Wednesday, January 28, 2009

|One More| charlotte, nc photographer

A few days before our snow day, I noticed a flower bush in front of our house had buds all over it. I couldn't believe it! It's not cold here compared to other states, but it gets pretty chilly so I was surprised to see these pretty little bright pink buds growing. In North Carolina, our weather is very fickle. One day it'll be 70 degrees, and the next it'll be freezing, or in this case, snowing. I thought this was the perfect picture to describe NC and it's crazy weather. This wasn't a spontaneous spring snow shower. It's winter here, full blown winter since the coldest days usually kick in around January around here. How pretty are these perfectly bright pink buds covered in snow? They are dead now. They couldn't survive in those freezing temps, but I look forward to seeing them again soon.

Monday, January 26, 2009

|A Rare Snow Day| charlotte, nc child photographer

If you live in NC, you know that it's pretty rare to get a lot of snow. We might see a few flurries, or even get a light dusting, but it seems like the snow always skips us over! I remember when I was a little kid, it used to snow all the time! What happened? Now we just have unusually warm winters and crazy hot and humid summers, lol. Although we didn't get a white Christmas, I was so excited when I seen we were going to get snow. All my fellow NC'ers were saying we probably wouldn't get it but I had hope :) I was like a little kid again that night. I got out of bed a few times to see if it was snowing yet, and when I finally see some at 4am, I woke my husband up just to tell him. He wasn't amused, haha. But I was mostly excited for Jace! I knew he was going to love it and this was the first time he seen it where he could actually have fun with it! He had a blast throwing snowballs at everyone and everything (even passing cars-eek!) and hasn't quit talking about it even though it's been melted and long gone for a while now. I know us southerns drive those northerns that see snow way too much crazy, lol...but since we never get it, I just had to make a post dedicated to snow. We love snow.

Monday, January 19, 2009

|Custom Photography rocks!| charlotte, nc child photographer

I know a lot of people have asked themselves the same question when they are searching for a photographer that is just right for them and their family. Why does it cost so much? I was visiting a very talented photographers blog one day recently and found that they had posted this article for their clients. I couldn't not post it. I think it explains everything! Times are hard right now for everyone, including us...and I know that a lot of people consider custom photography to be a luxury, and it is. But unlike a cup of Starbucks or a new outfit, special photographs capture something you can never get back. A moment in time. Memories that can fade. A recent client of mine that hired me to photograph her newborn daughter had a very heartwarming testimonial for me and I can't get one certain thing she said out of my mind.

"Seeing them in print in my hands made me tear up, they are beautiful and when I looked at them and then looked at [the baby], it made me so happy that we did this because she has already outgrown that newborn look."

Hearing things like that from my clients make my job that much more meaningful to me. I know how important it is to me to have photos of my son, and I love capturing those moments that are going to put the biggest smile on my face when he's older. I adore the snapshots I take as well, but it's so much fun to put some creativity into it. It's a lot of work, but it's fun and I wouldn't trade it for anything.

So if you have a moment, please take a look at this article. It really puts into perspective why custom photography is so special and answers that same ol' questions "why does it cost so much?".

Why Does Custom Photography Cost More?

And because it's so weird to post without a picture, look at this little guy. This is my little man, who turned 3 on January 11th. Wow. It's been 3 years. I cannot believe it. Time flies and so much changes but my love for him somehow grows more and more everyday. It doesn't seem possible to love him more, but I do. God definitely gives parents the ability to love unconditionally and without limits.

Friday, January 2, 2009

|Please Note..| charlotte, nc child photographer

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