Archive for January, 2010

One of the many joys of my work is seeing the children that I work with grow from tiny, helpless newborns into a little person with their own look, personality and smile! Yesterday, I went to Parker’s house to do the 2nd installment of his Little Gifts Newborn Club for the Sit ‘n’ Smile session. This precious little boy was b-u-s-y! His sweet momma and I had to work fast and think on our feet; but, it was so worth it. We came out of it with some gorgeous images. One of the things that I love about going into a client’s home and doing a photo session is the opportunity to incorporate special items that wouldn’t be available elsewhere. In Parker’s session, the rocking chair was his mom’s when she was little! Enjoy the cuteness of Parker!

Pink & Perfect

January 22, 2010

It is always such an honor to be asked to photograph a newborn. The emotions run so high and the feeling of love (and exhaustion!) are almost tangible. I love everything about those sessions and secretly they just might be my favorite. I get to love on those precious little gifts from God and am reminded of the joy of parenthood.

Little Miss Fynlee was the perfect newborn. She could give lessons on “How to Behave at your Newborn Session.” She was born on December 21st-what a Christmas present! I usually like to photograph newborns within the first week of their birth; but, since Miss Fynlee arrived right at the holiday, I had to wait until the first week of January. I’ve worked with this wonderful family before and photographed big brother’s newborn session a couple of years ago. I was so honored to be asked to document their newest addition. Take a look and I think you will agree. Pink is perfect!

Leaving a Legacy…

January 19, 2010

Today is the day! Something new, fun, different and a little scary! I’m starting a blog. Putting myself and my work out there for the world to view. I wanted to have a way to share my images from my photo sessions with my fabulous families more often. I tried to be good about updating my website often, but it never seemed to happen. I am hopeful that this blog will be a way for me to share images with you more frequently! The blog will be the place to find fresh images, exciting news, and even a few contests now and then. I’ll use it for a “sneak peak” of images from sessions. Should be fun! Be sure to come by and visit often…you’ll never know what you’ll find!

In conjunction with the new blog, comes another exciting event for 1:17 Photography. We’ve got a new look! I am super excited about our new branding. We’ve redesigned our website, logo, packaging, and business cards…can you tell I am excited? The fun, fresh, and colorful new look debuts today and I am so proud of the look we’ve created. The new look incorporates the meaning behind the name of our business, James 1:17, “Every good and perfect gift is from above.”, incorporating bright and colorful gifts within our brand. Our new tagline is ” …because every child is a gift”.

As I mentioned, the website is completly redesigned and has a fresh, colorful new face! When you go, be sure and turn up the sound and listen to the song I chose for the site this time. I agonized about this choice as it is so important. The song is by Nichole Nordeman and is entitled, “Legacy.” It is not a new song, but one I just heard for the first time the other day and it blew me away. My husband and I have this conversation all the time about how I am drawn to a song because of the words and he is drawn to a song because of the music. It is absolutely critical for the words to touch me on a song or it is lost on me. When I heard the words to this song, I knew immediately that I wanted to use it on my site. I love the message that it sends to us as parents. Are we doing enough? Are we leaving a legacy?  As I sit here and marvel at the path my business has taken me over the last four years, it is overwhelming. It has been such an adventure and full of such joy. I have made relationships that are a treasure to me. And I know it is all because of Him. As the song says, I am “a child of mercy and grace who blesses Your name unapologetically.”

And because a post is so much better with a picture, today I have to leave a picture of my beautiful little girl. Today is her 6th birthday and is such a joy in my life. She loves all things frilly and girly, loves her friends and family, has a sweet spirit that is amazing, and a gorgeous smile that melts my heart daily! Happy Birthday sweet girl!!