer and i talked about a few ideas, one of which was having kennedy dress up in her mama’s wedding gown.  i thought through a few places that i wanted to use for the session.  i asked jennifer if kennedy happened to have a red coat….score…i knew just the image i wished to capture… the leaves were at their peak that weekend & there wasn’t a cloud in the sky.

jennifer is one of those friends that i had an instant connection with . she’s runway model gorgeous. seriously gorgeous. and she’s hilarious! and kennedy…oh my word, talk about personality. she was wide open the entire morning…and smiled and laughed the entire time. so much for worrying if i would be funny! the connection between mother & daughter was just beautiful. jennifer is obviously smitten with her baby girl…and baby girl clearly thinks her mama hung the moon….

thank you jennifer for believing in me & allowing me the privilege of capturing these moments!!

merry chrimstas

(wordpress gave me a time this morning so i apologize as they’re out of sequence and i need to hit the road)

December 20, 2012 - 11:38 am

Amy Avery - I love these shots! They are just awesome! May I please, please, please hire you to shoot my family’s photos in the Spring? I have been wanting to ask you for some time now and well, this is the perfect opportunity. I just love your captures and we come down to your neck of the woods so frequently it would be perfect. I promise I don’t bite ;-)! Please say yes! Well, at least think about it :-) have a fantastic day friend!

December 20, 2012 - 1:53 pm

Michelle Whitaker - Such darling photos as usual. Merry Christmas!

December 20, 2012 - 1:56 pm

tiffany day - Those are amazing – so sweet!! So sweet!!

if we lived close enough – i would SO have you do a photo shoot with me and my kids!

xoxoTiffany

December 20, 2012 - 2:09 pm

Susan - Paige, these are gorgeous!! Your friends are gorgeous too! You can tell what a fun time everyone was having….I love shoots like that! Merry Christmas, sweet friend!
xoxo

December 20, 2012 - 2:16 pm

Jill - precious! and the wardrobe- adorable!

December 20, 2012 - 2:32 pm

Melissa Jones - love these pics paige!

December 20, 2012 - 2:37 pm

Diane - Oh my goodness, BEAUTIFUL! Love every single picture, what a gorgeous mom and daughter. The memories from this very special day will last a life time. xoxo

December 20, 2012 - 2:51 pm

Deborah - Paige,
Love, love, love these pictures. Especially the one where the precious little one is spinning around with her hair flying. It captures the spirit of childhood. You ought to enter it in a competition.

December 20, 2012 - 4:39 pm

Lemonade Makin' Mama - I bet you could just photograph them for ever.

I missed a couple of posts again… dang…

But I followed your sweet girl on Instagram… what a precious woman you have raised. (That goes for all of the Knudsen girls of course.)

Much love you all and Merry Christmas!

December 20, 2012 - 6:01 pm

beth cleary - that child is precious!! I love how you capture your clients personality without looking posed..so natural!!

December 20, 2012 - 7:39 pm

sophie - these are gorgeous paige!!

December 20, 2012 - 9:02 pm

Michele - Absolutely beautiful pictures Paige! You are such a talented photographer. Love all the pictures of Jennifer and Kennedy!!

December 21, 2012 - 1:01 am

Dawn @ Inspired Living - Wow, such a lucky mother and daughter to have these beautiful pictures to cherish for years.

…you exceeded the self made pressure of this photo shoot, imo…..

Merry Christmas.

December 21, 2012 - 8:22 am

Jennifer - These photos are magical….they must be thrilled!

December 25, 2012 - 9:03 am

patty - oh my. simply beautiful!

December 28, 2012 - 12:31 am

Bonnie Morgan - Paige, You have the” right stuff”. Great photography. Well worth the drive!

January 1, 2013 - 10:13 am

tara - you captured the priceless.
well done, friend.

January 2, 2013 - 6:30 pm

Jennifer Buford - My head can’t even begin to wrap around what my heart feels when I look at these. I seriously look at these every other day!
I can’t wait to see you in the spring to do another shoot!
This time with the MR!

love ya sweet friend!
xoxoxo,
jen

February 1, 2013 - 4:06 pm

Alecia - Oh my goodness…these pictures are absolutely PERFECT!!! They’re both so beautiful & you picked all the right spots for the shoot. Strong work my talented friend!

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