Thursday, April 27, 2017

Well, my goal was not achieved. I really need to get better at this. But, at least it has only been just over a month this time. I have been spending some time restoring old photographs this winter and that has kept me busy. I am excited for some new projects. We recently gave my daughter a hedgehog for her birthday and so of course I had to take some photos of her.

Friday, March 17, 2017

Setting a Goal

I think I need to set some goals as far as my blog is concerned. I have so many gorgeous photos I can share and just never seem to add anything to this blog. So my goal for 2017 is to make at least ONE post to my blog per month. I think that if I stick to something small than it will become a habit and next year hopefully my goal could be something larger. I think part of the reason I don't post to my blog is that I feel that a blog post of photos still needs to be accompanied by something written. I read tons of blogs on all different topics and they all have something in common, a good story. When I post to Facebook I hardly ever add the story behind the photo. Every photo has a story and as a photographer I want the viewer to be able to look at a photo and feel the story. Just maybe, through developing a good habit I can become a BLOGGER as well.

Friday, September 05, 2014

Stepping outside of your comfort zone--Family Photographer Anne Arundel County

As the days drew nearer to the date of this photo shoot I began to worry. We had rain on the forecast for the entire weekend and we couldn’t reschedule because they were moving out of the area. I called the morning of the photo shoot to double-check what their thoughts on the situation were and they wanted to proceed. As I drove through the pouring rain I began to fret over where we may end up since I had never had a shoot at this particular spot. I thought to myself, “Perfect, I didn’t even bring an umbrella.” It was still raining as they pulled up and I found an umbrella in my daughter’s dance bag and we just went for it. We did some with each of the umbrellas we had out along the pond and then I spotted a dry area in an office complex that we were able to monopolize and put the baby down. I just loved the ones of him crawling around. We took a stroll around the office building stopping for pictures along the way, everything turned out just as it should. There are just some days you have to work outside of your comfort zone.

Tuesday, February 04, 2014

Newborn Lifestyle Photography in Calvert County

Many of you are wondering about newborn photography. My sessions vary from posed portraits to a more down to earth lifestyle session. Both sessions usually run about two hours but the difference in a lifestyle newborn session we just focus on the natural beauty of your child and family. We may do some posed cute pictures but we are also going to get some photos of your family cuddling, embracing, laughing, oohing and awing over your bundle of sweetness, and most important the joy and bliss that this new life has brought to your family.

I have done these types of sessions at clients homes, their relatives homes and just about anywhere in between. I will bring a few items along for props if needed but mostly we use what is readily available at the location of choice.

Friday, October 11, 2013

The Leaves are changing here in Calvert County and Anne Arundel County

The Fall is one of my most popular times for family photos and time slots are filling  rather quickly. I weekday openings if you are just planning on having the children’s pictures taken for Christmas. Can you only have six weekends with availability before my cut-off date to have images for Christmas. I have some believe we are so close to the Holidays?  We live in such a beautiful part of the country and are blessed to experience such beauty. We have colorful trees, beautiful beaches and the ever popular tobacco barns.

What should I wear you ask? My response is usually the same each time; wear something that makes you feel good about yourself. That statement goes for family pictures as well as senior portraits.  If you are comfortable your pictures are going to look more natural and relaxed. Our weather is still warm enough here in Calvert County you can get away with wearing just a long sleeve shirt and jeans if you wanted to do so. Does everyone in my family have to wear the same color? The answer to that is no. I would say go for a cohesive look, or stay in all rich bold colors.

A new PUMPKIN is on her way

Last week I had the pleasure of going to a local pumpkin patch and taking pictures of this sweet couple. It was a perfect Fall morning to capture photos of their upcoming new addition to their family. I can't wait to meet her!

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

What is on your screen today?

I am trying to get some work done and multitask at the same time. I am in the process of editing these gorgeous senior photos that were taken at Jefferson Patterson Park, at the same time listening to a Bill O'Reilly audio book. This is not my typical go to book choice, and neither is the other audio I che
cked out this morning at the library. My go to favorite authors are Dee Henderson and Debbie Macomber.

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Don't forget your props....

If you have a senior in high school this year you are probably wondering what to bring with them to their senior photo shoot. My answer is bring 2-3 outfits they feel comfortable in and something that is unique to them. For some teens that might be a team uniform, dance shoes, sports equipment, or poms. I say if they are a bookworm then bring books, bug collector then bring bugs. The most important thing to senior pictures is capturing who your teen IS!!!