Goodbye 2013, Hello 2014!

I have been terrible at keeping up with the blog part of my business, and for that I apologize. With another little one on the way in March I doubt it’ll get much better 😉 HOWEVER! I wanted to write a post thanking all of my amazing clients for my most successful year to date – you guys make me so, so happy 🙂

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2013 brought my first Wedding as Lead Shooter and it was a blast (and very much a learning experience, so big big props to Emily & Mike for trusting me with your memories!). It also brought my first ever Newborn TWINS session, for a family friend, and I absolutely loved every minute of it.

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I had the great pleasure of shooting my sister’s Engagement photos as well, and I think they came out so well – I love her & my soon to be brother in law so much for asking me to photograph them!

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I had the honor or witnessing and recording so many sweet, genuine, loving, fun moments in the lives of my clients and for that I am truly, truly grateful.

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I have a couple of sessions lined up for January, and then I’ll be on Maternity ‘Hiatus’ for a couple of months to enjoy the new little one & our growing family – you can count on me being back & better than ever in the late Spring & early Summer! I hope you all have a fabulous New Year ❤

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…And I’m back!

Im back! Sorry for the absence – I’ve been gearing up for a very busy, very fun, June! First, I wanted to share a few photos from a session I did with the Sutton family right before I left for vacation to New Orleans. The weather did NOT cooperate, but that’s okay because we had fun with it anyway. I got to playing around with a photostrip action using a couple silly shots and ending with the final family shot.

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The next couple photos are the “kids” (teenagers and adults, really) and the shot of the three sisters together 🙂 I LOVED the coordinating leopard print accessories, such a fabulous idea!

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So the day after this shoot we flew to New Orleans, it was a hectic couple of days! Thankfully vacation was SO fun that the flights with a toddler didn’t seem so bad 😉 Here are a few photos from some of our New Orleans adventures.

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{Bike on Toulouse; French Quarter}

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{Live Oaks in City Park}

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{Lucy’s Retired Surfer Bar}

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Finished our last beautiful afternoon with an Abita at The Bulldog Bar in Uptown – highly highly recommend this place. Great food, fantastic atmosphere and obviously an awesome beer selection!

What do you think of the photostrip, yea or nay? Would you like to receive something like that from a session?

Springing into…Spring

Technically my favorite season is Fall, but I have to give Spring props for being pretty awesome too. When Spring arrives and it gets warmer, the snow stops falling and the Farmer’s Market starts back up it makes me want to run outside and kiss the ground. That sounds extreme but the sunshine makes me energetic and giddy like only it can after monthssssss of crappy, cold weather. Not to mention a very antsy toddler who is literally bouncing off the walls from being stuck inside too often 😉

To celebrate the upcoming change in seasons I’m running a giveaway that is pretty sweet. 1 Free Newborn Session and 1 Free Mini Family Session. Details and restrictions are listed on the rafflecopter widget on my Facebook Page (link below). I’ll also include some of my past Spring photos below. Enjoy & Good Luck!

http://bit.ly/ZQdYT6  (Giveaway Link)

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It’s Almost Time For…

Senior Photos! I get pretty excited about Spring and Summer for a lot of reasons, but I really enjoy Senior Sessions. I’ve had the great good luck to have worked with some awesome High School Seniors, and I can’t wait to get out again this year to document such an exciting time in their lives. You’re only young once and capturing all the fun things about that age is just a perk for me 🙂

Here are some samples of photos I’ve taken in the past:

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Who Doesn’t Love Dessert?

One of the first things I started photographing was food, specifically baked goods that I made. I have always loved baking, and when I was a teenager my Mom & Gramma taught me what they knew. Sometimes I still call my Mom for advice in the midst of baking something complicated or new, covered in flour and holding my daughter, sounding exasperated. At the end of the day though, it was (and still is, but don’t tell my husband this) my first true love. Then I discovered Photography and the two meshed so well together, it was fate.

My first attempts at food styling were, at best, sub-par; but I’ve had a lot of fun experimenting over the years. Below are some photos of my all time favorite desserts. What’s your favorite dessert?

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Cherry Cobbler

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Apple Pie

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Awww, Babies!

I figured for my first blog post I’d lure you in with a couple cute, cute babies. I mean, what’s cuter than a teeny tiny brand new baby? Maybe other versions of babies, like kittens or puppies, but still – there is pretty much nothing sweeter than a sleepy, squishy newborn. I’ve had the extreme good luck to photograph these two handsome guys in the past month or so, and I hope to book as many of these sessions as possible in the future. It melts your heart to see the love between parents and a new baby, not to mention how totally snugly they are. I absolutely love shooting these sessions since they tend to be quiet and, obviously, adorable.

Now onto what you’re REALLY here for – a couple of Sneak Peek photos of Jackson & Isaac.

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