Saturday, November 21, 2009

Meet Charlie

This blue-eyed handsome little man turned six months and we did a mini session to document that milestone. Mini sessions rock! Let me explain. Mini sessions are a 30 minute quick session of your child either on location or in your home. You will receive 10 fully edited images with a copyright release. $75 for one child or $100 for two*. You don't even have to wait for a photo disk to arrive in the mail because I will email you a link to instantly download your finished images.

(*more than two children or families are not eligible for mini sessions and must book a full one-hour session at the current rate)

Friday, November 20, 2009

My brain is fried

So I woke up this morning, packing my son's backpack for the day, realizing that I had accidentally dropped off his school library book off at the county library. Duh. I called the library thinking it would be an easy fix, right? Surely the book would be waiting there for me to pick up and return to its rightful owner. Not so. About four weeks for them to deliver it to the school they informed me. So that followed with a call to the school library, who informed me I would need to temporarily "pay" for the book until the county's library headquarters returned it to them. Blah, blah, blah..... Who knew so much red tape existed in the library system? Alas, the appropriate phone calls made, checks written out, personnel informed, and all is right in the world again. Whew. Being a mom is a lot work. All I can say it that my kindergartener better enjoy his book on "Tanks".

Can't just post a random story without a photo, so here ya go. A sneak peak at the Hoopes family.

p.s. The jelly shoes/senior photo is coming soon.....

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Jelly Shoes

Ok, so when I was a senior, I took my pictures in a studio with big plastic numbers '97' (don't do the math, please...), a floral tye-dyeish shirt and jelly shoes. I did mention it was 97, didn't I? Yes, high-heeded jelly shoes were in style. Indeed. How I would've loved to have senior pictures like these. Then again, I didn't have as much style as this girl. She knew how to work it. Me? I knew how to lean against the big plastic numbers gracefully in my jelly shoes and too-thick glamour makeup. Yucka. Maybe if everyone plays the good blogger and actually comments, I will post the aforementioned picture with jelly shoes. Til then, feast your eyes upon the gorgeous Michelle. I posted a bazillion photos from her session because I could just NOT choose which ones were blog worthy. These types of shoots are what makes being a photographer the best job ever. Pure fun.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Gift Certificates + A Beautiful Family

These guys were my first clients to receive and use a Clairissa Cooper Photography gift certificate! Yay! This is a fantastic way to think outside the box for your Christmas shopping this year and give someone you love the gift of a beautiful photography session. Something they can enjoy all year and beyond -- a gift of timeless art for their home. It's truly a gift that works for anyone and everyone. If you purchase a gift certificate by Dec. 15, I will ship for free!

Michelle Sneak Peak

I canNOT wait to post more from this session. Oh the loveliness, the style, the hotness exuding from this girl is almost too much to handle. More eye candy to follow.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Spoken like a true mother ...

Do they come any cuter than this? I think not.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Homan Family

Once again, trudging in the back alley of Buford. Geez, I love this place for pictures. I believe at one point of the shoot I was lying on the ground and ended up coming home with greasy stains and who knows what on my jeans. Oxy clean is heaven sent. Also works great for boogers on the wall. Yes, I have a five year old who has reached that fabulous boy stage of wiping his boogers on the wall. I so remember my brother doing that...