November 5th, 2013
Fall is a wonderful time for family portraits and I had so much fun photographing this sweet family in their garden. This is our second portrait session in a couple of years and it was great to spend time together in the fall leaves! The boys are growing up so nicely. Mom came to the studio yesterday and narrowed down her portrait selections and it was great to have a chance to catch up, just the two of us. I still have session times available this fall, in time for the holiday season, so give me a call in the studio at 704.909.9963 or email me at email@example.com to inquire about a portrait session. I would love to work with you! In the meantime, please enjoy viewing our favorites from her family’s portrait session ~
October 1st, 2013
Congratulations, mom and dad, the moment you have been waiting for has finally arrived! Your child will be graduating from high school and there is so much to celebrate! Consider booking a portrait session to honor your child at this very special time in their life. This may also be a great time to photograph the whole family. You’ll want to supplement the standard school photos to celebrate this milestone with unique images. Fall or Spring are great seasons for outdoor portraits. I love photographing seniors ~ it’s such an exciting time and I enjoy bringing out the best in each of them. Along with your wall portraits, you’ll want some beautiful custom designed graduation announcements. Here is a sneak peek of what I’ve been up to ~ As always, designs may be customized to produce a unique keepsake and announce your special news! ~ So please contact me to book your senior portrait session at 704.909.9963 OR send me an email ~ firstname.lastname@example.org ~ I would love to hear from you!
May 12th, 2013
Happy Mother’s Day everyone! Today we’ll take time to smell the roses and stroll the paths at the McGill Rose Garden in Charlotte, a Mother’s Day family tradition. If you have not been, please consider visiting today or any other day. It’s a lovely city block filled with roses and lots of other flowers, trees, bushes, grasses, sculptures and even a rail car. An oasis in the city, an unexpected surprise, a place of peace and contemplation. Last month I spent an afternoon photographing ten mini-portrait sessions to benefit The Lunch Project, a Charlotte based philanthropy that helps feed school children in Tanzania a hot lunch. I am thrilled to write a check today that will support ten lunch days at the Lemanyata School or 9,000 lunches. It costs $85 to feed 900 children a lunch. Please visit The Lunch Project on Facebook or their website to learn more about this wonderful organization. Our portrait mini-sessions included children, families, moms, dads, dogs, giant cookies and lots of laughs. It was a fun day and everyone received a matted gift print ready for gift giving or for keeping. Here are some portraits from our special day in the garden ~
February 26th, 2013
I love sharing my craft and skill with all sorts of families ~ Big families, small families, siblings, newborns ~ and my own family. When my cousin Adele called me a while back to commission a portrait of her mother, I was thrilled! I love to spend time with Adele and her mother Patsy and of course Adele’s dog, Sophie! Not only is Adele my cousin (actually officially she is my first cousin once removed – my grandmother and her mother are cousins) but I am proud to call her a close friend and confidante. Even though she lives a few hours away, she has always been there for us. Adele wanted a few framed portraits of her mother to cherish for years to come, and holiday cards for her mother and for herself. Patsy is sweet, fun, smart and a joy to be with. I wanted to capture her sense of fun, loveliness and her sweet smile, so here are my favorite images from our portrait session ~
February 19th, 2013
Take time to smell the roses ~ at the McGill Rose Garden this April 14. We had so much fun last year, we are returning to the garden this April! I’ll be offering mini-portrait sessions to benefit a wonderful area philanthropy – The Lunch Project.
The Lunch Project has a simple goal - To provide long-term financial support to enable Tanzanian mothers to cook and serve a nutritional meal to schoolchildren in Tanzanian primary schools so children will be better equipped to learn. The Lunch Project also works to foster a sense of philanthropy and global awareness by educating and engaging families and school children in the United States and Tanzania. Currently, The Lunch Project supports the Lemanyata Primary School near Arusha Town in the Kilimanjaro region of Tanzania with regular hot lunches. It costs $85 to feed 900+ children a hot lunch.
And this is where you come in. In honor of Mother’s Day, I will be offering 20 minute mini-portrait sessions to families and children at the McGill Rose Garden on Sunday April 14, from 3:30 pm till twilight. The sessions are $100 and $85 from each session will be directly donated to The Lunch Project in your name (to cover the cost of feeding a hot lunch to the entire school!) Each participant will receive a gift print, suitable for framing or giving as a gift, just in time for Mother’s Day (May 12).
Please mark your calendars for Sunday afternoon April 14 ~ and email me with your preferred time ~ email@example.com. I look forward to working with you and your families to benefit Tanzanian school children!