Thursday, December 30, 2010

Thank you.

*Whenever I hear "thank you" I cue my mental song list to play Alanis Morrisette... anyone else?* But I digress. :)

My dearest clients,
Thank you so much for your trust in me.... trust to invite me into your family and to capture your memories. 2010 was a fabulous year, and I can't wait to see how 2011 unfolds!
Speaking of, bookings for 2011 sessions are officially available. I encourage everyone to consider having their portraits made this year. My husband and I actually had our portraits taken a few weeks ago for our Christmas cards, and it was sad to think that the last time we had pictures taken of us was five years before at our wedding. While it was funny being on the other side of the camera, it made me crave more pictures... and understand the importance of my job as a photographer.
Remember that I only take a limited number of sessions on each month due to my full-time job (and an actual life, which I'll be trying to engage in more this next year). I always try to save room for maternity and newborn sessions, but it's still a good idea to contact me about these sessions so we can pencil something in.
Again, to my clients of 2010. Thank you.

Sorry for the lack of posts over the past few weeks. With Christmas being in full swing, it was difficult to find time to post sneak peeks. Good news, however, is that everyone who needed pictures before Christmas has them, and all holiday cards were delivered! Now sharing can be done with less worry about making sure I don't give away surprises. :)

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Robin & Patty : Family Portraits

Robin and Patty are sisters, and over the Thanksgiving holiday while Patty and her family was in town, we got together for some portraits.
I don't want to share too much because I have a feeling some of their images are going to be Christmas presents, so I'll just share a couple. :) I don't want to give too much away.

Celebrating Adoption : Family Portraits

I've been a member of Celebrating Adoption for a few years, and I've had the pleasure of photographing a few families who fulfill the requirements of deserving a FREE photo session. The S Family fits the mold more than most -- they've not only adopted within the past year... they've adopted FOUR times in the past handful of years. They totally deserved this session, and I was so happy to provide them family portraits. What's more, they're going to be adopting again soon! Amazing!
Words can't describe how much fun our session was. Photographing four children between the ages of 4 and 7 was hard-work, but their love and laughter made it a wonderful experience for all of us. Here are some of my favorites from our session together!

Stalvey Family : Child Portraits

Be forewarned that adorable children are in this post.
Dressed alike.
In holiday outfits.
This post oozes cuteness.
For real.

Check out Mr. and Mrs. Stalvey's grandchildren. We had a lot of fun walking around their property and taking pictures. I loved how photogenic they all were! Here are some of my favorites!

Kala & Matt : Family Session

Kala and I are friends through the Valdosta Junior Woman's Club, and I was excited to have an opportunity to take some portraits for her, her husband, and her parents. We met out at Kala and Matt's house in Adel for a relaxed portrait session geared toward using images for their Christmas cards. I'm not sharing the final images they chose for their cards, but here are a few of my favorites from our session together! More images to come from an additional session with Matt's family. Stayed tuned to see them soon!