Thursday, July 29, 2010

Baby Story: Kaylie

Babies babies everywhere!! I love a newborn baby shoot. They are such unpredictable little creatures... the fate of the shoot is in their tiny hands :) Keeps me guessing and that is fun!

We had a few minutes to scoot outside before the sky opened up and rained buckets... I am glad we headed out! It has been so fun for me to get to know Kaylie's parents. We have a million friends in common and I just felt like we should have known each other long ago :)

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This sweet little dress Kaylie is in served as her going home outfit.

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Girlfriend liked getting pictures done all by herself.

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Mom and Dad already cramping her style ;)
She was totally fine with doing this shoot on her own.

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Green, pink and brown are in this year for baby girl rooms :)

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Hanging out in Dad's study...

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LOVE these next two.

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This was Allison's cradle when she was a baby...

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Kaylie and family: Thanks so much for letting me come into your home and document your new life together! I cannot wait to get you all back in front of the lens as Kaylie grows into a little lady :)

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Wedding Story: Courtney and Peter

It always makes me feel so good when we book a sibling of a former client. It shows me that we have done something right to have a family trust us twice to deliver a product; a product that they can trust and that really tells their wedding story.

Last March we shot Erica and Derek's wedding day and had such a good time with them and their family and friends. SUCH wonderful people. When Erica's sister Courtney contacted us about shooting there day I was so excited! What a sweet family!

The day was SUPER hot- temperatures hovering around 100 degrees, the heat index well above that. We spent very little time outside, as you can imagine!

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I love the broach Courtney's Mom let her borrow for her bouquet...

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The guys were troopers and spent about 10-15 minutes out in the heat.
I don't even think they broke a sweat :)

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I adore this.

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Post-kiss looks are the sweetest!
MARRIED!

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Sigh. Aren't they cute?!

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It's good to be "just married"!

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Courtney and her Dad shared a choreographed dance to a song that he sang the the girls when they were little. It was so fun and had everyone laughing.

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Peter and his Mom shared a sweet dance that had all the Mom's in the room sniffling :)

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Peter is a member of the Triangle Jazz Orchestra,
and they kept everyone moving all night long!

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Courtney, along with her family and friends, went strawberry picking.
Then they proceeded to make jam...
... enough jam to share with 200 people!

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Hey there's Derek and his aunt showing off their dance skills.
Derek's aunt Amanda directed both Courtney and Erica's weddings and she is SUPER GOOD at it. She can also do the "stanky leg".

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Erica catching a dance with her Dad :)

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Courtney and Peter's family and friends started their bubble exit early by making their last dance of the night extra dreamy and romantic...

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Courtney and Peter: Thank you so much for inviting us into your sweet wedding day! Courtney it was great being with your family again and Peter, your crowd was so fun to hang with as well. Your day was just so beautiful!

Monday, July 26, 2010

Business Story: Canvases!

One of my favorite products that we offer is the wrap canvas print. These prints just look STUNNING on your wall. They truly showcase the moment without any interruption or distraction. I am GIDDY when a client decides to order a canvas print, and as I look through images from a shoot I immediately know which ones would look epic on canvas.

I recently ordered a few more sample canvases to give people a better idea of what the canvas company offers. Canvases can be ordered in any size from 6x6 to over 60x100.

(image from Hank's newborn shoot in a 18x26)

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You can have the image wrap around the side (no ugly staples on the side!)...

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... Or if you don't want the image to wrap around, you can have a color wrap around the border (black seen here and on the following canvas)

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(image from Melissa and Nicky's wedding on a 15x24)

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