Friday, March 2, 2012

Happy 1st Birthday, Babies! {WNY Portrait Photographer}

 The end of 2011 and beginning of 2012 has brought me a handful of cute birthday sweethearts! Each were in to document their first birthday and were adorable as can be. It's amazing to see the difference between babies at that age. Some are walking, some are crawling, some are shy and some are grinning ear to ear. Each was wonderful and here they are!

 Lola and Landon were my first birthday kids in over the holidays and I just love twins! Mom, Emily, forewent the Cake Smash route in favor of bright and colorful balloons, streamers and fun accessories. They were a bit shy but loved the balloons and being given ample space to roam. After some time, patience and encouraging they opened up- Lola is a total diva and Landon is a shy little peanut! 

(Don't you just love their hair? I do!) 

 Gigi came in right after Christmas with her mom, Cait, and big sister, Fiona, for her third session. This one was extra special since we were celebrating her first birthday with a big Smash! She came in and was dolled up in the poofiest dress I have ever seen, and I have to admit that I was a little jealous. We played for the first half with blocks and books and she danced to a couple of her favorite songs. After, we pulled out her birthday cake for the smash and discovered that Fifi had already helped herself to some icing!

 It was her first cake and she was going off the wall after she attacked it on her own for 10 minutes. After she started running laps (no kidding) around the studio, we let Fifi in on the fun. The sisters helped each other demolish half the cake and they left with full bellies and a messy cake tier.

Sweet Amelia had her first birthday session and Cake Smash just after the New Year and I couldn't think of a better way to start it off! We've gotten together with her mama, Jess, and family around 7 times now and she just gets cuter and cuter with each session. I just loved all her silly smiles and curiosity over her cake. I don't know many babies who don't love eating cake, but she was one of them! She did like squishing in it though, which made for some great shots. So while smashing may not have been her thing, I think anyone will agree that is one of the sweetest faces ever!

 Savannah is my latest birthday cutie, and sweet as can be. Would you just look at those big, blue eyes? You can tell she's taking in everything she's watching. She is, by far, one of the messiest Smashers I have ever seen in action. That just made it all the more fun! I'm not entirely sure how much of the cake actually ended up in her mouth, but it certainly was everywhere else! I just loved watching her explore with touch, smell and taste and hope she had just as much fun at her birthday party.

 Thanks to all the parents who brought in all of their birthday babies! I'm looking forward to many future milestone sessions.

 Cakes were provided by Cake And Dazzle
 Lace Petti Rompers can be purchased from La Mia Bella
 Bow tie and most headbands are from Bella & the Fellas.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Lightning Round 2, Baby Edition! {WNY Portrait Photographer}

 I am one very lucky girl, not only am I fortunate enough to spend my work days surrounded by wonderful and unique families but I also get to meet brand new, snuggly, perfect newborns. And here's 7 of them Born between November 2nd and January 3rd. Aren't they just beautiful? (And out of order. Sorry families!)

 Adeline is one of the most alert newborns I have ever met, but oh so sweet. Her parents and big sister welcomed her into the world on Dec 2nd and couldn't have been happier to meet her. We shot in home because she was born via c-section and we got to spend a lot of time getting to know each other as I tried to talk her in to taking a nap. My favorite shot of her is of her laying on her parent's bed once she did finally drift off. It just looks ideal. Addie is one of my Watch Me Grow babies and I love getting to document them as they hit different milestones!

 Emma is one of the most cuddly babies I've ever met, and definitely the biggest! She came in to the world, quickly, weighing in at 9 lbs, 9 ozs about two weeks early. Her parents are beyond in love with her and they make a sweet little family. While I worked to photograph Emma, she gave one of the cutest smiles and was just the easiest girl to work on.

 Oh Gia! Look at all of that hair!!! Gia is actually the youngest of the bunch, born just after the new year began. She was born later than expected and the smallest of the bunch. After shooting her family's portraits last spring, and mommy's maternity session in October, I knew I was going to just fall in love with this sweet girl. Since she came in with mom and Grandma, I made sure to get a picture of the three of them. Of course, because of all the hair, I also sent them home with headbands after making sure to get a detail shot of that downy soft hair. Really hoping she doesn't lose it all before the next family portrait!

 Jaxson was hands down, the easiest newborn I have ever worked with! I don't think I've ever had such an easy time shooting as many different poses in such a short period of time. I'm pretty sure he didn't take one break, he was so cozy! Because he was comfortable, we were able to photograph him with his parents wedding rings, a gifted blanket, his hat that was made for him, some sweet booties and some fun stuff from the studio. It was a great session and I hope to see him again in the future!

 Oliver was the oldest of my newborns, making him a little more fussy. We met when he was a month old for a session at home, right after Addi's. When photographing newborns, patience is the biggest virtue a photographer can have, right there with talent and skill. It took just over an hour to get his mama's requested portrait with him, but it was soo worth it to get those beautiful, calm eyes with his mother's stunning smile.
 He was such a hungry little guy that I think we spent more downtime getting to know everyone while he nursed than shooting, so I invited him with his mom and sisters back to my studio for some more shots the following week. Again, worth it!
 Also, it's important to be able to laugh at the ridiculous during newborn sessions. Oli peed on himself while we were getting his last in home shot of him cradled in mom and dad's hands and pooped all over his poor mama while we were working on their portrait together. I know some parents have become embarrassed in studio by these things, but it's natural and can happen at times that make it almost comical. Dads get the horrified look and moms apologize, but it happens almost every single time. I just laugh it off- poop happens!

 Peyton surprised us all by arriving about 6 weeks early so we met when she was about a month old. She was another cozy baby who I couldn't get enough of. I almost didn't get that beautiful smile though as it happened just as I was turning to adjust a light. The only time she wasn't thrilled to be touched and prodded was during her portrait in the main studio room with her big sister, she was just too comfortable in her bed of blankets in the newborn room. She was back in a week later for holiday portraits and I'm excited about tomorrow since it's time for her 4 month session as part of her Watch Me Grow package!

 Would you just look at the beautiful lips on Sophia Lorianna? Her family was given a gift certificate as a birth gift by one of my regular families and I was just smitten from the moment she came in the door! Another super easy to work with baby who loved to be cuddled- I was on cloud 9. Some of my preferred vendors had recently sent me some wonderful newborn items before I met Sophia and because she was so easy to work with I was able to knock a lot of the shots out for them. She's another one of my Watch Me Grow babies and I am so excited about what the rest of her first year will bring us!

Let's Play Catch Up, the 2011 Holiday Lightning Round {WNY Portrait Photographer}

First off, all of these fabulous kids and families deserve their own special Blog post, but with my recent burst of business I fear it would be June before I caught up. Twice I had every good intention of being caught up with all night Blogathons but there are only so many hours and so very many sessions to catch up on. This is about half of my remaining 2011 sessions to post. I hope you enjoy them all just as much as I enjoyed spending time with and photographing my clients.

 This is Dylan and he is an awesome kid. He still tells his mama how beautiful she is and that he loves her, though giggling through it in front of strangers. He's a handsome dude who told me all bout his martial arts class and what he likes about it.

 These are the G kids, and each is as unique and wonderful as they appear. Mom, Jill, had a couple of shots in mind before meeting up with me for our holiday session and I think we caught exactly what she was going for. Your children are just lovely Jill!

 One of my favorite babies, Grayson, turned 6 months old just in time for the holidays. He made the perfect little Santa and has one of the greatest baby boy smiles you could ask for. It's almost time for your 9 month session, Grayson!

 I don't adore many sets of siblings the way I adore the H girls. They are, by far, some of the prettiest girls and also some of the sweetest. I've photographed them a million times already and would love to do it a million more! Their parents are pretty spectacular too. ;)

 Like Grayson, Jaxson came in for his 6 month session and holiday portraits. He played with his beautiful mama, Kristin, and sat with one of his dad's ornaments from when he was a little boy. He is an amazing baby, just an all around sweetheart.

  I've photographed Nate and Maddie on a couple of occasions, and it was so nice to get to finally meet and shoot the whole M family! They are a fun family who have a lot of fun, Maddy is the typical girly girl (she modeled a headband while visiting my studio and got to take it home with her) and Nate is your typical, mischievous boy. I'm always excited for sessions with these two.

 Oh my! The K boys are just perfect! Perfect manners, good looks and the right amount of curiosity and enthusiasm. Mom, Kara, joined in the action at the end of the session while the boys looked over their Polar Express book. Isn't she gorgeous? They also won a contest I had in December and are picking up an Organic Bloom framed 16x20 when they come in for a session Monday. I can't wait to see them in the ties we have for them!

 The other M family wanted to shoot outdoors like their 2010 holiday portraits, so we headed to Ellicott Creek Park. It was shocking to see how big their youngest has gotten and their two oldest are maturing. Always wonderful to spend time with, I had a blast chatting with them as we worked on their early day session.

 Naomi's mom brought her in for her second birthday and holiday portraits. She is a sweet, quiet little girl with the prettiest blonde ringlets. She had fun playing with the toys I keep in my studio and riding the rocking horses. Her mom's favorite picture was the last one because it looks like she's praying to her.

 Neven had his 3 month holiday portraits to look forward to and he was the cutest thing ever with his little tongue sticking out and joyful smiles for everyone. Because of a case of the cranks, we split his session in to a 2 parter so we could get everything his wonderful parents wanted. I just swoon for that sweet little face!

 Riley's mom, Myndi, first brought him in for his holiday portrait session and then she won a 3 pack of portrait sessions when she was nominated for Giving is Awesome. So, we took his second session outdoors for a wintry set and a couple of snowball fights. He is one of the coolest kids I know, and he has an absolutely infectious laugh.

 What's not to love about this beautiful family? I see the S sisters and their mama, Melissa, almost every month and finally got to meet dad, Paul, for their holiday session. I love how playful the girls were with their parents and how Olivia blossomed in front of my camers. This was a super successful session as far as smiles go! For the hundredth time, thank you to the S family for choosing me to be your photographer!

 This isn't a real family, it's a bunch of actors and models I hired. Just kidding! Holy smokes though, is this a great looking family or what?! The other S family wanted something a little more elegant for their family's holiday session so we took it to the history museum and Japanese garden. They were funny, kind, easy to work with and would you just look at them! I kind of want to hire them to be my stunt family.

 Funny thing, after their session I got stranded at the museum waiting for the fella to pick me up. Our car broke down a half hour away and after an hour I decided to call a cab. It was great to just enjoy the gardens though while I waited and I hope to do many more sessions there this year.

 The Z boys are some of the funniest kids I have ever met! That sense of humor will come in handy come April when they welcome a new sister to the family! So many kids get bored of having to smile on command, so I took a rather, um... unique approach with getting those genuine giggles and grins from them. I'm sure their parents wondered why I was telling fart jokes with them, but they were happy with the results so I was more than happy to embarrass myself. I can't wait to see everyone again in a couple of months!

 And that's it for this Lightning Round! Next will be babies, babies, babies!

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

For Photographers

Dear Friends,

 This goes against my better judgment to write, half of me says "It's bad for business" and the other half has reverted to 17 yr. old, cheerleader me because I've got S-P-I-R-I-T, SPIRIT, yes I do! Here it is though...

 Stop Talking Smack About Your Clients. Stop talking it on your Business pages and don't encourage your clients and friends to gang up on someone on your business page. As a consumer, this is a major turn off. Why am I going to give someone money for services if I don't know if later they will or won't verbally attack me or one of the individuals I have paid you to photograph. Your Business's Facebook page is not the place for you to slut-shame, provoke or threaten lawsuits because someone has expressed an unflattering opinion of your work. It is the place to try and be on your best behavior, lots of people are getting their first glimpse of you, your work and attitude there.

 And on that note, sharing an unflattering opinion or making an observation is not slander so please stop telling people you will sue them because of it. It's not slander if a dry cleaner ruins my wool jacket, it's a fact I'm probably going to be mad about and will give referrals based on. It is slander if I say "They deliberately ruined my jacket because they didn't like me for xyz reason!"

 If you have a problem with a client (or your client has a problem with you), address it privately. If you have a problem with another photographer, address it privately. It is easy to let tempers, and ill-tempered words, fly in the heat of moment. You will come across as calm, cool and collected though if you pull up your big girl/boy Underoos, take a deep breath, apologize for any misunderstanding and offer to discuss differences in private to whatever audience you have at the moment. I may still want to hire you for family portraits if you have rationally (and respectfully!) addressed a problem with another client in front of me. I won't hire you if I see you go bananas on someone else, and I'll tell 5 of my friends so they can avoid the same thing.

 Stop thinking every other photographer who has admired your work is a spy, out to get you. Stop thinking every bit of advice you're given by another photographer is useless, or given to sabotage you. They are likely giving it to you to stop you from hanging yourself with your words. As someone who has made just about every mistake in a 10+ year long career, I want to see newer and younger photographers succeed without hitting all the same pot holes I did, and I'm sure a lot of us feel this way. Try your best not to repeat mistakes. I must have really liked hitting brick walls and it kills me to think how much further in my career I could be if someone had just said "Hey, Jackass, let me help you out there!"

 If your client dumps you for another studio, it is not because that other photographer is offering great incentives to do it to you. It sucks, flat out, to see any of my previous clients post pictures from another studio on their Facebook. That does not mean that I have reason to be a vengeful, hate mongering jerk to the client or the other photographer. It just means they chose another photographer. And sometimes I find inspiration in those new photographer's images!

There are as many reasons for why someone may have hired you in the first place as there are for why they go to a different studio now. Price, location, schedule, flexibility, portfolio, accessibility, easy to talk to, fun to work with and customer service. While they may hire you for one of those reasons initially, you may get dumped for that same reason because things change. Their budget changes, your prices increase. They move or you move or a photography studio opens up a block from their house and it's more convenient. They took on a new job, or you're only open Mon-Thurs. instead of Sun- Sat still. They love your work but can no longer meet you on location at your favorite park 40 mins from their home between their kids' wrestling meets, dance classes, scouts and music lessons or you can't drive 30 minutes to shoot at their favorite, nearby park.  Am I getting my point across? 

 If the reason a client has left you is because of portfolio then force yourself to shoot just for fun for a week, or a month, or a year. Go brush up on your skills. Learn Your Camera! If you feel yourself burning out from 15 sessions a week, outsource your editing or sit down and write out a personal project you want to photograph. Last summer, I did my balloon series as a way to declutter my mind of the "formula" session. I feel myself itching to start a new project once this Buffalo weather defines the season we're in. (Natives, what is this?? I'd always heard of Buffalo being buried in snow from November to April and hadn't really known different.)

 If a client leaves you because of customer service, it is time to evaluate what went wrong and what you can improve. If you are openly name calling and encouraging others to get in on your fun, I think the answer is pretty obvious. If you maybe could have done a better job on that portrait session or event and your client calls you out on it, it is time for an apology and to correct the situation to the best of your abilities. Be humble, without our clients we are people with cameras who can't pay our bills. 

  I want to backtrack for a moment. A word about slut-shaming because it makes me angry and sad to see a photographer who offers boudoir and "sexy" sessions slut-shame other women, especially as the next thing they post after advertising them. Slut-shaming encourages misogyny, low self-esteem and a negative attitude regarding sexuality. I don't care how you dress, about your sexuality and sensuality or what you do in your free time because it isn't my business. It's not my business to know how many people you have been intimate with, why your children don't look alike, why you aren't married or why you dress the way you do. It is my business to photograph you in a way that makes you feel positive about yourself. If you respect me, I respect you and that is what matters. If you don't respect me, or me you, maybe it's time we privately address our differences.

 If you have such strong feelings about women, marriage, sexuality, dress, gender, etc. then maybe it's time to re-evaulate why you offer a service that is about boosting self-confidence and sparking a romantic fire in a new or old relationship. If it's for money, get out now before you not only dig your own grave but are buried in it.

 No matter how young or old you or your business is, these things make an impact. Yes, I am writing this on the heels of watching a lot of these "bad behaviors" over the last 24 hrs. It is not to shame that person or their business, but to provide food for thought and help them, and other photographer's, do better. Realize your full potential with your equipment, show gratitude to the clients who keep a roof over your head and stay grounded. Always remember there is room for improvement.


Friday, January 20, 2012

The G Family {WNY Portrait Photographer}

 A month after their wedding, Caitlin and Jeff were in the studio for some family portraits with their beautiful girls, Fi and Gi. Since she already knew she loved the fireplace background that was what the family chose for their holiday session. Ages 1 and 2 can be tough if you want sitting still, looking at the camera shots but, after getting some energy out and having their curiosity taken care of, the girls were just wonderful to work with. (They must have known the time for go crazy shots would be our next session!) These are some of my favorite shots.

 Thanks, as always, to Cait and Jeff for choosing me to document special occasions and their fabulous family!

Amie's Bridal Portrait {WNY Portrait Photographer}

 I met Amie when I shot her daughter's 4th birthday portrait and immediately knew I'd love working with her. Just to be up front, I was not Amie's wedding photographer. She came in for a bridal portrait session, with hair and makeup by Samantha K, after we talked about her wedding and I saw the how stylish she was on her big day. I love the traditional wedding gown, whether it's lace, silk or chiffon. Nothing quite grabs me, though, like a dress that's exactly like the woman wearing it. In Amie's case, that was dramatic, a bit punk and very nontraditional. These are a few of my favorite shots.

 Thanks for coming in Amie, I hope you love these as much as I do!

Harrison's 3 Month Session {WNY Portrait Photographer}

   What's not to love about a handsome little guy like Harrison? He came in only 2 weeks ago for his 3 month session with lovely mom Seanna and we had a fine time playing and smiling. He is also a very snuggly little guy! Being so easy to work with, we had time to shoot with more drops than usual and even get in some mom and babe shots. These are some of my favorites.

 Thank you, Seanna and Harrison, for coming in! And thank you Jamie Lynn for the referral!

The D Family {WNY Portrait Photographer}

 The D family came to visit my studio over Thanksgiving since they had received a gift session from their daughter, Colleen. They wanted a Christmas session that was a bit more casual and that gave me a great excuse to use my green plaid drop! They are a fun family, with two gorgeous girls and who love to love one another. These are some of my favorite shots.

T Thank you to the D family for making my studio a stop on your jam-packed vacation!

Monday, January 16, 2012

Morgan and Gavin {WNY Portrait Photographer}

 I met Morgan and Gavin just in time for their holiday portraits. Their mom Sherry booked my holiday special in November after a series of disappointing sessions at a chain studio (that, I'm told, always ended in unhappy tears for all) and I'm so glad she did! We took the time we needed to get the shots of stubborn Gavin that would make his mama happy and Morgan just loved showing off her mood jewelry and posing for the camera. These are some of my favorite shots.

 Thank you Sherry for trying something outside of the box! I had such a nice time getting to meet your wonderful family.

Evee and Amelia {WNY Portrait Photographer}

 I absolutely adore these two girls! I've known sisters Evee and Amelia for the last year and a half and was so glad to finally have an opportunity to photograph them for mom Kristen, who makes the cases for my new CD packaging. I've enjoyed watching them grow and play and think this session shows their beautiful, fun personalities perfectly. These are some of my favorite shots from our afternoon at the park.

Thank you Kristen for asking me to capture your two wonderful girls! I can't wait to see you 3 again!

The C Family {WNY Portrait Photographer}

 Everytime I photograph this family I have to laugh at how ridiculously good looking they are. Not only are parents Jim and Cami just gorgeous, they have three of the most beautiful little boys I have ever met. 

 Toddlers, as many know, don't have the best tolerance needed for portrait sessions but we managed to get through them quickly and cheerfully, as I reminded myself of the cake smash mayhem built. This time there were no melt downs from 2 yr. olds or 4 yr. olds eating poisonous berries behind bushes (oh yeah, it's happened). Just three happy, handsome little boys. 

 Cami wanted to book a holiday session that wasn't really holiday themed. So we started with updated shots of each of her little boys and moved on to the group shot. These are some of my favorite shots. 
 As always, thanks Cami and Jim! I look forward to seeing you and baby Micah in 2 weeks for his next session!

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Caitlin and Jeff Tie the Knot {WNY Portrait Photographer}

 11/11/11 was a great day to get married! I was very excited for this particular wedding after shooting Caitlin and Jeff's engagement session two weeks earlier in industrial Buffalo. The couple had a 32 person wedding party when all was said and done, so I knew I would have my work cut out for me. 

 As is true of almost all weddings, things ran a bit late but I had a great time chatting it up with Caitlin and getting to know her MOHs while at the salon as she had hair and makeup done. I finally got to see some of the cool details she'd been telling me about for two weeks- including a slave Leia lego in the bouquet and all of her great jewelry. 

 The dress. The dress was a million times cooler than I expected, and I had pretty high expectations after she told me about the design she put together. The four piece dress included a corset, skirt, enormous petite skirt and tuxedo jacket- and lets not forget the shoes! 

 I had one of the MOHs high jack the groom and follow us to the art museum for their first look while Caitlin boarded the party bus and rode with her (enormous) wedding party. While we waited for the bus to arrive, we got to catch up with Jeff and he was the most relaxed groom I think I've ever met. 

 At last, Caitlin arrived and I was able to get some shots of her preening at the top of the stairs leading to the waterfront before Jeff turned around to see her. They were all grins as they walked hand in hand down the stairs and embraced for a long time as we stood back watching the moment with our cameras. 

 After we had a whirlwind of portraits to do, visiting almost all of the sites we had shot their engagement session at before heading to the Flying Bison Brewery for a beer tasting and more portraits. 

 With an hour before guests arrived for the ceremony the group hit the bar and celebrated, toasting the couple. The ceremony and reception was held upstairs and Jeff's father married them. There was a lot of hugging and kissing between vows as they held hands and shared sentiments of love. It was a great evening.

 Caitlin came to the studio a few days later for her wedding gift boudoir session and for bridal portraits and we also took the time to get the family portraits of the newlyweds with their beautiful daughters since it had been so late the evening of the wedding. 

 Caitlin and Jeff, thank you so much for inviting me to be your photographer. I loved being a part of your special day and photographing your beautiful family. I can't wait to photograph many happy anniversary portraits for you!

The B Family {WNY Portrait Photographer}

 I first met Beverly almost 2 yrs ago at a mom's group and was so happy to hear from her in November. She explained to me that she needed a family portrait update since her last one had been at least 5 years earlier. Her family met a near-tragedy this Spring when one of her sons fell 40 feet and almost lost him, so it was a very important photograph to her. She now stays home with him and we decided it would be best to shoot the portrait at her home so they wouldn't have to put too much stress on the family with the almost 40 minute round trip. 

 I packed up my studio lighting and equipment for the session and we spent about two hours photographing the family of seven. These are some of my favorite shots.

 Beverly, thank you so much for asking me to photograph your beautiful family for the holiday! I hope your family continues to mend and stay in good health.

Cadence {WNY Portrait Photographer}

 It's been a couple of months, but Cadence and I had a blast shooting her 4th birthday portraits! After talking to her mom, Amie, I was inspired by this tutorial and we put together the perfect outfit for an outdoors Fall session. She got to run, jump, roll and lay in the leaves she was throwing in the air, as she looked like an explorer with her walking stick. She was just as lovely when she looked shy, bored and happy. These are some of my favorite shots!

 Thank you for bringing Cadence out to play, Amie! I can't wait to photograph the little Miss again sometime!

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Samantha Portfolio Day 1 {WNY Portrait Photographer}

 Samantha K. is my Hair Stylist and MUA for Bella Donna Boudoir sessions. We organized two days for portfolio building, twelve mini shoots and one rocking portfolio. Each woman came with an outfit fit for a Bella Donna session and shot for about a half hour, after getting their hair and makeup done, to get the perfect image for a special portrait or album to give for the holidays. These are some of my favorite shots from day 1.

 Thanks to the beautiful ladies who came out to support Samantha and enjoyed a session! Samantha, you're the best!

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Team Luna Chix {WNY Portrait Photographer}

 Team Luna Chix Buffalo  invited me to their post-season party and fundraiser to document the fun and good work these fabulous women do at the end of October. The team met up at Dandelions for cocktail hour and dinner, and while there had a silent auction, a jeweler and I set up a photo booth for the ladies post-dinner. That night they raised over $400 for breast cancer research!

 I met the Chix through Mary Lou, that beautiful woman in the center through her kind acts to others. She spent all of 2010 baking cookies for Ronald McDonald House residents and Gilda's Club. I emailed her (far later than I ever meant) to tell her thank you for making my month at RMH a little more comforting and we struck up a friendship. She is an inspiring woman and the whole reason for Team Luna Chix being in Buffalo. I hope to someday get to photograph her baking cookies and hear more about her good deeds. 

 The whole team was an inspiration! Members ages, sizes and backgrounds are all over the map, but running and fundraising brings them all together. If you're looking for a way to make some new, wonderful friends or keep your New Year's Resolution contact them! These are a few of my favorite shots.

 Thank you Mary Lou, and the rest of the Chix, for letting me join you!

Saturday, January 7, 2012

MUAH Port Day {WNY Portrait Photographer}

 On occasion, I like to set up portfolio days for makeup artists and hair stylists I know. This one was set up back in October with Sarah B. Each girl had her makeup done and all but 1 had their styled as well. The girls each had a 5 minute shoot in the outfit of their choice wearing Stella and Dot jewelry. 

 Thanks for coming out ladies!

Vendor Spotlight: Bella and the Fellas {WNY Portrait Photographer}

 I wanted to share with everyone where I get my cute bow ties, some of my wonderful headbands and other fun and functional items! If you haven't already seen me linking to them, please check out Bella N the Fellas! I've been buying the ties, headbands, newborn crowns and their newly released top hats for about 3 months now. For the photographer, not only do they have the accessories but also camera strap covers, full and travel sized posing bean bags, bed posers and soon newborn sized beds. These are just some of the many items I regularly use from Bella and the Fellas. 

 Thanks Amber at BNF for such great products and many thanks to all my little models!