Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Where Did A Year Go?

I just can't believe that this little cutie is already one year old...i feel like it was MAYBE five months ago that we were doing his newborn!  I guess my little one isn't the only one to grow at the speed of light, but man I wish I could slow these kiddos down. Little E was such a doll to work with today---dad was excellent at coaxing the smiles out of him, and he tolerated the camera for quite a while!  So glad we were able to make it work momma, and enjoy your sneak peek (and your time at the beach)!  And remember to rack up those blog comments- 20 will score you a complimentary 8x10 with your order :)

Friday, August 19, 2011

Stunning Momma to Be!

This momma to be is just glowing, and couldn't have been any more stunning for her maternity pics!   She is 36 weeks, so their little girl (who is bound to be a looker herself) is due within the month! I am just so excited for this amazing couple, and had the most wonderful time photographing them last night! Enjoy your sneak peek momma- sorry I made you wait for it :)  PS- With 20 comments on the blog, KSP will gift you a complimentary 8x10 with your order to hang in the nursery!

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Fall Mini Sessions Are Here!

It's that time of year again- time for those fall mini sessions!  Mini sessions are the perfect way to get "just a few" shots for holiday gifts and Christmas cards---and since I will be on maternity leave starting in October, the easiest way to get your fall portraits done!  And this year, there are some print options so that you can knock out that Christmas shopping early too!

Dates and Locations:  Dates for the mini sessions are as follows-- September 17th--- Pasadena MD--Downs Park (note there is a $6 entrance fee to gain entry to the park not included in this deal), and October 1st---Salisbury MD---- Pemberton Park.  Location specifics may change to a comparable loacation within 10 or so miles of designated location if the need arises- emails with information will be sent out as  soon as possible in this event.

Timing:  Mini sessions will last approximately 15 minutes, and will be scheduled every 20 minutes, so please come early and have your family ready to go at your selected shoot time as we will be on a tight tight schedule.  A detailed email with all specific details as to where exactly to meet/meetup, will be sent out a few days prior to your session.  Sessions will be held at  8:20, 8:40, 9:00, 9:20, 9:40, and 10 am in the morning.  Evening sessions will be held in Pasadena at 5:00, 5:20, 5:40, 6:00, 6:20, and 6:40.  Evening sessions in Salisbury will be held at  4:40, 5:00, 5:20, 5:40, 6:00, 6:20.

Who are these good for: Mini sessions are ideal for families with children who are comfortable in front of the camera and do not require ample time to "warm up" to the photographer.  If children are going to be photographed alone, they must be able to "prop up" on their tunnies and hold their heads up well.  Mini sessions are also great for couples photos, teens, and older children. Sometimes, because of time constraints, these are not ideal for younger children to be photographed alone--- but that is in your judgement mommies and daddies!

Cost: This year, there will be three different options for mini sessions. You must let me know when signing up which of the packages you are interested in.

Basic mini--  15 minute session and a disk with ten images from your session --- $150

Sterling mini--15 minute session and a disk with ten images from your session, and a $100 print value (1 8x10, 2 5x7s, 2 sets of wallets) ---$200

Platinum mini-- 15 minute session, disk with ten images from your session, and $180.00 print value (1 11x14, 2 8x10, 4 5x7s, 2 sets of wallets)--- $250

If you will be having your disks/prints shipped to you as opposed to picking them up at the studio, there will be an additional $5 shipping charge.  Mini session fees must be paid a the time of booking to reserve/confirm your time slot.

How to sign up:  On Monday August 15th at noon, I will be opening up the time slots for mini sessions, which will be first come, first serve.  To reserve a spot, email me at and specify your top three choices for mini sessions including date, location and times.  I will email you back and let you know which of the time slots is yours, and ask you a few questions regarding your session.   Your slot will be held for three days so that you can send payment in full  (either via check./cash./paypal) to confirm your spot.

Rain policy: There is no raindate for the Pasadena mini sessions. The raindate for the Salisbury mini sessions is Sunday, October 2nd.  The email I send out prior to your session will have specific information of how to touch base if you are unsure regarding the weather. In the event of a weather cancellation, you will receive a gift certificate in the amount of your mini session (plus 20%) to be used with KSP.  If you paid for an upgraded session (sterling or platinum those monies will be refunded monetarily.

Cancellation/No shows: The $150 mini session fee is non-refundable in the event of cancellation/no-show.  You may ask someone to fill your spot, or if advance notice is given, i can go to my wait list to see if I can find someone for your time slot, in which case your monies will be refunded as soon as their payment is received . If you have paid for the sterling or platinum collection, the additional funds will be refunded monetarily.   In the event of a true emergency, we may try to switch times, etc so that you may still be able to shoot a mini session, but at the discretion/availability of the photographer.

What to wear:  Children---I always love bright colors and fun accessories, so those are always my suggestion. You want something that is going to allow your child's personality to really shine through.  Layers photograph really well. Try to steer clear of small prints and stripes, as sometimes they don't photograph well. Comfort is key--if your child is uncomfortable, we aren't going to get great shots. Instead go with relaxed and casual to fit the environment we are shooting in.  Families-- You will want to all coordinate, but not be too "matchy". I suggest going for two neutral colors (for example denim and white), and then a color(navy blue) and and accent color (kelly green) and having everyone in that family of colors. You can mix in an argyle or a stripe here and there, and really play with the accessories to make your photos really stand out!   

Looking forward to seeing you all- please let me know if you have any questions!

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Pretty in Purple!

This sweet little munchkin came to visit the studio yesterday, and while she made us work for her shots and was a bit particular about how she was posed, she didn't disappoint with her first "modeling" gig!  She was pretty happy, as long as we kept her in her purple (she might just turn out to be a Ravens fan like her daddy!).  Congratulations on your sweet baby girl, and don't forget- if sweet little R gets 20 comments on her blog post, she will get a complimentary 8x10 courtesy of KSP!

Friday, August 12, 2011

Fall Mini Sessions!

Hello all- hope you are having a lovely Friday!  I just wanted to give a quick heads up that the fall mini sessions will be held on Saturday September 17th in Annapolis, and Saturday October 1st in Salisbury. I will be posting more details tonight or tomorrow morning, and will open for booking at noon on Monday.  This is going to be a great opportunity to get your fall/holiday photos before I go out on maternity leave. If you were interested in a  full session this fall, I have a few slots open, so shoot me a message and we will get you  Thanks so much for your support!

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Year Three. Love this Family.

I just love this family- every year I so look forward to their photos---i love catching up and seeing how big (even though it makes me a little sad) little M has gotten, spending time with them, and seeing what mom has brought for their wardrobes--she does not disappoint. This year was no exception.  We went a little outside of the box and did our session in downtown Salisbury, and I have to say--I think these might be my favorite ones yet.  Enjoy your sneak peek!  Oh, and I Hope the monkeys put on a really good show for you today!

Monday, August 8, 2011

Just Another Day at the Beach...

I love to be a part of people's vacations----and you guys definitely know how to make a girl feel special!  I was so excited when K contacted me to do her pics---I hadn't seen her in years, and not since her adorable little ones (the twins!) had been born...well, tonight couldn't have been more perfect- we saw lots of ponies, got to kick around some sand, and raced up and down the beach (all in between posing for a some pics!).  It was wonderful meeting the rest of your family---enjoy your sneak peek!

Amazing. (Salisbury MD newborn photographer)

This little man had the most amazing head of hair, and the most amazing eyes..he was captivating!  The camera loved him just as much as mommy and daddy did---which is a while lot.  Now, I don't think he has quite figured out how he feels about the camera yet, but..poor mommy took the brunt of it least we got the diaper on for the finale though ...hehehe!  It was lovely meeting all of you- enjoy yur sneak peek- and remember- with 20 comments to the blog post, handsome little G will get a complimentary 8x10 with your print order!

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Surf, Sand, and Sisters (Ocean City MD Beach Photography)


 So it all started with the two lovebirds at the top-----and then they decided that they should have three beautiful daughters....who in turn had beautiful children of their own! And there were husbands too, and as a special birthday gift, mom was treated to a photo session on the beach with all of the people closest to her heart, and I just happened to be the lucky photographer to capture the moment! Enjoy your sneak peek- it was lovely spending the evening with you and meeting your family! Enjoy, and remember, with 20 blog comments, KSP will gift the birthday girl an 8x10 of her choice from the session!

Momma's Boy!

This little man certainly hasn't given momma any breaks....her induction date got messed up, and then she had to deliver an almost 9 pound baby!  But he certainly is making it up to her with fact, he doesn't want to leave her for even a minute!  We were finally able to coax him to sleep for a little bit though and got some amazing shots of this handsome buddy!  Thanks for your patience and for toughing it out with me mom :)  Enjoy your sneak peek, and remember, with 20 blog comments , you will get a complimentary 8x10 courtesy of KSP!