Tuesday, May 25, 2010

One last hurrah...

I can't believe it. Another photography family leaving. I understand that life takes people places... but it stinks when you've been fortunate enough to be involved with them. Even if just by the other end of the camera lens.
The M Family have been faithful clients, and I've loved every minute of each session we've had, watching Miss K grow up to be a big girl. Here are some of my favorites from our session together... taking it right back to where it all began in December 2008 with their maternity session in downtown Valdosta.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

No Wonder I Love Him

My birthday was yesterday, and I was more than surprised to find a bouquet of sunflowers waiting for me when I arrived to work in the morning from my husband. I love sunflowers, and was so excited to display them throughout the day.... and then quickly go home to take pictures of them. :)

Saturday, May 15, 2010

And the winner is...

A huge thanks to all of the entries for the Mom and Me sessions. Thankfully, I wasn't responsible for choosing a winner, because everyone would have won in my book. Nope, it was all up to random.org, an unbiased website that is very popular among blogs for randomly choosing a number. Here are the results...

Melissa, you and your mom are welcome to choose your location and day of your session. I can't wait!

Monday, May 10, 2010

Mom & Me Mini-Sessions

I've been thinking for a while about doing something fun for Mother's Day. And, obviously, since it's passed... you know that I couldn't think of anything cool. Until today. The morning after. Hrmph.
At any rate... I'd love to give away a Mom & Me mini-session, a 30 minute on-location portrait session. To me, though, a Mom & Me mini-session probably isn't what you're thinking of (you're thinking of you and your child, right?) Nope, the Mom & Me mini-session I'm thinking of is of you and YOUR mom. As in two adult women.
This thought occurred to me when I realized this morning that the last picture that my mom and I have of ourselves is five years ago from my wedding... and the picture before that was during my sophomore year in high school. In other words -- way too long ago! :) In an effort to prevent that from occurring in your family, here it is... the Mom & Me mini-session!
In order to win this giveaway, you need to clear a few things off this list.

1. You have to be in (or willing to travel to) the Valdosta-ish area (-ish areas include places like Lake Park, Quitman, Lakeland, etc... anywhere within about a 30 minute drive).
2. You have to be available to complete this session by September 31, 2010.
3. You have to leave a comment here on my blog telling me why you and your mom are deserving of this.
4. You receive bonus points if you blog about this, Facebook about this, tell people in your Mommy group... anything else cool and fun that lets other people know about this giveaway. As a present to you for that, your name will be counted twice as long as you post here a comment providing a link with proof.

The Tiny Print: Winners will receive a free session, however prints and other products are not included. Winner must provide dates of availability to coordinate with Kelly's schedule. Submissions will be accepted through midnight on Thursday. The winner will be announced here on the blog on Friday by 6:00pm.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

I can't help it.

I did a session this afternoon, and I'm overwhelmed by cuteness. Usually, I do my best to hold off for a day or two, but I couldn't help myself. Alex & Ellie are beyond cute. Check it out. A bigger blog post will happen soon, but I can't help but share these two now for mom and dad.


A few weeks ago, Colten and I met up at VSU for some portraits. Okay... so, it wasn't just the two of us. His mom and dad came too. But he was definitely the star of the show!
I've been fortunate to have been photographing Colten since he was a newborn, and I'm amazed each time I see him how much he's grown. He's no longer a baby... very much now a "big boy".
Here are some of my favorites from our session together.

Jillian & John Michael : Married

Jillian and John Michael were a blast to photograph. Since initial e-mailing began around the holidays, Jillian and I were in sync about her vision for photography. Simple, elegant, and relaxed. I'm amazed that everything on their wedding day turned out to be exactly that! All of their family and friends did a wonderful job coming together for their Big Day!