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Picture of the Day: The Beauty All Around Us

 

This has been an especially difficult week as I lost someone very close to me unexpectedly on Sunday. After a very difficult year for me personally, this has been both more difficult and also reminded me of perspective. I often post about the importance of stopping, taking time with our families away from all the distractions of everyday life to get pictures. To capture those moments because even though our days are filled with “I have to do this” or “I have to go there,” there will be a day when we won’t have any new moments to share with loved ones. In moments like this, when the pain is raw, it’s those pictures and my memories that give me breath, light, perspective and hopefully, healing.

Hug your family a little tighter today. Ask your relatives the questions you’ve been putting off. Take lots of pictures. And breathe.

And now onto the pictures of the day…

I’ve been photographing the Delaneys longer than any other client. And while Sope Creek is in their neighborhood, this is the first time in our 9+ years together that we ventured to this beautiful place. The fall colors were unreal and it felt so nourishing to be on the water. The kids (and adults!) loved it and it’s clear to see from the pictures. Exploring the beauty all around us is worthy of a few moments of our time.

 

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Fall 2016 Portrait Days

 

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I am so excited to announce that we will be photographing fall mini-sessions and even more excited to see your beautiful families.

Each 20-minute session includes an online image gallery and 5 digital files for $395. Files are printable up to 5×7, perfect for DIY holiday cards and tabletop frames. Custom-designed cards and larger prints – including canvas, metal, and more – available for purchase.

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  • Location: Atlanta Beltline
  • Families of up to 6 people may register for one session. Larger groups will need 2 or more back-to-back sessions to ensure everyone can be photographed.
  • Refer a friend and receive a free 8×10 when they book their session!
  • No refunds.
  • In the case of rain, appointments will be rescheduled.

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Fall Portraits

 

Now booking fall portraits.  Babies, kids, families, couples, grandparents, aunt, cousins, in-laws… your whole family captured during a fun, relaxed and playful portrait session. Family portraits shouldn’t be stressful or pull you out of your comfort zone.  They should simply capture you – just the way you are.

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Contact us for availability using the contact link above.

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First Day of Kindergarten and No Jitters

 

I know it’s a cliche but I feel like Clare was just a tiny baby, and now she’s headed off to Kindergarten at Sope Creek Elementary.  At her first session, she was just 4 months old, and her big brother was so excited to have a new sister. At 12 months, 2 years, 3 years and 4 years, her personality has always shined through.

First day of school sessions are documentary – I arrived before she woke up and documented the whole morning from brushing teeth to leaving the house.  The biggest laugh is when I greeted her in her room with my camera.  Imagine waking up to a camera!

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Good luck, Clare! Hope you have an amazing year filled with learning and new friends.

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Creating Art from the Everyday

 

Sometimes when you’re in the thick of day-to-day activities, grocery shopping, cleaning up messes, laundry and work, it’s hard to see the richness of the little moments.  One of the many reasons I love photographing kids and baby portraits at home is this – being at home allows me to capture life, not the life you portray when you step into a studio (or you put on Facebook!), but real life.  Bedrooms filled with toys and books, the way the light shines through your living room windows, your child’s favorite stuffed animal, snack time, and baths.  Before Drew went down for his nap at the end of my time at his home, his dad gave him a bath.  I love this series of images so much.  His beautiful baby skin, the loving connection with his dad, Drew’s curiosity about a noise his brother made in the hallway.  This activity that they have done a million times and will do a million more is full of sweet moments that they will cherish when Drew is grown and doesn’t need help anymore.

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First Day of School – Documentary Photography

 

Is your child about to start Kindergarten or 1st grade? We offer a unique documentary photography session to capture the emotion-filled morning. From waking in the morning to the last hug before walking into school, we create a photo essay that you and your child will always cherish.

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Due to the busyness of the first day of school and many schools starting on the same day, photo shoots can be scheduled on orientation day, 2nd, 3rd, 4th or 5th day of school.  Below is our current availability.

Monday, August 1               BOOKED
Tuesday, August 2
Wednesday, August 3
Thursday, August 4
Friday, August 5

Monday, August 8
Tuesday, August 9
Wednesday, August 10
Thursday, August 11
Friday, August 12

Monday, August 15            BOOKED
Tuesday, August 16
Wednesday, August 17
Thursday, August 18
Friday, August 19

July and additional dates available upon request

Session includes planning meeting via phone, 2-hour session, $325 credit toward the order placed at the in-person ordering appointment – $600

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Client Share: Coffee Table Album

 

A baby’s first year is magic.  They grow so much, often doubling their height. They learn to communicate, from grunts and cries to telling you that all they want to eat is apple sauce.  They smile at you, ah, they smile and all the exhaustion you’ve endured fades away.  And the laughter, it’s enough to cure all your ills.  I had the pleasure to photograph Duncan’s first year and recently completed his Coffee Table Album.  Here are a few of my favorite pages.

If you are interested in the Growing Baby Portrait Package for your child’s first year, please contact us.  The packages include newborn, 6 month and 12 month sessions, and when you join the Cub Club, receive a free smash cake session for your child’s 1st birthday.

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