Sunday, July 31, 2011

Trevin's Turning 3! {WNY Portrait Photographer}`

 Trevin is soon to turn 3! His mom Dawn and I had talked about portraits before and she recently got back in touch with me since we're closer to the birthday party. We met last Sunday for a portrait session and a Cake Smash (see, even big kids get to smash a cake around here). While the smash itself is under wraps until the party, these are some of my favorite shots.

 Thanks so much Dawn! I hope your little farm boy has a very happy birthday!

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Simon, 8 months {WNY Portrait Photographer}

 Simon's mama Julia won a session with me about 4 months ago and decided to hold off on it for some good weather. We finally were able to get together a week ago for the session and it was beautiful out. Simon was a more serious little boy but we still managed to pull a few grins and giggles out of him. These are some of my favorite shots.

 Thanks Julia and family for hanging out and being so cool to work with!

Friday, July 29, 2011

Harper, 3 Days Young {WNY Portrait Photographer}

 Harper is my youngest newborn to date at just 3 days young. Her mom Angela did a maternity session back in April and I've been very excited to meet her little girl ever since. We shot in their home with Grandma M and it was a short session because she was a very agreeable baby who was just a joy to photograph. In fact, we'll be shooting again this weekend! These are some of my favorite shots.

 Congratulations Angela, she is a beautiful baby and obviously very much loved.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Arianna, 10 Days Young {WNY Portrait Photographer}

 Arianna's family was gifted a newborn session by Toni the baker for last Friday. She was such a sweet and sleepy little girl and so beautiful in every setup. We started off in studio and ended up outdoors at the park and slept almost throughout the entire 3 hours. These are some of my favorite shots.

 Congratulations to Samantha and Anthony on Arianna's arrival, and many thanks to Toni the baker extroadinaire (who can be found here).

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Patti and Kevin Tie the Knot {WNY Portrait Photographer}

 Patti and Kevin were married the fifteenth and had a beautiful wedding at the Crag Burn Golf Course in East Aurora. Their bridesmaids Angela and Danielle gifted them with a small wedding package with me after Angela nominated them for my Giving is Awesome promotion. They had a beautiful ceremony and afterwards we hit the green for some portraits. These are some of my favorite shots. 

 Congratulations Patti and Kevin! Many thanks to Angela for being awesome enough to give and to both her and Danielle for inviting me to be a part of such a wonderful occasion.

 Don't forget to enter to win a Year of Portraits here.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Tutus and Cake {WNY Portrait Photographer}

 Mom Danielle got caught in traffic on the way to this fun session so we were only able to shoot about half the time we were scheduled but we got some great shots of cuties Adrianna and Kayleigh, fit in their cake and ooh-ed and ahh-ed over two more great tutus from Tutu Glam. These are some of my favorite shots.

 Thanks so much Danielle, they're growing into such beautiful girls.

Monday, July 18, 2011

The H-L Family {WNY Portrait Photographer}

 I've been photographing Kristina and her family with some regularity since April now. First her son Kaleb, than a maternity session, than another session of Kaleb followed by a light painting maternity session. Newborn sessions with Kendell were next and now the whole family has gathered again in front of my camera with their latest bundle. 

 Kristina had nominated the grand prize winner of the Giving is Awesome promotion and she received a credit to be used towards product or a session so she chose to come do a family session at a new favorite location. These are some of my favorite shots.

 Congratulations Kristina, Ricky and Kaleb on beautiful Kendell!

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Lex and Lillie {WNY Portrait Photographer}

Lex and Lillie showed up in front of my lens by way of a gifted session from a long distance relative. We made arrangements to meet up last Sunday with mom Val and dad Mike at one of our many beautiful parks. I didn't know at the time I chose the location that I was going to be photographing the awesome twosome in the exact spot their parents were married. Pretty cool, huh? So we took a walk around the park and played a little. These are some of my favorite shots.

 Thank you so much to the whole family for coming out, I hope everyone is enjoying their portraits and I can't wait to do it again!

To win a Year of Portraits, be sure to click here.

Friday, July 15, 2011

The T Family {WNY Portrait Photographer}

 I really love this family. Well, 80% of it. The other 20% I just met. When I arrived for our session, one boy was in a tree, one was splaying with sticks and the last was kicking around the soccer ball. Super mom Amanda was nominated for the Giving is Awesome fun by Jess.

 "I am nominating my girl Amanda. I don't know anyone as strong as her. She is, basically, a single mom raising 3 boys. Her honey works and lives over 500 miles away and they see each other once every 6-8 weeks for a few days. Amanda a.k.a taxi driver, zoo keeper, maid, cook, nurse, dance mom, karate mom, just to name a few other names.... Amanda has even offered to take on another monster child and watch my Abby rather than me putting her back in daycare. She is an awesome friend and a great mom and deserves this session & prints."
So she won an hour session, because she really is amazing and deserved an hour of having someone bossy to direct her kids and give her a break. Here are some of my favorite shots. 

 Thank you Jess for sending in your nomination and Amanda for being an all around amazing woman!

 If you'd like to win a Year of Portraits go check out this post!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Win a Year of Portraits! {WNY Portrait Photographer}

Welcome to the Big Show! Who's ready to win a year of custom portraiture? If you are than read on! You'll have to follow some steps, share me with your friends and leave some comments but it'll all be worth it if you're the winner.

 First, the prize. One winner will receive a portrait package of 5 sessions to be completed by September 1, 2012. The package will include digital proofs of all finished images, 20-30 finished images per session, the disc of all session images with a printing release AND a 16x24 framed print OR 16 side magazine style album at the end of the year! 

 Second, how do you win? You're going to earn points! You'll have until August 15th to earn points and get that much closer to winning A Year of Portraits! Just follow the steps below, and please don't cheat. I will be verifying the winner's points and keeping track for the following month. If the winner can't have all points and steps verified the person with the second highest amount of points will win.

 The steps and their value...

  1. You must be logged into your Facebook account and go here. "Like" my page and leave a comment below saying you have done so (if you're already a fan just say so). You must leave your FB link in the comment so I can verify you.  10 points.
  2. Subscribe or follow this Blog and leave a comment. If you already do follow the Blog, you qualify as long as you leave a comment. 10 points.
  3. Update your Facebook status to say "Win a Year of Portraits with @Bossy Photographer. Follow me to !" You can do this once a day through August 15. Come back here and comment that you did so with your FB link for verification. 2 points per update (maximum of 1 per day).
  4. Tell your friends about me! For every new "Like" I get, thanks to you, you earn points. Tell them to say "Your Name sent me and I'm a new fan!" They will only be counted at the end of the contest for accurate points. If they are not still a fan August 15 they will not be counted. I will be keeping a list of who referred who going. 5 points per new fan. 
  5. If someone you referred to me books a session (and says they're booking thank to you) you receive 15 points.
  6. If you book a new session between now and August 15, you will receive 1 point per dollar paid. Example, if you book a half hour for 1 during the Baby Weekend, you'll receive 55 points, if you book an hour long family session you'll receive 150 points. 

Finally, the fine print. Each session will be good for up to 5 people, additional people per session are $25 per person. Sessions are up to an hour, any additional time will be charged at the regular over time rate of $50.00 an hour due before images are completed. Sessions can not be scheduled during a Baby Weekend or any other marathon weekend.  Package is valued at $1,000.00 and is non-transferrable or redeemable for any other product or cash. If you do not call or email to reschedule a session, and do not show for a scheduled session than a rebooking fee will be charged of $50.00 per session, I reserve the right to cancel remaining package if this is a common occurrence. Travel is not included. You must live within 90 miles of zip code 14201.

Good Luck everyone! Context ends at 11:59 p.m. on August15.

Olivia and Sophia, and a Cake Smash! {WNY Portrait Photographer}

 Toni the baker shared my work with her best friend Melissa. Melissa decided to book a year's worth of sessions! So we got to meet last week at the first session in-home. They happen to live close to a farm with some retired horses and I was given permission by the owner to bring his horses on out and use his land for some photo ops. Since Olivia recently had her first birthday we also did a Cake Smash for Olivia while I was there. It was a great day. These are some of my favorite shots.