Thursday, August 16, 2018

Waugh Automotive


I have always loved the character of an Automotive Shop so yesterday's session was a lot of fun for me!  I got to visit Anniston yesterday morning and explore Waugh Automotive.  Jamey and his staff made me feel right at home as I got to explore the different vehicles that they use and sell parts for people looking for specifics.  There was no shortage of variety with wheels, radios, mirrors, bumpers and engines.. They look to have it all!

I found myself thinking that this business had so many fun details that it literally would take a day to capture all the character and textures that each wall and aisle carried but hopefully, you can gather an idea on the variety this family business has.

If you are looking to replace a part on your car or are looking for something particular, I would most definitely give these guys a call to see if they will have what you are looking for.

They were personable, knowledgeable and experienced.  I know these guys are doing well in their community!

Thursday, August 2, 2018

Short Story Sessions

So.. with all these in home sessions I have had lately, I have recently been inspired to create a new photo series for clients to book.. I shall call these the Short Story Series.  So, of course I will still offer my on location mini-sessions, standard portrait bookings and hourly event rates but this is to cater towards a more specific audience who wants to capture the details and life they live at home.

A few ideas I can give that create fun memories are baking cookies, story time, having tea or playing dress up in a little girl's room, bringing home your newborn for the first time, the ideas are endless.

I plan to create a price list for the 2018  Short Story Series that will include more details, more images, more coverage and most importantly.. memories to keep you for a lifetime.

The Short Stories will be sessions in the comfort of your home to document a time in your life that you want to keep bottled up forever.  It should be something you want to remember long after that moment has passed.

These sessions wouldn't be a story without including a proof box to hold and archive your favorite memories to go along with the session.  Prices start at $350 and go up from there depending on each individual's needs.

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Welcome Penelope


I realize that to some people a photograph should be perfectly posed, in place, centered and stagnant.  Which of course, there is a time and place for this style but as many have come to know me, will know this is nothing with how I want to photograph.

Give me a home full of energy, laughter and life!  

If I leave a session with the capability to capture and convey this energy and moment in time with my camera, than I find it a session well done.

This is what I absolutely love about the Uffinger family.  They are full of life, they welcome the uncertainties of what may or may not be with each session we have and it's always a true blessing.

Speaking of blessings, baby Penelope was sent straight from heaven.  She is truly an angel and is just over a couple weeks which makes her the newest addition into their household.

Nina and Max are still getting acquainted with their new baby sister and I might add that Nina and Penelope almost share the same birthday month!!  So I was able to grab a handful of photos for Nina's two year snaps.

Both older siblings were so gentle with her.  They gave her lots of kisses and cuddles to show the newborn she is loved!

I always enjoy the opportunity to see these guys so thank you again for allowing me to come into your home and capture new moments with Penelope.  

Friday, July 20, 2018

Welcome to the 'Hoods'

Yesterday afternoon at 12:30, the Hood Family awaited anxiously for the birth of their daughter.  Britni and Adam have been amazing to allow me to capture some of the most important and amazing chapters in their life so far, so I was humbled to be allowed into this safe-haven with their family.

Britni's sister Jordan along with her daughters ( the two out of the four doting cousins of the new baby) and the loving, proud grandparents of the new baby were some of the familiar faces I have come to know over the years.

The new baby is not lacking any affection, attention and love!  Everyone had a chance to hold the new baby girl and welcome her to the world.

Ashlyn and Drue are the older sisters of the new baby and I absolutely fell in love with the moment Ashlyn brought the not so baby anymore, Drue, to the room.  She couldn't wait to burst through the door to have a peek at her new baby sister.

She is adjusting to not being the 'baby' anymore so we all weren't exactly sure how she would approach her new sibling.

Drue couldn't wait to run over to the bed where her mom and dad were waiting with the new baby.  She was lifted up and put down right beside her.. There was a pause of silence and then the newly assigned big sister let out a big 'AWWWWWWWW' as though she expressed it as a sign of approval.

She even was bold enough to lean forward and 'pet' her!  Watching the toddler interact with her newborn sister was one of the sweetest moments.  She even sang happy birthday to her with the brand new guitar that her mom and dad got for her.

I predict that they will soon become fast friends.

As always, I truly enjoy having the opportunity to see the Hood family.  This was a very special time for so many that I will remember this session for a long while. 

Thank you my friends!!