Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Nia & Austin - NC Engagement Photography

For the second part of Nia and Austin's engagement session we headed to the furniture factory and warehouse district of Lexington, NC. We had a break in the action when 3 policemen showed up. three. really? We wondered if they thought we were dangerous criminals or were just really bored. (Either way, I'm thankful for law enforcement guys that help keep us safe.)

Here are the photos from engagement marathon part dos: Grunge Nia and Austin.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

North Carolina Engagement Photography

What's a good engagement session without the cops getting called?

THREE, no less!! 

More from Austin and Nia's engagement session tomorrow.

Monday, June 27, 2011

i heart ___.

I'm going to try a new feature on the blog. I'm starting small and going to see where it goes; maybe nowhere, maybe somewhere. We'll see what happens. One of my favorite things on others' blogs (photographers, friends, family) is when they share lists of their interests. This sort of goes along with everyone's new favorite, pintrest, but I don't need a new distraction. So I'm choosing to stay away. I'm inspired by Faith, and Jasmine (of course we're on a first name basis!), and I believe I've seen some of my local photographer friends share some of their favorite things from their houses or work space on their blogs. I enjoy seeing that part of people's lives.

If this becomes a regular thing, I'd love to hear your suggestions for a title. I'm not as creative with my words as I am with my art, so I need your help. 
For now, the title is I heart blank. :) And these are some of my faves.

1. these pretty orange, double daylilies that came from my great grandparent's farm. 

I don't know if they came from plants from 50 or 75 or 100 years ago, but I think they are awesome. So it seems my mother's Granny and Grandsir have given me a long, lean skeletal structure with a really high probability of early osteoporosis and pretty orange flowers for my yard. I'll take it (and a calcium supplement).

2. my future sis-in-law and brother's wedding save-the-date postcards with vintage stamps.

Country. Vintage-y. Real, oldschool stamps, customized for Jonathan and me. Hand canceled. Adorable models. I love it. And I'm looking forward to their wedding in the fall, and the parties between now and then. 

3. my fluffy boy dog, Ben

Oh yes. Go ahead and get ready for plenty of Ben photos. He is our lanky, curly, goldendoodle. Poodles are supposedly water retrievers, so we try to help Ben embrace his inner poodle and let him swim and retrieve tennis balls from the water a lot during the summer. Enjoy those last two phone photos.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Nia & Austin - North Carolina Engagement Photography

I met with a customer today and as I was leaving she said, "update your blog!!" Apparently I just needed a little encouragement. So for her and all you other photo blog stalkers here you go: Nia and Austin - engagement marathon part uno.

Jonathan and I went to Lexington, NC in April (on the tornado day) to photograph my brother, Austin, and his soon-to-be-bride, Nia. She is a professional photographer too, and Austin frequently assists and shoots with her. So it was fun for me to have them on the other side of the camera.You can read about the sweet proposal from Nia's perspective on her photo blog.

We had a marathon photo shoot, so yall get to see these photos in at least 3 parts. We started the shoot with lunch and the biggest banana split I've ever seen at the Bar-B-Q Center in Lexington, NC. Today you get to enjoy Retro Nia and Austin.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Beginner Photography Class Scheduled -- NC Family Photographer

The next beginner photography class is on the calendar: 9:30 am -12:30 pm, Saturday, July 9th.

Here are all the details again--the class is $100 per person and must have a minimum of 3 participants.

Each person will receive a textbook to keep as a reference. The class will last 3 hours and will be limited to 3-5 people.

I will help you learn more about your camera and take better photos of your kids and friends. Here is some of what we will discuss:

- 10 tips for Taking Better Pictures
- Introduction to Exposure
- Shutter Speed
- Aperture
- Using your Camera's Basic Settings
- Lens Overview

This is a great time of year for a class to learn to use your camera better--right before the start of summer.
Email me to book your spot or ask questions.

I am also offering one-on-one photography classes. One-on-one classes are great for people that would like to learn more about their specific camera. In a beginner one-on-one class we'll cover the basics of what goes into an exposure, go over the features of your camera, and help you learn when to use certain features of your camera to all you to take better pictures. We'll cover the differences between different lenses and which lens is best during different circumstances. A three-hour one-on-one class at your home or mine is $250.

You can now pay online for the beginner group class: $100

enter class date

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