Monday, January 30, 2017

The Byrnes Family

During the fall I was shooting sessions multiple times a week, and would do my best to get previews up, but there are a few shoots I never did get around to blogging!

I'm excited to share pictures from the Byrnes' photoshoot! I spent a chilly Saturday morning with Jon and Jodi and their 3 kiddos in Greenville last fall. The kids ran around, climbed on logs, and even sat for a few posed photos!

Jodi is a photographer herself, so I had to get these right! She put a lot of work into the shoot. She   coordinated all of their outfits and spent a lot of time on her own makeup and details! She even had the location picked out ahead of time! 

I met the Byrnes through my boyfriend Abe! He came along with me to the shoot and held the baby, played with the kids, and kept everyone happy! Did you see the pictures of Sadie pointing? She was pointing at Abe...she and I have a pretty big crush on him. ;) 

Happy Monday everyone!

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Big News: A New Website is Coming!

When you think about starting a business and getting the word out some of your first steps are making business cards, creating a website, starting social media accounts, and having a business email.

As a senior in highs school I stumbled into this photography thing (a little about that here and here). I had no business training and knew nothing about marketing or getting clients. I figured things out slowly. I bought business cards after a few paychecks from babysitting. I created one of the ugliest blogs ever. I set up a Facebook page. Eventually I had my first logo made along with a very basic and boring website. 

After rebranding a few years ago, I got rid of my website and focused on having a pretty blog instead. I had the eventual goal of making a nice website. Years have gone by and yeah, still no website!

Last year I decided it was time to get on it and get a website up and running. I had a sweet friend who offered to help me out, but I was horrible and took forever to get even the smallest things to her. I finally got a feel for what I wanted the website to look like but could NOT figure out how to make it work with the website host I was using. I was so frustrated. I hated working on my website, so it just kept getting pushed to the back burner. I blogged last MARCH about how I wanted to publish my website. I’m just shy of a year late on that.

A few months ago, I put “work on website” on my to-do list for everyday…it was time to get it done! I finally switched website hosts to where I can customize everything! I actually started enjoying the process!

So…I’m happy to announce that it is almost done! I’m adding in the last photo galleries, changing the final font colors, and making sure everything runs smoothly.

The launch date will be announced soon! Be on the lookout for fun contests and giveaways as I count down the days!


Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Matt and Carissa :: Married

At the very end of last year I drove out to Beaufort, SC for Matt and Carissa's wedding! The scenery was absolutely gorgeous and Carissa had everything thought out and planned so well. She was absolutely stunning and I loved hanging out with their super fun wedding party that day! What a perfect wedding to close out 2016!

Congratulations Matt and Carissa! 

Huge thanks to Abbie Fant for her help second shooting this wedding!