Mar 19, 2011

Hurray for Trains | Kennesaw GA Children's Photographer

Today was a day of trains for my little guy. After his cystic fibrosis treatments this morning, we headed to Kennesaw's Touch-a-Truck, an event for children and their families to climb into a bunch of trucks and service vehicles. The best part for us was the location by an old train depot alongside the tracks and railroad crossing. We then rounded out the theme by visiting a model train show. Hurray for trains!

Mar 17, 2011

Got a camera? I've got a workshop! | Atlanta GA Photo Workshops

I'm holding another workshop! Mark your calendar for Saturday, April 9th, and join us for a fun, hands-on learn-and-shoot workshop in Cumming GA.

Bring your camera (digital SLR or point-and-shoot) and be prepared to have fun! During the workshop, we’ll cover improving your composition, creating beautiful portraits, and taking photos outdoors and indoors using available light. We’ll shoot together so you know how to apply these with your digital camera, no matter what model! It's a hands-on, in-depth learning experience that will change your photography for the better.

Minimum 3 attendees, maximum 8. $45.00 per person
(Price includes a non-refundable retainer of $20.00. Gift purchases require entire workshop price.)

This is the last time my portrait photo workshop will be offered at this price. Please contact us for more details or to register!


And some of our workshop participants' photos. Please note that these photos are straight out of the camera, no editing applied. Aren't they great? I love when I can teach workshoppers to get great photos in camera without editing!

Mar 15, 2011

In Town and At Home | Norcross GA Family Photographer

My husband recently told me that I have an aversion to doing laundry. I had to admit it, he's right. I don't mind washing or drying them too much--it's the rest of it. I don't like folding clothes. Or hanging them. Or putting them away. Don't even ask me about ironing. So during the week, we usually have either: a) a mountain of washed laundry piled in the living room b) various piles of laundry in semi-folded states c) a couch full of laundry to put away depending on how much laundry I'm able to stand that day.

Perhaps the reason I don't like laundry is because I'd much rather be doing photography. That's something I can do for hours and hours!

Come to think of it, I don't know many artists who are good housekeepers. Maybe it's just the way we are.

Enjoy these portraits from one of my shoots in the city and at the clients' home!

This is my favorite!

(Psst...the above photo made a fabulous GiclĂ©e Canvas Gallery Wrap!)

Mar 4, 2011

Hoodies, Deadlines, and Family Pictures | Roswell GA Family Photographer

Life is busy around here. It's my son's birthday party tomorrow. So, we've been baking and decorating, making train-themed art for the walls and anticipating 10 little friends and their parents for a big bash.

Photography-wise, I'm busy too. I've got images to edit from the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation event I shot this week. There are several upcoming shoots and a portrait workshop to plan. And of course, I'm working on editing these family's images. But busy is good. When work is going well, my life tends to follow suit.

I think it's the deadlines that help. I generally schedule a sneak peek of a client's shoot a week to a week and a half after our session. Then, in another week and a half, I have the rest of the images done. It keeps things moving. So, yes, I love deadlines and due dates. And I think being responsible to another person or family really helps. Now if only I could get that to work for laundry . . . 

Here are some pictures from last Saturday's shoot. Don't you love that old wall? Can I just say, hoodies are the best. I love how they frame the face! Oh, I think that second picture is so adorable, especially considering sibling pictures are just about the hardest to get. And the reason I chose the last image? Because this kind of shot is nearly impossible to get unless you have a pro photographer who can capture this kind of moment: so beautiful and so real. Gosh, I love my job.

Update: Here are some favorites f more from the rest of the gallery. I love them!