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How another year slipped by is beyond me… but it did, and here you are 3 years old today!!!!  Kenzie, I love you more and more each day & I just can’t thank God enough for picking me to be your mommy!!!  You’ve done a lot of learning and growing this year… but I’d say you’ve done a lot of teaching too (you just don’t know it ;)).  You have the BIGGEST heart & love & feel soo strongly.  You are a comedian and love to make people laugh (shoot, you love to make yourself laugh!!!).  You are as shy as shy can be… and I love it… I love that you like to take it all in before jumping into the action, I love that you love to people watch, I love that when you let people in you love them like they are the most important person in the world at that moment… because usually they are in that moment to you!!  I love that you love to dance, sing, make up silly songs, read, learn, teach your “kids”, love on your “babies”, and then just be… Kenzie I love you!!! Happy Birthday sweet girl!!!

Kendra Martin Photography | Greenville Photographer | Spartanburg PhotographerKendra Martin Photography is a Greenville Photographer & Spartanburg Photographer specializing in Wedding, Senior, and Lifestyle Photography.

  • July 3, 2015 - 1:47 PM

    Terri Martin - I am glad I get to be your Mimi!!!

So I totally realize that it’s the last day of the month & yep I’m waiting till today to post my 10 things about me for the month of June!!!!

1.  Y’all one of my favorite places to be is ON THE BEACH!!! I love love love love love love love love love love love the beach!!!!  But with that being said… I don’t love the ocean ;)!!!  I will stick my feet/ankles in the water but you better believe that I’d much prefer the sand, a beach chair, our awesome umbrella, a book, sunglasses (so people don’t realize I’m actually people watching… that’s for another 10 things!!), and a cold cheerwine… yep.. I LOVE THE BEACH!!!

2.  I was a nanny for a short time during college.  Really loved the family I worked for!!!!

3.  I am a fish fan!! (as in eating fish)

Kendra Martin Photography | Greenville Photographer | Spartanburg Photographer_0002We had these above photos taken back in March when we were visiting Wilmington.  It was a COLD COLD COLD evening, but we love the photos and can’t thank Trinity enough for the sweet photos that we now have scattered throughout our house!!

4.  One of my favorite places I’ve ever traveled to is Hopetown, Abaco Bahamas!! Y’all I love that island and I can’t wait to go back (anyone have the hookup on a place to stay there ;)).  After Gary & I visited the island while we were in Marsh Harbor for a missions trip the summer after I graduated HS we both said that it would be a dream to own a house down there.  Yep, still a dream.  Still need to go back there with him & take Kenzie too!!!

5.  I LOVE some FLORIDA GATORS FOOTBALL!!!!  My dad grew up in Gainesville and because his dad was a Chaplin for the team he found himself loving the Gators… he passed that love down to his girls because both Cara & I are Florida fans!!!!!

6.  I don’t do the grocery shopping… Gary does.  I do the meal planning & cooking, Gary takes my detailed grocery list and grabs what’s on it and then he does the dishes ;)!!  As much as I complain about meal planning on Sunday’s (because I always wait till the day of grocery shopping to do it and then I’m just stressed.. maybe one day I’ll do it before then)… but even though I tend to complain at times, I really actually love planning out what we are going to eat for the week & making our grocery list (in the order it’s all found in the store ;)… I’m not at all OCD)…

7.  Speaking of food… I love a good meal & dessert ;)!!! One of the things we love most about visiting new places is finding amazing places to eat!!!!!  And if we like the spot well enough we will totally visit it a few times while we are in town!!!!

Kendra Martin Photography | Greenville Photographer | Spartanburg Photographer_0001This is another photo that my friend Aubrey took of us a few days after Kenzie was born.  Speaking of which she turns 3 on Friday!! HOW IS THAT EVEN POSSIBLE?!!?!?!

8.  Ohhhhh sweet tea…. it runs through my veins!!! What I love so much about living in SC (as opposed to Texas) is that when you ask for tea here in the south it’s actually sweet, you don’t have to ask for “sweet tea”… in Texas you ask for sweet tea and they look at you like you’re crazy (unless you’re at chick-fil-a, McAllisters or texas road house) and then they say “well there is some sugar on the table you can make it sweet”… Ummmmmmmmmmmm THAT IS NOT SWEET TEA!!!!!!!!!!!  I should probably do a blog post on how to make proper sweet tea!!!  If that kind of post at all interests someone let me know and I’ll make it happen because I LIVE off of sweet tea so I make it a few times a week!!!

9.  I had so much fun designing Kenzie’s nursery and big girl room!!!! I even have had fun helping my sister with hers!!!!

10.  I’m NOT a huge hostess!!! Like it’s not my gifting… but I do love being able to shower those that I love with love so the few I’ve thrown in the past year have been a lot of fun and once all is said and done I love it when they start and I get to step back and see everyone mingling and loving on the person that’s being showered!!!

:) See y’all next month!!!!!!!!

Kendra Martin Photography is a Greenville Photographer & Spartanburg Photographer specializing in Wedding, Senior, and Lifestyle Photography.

I have been photographing the two oldest since 2011 & when Holly contacted me to photograph them again she told me that since we did their last session they’d had another kiddo!!  Y’all I was sooo excited to meet the littlest of the bunch!!!  I am soo soo glad that I had the chance to photograph these sweet kids again even if it was on a crazy weekend (I took these photos at the beginning of the month when I was back in Texas for my sisters session & baby shower!!!).

Kendra Martin Photography | Greenville Photographer | Spartanburg Photographer | LifestyleKendra Martin Photography | Greenville Photographer | Spartanburg Photographer | LifestyleI can’t believe how much these two have grown up since the last time I saw them!!!  It’s crazy to see how kids change but at the same time stay the same as they grow up and I love love love having the opportunity to document the changes & same fun personalities!!!!

Kendra Martin Photography | Greenville Photographer | Spartanburg Photographer | LifestyleKendra Martin Photography | Greenville Photographer | Spartanburg Photographer | LifestyleAnd this newest addition… Ohh my goodness he just melted my heart.  He is the sweetest and was so much fun (even the chasing him around was fun :) :) )!!!!

Kendra Martin Photography | Greenville Photographer | Spartanburg Photographer | LifestyleKendra Martin Photography | Greenville Photographer | Spartanburg Photographer | LifestyleKendra Martin Photography | Greenville Photographer | Spartanburg Photographer | LifestyleAren’t they adorable?!?!?!

Kendra Martin Photography | Greenville Photographer | Spartanburg Photographer | LifestyleKendra Martin Photography | Greenville Photographer | Spartanburg Photographer | LifestyleHolly loves being able to take the kids photos in their neighborhood and for this session we took photos in a spot we hadn’t used before and I am in love with the light that evening!!!

Kendra Martin Photography | Greenville Photographer | Spartanburg Photographer | LifestyleKendra Martin Photography | Greenville Photographer | Spartanburg Photographer | LifestyleThis girl makes me smile!!!Kendra Martin Photography | Greenville Photographer | Spartanburg Photographer | LifestyleKendra Martin Photography | Greenville Photographer | Spartanburg Photographer | LifestyleKendra Martin Photography | Greenville Photographer | Spartanburg Photographer | LifestyleBoys!!! I couldn’t stop them from exploring and I’m so glad I couldn’t because I love the below photo!!

Kendra Martin Photography | Greenville Photographer | Spartanburg Photographer | LifestyleOhhh these three are going to have sooo much fun as they grow up!!!!  Holly, thank you for wanting me to document your sweet kiddos again!!! They are precious and I always love my time with you guys!!!!  It’s soo much fun watching them grow up!!!!

Kendra Martin Photography | Greenville Photographer | Spartanburg Photographer | LifestyleKendra Martin Photography is a Greenville Photographer & Spartanburg Photographer specializing in Wedding Photography, Senior Photography, and Lifestyle Photography.

  • June 25, 2015 - 5:08 PM

    Sarah Schwartz - So sweet! Those shots on the quilt are just perfection!

This maternity session is crazy close to my heart & was such an honor to photograph!! In case you missed my post back in January… I am getting ready to be an aunt!!!!!  And an aunt to a little boy!! AHHH SOO STINKING EXCITED!!!!

A few months ago Cara asked me to send her the names of photographers where she lives since I now live in the Greenville/Spartanburg area.  Of course I sent her some of my favorites which also happen to be some of my dearest friends… but after her & David looked at them I got a text that said… “what if we flew you down here to take our maternity photos?”…. (AND LET ME SAY… I got the text not because she doesn’t love the photographers I sent it… it was because at the end of the day since I had Kenzie and my little sister dreamed of having her own baby she has said “I want you to be the one to take all of our family photos”)

Kendra Martin Photography | Greenville Photographer | Spartanburg Photographer | Maternity Photos

Kendra Martin Photography | Greenville Photographer | Spartanburg Photographer | Maternity PhotosWell how on earth do you say no to that?  ESPECIALLY if it’s your little sister and her first baby!!!!!  I totally jumped at the opportunity to head back to TX to photograph Cara & David & soon to be baby O!!!

Kendra Martin Photography | Greenville Photographer | Spartanburg Photographer | Maternity PhotosKendra Martin Photography | Greenville Photographer | Spartanburg Photographer | Maternity PhotosY’all I am in love with these photos… but ohh geeze, this session (and by that I need to give you a little back story)… Houston and surrounding areas had been hit HARD by rain prior to me heading down to take these photos… which mix rain, standing water for a long period of time, and gross heat… produces GIGANTIC MOSQUITO’S… like the size of small birds (I’m really NOT kidding)!!!  The light that morning was amazing… my sister looked amazing… David, well he’ll say he ALWAYS looks amazing… but y’all it was nasty hot, muggy, and from the time we stepped out of the car we were ambushed by these enormous mosquito’s…. THANK GOODNESS my friend Nathalie that tagged along to the session with us had bug spray in her car… because without it, well I don’t think we would have come out of this session in one piece!!!! So yes I can “ohh geeze” this session for days because it was one that I will NOT forget!!!!

Kendra Martin Photography | Greenville Photographer | Spartanburg Photographer | Maternity PhotosKendra Martin Photography | Greenville Photographer | Spartanburg Photographer | Maternity PhotosBut getting to photograph these two was a dream!! Yes, they were swatting away ginormous insects, but they sure were a lot of fun to photograph!!!!

Kendra Martin Photography | Greenville Photographer | Spartanburg Photographer | Maternity PhotosKendra Martin Photography | Greenville Photographer | Spartanburg Photographer | Maternity PhotosGood gravy I can’t wait to meet baby O!!!!!!

Kendra Martin Photography | Greenville Photographer | Spartanburg Photographer | Maternity Photos

Cara & David, thank y’all soo soo much for wanting me to be the one to photograph these photos for you… to document not only the love you have for one another, but the love you have for this sweet little one that I get to call my nephew!!! I love you guys soo soo much & I’m so stinking proud of you guys!!! Can’t wait to see y’all again in August AND meet baby O!!!!!

Kendra Martin Photography | Greenville Photographer | Spartanburg Photographer | Maternity PhotosKendra Martin Photography is a Greenville Photographer & Spartanburg Photographer specializing in Wedding Photography, Senior Photography, and Lifestyle Photography.

  • June 23, 2015 - 6:57 AM

    Dana Phelps Dawson - Beautiful, thank you for sharing.

  • June 23, 2015 - 10:30 AM

    Cara Martin-Kounlamith - I love you sissy! Thank you for always shooting amazing photos and being willing to do it!

  • June 23, 2015 - 11:12 AM

    Brittany Morris - Beautiful pictures and beautiful Cara!

  • June 23, 2015 - 12:45 PM

    Julie - So thrilled you get to do this for your little sister! I am looking forward to taking my new nephews photos next month. Such an honor! Beautiful photos, can see why she doesn’t want anyone else!

  • June 23, 2015 - 1:12 PM

    Stephanie Sulak - Beautiful pictures!!

  • June 23, 2015 - 1:24 PM

    Deanna Black Grindstaff - Love the pictures, Cara! Can’t wait to see the baby!

  • June 23, 2015 - 8:02 PM

    Erin Baer - Beautiful maternity session. Such a gorgeous mama.

  • June 23, 2015 - 9:00 PM

    Kim Hayes - These are really pretty!

  • June 23, 2015 - 11:06 PM

    Taneisha Harrison - Beautiful session and beautiful couple! :)

  • June 24, 2015 - 3:39 PM

    Kendra - :) thank you Julie!!!! Ohh have soo much fun capturing your new nephews!!!!!

  • June 24, 2015 - 7:23 PM

    Renee Leveille Bielby - Beautiful momma to be! :)

  • June 24, 2015 - 7:28 PM

    Sarah Schwartz - Such an intimate beautiful session!

  • June 24, 2015 - 8:52 PM

    Sandra W. Martin - I love these pictures. They are beautiful. Sooo lovely

  • June 25, 2015 - 1:03 AM

    Desiree Meehan - You did a beautiful job capturing the love and anticipation!!!

I met Fred on a Sunday evening, in downtown Spartanburg to take a few headshots for him.  He contacted me earlier in the spring because he was wanting a few professional photos.  We set the date, the location and of course as the day went on there was like a 80% chance of rain during the time we were planning on doing the session in Spartanburg.  Usually if it’s early enough AND I know it’s going to be clear earlier I can contact the client and see if they can meet me a tad earlier to avoid the rain… well I still did that with Fred, but he traveled up to Spartanburg from Clemson where he lives so there were all sorts of variables (GREENVILLE & interstate 85 traffic mainly) dictating if we’d actually get to meet a little earlier in hopes of avoiding rain!!

Kendra Martin Photography | Greenville Photographer | Spartanburg Photographer | HeadshotsThankfully Fred was already planning on arriving early!!!  So even though he hit an accident on 85 we still started well before our original session time and y’all it was such a fun session!!  I’m still finding it hard to believe that Fred had never been in front of the camera before because y’all he did awesome!!!!!!

Kendra Martin Photography | Greenville Photographer | Spartanburg Photographer | HeadshotsKendra Martin Photography | Greenville Photographer | Spartanburg Photographer | HeadshotsAs you can see we did a few photos with and without his glasses!! And I’m so glad we did!! I love all of them!!!

Kendra Martin Photography | Greenville Photographer | Spartanburg Photographer | HeadshotsKendra Martin Photography | Greenville Photographer | Spartanburg Photographer | HeadshotsI’m so glad he chose to wear blue because the blue totally made his eyes pop!!

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Kendra Martin Photography | Greenville Photographer | Spartanburg Photographer | HeadshotsFred definitely had me laughing the whole session! He kept telling me to make sure his professor hair was okay!! :) I have a feeling his students have a lot of fun in his classes!!!

Kendra Martin Photography | Greenville Photographer | Spartanburg Photographer | HeadshotsKendra Martin Photography | Greenville Photographer | Spartanburg Photographer | HeadshotsFred, thank you so much for wanting me to take these headshots for you!! It was such a fun Sunday evening!!

Kendra Martin Photography | Greenville Photographer | Spartanburg Photographer | HeadshotsKendra Martin Photography is a Greenville Photographer & Spartanburg Photographer specializing in Wedding Photography, Senior Photography, and Lifestyle Photography.

  • June 18, 2015 - 2:15 PM

    Dana Phelps Dawson - Very nice. Fred has a very nice smile. And I love his “professor hair”. Being a hairdresser, I’ve always liked long hair on guys if it’s groomed properly.

  • June 18, 2015 - 5:28 PM

    Kim Hayes - These look great! I like the one where he’s leaning on the red brick wall. Great photos.

  • June 18, 2015 - 5:42 PM

    Julie Livermore - Great headshots, he looks very relaxed and comforable in front of the camera!

  • June 18, 2015 - 9:04 PM

    Erin Baer - These are great. He looks so relaxed and genuine.

  • June 19, 2015 - 1:09 PM

    Sarah Schwartz - Fantastic! You captured so many different emotions and I love all the texture in the backdrops you chose.

  • June 19, 2015 - 1:19 PM

    Kendra - Thank you so much Sarah!!!

  • June 19, 2015 - 2:39 PM

    Taneisha Harrison - These are really great! He seems so relaxed. Very good work!!

  • June 22, 2015 - 10:55 AM

    Amanda - I love the backdrops you chose for these head shots! These look great!

  • June 22, 2015 - 12:05 PM

    Kendra - Thanks Amanda!!! :)

  • June 24, 2015 - 7:58 PM

    Renee Leveille Bielby - Very good!!! Love the color scheme too!

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