Monday, March 30, 2009

Your Vote is Needed (and Rewarded)!!!

Some of you may recall a blog I posted not too long ago about a fun pin-up shoot I did at a local tattoo parlor with my good friend, Sarah. Well, after another recent studio session with her I decided to submit some of her photos to the 2010 Kitten Koffin Zombies pin-up calendar contest, and I am pleased to announce that Bombshell Sarah is now in the running to be Miss July!

Sarah is competing against five other pin-up girls and the winner is chosen purely by popular vote. That is why I am asking for your help. Every vote counts!!! The contest starts today, March 30th, and you can vote once every 24 hours until midnight, April 11, 2009.

The KKZ website requires you to register with your email address and a password before you can vote, which we all know is kind of a pain in the butt. So, to make up for the inconvenience, this week I am offering a 10% discount off ANY photo session (excluding Wedding packages) if you mention that you voted for Bombshell Sarah when you schedule your appointment and tell me the name of her closest competition (you are shown the total of votes for each girl after you place your vote)! This offer is only good until April 11, 2009.

So, remember to vote every day, tell your friends, and don't forget to mention you voted for Bombshell Sarah to receive your 10% photo session discount! Your help is much needed and MUCH appreciated.


Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Introducing Madilyn!

I have been sort of "on call" this week awaiting the arrival of Miss Madilyn Kate, the beautiful new daughter of two awesome former maternity clients, Michelle and Craig. I had mentioned to them during Michelle's maternity session a few months ago that I offer newborn portrait sessions, which can be done either at the hospital or in their home when the baby is only a few days old. Michelle and Craig loved the idea, so when Michelle was scheduled to be induced last Sunday, I got The Call. Finally, Monday night Madilyn Kate was born weighing in at a very healthy 8 pounds 3 ounces!

I couldn't wait to photograph this gorgeous 2 day-old this afternoon. She was simply...amazing. I have never photographed such a young newborn who was so alert and made so much eye contact with me. Some of Michelle and Craig's family members were there during the session and they were not only extremely nice people, but also proved to be a great help with posing and even props!

Thank you Michelle, Craig, Madilyn, and families for this memorable photo session. Madilyn took my breath away, so I can only imagine how you all must be feeling about her. :)

Oh! And p.s., thank you, also, for the delicious cake!

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

They Grow Up So Fast...

Recently, my friend, Shana, brought her children to the studio for what seems to have become their annual photo session with me. I have known Shana for about seven years (give or take) and so I have watched Auburn and Austin grow from being giggly little kids (as seen in the first photo) to now much cooler teenagers, all through the lens of my camera. I hold a special place in my heart for Auburn and Austin because of the very close relationship I have with my own brother. Like me and Zach, I can tell that these two are not just caring siblings, but even when they were younger they have always been really good friends as well, which is a special bond that only strengthens with time.

I could hardly believe it last December when I found myself photographing Miss Auburn's Sweet 16 party! That little girl I once helped campaign for Miss Sweetheart (or something like that) at her elementary school is now driving!

What really blew me away, though, was how tall Austin has gotten just over the past year. That scrappy little kid whom I used to photograph pitching for his Little League team now TOWERS over his big sister!

Thanks to these two, I now have a much greater appreciation of the old saying, "They grow up too fast." You can be sure that whenever I finally decide to have a child of my own, I am probably going to photograph every minute of that poor baby's life!

Thanks, Shana, Auburn and Austin for another really fun photo session. See you guys next year!