Happiness Shines!

April 1, 2013 in photography     1 comment

I had an awesome session last week with one of my favorite families! They are so easy to work with and super fun to be around!

I think you’d agree that their happiness shines through in the images!!

Grant Man!!

March 19, 2013 in photography     4 comments

I had a super fun mini session with Grant last week.

I haven’t shot him for about 6 years and it’s always a little shocking to compare the images side by side!

(November 2006)

(March 2013)

I added him to my GROWING UP GALLERY on facebook, if you haven’t already started following us on facebook, you should.

Cute stuff happens there!

Grant’s Dad, Troy, is the mastermind behind the gorgeous reclaimed wood frames at our store.

He goes to New Orleans to get the wood and then creates these unique masterpieces that everyone loves.

Come check them out at our store in Rosemary!

The Big Merger!

February 4, 2013 in family , photography     7 comments

I recently decided that instead of having two totally neglected blogs, I should try to have one mildly maintained blog.

A little Marla and Shane at work and a little Marla and Shane at home.

We are, afterall, Marla and Shane in both places!

So, Left on Amelia will remain a family and food blog, but now it will also have a little more photography action!


This past weekend I took a road trip with Brittany to Altanta.

We went to shop, eat, visit with friends, and of course load up on groceries.

The highlight of our weekend was meeting sweet Cassia for the first time!

Like Sonny, Cassia is a much loved, third born “bonus” baby!

When I was pregnant with Sonny, my friend Erin was my confidant and counselor. She was a few months ahead of me and she gave me honest accounts of how things were going with the new baby and the “big” kids. She didn’t try to sugarcoat over the tough stuff, but she also assured me that it was going to be wonderful. Going back to having a baby is hard and kinda scary at first, but Erin expressed my exact feelings this weekend when she looked over at Cassia, just sitting there being cute, and said to her, “I’m so glad you’re here.”

Yes, so glad.

You are loved sweet baby!