Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Trip... is 8 months old!

I can hardly believe that Trip is looking more like a little boy than a baby. We met up for a session before I left for vacation and I swear he gets cuter and cuter everytime I see him. I'm just lovin' his red, white, and blue color combination... nothing says summer better than that! If only he had a chunk of watermelon! :)

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Georgia Aquarium

Hey, ya'll! Some of you may have noticed no new posts for the past week or so. It's because I've been out of town on vacation! But now I'm back, and I've got a ton of pictures to share.
My husband and I took his grandmother to her family reunion up in Pennsylvania this week, and when we stopped in Atlanta to pick her up, we took advantage of the day off and went to the Georgia Aquarium. Words cannot describe how amazing this place is! We got there bright and early at 9:00 to avoid the rush of children, and it worked out great! We were able to walk slow and soak everything up. Here are a few of the 100+ images I took during our tour.

Stay tuned for the next day or two... I'll be sharing pictures of the family reunion soon! It took place in the middle of the mountains at a hunting lodge. Beeeeeau-ti-ful.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Sister, Sister

M & S came over to my house on Sunday afternoon for a cook-out... and somewhere between lighting the grill and eating, they got themselves involved in a mini-shoot in my backyard. :) I love it when this type of thing happens.

Monday, June 9, 2008

Contest Winners!

Last week, I got some great submissions for my blog contest about names for my wedding packages. I really wanted to use silly ones, but felt that potential clients might look over my photography skills and go with another photographer instead of purchasing the "Duct Tape" package.

Congratulations are in order for two people. I chose my ideas based on their suggestions. I did a little tweaking, but feel that my choices are fun and funky... kinda like me. :) What's even funnier is that they're both photographers themselves. (Somehow, it's always easier to help someone else in need instead of thinking of ideas for yourself!)

Which titles won?

- Crazy In Love (the word craze is relates to passion)
- Stuck On You
- Joined at the Hip (a synonym for inseparable)

Be looking for the new names to soon be gracing my wedding package listing! Keri and Heather, you each win a $10 giftcard to Brusters!

Sunday, June 8, 2008

Cody Russell

Little Cody was born this past Monday and I had the wonderful pleasure of taking his newborn portraits on Saturday! He was so cute and tiny... even premie clothes are too big for him!

Big brother Ryan was such a good helper! He even played a little in front of my camera too.

New Offerings... Storyboards!

I'm so excited to announce the arrival of my new favorite product... storyboards.
Think of them as collages, a way for you to display your favorite images in a new and fresh way. Storyboards can include text (like Miss Olivia's name and birthdate shown below) or with a favorite quote that seems to describe your image perfectly.
After your next session, be prepared view a few options for storyboards with your online gallery. You never know, one might be in your future. What's great about these is that you don't have to frame them... although you can. They also look great propped up on a shelf with an easel.

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Olivia is four weeks old!

Almost a whole month since my "niece" Olivia was born! Last weekend, I went over to take a few family-style portraits since the first time I went over there was just for her. :)

Sunday, June 1, 2008

Portrait Parties

How would you like to receive a FREE photo session and FREE prints? Click the photo below for information on my new Portrait Party offerings.
Portrait Parties are something I'm really psyched about doing... mini-sessions lasting 10-15 minutes long. So if you have a child who you know can't sit still for a traditional hour-long session, this may be your dream situation!

Birth Announcements

I wanted to share with you all my new birth announcement offerings. They're big and beautiful, measuring 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches. I used the new company for Olivia's birth announcements, shown below.
If you're pregnant, and are interested in a maternity or newborn session, please contact me at to put something down on the calendar. Maternity sessions are best if done between 32-36 weeks. Newborn sessions are best if done within the first two weeks.