Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Down Syndrome Awareness/Christmas card sessions

October is Down Syndrome Awareness month. So this year I will be doing sessions on September 20 and September 21 at the Botanical Gardens in Athens, GA to benefit the Down Syndrome Association of Atlanta as well as give my wonderful clients an opportunity to order Christmas cards.

Mistletoe $100
$35 session fee
$75 print credit that can be used for desk prints, wall portraits, and storyboards.

Holly $160

$35 session fee
Twenty-five 5x7 or 5x5 Christmas cards with front and back design
$100 print credit to use on desk prints, wall portraits, or storyboards.

Poinsettia $250

$35 session fee
Fifty 5x7 or 5x5 Christmas cards with front and back design
$150 print credit to use on desk prints, wall portraits, or storyboards.

Here are the details.

  1. Sessions will be thirty minutes in length and will yield 6-10 proofs.
  2. You will have a private, password protected gallery that will be available for five days.
  3. The $35 session fee will be donated directly to the Down Syndrome Association of Atlanta.
  4. The package price must be paid in full prior to the session. If you must cancel your appointment, I will do my best to reschedule your session as soon as possible before my maternity leave or your package fee, minus $35 session fee/donation, will be turned into a print credit that can be used by your family any time in 2009.
  5. All orders must be submitted to me by October 12 in order to ensure delivery by October 23. Any orders after that time will need to be picked up at my house after November 18.
  6. There will be ten card templates to chose from. You are welcome to customize your message but the cards will remain as is (no color changes or photo orientation changes).
  7. Additional cards will be sold at a discounted rate of $35 per 25 cards. I will also offer you a 15% discount on all desk and wall prints that you order in addition to your package.

Here are the card templates you will choose from: (click on the card to see a detailed version)


Saturday, September 20

Sunday, September 21

Any clients who were photographed this year who are interested in ordering Christmas cards, can do so as well by emailing me the card number and photo number. I will be happy to take orders for cards until October 12 and again after November 18. I will be happy to extend the discounted price of $35 for bundles of 25 cards to you as well. You are welcome to customize your message but colors and such will remain as seen on the sample cards above.

To ensure that all holiday orders are delivered before Christmas December 1 is the last date that orders can be submitted with a promise date of December 22.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Smokin' hot family!

Or that is what felt like the day that I met this family at the Botanical Gardens here in Athens. It was very, very warm that day but not one of these family member complained. They were so easy to work with and so happy to do anything I suggested. Although hot, we had a great time. L., the youngest of the girls, was just irresistible with that big toothless grin, and S. the oldest, was so sweet and intelligent. I loved hearing her stories.

Thanks again for letting me spend some time with you guys. I hope to do it again soon!

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

How cute are they?

A couple of weeks ago, I was able to photograph this beautiful couple who are expecting their first baby. They are so sweet together. Being with them takes me back to the excitement and anticipation I felt waiting for Peyton to arrive. First babies are the hardest to wait for. The pregnancy seems to last forever. I was so glad to be a part of their excitement. You can tell this little baby girl will be loved by the whole family. And since this is the first baby girl in several generations on the father's side, she will be S-P-O-I-L-E-D (but isn't that you are supposed to do with babies?)

B and B have already gotten their gallery but I had to share a few photos of their gallery.

I look forward to meeting your new baby girl in a couple of months!

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Happy Birthday Peyton

A woman of unique style...

Who is a cowgirl in training...
Who naturally had to have horses on her cake...

My oldest daughter turned six last week. SIX YEARS OLD! I never thought she would actually grow up. I wanted her to stay small. She was not crazy about the idea of staying five so six it is.

Peyton is and has always been very animated and full of life. She could play with a bread tie and make it something fun to play with. She is an awsome big sister and is growing up just as I hoped she would, compassionate and willing to help when she is needed. I could not be more proud.

To celebrate her birthday... a little late... the first person who emails me gets a free session.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

They are leaving! Boo hoo!

I was lucky enough to meet this family at the Athens Maternity and Baby Fair last year. They bid for the silent auction prize and won. Little did I know that I would be privileged to photograph this family again four times this year. Now they are leaving!

Best of luck to the D family in your move. You will be missed. Please keep in contact with me and I would love to see you guys when you return for visits in Athens.

Before the chaos of the move began, I was glad to meet them at Watson's Mill State Park in Comer, GA. It is so pretty out there even though there is not much water covering the rocks. As always I had a great time with this sweet family. Although the "D's" already have their gallery, I still wanted to share a little from their session and say a formal goodbye (through tears).

Wednesday, July 16, 2008


Congratulations to contestants number 1 for winning the blog contest! I can not wait until our session and hopefully we will not have a repeat of the entered photograph. LOL

The winning prize is a complimentary session and $100 print credit.

For those who participated, thanks so much for entering. For your participation, I would love to give your family a complimentary session.

Thanks to all the people who visited the blog daily to vote in the contest. I hope you continue to visit the blog to see all the new things that I have been up to. I have three sessions from the weekend that I will be putting on the blog for a sneak peek this week. All were lots of fun so you will not want to miss it.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

You have less than two hours....

to cast your vote for the blog contest.

The winner will be announced tomorrow. Thanks again to those who participated and voted.

Saturday, July 5, 2008

The contest is underway

I understand that some may be having trouble voting for your favorite. Because the poll only allows one vote per IP address a day, it may not allow computers attached to that address to vote in the same day. If you have a problem voting, email me your vote (1,2,3,4,or 5) and I will keep a separate tally of the votes and update with the hand counted votes every other day or so.

Sorry for the confusion.

These five contestants were "lucky" enough to capture these images while trying to take photos of their child(ren). (giggle) Looking at these photographs, I did feel a bit better that I have been unable to get a keeper from my kids. Thanks to all who submitted photos. What great sports you are! I can not wait to see who wins. I will be so happy to photograph any of you and your children!!

Now, you have to vote, vote, vote!!! Let everyone know that you are participating in the contest and have them visit the blog to place their vote for the lucky winner. Voting begins right now and will run a little over a week until July 15 at midnight. Vote multiple times but just limit your vote to once a day.

Vote in the blue poll box below!

Photo number 1
Photo number 2

Photo number 3

Photo number 4

Photo number 5
Email votes as of July 13, 3:23 PM
Photo 1= 15 votes
Photo 2=25
Photo 3= 7 votes

Friday, July 4, 2008


Don't forget to send in your photo for the contest (listed below). I have five photographs submitted and would love to fill the other five slots as well. Just email me your photo at