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Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Halloween!

Jake Pumpkin copy

Holiday Cards are here!

Holiday cards are here! With so many different choices, there is surely a card to fit every family. Thanks to the wonderful creators of these templates! Holiday cards include white envelopes. 25/$40.

Tina's Christmas Wonder T6 sample
red floral holiday card sample

KMP-5x7blue_snowflake_card_share copy

RedVertXmas copy

Tina's Christmas Wonder T2 samples

Tina's Christmas Wonder T4 samples

Card P template sample copy

polkadotsredgrnILPsample copy

I'll update this post many times as I finish other sample cards.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

FYI: Deadline for Christmas orders

If you plan on ordering items for Christmas, keep these deadlines in mind:

Prints: November 23

Holiday Cards: November 23

Canvas Art: November 15

Photo jewelry: November 17

Photo Purses: November 17

Accordian Brag Books: November 17

Coffee Table Books: November 15

New Website!!!!

My new website is live! The address is still http://www.frogsandfaeriesphotography.com/, but it's wayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy better now! It is definitely still a work in progress, but don't be afraid to stop on by. I hope to have it completely finished within the next week.

I also want to take the time to thank all of my loyal clients. I have spent the past 2 1/2 years devouring everything I could about photography, honing my skill, and practicing on some wonderful subjects. I feel that I am now at a level comparative to the top photographers in our area.

With the completion of my new website, I will also be incorporating my professional pricing guide. There will be several policy changes as well as price changes. If you have already booked a session for November, current pricing will, of course, be honored. Once the new pricing guide is in place, all subsequent sessions will be subjected to these changes.

With these policy and pricing changes, I will be moving into more of the fine art realm. My goal is, and always has been, to create amazing memories to decorate your home and life forever. I will be offering fine art canvases, exquisite proof books, leather bound coffee table books and framed artwork.

Keep spreading the word about Frogs and Faeries. VIP clients receive a discounted price guide!

Thanks again to the most wonderful (and beautiful!) clients in the world!


A few from my mini-session with Mr. M

This afternoon, I met up with Mason and his mom for a mini 9 month session. He is so cute! With that red hair and those blue eyes, but, hey, I may just be slightly partial to those features!


You know I love the close-ups! After looking closer at this one, I think it would be cool with a texture added to it. If I have time, I might be back on to repost an updated edit!

Here's the one with the texture:

Look at that big boy standing!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Baby #2

Meet Baby Maylee. Mom was in for her maternity session not that long ago. You may even recognize her! Baby Maylee was so, so, so good for me! She slept 95% of the time! I want to take this session to remind any of you Mommies-to-be out there, younger is definitely better. Baby Maylee is only six days old, not my youngest, but pretty darn close. I really love Days 5 and 6 for newborn sessions. They are still really bendy, really sleepy, and I can get them into so many great poses.

I've done this pose on black, but I'm really liking it here on white.



Mom - this one's for you!

Baby Maylee was so smiley! I captured at least 4 or 5!

I love this one!



Baby #1

This morning, I met up with a neighbor for her son's newborn pictures. Little Eli is actually 4 weeks old, but still so small. He definitely made me work for my money! It took about 45 minutes to get him into a good deep sleep, but it was oh, so worth it!


One wakey shot

Ahh, finally asleep!



Starting the holiday season off a little early!

Just one for now!

I had two great newborn sessions today, but I won't lie to ya - I worked my hiney off for the better part of six hours straight! The fam and I are about to go out for Mexican (yum!), but I just had to post one. (Don't worry, I'll be back later with more!) I have been dying to recreate this awesome shot I saw on one of my favorite newborn photographer's website. This little girl was so good to me, and Mom and Dad were so kind to let me play! Let me know what you think!


Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Happy Birthday Austin!

A couple weeks ago, I had the opportunity to photograph Austin's first birthday party. Mom has been patiently waiting for the preview on here. Thanks for being so patient, Mom!! First birthday parties are always so special, and Mom did an amazing job decorating.






One from my Fall Mini-session Today

Rex came for the Fall Mini-session today. He has the most amazing brown eyes. Mom, Grandma, and Rex - thanks for braving the cold today!

Mom, you may be able to help me out here: Is that Rex's button or a chocolate M&M? :)

Mini Fall Session with my Babes

After my mini session with Rex today, I took my kiddos out for a few minutes. All in all we were probably out there for less than 10 minutes. My babies were so good! Even Brooklyn was all smiles!

Baby Jake in his pumpkin hat

We all know he's still a pumpkin even without the hat!
She made me so proud!

Brooklyn wanted her picture taken in front of the "flow-was"!!

Foxworthy Take Two!

About a month ago, I met up with the Foxworthy family for a mini-session at the Pumpkin Patch. Yesterday, it was our full session for both three year old Logan and Little Sis Trista who is almost three months. These kiddos are so sweet. Enjoy your preview, Mom!


Isn't she just the sweetest?
I try to do this pose with each family. We tried so hard to get this shot, that I just had to show it to Mom!
This is my favorite from the session. I love the color of their skin so rosy and warm!

Fall Mini Sessions Still Available

I have several openings still available for Fall Mini sessions today. One at 4:30 and another at 5:30. Click here for info an the mini-sessions. The set-up is really cute. I have lots of different types of pumpkins, hay bales, corn stalks, mums and fall leaves. Bring your kiddo in a fall outfit, then we'll finish up in their Halloween costume! Call quick if you're interested!

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Here's Mason again!

Mason brought his family in for a fall session today. :) Mason was so good and full of smiles this time. I am so happy to have some great smiley captures for you, Mom! I just love this family; they are so great to work with. Dad even invited me to take some pictures of him dove hunting! He, he.

I got this shot maybe 30 seconds into the session. We were all so excited! I mean a one year old and a dog both looking at the camera???!!!
Meet Titus. Isn't he spectacular?





Mom - here's a good fall pic for you!! Mason is waving at his Daddy here.
I love the colors in this one and how Mom's shirt matches so well!