Month: June, 2018

McClerren Newborn & Family Portraits, Sharpsburg Studio

· June 7, 2018 · 2:33 pm · babies, family, newborn

I’d like to introduce you to this sweet family who came in for a newborn/family session shortly after we moved into our new space!  Eric is quite possibly one of the sweetest, most patient dads I’ve ever met!  I could tell their daughter was already aware of this– she would just stare at him wide awake anytime he was near!  Congratulations Sarah & Eric on your sweet bundle of joy!!  I can tell you are already such great parents!


Home Sweet Home

· June 6, 2018 · 3:46 pm · personal

Hello all!  If you’ve followed me on Facebook, then you know a little about how difficult the past couple of years have been for me.  I’m not saying any of this to get anyone to feel sorry for me; I’m just catching anyone up that has wondered why I’ve been so bad about updating my blog, haha!  Dealing with miscarriage after miscarriage, an ectopic pregnancy, and then finally having a healthy baby boy who had to see several specialists for them all just to tell us they had no idea why he was breathing as if he was hyperventilating all day/every day, but hang tight because something terrible could happen at any moment… it was a little stressful, to say the least.  When my son turned three months old, my husband had the idea to sell what I considered my dream house.  I thought we’d be in that house in Senoia until we retired, but God had other plans for us.  Different people handle things differently, but it has felt like I was unable to come up for air until recently.  I’m so happy to say that I am finally settling into our new normal.  My daughter is four, and she surprises me every day with how incredibly sweet, caring, & intuitive a child can possibly be.  My son is now 18 months, and while he is attached to me at the hip anytime I’m present preventing me from getting anything done– he is healthy, handsome, and still super giggly!  We laugh a lot in our home!  My husband has been at his new job for a year now, and I still think he’s the luckiest person I know (in a kind-of-annoying-way, haha).  We sold our home in Senoia, moved to a rental in Grantville, and are now in our new home in Sharpsburg where we are almost done finishing a space to have a full indoor studio & preview area for my clients!  (See a snippet of the studio in progress below!)  We have beautiful pecan trees on the property where I am planning to do more fairy sessions.  There’s also lots of space where we will work on planting more greenery, flowers, & building several outdoor photographic backdrops.  It’s kind of unbelievable for me!  I’ve had to learn that it’s okay to dream big, and let God bless us in ways I didn’t even think possible.  That may sound odd, but I was constantly thinking, “No, that’s too much.  We don’t need that.”  Well, here we are, and I know God is teaching me to trust Him no matter what.  I’d also like to brag on my husband who really was the one pushing to make all of this possible.  He dreams big, he supports me in whatever I want to do even when I doubt myself, and he continues to be my rock and best friend… thanks, Hubby!

If you were one of my clients during the past couple years– I apologize for not sharing your images and stories as much as I should have!  I have some super cute weddings & families I will be sharing in the coming days and months.  You are all so special to me and the reason I get to do what I love!

If you’re in Newnan, Peachtree City, Senoia, or Sharpsburg, come visit and have your portrait done!  We are five minutes from all of those places!!

Until next time!  -Chey