Friday, October 30, 2009

Happy Halloween

Whether you're into ghosts, goblins, and scary stories or prefer candy, costumes, and fun this weekend... Happy Halloween! Here are a few halloween-inspired photos I've captured during the past month or so. Kinda freaky, kinda cool. :) Note that both of these spiders are true-to-scale, and I didn't zoom in at all. That spider really was that big. Yikes!

I've got FOUR sessions this weekend, so make sure to visit next week for image overload! I love the holiday season!

Thursday, October 29, 2009

6 years

Kelly and Philip have been married for six years. When we started talking about family portraits (seen HERE) Kelly asked if I could spend some time with just the two of them for portraits to celebrate their anniversary.
I've never seen a dad/husband more participatory in a photo session before. I think his good behavior was Kelly's request for a present. :) Whatever it took, it was worth it... because these images show fun, togetherness, and love!

Boudoir Marathon 3

I am so excited to be announcing my third marathon boudoir session! I'm in awe of the women who have allowed me in to the most private areas of their lives, and have given me the opporunity to make their significant others grin from ear to ear! Boudoir sessions are SO much more than sexy pictures for your partner. It's about boosting your self-esteem, showing off your inner & outer beauty, and celebrating what it means to be an amazing woman!
And, with this session not being for three months away, it should give you plenty of time for planning! I've never heard so many laughs or seen so many smiles in a session. It's truly an amazing experience! So, if you're interested in a boudoir session, make sure to take note of the information above and e-mail me with any questions.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

The Jones Family

This past Sunday, I met up with the Jones family for some fall portraits. We met at the north campus at Valdosta State University. I was so excited to see their autumn attire, and I fell in love with little A's overalls. Aren't they adorable?
Mom and dad were celebrating their 6th anniversary, so I took some couple portraits too. I'm saving those for their own post later this week, but for now here are some of my favorite family images.

Are you kidding me with this image?! I love it!

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Mini-Session: A Monkey and a Lamb

The costume part of Halloween was always the most exciting for me growing up. I can remember being Snow White, a bunch of purple grapes, a baby, a clown, and a handful of other things. With pillowcase in tow, my best friend and I would go through her neighborhood (her's was WAY bigger than mine) and we'd fill our pillowcases full of candy. Afterward, we'd spread out in her parent's formal dining room and go through our loot... often exchanging candy if I had something that she liked better and vice versa.
Gah, to be a kid again. :)
Last weekend I met a monkey and a lamb for costume pictures. Madison (the monkey) and Mckenzye (the lamb) were adorable. I love their costumes, and hope they get a lot of goodies on Saturday! Look at my favorites from our mini-session!

If you try really hard, you might be able to hear Madison saying "ee-ee-ee" in her best monkey voice. :)

Here are some details from the girls' costumes... a little tail, and a smiling face!

Ear-to-ear Grins

I don't think I've ever had so much fun at a session before.... and I've had a lot of fun sessions. Brison and Landon brought their game at yesterday's photo session. I had a grin from ear-to-ear the entire time. And, seriously, these are two of the cutest boys I've ever seen. Olivia, their mom, is lucky that I didn't take one of them home with me!
Brison and Landon's parents went to college with my husband and me, so it was great catching up with them on how life has been since we've become working adults. The family now lives about two hours away, so it was just by luck that we were able to schedule a session while they were in town.

This was the first shot that I took... I knew the rest were going to be awesome. :)

I can still hear Landon's giggles. :)
One might wonder if Brison and Landon are just that fun to be around, or if the company they kept was funny too. A lot of times with kids I show them their pictures that I take in my camera LCD screen. They always think it's neat, and usually it keeps their interest in allowing me to take more pictures. It didn't work this time. :) While running around the park, I told them I'd offer a self-portrait for them to see. Keeping my word, this was it. HA! No wonder they were laughing!

Lastly, a holiday card for mom and dad to see... adorable, and truly telling of their laughter and attitude toward life: holly and jolly.

Thanks, C Family, for braving the weather despite Saturday's rainy early morning. I can't wait for you to see the rest of your gallery!

Friday, October 16, 2009

Savannah, 9 months

I'm back with more sneak peek images from Savannah's 9 month session! She's grown so much since I first took pictures of her in February, and I was so excited to see how big she was! Here are some of my favorites from our session.

Savannah is going to be a ladybug for Halloween. Isn't she adorable? She wasn't so sure about the costume... but I had to include it! :)

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Are you a Good Witch or a Bad Witch?

I'm so excited to announce my first EVER Halloween mini-sessions! On Saturday, October 24th I will be offering 15 minute sessions to photograph your little (or big) ones in their Halloween costumes. Sessions will take place at the North Campus of Valdosta State University (across from SGMC). If you're interested in booking a session, please e-mail or call me. See the flyer below for more details!

And, just in case you need a little more prompting to schedule a session, take a look at Samuel from his session last year. Now tell me who can say no to a pumpkin this cute?!!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Cute Family!

I have just enough time to share two images from Sunday's portrait session! Savannah and her parents are a darling little family, and I went out to their home on Sunday to take both some family portraits, and some of just Miss Savannah. Here's a quick family share. I'll be back soon with more!

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Camera Strap Slipcover

Many blog readers, clients, and friends know that I not only have a lot for photography, but crafting as well. Anything artsy fartsy draws me in. I see something and then tell myself "I can make that." Usually, however, my crafting is done for other people. I don't have any of my own artwork hanging on my walls at home... I don't use any of my embellished kitchen towels... I don't have any kids to wear my personalized childrens' aprons. It's always for someone else.

Until now.

I'm so excited to show you my newest creation. It's a camera strap slipcover! It was such a fun project, and I can't wait to show it off at my sessions this fall. It's stylish but still comfy and functional. It definitely gets two thumbs up!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Atlanta Readers... I'm Coming To You This Weekend!

This weekend I'll be heading to Atlanta for an awesome marathon boudoir photo session. I'm super excited about it, and can't wait to give these girls some ROCKIN' pictures of themselves. While I'm there, I'm also looking for anyone who might be interested in having a photo session either Saturday or Sunday morning. With a paid session, I'll give you a $50 print credit!
E-mail me ASAP (since tomorrow is Friday) and we can chat about the details...