People are always asking me, what do a shoot with, whats in my bag. As much as I would LOVE to give away a 5DMII its just not possible, but I do want to share some of my other favorite things I always have when I shoot! So I am pulling an Oprah, and doing a – these are a few of my favorite things giveaway! These are items that I have reviewed and blogged about before.
I LOVE my Jo Tote camera bag, its fashionable, and large enough to carry my needs. Made with great quality they don’t just look good they feel good!
And I love cute camera nick-knacks including my charm necklace!
So I am happy to bring you a giveaway so that you can share my favorite things with me! Jo Totes is giving away a $75 gift towards any bag of your choice. Fotostrap is giving one of there classic fabric straps and a monogram of your choice in color (this excludes the James and the Bear), and I am giving a charm necklace like the one I have!
I was so lucky to get to do Marissa and Cole’s engagement photography. They are getting married out of state the day after Thanksgiving and I am not going to be able to do their wedding, but had the pleasure of at least spending some time with them and wish them luck with everything! They have a cute story on how they became a couple and were just a pleasure. My favorite thing to photography is couples hands down. My favorite picture in my own family pictures are ones of my husband and I.
I had the opportunity to mentor with the fabulous Camilla Binks. It was the most amazing session, and she is just the humblest and kindest women ever! I can’t even begin to describe how great the session was. I was so excited and so nervous. I am way more take charge in my own sessions but once I got around Camilla I was so nervous and start struck! But I will keep at the great details to myself since although I find them fascinating, I’m sure you don’t want to hear me ramble on and on. I wanted to start taking my photography to some new levels and during this session I was able get hands on chance with the flash. This location was a dream, and I can’t wait to shoot there again. I am so excited for this next year and where I can take my photography. I love the moodiness that this room brings, and think it would be fun to shoot some senior sessions here!
This year I decided to try a day of some Family Mini’s for those of you who just need a quick update but not a full session for only $130. The location will be at Historic Wheeler Farms. Each session is 20 min. You will then have an coded online gallery to view the best pictures from your session and pick your favorite 10 that I will fully edit and give to you with the print rights.
The session will included family, children, sibling and couple pictures, then you will get to veiw them online and pick the ones you want me to edit.
I do request that the amount is paid by the 1st of November and it is non-refundable unless I cancel because I am hositalized or because of crazy weather. If its cold, or chance of rain or snow, I will still be there to take pictures.
Back to school is here. Today I sent my big girl off to here first day of 1st grade. Her first year going ALL DAY! I am so excited for her, but sad to have my big helper gone most the day. I have a feeling I wont get as much done anymore. Last week I took her out for her back to school photo session.
When I saw Fotostrap I knew that I had to have one! I fell in love with the James on first site! I had been shopping around the cute patterned straps for a while but none of them grabbed me enough. Sure they are some that I would switch out for special occasions but I am a more basic gal when it comes down to it. So when I stumbled upon Fotostrap I new right then I had to have it.
Not only are they comfortable and my style, but I could also monogram my logo right on the shoulder strap!
But wait there is more! Fotostrap is the strap that gives back! 10% of every sale goes back into Fotolanthropy. Fotolanthropy is a nonprofit organization that unites photographers and videographers to come together and capture inspiring true stories of people and families and people all over who have overcome adversity. Fotolanthropy seeks to be a hub for all through the power of storytelling. With each story, Fotolanthropy gives each recipient a portrait session with digital images, as well as a platform for them to share their story. Fotolanthropy also chooses about 5 stories to make into documentary films each year. You can nominate someone for a story HERE.
Also I am happy to say that at the end of Sept one of my followers will get the chance to win their very own Fotostraps! So keep your eyes open for that really fun giveaway! If you just can’t wait you can click on my side bar link to get yours now!
How much fun is this session! This couple is so cute, and so easy to laugh. I am so excited to be posting these finally! Can’t wait till I finish the wedding pictures. When they first told me that they wanted pictures with a fire truck I was thinking ‘how am I going to go about this one to make it awesome?” When I drove past one of my favorite locations and saw they had an antique firetruck….. I KNEW! I texted them immediately with pictures and said come check this out. I was so happy that they went with it because they turned out so fun and we had the best lighting we could ask for!