Friday, February 27, 2009

Feature in this Month's Celebrate Gettysburg

A bit of a word search for you... if you can tell me how many times my name appears in this month's magazine, I'll give you a $25 gift certificate towards prints and products... email me with your entries!

This one is obvious in the "Photography by" line so I'll give this one to you!

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Got Pottery Barn?

I'm happy to be able to start offering these Inspire Guides after each session. If you flip through Pottery Barn catalog like I do and are in awe of the beautiful photographic wall galleries they put together, but overwhelmed at the thought of attempting one yourself, then this Inspire Guide will hopefully inspire you too.

I believe that a custom photographer should offer unique products and if you're truly after a unique look, then nothing more than combining the two with a beautiful wall display that's all your own really says what's important to you. A single 8x10 really is tiny on a huge wall! But... 6-12x12 canvases, for example, is finer than the finest art you can buy. And more personal too.

Here are just a few examples from the guide:


Sunday, February 22, 2009

Happy Sunday!

I am finishing this gallery from last weekend and about to start proofing a session I did with a really fun family on Saturday. Just wanted to share one last one of this sweet baby...betcha can't guess which one he is?

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Art for My Kitchen...

...compliments of my lovely cook whose cooking skills with plastic grapes and plastic carrots will amaze you.

I was totally inspired to do this by a wonderful photographer Lyndsay Stradner of Life in Motion Photography, Austin, TX (thank you Lyndsay for the nice words about my version!). My dining room and kitchen walls are bland and I like my artwork to be personal. Maddy has the most adorable kitchen already so I moved it from the basement up to the dining room because I liked the red walls against her kitchen (I hit the wall in the process coming up the steps but we won't tell the hubby, mmm kay?!!).

Then she turned around and did this when I asked her to give me a model pose.

... "come here and kiss the cook, why don't cha!" This might be one of my most favorite shots of her ever. I love how she makes each one of my photos so much more personal to me.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Sweet, Sweet Baby

Life is always suddenly so much sweeter when I have the opportunity to photograph a newborn baby and their family. Makes me appreciate those little things all over again. You might remember this beautiful couple from their earlier maternity session. Now, they go by "mom and dad" to their beautiful baby boy.

Can you tell they are smitten??!!

Love this shot so very much!

Babies know their moms. It's an amazing thing to watch. It's no surprise that he grinned here for her... so content.

And his spikey hairdo just kills me!!!

I have a hat obession, oh yes I do.

Friday, February 13, 2009

Modern Brag Books Now Available

How incredible are these? These are already a HUGE hit and I just finished up my sample today!

If you're looking for a sleek, classy way to display photos, whether you keep them in your purse or on your desk at work, or purchase some for relatives, this brag book is great way to showcase your favorite photographs from your session.

These are packaged in a sleek white organza drawstring bag to keep them clean. The Brag Book includes 10 photographs plus a cover, mounted to a plastic substrate and protected with a lustre finish coating. Please ask me to see my example or email me for more information!


I have been on a new product kick lately and excited to show you some of my new offerings.

For now,I'll start out with some photos I've been meaning to put up of the storyboards I offer mounted to styrene. There are two examples here of how I display them. The first is in my daughter's room above her bed. I just punched a hole through the styrene and hung with a ribbon and the second is simple enough, just lean them up against a shelf. What I like about these most is that you don't have to frame them this way if you don't want to but... since they are protected with a lustre finish, you could just frame them with a wooden frame, no glass and be done with it.
Simple enough. Just the way I like it.

Check back this weekend for more product photos I am excited to introduce... and a newborn baby session coming up on Sunday!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

The Other Side of the Camera

I always do these types of shots during sessions and am always secretly jealous that I don't have any of my own. I have a million photographs of Madeline but none really of me in them.... so I asked if I set up the shot, if someone (other than Rodney who doesn't have the patience to put up with my pickiness!) could take some for me with my camera. Good thing for me that Erica responded and now, I have some awesome photographs to keep forever.

I totally get the excitement now that moms must feel when they get to see their proofs. I absolutely love these photographs and will cherish them forever.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Gorgeous Day

... and gorgeous kids. I had this whole idea in mind for scarves and winter hats in an urban setting but as luck would have it, it was almost spring-like today. Almost. Ah well, I had a really good time today and I think I smiled the entire time at these two!