Monday, September 29, 2008

Merrick's Smile

Saturday was another great day at Piedmont Park. I knew from the time we met at our planning meeting that Merrick was going to be a lot of fun. She was smiling and laughing and having a great time just hanging out in the studio. The portrait session didn't disappoint. :) I met Merrick and her parents at the park and had a wonderful time capturing her adorable smile. I love this first image of her snuggling up with her dad. So precious.

Click the image below to view the slideshow.

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year to all the MOT's! Tonight begins Rosh Hashanah in the Jewish calendar so we'll be closed tomorrow to celebrate this important holiday. We'll be back in the studio Wednesday morning at 10am.

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Best of Atlanta

Creative Loafing's Best of Atlanta results were announced last week and we won Best Local Visual Arts Blog again! Woohoo! Thanks to everyone who voted!

Friday, September 26, 2008

Liz & Jeff - Engagment Portrait

Nick and I have been taking dancing lessons for our wedding in.... 16 days! Wow, I have so much to do! Anyway, we love our instructors. They are so fun and great teachers. So when they told us at our second lesson that Jeff had proposed just days before, we were so excited. It's been fun comparing wedding planning notes with Liz and sharing in all the excitement. So when they asked me to photograph an engagement session for them, I instantly said yes. They are planning to use one of the pictures from this session in their wedding invitation. Good luck with that you guys! There are a bunch of really great ones and I don't know how you'll decide!

Since they were dance partners before they started dating and haven't stopped dancing since, we had to include some fun pictures of them dancing together.

Enjoy the slideshow! Click the picture below to view it.

See you at the next lesson!

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Elias's Laughter

Sunday continued with beautiful weather and another fun portrait with 6-month-old Elias. Elias and his mom are visiting Elias's Aunt and Grandma from California and it was a joy to meet them at a park in College Park. Toward the end of the portrait session, something made Elias laugh and laugh and laugh. In an unusual turn of events, Elias's laughter actually made his family (and me!) laugh too. Usually its the other way around so this was a fun change. Love that sincere and happy moment.

Hope y'all are having a wonderful time at the beach! Here's your slideshow!

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Four-legged Friends and Boundless Mia

Friday evening's portrait session was with my neighbor Carole. We did some quick professional headshots and then headed outside for some pictures with her favorite buddies. Don't the pups look like they're smiling?

Then Saturday morning I met the unstoppable Mia. She is so much fun, full of energy and loves to dance. The funniest thing is that her mom thought she may be shy and hiding behind her mom's leg the whole shoot. Boy, was she wrong! Mia is definitely coming into her own as a beautiful and talented 6 year old. Just love the carefree fun expressed through the pictures. Click the image below to view the slideshow.

More to come soon. Had a really fun portrait this afternoon with a fantastic couple - our wedding dance instructors, Liz and Jeff. And yes, there was dancing involved.

Monday, September 22, 2008

2 year old Clark and his trucks

This was a record-breaking weekend for me. 4 portraits in 3 days! Woohoo! I LOVE the fall! And how perfect was the weather?! Just amazing. I've gotta get out into it this evening - now if I could only find some gas. :)

The first portrait of the weekend was Friday morning with Clark. He is an adorable 2 year old who loves trucks. The large dump trucks that were at Piedmont Park (expanding the park and building the infamous parking garage) would have been an ugly interruption for most clients, but Clark was so excited to see them rolling through and happily
boasted his knowledge of colors of each truck as it passed.

I love his innocence and playfulness that came through in these images. Click the image below to view the slideshow.

Thank you Clark and Jackie!

Friday, September 12, 2008

Fun with Words

These are all the most common words on my blog...Funny that I like the word "much" so much. Ooops, now I've used it 2 more times!

Found this awesome site at another photographer's blog, (
Melissa Jill), who in turn found it on another photographer's blog (Matt Nicolosi). I guess this goes to show that we all sometimes need a mindless break from work. You know you do too, so give it a try!

Go to the site,, enter a blog address or RSS feed and the program will automatically generate word art from the most used words on the site. Then you can change colors, font and even the direction of the words. Matt actually put in Obama and McCain's sites and got some interesting results.

Happy Friday!

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Start a new tradition

We've been working on carrying some new and exclusive items just for the holidays since August. It's always strange to think about snow, Christmas, Hannukah and New Year's during the summer heat, but we are really excited about these new items. Check it out...

The snowflake ornament is made of solid pewter and features your favorite picture front and center. Perfect for little hands and feet, a close-up portrait, or a picture of someone sitting pretty like this one.

Then there's the keepsake year frame that features a larger picture and your choice of a 2007 or 2008 charm.

Either can be added to any portrait package or ordered from your portrait session from earlier this year.

Start a new tradition and purchase one every year. Imagine your Christmas tree as your very own photo album. Or when you go party-hopping in December and are taking a bottle of wine to your friends' and family's homes, add these to personalize your gift. They'll love that you thought to give them something special.

Deadline for all holiday orders is Saturday, November 22nd.

Check back soon for more information on holiday ideas and gifts, and click here to join our mailing list to get the information delivered right to your inbox!

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Pins & Needles

Hope you had a fun holiday. My long weekend was great. Got a ton done on the house (yay for our brand new shed and being able to get all our tools out of the house!) and a bit on the wedding (less than 6 weeks to go!), but I was struck with a nasty cold on Sunday. When many people may feel themselves getting sick, they decide to load up on vitamins, fluids and rest. I decided to skip that third item and try to do as much as possible for the yuckiness set in. I managed to mow the lawn, organize some more things in the shed, continue designing on our wedding sign-in book, change the light bulbs in the kitchen and go grocery shopping. I'm crazy, I know. So now I sit in my studio working away, unable to speak because my throat hurts so much. At least there's email and "quiet" productivity. Here's a hot tea and Ricola lozenge toast to feeling better ASAP.