Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Boudoir with Ashley

Another instance of getting together with an old friend from back home!  Hooray!  I've done photos or Ashley three times, and this boudoir shoot is my fourth with her.  The first three were with her fiance Jason, and this time, it was *for* her fiance!  Ashley brought some fabulous outfits and ideas to the table, and I think I am most excited about this boudoir session compared to so many others I've done because this one had a bridal touch to it -- and even better, she's waiting until the wedding to "unveil" (haha, I'm so funny!) the rest of the photos!  Here are two that she let me post:

Melissa and Jon - Maternity

It only took months of planning and rescheduling, but I finally got to shoot with my friend Melissa!  Melissa and Jon are expecting a baby boy, and I had the honor of shooting her maternity photos.  One of my favorite things about my job and traveling back home is when I get to see old friends from 10+ years ago who are doing fabulous things with their lives, getting married, and having babies.  This session definitely falls into that category.  I hope I get to shoot newborn photos for her, too!  :)

The rest of Melissa's session can be found on my Facebook page!

Monday, May 28, 2012

My Sweet Girl ... and Photoshop

It's a rare occasion these days to get a smile out of my sweet girl when I'm behind the camera.  She is such the typical photog's kid in that she will make every face under the sun--except a smile--just to irritate me.  I happened to have a handful of photos from the last few days where I actually got her to smile, and decided this morning was a fab time for me to figure out the whole storyboard/diptych thing in Photoshop.  I am happy to say, with the help of some fabulous actions I found from the CoffeeShop blog, that I figured it out.  It was actually a piece of cake!

The first two were actually a product of a "punishment" that I enforced when Autumn decided that she would continue begging for candy.  I'm not sure why I thought of it, and I'm shocked it actually worked.  During that small session with her, which lasted no more than five minutes, I snapped about fifty photos.  Truthfully, only 6-7 of them were useable, but I'm shocked that a "punishment" actually worked and I got a few smiling photos.  The black and white one of her rolling her eyes is so very typical of my sweet girl, and is actually the best one that I caught.

The last one with the awesome color blocks was right before one of her swim lessons.  She's such a water baby, and I know she was excited about it.  I'm tickled over this photo because I do the *same* thing in so many of the ones that I have taken of me.  My mom HATES when I make faces like that, but I can't say the same about Autumn...it's kinda nice to see she's the spitting image of me. 

Friday, May 18, 2012

Ami - Fitness Shoot

A new opportunity for me!  How awesome!  Ami, my last boudoir session, asked me if I would be interested in doing a fitness shoot with her at the gym.  As you can see from the photos, she's really into fitness and totally ripped...  She's truly dedicated, and it was an inspiration to be around her and her fabulous guns!  :)  Ami's pretty awesome, and I'm sure we'll see her in the fitness magazines one day!

Monday, May 14, 2012

Ami - Boudoir

Ami is STUNNING!!  Check out her boudoir photos!

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Heather & Nate Get Married!

I got to shoot for a lovely Augusta couple a few weekends ago - Heather and Nate!  Check out their wedding!

Friday, April 27, 2012

Savannah Wedding Details

I love the amazing opportunities that doing this job provides me with!  I had a mentoring session in Savannah with Teresa from Memories n More Photography.  Teresa shot family photos for us a few years ago, and I absolutely fell in love with her work, and learned a lot about how she runs her business just by chatting with her here and there.  I decided a mentoring session with Teresa would help me with the things I felt were weaknesses of mine, especially when it comes to shooting wedding photography.  These photos were from a wedding details set-up at Teresa's studio.

While I was in Savannah, Teresa also took these awesome photos of me!  Thanks Teresa!!  :)