on my way to this session i realized that i had lost my lucky bracelet that i have always had on my wrist at every photo session or wedding in the past 3 years. being a slightly superstitious person, it made me very nervous and i wondered if i was going to be cursed with bad photo mojo. as soon as this family pulled up, i completely forgot about my lost bracelet and proceeded to have one of my best sessions EVER, no bracelet necessary!
i love non-conservative families, being kind of a hippie chick myself. it melts me to see a beautiful baby girl against her daddy’s tattooed arm. this family just oozed happiness and love for one another… i think the french call it joie de vivre! they were such a delight.
her mommy found this amazing vintage radio flier scooter at a flea market and her daddy did the amazing line art! lucky girl!
seriously, i don’t think i’ve ever seen a baby that was *this* happy to be in front of the camera! she was amazing… anytime the camera lens pointed at her, she was overcome by the hugest smile ever.
I can’t believe it’s 2010 already! The past 10 years went by so quickly, it feels like it was just yesterday that we were all gonna party like it was 1999.
Reflecting back on 2009, I feel such intense gratitude. Truly, I am living “the dream” that I have been chasing for so long. Being a custom family photographer is the best (and only) job I could ever imagine doing. I sometimes cannot believe the amount of success that I’ve had in this past year. I pour my heart and soul into my work, and the fact that I am able to stay consistently busy just makes me feel validated and really, really thankful.
I really want to thank *ALL* of my clients. Thank you for inviting me into your lives, homes, and hearts to take on the important task of creating portraits of your family. I know the importance of these images, they are more than pieces of art gracing your walls, they are going to be handed down for generations. ”This is what I was like when I was little” your kids will tell THEIR kids and grandkids one day! The joy that exudes in those moments where we are all playing and frolicking will forever be preserved as YOUR family! That is your beautiful, joyous, loving family. What a wonderful way to be remembered! Thank you for trusting me to make the pictures fantastic even when I ask you to do silly things. Thank you for the amazing emails and sometimes tearful calls after you receive your galleries letting me know that you appreciate the work that I’ve done. The feeling that you’ve given ME is just as intense and amazing. Thank you for referring me to your friends and family, for thinking that highly of me as a professional as well as my photography.
I am so excited about this coming year! I have some plans that will benefit all of my clients. One thing that I am going to be working on in the new year is my service to you. My resolution is to give each client individualized time with me, not just during your sessions, but during the ordering process as well. The focus this past year was to build, build, build. This year, the focus is going to be on quality of service.
Another exciting thing that is in place is the work on my wedding photography business with Alicia Williams. We are called Love As Art, and are looking to book 6 weddings in 2010. We already have 3 and it’s only January! Weddings are intense and a lot of work on our end, but also extremely rewarding! It is a different avenue, and one that was at first very intimidating to me. I have since completely fallen in love with those falling in love
I wish everyone a joyful, healthy, and prosperous 2010!
My baby is about to be 2! Unbelievable. We had a fun little photo shoot with her horsey and a really cool 18th century child’s slip that I recently picked up.
It’s so hard to believe that these pictures were taken a few short days ago. The weather has changed a lot since then and we are all in sweaters with the heat kicked on, making that fresh heat smell. I love that smell. It’s like the coziness of fall. My amazing child photographer friend, Alicia, and I took our kids to the Cherry Place Farm in Rock Hill. Being photo mommies, we of course brought our cameras in tow. What a beautiful place! They have animals and even let you feed them, a very talkative donkey, a corn maze, a hayride that takes you to a pumpkin patch, a pumpkin hospital where you can adopt and paint your pumpkin, a big table filled with corn kernels and sifters that provides hours of entertainment for toddlers and younger kids. And tractors you could ride. And a rocking chair. The best thing about it is the owners are so lovely. If any parents are looking for something fun to do this fall, I could not recommend this more!
With her bff, Olivia. At least I want them to be BFF’s and I think Olivia’s mommy does too. Willow just needs to learn to be nicer and gentler to her friends.
Willow’s rockin her rain boots with doggies on them. She is obsessed with them and wanted to wear them to bed. I think the doggies have something to do with that.