Archive for August, 2012

Sisters=LOVE!!! Ya’ll know my love affair with shooting sisters, right? Imagine my excitement when last night I got to photograph four of them…all absolutely beautiful, with sweet personalities and dressed completely adorable compliments of their momma’s amazing sewing skills!  Emerson is the oldest at 6, Palmer is almost 5, Hudson is 3, and little Crawford is about to turn 2! This is one busy group! I’ve known this sweet family for quite some time. We go to church together and recently became neighbors! They live just a few houses down from me on my street…aren’t I a lucky girl? :) I loved our time together, complete with group shots, ladybug drama, individual shots including some hilarious roll around in the grass moments as well as documenting two of the sisters birthdays. After we finished our main session, we changed Palmer and Crawford into equally adorable outfits to mark their turning 5 years and 2 years very soon! Thank you, Tracy and Ryan, for sharing your beautiful little ladies with me! They are just precious and I know you are so proud of them. Enjoy…

Big sister, Emerson…don’t you just love the missing tooth?

Miss Palmer with the sparkling eyes and sweet grin…

Little Hudson with the most adorable little “cheese” forced smile I’ve seen in a while. This was a genuine smile though! :)

And baby Crawford of whom all the sisters fought over wanting to hold her hand on our “walking” shot. Not a bad place to be lil’ sis!

Here’s that walking shot. Love this so much!

And, finally, a couple of quick birthday shots. Happy Birthday to Palmer and Crawford!

Miller Kate is on the way!

August 29, 2012

Fall is on the way! Know how I know this? Because yesterday I did a maternity session for someone whose little one is due late October…and if the maternity session is happening, then Fall is right around the corner! I had such fun with this sweet family. Ashley, Stafford, and big sister Graycen are all so excited about the new little girl that’s about to join their family soon! Little Miller is going to be a part of our Little Gifts Newborn Club so look to see her sweet face gracing this blog several times over the next year. I am so excited for you guys! Can’t wait for her to get here soon. I hope you love your sneak peek! :)

Natalie and her family!

August 27, 2012

It’s been about 8 months since I have seen this beautiful girl…last time I saw her she was only days old! Now she is sitting, smiling, laughing and crawling everywhere! And, she is still absolutely gorgeous! We woke up on Saturday morning to an unanticipated rain shower, and so became the big question of my life as a photographer: cancel, reschedule or move ahead as planned?! It’s always so very hard to know what to do. Luckily, Natalie’s mom is super cool and flexible and was willing to move ahead since Natalie was bringing along her siblings who have busy lives of their own as a college sophomore, high school senior and an 8th grader! I’m so very glad we decided to work in the rain. Thank goodness for old cotton gins! You’d never know it from looking at these photos, but it was pouring down rain almost the entire time we were shooting! But, I love our results and this fun family for rolling with what we were dealt that day! So beautiful and such a fun time! :)

Love the colors and the love in these photos with Natalie’s family!

Joey is Two!

August 22, 2012

Love this sweet boy and the adorable little faces he makes! He is all boy, all fun, all energy and ready to go! I can hardly believe he is already been bringing smiles to Abby and Michael for two years! Just love this great family! Thank you for always sharing your boy with me! :)

Brooks is One!

August 16, 2012

What a difference a year can make for two fun brothers! Here’s Brooks and Cohen 14 months ago:

And here they are today!

Love, love, love these two cute little guys! We had fun last night chasing them around and seeing their cute interactions with each other. And, their big eyes and sweet grins just melt my heart! I’m sad that yet another baby plan has come to an end for this fabulous little family. Thanks so much, Clark and Ashlee, for sharing your boys with me all these years! :)

I am a visual person! Always have been…guess that’s why photography is such a great fit for me. I’ve never been very good with imagining how something might look.  I like to touch it, see it, in person and then I know I’m good with a decision I have made. I assume that I am not the only person out there in the world that lives this way. :) So, for now, 1:17 Photography is trying out something new and different for our sessions beginning this Fall…Proofbooks! The photo lab that I use has always offered these since I began working with them years ago. I always wondered if this might be something that my customers might enjoy. Basically, for an additional fee paid when you purchase your Sitting Fee, you will receive a spiral bound Proofbook of 4×6 prints. You will receive all proofs from your session that are shown in your online proof gallery. My goal is for your Proofbook to arrive at your home at approximately the same time that your proofs will go online for you to purchase through our online shopping cart.

As you can see from the photos below of a book I had done of my children’s beach photos this summer, this will be a great tool to use when making decisions about your purchases. The proofs are 4×6 in size, but have a 1/4″ border around the edge where it will be spiral bound. The prints also have a linen texture on them. This is to help protect me from any scans being done to the photos illegally…it basically makes the scan not very clear, but will not interfere with you being about to see the prints at all. This is the exact same linen texture I use on my prints that are placed on matboard.

I’m really excited to offer this to my customers. I think the little books will be very fun to show off your photos to your friends as well as having a keepsake of every photo from your session. I hope that you will take advantage of this new offer when you schedule your session with us!

If you look carefully on this next one, you can see the linen texture as well as the clear front cover.

Here’s the back cover: