Sunday, January 31, 2010

Jillian & John Michael : Engaged

Jillian and John Michael are an adorable couple I have the privilege of shooting this April. We met up a few weeks ago for their engagement session. Engagement sessions are complimentary with every wedding package, as a way for couples to get exposure in front of the camera and to chit-chat about wedding plans. Engagement sessions help to calm a couple down so that on their wedding day, they're more relaxed and have fun.
For Jillian and John Michael... they were amazingly relaxed, and we had a blast together. We started out at the north campus of Valdosta State University, and then moved to downtown Valdosta for some urban shots. I have a ton of favorites from their session, but here are a handful to share!

Saturday, January 23, 2010

A hard day at the office...

... or not. How about the complete opposite. How about having an awesome time with laughter and girl talk. This is what I've been doing all morning. I can't wait to keep going all afternoon!

Friday, January 8, 2010

George & Lauren are Married!

George and Lauren are a match made in heaven. They're incredibly adorable, have dated for EVER, and it was truly my honor to be their photographer. Lauren was calm on her wedding day morning, George was full of smiles, and their families were so excited to be joining one another. I told you... a match!
Get comfy. I'm sharing a lot of favorites. There are a ton. But I can do that. :)

I loved Lauren's bouquet. Simple, but beautiful.

I also loved the empty sanctuary. George and Lauren's families have been attending this church for many years, and their ceremony was an unbelievably moving worship service!

Seriously... George was so excited to get married!

George and Lauren chose to see one another before the ceremony. It was so sweet to see their first glimpse of each other on their Big Day!

A few portraits before the wedding

Again, the ceremony was amazing.

After a church reception, we headed over to Primrose Cottage for a fantastic party! If you're getting married in the Atlanta area, I cannot begin to rave enough about EVERYTHING that Primrose has to offer. The food was delish, the facility was beautiful, and the wedding coordinator was fan-frickin-tastic. She was a photographer's dream!

Love this!

Yes. The groom's "cake" was a chocolate fountain. With marshmallows. And graham crackers. And Nutter Butter cookies. And pretzels. And anything else that goes with a chocolate fountain. YUM!

George and Lauren, thank you so much for allowing me to document your wedding day. I feel honored to have witnessed your marriage, and I am confident that you will grow happy and old together. To the Kinsella and Newberry families, thank you for your hospitality. I feel like I gained an extended family!

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Monday, January 4, 2010

Just to let you know...

... there are a few spots open in the January Boudoir Marathon! On Sunday morning, January 24th, I've got a few spots open and would love it if you joined me for a session! See my post HERE for more information. The location has changed to Tallahassee, but Valdosta and Thomasville ladies can certainly make the short trip. I promise that it will be worth your while.
Because the date is quickly approaching, please e-mail me pronto to ensure that you can grab up the time slots. All boudoir albums will arrive in time for Valentine's Day, and would make a perfect gift for your special someone. Or, it would be perfect if you're getting hitched this spring or summer. Or, it would be perfect as a "Happy Wednesday" gift. Really... do you need a reason to show off your amazingness?! I think not!

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Betsy & Paul, Engaged

Betsy and Paul are the CUTEST couple. They're totally in love and compliment one another so well. We met up on Christmas Eve for their engagement session (yes, Christmas Eve)! It was FREEZING cold outside, but you can't even tell in these images. They made a good effort to keep each other warm. We met up at Valdosta State University's north campus, which provided a convenient location since Betsy worked on Christmas Eve at the hospital. :)
Here are my favorites from our session. It was difficult to narrow them down!

Saturday, January 2, 2010

New Portrait Collections

I'm so excited to announce the arrival of portrait collections. Each year as I update my pricing and policies, I also try to add something new to the mix. Last year, it was coffee-table albums. This year, it's portrait collections. See below for more details. This post also brings you a fantastic deal! If you book a session between now and January 15 to be completed before the end of April, you will receive 15% off any portrait collection. That's up to a $164 discount on session fees and product. Amazing! E-mail me with questions about available dates.

See How Fast I Grow: $560
- $640 value
- Maternity Session
- Newborn Session
- Two Sessions during baby’s first year (six months, twelve months)
- Set of 25 birth announcements
- 8x8 leather covered coffee-table album featuring images from each session
- $50 print/product credit for each session

A Year In the Life: $390
- $ 465 value
- Four 30-minute mini sessions
- 8x8 leather covered coffee-table album featuring images throughout the year
- $50 print/product credit for each session

Mother and Child: $350
- $410 value
- Maternity Session
- Newborn Session
- Set of 25 birth announcements
- 8x8 leather covered coffee-table album featuring images from each session
- $50 print/product credit for each session

Twice Is Nice: $195
- $ 230 value
- Two Sessions during the same calendar year
- $50 print/product credit for each session