Thursday, February 26, 2009

Sweet Baby S

This little munchkin was born just a few weeks ago. I always forget how tiny they are when they first born. My girls seem like monsters now!

At first Miss S was wide awake, checking me out. She was so content to just lay there I felt so bad moving her around.

Eventually she nodded off.

I could not leave without taking a picture in this fabulous kitchen though. How cool are those cabinets?

Deanna, thanks so much for having me over. I bet she slept for hours after I left! Enjoy your sneak peek. I can't wait to show you the rest.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

SMP Calendar of Events

I am so excited to kick off the spring season with a ton of really cool mini sessions. Here's what you can look forward to for the next few months. Spots will fill up quickly so call today!!

March 29, 2009 ~ Spring Has Sprung
Sessions will be at an outdoor location of my choice and will last 20-25 minutes. You will view between 5 and 10 images in an online gallery and choose one complimentary 8x10. You will also receive %10 off additional prints. ~ $50

April 18th & 19th - I Heart Mom
Get the kiddies together for a photo shoot to surprise mom or better yet, schedule one that includes mom. When was the last time you were actually in a picture with your little ones? Each mini session will last 20-30 minutes and includes a 10x10 mounted storyboard. ~ $100

May 2nd & 3rd - Dress it Up!
These sessions are just for teens. Prom season is in full swing and I've got no doubt you've already picked out your dress. Join me for a fun fashion photo shoot! Mini sessions will take place in a location of my choice and you'll receive 5 images on a CD. Price includes up to 3 people. ~ $125

June 13th and 14th - Fun in the Sun
School's almost out! Come join me for an end-of-year ice cream party. Sessions will take place at a location of my choice. Each session will last 20-25 minutes and you will receive one complimentary 8x10 as well as %10 off additional prints. ~ $50

July 18th & 19th - Beach Bum
These sessions will be on location at the Jersey Shore. Each session will take place early morning or late afternoon as the sun is setting. Sessions will last 20-25 minutes and you'll view between 5 and 10 images in an online gallery. These mini sessions also include 5 prints. ~ $175

August 15th & 16th - Back to School
Yes, it's almost that time already! Grab those back to school outfits and join me for a fun mini session. Bring your backpack too! Each session will last 20-25 minutes and you'll view between 5 and 10 images in an online gallery. You will receive one complimentary 8x10 as well as %10 off additional prints. ~ $50

Monday, February 23, 2009

The Beautiful Bride

I am so lucky to have had the opportunity to shoot my first wedding this weekend. I can't tell you how nervous I was! I think I was pacing back and forth all day. My husband said he's never seen me like that before.

Still, I was excited to get my feet wet with Veronica and Anthony. They were married a few weeks ago so I was on board to photograph their wedding reception. Veronica is as sweet as can be and she looked amazing. The party was in Manhattan on a Saturday evening and when I arrived at V's hotel, the sun was just starting to set on the city. Their was this awesome golden glow coming in through the hotel window and I knew I had to get a shot of the bride on her big day.

I am so pleased with the way that shot turned out. She looks like an angel. Here's another one.

V's hubby is a great guy too. He was so nice the whole time I was tearing up their hotel room looking for a good spot to shoot some pictures. You know what really impressed me? He remembered my name. I know that's a little thing, but it makes a difference when you're meeting people for the first time and they care enough to learn your name and use it. At the end of the reception he gave me a hug too!

Here's the happy couple.

This last image is one of my favorites so far. It was actually an accident, but I love it. I was getting ready to put my camera away and snapped a picture without really paying attention to what was in my viewfinder. I love that you can see the skyscrapers through the window in the background.

Veronica, I had such a wonderful time meeting you, your husband, and your family. Everyone was so nice to me and it's obvious that you all love each other deeply. You and Anthony are lucky to have found each other and I wish you all the best in your future together. I can't wait to go through the rest of the pictures. I'll be posting more soon. Have fun in Paris!!!

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Please Note Policy Change

Hi all,

Just wanted to update clients and future clients that I will be changing the way that I order prints. From this point on, I will be placing print orders on Tuesday and Thursday evening each week. If you e-mail me with an order on a Saturday or Sunday, it will be sent to the lab on Tuesday. Thanks so much for your cooperation.

~ The Management ;)

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Turning One is So Much Fun!!

I first met Miss L when she was 6 months old. Well, she just celebrated her first birthday and mom and dad wanted to mark that special milestone with some updated pictures. It was so nice to see how much she's grown. In our first session she was super serious, but this time around I got lots of smiles. She loved the balloons, but was not too fond of the cupcake. What can I say, she knows what she wants!!

Tracie, it was so nice to see you guys again. As always, your little girl is beautiful. I hope the rest of your Valentine's Day was nice! Thanks for coming out in the cold.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Baby Blues

When I arrived at little Miss N's house, she was sleeping. When she woke up, I was greeted with the most beautiful blue eyes. She was so sweet, too. You could tell that she loved her mommy so much. Every time you spoke to her Cheryl her face lit up. It was so nice to watch the two of you.

Here are just a few for now. It's past my bedtime! ;)

Thursday, February 5, 2009

A Hidden Gem

I was just going through images from an older session to put on a CD for a client and came across this one that struck me. I love his face. And those eyes. Oh my gosh! I'm so glad yo chose this for your CD Monica.

Monday, February 2, 2009

Mommy #2

Ok now onto my second maternity session from this weekend. This time I met Yvonne and her hubby for some pictures in their home. I knew I was going to love these pictures as soon as I walked in the door. Every room is painted a bright, cheery color. It made me think of spring. I loved having their walls as a backdrop.

Yvonne, I hope you had a good time at your shower the next day. I'm sure your empty nursery is now full of baby gear. Here are just a few of my favorite pictures. I love, love, love this one of you on the bed. So pretty!

Baby Boom

This weekend was crazy for my family. Not only did I have 3 sessions but the Steelers won the Superbowl! My husband is a HUGE fan and he was so nervous/excited yesterday. All I have to say is thank goodness they won because he would be one cranky guy right now. He swears the reason they won is because of Jaime's magic Steeler pajamas. Actually, they were Julianna's when she was little, but now Jaime fits into them and she's worn them for every game.

Anyway, I had two maternity sessions this weekend. First up was a beautiful lady who's due in a few short weeks. I remember being so uncomfortable in the last month of my pregnancy but Valerie you seemed so mellow and in control. I had a great time meeting you and your family. I hope everything goes smoothly for you from here on out.

Here are a few of my favorite images from our session. Thanks for being so patient!