Thursday, November 6, 2008

Starr's Mill

One of the most known historic landmarks in Fayette County Georgia is Starr's Mill. It has graced the covers of countless magazines and is a popular attraction for families and photographers. Click here for photos taken last year (sans baby Jameson who slept through the entire photo shoot).

For readers who are unfamiliar with Starr's Mill, the property was part of the 1821 Land Lottery that was held at the State Capital in Milledgeville. John Askew, of Jasper Georgia, was the first to own Land Lot No. 129 in District 4 in Henry County, this became part of Fayette County in 1821. He sold the land to Hananiah Gillcoat. When Gillcoat died in 1825 the property was auctioned at public outcry on April 17, 1827. It changed owners several time through the years until it became a county park.

This year I met the Payne's on a picture perfect Sunday in an attempt to gather the family for a group photo. This was much more difficult than it first seemed. The boys were wild with excitement and Jameson wouldn't sit still for more than two seconds. I did my best. Here's a sampling.



6 comments:

Deb said...

So adorable! I particularly love Jamie's belly shot. Looks like you had a great day for photos. Nice job!

Jamie Payne said...

Thanks again mom! I know it's not easy to get a good shot of all of us. Next time drug Jameson so he stays put for more than 2 seconds:)

Mental P Mama said...

What sweet, sweet shots! And Jameson is just doing his job, you know;)

Roxanne Schwandt said...

I love the fun family laughing all piled on one-another. It shows a great deal of personality and makes the photo all that much more fun to look at and remember. Starr's Mill location is beautiful!

Starwoodgal said...

Sweet! ;)

Chere said...

Girl, get out your Photoshop Elements 7 and down load. They have a new feature that will merge heads from different pictures to make one great photo. Yes, I just purchased it from Wal-Mart. They say it is an easy feature. Try it!