Mar 28, 2013

Miss {C} ~ Fayetteville, GA Senior Photographer

Say hello to Callie, a beautiful Senior over at Whitewater High School.  She was so adorable with her little umbrella.  It was a super rainy and gloomy day, but there was break from rain just long enough to snap some super cute pics of her! :) 

 She's a beautiful young woman, don't you think?  I wish her so much luck as she enters the "real world".  That time in life is so fun! :)

We took these fun pictures at the gorgeous Prime Community Park ~ Secret Garden in Fayetteville.  If you haven't been, you should check it out, it's such a serene place to be. :)

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Mar 26, 2013

What to Wear For Family Photos ~ Fashion Blogger, Ali Henrie

 Hey Everyone!  I'm super excited about my post today b/c I have a GUEST BLOGGER!!  My beautiful friend, Ali...
...Isn't she beautiful?!  Anyway, as I was saying, my beautiful friend, Ali is a marvelous fashion blogger over at With an i.e..  Seriously, she knows what's up with ALL things fashion.  Check out her blog for DIY's, fashion tips and trends, how to's,  and sometimes some yummy recipes.  She's even been on TV with a fashion segment on a local news show. You can check her out in action HERE.

She knows what she's talking about when it comes to style and fashion.  Today, she's guest blogging  about What To Wear for Family Photos!!  A question ALL my clients have, so pay attention! ;)
She's giving a few tips to get you thinking about and planning outfits for family photos that really POP!  Here we go...

 Pick a style that represents your family such as dressy, casual, playful, etc. Also when thinking about style, pick a style that will work with the location of where you will be having your pictures taken.

Color Palette
 I find it helps to have at least 3 different colors even if the third color is just a pop of color. It's easier if you pick colors that you already have or that are in style because it will make shopping for the pictures a lot easier. If you have a piece of clothing you love and know you want to wear, start with that and pick your colors around that piece of clothing.


 Mix Different Colors and Patterns
 Don't put everyone in the same colored top and bottom (we all have old family photos like this). Feel free to use pattern, but don't overdo it and be sure to use different size patterns to balance it out. Also, try to avoid logos or words, because those items can be distracting.

 Foundation Piece
I find that if you select a piece of clothing you really want to wear then you can use that as the base for picking out the rest of the items. I tend to start with the girls because they have more choices and it is easier to find something simple and that coordinates for the boys. (Although sometimes I start with the baby because you are limited on what they can wear since they don't have as many choices in stores).

Layers helps to create more visual interest. Adding a jacket, cardigan, belt, scarf or other accessory helps to create a complete look and can really add to your photos.

 One last thing I like to do is to lay out each person's outfit to visualize the overall look. This is wear you can really see if you need more color here or there or if you should have someone wear a different colored top or bottom. Don't worry about matching colors exactly. You want it to look coordinated, but also somewhat effortless.

Mar 20, 2013

Hello Seniors of 2014 ~ Fayetteville, Peachtree City, and Newnan Senior Photographer

I can't believe it!! Spring is HERE and Prom is around the corner. That means that the graduating class of 2014 is getting ready to rule the school! I believe, that it also means all you soon-to-be Seniors out there will need your SENIOR PORTRAITS!! :) Over the years that I've been a photographer, I can honestly say I L-O-V-E Senior sessions. I love everything about it. I love getting to know you, hearing about your goals and what schools you're interested in. I love watching your Mom and Dad look at you in adoration while I take your pictures. They are so proud of you and your accomplishments.  There's just something about you guys that makes my job so incredibly awesome. 

So, just for you, the Seniors of 2014, I am offering 25% off your portrait session if you book a session between NOW and April 15th, 2013.  Your actual session can be after that, it just needs to be booked.  

I look forward to meeting you and hearing all about your Senior year! :)

Mar 19, 2013

The {C} Family ~ Senoia Family + Children Photographer

Seriously, this was such an awesome session!  We were in downtown Senioa, and what a cute little town it is!!  Really!!  I think I may have to move there so I can just shoot there all.the.time.  Hmmmm, maybe I need to open a studio there! :)  

Ok, back to this beautiful little family.  We just had fun!  Parent's always worry their little ones are too rowdy or that their kids are the WORST ever!  Not true.  When kids can be kids and families can be themselves, that is when GREAT photography happens!! Thanks {C} family, you're adorable!!

Mar 16, 2013

Camera Strap Cover Giveaway ~ Dorothy Nicole Photography + Daniel David Designs

I am SO excited about this giveaway! Of course, as a photographer, I love all things camera related and you can't find a more AWESOME camera strap cover than these from Daniel David Designs. 
Seriously, these are the CUTEST camera straps I've seen. PERIOD!!

She is giving away a CUSTOM made camera strap.  You choose from:
  • the 4 patterns above
  • a flower or a pocket
  • OR coordinating fabrics (which she'll email you) for a reversible strap cover
My FAV is the top one b/c I love all things chevron, and that flower is SO cute!!  But dang,  a pocket would be SUPER convenient for keys or lens cap. Choices, choices, choices!!  Too many choices can NEVER be a bad thing, right?

So just enter below.  You can get multiple points by sharing AND you can do this DAILY!!!   The person with the most points WINS!!  AWESOME!!

The winner will be chosen on Friday, March 22nd! :)

 Good Luck everyone!!

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Mar 15, 2013

Strawberry Rhubarb Pie ~ A Recipe from a Photographer

Yesterday was March 14th or 3.14...Pi Day!!  But around our hosue it was Pi(e) day!!  I'm gonna be honest, I don't think I have EVER made a pie.  Maybe a pumpkin pie around the holidays, but certainly nothing like this.  Around my house, we make food for any occasions!!  So I threw caution to the wind, found a seemingly easy recipe, and just went for it.  

I decided to make Strawberry Rhubarb Pie b/c I remember having it in Minnesota and it was just sooooo yummy!!!  Also, I saw some fresh rhubarb in Publix last week so it was on my mind.  Alas, when it was time to buy the rhubarb it was GONE, so I had to go with frozen...which was fine.  

ok, here we go...

What you need...

 1 cup white sugar
1/2 cup all purpose flour
1 pound fresh rhubarb, frozen may be used (really the recipe said that, lol)
2 pints of fresh strawberries
1 recipe pastry for 9 inch double crust pie
2 tablespoons butter
1 egg yolk
2 tablespoons of white sugar

Preheat your oven at 400 degrees.
First, Mix white sugar and flour together


Add Rhubarb

Chop fresh strawberries

Add the strawberries and mix together.  Then let mixture set for about 30 minutes.

I used store bought pie crust.  Not the kind in the pan,  just the crust that you roll out yourself.

So, roll the crust into a pie pan then fill with fruit mixture

dollop 2 tablespoons of butter on top of mixture

Take the second roll of pie crust and cut into strips.  I used a pizza cutter.  This is probably standard, but I thought I was a GENIUS!! :)

 Crack and egg and use just the yolk...set aside

 Once you place the top crust on the pie, brush it with the egg yolk.  I'm honestly not sure how to weave the pie crust so I just went for the Pi sign considering it was Pi Day.  Cute, right?  haha!

Then, sprinkle it with the remaining 2 tablespoons of sugar .  Warning, if you let your little ones help on this part then you will just get huge dumps of sugar in one place, but when is too much sugar a bad thing, right?

Now cook for 30-40 min. in your preheated oven @ 400 degrees.

And Voila!!! I gotta say, I was OVERLY proud of myself.  So much so, that dinner was just grilled cheese.  I mean, all my efforts of the day went into making this pi(e).  It also REALLY helped that my husbands latest obsession is making homemade ice cream.  Homemade vanilla ice cream with Strawberry Rhubarb Pie...DELICIOUS!! :)

 ** After baking it, I might suggest cook for 20 minutes, THEN add the top crust and cook for another 20.  I cooked my for about 30 minutes.  It looked done b/c the top crust was starting to burn, but It was very liquid inside. It was still yummy, but probably could have cooked a little bit longer.  I just didn't want my top crust to BURN!! :)

Here is the original recipe I got it on

So, give it a try!!  It really wasn't all that hard and you'll be super proud of yourself! :)

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