Saturday, November 10, 2007

Maternity Session

Last week I had the honor of photographing these two wonderful parents-to-be who are due later this month with their first precious baby -- a girl! I can't wait to meet their sweet little bundle!

Friday, November 9, 2007

Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep

A few days ago, I was blessed with an incredible opportunity. I was notified that I was accepted to be an affiliate photographer for the "Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep" Foundation.

A little about the Foundation:

When we learn that we are expecting a baby - whether it be a first or sixth - we have a range of emotions - from happiness, to excitement, joy, and sometimes fear and uncertainty. For some families, the fears become a reality when they find out that their baby may have have a life-threatening condition through pre-natal tests. Most of these families will take the journey through the entire pregnancy not knowing what lies ahead for their precious child. Some parents may not find out about a life threatening condition until their baby is born and some will know immediately because their baby was born still. These families aren't thinking about the outfit they will bring their baby home in, or of the future events that will be recorded in scrapbooks. They are forced to think about the very worst because they are told that they must do so.

This is where the Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep (NILMDTS) Foundation can help with the healing process when a precious baby passes on. The thought of having photographs made of the baby may not be at the forefront of the family's mind when facing all of the decisions that they have to make, but soft, gentle heirloom photographs of these beautiful babies are an important part of the healing process. They allow families to honor and cherish their babies, and share the spirits of their lives.

At the request of a family, myself or another local affiliate photographer will go to the hospital or hospice location and provide you with a private portrait session. This service is offered to any family suffering the loss of a child as early as 20 week gestation, as well as children as old as several months. The portraits are then retouched and provided to the family as a DVD slideshow as well as a CD that will allow them to print the portraits of their precious baby. All affiliated photographers graciously donate their time and talents to our families and are proud to offer this service at no cost.

I am honored and blessed to be one of their affiliated photographers. To be able to give these families professional photographs of the precious moments with their baby.

To learn more about the Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep Foundation, contact an area coordinator, or make a much-needed donation, please visit

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Holiday Specials

We're pleased to offer two holiday sets for your holiday portrait needs! And, a special price to go with them!

The Holiday Special is $99.95 plus tax and includes your choice of either 4-4x5 prints or 24 custom designed slimline Holiday cards. Additional portrait prints, custom designed folded cards, and packages are available at special pricing.

Our first set is "A Visit from Santa". We have an all white set, complete with white Christmas tree decorated with white ornaments, white packages with white bows all against a white backdrop. As your child sits for his/her portrait, "Santa's Feet" will appear next to your child as your child looks up at "Santa". Santa won't be here, but Mom and Dad can help us out by putting on our Santa costume as one of Santa's helpers.

The second set is "Winter Wonderland" complete with a winter backdrop, a 4 1/2 foot tall soft snowman, "snow" on the ground and it's not complete without snowballs to have fun with!

These are short 20-minute sessions, so please come dressed and ready. To schedule your appointment, please call the studio at (904) 403-9553 or contact us through our website.