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!