Stephanie and Jimmy are the most adorable couple ever. Frayed Edge had the honor of shooting their engagement session and during the short time we spent with them, it was clear that this couple is completely devoted to one another. They are both so comfortable and secure in their relationship, that it spilled over into their engagement shoot as well as their wedding day. Jimmy and Stephanie were married at the Smoky Mountain Mansion in Robbinsville, North Carolina, and despite the 102 degree temperatures in the mountains on June 30, (so unusual) this couple rocked it out big time and their guests seemed to love every minute of it. We had such a fabulous time and enjoyed sharing this special day with them both.
Many of you know I have finally taken the bull by the horns. I have joined the Greensboro Roller Derby. (GSORD) Since last March I have been intrigued by this group of women and the culture of Roller Derby. It took me a year to make the decision to become one. You may remember my first blog about watching them practice last year.
Since announcing this to friends and family I have come across mixed reactions. Some are supportive and excited, while others think I have lost my mind. Please note: The latter only makes me even more committed to doing this!
I have also come across some interesting questions. Let me share a few:
Question: Will you be skating in the upcoming bout on March 6th?
Answer: No, I have to learn some basic to advanced skating skills and pass an assessment in/around June before I will be allowed to join a team on the GSORD. Then I may or may not be invited to join one of the teams. Unfortunately, some girls may spend a very long time working to get onto a team. The teams within the GSORD are the Battleground Betties, Elm Street Nightmares, Gate City Roller Girls, and The Mad Dollies.
Question: Do you have a Roller Derby name yet?
Answer: I am working on coming up with a name. Names for Roller Derby are registered in a National Registry, so it is a good idea to wait until after we pass assessments and are on a team roster before we choose a name. The name is submitted to a National Board for approval. If it is too much like a name within the registry it will not be approved. I will wait patiently and keep a list of names I want to myself to prevent it from being taken when I am ready to submit my name. When I do come up with a name it will be catchy, creative, and fit my personality. If any of you want to email me some ideas of names, I would love it!! I am always open to suggestions!!!
Question: Why do Roller Girls dress the way they do?
Answer: It is a part of the unique culture of Derby. I am planning on doing a blog a month on my experiences as Fresh Meat (new member on the team) and I will address this question specifically in a later blog!
Question: When can I see your team skate?
Answer: March 6th is GSORD’s season opener and the Gate City Roller Girls will be up against a team from South Carolina (URGE). The bout will start at 6:30 (but you may want to get there earlier, sometimes the lines are very long and you may want to get tickets online here. Your ticket purchase will get you into the after party benefitting Often Awesome!
Below, I have included information on Sunday’s bout:
I Hope to see you there!
Recently Frayed Edge has had a blast spending time with this little one. This shoot was one where it was “all about her” and Emory seemed to be well aware of that. She would stare into the camera with those deep blue eyes of hers. Amazing.
Over the past few weeks, we’ve had the opportunity to document her birth as well as her mom’s maternity photos. Now you get a chance to see her at one month! She is turning into such a little beauty!!
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The following slide show documents Emory’s first moments in the world (Jan. 24th). It was a spiritual experience to witness and photograph. Frayed Edge blogged about her mother’s maternity portraits in an earlier post. You can view a few of those here. Both mother and daughter are so beautiful. Emory will be a month old tomorrow! Happy 1 month, Emory!
Valentine’s Weekend was the perfect time to photograph these parents to be!
John and Michelle came to Jamestown from Chapel Hill to have us take their maternity photos. We were honored that John’s brother and sister-in-law contracted Frayed Edge as a “shower” gift for the couple! What a cool idea: maternity photos as a shower gift!!!
The maternity shoot last month in Asheboro was the first time someone had given a maternity photo session with Frayed Edge as a shower gift. We consider that a huge compliment!
These are just a few of our favs from the shoot with this fabulous couple. We can’t wait to meet the new addition to their family soon!