Saturday, December 26, 2009

Bowen Sneak Peak

Thursday, December 24, 2009


May your Christmas find you surrounded by those you love.

Baby's first Christmas :)

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Foggy beauty

I have to admit, I was a *tad* worried before this session. What had promised to be a beautiful day in the 60s turned out to be a severely overcast, majorly foggy, dreary, misty day in the 50s. Diffused light, a couple umbrellas and a good attitude made it all work out wonderfully. And I love that the ambiance of the day gave the pictures their own personality.

Friday, December 18, 2009


Still have a couple times available for Arizona sessions. Contact me ASAP if you are interested.

Wed, Dec 23, 2pm and 3:30pm(MB)
Sat, Dec 26, 2pm(JC) and 3:30pm(KS)
Thurs, Dec 31, 3pm(TK/AH)
Sat, Jan 2, 2pm and 3:30pm(SB)

Sessions are $200 for one hour and include up to four people (each additional person is $25) and a disk of 25-35 high-resolution images along with a copyright release to make prints at your leisure. Your session fee is due when we meet, at the time of the shoot. I'm not sure the next time I will be in Arizona, so book NOW! :)

Locations are TBD, but will definitely be in the East Valley (Mesa/Gilbert). I will contact you at least 24 hours in advance to let you know the location.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Lake Lanier Lights!

Family night at the Magical Night of Lights at Lake Lanier. Miles of beautiful, huge Christmas light displays and a fun, albeit overpriced carnival. A shout out to my son's bus driver. On the way home from school, he told her we were going there that evening and she handed him a $10 off coupon. Later, we realized it was only good for "county employees" and an ID was required. Let's just say a flash of the ol MBA school ID sufficed. And another shout out to the awesome family who handed us their roasting sticks and shared a huge bag of marshmallows with us so we could roast over the fire pits. And the craziest part was when we were all loaded on the Ferris wheel and I looked back and saw that all of the electrical cables were submerged underwater below us. I have to admit, I did think for one second about what it would be like getting electrocuted while riding a Ferris wheel and that maybe we would since karma knew we tried to pass off the school ID for a county ID. Thankfully, we survived. But someone really should make sure those cables get out of the water! Gotta love those shady rides with the equally shady workers. Good times!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Preview: The Couch

Had a lovely session with a beautiful young family yesterday, complete with fog and my favorite couch :) More to come...

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Burnette Family

It was coooold. Like 40s cold and we survived. By the end of the session, I think my finger froze to the shutter release button and I learned that I need to invest in some of those convertible mittens. You know the ones I'm talking about? Where the fingers tips can come out while the rest of the hand stays snuggly and warm. Yes, some of those, please, Santa? Hmmm....think I could use it as a business write off?

Oh, and looking for a great Christian preschool to send your 2 to 4 year old? This fine lady in the pictures below, her name is Connie and she is the fabulous director at the Sonflower Preschool over at the Buford Church of Christ. We've loved our four years there :)

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Burnette Family Sneak Peak

One of the great things about Georgia is that even in December, you can find places dripping with beautiful greenery. Love the South :)

The Happy Couple

The funny thing about these pics is that the last one in this series was taken a minute after their 4 year old daughter got hit in the head by a rock (thrown by brother) and ended up with a gashed, bloody head. We had the cut the session short and I said, "Wait! Just one more of the two of you." They got it together beautifully. You'd never know from the photos that they were in the midst of a possible ER visit-type injury... Phew.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Polaroid Love

Highlights from our recent family vacation to Orlando -- polaroid style.

Not like you guys really wanted to see 80 pictures from my family vacation, but I rarely post anything "non-DSLR" or personal on here, so I thought I'd fill the quota in one fell swoop :)

As you can probably guess from the photos, we visited Sea World - twice. You just can't beat the ticket deals (compared to some *other* parks there. uh hem.) The kiddos loved it and my four year old daughter said from the moment we got there, that we just had to find the seahorses. It took until half way through day 2 to find them. And once we did, she quickly ran to the tank and insisted we take a picture. When she saw the picture, she let out a high-pitched squeal that sounded something like "CUTE!" I can hardly blame her. After all, seahorses are awesome.