Sunday, September 23, 2007

This Mom Appreciates Portraits As Art

Today I photographed a session for a mom who truly appreciates portraits as an art form. The decor in her beautiful home is a testament to that. Beautiful, black and white portraits adorn her walls. We did both studio portraits and outdoor - she has the sweetest little sofa that we took out by the pond for some creative and fun portraits. But the question is, will Michelle remain true to black and white? Or will she decide she needs a bit more color on her walls? I can't wait to find out. Michelle - enjoy this sneak peak - your proofs will be ready soon.

And thank you for choosing me to photograph your sweet, sweet little girl.
(click on each portrait to see it bigger)

Saturday, September 22, 2007

Ballerina Portrait Mini Session Event -- Sept. 28-29 & Oct. 7

Don't miss out on the third annual
Ballerina Portrait Mini Session event

- a fund-raiser for the Academy of the Arts dance team. This event launched my photography career just a year ago, when I did this event as a Mom With A Camera. This year I'm a professional with a successful business - amazing what can happen in a year. Thank you to all of you who took part last year and helped to make this an amazing year for me.

This is a really fun event for me personally-- and the little girls who have been photographed in the past for this event have a great time and feel very special looking like pretty ballerinas and princesses. I've even seen a few mommies cry during their daughter's session!

We've got some beautiful new tutus -- 20+ of them! And several in our new "Fall Leaves" design (pictured above); and three renaissance princess dresses - gold in color in small, medium and large.

For more information about this can't-miss event, see the column at right.

Friday, September 14, 2007

Holiday Card Mini-Session Event

Many of you have asked about portraits for your holiday cards, so I will be having a mini-session event to help you with that.

Here's the scoop:

Dates: Sunday afternoon, Nov. 4 & Monday evening, Nov. 5
Place: My studio
Cost: $30 for the 20-minute mini-session; plus $50 for 25 cards; $95 for 50 cards; $140 for 75 cards; $185 for 100 cards.

Your proofs (about 5 to 7) will be ready about a week after your session. You will then need to tell me which proof you want me to use for your holiday cards -- 5x7 flat cards printed on high-quality paper, with envelopes. We offer a number of designs to choose from.

You will pay for your session and cards at your appointment (you may re-order more cards later if you need to). I will also create an online gallery for you so you may buy prints from your gallery at a discount (grandparents love getting portraits as Christmas gifts). You will need to choose the proof for your card by the Wednesday before Thanksgiving, Nov. 21. Your proof gallery will stay online until Dec. 1 to give you extra time to order other prints.

Sessions are limited. To book an appointment,
please send me email at

Sunday, September 9, 2007

Natural Beauty

Amanda came for senior portraits tonight. She is such a beautiful girl, and didn't have on a bit of make-up - no fair! She also seems to be as sweet and fun as they come. She wanted the outdoor portion of her session at a local sand volleyball place - what a fun and creative choice that really shows off her personality - the way senior portraits should be!

I hope you enjoy these, Amanda - choosing just a few for my blog was really hard! Look for your proofs later this week. Thank you for choosing me to document this important milestone in your life.

(Click on these photos to make them bigger).

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

No maternity portraits for Mommy!

Meet Jack, whose timing is a just a little bit off -- instead of coming to my studio last week for her maternity portraits (at 36 weeks), mom Sara was instead at the hospital, getting to know her hours-old baby boy. So much for maternity portraits! Sara and Jesse brought Jack tonight for his newborn session. I couldn't have asked for more - he slept the whole time, never got hungry, and didn't pee on my backdrop (a first for me!). Mom and Dad are obviously proud - and they should be -- he's a very cuddly little man.