Why Professional Photography

Since I was a young girl, I loved photographing people–my classmates from 7th grade will tell you I never put the camera down on our trip to the state’s capitol. I moved up to a Nikon F2 in my early 20’s and enjoyed using my camera to document the places I visited as well as […] Read More > 10 May img

Modern Master Painted Portrait on Canvas

Is there anything more worthwhile than a portrait that is classic, timeless? I have loved this image of Emi in her christening gown since the moment I clicked the shutter. It was toward the end of our session, and she was beginning to tire. However, with her mother and me continuing to talk with her, […] Read More > 7 Apr img

A Family Session

In December I had the privilege of photographing Amy and Jack Elliott with their sons, Jack’s mother and sister, along with the family dogs, Ace and Cricket. After a lot of thought about where to do our session, we agreed on the log cabin in Bluff Park where the dogs would be comfortable, and there […] Read More > 23 Feb img

8 More Tips for Better Photos!

9. The golden hour – about an hour before sunset is what photographers call “the golden hour” – use this beautiful soft light for your portraits and landscapes. 10. Perspective – take photos of the same subject from different angles. You’ll be surprised at how different your subject looks when you change your physical relationship […] Read More > 19 Feb img

8 Tips for Better Photos

As a photographer, I recommend professional photography for milestones and special occasions. As a mom, I recommend you take lots of photos of your every day activities with your family (and print them!). With that in mind, I have some tips for you along with some examples. Please feel free to ask questions–I will be […] Read More > 16 Feb img

Sitting Up Alone!

One of my most favorite sessions is the “sitting up” session. Babies at the this age have such quick mood changes – laughing to crying to laughing again in the blink of an eye. There is no reason to ever stress during this photo session – the babies show every emotion on their chubby faces, […] Read More > 9 Feb img

The Hidden Jewel – Old Town Helena

We photographers are always on the lookout for locations for photo sessions for individuals and families who prefer on location to studio photography. Morris Avenue is a very popular spot particularly for high school seniors. The cobblestone street and wide variety of architecture provide numerous backgrounds that help create interesting images. Birmingham Botanical Gardens also […] Read More > 1 Feb img

Posing HS Senior Guys

Some moms have expressed an interest in getting senior photos of their sons only to be met with resistance from said sons. In an effort to show these guys and others that photography for guys is just as important (and fun!) as it is for the girls. Creating images of young men that show their […] Read More > 23 Oct img

7 Tips for Preparing for your Fall Session

Fall is one of the most popular months of the year for portrait sessions. After all, nature is doing its thing with all those vibrant colors, plus you get a chance to really play up your wardrobe with accessories in the crisp weather. Make use of accessories and clothing that play up the “fall” feeling. For […] Read More > 8 Oct img

Rosewood Hall Wedding

Teleah and Neshmond (“Nesh”) were married on a perfect spring day on 051515 at Rosewood Hall in Homewood. Teleah’s make-up was simple and perfect. Her matron of honor, Kelsi Purifoy, is also a professional make-up artist. Teleah was absolutely radiant just before her father met her in the bride’s room. The first look is always […] Read More > 22 Sep img
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