It's been quite awhile since I've taken time to post a blog entry but now is the perfect opportunity to change that. In honor of the holiday weekend, I wanted to share some sneaks of my Fourth of July Mini set. This set will be offered next year as a mini session special for those interested. Along with the sneaks, I wanted to share some quotes and sayings that I personally love during the Independence Day holiday.
"One flag, one land. One heart, one hand. One nation evermore." -Oliver Kolmes
Land of the free, home of the brave.
"May we think of freedom not as the right to do as we please, but as the opportunity to do what is right." -Peter Marshall
Appreciate all of the love and support, couldn't continue this dream without it. Thank you!!
Also, kudos to my beautiful model.. even if I might be a tad biased. Have a safe and wonderful weekend!
Three years ago I had the opportunity of photographing a beautiful and expectant mother. Now, that mother is celebrating her youngest's birthday. I am so excited they chose me to capture this sweet girl's birthday session and hope to work with them in the future. Enjoy some of the shots from our time together.
Our morning started out windy and with a not so cooperative little three year old. We made the most of it to start, allowing her stuffed animal to be in some of the photographs. Before long, she was all grins and giggles saying she was going to give me ice cream. I saw the idea of a hot air balloon prop on Pinterest and thought it would be perfect for a birthday session. I absolutely loved putting together the prop and plan to hold a mini session dedicated to it in the future. Hoping the family thought it was as cute as I did!
One thing that stood out to me during this session was how happy and carefree this little girl is, an absolute joy to photograph. Take notice of her fancy jewelry she HAD to have on for her photo shoot, too. Talk about stylish! :) I'm so glad she warmed up, despite the chill in the air, and allowed me to capture her beautiful blues. The image below was my first attempt at a birthday annoucement, I am pretty pleased with how it turned out and she was excited that she got to keep it.
Happy third birthday, Jordan!
"Though she be but little, she is fierce." - William Shakespeare
This year I offered a new session opportunity in preparation for Mother's Day, Mommy & Me sessions. When I received an email from a new client inquiring about this session, there are no words to explain my giddyness. For one, there is no greater love than the love between a mother and her child. And for two, new clients mean new faces, new opportunities and new inspiration.
What more could a photographer ask for?
Upon arriving to my session with Ronda and her son, my tummy got that butterfly feeling with the anticipation of meeting the two who were going to spend time in front of my lens. As soon as they arrived, everything settled and a sense of calmness came over me. I knew, we were just going to "click" and boy was I right. Just look at those smiles, are they not the most precious resemblance of love you've ever seen!
Little "B" was such a cutie pie, I mean just look at him! He was bashful at first but before we knew it, he would go over to an area, sit down and let me know that he wanted me to take his picture. This made me feel wonderful! The weather sure looked beautiful, right? It sure was, which was a huge relief after the storms we had the week prior. Ronda and I were very thankful for warmth and sunshine!
I sure hope they enjoyed their time with me as much as I enjoyed my time with them.
As promised to the little guy for his pure awesomeness during the session, they finished our time together off with some good ole' tree climbing. Thank you for sharing the love between you and your son with me and allowing me the blessing of capturing it. I enjoyed my time with the two of you so much and hope to work with your family in the future!
Happy Mother's Day to Ronda and all of the other wonderful mother's I know!
I am in awe of how incredible my clients are, yes.. you. This has been the busiest Spring schedule for me yet and although it's keeping me gasping for air at times (or so it seems), I wouldn't want it any other way. THANK YOU!!
The referrals that I've received, boy does it make me giddy! I have something I'm working on for those of you who continue to send new faces my way. Just keep your eyes peeled. My page on Facebook has reached over 300 "likes".. yes, seriously! I remember a time when I just longed to reach 100, then 200 and now I've gained over 300. I wouldn't ever imagined and again, it's all thanks to you. My awesome clients and models, promoting my work, sending me referrals, rooting and encouraging me to always strive to be better and learn as much as I can. That's exactly what I'm going to continue to do, learn.
No other real point behind this post other than give you thanks, for all that you've done in support of my business and passion to produce amazing, affordable, professional style photographs. Without you and the good Lord, there'd be no HBP.
Oh! also, here's the latest promotion (details also on the promotions page)..
I hope as you've been making your way around my site that you've noticed the changes made. I have updated each section on the site including the layout. I feel change is good and keeps things interesting. Hope you like what I've done. Thank you for your continued support throughout the years. Working full time along with normal everyday motherhood activities and duties sometimes makes trying to have a photography business slight challenging. That's what's awesome though, I continue to challenge myself and surpass my expectations. I look forward to this year and all the opportunities that comes with it. My goal is to keep this page up to date as much as possible. Including any mini session opportunities that I might schedule. This isn't the only site of mine that received a facelift, so did my personal blog. Be sure to check that out too, www.frecklesandprayers.blogspot.com! Big hugs and happy shooting!