Wednesday, June 27, 2012

An amazing Teen, one amazing town!

This weekend was so inspiring for me as I spent most of it with this young lady 

and her family. I had the the distinct pleasure of photographing Miss M. almost 2 years ago for her pageant portfolio and found out that during that year of her pageant entries she won several titles in the photogenic category.  Well, needless to say I felt like her proud "Aunt" and when you look at this face, how could she not win for the most photogenic!  She's simply gorgeous, and only dons a bit of eyeliner and lip gloss. Yep she makes my job very easy indeed! 

As anyone can see Miss M. is definitely a beauty and a natural behind the camera, but what you don't see is her silly side, her love for family and a maturity that is beyond her 19 years of age. 

I first want to thank this unique and special young lady, her Mom, Dad and Grandmom for keeping me smiling and hydrated during this heat wave out east and for welcoming me into their beautiful historic home and community.  

These photos were just a few of my favorites from our session.

More photos to come!

Friday, June 22, 2012

Welcome Summer!


The heat is on!  Summer started off here on the east with an incredibly oppressive heat wave.  However, that also means hours in a plastic child pool,running under the sprinkler, making water filled balloons to throw at anyone who passes by your "fort" and drinking cold iced tea.  That's what I think of when I recall my childhood. 

Although I have been trying to gather my props and ideas for a "themed photo session", I couldn't resist the warm setting sun this week as it cascading perfectly over my daughter's wide brim hat.  Seems to me these may be my most favorite photos ever as the last photo required no editing except a little de-fogging and the first two I added a bit of contrast to capture the shadows on her pretty dimples.

I am so excited for this evening shoot with another favorite model.  Last night I met with her parents and we walked miles scouting out beautiful locations right near their house.  I love finding unexpected new locations!  Now all I have to do is narrow them all down to 1-2 hours (should be fun considering all the outfit changes).  

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the warm, lazy summer days!