Monday, December 28, 2009

Becky: Class of 2010

In November, I was up in Atlanta for Thanksgiving and had an opportunity to shoot Becky's senior portraits. Becky and I have known one another for a while (almost 10 years, in fact)... she happens to be my sister-in-law. :) I was so excited when she finally got old enough to graduate, because I knew she'd come calling for portraits. We had a blast walking around downtown Stone Mountain together. Here are some of my favorites from our session together.

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Anna Grace

Anna Grace was my first client ever. Actually, her parents were my first client ever... my first time photographing anyone was her mom's maternity session. In 2010, Anna Grace will turn four. I'm amazed at the awesome opportunity I've had to watch her grow into a delightful little girl. Her southern drawl had me giggling the entire session as we walked up and down the rows of Christmas trees at Hambrick's Tree Farm in Hahira. Dressed like Santa, we had a wonderful time taking pictures for her family's Christmas card. With Christmas over, it's safe to hope that everyone has received the card... so I'm able to share her images on here.


Every time I see a newborn, they become the most beautiful baby I've ever seen. Parents always laugh and say "I bet you say that to every one." The truth is, I do. It's because it is. :)
Dillon is the second grandchild born into the Burgess family that I've photographed. I consider myself lucky to be their exclusive photographer. Hahaha. Here are some of my favorite images from Dillon's newborn session. As just 4 days old, Dillon was the youngest baby I've ever photographed.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Giving is Awesome WINNER!

I am soooooooooo excited to announce the 2009 winner of the Giving is Awesome contest. If you're new to my blog and have no idea what Giving is Awesome is, head over to THIS post for more details.
I was overwhelmed by the responses this year, and I'm beyond excited to share with you the winner. One of the nominations came from Beth Baker. Her entry tugged my heart strings from the first sentence. I'm thrilled to announce that her nominee, Carolyn Dow, is the winner! Carolyn, congratulations and an early Merry Christmas to you. Beth, this also entitles you to some goodies! :) E-mail me, and we'll talk!

Friday, December 18, 2009

Jannett Family

I always love photographing families and finding out what makes them sync... what makes them laugh... what makes them unique to themselves. The Jannett Family was awesome. Our session from start to finish was 34 minutes, and I was blown away at how many images I was able to get. I was amazed that a 6 year old and a 4 year old could cooperate the way D and A cooperated. It's like they were sworn candy or staying up late as a bribe for good behavior. :) Whatever it took, it worked. It also might have helped that a crazy photographer kept making silly faces or had mom and dad stand behind her to make strange faces.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Colten is 11 months!

Actually... he's almost one. But at this session last month, he was still a baby. :) After next weekend, he'll be a big boy. Hard to believe, right? Our session almost didn't happen, though. It had to be re-scheduled a few times due to weather. And on the day of the session, we almost had to cancel again. It was dark and rainy... not something that a natural light, on-location photographer enjoys. At the last minute, Colten's mom thought to use her business's lobby for our session, and it turned out to be wonderful!
I love spending time with clients who purchase my baby plan. I love nothing more than hanging out with them, playing silly games, and hearing little baby laughs. (I also like being able to give them back to their parents when we're done... haha!) Here are some of my favorites from Colten's session.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Dear Bloggers,

Hi. My name is Kelly, and I used to post images here of my rockin' portrait and wedding sessions. Thanks to spam mail, I unluckily received an awesome gift... in the form of my computer crashing. Merry Christmas to me. I do have a few things to be thankful for, however. (1) My images are all okay. (2) My husband is a computer rockstar. (3) I hope to get my computer back soon.
Just because I haven't been able to post anything, doesn't mean that I've been staring at the ceiling or picking my nose for the past few weeks bored out of my mind. Actually, it's anything BUT that. I still need to share with you images that I quickly shared about in
THIS post, still need to share my favorites from Colten's session referenced in THIS post, still need to share with you baby Dillon's arrival, still need to share about the most fun maternity session I did in Atlanta... right before photographing Lauren and George's wedding this past Sunday. Not to mention the fact that in the next month I'll be shooting two engagement sessions and a boudoir marathon.
So, yeah, I've been a tad busy. Did I mention that I also work full time, have a husband, and a rockin' sewing
store on Etsy?

Thank you for your patience. As I get client Christmas orders together, deliver holiday cards, and send quick e-mails... know that I appreciate each and every one of you.

ANNNNNNNNNNNNND, do you remember THIS post about Giving is Awesome 2009? All submissions are in and I'm reading over the responses. I'll be announcing a winner next week on the 22nd!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Down for the count.

I feel terrible that I haven't shared pictures in a bit. It's not because there isn't anything going on here at The Bond Between Us. It's because my computer... with all my editing software... is currently sick. Thankfully, my images are safe and sound. But my desktop is sick. So no sharing. :(

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Gentry is ready for the Holidays

After the Barton family session (posted below) Gentry and her mom stopped by the Hambrick Tree farm for her holiday session. Decked out in the CUTEST holiday outfit, Gentry played hide-and-go-seek with me all through the rows of trees. To see these pictures two weeks later, I can still hear her giggles as she caught me sneak around the corner to find her!
Here are some of my favorite images from her session. I can't wait to see what her family christmas card looks like this year!

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Here's what is coming soon...

Thanksgiving was filled not only with fun times with family, but tons of portrait sessions too! Here's what will be coming up on my blog in the near future.

The Jannett Family
Becky's Senior Portraits
The DeWitt Children

Madeline is 8 months!

Madeline turned 8 months a few weeks ago... but we'll pretend it was right on the money for our portrait session. Madeline is one of my baby plan clients, so I get to see her adorable face four times out of the year! Next up will be her 12 month session... yikes!
We incorporated Hambrick's Tree Farm into our session since the holidays are upon us. I took pictures of the whole family too, but I'll keep them a secret in case you're on their holiday card list. :) Here are a few of my favorites from our mini-session together!

I have to include this one of Madeline's big sister, Emma. It was difficult for her not to steal the show from Madeline. Their parents sure do have beautiful genes! :)

Saturday, November 28, 2009

I'm thankful for my clients.

What are you thankful for this year? Among friends and family, I need to include my awesome clients who have made 2009 amazing!
Which got me thinking. Stores offer after-Thanksgiving sales for the whole weekend, right? Why should I limit the savings to you for only Black Friday?! I'm going to extend the accordion albums below through Sunday at midnight. You know... because I'm thankful for you!
If you're intersted, see the post below, paypal me the money, and I'll get in touch with you next week about details.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Black Friday Sale!

I'm SUPER thrilled to introduce a new product that I will begin offering officially in 2010. However, since Black Friday is so awesome for shopping at stores around the town, I thought I'd offer a little sneak preview! This Friday only, from 4:00am - 12:00noon take advantage of my Black Friday opportunity!
Accordion Albums are wallet-sized and perfect for storing in your bag to show off your favorite session images (up to 13, to be exact)! Available in sets of two or three, they can even be that extra little something for Christmas this year! What grandparent wouldn't want THAT for the holidays? Or mom... or dad? Accordion albums also have an awesome feature of a magnetic closure, so there's no worries about getting it damaged in your purse!

Don't they look awesome?!!!
So. Between 4:00am and 12:00noon, if you're interested in having your own set of accordion albums, you'll need to pay me through paypal. A set of two albums is $30. A set of three albums is $45. My paypal address is Only payments made between 4:00am - 12:00noon will be accepted for this awesome deal! Get a start on your holiday shopping right here at The Bond Between Us Photography. I guarantee your recipient will LOVE it!

Special Note: Your image selections don't have to be decided upon at time of ordering. Next week I will send an e-mail to everyone who made a purchase with detailed information.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

A weekend of portraits!

While preparing for Thanksgiving, I haven't had a chance to fully edit any session images from this past weekend. My camera was insanely busy taking pictures, and I'm loving what I've seen so far. I promise to come back next week and show off more of each, but I wanted to quickly post a favorite from each session.


Be sure to come back to my blog later this week... I'm going to be having a Black Friday sale!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Giving Is Awesome... 2009!

Last year (in this post) I mentioned an amazing opportunity that photographers across the world started in order that they might give back to their communities. The 2008 version of Giving is Awesome gave over $565,000 worth of custom photography to families across the globe. Can you believe it?! This year, their goal is to reach even more people.
I am definitely getting involved again! Last year's session gift was humbling for me as a photographer, and being able to give back like that is awesome!

Here is how it works -
You know someone. You know someone who’s experienced a tragedy or illness, is struggling to stay afloat, is raising kids while holding down more than one job, or is volunteering selflessly despite extenuating personal circumstances. You know someone might not be thinking of themselves, but who would cherish the moment this holiday season. You know someone who deserves a year-round reminder of their family’s spirit, love, and beauty.
You know someone. I guarantee it.

I want to know who they are, and I want to give them the chance to experience complimentary custom photography – $450 worth, to be exact. The winner will receive a portriat session, a CD of all edited digital files to fully decorate their home and be able to share with friends and family, and a 20-paged 5x7 custom album featuring images from their session. It’s in your power to give them the artwork they deserve this holiday season!!
Oh, and the best part? The person who nominates the winner receives a FREE portrait session too (prints are not included)! What better reason to show some love could there possibly be, people?

The rules -
* You cannot nominate yourself, and the person nominated must sincerely be worthy of this gift. (Being unable to make mortgage payments for a two-million-dollar-vacation-home in Paris does not qualify as sincere financial need.)
* The nominee must reside in the Valdosta area. Tell me who you know, what they’re experiencing, and why they deserve my artwork. Please include a way to contact both your nominee and yourself as well.
* You must e-mail me the full story : The deadline for submitting entries will be midnight on December 15th, with the winner being announced on December 22nd. Get nominating... I can’t wait to read all of your entries!

Monday, November 16, 2009

Can boys be beautiful?

I'm not sure if it's an appropriate description for a boy. But, if they can be... these two are! I met up with the N family on Sunday afternoon. We wandered around their grandparent's land and had a bunch of fun. Here are some of my favorites from our session together!

And one last image... because it makes me smile, and because I swore I'd put it on my blog, and because it encapsulates what it means to be a boy!