Posts Tagged ‘child’

Shot this little cutie in Courthouse Square & Dave Grohl Alley!  I can’t believe it’s already been a year since her last session!

Loved her little purple sneakers!

This was shortly after the balloons were accidentally let go. 🙁

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Stylizing is so very important when it comes to your session and M’s mom totally gets it.  Angie is super creative and the owner of Oopsie Maizie.  Most of the outfits were handmade by her and so was the pinwheel!  The props were perfect for the scene…vintage luggage, an antique dolly and an old chair were brought along.  I loved everything about this session, especially the little model!  She is a sweetheart for sure.  🙂  I invite all of my clients to consult with me, if you need any help styling your session.  This one definitely needed no help.  Check out some of the awesomeness below.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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!