Friday, July 09, 2010

Black & White with a Splash of Color

Recently two of my friends had a combined birthday party. The theme of the party was "Black & White With A Splash Of Color." I believe the title speaks for itself. Everyone came dressed for the occasion, there was a lot of black and white. The majority of the guys wore black with a little white and a little color, I thought it would be awesome to wear all white and a little black and color. My little bit of black was my flip flops and I wore a hat for some color. This night was a blast. Everyone started out with getting their photo taken, it was the ticket into the party. They had a room to do some art for the Birthday girls, a room to make a music video, food, dancing and games. I absolutely love these photos, they really are a good representation of my friends. Enjoy!

Monday, July 05, 2010

Lunch On A Day Off

The day after the 4th of July is a great day to take off. I was beat after a long day of cleaning house, front yard BBQ and walking to see the fireworks. We ended up heading into downtown Franklin and joining in with the festivities. We had a blast. What I liked the most was not having to deal with traffic. We had to sacrifice a bit of the firework experience but it was worth not spending a hour in the car to drive 2 miles. He is a photo from our front yard BBQ.

The real reason I am blogging today is to mention a new friend of mine. His name is David Braud. Is is a fellow Downtown Franklin regular. He is always riding his bike into town, I love that! For the past couple months we have been doing the casual starbucks conversations, but today we actually sat down over lunch and got to know each other a little more. David is a artist through and through. What I believe to be some of his greatest work are his photographs of Franklin right after the flood. He also lives is a super historic part of Franklin that is always looked over, the Hard Bargain area. Proceeds from the sale of his images is going right back into his community. This guys really loves his community. Him and his neighbor planted and take care of a community garden...i love that!

Here are a couple of my favorites:

If you are interested in seeing more of his photos, or purchasing them, check out his Franklin Flood Web Site.

Or, if you want to see his personal work, check him out at

Saturday, July 03, 2010

Gardens and DVD's

This is a product that I am super excited about. Not only does it look great, but it's made with a very high quality. I used to try and make something like this at home, but it was no where near the quality. I would use my printer and print on a dvd and use a clear jewel case....i thought it looked like a million dollars...compared to this, i was way wrong. This obviously does not cost a million dollars but it looks and feels just as good. If I had a stack of these I would try and buy a personal jet and they would let me....because they look that good. Anyways, I took these photos in my my garden on my sitting stumps. The garden has been amazing, if you don't have one I recommend trying a small one. In the morning, it's a great quiet place. It helps me get up in the morning and get going. I've grown to love the cool summer morning while the sun is rising! Here is my latest photo from my iPhone using a new app.

Thursday, July 01, 2010

Wedding made it to a blog!

So a couple weeks ago I dot a email from Lauren Ashley of The Wed Bug. She runs a wedding blog full creative wedding ideas and beautiful photos from real weddings. She was asking if I had any recent weddings she could feature on her blog, and what do you know...i just finished a really cool one. This is the first time I have had any of my photos featured on a wedding blog, it's super cool and exciting! Here is the link to where the post

If anyone is interested, my roommate and I are throwing a 4th of July party in our front yard. It's a open invite. Party starts at 5 pm. Hope to see you there!