I have known Anne Elise’s family since my children were little, as I became friends with her mother in North Augusta Mother’s Club. Her mother also taught our middle son for 3 years at First Baptist and they have always been so gracious to allow me to use a property they own for portraits. So, I have seen Anne Elise grow into a beautiful, talented young woman and loved the opportunity to take her senior portraits! We had so much fun going to all different locations all over town!! She is a fantastic dancer and has been touring this past year with an elite group of dancers! I wish her all the success for her upcoming year and know she is going to do great things with her life!!
Augusta, Ga Senior Photographer II Mary Beth

Augusta, Ga Senior Photographer II Mary Beth

Augusta, Ga Senior Photographer II Mary Beth

Augusta, Ga Senior Photographer II Mary Beth

Augusta, Ga Senior Photographer II Mary Beth

Oh the grocery store! I love being able to walk up and down the aisles and find inspiration for meals for my family. I love looking through my coupons and seeing if I can find the best deal in the store…. and then I wake up from my dream and realize that I barely have time to make my bed most days, let alone meander along in the grocery store.

Augusta GA Newborn Photographer | Click List | Mary Beth

Enter an amazing grocery store option… Kroger’s ClickList! It is so easy! I grocery shop online from what is available in-store (that includes meats and produce, too!); I confirm a time slot to receive my groceries and then pay! In some areas, you can get the food delivered, but I simply swing by the store, call the number and let them know what spot I am in and they bring the groceries to your car! They even accept coupons and adjust the total and if they don’t have an item you ordered in stock, they give you a substitute item (if you agree) and then give it to you for the same your original item was!

Augusta GA Newborn Photographer | Click List | Mary Beth

This has been life changing for you and I love that it helps me stick to my budget and I can “grocery shop” anytime I want! Plus, the first 3 times I ordered, it was free and then it is $4.95 after that! Well worth the price to avoid an hour in the store!

Augusta GA Newborn Photographer | Click List | Mary Beth

Augusta GA Newborn Photographer | Click List | Mary Beth

Find out more about how I am “Capturing Life’s Beautiful Moments” in my All Natural Light Studio and On Location as the Augusta GA Newborn Photographer and Augusta GA Family Photographer in the greater Augusta, GA area by visiting my website www.MaryBethsPhotography.com.

Gorgeous morning light for this maternity session! This couple is absolutely stunning and anxiously awaiting the arrival of their sweet baby!!
Augusta, Ga Newborn Photographer II Mary Beth

Augusta, Ga Newborn Photographer II Mary Beth

Augusta, Ga Newborn Photographer II Mary Beth

Augusta, Ga Newborn Photographer II Mary Beth

Aren’t we all looking for financial peace? Brett and I are always looking for ways to budget, save, budget, save and have fun. Sometimes I feel as though we are really good at sticking to our budget and other times I feel as though we are really good at having fun, but not really focusing on what our overall budget looks like. Sometimes that has to do with life taking over and the next thing you know there isn’t as much left in the bank account as expected. YIKES! I have been the overseer of our budget and I felt as though Brett and I needed to focus in together and get strategic together about our financial future – enter Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace.

 Augusta GA Newborn Photographer images of Dave Ramsey

Brett and I decided to sign up for an in-person course,which took place over 9 weeks for 1 1/2 hours each session. We could have chosen an on-line course, but decided to do the in-person course, as we felt it held us more accountable. The instructor who ran the class used this same Dave Ramsey system and got out of $55K of debt. Amazing!

 Augusta GA Newborn Photographer images of Dave Ramsey

Quite honestly, it felt more like a private class, because there were only 2 others in class. We loved how the class is based on a biblical perspective. I feel as though Brett and I are much more on the same page with our budget; we are talking more about our finances, making saving a bigger priority and looking at how we can help pay off our debt. It was amazing and really the best part for me is the knowledge we can pass along to our children for their future.

 Augusta GA Newborn Photographer images of Dave Ramsey

Find out more about how I am “Capturing Life’s Beautiful Moments” in my All Natural Light Studio and On Location as the Augusta GA Newborn Photographer and Augusta GA Family Photographer in the greater Augusta, GA area by visiting my website www.MaryBethsPhotography.com.

Are you ready to celebrate the 4th of July? We are in the Cooper house and can’t wait to celebrate with this delicious dessert, Gluten-Free Pound Cake with berries, whipped cream and yogurt. There really is nothing more sweet to me than a red, white and blue dessert on our American holidays and this year, 4th of July is really no exception.

I decided to test out a recipe with Brenna and her friend Madi for a gluten-free pound cake. I bought some berries, some whipped cream and some yogurt, all the ingredients needed for the gluten-free pound cake and we were off to the kitchen. As I have transitioned to a gluten-free lifestyle, due to swollen joints and just not feeling well after eating gluten, I have found that there is a lot of testing into what gluten-free recipes work and what pre-made products are good. I mean this is kind of like any other thing in life, but the gluten-free world has fewer options and sometimes products and recipes can be too bland or mealy tasting. Well, look no further for a tasty treat for this summer than what is listed below.

I have to say that cooking with Brenna is one of my favorite activities. I like watching her measure and taste and mix and enjoy cooking as much as I do; it is one of my favorite memories growing up with my Mom and Nana.  And to add sweet Madi into the mix was a cherry on top of this already fun moment! Brenna, Madi and I had a blast putting this recipe together.

And OH MY GOODNESS!! How tasty!! I would recommend getting your workout done before you eat this (or plan for a workout after – see butter and milk contents below), but it was worth every calorie consumed. When ate it up and brought some down to a neighbor friend who is also gluten-free. I have to say that I splurged and added both yogurt and whip cream to my dessert. Yummy!!

Find out more about how I am “Capturing Life’s Beautiful Moments” in my All Natural Light Studio and On Location as the Augusta GA Newborn Photographer and Augusta GA Family Photographer in the greater Augusta, GA area by visiting my website www.MaryBethsPhotography.com.