Southern Family Tradition | Thanksgiving in Fairhope, AL | Southern Family Portrait Photographer

We had ourselves a self-proclaimed Garden and Gun Thanksgiving and I wanted to share the photos with you now that our Christmas card is out there.  I am very thankful for our family, their generosity, humility, and hospitality.  Our thanksgiving took us from GA to AL, FL, back to AL, and finally home in GA.  We fried our turkey, designed the sleeping arrangements around the dogs, sat outside a lot, shot guns, laughed, and told family stories…it was the holiday break dreams are made of!  I was thankful to hand off my camera to family members, and to be included in the photos and memories.  Here is a small taste of our Happy Thanksgiving, and southern traditions:

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The Joyners

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Our babies: Magnolia and Mason

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Cousin photo!  I had to include the dog photo bomb version, it was the most true to life.

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I planned outfits, packed extra jewelry, and in the end our card photo was as it should be, real.  By one of my favorite trees on the property, in exactly what we were wearing that day, and I think the genuine nature of this image is the most meaningful part.  What I year it has been, and alongside these guys life is good and true.  I am so thankful for my man and my fur babies, they make me smile

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#livewell, enough said.  If you know her, you know that she is joy abounding, and sweet as Magnolia.

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Charlie brown dog is not sure what to think off us, but he does a good job of tolerating us anyway.  He is our token spokesman, we are counting on him to always put forth a good first impression so that our other dogs can come along with us on our family vacations. 🙂

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Mason is my main man.  We coined the statement “Mason puts his own stamp on things” on this trip.  He rode the whole way to Pensacola with his head resting on the top of mine.  And yes, I let him.  He carries within his spirit the manners of my sweet Tess, and I love him for it.

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I love the above image.  They were in their element.

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I shot David’s gun for the first time on this trip!  The first time I shot it I said, @(#*%&  because of the kick, and later had a nice bruise.  But, I had fun and got my still targets…no flying clays for me! haha!

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As the sun went down things got a little chilly, but it was seasonably chilly, just enough to feel like fall.

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Sasha helped wrangle up the other dogs, and enjoyed some charred wood from the fire- the best kind.  I am pretty sure she also kept the squirrels at bay. 🙂

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Our fabulous host family in Fairhope, AL.  Thank you, thank you, thank you!

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Annie was born next door, do not let those pound puppy eyes fool you.  She is the sweetest thing, and spunky too!  She was the fastest K9 at the party.  I love the action shot below, she and Mason had a great time romping and playing together!

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Joyner/Sowell 2013 Fairhope, AL

Our motley crew.

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