I feel like all my blog posts start off with “I’m a bad blogger,” so I’m just going to skip that part and get right down to it.  :D

I had the pleasure of photographing S and N’s engagement session a couple weeks ago at Piedmont Park in Atlanta.  We seriously lucked out with the weather, especially considering the fact that we had snow exactly one week before their session.  :D

The warmer temperatures and sunshine brought out my fellow Atlantans in full force, though.  Meaning, the park was PACKED!  It was wall-to-wall people, and I think there were two dogs for every person in attendance at the park that day.  LOL  But it was gorgeous, and S and N were a lot of fun.  So we had a great time.  :)

And now a few of my favorites from the day…

Engagement Session at Piedmont Park

Engagement Session at Piedmont Park

Engagement Session at Piedmont Park

Engagement Session at Piedmont Park

Engagement Session at Piedmont Park

Congratulations on your engagement, and good luck with the wedding!  I wish you both the best.  :)

Once again I’m behind on blogging.  I would complain about being busy, but it’s a good thing so I’ll just say I’ve been keeping my readers in suspense instead.  ;-)

This past weekend I met up with Brian and Lori for their engagement session, and I had a BLAST!  These two are just so much fun, and their session felt more like hanging out with old friends.

We really wanted to do something that reflected them and their fun personalities, so we met up at their favorite bar in town:  the Highlander.  I’d never been there before, but I could see why Brian and Lori like it so much.  Trust me when I say there were plenty of photo opps down there.  :D

After hanging out for a bit they decided to play air hockey.  And the really fun photos began…

I’d love to say that Lori totally kicked Brian’s butt at air hockey but she didn’t.  I’m pretty sure he cheated, though.  :D

After air hockey we decided to take a stroll down Virginia.  Along the way we ran across some very cool graffiti so we grabbed a few shots.

Opting to pay heed to the “No Trespassing” graffit we decided to scoot out of there and walk down to a cute little children’s park.  We were slightly distracted by a variety store that sold a plethora of fun junk that we couldn’t pass up.  So, of course, I had to take pictures of the shopping experience.  At one point one of the store clerks came up to me and asked, “Can I help you find anything ma’am?”  I was squatting down taking a picture of Brian and Lori battling with light sabers (photo to follow), so he asked, “Oh, are you taking photos of your kids?”  He peeked around the corner, saw Brian and Lori battling, looked at me with one quick blink, and walked away without saying another word.  Hahahaha!  :D

Good vs. Evil.  I’m pretty sure Lori DID win this battle.  lol

I figured a manager was being alerted to our presence so we decided to grab our treasures and check out.  On our way to the children’s park I saw a bunch of newspaper stands and decided to recreate a shot by the oh-so-talented Anne Ruthmann.  I loved the colors and how well Brian and Lori coordinated with them.  :)

The children’s park had lots of fun spots to take photos, and we took full advantage of every single one.

Congratulations, you two!  I had a great time, and I cannot wait for your wedding.  I have no doubt it’s going to be even more fun than your engagement session.  :)

Ok, you crazy kids. I am *this* close to finalizing the details for this year’s Family Portrait Month. I’m really excited about participating again this year, and I hope you all will help me double what I donated last year!

Here’s what I’ve got so far:

1.  I am waiving the session fee for ALL portrait sessions held during the month of October this year. They don’t have to be family portrait sessions. Maternity and newborn sessions qualify as well. In lieu of the session feel I am asking for a $75 minimum donation. I will contribute 100% of these donations to Operation Smile.

2.  I will also donate 25% of all print sales that result from these October sessions.

3.  Clients who purchase a 16×20 canvas (or larger) will receive two complimentary Grandparent Portraits (11×14 or smaller).

4.  This year I will be offering two holiday card options. Stay tuned for those details, including samples of the design options available.

5.  Bring in your child’s Halloween costume and receive one complimentary 5×7 of your kiddo in his/her costume!

    Operation Smile really is a wonderful cause, and I hope you all will help me celebrate Family Portrait Month this year! I cannot image a better gift to give than the gift of a smile. :)

    Sessions are filling up quickly, so please give me a call at 678.860.5007 to reserve your date. Also, if you haven’t already please sign up for the Eclectic Photo E-Newsletter so you can stay in the loop on specials, new products, etc. I’m going to send out a newsletter in the next week with the full details for Family Portrait Month.

    Thanks so much, and I hope you all have a great week!