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The McMahon Family – Serving the Lord with Gladness!

Today I had the wonderful pleasure of photographing my dear friend/fellow photographer and her family. Some people you meet and have an instant bond. Such was the case with me and Christy. Photography brought us together. Our love for the Lord has united our hearts together forevermore.

Their session today was a bit bittersweet, for me at least. In fact, when it was all said and done, I had a little flurry of tears to deal with as I drove home. You see, after several years serving as youth pastor at Carthage Baptist Church in Mississippi, Eric feels called to move the family to Pennsylvania to plant a new church in Philadelphia that will be named Watershed Church once established. I will surely miss my fun photography buddy, but I know she is eager and excited to serve the Lord alongside her husband as they share the gospel of Jesus Christ with souls above the Mason-Dixon. Philadelphia PA, you have a blessing coming your way!

 

 

And these children. These children! Yes, I know their parents would assure me they are not perfect… but they were attentive and polite and obedient. I had fun getting to know them a little better today. I pray each one will grow up and follow the ‘servant’ footsteps of their mom and dad.

 

They were perfect for stair-stepping against a wall. Practically a perfect diagonal line!

 

A surprise tickle is always a fun thing to throw in!

 

The one pose Christy said they didn’t want was “shots where everybody is huddled together.” Well… they went for a huddle… and it’s a pretty awesome family shot!  Way to huddle, McMahons!

 

My personal favorite.  A strong black & white.  

 

Can’t pass up a good staircase, especially when it’s outdoors on a pretty day! Hunter, love the elbow placement on that wall.  Good pose, buddy!

I’m going to miss y’all when you move. And I know others will as well. For those wanting to stay in touch with the McMahons and/or partner with them in their new ministry, I’m delighted to share a link to their blog which has more information about what they are doing and how people can help. Just go to www.ericmcmahon.blogspot.com and get on board!

Hey, y’all come back to see us, you hear!

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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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{just for fun} JULIANNA & DELANEY

 

I was invited to join my photographer friend, Christy, for one of her sessions with two very pretty high school girls.  It was our first time to meet and I really enjoyed the time with them both.  Thanks, Julianna and Delaney, for letting me pose and snap pics of you all afternoon!  I hope we get to do it again soon.  It’s such a fun way to spend a gorgeously sunny afternoon!

Ridgeland MS High School Senior Photography
Ridgeland MS High School Senior Photography
Ridgeland MS High School Senior Photography
Ridgeland MS High School Senior Photography
Ridgeland MS High School Senior Photography
Ridgeland MS High School Senior Photography
Ridgeland MS High School Photography
Ridgeland MS High School Senior Photography
Ridgeland MS High School Senior Photography
Ridgeland MS High School Senior Photography
Ridgeland MS High School Senior Photography
Ridgeland MS High School Senior Photography
Ridgeland MS High School Senior Photography
Ridgeland MS High School Senior Photography

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{senior} JULIA

Julia is one of those natural beauties.  Little makeup.  Natural curl.  Creamy complexion.  A dream to have in front of my camera!

 

It was great that Julia was willing to do whatever necessary to get the shot, even if that included perching herself near busy bees and climbing over fences.  She ended up with some really cool shots.

 

Gotta love a natural sun flare!  I love how this photo is both bold and soft.

 

And super cool is the fact that Julia lured a horse into posing with her with a peppermint!  Who knew that horses like the taste of peppermint?

 

After that peppermint, this horse was happy to pose with Julia and even flashed us a smile!

Thanks, Julia, for being such a good sport and congratulations on your graduation!  I’m looking forward to seeing what your future holds.  Whatever it is, one thing is for sure, you’ll be fashionably dressed!

Family, friends and visitors, if you enjoyed the images from Julia’s senior session, I’d love to hear which ones you like and why you like them!

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{floral} MAGNOLIA

Been busy.  I know we’re all busy, but 2012 has been non-stop for me.  Until now.  I’m finally finding time to look up from boxes and decisions on where to put things.  And this is what I see outside the French doors of my new home office.  A beautiful magnolia tree entertains my each time my wandering eye glances that way!

 

And I can hardly believe that I see on it some of the first signs that fall is indeed just around the corner.  Here in Mississippi, when we see these bright red seeds bursting out from the broad, shiny leaves of the stately magnolia tree, we know that cooler months are not far behind.

 

And for me, it means I actually did survive moving during August, the hottest month ever.  With humidity, we’re talking heat index of 110 degrees!!  But I’m thankful that my husband and I are nearly settled in our new home and all the selling/buying/packing/moving/unpacking chaos is behind us.  In February, we helped one of our daughters move into her new home – which is really a very old home – which needed lots of love.  So until about May, we spent lots of time and effort getting things like they should be.  Then we decided to put our own home on the market.  And you know what that means!  Constantly clean  house!!  And to our surprise, it sold very quickly, so we were once again making trips to the liquor stores for boxes, and packing for a move.  The last 8 months have been a blur.  I’ve hardly touched my camera.  But it’s time to get it out and go exploring my new neighborhood.  This is my favorite time of year!

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