Dec 13, 2009

"Urban" Alpharetta: Couple Portraits

I'm a sucker for taking couple portraits. I just love 'em. And although everyone wants photos of their pets or their kids or themselves with their kids, a lot of couples don't have photos taken of themselves with their spouse. A common comment I get from clients is, "We haven't had our portraits taken since our engagement/wedding." So, I'm always thrilled when I can photograph a couple (and their darling dog . . . isn't she a cutie?) and make sure they have photos after their wedding too.

Oh, and I love the setting, just a business park area here in Alpharetta--more urban than what I've usually done--but very clean (this is Alpharetta after all, the most manicured city in Atlanta). And this shoot and its processing is near the end of my crazy get-the-pictures-done-before-Christmas rush (big sigh of relief). So, I'm feeling good, getting a little more sleep, and feeling antsy to blog the gorgeous photos I've taken this season. Stay tuned!

Dec 9, 2009

Busy, Busy, Busy . . . and a Beautiful Storyboard

I have been SOOO busy: shooting, editing, more designing, more editing, babysitting, more editing . . . but "tis the season" for the photographer to be up at--uh, 1:36 a.m.--and blogging because she's neglected it for too long!

Needless to say, I have LOTS of things to post and I think this 11x14 storyboard is a great place to start:

It was a challenge to figure out how to get all the kids and mom and dad in a nice arrangement with the big group photo, but I think it really works. By the way, I change the names of my clients when I post custom designs on my blog . . . I'm just trying to be careful about privacy. I also get a kick out of making up a new name for my clients.

Border Detail

I love doing some overlapping/transparency in my storyboard designs because you can tell that it's a custom design, not just a cookie-cutter template off of a photo site.