An Afternoon with Everett.

Most of the time lately, I seem to have lost my way with words. Not that I ever really had a way with words before, but somehow they all seem to be running away from me.

However, I have been absorbing. Everything.

I’ve been listening to music and the epic summer adventures of my friends and watching my world continue to evolve faster than my eyes can keep up. I saw my sister off to her second semester at FSU and I am pretty sure I have seen every centimeter of my little brother’s growth spurt. He’s my favorite little weed.

I go to bed most nights so tired that my eyes betray me before my head even meets the pillow. But I wouldn’t trade it. Ever.

As I sat here putting together this blogpost, I couldn’t help but think about everything that babies absorb in their small state of being. This little guy was so inquisitive; his eyes were always dancing around, trying to decipher what my camera lens was doing in front of his face. I could have watched him all day. But instead, here is a glimpse into my afternoon with Everett.

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LevityAugust 27, 2012 - 3:18 pm

He is beautifully perfect. Wonderful job capturing this little owl – he’s so long and skinny! Precious, precious photos, Court! :-)

MegAugust 27, 2012 - 5:16 pm

Oh Court, I love these! I love that they capture everyday life… especially since it’s such a blur at the beginning.

CindySeptember 22, 2012 - 4:06 pm

Those big blue eyes will be heart breakers when he gets older! Looks like one very happy Florida family with their new baby! I loved those precious moments when everything is new and you aren’t quite too tired yet. My family and I were thinking of relocating to Florida for the weather and since I’m expecting my third child I think it would be a great environoment. I can’t wait to get out photos taken! Should be a good one. Until we move, we love to vacation in Palm Bay! Family gem and so adorable I cannot handle it. The Palm Bay Hotel (www.palmbay-hotel.com) is great for people traveling on a budget (like families!). Well worth checking out!

2 + a monkey + a peanut = FAMILY.

Family time is the best, don’t you agree? Congrats on the new baby-to-be, you guys!

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LevityAugust 27, 2012 - 3:20 pm

The little one they already have is so happy and adorable! What a ray of sunshine! They’ll cherish these photos forever! Beautiful work!

DJOctober 22, 2012 - 2:46 pm

Oh how matchy matchy you guys are is so cute, some photos of couples really are better when they coordinate it in some way. I did something like this when I was with my first husband! Loved it. I bet being married in Florida would be great, I’ve been thinking about it for sometime and I think it would be the best location for us! Palm Bay is one of my favorite cities because it is nice and close to the shore and close to great big cities as well! The Palm Bay Hotel (www.palmbay-hotel.com). Affordable and the size is even better!

Vancouver and Whistler, B.C.

I am not even going to try to put words to this post. These pictures do way more than any of my silly words can. Thank you for stopping by, my friends!

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anonymousAugust 3, 2012 - 9:17 pm

Beautiful!

momAugust 3, 2012 - 9:23 pm

Vancouver and Whistler are definitely places to go and see for yourself. Spectacular!

Savannah ValdezAugust 9, 2012 - 11:52 pm

You are such an amazing photographer!!!

Prince Edward Island

I’ve let myself go.

No, really…I should fire myself for being absent for so long. But I was caught up in the glory days of summer; the searing heat of the day and cool, breezy starlit nights in the orange groves. Not to mention, I have been traveling my socks off for all sorts of neat things like my new rendezvous with Hometown magazine (I am officially their cover photographer!), catching up with good friends (old and new), and venturing across the border into a land overflowing with maple syrup and pretty landscapes. And by pretty, I mean that it can only be described in jewel tones; the sea is like sapphire, the red sands made of ruby, and the grass, trees, and mountains are so green they make emeralds look dull.

I have no reservations in saying that I love Canada in every way. As soon as I saw the first glimpse of rolling hills and farm houses as we drove to our cottage in PEI, my heart felt more at home than anywhere else I have ever been. There is something forgiving in a place like that; though its a small island where I am certain everyone knows everyone, I feel like you can always escape to the beach or forrest and forget about the world.

So, we have some catching up to do…you and me. I would love to hear what you’ve been up to! Have you been working on those tan lines and reading good books? I sure hope so. Don’t let a minute of this summer go to waste.

Here is the first part of our adventure. Vancouver is coming up next! See you tomorrow, friends!

PS- the song that I have attached is by a girl we met at The Festival of Small Halls. She, along with all of the other bands were PHENOMENAL! We are already planning our return for next year’s events. (It may take a second to load, but a little green box will show up below this sentence soon…I hope.)

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LevityJuly 30, 2012 - 7:27 pm

The word for Canada that keeps coming to my mind after seeing your photos is “expansive.” It seems so lush in nature and like it rolls on untouched forever. I am in LOVE with the photo of the purple flowers that look like lavender with the sunlight rolling over them. The photo of the sparkly shoes – you know I’m all over that one. :-) And Garrett continues to grow and become more of a little man in front of our eyes. The photo of a close-up of his hand almost seemed to move and come to life to me when I saw it – stirred an emotion inside of me. Like you captured life on film. I’ve added “Canada with my Twinks” as things to do. Seriously. Love you so much, and you never fail to more than amaze me with your incredible talent. <3

MomJuly 31, 2012 - 5:25 pm

So glad you all had a great time. I’m going next time!!! Beautiful pictures. Great memories!

Jessica GhetesJuly 31, 2012 - 7:46 pm

YOu looked like Anne Shirley in one of your pictures! I love Anne of Green Gables and you are so lucky that you got to visit Prince Edward Island. Love your pictures…. like always!

Jared – Senior Photos

We have another world conquerer in the making, my friends.

MegMay 21, 2012 - 2:08 pm

Love the guitar/train tracks pictures!

SandraMay 21, 2012 - 5:20 pm

I love all of them! I can’t wait to see what God does with this wonderful young man!

RobynMay 23, 2012 - 3:56 pm

Location location location! It’s all about location! Actually the subject helps too. Not to mention a GREAT photographer!

carolineJune 30, 2012 - 12:22 am

LOVE this set!!!!!

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