Wednesday, November 29, 2006

The Dragonfly

I had a great time creating a portrait for this handsome three month old baby boy. He’s a cute one. He’s a tough one too! Out of all of the photos that I took of him, he only smiled once. However, once I put away all of the lights, the light stands, the tripod, the reflectors and the camera, he starts to laugh and coo and goo. That little booger! Hahahaha Do you think it was on purpose? I personally think so especially after I did research on the dragonfly.

The Wikipia Encyclopedia says: Dragonflies do not normally bite or sting humans (though they will bite in order to escape, for example, if grasped by the abdomen).

When I look at this particular photo I see my cute little friend putting his fists up trying to defend himself from my camera. hahahaha But that’s okay, his mommy signed up for my Baby’s First Portraits program so I will be seeing him again even if he doesn’t want me too. hahahhahaha Yep, he’s got a whole years’ worth of visits from me. Lol

Have you had your portrait created today?


Monday, November 20, 2006

It's Tool Time!

I had the wonderful opportunity to photograph this mother and son.

The only thing that I can say is…look out mom because your son is going to be the hottie of the year for Memphis City Schools. hahahaha :-)

Seriously though, he was such a gentleman and I can see why mom wanted to have their memories captured in photographs. Thank you mom for giving me that opportunity. It was so much fun working with the two of you.

Have you had your portrait created today?


Friday, November 17, 2006

And I once thought it was too quiet!

Well, I thought that it was way too quiet lately. Then I start to get phone calls from prospective clients wanting sessions before Thanksgiving. It's going to be a blast doing some of these as this will be the first time that some of them have had a family session with the entire family. Will post pics later.

In the mean time I had the opprotunity to photograph a soon-to-be mom and her hubby. They were such an awesome couple to work with. I feel so honored that they have chosen me to follow their baby's milestones for the next year. It's going to be a girl so expect to see lots and lots of portriats of a cute baby girl here.

Have you had your portrait created today?


Friday, November 10, 2006

A Photographer's Own

I am so excited that I have finally gotten around to photographing my own children. It’s really sad that a photographer doesn’t have photos of her own children. I was pretty pleased considering the fact that I didn’t get around to doing it until late in the afternoon.

My two year old wasn’t as cooperative as I wanted him to be, but it’s because he hadn’t had his nap yet. But I was able to capture the usual expressions of my littlest man, the "You're being mean. You won't let me have my own way" look. hahahahahaha

My middle son reminds me so much of my brother. The goofy grin, the bushy eyebrows and the lover boy way of him wooing my affection are the spitting image of my little brother. He even has that wonderful outgoing personality just like my brother. My middle man is so much fun to watch and be around. :-)

My daughter wants very much to be Tyra Banks. I think she has potential, but I want to keep her a little girl. Being in that kind of industry makes you grow up too fast. So we’ll keep her grounded here at home.

So these are the photos that I think I will have sterling silver pieces created of. What do you think? Should I go back and try it again? I will more than likely try to get a photo with my littlest one smiling or at least looking happy. Maybe I'll do a retake and try not to make him upset. Just let him have his own way. Oh boy! What a concept! :-P

Have you had your portrait created today?


Thursday, November 09, 2006

Memphis Photographers Rock!

After a much too long hiatus, the Memphis Photographer’s group was finally able to get together again. We had such an awesome time. Being able to see our old buddies again all at one time. Being able to share portfolios, techniques, camera toys and just shooting the breeze was enough to make me more inspired with my photography. If you’re a photographer in the Memphis area come on over. The more the merrier!

Have you had your portrait created today?

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Photo Jewelry is Awesome!

I recently had the opportunity to offer my client a very beautiful piece of sterling silver jewelry. She chose to order the chunky circle pendant and have her new baby’s portrait placed on this piece of jewelry. This was my first time offering my client a sterling silver piece. Upon its arrival to my studio, I was almost brought to tears. Yes, I know that it’s just a piece of jewelry, but this piece was so beautiful. I have since been really encouraging my clients to purchase the sterling silver instead of the clay tiles. It’s absolutely beautiful. This sterling silver piece of jewelry can be passed on to children, grandchildren and any great-grandchildren!

As soon as I can get a great portrait of my children I will be ordering sterling silver pieces with each of their photos on it so that I can pass it on to them when they have their first child (Okay that thought just gave me the chills! I’m not quite sure I can handle the thought of being a grandma! lol).

Have you had your portrait created today?