I know I still have a few sessions to blog from the last round of sneek peeks, but I am behind, again! Most people were shocked that I returned to work so quickly after having our fifth little one, but the truth is, the newborn stage is SO easy to incorporate into work. I would lay him down and I could work work work. But NOW is a different story. He is awake and needing attention and SO fun to play with, but he is also still waking this momma up at night (every 3 hours still like clockwork) which makes for one exhausted mom. So my "work time" gets cut a lot now. I am pulling late nights and editing as quickly as my kids allow. I had high hopes of bumping up my editing time sooner for clients, but it just isn't in the cards this week. Maybe next week I can be quicker?
And on with the shares. It has been a bit of a baby BOOM lately! Something in the water maybe? I couldn't be happier though! It's no secret little newborns are my favorite! :)
Back sharing more of these sweet babes soon! :)
HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY! I am happy to share something that I love with you today! It is no secret that I love shooting newborns! Sweet Kaiden was an absolute pleasure to photograph! I absolutely adore so many of his images! :) Here are some favorites from his session...
And a few outtakes! :)
Back with more newborn cuteness tomorrow! :)
I always know when I have this family on the books that it will be a super fun session! I know I say this every year, but I just love how they are able to just have fun and play and capture their lives as they are without worrying about super posed photos! It makes for lots of fun. And it captures their little man just as he is.
Thank you guys for a fun session! Back with more repeat families this week!
I adore this family! I grew up with most of them and they have all started their own families and it is wonderful to watch them just add onto the love! Most of the time when I hear about a photoshoot with a LARGE family with 9 adults and 7 kids, I would pass on it. But knowing this family, I knew it would be fun! Challenging, but fun! :) The kids goofed off a lot, which made for some fun photos and helped us all to forget how cold it actually was! :) Here are a few peeks at their session.
Thank you guys for a fun session! Lots more sessions coming up!
This blog has been a little quiet lately, but not for a lack of things to post! I have had a lot of exciting things going on! I thought I would share a few changes in store for 2014!
SHOPPING CART UPDATE!
Our shopping cart got an update! The design is overall the same, but it now works on ipads/tablets! I am pretty excited about that! :) I know for me, I am surfing on the ipad these days way more than my desktop!
UPDATED PRINT PRICES!
We have decided to NOT raise our prices for 2014! WOOHOO to that! We have decided to do away with the packages for this year as well. I had so many people love them and order them, but they got to be too hard to handle on the shopping cart and we were making so many substitutions to fit what you wanted that we decided there has to be a better way!
Instead of discount packages to give you more bang for your buck, we decided to switch to a early bird discount code! All sessions will have a discount code for their gallery release that will give you 25% off all orders within the first 7 days your gallery is live! This applies to prints, digital files, cards, and coffee table books! So order your heart out! Friends and family are welcome to use the code as well as long as it falls within that 7 day time window!
For the first time in what feels like FOREVER I am not pregnant! So this year I will re-introduce some travel sessions. We are looking at hitting the Boone, NC area in the spring and the Charleston SC area in June possibly. If you are intersted in having a session in one of those areas, please email me now to be the first to know when dates are released!
Did you see this post? I have had a few people volunteer for my dream sessions, but I still have a few I would love to see come to life! If you are intersted in a complimentary session and photo credit, email me today!
I have started blogging the huge list of sessions from 2013 that never made it to the blog yet! I still have so so many to put up! I will be finishing those up and posting VERY often from now on! :) So be sure to stop by and see what is new! I have missed sharing your sessions and QUICKLY after they happened, so look for that to happen this year! :)
And within the blog posts! You will find a new feature...
I can't promise it will be every Wednesday, but I have a fun series of wedding tips and some pretty wedding eye candy coming your way! :)
For now, I leave you with a few sneek peeks to come to the blog soon too!
And little Noah!
The Fleming Family...
Be back with full post tomorrow!
Sweet Lucy was born right after my little Finn! She did awesome for her photoshoot! I always love girly sessions because I have so many fun props to play with! Here are a few peeks at her photos!
Lucy is well loved by her big sister Maggie too!
Thank you guys for a wonderful session! I have lots more sweet newborns coming to the blog soon!
I am certain that I have the BEST 2014 wedding couples! Jordan and Michael were such a breeze to work with at their engagement session that I cannot wait until their wedding! They had great outfits, were totally in love and I really didn't have to do much of anything but follow them around and photograph them naturally! Here are some peeks at their session...
Thank you guys for being so awesome! I am looking forward to your wedding! :)
While I adore working with my babies and weddings, it is fun to sneek in something different every once in a while too! Catie's senior portraits were so fun to shoot! She is a beautiful young lady and I couldn't be more honored to capture this milestone in her life.
Good luck Catie as you start a new chapter in your life! I know you will do great!
HAPPY NEW YEAR!! Today I wanted to share a little ode to weddings of 2013.
I love shooting weddings. The past two years I have spent most of the busy wedding season on maternity leave. I am beyond anxious to get back to weddings in 2014! We already have so many awesome weddings on the calendar and I couldn't be more excited to shoot them! I have caught the wedding bug lately! I have some fun wedding blog posts planned to help inspire you brides-to-be, so keep an eye out! For now, I wanted to give a little shout out to 2013. We had a low key wedding season, but each wedding was stunning and perfect! Thanks for allowing us to capture your day!
If you are newly engaged or planning a wedding, contact us today about capturing your photos! :)
Every year I do this and every year it gets HARDER to pick! I guess that is a good sign. Again, a reminder, this is MY PERSONAL top 10 favorites. While I love every session, there are some shots that I nail that I just get so giddy about. These are this year's top picks!
THANK YOU to all my clients, fans, family and friends for another wonderful year! I can't wait to see what my favorite photos of 2014 will be! If you want to help me reach a few photographer's goals for the new year, be sure to check out the previous post.
Every year as I wind into the end of business, I start thinking about what I want to do the next year. It almost always happens as the crisp air creeps in for fall. This year it was even more so as I was on maternity leave for a good portion of the warmer time left. So, instead of dwelling on my lack of getting my creative energy out, I made some goals for next year. I am putting them out there because I need YOU to help make them come true! Here are a few shoots that were a part of my 2013 dreaming...
I love all that I am able to do, and I am very excited to shoot all the babies and weddings I have lined up for 2014! Here are a few additional things I would LOVE to add to the schedule! If you are interested in helping me make some of these dreams come true, shoot me an email and we can chat about a discounted session!
1. TWINS- newborn twins. If you or someone you know is expecting twins, please email me! I would LOVE to shoot twins! I am up for a good challenge! :) Newborns should be photographed in the first two weeks of life. Please only email if you have baby twins on the way, or they are just freshly born!
2. A low country wedding. I adore the low country (Charleston, Savannah, and surrounding areas). I would love to do a low country wedding among the moss covered trees. :) We shot one forever ago in Charleston and LOVED it. I am itching to do another! :)
3. Maternity Session in Beaufort, SC. I shot there a few years back and I would love to take a willing baby bump session there! (must be comfortable showing some skin!)
4. A newborn on the Blue Ridge Parkway. I have so many favorite spots I have used there now, that I would love to photograph my favorite little subject in them! If you are from the Boone, NC area and want newborn photos, let me know! *must be in the warmer months! Newborns must be 10days old or younger.
5. A newborn on the beach. Any beach. I have some fun ideas I would love to do! *again, must be in the warmer months! Newborns must be 10days old or younger!
6. A sunrise bridal or maternity session! I have a location I am DYING to use, but only sessions at sunrise are allowed. Up for an early session and a tiny bit of travel?
7. A mountain snow maternity session. Up for braving the snow and cold for a few AMAZING maternity portraits? I have a vision I would love to see come true! Must be willing to show some skin in these!
Thanks for allowing me to live my dream everyday! I look forward to adding a few of these dreams to the list this coming year!
I had meant to blog something on thanksgiving and time totally got away from me, but I wanted to hop on anyway a few days late and say how THANKFUL I am for my clients and my job. I never in a million years dreamed that my passion would turn into this. I started doing photos after shooting a friend's wedding and I have been madly in love with it ever since. I feel so very blessed to do what I do and share it with others.
Working from home while being a mom to 5 boys is really hard if I am honest with you. There are days when I question everything I do. It seems like I am always falling short on something, either with work or parenting or as a wife. Regardless of how much I try to balance my schedule. I have been told by others that I should just put my work on hold until my kids are a little older, but you know what? I CAN'T. My job is my passion, creativity and a lot of days my sanity. I think any mother can agree that sometimes you just need a few moments kid-free with something you love. Some moms snuggle up with a book or have a girl's night out with friends, but I find myself behind my camera or computer making my photos come to life. And it fills me up with so much joy. I truly love what I do. I love capturing tiny newborns, even if the session takes me 4 hours to shoot after waiting out a wide awake baby. I love shooting weddings, even if it pours down rain and I have a 20 minute time window to fit all the portraits into. I love capturing baby bumps on moms and making them see how beautiful that time in their life truly is. I love meeting families and watching them interact regardless of how hard I have to work for a photo of everyone looking happy. I love the way I feel when I nail a shot I had dreamed in my head. I love hearing what others think of their photos too. I can't imagine putting that part of my life on hold! So thank you to ALL of my clients for allowing me to balance my work with my family. I feel blessed to work with such patient and kind clients!
Here are a few sessions that are patiently awaiting sneek peeks!
The Williams Family...
The Fleming Family...
The Needham Family...
The Wilkie Family...
The "Routh" Family...
And sweet Mason...
I usually take a big break for the holiday season. And this year I will have a much slower paced calendar, but I am taking on sessions. If you need photos, I am still going to be around! Give me an email! I am looking forward to all that my calendar holds in 2014 already!
Everyone stuffed with turkey and ready to shop? If you are like me, I am shopping from the comfort of my home instead of tackling the crowds at the store! So, if you are in need of some photo gifts or just want a good deal, check out the black friday specials we have running! :) Happy Shopping!
and our always popular disk sale continues this year! :)
ALL DIGITAL FILES are going to be on sale from now until December 10, 2013.
ONE SESSION = $200
TWO SESSIONS= $300
THREE SESSIONS= $400
FOUR OR MORE SESSIONS=$500
No credits or discount codes will be accepted towards this offer. Tax and shipping are included. The price listed above is the full amount you need to pay. Please email me to let me know which session(s) you want and how you would like to pay (paypal or mail a check). Disc will be mailed to you within 2 weeks of purchase. This includes ANY session(regular session, weddings, baby year plans, etc). If you would like prints from a previous session or you want to but your digital files at the reduced price, Jump on it! :)
As always, email me if you have questions!