Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Valentines Day!

It's almost that special time of year! Well, one of those specials times of year anyhow - the time to celebrate the one that you love!  I have had several timid inquires about Boudoir Sessions, and I thought a blog post was in order to clear up some of the questions, and of course to unveil the Valentine's Day Special!

Let's start out with boudoir.  Boudoir Sessions have gotten a bad rap.  They are thought of in almost the same category as pornography in some circles, which is an insult to a type of art that has been around for a very long time!!  We're going to go over the basis of a typical Boudoir Session to get you on the right track. ;) 

Boudoir is most often done for one's significant other.  The photos are tasteful and classy. Some of the best boudoir images I have ever seen have had no nudity in them.  It is about capturing the beauty of the women no matter what she is wearing.  Many women choose to wear clothing that is special to the man in their life, or just favorite outfits of any type that make them feel gorgeous.  Theses sessions can be done anywhere, even outdoors, but are normally done in the client's home where they are the most comfortable.  The atmosphere surprisingly relaxed and comfortable, and they most often turn out to be a lot of fun.

While boudoir is the most popular Valentine's Session booked, there are also many other options!  It's a great time to do a couple's session that is totally unique to who you are, or to get photos done of your children - along with some wallets instead of the mass Valentine Cards you buy in the store.  And if your single on Valentines Day? No problem! I love best friend sessions!! It's a great time to document this fun, unattached time in your life!  If you want some updated photo's of your significant other, then a session would be a GREAT gift. You can book a session at the reduced V-Day rate and give it as a gift - via a pretty Valentine themed Gift Certificate of course!

And now that we have all of THAT covered......let's see the special!!

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Snowy Family Photos

If you've been following my blog, you know that I am officially on Christmas Vacation until January 3rd.  Seeing as how I spend a lot of my time going a hundred miles an hour, I relish the time when I don't have anything pressing to do.  So what does it take to pull me from vacation and time with my family?  A photo session with family, that is no where close to being work.  :)
My cousin is serving is the army in North Carolina, and doesn't get to come home to visit very often.  Seeing him is always a blessing, and taking photos of him and his family made it all the better.  It takes some awesome people to venture out in the cold and snow, but the photos we got were worth it! 
I thoroughly loved this session, probably because I love the people in it so much! Enjoy!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Christmas Vacation!

Tis' the season!!!! I will be taking off until January 3rd to spend the holidays with my family. :)  Keep an eye on the Facebook page as I will be updating it with fun photos, and probably weather photos of all this crazy  weather we have been getting!  For those that are expecting orders for Christmas, the lab (and my slightly obsessive UPS tracking habit) assures me that they are on their way, and I will be getting them out to you as soon as I receive them.
I look forward to all kinds of (good!) changes with the new year, and to capturing more memories. I hope all of you have a wonderful holiday season!
Merry Christmas!!!!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Just For Fun!

As much as I love taking that "perfect" photo for clients, I think I sometimes get so caught up in it that I forget how much fun my camera can be.  When we put up our tree a couple of weeks ago I got a quick reminder!  I was using slow shutters to make the lights on the tree sparkle in the photographs, and was reminded of a fun exercise that I had heard about but not gotten around to trying. Here is the result of this exercise + our Christmas Tree!

If you look close at this one you can see hearts and music notes. :)

And you can obviously see the cross in this one.

I would love to see some of your shots like this! Link us in the comments!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

I've Been Busy

The holiday season is upon us! I have been busy with card designing, processing, and tons of personal stuff.  It seems that when I get super busy, this poor blog is the one that gets neglected. So here I am, trying to make it up again.  FYI - one of my business goals for the new year is to keep up with my blog better.  Since this is only December, then that means I don't have to start pushing myself on that JUST yet..right? Nonetheless, I'm going to try. 

Since I've been preparing for Christmas for my family, I've been slacking on posting photos here.  I will be trying to catch up on that, but that is not the purpose of this blog.  This blog is actually geared toward my other photographer followers.

Since I have started my business I have participated in a nationwide holiday movement of photographers called Help Portrait.  I encourage you to google it and check it out, and do what you can to help.  It helps others and makes you feel good. The main date was actually December 4th, but I am naturally a bit behind this time of the year.  This can be done anytime, and is a really good way to use your talent to give back.

For my part, I will be doing portraits for three families this year. I urge you to get into the spirit of giving, and join me in making someone's dream of custom portraits a reality.  :)

Monday, November 15, 2010

Mindy and Justin!

Finally a blog post on these two!! I have been swamped the last month, and am finally catching up! This post is a mix of some wedding candids, and their Day After photos.  We had a blast with the Day After photos - gotta love a bride that will lay in a field in her wedding gown! :)

Here's some from the wedding day:

And now some from the Day After! :)

Monday, October 11, 2010

Halloween Mini-Sessions Have Arrived!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Be sure to contact and reserve your slot today!!