Thursday, September 30, 2010

Horse and Carriage, Henna Painted Hands and Bollywood

A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to photograph an Indian wedding with Drew Newman Photography. Drew and I have known each other for a while, but this was the first time we got to work together. It was also the first time I ever photographed an Indian wedding. Since I have always been interested and fascinated by cultural and religious customs (thus my degree in Social Anthropology) I was really excited to see all the details of the weekend celebration. I only shot for 8 hours of the three day event and I was exhausted. I don't know how Drew does it. :)

Here are some of my favorite shots from the morning Barat (groom riding in on a horse and carriage to meet the bride's family) and the final reception that evening.

The groomsmen dancing and singing to some awesome bollywood music.
I must admit that I was dancing while I shot. It was impossible not to.

The groom's father happy as can be.

Ronnie, the groom, getting down, while both families circle him.

Neely, the beautiful bride, celebrating at the reception.

Stunning clothing, jewelry and Henna painting.

Just the girls - singing to Beyonce's "Put a Ring On It"

The Museum School Project - continued

Things are really coming along with the project. The shoot was a huge success. With lots of help from Jen Singh and the Kindergarten teacher, Jennifer Pomfret, three K students played in a beautiful park near our studio while I snapped away. My vision came to fruition and I am so excited to share the final art piece next week. Below is a short documentary of the photo shoot. (Thanks to my hubby, Nick, for "video'ing.") And thanks to the parents for volunteering their excellent models. :)

In other related news, two businesses have stepped up to sponsor the project and I couldn't be happier. Salon Red Kids, a local Decatur hair salon specializing in kids cuts, and the photo lab who prints all our fine art metal prints have both contributed to making this project happen. Thank you both so much for your support. I know the school truly appreciates your generosity to make this happen.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Holiday Deadlines

We're gearing up for a busy season of holiday portraits and I don't know about you, but I'm ready for cooler temps and changing leaves.

Don't wait until the last minute to book your holiday session. All Portrait Packages include a Planning Meeting and a Design Appointment, so keep in mind that the entire process often takes 3-4 weeks (and that doesn't include order production time). We have limited availability for sessions based on the following deadlines.

  • October 31st - Deadline for regular-priced Portrait Sessions (after this date, any holiday portraits will be subject to a 25% rush fee)
  • November 15th - Deadline for all Album orders.
  • November 21st - Final deadline for all holiday Portrait Sessions
  • December 1st - Final deadline for all orders for holiday cards, framing, jewelry/ornaments, Wall Collections, Collages, Fine Art Canvas and Fine Art Metal
  • December 8th - Final deadline for all single enlargement orders

Holiday Portraits at holiday time. The holidays are a perfect time to photograph your family because everyone is in town! Our natural at-home portrait sessions incorporate everyone from newborns to great-grandparents, and everyone in between. Large family? We love capturing the essence of family relationships and no family is too large for us. We structure our sessions around fun holiday activities like decorating the tree, wrapping gifts and playing games. Contact the studio to schedule your session.

* If you need to schedule or order beyond these dates, we will try to accommodate you the best we can, but rush charges will apply.

Monday, September 20, 2010

NEW - iPhone, Blackberry, iPad Custom Skins

Introducing SKINS! What's a SKIN? It's a durable 3M vinyl that transforms any phone/PDA into a one-of-a-kind art piece. Select your photo and we'll create your customized skin just for you. What's better than being reminded of your favorite people everyday and showing them off to everyone you know?!

The skins are low-profile and won't interfere with docking, charging or any other accessories. They don't leave any residue behind so when you're ready for an update, simply peel off the old one and replace it with a photo taken during your most recent session.

All orders placed between now and November 1st are eligible to receive a FREE custom iPhone, Blackberry, or other cell phone/PDA skin.*

iPhone/Blackberry/all other cell phone skins = $75 value
iPad skin = $100 value

*Free with a minimum order of $700. One per family. Orders may not be combined. Promotion is only valid at Design Appointment.

Book your session now by contacting the studio at 404-nine six six-7272.