Saturday, October 25, 2008

Danielle's Troop - Bella.

Beautiful Bella is the middle child of the Tassin clan. She is always prepared for any photo with a cute pose. She is not camera shy in the least. She was definitely the easiest of the children to photograph.

Below are my faves, minus the Christmas shoot. Notice in the last photo how much she adores her baby sister!

Danielle's Troop - Zack.

Zack is the second youngest child. Our first shoot was on his second birthday. He has a spunky personality and keeping up with him is a difficult job. He never stays in the same place long enough to pose, so most of his shots are candid. He is too busy exploring to have his picture taken!

Below are my faves of Zack from our shoots, as well as one with his brothers:

Danielle's Troop - Emma.

Danielle and I were introduced through a mutual online friend. She had just had Emmaleigh a mere six weeks before our first initial shoot. We decided to meet at Lafreniere park in Metairie, Louisiana on October 6, 2007 and I shot with my W7.

The shoot was fantastic and I left feeling confident in my photography but also happy to have made a new friend. It also didn’t help that I held little Emma and she just made my heart melt. We decided to meet again to do a pumpkin patch shoot closer to Halloween. This was done on October 20, 2007 in Metairie, also with the W7.

Thrilled with the photos again, we decided to commit to a Christmas shoot. The shoot took place on December 10, 2007 and I shot with my mom’s H2 in my home in Metairie with my own tree and presents as props. Below you can see two pics from that shoot, but I will post more when I display the holiday portion of my portfolio.

And now, here are my faves of Emma:


Kateland is the daughter of my friend Kylee. When I decided I was going to branch out into photography, Kylee agreed to let me do photos of Kateland. This was my first official shoot. I was so excited I had my little brief case containing consent forms, a pen, and pink tulle.

We did the shoot on September 1, 2007 at their home in Marerro, Louisiana. We had to wait out the rain and of course once we were out there, Kateland wanted nothing to do with having her photo taken. I didn’t stress though, I just kept shooting and pumped out a few great shots. She eventually took to the camera and became a little ham. I am of course referring to my W7. Without further adieu, here are some of my faves from her shoot.

Babies, Toddlers, Children.

I have had fun (and lots of exercise!) shooting little ones over the past year. I am in the process of uploading the babies, toddlers, and children section of my portfolio. Enjoy the next few posts from past clients.

I am going to offer the same promo on babies, toddlers, and children as I am on maternity portraits. I realized I need my portfolio spiced up a bit in this area.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Being a Bride is Hard Work.

I am so overwhelmed. It’s a good feeling though, but I wish I’d get through these edits and move on. I’m still stuck in NOLA when it comes to my photography. We have been living in Colorado for three months now. Working a full time job puts a strain on my photography, just as it did in Louisiana, but when you’re still playing catch up it’s even worse.

I wanted to be shooting by now. Technically I did. I did a teacher picture day at the preschool and then I did pumpkin patch pictures with the Kindergarteners. I am going to put together a comp book for their graduation next June. I figured I’d get all sorts of pictures of them throughout the year. So I guess I have started shooting.

It’s supposed to snow tonight which means winter is rapidly approaching. I want to get these edits finished so I can advertise for holiday portraits! I had so much fun last year, though I did a minimal amount of sessions. I am so giddy this time of year.

So the reason for the title – I’m sure everyone knows I’m a bride-to-be by now. Our wedding is in less than six months and I feel like I’ve gotten nothing accomplished. Of course that is not true; I have my dress which is one of the biggest things. I’ve had it since April! Plans will slowly fall into place, I just wish I had it all put together now. Anyway, I am here to attest to the fact that being a bride is definitely hard work. The following photo is from what I lovingly refer to as my “mock bridal shoot” in which we had a real bride but fake bridesmaids and a fake groom. Elise is a friend of a repeat client of mine and is getting married in the next few weeks. I am going through these photos as we speak and came across this one and had to giggle:

See, we were using Amy’s [Jazzy Photo, NOLA] sister-in-law’s home and they are still renovating from Hurricane Katrina. There were three photographers, two makeup/hair artists, and six models in one cramped room. Pair that with studio lights and you’re in for a hot mess. Elise was in a very heavily beaded bridal gown and got very hot very fast. We thought she was going to pass out for a minute but after some water and pulling her hair up, she was once again radiant and back to shooting. She was such a trooper – the shoot lasted five hours!

I will have more photos from Elise’s session when I post the bridal part of my portfolio hopefully sooner than later. For now, back to editing the session.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008


Amy is a former co-worker of mine from New Orleans. She and her husband are expecting their first baby due October 7, 2008. They are going to find out the sex once the baby is born, so our shoot was more gender-neutral. The shoot took place on June 27, 2008 in Audubon Park in New Orleans, Louisiana with my new and lovely H9.

Amy if you're reading this, good luck in the next few weeks! Also, we can change the cream ribbon to blue or pink once we find out the sex of your little one :)