Thursday, March 31, 2011

Seniors: [Brittnee]

Meet Brittnee. She's a senior at Washington High School and is heading off to college at I.U. this fall.

Her shoot started downtown South Bend, at our studio, and as you can probably already tell, the camera loved her!

She was after something 'different' and she was willing to do whatever we came up with - along with some GREAT suggestions of her own!

Britnee's equally gorgeous mom Tanita, was by her side, helping with outfit changes and simply being an awesome, encouraging onlooker to her beautiful daughter. 

It was a privilege to photograph her awesome style and we really must say, one more time, she's a natural in front of the camera!

Happy Spring! FREE Spring Session Giveaway Winner!

First and foremost, we would like to thank each and every one of you for entering. We appreciate your support – and you, our clients, make us LOVE even more, what we have the privilege of doing.

As a ‘thank you’, to everyone who entered the spring giveaway, we’re offering 30% off ALL of our session fees through the end of May! Just to get an idea of how much you could save, our family sessions begin at $225. With a 30% discount, your cost would be $157.50! You can check out our packages and prices by visiting our website, here. As another bonus, if you order prints from your session, we'll offer a 30% discount on those as well. You'll also get a FREE 8x10, just for booking a session with us. We simply want to THANK YOU for your continued support!

Ok, now to the winner! To draw a winner, we used In all, there were a total of 25 entries – the RandomPicker generated a random number for all entries. Then all the records were sorted by that unique number, so the result would indeed, be random. So, without further waiting, the winner is … Dana Ruth! Congratulations!

Here is the list of ALL entries, with their random IDs. (please click picture to view at original size)

Here is the FINAL DRAW ... congrats to Dana Ruth! (please click picture to view at original size)
Again, thank you to each of you for entering the drawing! Please contact us if you'd like to take advantage of the special offers, exclusively for those of you who entered. We would LOVE to celebrate spring with each of you! :) Have a blessed day!

~Emily and Erin

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Beautiful YOU

It really is a joy to be able to bring out the BEST in people. It's one of the amazing things that we get to do behind the camera.

It's our goal, each and every time we photograph someone, to make them not only feel comfortable, but also beautiful.

Most often, people can't see how beautiful they are. We are so conditioned to think that if we don't look a certain way, match a certain style, or be a specific weight, we aren't good enough.Well, that's all wrong. YOU are beautiful, just the way YOU are. You are unique, you are talented, you are fabulous, you are YOU. And there isn't anyone who can diminish that. So keep being YOU - because YOU are beautiful just the way YOU are. :)

Saturday, March 19, 2011

FREE Spring Session Giveaway!

We LOVE when the season’s changes - they're just one of the AMAZINGLY beautiful things we have the privilege of experiencing in this beautiful state. So, we’re celebrating the arrival of spring, by giving away a FREE session! That’s right, FREE! Whether you want to get the whole family together for a family session, snap some photos of you and your honey, or just get some shots to model your beautiful, fabulous spring style, it's up to you!

To qualify, all you have to do is LIKE us on Facebook, share this blog post on your profile, and say hello on our Facebook page so we know you want to enter! We’ll draw a random winner on March 31st.

What you have to look forward to:

- Up to a 2-hour session wherever you’d like! (If you need a few location suggestions, let us know and we’ll throw some out there!)

- An online gallery of your images to share with friends and family.

- A disc of 15 high resolution images from your session, to print at your leisure.

- A FREE 8x10 mounted print of your favorite shot!

Happy Spring and good luck!

Friday, March 4, 2011

Balance - Motherhood - JOY

It's been a few weeks since I've blogged. A little behind - I'm sorry my friends!

With being a new mom and going back to my full-time job, things have been well, busy! However, I love life - and I simply LOVE being a mom. It's the GREATEST joy of my life. It's one of those things that I just cannot describe in words. I imagine all you moms out there feel the same way. :)

Anyway, it's a struggle sometimes, to find balance in everything. I think often times, in our country, the fast pace lifestyle is just NORMAL. We forget sometimes to take a breather from EVERYTHING because we're taught that if we're NOT busy, we're not productive, or we're not contributing. For me, this change in my life is a learning process. While I struggle to maintain some sense of balance, I desire SO STRONGLY to pursue my dreams - probably more so now, because I am a mom. I want my son to grow up knowing that despite the struggle it can be to chase your dreams, it's certainly worth it.

So here we are - trying to maintain some balance - all while trying to raise a kiddo and chasing the BIG dreams. While the road is long, and perhaps a little rough at times, it's the JOY of it all that makes it worth EVERY single moment.

Eli Joseph - 11 weeks - 15.9 pounds (he's going to be a big boy!)