Spring Has Sprung!

 

Winter was a little slow, but things are picking up. Thank you, Spring! I’m happy the snow and frigid days are gone for now. I did several Mommy & Me mini sessions, a newborn session, and a wedding recently. Upcoming, I’ve got a 50th wedding anniversary party, senior pictures, family pictures, and several weddings. (And let’s not forget contract signings for other events!)

I hope you’ve all been making the most of each day, finding beauty within it, and sharing it with others! That’s why I do what I do, to capture beautiful moments for others and turn them into forever memories. 🙂

 

A Mother’s Love

I got the opportunity to work with a wonderful trio of ladies, a mother and her two grown daughters. Working with them reminded me that a mother’s love, worry, hope, and joy never fades, no matter how old her children gets. Her unconditional love begins during pregnancy and lasts for as long as she lives. I loved getting to witness their love for one another. It came through in every picture and those are my favorites. A picture without emotion is a mere piece of paper, no matter how flawless it may look. When the emotion within touches your soul, it’s beautiful beyond words.

The Busy Season Begins.

Winter was slow, but now that spring is upon us, things are picking up!!! I’m excited to see what this year has in store for me!!

This weekend, I’m doing a fashion show photo shoot at a six year old’s birthday party, an outdoor maternity session, and two wedding contract signings. This is just the beginning!!!

I’ll have a booth at the Farmer’s Market in our small town a few dates this year, hoping to get my name out there more. I have a feeling things are going to get even better for my little business. I’m looking forward to meeting many more wonderful people and creating lifelong memories for them. ❤

2017 was great!

As I sit here reflecting on 2017 and how my business and I have grown, I wanted to share some of the highlights of the past year.

I did my first weddings, newborn sessions – including my first Fresh 48 session, cake smash sessions, and other firsts. It truly was an amazing year. Thanks for being a part of It!

And now onto 2018! Here’s to another wonderful year, may it be even better than the last!! I hope to work with you and your family!

Oh Snap!

Time flies by so quickly, faster than many of us would like. To be able capture the precious moments of our lives so that we have a way to hold onto them is a gift, one I try to appreciate.

Many depend on me to give them a tangible way to preserve their memories and that is something we photographers should never take lightly. Once a moment is gone, it can never really be recaptured. So, we have to be ready and poised to get as many amazing moments on camera as we can.

It’s our job to give our clients wonderful memories. What we do is far more than just: sit, smile, and oh snap! It’s about more than just hours of editing, trying to perfect the images we took. It’s about more than lighting, props, and location. It’s about giving them an experience they will enjoy and then being able to look back at those moments for years to come.

Celebrating Love

 

Love is all around us, we just have to have our eyes open to see it. When we do see it, it is an amazing sight to behold. The love felt between these two was so obvious to anyone truly looking. It was my honor to be a part of their special day. Sharing in their laughter and celebrating their amazing love was a great gift.

You only have one day, one shot to really get things right when doing a wedding. If you mess up a family, newborn, or senior picture session, you can reschedule and do it again. With a wedding, if you mess up, there’s no going back. It’s a lot of pressure for any vendor. Pictures are a couple’s way of looking back on their big day and treasuring those memories for years to come. I don’t know if I did a perfect job, but I would like to think I did capture the joy and love felt that day.

My goal is to keep booking more and more photo shoots and weddings, also to keep practicing and learning, so that my skills will keep improving. No matter what, I do hope to keep providing a wonderful experience for my clients. I want them to look back on working with me and smile. What a photographer does is about so much more than taking good pictures. It is about giving them an amazing session, one they enjoyed, where the smiles and laughter aren’t forced, but natural. It is our job to make sure they leave the session feeling relaxed and happy. Here’s to your smiles today, so that they can be ones you’ll treasure for a lifetime.

Love Is In the Air!

 

I had two back to back weddings this month. Both couples were absolutely amazing. You could feel the love between them, in the way they treated and looked at one another. It was an honor to be a part of their special days.

Sometimes love seems fleeting, like people are constantly in and out of relationships. Sometimes it looks to others like true love isn’t real, like it’s just a fairy tale. There are couples that remind us that love isn’t an illusion, that it is real and can last a lifetime. 💞

Busy Season Has Come…

As fall approaches, many are gearing up to get their pictures done. From seniors in high school to engaged couples, busy picture season has begun.

I had work every single day last weekend, it was good. Summer wasn’t nearly as busy as I thought it would be, but now as it draws to a close, people are booking. 🙂

Here’s a few from last weekend’s sessions:

I got to work with great families, people that remind me why I love what I do. Getting to be a part of their lives in this way, capturing wonderful moments and creating forever memories for them is an amazing gift.

The Class of 2018 is Ready…

I just did my second class of 2018 session yesterday; it was so much fun working with Anthony and his mom.

This year’s seniors are ready to tackle the year ahead and have big plans for after graduation. 🙂 I’m excited to get to work with some of them, hear their plans for their futures, and get to know how the next generation thinks.

Here are a few from yesterday’s session:

Do you have a high school senior looking to get their pictures done? If you do and you live in the area, feel free to reach out to me so we can talk about what you’re looking for. Senior year is a big time in a young adult’s life and I’d love to be a part of it, so I can capture a few memories that you can treasure for a lifetime. 🙂

Happiness Displayed

Some think a good picture is when the lighting, posing, background, etc is “perfect”. I do like pictures that have those qualities, but I also like pictures that are candid, where maybe the lighting is a little off, the background isn’t ideal, etc, but the client is happy, being themselves. I am going to showcase a few images I took earlier this year that I think are good simply because the people were happy. 🙂