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{engagement} DAVID & MARIBETH

It’s very emotional for me to freeze moments of time for my dearest of friends.  Such was the case for David and Maribeth’s engagement session. My daughter, Jennifer, was my assistant for the day. She has been friends with these two ever since they were all very young children. They’ve played together, taken trips together, grown up together. I feel more like a mom to them than a friend. While driving to the shoot, I started crying  uncontrollably. It really surprised me… and Jennifer said, “Mom, what’s wrong?  You’re going to do fine!” I assured her I wasn’t panicking about taking photos, I was just overcome with emotion at the honor of being asked to photograph this special time in their lives. I’m tearing up now just doing this post! Pitiful, I know.

It must have been 104 degrees that day. It was some kinda hot!! But Maribeth and David hung in there and were great fun to photograph! Oh, and did I mention that their little St. Bernard puppy was part of the session, too? When David proposed, he put the engagement ring on a blue ribbon, tied it around the puppy’s neck, placed him at Maribeth’s doorstep and rang the doorbell. I really do wish I could have been there to see her face when she picked up that puppy and discovered her ring around his neck. You did good, David!

When Maribeth saw the images from her session, she decided she wanted to use some of them to create a photographic guest book for their wedding day. After choosing those, I promised I wouldn’t blog her session until after their wedding so that the images would be new to their guests. The book was created. Guests signed across the pages. The wedding is over. The honeymoon has begun. So, with no further ado, I present to you the engagement session of this new Mr. and Mrs.!

Teresa Russell Photography RIDGELAND MS Engagement-37
Teresa Russell Photography RIDGELAND MS Engagement-38

Congratulations, you two, and Best Wishes!  Praying God’s richest blessings upon your life together as husband and wife.  Love you much.


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This photo session started out with one goal . . . a quick pic for a Christmas card.  But while we were out having fun, it turned into a great couples’ session!!   On the way to our location, we passed this faded brick wall.  Had to stop.  There’s something incredibly nostalgic about a faded Coca-Cola sign.  Couldn’t pass it up!



We were on a seldom-traveled road that was perfect for a sweet little “kiss-in-the-lane” shot!  I was so busy concentrating on getting a really quick shot that without realizing it, I captured an old blue truck that had just passed by.  Perfect!!  Love surprises like that.


This is my new favorite photo.  I love love love images in shades of chocolate . . . and this one is just in time for Valentine’s Day! 


What do you do when you come across a huge tree that has been cut down and forgotten?  You turn the car around, climb up and strike a pose!  All sessions should be this fun.


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One gorgeously sunny afternoon recently, I had the fun job of doing a couple’s session for Jennifer and Daniel.  The sun was casting the perfect golden glow on this field.  I wish I had their entire session edited and ready to show, but I don’t.  What I can show you is their Christmas card!  I love the way this turned out.  There is a casual elegance to it! 

(Just so you know, the real card did not have the logo on the photo side.  It’s shown here only for web purposes.)

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{couple} BART & MANDI

Spending some time this Labor Day weekend editing a few favorite pics.  As I was scanning through some recent photos I came across this candidly adorable photo of Bart and Mandi at the Neshoba County Fair.  It captured a sweet moment in sunshine during an otherwise terribly rainy week.

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