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Looking for Fishies

Posted in Georgia, Photography by leahyetter on November 28, 2011

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After staring at our reflection, my nephew and I looked for fish as we tossed leaves into the pond.
I love silly Joey time. I’m so very thankful for this time I’ve had with my family. ♥


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Foraging in the Hills

Posted in Nature, Photography by leahyetter on November 25, 2011

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I look forward to getting back to our regular drives to check on the cattle in the hills. You never know who you’ll run into at supper time.


Happy Turkey Feet

Posted in Photography by leahyetter on November 24, 2011
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Baby Turkey's do the Snake Dance

I hope your Thanksgiving Day is full of love and laughter…..and maybe a little dancing. 🙂

Have a good one!


Visiting the Waddlers

Posted in Photography, Ranching by leahyetter on November 22, 2011

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The girls are getting huge with baby. I’d like to say they run to us when we go to Patrick’s land to visit them but it’s more like a waddle.
This was shot in mid October. I love the fall color against the blue sky. I’m sure it doesn’t look like that now. It’s a hot fall here in the south but I’m hanging onto it because soon I will step back into the wild western winter.
Happy Tuesday!


Where the Winds Hit Heavy

Posted in Photography by leahyetter on November 21, 2011

Windy Wyoming, I’m missing you.

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But I still have a few more stops in Georgia before returning to the cowboy state.

While organizing a slew of images on my laptop, I came across this one. I shot it last month when we, I mean Patrick, winterized the windmills on the Laramie  Plains. Can you spot him in the this photo?
It gives me the shivers. All I can say is that it’s a good thing he does what he does and I do what I do. Ain’t no way I’m ever climbing up that thing.


Basketballs, Bonfires… and Bears!

Posted in Georgia, Photography by leahyetter on November 19, 2011

It was great to come back and join the current team of photogs at Mercer University for the Homecoming 2011 Weekend. They have been a client of mine for a long time now and always welcome me back with open arms when I make a visit to Macon.
To get the ball rolling, the first event we covered was the groundbreaking ceremony of Mercer’s new football and lacrosse complex.

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Next up was the Veterans Recognition Ceremony where Mercer honored veterans past and present.

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I took a walk over to the university arena where the women’s basketball team was playing against Auburn University. It was a great turnout and I learned later that night that we set a record for women’s game attendance!

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The students never cease to crack me up (or make me feel old) during skit competitions.

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This year they had to perform skits from the 90’s, when most of them were born!!

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Of course Bill Clinton and Monica Lewinsky jokes were prevalent, and that booty shaking Sir Mix-a-Lot song blared through the speakers a few times. But my favorites you might ask? The SNL skits, oh yeah. Wayne’s World was probably the best. But runner up to that was Arianna and Craig, the Spartan Cheerleaders. These kids were hilarious! They did a great job and I was cracking up the whole time!

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The pep rally kicked off after the skits with a bonfire and fireworks. It was a beautiful night for both.

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The next morning was the 5k run and pancake breakfast. It was early and cold and we had some dedicated and impressive participants. I was glad I was only shooting and happy to sip on some coffee and eat pancakes when they were done.

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After breakfast, we took a tour of the campus with the class of 1961. They were there for their 50th Class Reunion.

It’s game time.

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The Mercer Bears against the Emory Eagles.

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The Homecoming King and Queen were announced at half time.

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And when I asked for a group shot of the Homecoming Court, they growled at me. Be the Bear!

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Where I live now, I’ve seen both bears and eagles with my own eyes and through the lens. And although I can’t comment on whether or not the statement in the poster above is true in the wilderness, it certainly was true in the arena that afternoon. Go Bears!


A Southern Wedding Story

Posted in Georgia, Photography by leahyetter on November 17, 2011

I’m staying in Georgia for the month and my plate has been full! With loving on my nephews and shooting for some of my long time clients, I haven’t had much time to spend with you. Please forgive my absence.
As soon as we arrived we were immediately immersed in wedding festivities for my baby cousin. My father and I photographed the wedding while my best bud Terri shot video. Patrick was a huge help with carrying most of my equipment and even shooting a few during the ceremony.

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We started out shooting the dress and accessories while the girls were getting ready.

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And once they were all dolled up,

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her matron of honor walked her to her first look  session with her soon to husband.
In case you don’t know, the first look is a quiet moment before the ceremony when the groom gets to see his bride in the dress for the first time. It’s nice for them to have this time to talk and maybe brush off tummy twitters and ease the nerves. It also helps to get many of the group pictures done before guests arrive. So that after the ceremony we grab the last of the group shots and the bride and groom can enjoy their time with family and guests at the reception.

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This was such a romantic setting for their first look. Dad captured the twirl and I think this shot says it all. Just look at the sparkles on the water, and the sparkling bride!

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We had fun with our group shots. Sillyness!

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Her father walked her down a path of rose petals to her beloved. The ceremony was full of happy tears and laughter.

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Bliss…

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A friend of mine said “Nice shots, sweet but you just HAD to put cows in it ;-)”.
Yep. I miss the ranch, can you tell?.

Then the party began.

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Good times.

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Great dancing.

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Love was in the air.

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They matted an image from their engagement session we had back in May for folks to sign their best wishes to the happy couple.

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And they exited amidst a glow of sparklers held by those close to them.

We were so honored to be a part of their special day. Thank you to Delta and Matt for being a delight to photograph. We wish you all the best. xoxo


Nature Break in the City

Posted in Nature, Photography by leahyetter on November 8, 2011

It’s important to take a break during the hectic “city life”.

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I’m enjoying the occasional nature walk with my nephew around the pond out back.

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We stumbled upon this mushroom while feeding the fishies.

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And we’ve collected colorful leaves and put them in our pink bucket.


Back to My Roots

Posted in Family, Georgia, Photography by leahyetter on November 3, 2011

Last week, Patrick and I made a trip back to my roots to see family. We left the ranch with snow covering the ground and arrived to a warmer climate where they are still enjoying fall.

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I, along with Dad and my best friend Terri and cowboy Patrick, photographed my baby cousins wedding and it was such a beautiful and happy occasion. She’s all grown up but I still see her as my little 12 year old cuz! My, how time flies.

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And I’m most excited about meeting my brand new 3 week old nephew. He’s so sweet and snugly.

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Baby Trent and his big brother Joey are storing a lot of sugar in their cheeks for me to consume while I’m here.

For the next couple of weeks, these blog posts will be reports from Georgia. I have a full schedule with photo shoots, good times with family and friends, and maybe even a concert or two.

Be well y’all!


Last Taste

Posted in Nature, Photography by leahyetter on November 1, 2011
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tiny butterfly with the last flowers of autumn