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The aunt of these two little beauties just so happens to be one of my closest friends, but that doesn’t make me biased.  This was actually the first time I’ve met them and they are just too adorable for words.  Take a look for yourself.  🙂

 

 

 

 

 

 

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I don’t know about you, but for me – once the holidays have ended, I start dreaming of summer.  Sad, right?  🙂  I long for barefeet, sunshine and endless hours of daylight.  What better way to cure the winter blues than to offer up a new contest.  So what do you have to do?  Simple, send in your favorite vacation photo from summertime or otherwise.  Give us all a chance to dream of getting away and no, it doesn’t have to specifically be a warm place.  Submissions will be taken until January 31st.  Anyone can enter…friends, family, clients, other photographers or complete strangers…you get the idea.  By submitting your image, you are giving me permission to post it on the facebook page.  Voting will take place starting February 1st and will end on February 7th at midnight.  Fans will vote by “liking” their favorite image.  The picture with the most “likes” wins!

Weekday session must take place before June 30th, 2011 and will be taken locally.  Can be any type of session (newborn, kids, engagement, day after, beloved, etc.).  Images can be emailed to me at mmgphotography@comcast.net.

Here's one of my favorite vacation photos. My husband and our little girl dancing on the beach in Maine. 🙂

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These two cuties were perfect for an urban session in Youngstown.  I loved how their mom dressed them and they were so fun!  🙂

Gotta love their little chucks!

As I was beginning the day at a wedding I was shooting in mid-July, I received a phone call from my brother.  My heart sank – my new nephew was coming and he was early…very early.  Needless to say, as I was taking pictures during the ceremony – I was also praying extra hard and couldn’t stop thinking about his arrival.  What a strong little boy he is.  He came through everything so quickly and after a few weeks in the hospital, he was headed to his home.  Of course, we couldn’t wait to go down to visit him.  He was all my little girl and I could talk about even before he was born.  And so late in August, we went to meet William for the first time and he got to have his “newborn” session.  I might add…he’s perfect.  🙂

He got lots of kisses that day...one from my sister-in-law

...his daddy (my brother)

...some extra special love from his big brother. 🙂

and a little smile for Aunt Michelle 😉

Recently I was inspired to begin the journey of becoming a Certified Professional Photographer.  Currently there are fewer than 2500 Certified Professional Photographers (CPP) in the world.  There are two parts to passing this certification – an image submission and a written exam.  The written exam is to cover your technical knowledge of photography.  The image submission included 20 of my images from 20 different clients/sessions and had to show my knowledge and application of correct lighting, lens selection, and composition.  I also had to provide a Statement of Purpose for each image.  These images were then reviewed by a panel of 5 judges – all with the PPA designation of Master Photographer.  Not an easy task I was told to become a CPP (especially the image submission), but worth the designation – as my clients will know that I am dedicated to being the best at what I do.

I was thrilled when I received my letter last week congratulating me on passing the image submission (my daughter and I did a little happy dance 🙂  )!  Since then I’ve had some questions from others (who are also attempting the same designation) about my images.  Following is the portfolio that I submitted.

Thank you to all of my amazing clients for helping me create such awesome images and for trusting my artistic vision!


I will be taking the written exam mid-September and hope to be a CPP shortly after that!