Monday, September 28, 2009

Holiday Cards 2009

One of my favorite things about fall...cider & donuts!  It makes me happy just thinking about it :) Fall is here!  Even my girls are excited about fall...they got out the rakes & decided they wanted to make a pile of leaves to jump into yesterday.  They were all fired up for their "big" pile only to be disappointed when their pile was only as big as 3 sand pails  full:(  This was a "little" smaller than they expected. 

Now that fall is here, it is time to start thinking about holiday cards.  If you are interested in photographing outdoors there is not much time left.  Typically, the beautiful leaves are gone by the 2nd or 3rd week in October.  My weekend sessions are full, however, there is still room during the weekdays.  Give me a call to schedule your appointment!

If you mention this blog post you will receive 10% off your holiday card order :) 

Monday, September 21, 2009


Another fantastic senior session with oh so many beautiful images to choose from! Courtney was a blast to photograph...and let me tell you she can work the camera :) She would pose, I would snap, she would give me a little smile, I would snap...I felt like I was a photographer on America's Next Top Model...I loved it!! We spent the first part of Courtney's session at the studio playing with a variety of backgrounds and outfits.  And just for fun I asked her mom to make her laugh by saying something really silly...we captured some great expressions.  These types of candid images are some of my favorites.  The mom's usually love them too because it really seems to capture their daughters' natural spirit. 

Once we were finished in the studio, we headed outdoors.  We could not have asked for better weather!  Beautiful backlit sunshine on her hair, her sweet smile and I am camera ready then WHACK!  had to get that  mosquito before it got me.  Oh those crazy mosquitos!  We all suffer for the art!  Hopefully, Courtney came out of there relatively unharmed :)  

Here are a few...really this is only a few...I went a litte LOCO with the pictures...but man did I have fun... of my favorite images from Courtney's session!

I love this image :) I am so glad we decided to photograph with this cool yellow top. 

Thanks so much to Courtney & her mom for a fantastic day of photographing!  I am so excited for you to see all of the images from Courtney's session.  I will be in touch when they are on the web & ready to view!  Melissa