Friday, July 2, 2010

Moving Day!

It is MOVING DAY!!! I have decided to move to a new site...From now on I will be posting my work on that site only. I am so excited to share it with you all!!!

You can now find me here:  Brittany Austin {Photography}

See you on the other side!


Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Little Wonders

The past few months have been busy Busy BUSY! I have been slacking on updating my blog, but I have decided to make it a top priority in my hectic schedule. 

I have the best time working with children because they keep me talking, laughing, and imagining. In one of my most recent shoots I had a conversation with a very wise 5 year old:
Me: What do you have there?
Little Wonder A: It's a piece of a flower, and this is a stick, and these are pebbles.
Me: Wow. That is a pretty nice collection!
Little Wonder A: Yep, I am a collector. I collect everything beautiful that I see. 
Me: Why do you collect all of these things?
Little Wonder A: Because it makes my heart feel full. 
Yes, I got a huge lump in my throat right after she said that. It's amazing that a 5 year old can have such a mature,wise soul. I am working on my collection of beautiful things and will share it with you all when it is completed. 

Have a Beautiful Week!

Monday, March 8, 2010



Bloom is more than just an online photography course. It is a journey of beauty and discovery of oneself and others. The Bloom Project is taught by Amanda Churchill who is an amazingly talented photographer from Charlotte, NC. The course is not for the weak hearted, but for those who seek a new way of looking at the world and themselves. I was so blessed to be apart of the first session of the Bloom Project, and I learned more than I ever thought possible. Spring Session is now open for registration, and classes begin on March 14. Follow the link above to reserve your spot before time runs out! "Where is your path taking you?" Bloom: Are You Ready?

Thursday, February 18, 2010

There Once Was A Tree...

and she loved a little boy.
And everyday the boy would come
and he would gather her leaves
and make them into crowns
and play king of the forest.
He would climb up her trunk
and swing from her branches
and eat apples.
And they would play hide-and-go-seek.
And when he was tired,
he would sleep in her shade.
And the boy loved the tree....
very much.
And the tree was happy.

But time went by.
And the boy grew older.
And the tree was often alone.
Then one day the boy came to the tree
and the tree said, "Come, Boy, come and
climb up my trunk and swing from my 
branches and eat apples and play in my
shade and be happy."
"I am too big to climb and play" said
the boy.
"I want to buy things and have fun.
I want some money?"
"I'm sorry," said the tree, "but I
have no money.
I have only leaves and apples.
Take my apples, Boy, and sell them in 
the city. Then you will have money and
you will be happy."
And so the boy climbed up the
tree and gathered her apples
and carried them away.
And the tree was happy.

But the boy stayed away for a long time....
and the tree was sad.
And then one day the boy came back
and the tree shook with joy
and she said, "Come, Boy, climb up my trunk
and swing from my branches and be happy."
"I am too busy to climb trees," said the boy.
"I want a house to keep me warm," he said.
"I want a wife and I want children,
and so I need a house.
Can you give me a house ?" 
" I have no house," said the tree.
"The forest is my house,
but you may cut off 
my branches and build a 
house. Then you will be happy."

And so the boy cut off her branches
and carried them away
to build his house.
And the tree was happy.
But the boy stayed away for a long time.
And when he came back,
the tree was so happy
she could hardly speak.
"Come, Boy," she whispered,
"come and play."
"I am too old and sad to play,"
said the boy.
"I want a boat that will 
take me far away from here.
Can you give me a boat?"
"Cut down my trunk
and make a boat," said the tree.
"Then you can sail away...
and be happy."
And so the boy cut down her trunk
and made a boat and sailed away.
And the tree was happy
... but not really.

And after a long time
the boy came back again.
"I am sorry, Boy,"
said the tree," but I have nothing
left to give you -
My apples are gone."
"My teeth are too weak
for apples," said the boy.
"My branches are gone,"
said the tree. " You
cannot swing on them - "
"I am too old to swing
on branches," said the boy.
"My trunk is gone, " said the tree.
"You cannot climb - "
"I am too tired to climb" said the boy.
"I am sorry," sighed the tree.
"I wish that I could give you something....
but I have nothing left. 
I am just an old stump.
I am sorry...."
"I don't need very much now," said the boy.
"just a quiet place to sit and rest.
I am very tired."
"Well," said the tree, straightening
herself up as much as she could,
"well, an old stump is good for sitting and resting
Come, Boy, sit down. Sit down and rest."
And the boy did. 
And the tree was happy.
The Giving Tree
By Sheldon Silverstein

Dear March, Come In!

Dear March, come in!
How glad I am!
I looked for you before.
Put down your hat-
You must have walked-
How out of breath you are!
Dear March, how are you?
And the rest?
Did you leave Nature well?
Oh, March, come right upstairs with me,
I have so much to tell!

I got your letter, and the bird's;
The maples never knew
That you were coming, I declare, 
How red their faces grew!
But, March, forgive me-
And all those hills
You left for me to hue;
There was no purple suitable,
You took it all with you.

Who knocks? That April!
Lock the door!
I will not be pursued!
He stayed away a year, to call
When I am occupied.
But trifles look so trivial
As soon as you have come,
That blame is just as dear as praise
And Praise as mere as blame.
  ~Emily Dickinson

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Thursday, January 14, 2010

Lovely 2010

A Little Peek Of What 2010 Has To Offer
I am So Ready!
And Excited...

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