Sallie Mosely Photography: Blog http://salliemosely.com/blog en-us (C) Sallie Mosely Photography (Sallie Mosely Photography) Fri, 28 Jul 2017 23:23:00 GMT Fri, 28 Jul 2017 23:23:00 GMT http://salliemosely.com/img/s/v-5/u456250558-o502686225-50.jpg Sallie Mosely Photography: Blog http://salliemosely.com/blog 80 120 Karen Lynch: New York Times Best Selling Author and All Around Awesome Person http://salliemosely.com/blog/2017/7/karen-lynch-new-york-times-best-selling-author-and-all-around-awesome-person I met Karen at Amelie's French Bakery and Cafe on a lovely, sunny afternoon. She bought the lattes and the best, buttery, crispy, tasty pastry things I'd ever eaten. No lie. So good. Everyone should get to do their work sitting at the bar at a french bakery, clicking away on their laptop... well, only if you have a good deal of self control! Canadian born to large family, Karen moved to the woods of North Carolina where she worked as a computer programmer by day and pursued her love of writing by night. Karen wrote her first book at 14 years old and hasn't stopped writing since. She self published her first novel, Relentless, that turned into a series, that took off in the young adult paranormal world, and before she knew it, she was getting the call that her series had hit the New York Times Bestseller list!  This is an achievement for any author, and even more so for one who is self published. Now Karen is a full time author, and is working on companion books to the series. She loves to bake and has the two loveliest German Shepherds you ever did meet.

Karen was interviewed for InD'tale Magazine and appeared in their July 11th issue. If you're a fan of young adult paranormal stories, you have to check her out. Here's what we captured for that interview. To read the interview you can find it here.

 

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(Sallie Mosely Photography) http://salliemosely.com/blog/2017/7/karen-lynch-new-york-times-best-selling-author-and-all-around-awesome-person Fri, 28 Jul 2017 23:22:20 GMT
Military Homecoming with Michael and Carly http://salliemosely.com/blog/2017/7/military-homecoming-with-michael-and-carly Michael had been deployed for almost a year and word came late Tuesday afternoon that he was finally coming home. So Wednesday morning, Carly and their four year old son were camped out on the top level of the airport parking deck, nervous and excited, watching the elevator doors. Happy birthday and welcome home balloons whipped around joyfully in the breeze and bright sunshine. Every few minutes Carly checked her phone...he's landed!...he's at the baggage claim!!!.... He's getting in the ELEVATOR!!!!  And then he was there, holding them in his arms. There are moments in life when time slows and creation holds it's breath, witnessing a sacred moment. This was one of those moments. I can't stop thinking about it, the simple and profound beauty of connection. Carly, thank you for having me there to witness such a beautiful moment in your lives. I'll never forget it.

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Thoughts on Connection and Genuine Expression http://salliemosely.com/blog/2017/6/thoughts-on-connection-and-genuine-expression

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Kim Zahren lawyer, extraordinaire http://salliemosely.com/blog/2017/6/kim-zahren-lawyer-extraordinaire There are some people that indelibly alter the course of our lives for the better. Kim Zahren is one of those people for me. We met in 2001 in a dark little music club in Charlotte, where I was the opening act for a New Zealander for which he had booked a tour. We became friends that night, and very soon he invited me to come lead worship for the church he pastored. Kim and his wife Roddie to this day are the most effective example of how to love I've ever known. They openly showed their love for me, inviting me in to their home, giving me a safe place to learn about worship and gently loving me through some very scary transitions in my life. Kim would often throw his hands in the air and joyfully shout out, "Sallie!" when I would walk into a room, like it was the best thing that had happened all day. Such open displays of acceptance were so foreign to me at the time that I asked Kim one day - "Are you being sarcastic right now?" He was of course, being completely genuine, and over the years of walking together (which included him officiating my wedding), I learned how deep that love ran, and it changed me forever. Love does tend to do that. 

I was thrilled when Kim asked me to update his headshots for him, as he is entering a new chapter of his adventure in Lawyering (that's a word, right?), and here are my favorites from our session together. You can bail me out of trouble any day, Kim!

 

 

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Mr and Mrs Hill http://salliemosely.com/blog/2017/6/mr-and-mrs-hill The longer I take pictures, the more honored I become. To be a witness to love - genuine, lasting, deep and bountiful love - is a gift to me and I am so thankful for what I do. Clint and Tia, your wedding was beautiful, your love is true and I am so happy that to be a part of your celebration. This beautiful rehearsal dinner was at Majestic Mill Weddings venue.

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Dreamy Sunset Family Shoot - This is real life http://salliemosely.com/blog/2016/10/dreamy-sunset-family-shoot What a wild and beautiful ride it was to photograph the Mook Family Sunday afternoon at Jetton Park. The kids couldn't have been any cuter, they totally stole my heart. And although I'm sure it bummed Justin out to have to drive home to get the spare keys when Megan locked them in the van (who hasn't done that?!) it totally made my day because I was able to get some of the most beautiful shots of Megan and her babies on the beach. *swoon* I loved this warm and glowy session so much, and even though it had a couple hiccups, doesn't every beautiful and real thing in life?

This is real life, right here. Warm and glowy real life :)

(p.s. be sure you make it to the end, you'll be so happy you did! All the feels are at the end ;)


 

 


 






 








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TBT Let's Dance!!! http://salliemosely.com/blog/2016/9/tbt-lets-dance It's Thursday people! So that means it's time to throw it back to my favorite things. DANCING is seriously my favorite, so here's some of the most silly, the most touching, the most lovely moments over the years. Everyone needs MORE DANCING in their lives!!! #TBT

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(Sallie Mosely Photography) break dance bride dancing father daughter dance first dance line dance mother son dance north carolina photography wedding fun weddings http://salliemosely.com/blog/2016/9/tbt-lets-dance Thu, 22 Sep 2016 18:45:41 GMT
Getting REAL - baby steps http://salliemosely.com/blog/2016/9/getting-real---baby-steps Getting real. It sounds like such a good idea, like such a nice little sentiment. Lately I have been challenged on every front to stop hiding, to be even more transparent and GET REAL - especially in the area of my photography business. It's a scary thought, those two little words. It's a risk. Everyone might not like your... realness. Some may choose to go a different direction, hire someone else, or worse; not like your facebook page. ahh the turmoil.

The truth is, the more real you are, the more transparent and honest; the more the people that you really connect with will come your way. I believe this is true, anyway. So I am taking steps (even if they are little baby ones) to put my real heart out there and connect with the people that want someone genuine, someone that loves people, someone that wants your wedding day pictures to be even better than you want them to be. Hard to believe, I know, because we have such dreamy ideas of how our day will end up. Me? Full disclosure: I hate having my picture taken.

 HATE it.

Baby step #1. I feel awkward and stupid and at some point during the whole thing i want to cry. so, because it's hard for me, when i see the pictures; all i can feel was how awkward i felt during the shoot. Such is life. But I am learning to be more gentle with myself, to try and get rid of those filters that tell me not to be kind to myself and embrace the beauty that i believe resides in all of us. But because I must fight through this to have my own picture taken, I totally get how hard it is for others. I feel ya, sister. We'll get through it together, and at the end of the day, you (like me) will be so happy you did it.

Anyway, in an effort to take things below the surface, my second baby step of the day is a new bio. It just makes sense that if I want to hear Your story, (and i DO!) I must be willing to share my own. So... This is me, in all my 3am writing fury. Enjoy :)

 

follow the arrow -----> -------> SALLIEMOSELY.COM <---- fun story inside <----------

 


 

photos courtesy of Sarah Deshields of Enowen Photography

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Allison and Matt - love on a rainy afternoon http://salliemosely.com/blog/2016/9/allison-and-matt---love-on-a-rainy-afternoon It was the hi-light of an otherwise dreary day, to get to spend time with Allison, Matt and their precious baby boy, Luke. Our time together was filled with laughter and soft baby sweetness. We opted to stay out of the rain soaked grass and fought the Pokemon seeking crowds downtown. Thankfully the clouds parted, baby Luke smiled, and a wonderful time was had by all. I'm looking forward to your big day, coming soon!!

 

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Mr. and Mrs. Hoffman http://salliemosely.com/blog/2016/7/mr-and-mrs-hoffman

I was so happy when Aniyah asked me to do their wedding photography. I met Aniyah at the starbucks counter inside the Ingles in our hometown. Her warmth and smile were captivating. I'll never forget the Sunday morning I was on the road early on my way to lead worship and I stopped by the Starbucks, She was working that day. I took the warm cup with overflowing gratitude, (me and early mornings do not mix) but driving away, my cup slipped and the entire contents of my grande americano fell into my floor board. Anyone that knows me, knows that there will be no singing till the starbucks is had. So I turned around and drove back and when she smiled at me and said - You're Back! - I told her what happened and then I busted into tears. Yes, again, anyone that knows me is not surprised by this, but I didn't know Aniyah, we had just met, and before I knew what was happening, she was around the corner of the counter and she threw her arms around me giving me the most reassuring hug. Then she made me another cup of coffee... for free. We have been friends ever since.

Aniyah and her husband Joel met in school eight years ago at a toga party. They have gone from friends to husband and wife and have begun this part of their adventure together across the country in California. Joel is heading off to conquer the wilderness and all it's beauty. And Aniyah?... well, i'm sure she will just  continue to fill the earth with grace. Everyone who knows them will miss them both so much. I am so honored to have been part of their day and a witness of their love. Aniyah and Joel, I pray the Father pour out his love on you and keep you and bless everything you pursue.

Here is a tiny sneak peek of their wedding day, so many more to come. 

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Love on a Sunday http://salliemosely.com/blog/2016/6/love-on-a-sunday Here are more shots of this gorgeous couple. I can't get enough! Enjoy, Mark and Deanna 

 

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Deanna and Mark http://salliemosely.com/blog/2016/5/deanna-and-mark Today, against all the weather forecasts, turned out to be a lovely day for a wedding. I had the privilege of capturing the day for Mark and Deanna - and just couldn't go to bed before posting a tiny little sneak peek into this sweet and hilarious couple's faces. There's more to come, but this for now. Thanks guys, it was an honor to be present with you today. 

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Michelle http://salliemosely.com/blog/2015/5/michelle Michelle has been my friend for many years now. We have walked together and witnessed one another's lives as we have grown and deepened in faith and life and love. Michelle is one of my very favorite people and so it is always a pleasure to photograph her. She is an accomplished author and walks with women through the birthmother side of the adoption process. Michelle travels and shares her harrowing journey of being a birth mother herself and speaks life and hope over women all over the country. 

Michelle, you walk in greatness and beauty, don't ever forget it. 

Here are some of my favorites of the shining light that is Michelle Thorne. 

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Nic and Rachael http://salliemosely.com/blog/2015/5/nic-and-rachael Nic and Rachael Billman are heros. Real life, honest-to-goodness heros. They live in Brazil with their 6 children and have given their lives to the rescue and rehabilitation of prostitutes and victims of sex trafficking and child sex trafficking. Nic wrote a book of stories of their first two years in Brazil called Between The Flowers And The Broken: Stories, Songs, And Lessons From The Streets Of Brazil - do yourself a favor and check it out. I had the honor of doing a photo shoot with them while they were with us at Threshingfloor for the past two weeks recording their next worship album - keep a look out for that as well! Here's some of my favorites of this beautiful couple. Thanks guys! I'm so glad I got to know you and I'm looking forward to going to the "real south" to check out what you guys are building there. All my Love!!!

 


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Holy Matrimony Batman! http://salliemosely.com/blog/2014/6/holy-matrimony-batman Everything about Charley and Taylor Lane's wedding day at The Hall and Gardens at Landmark was action packed and perfect, right down to the super heroes hiding in the flowers. Everything from the comic book paper boutineers to Charley's comic book shoes was exquisitely thought out and executed. The day was fun and elegant and the atmosphere was delightfully sweet, as could only be expected from these two. This was a truly unique day and I am so thankful that they asked me to be a part of it. Charley and Taylor, you guys have made a place in my heart and I'm so glad to have gotten to know you. I pray your marriage is everything you've dreamed and more, and that you guys have a wonderful start in the Bahamas!! 

 

A special shout out to the lovely Sweet Sarahbelltheir wedding planner, and The Halls and Gardens at the Landmark for making their day so elegant and beautiful. 

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Laughter and Tears http://salliemosely.com/blog/2014/5/haightwedding Maggie and Brett Haight know what it means to celebrate love. They laughed and cried together each in awe of the other as they stared into the eyes of the one who had fought for them, and won it all. There was a thrill and a sigh of relief when they saw one another for the first time, and more tears and more laughter. Love is worth whatever it takes to finally stand together, hand in hand, and hear those words… You may kiss your bride. Brett and Maggie, I pray all the thrill and passion and grace for you - enough to fill the ocean and more. I love you guys, keep pressing in. 

 

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family love http://salliemosely.com/blog/2014/5/family-love How time flies. Waaaaaay back in the day in ancient times when i was in high school (at Rosewood High - go Eagles!) i knew a lovely girl named Angela. Fastforward a couple decades (or so) and here we are - families, kids, homes and doggie pets. I had the honor of photographing Angela's family when I came to do her equally lovely sister's bridal portraits (stay tuned!). She's just as lovely as she was way back in our Eagles days. Here's the tiniest of sneak peeks. I hope you can see all the heart and warmth i encountered when we had our brief reunion. 

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out-takes and silliness http://salliemosely.com/blog/2013/11/out-takes-and-silliness So don't let anyone ever fool you, you only have about 5 minutes - count them FIVE - to get a picture of a toddler. i thought for a few giggles i would post the out-takes and a few more of my little models. In between shots, chloe and arden rolled down hills and wrestled their baby brother and made general ruckus - and then while i was getting the last shots of the day, we all kept a wary eye on the little lion man who was wandering off across the field. it was a fun day in the afternoon sun. 

Not entirely cooperating, He eventually did get away… and ran across the field.

This one of Chloe holding him down with her knees makes me laugh out loud every time i see it. She pinned him - way to go Chloe! Just wait till he's big enough to pin you!!!

Ahhh, the bliss of being a kid. Nothing like a good hill roll. Nothing at all.

 And then because they are very obliging children who love their camera toting mama dearly, they let me take a few more with the sun setting behind them. What good sports they are - and they worked it.

My sweet little Arden. He makes my heart melt with love. i am so honored to be his mommy.

I asked Chloe where she learned to stand that way - she said she was born knowing how. Lucky me :)  i guess she's the one that taught Arden. i love them so.

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a moment in the sun http://salliemosely.com/blog/2013/11/a-moment-in-the-sun if you blink you miss it. all the little moments, the joys the frustrations, the impossibility of remembering what life was like without them. these are my treasures. my darling chloe-bird, sweet arden who loves so easily and my little lion, Leo. The last moment i snatched in the sun with them was when Leo was 6 months old. He'll be 2 soon - i'd say it was high time i took them out to the field. i want to remember every moment. i'm so thankful for every moment in the sun.

 

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A Lovely Lady http://salliemosely.com/blog/2013/11/a-lovely-lady Donna Early is one of the greats. She makes great kids, for one, (love you jacob!) and she is an author, works in ministry and teaches. She's one to get to know. She was telling me that once a month she interviews someone "older than her" and just has them tell their story. This is one of the greatest things we could ever do - share our story and give ourselves to really hearing the stories of others, especially those that have graced this planet for many decades. She's brilliant and loving and it was my honor to photograph her. 

 

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