Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Session Pricing

Hey everyone out in Bloggerworld! I just wanted to post my standard session pricing today. I've had a lot of emails from clients in the last few weeks and I want you all to know I can't can't wait to work with you! Let me know if you have any questions!

Sorry I've been such a slacker of a blogger. Ben and I have been working on and painting a house that we plan to move in to this weekend! Hopefully I'll have photos up in a couple weeks! Have a great day, all!

Friday, January 23, 2009

Prayer Request for Jenny Coffey...

I just wanted to send out a message to everyone to keep my sweet aunt in Kentucky in your prayers. Her name is Jenny Coffey and is currently at Jewish Hospital in Louisville, Kentucky. Doctors yesterday found cancer cells in fluid taken after a biopsy earlier in the week. Jenny has been very sick for the last several months with her primary diagnosis being pneumonia.

We know God is an all powered, omnipresent healer and my thoughts through all this has been: if God can save, God can heal. I'm asking through faith that everyone who reads this post will stop and say a short prayer of healing and of faith. If you attend church, please mention Jenny's need as a prayer request so others can lift her name toward heaven. Thank you!

We are believing of God.

Jeremiah 30:17
"But I will restore you to health and heal your wounds," declares the LORD.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Want your own website?

Then I've got a great one to recommend! Lots of people have asked me what site I use and how I like it. I use Photobiz and I love it.

The templates are super easy to use & customize. You can change templates as often and as many times as you choose. It seems as though every time I log on there are more user-friendly options available for clients. The templates are snazzy and professional in appearance!

Customer service is wonderful via phone or email. And, oh yes! I also purchased an online cart through that. It makes client proofing much easier. And - there are no lame pop-ups to worry about.

Photobiz has a great referral program. If you are a member and you refer someone to their company, they will send you a check for $20! Soooo..if you sign up, use me as a reference! *wink-wink*

So if you are a photographer, a SAHM who is forever more proud of kids' pictures, an entrepreneur with a new business venture or just want a website of your own - try out photobiz...

{Just a disclaimer: I also looked at PortfolioSitez and BluDomain before ultimately going with Photobiz. Drop me a comment and let me know what you think!

Here are a couple of screen shots from my site:

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

My First Digital Camera...

I remember clearly at a teenage moment hearing about these 'digital cameras' new to the market. No film, I loved computers-how great to upload pix to your p, I HAD to have one! Living in a small town in rural Kentucky, I found myself driving to the local K-Mart and finding this purple little puppy. I loved it.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Venues for Photography Sessions

Many times when clients are interested in booking a session, I hear a great question asked: "Where do you want to do the photo shoot?"

Obviously, with my being an on-location photographer, this is key. Choosing your session locale is very important in conveying emotion and feeling in your photographs. Here are some local venue ideas:

Murray's Mill Historic Site
Eastern Catawba County, NC
Guided tours close for the Winter Season , but the grounds are generally open year 'round.
Link to Photos at Murray's Mill:


Christian Tours Grounds
Highway 16 at 4643 S NC Hwy 16, Maiden, NC 28650.
Christian Tours Grounds is a favorite locale for senior/portrait/prom & engagement photography and is open to the public.

Link to Photos at Christian Tours:


The Ranson House

412 S. Old Statesville Road, Huntersville, NC
(704) 948-4445
$50 fee for location usage payable to The Ranson House

The Peacock Inn

1670 Southwest Blvd, Newton, NC 28658
(828) 464-5780
Available for weddings, parties, receptions, etc.
$100 fee for location usage payable to The Peacock Inn

Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden

6500 South New Hope Road
Belmont, NC 28012
P: (704) 825-4490 | F: (704) 829-1240

The Duke Mansion

400 Hermitage Road
Charlotte, NC
(704) 714-4400
$250 for 2-3 hours on the grounds and in the mansion – any space not contracted by another client. Fee for location usage payable to The Duke Mansion.

Asbury Park Grove
9300 Bob Beatty Rd.
Charlotte, NC 28269
{located 10 minutes from uptown Charlotte}
(704) 921-0098

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Carolina Bride Magazine

Ok girls! Wedding season is fast approaching....I wanted to share this great magazine with useful info for those hectic days ahead! Great vendors, vivid pictures and helpful ideas.....

Friday, January 2, 2009

Wedding {Rebecca & Brandon}

Last weekend while home for Christmas in Kentucky, I photographed a very special cousin, Rebecca married her sweetie, Brandon on Saturday! It was a small ceremony with just family and close friends in attendance at a quaint country church. Congratulations Becca & Brandon!

The lovely Flower Girl....

One of the beautiful Bridesmaids...(also my beautiful cousin!)

The Bride being escorted down the isle by her brother, Matthew....

Cameron, the Ring Bearer (also, the nephew of the Bride)

The Bride


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