Monday, April 30, 2007

As promised...

Lola and I walked around Middleburg VA today with our teddybear and camera in tow.

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The first one is gonna be Lola's present to Daddy for father's day in a 30x15 canvas. We are so excited. Once the canvas comes in we'll post some pics. I'm still trying to find a pic for the BIG canvas. Stay Tuned.

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

I just finished 2 great sessions....

Last weekend I had 2 really great sessions. One was with Noah. The most adorable sweet little boy. I have a maternity session with Noah's mom in a few weeks because Noah is going to be a big brother! YEAH! Here are a few faves:

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Then there was Ryan. Where do I start with Ryan.... I could could have just ate him up. The biggest most beautiful eyes and the sweetest personality. Ryan's gonna be a big brother too. The whole family was a photogs dream. They couldn't take a bad picture if they tried. Here are some of my faves:

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I've had an idea. I really need to find bellies. Bellies for more artistic shoots (i.e., dramatic lighting, sitting in a field or meadow maybe in a really cool chair, silhouette, etc). Still tossing this one around but I may have some kind of "show me your belly" or "fresh bellies" campaign. I haven't figured out the logistics (i.e., discounts) etc....but hopefully when I have a moment (so many bookings....I LOVE IT) I can figure this one out. Because I really need to get my creative juices flowing on this one. The other trick is finding to-be moms willing to participate. Most want really traditional poses. I really need to stretch my creative muscles.

On another note I've been so busy shooting other kids I've planned some time to shoot Lola this weekend. My Saturday shoot rescheduled so I'm gonna take Lola out scouting for new locations. I'll post some of those as soon as I get a second.


Tuesday, April 17, 2007

My new website is up and running.

How do you like it?

I have decided to change the music on my website. Go against my original feelings where I just wanted music without words. Have you ever heard of Frances England. My daughter has had her album and loves it. Well I bought this new template for my site and her music was playing so I think I'm going to keep it. Her music fits perfectly with the feeling I want for my site and business. Still trying to decide. Thoughts are appreciated on this topic. Check out her site:

The whole album is awesome and she's from SF, back home in CA.

As for my photography I'm booked almost through June! I'm so excited this has taken off. I love my photography. My goal is to wrap up portfolio building by fall 2007. My new website is up and I am in the process of developing my marketing materials. I will post pics as I finish them up.

Being from CA I'm used to much milder weather. Weather that allows shooting outdoors nearly all year-long. Here in VA I've had to go indoors for 4-5 months almost. Which makes me think my next step will need to be to invest in studio equipment and possibly even a studio. Even if I decide to go in this direction my main focus will still be natural light/on location because I love it so much.