Happy Monday morning! We're coming off of a mostly-soggy weekend but we've had a lot of fun this week!
I'm back for another round of weekly wrap-up! I've never had a problem importing and editing pictures for clients but when it comes to person pictures.... I'm the worst!! This weekly wrap-up is perfect for keeping me up-to-date on my editing. And bonus! It keeps my flash drives empty!
I hope everyone has had a good week & weekend! We've had a lot of soggy/gloomy weather here on the east coast but my Facebook news feed and Instagram (follow along @cindy.johnson1112) was nothing but pumpkin patches and apple orchards and I loved every second of it! We're hoping to do all the fall things soon!
I am so excited to share that I will be offering mini portrait sessions for ONE DAY ONLY, Saturday October 22, 2016!! I have a limited number of spots available! Book now before all of the spots are filled!
Hi there! Happy Monday to you! I thought it would be fun to start a new series on the blog. I'll pull together a weekly wrap-up of pictures that I've taken - both personal and professional.. Follow along and make sure to share about your week in the comments below!
It's been so much fun chasing my daughter around the house as she's exploring everything and cuddling (or sitting on...) the dog! We're working on just petting instead of smacking. The sunsets have been absolutely gorgeous this week! I only wish that there weren't power lines right in the middle of my view! And I shared a shot from some work I did with a local school. They are in the process of updating their website so I volunteered some time to take new pictures for them. It was so much fun meeting the staff and teachers and the kids were so much fun!
We have recently had some of the most beautiful sunsets. Which also means we've had absolutely gorgeous, golden hour light in our backyard! We really enjoy spending time outside after dinner (and before bath time!) to soak in these last summer nights. Our daughter, Peyton, loves to run around our backyard. And we secretly love it, and don't mind chasing her around, because it wears her out for bedtime! I took my camera outside with me tonight and captured a few pictures of a typical evening for us - climbing stairs, pushing furniture around, flying, and playing with the dog (to wear her out for the evening too!).
This was the most charming, intimate wedding, filled with personal touches that were unique to Phil and Carissa. The soon-to-be Mr and Mrs greeted guests as they arrived and breakfast items were available before the ceremony began. During the ceremony, Phil and Carissa took communion together - not something you see at every wedding but this time was so special for them as they started their new life as husband and wife.
I couldn't believe how incredibly hot and humid it was on their wedding day but we were able to sneak away for 10 minutes to get a few bride and groom shots! Dancing to music from a live band, assorted desserts, and the yummiest cake were the perfect end to their wedding day.
Phil & Carissa, I had so much fun photographing your wedding! Your wedding day was truly special and I hope you will be able to remember all of the little moments that made up your day as you look back on your pictures in the years to come!
What a special wedding this was for me to photograph! The groom, my little brother, married his wonderful bride after several years of dating! To be honest, she's already felt like family but now she gets to carry the Shodlouski name! These two lovebirds were wed on what I'm sure was hottest and most humid day of the year but the heat and humidity didn't put a damper on their special day! Their ceremony was sweet and so perfectly them! And how lucky for them to speed away in car that a groomsman took to be cleaned just hours before the ceremony began?! I'm so glad the the couple and their bridal party agreed to pictures outside, even though the temperatures were brutal, because we got so many beautiful ones that I hope the Mr. & Mrs. will cherish for many years to come!
Congratulations, Leon & Shelby! I hope your day was as special as the two of you are to me!
Wishing you many blessings and so much love,
I had so much fun during the product photo session with Jenna at Haute Mess Restorations! Her small business restores old furniture and she has so many beautiful pieces currently available! Not only did I get to photograph her current inventory for listing on the Haute Mess Restorations Facebook and Etsy accounts (be sure to check it out!!), but I got a small sneak peek at some of her almost-finished pieces as well and I can tell you there are some super cute items that will be available soon that you don't want to miss out on!
And you've got to hear the story behind why Jenna started Haute Mess Restorations:
"When my daughter was born a little less than a year ago, I decided to leave my crazy busy job in Higher Education to stay home with her. While it was the single best decision I have ever made, dropping down to one income caused our family some serious financial strain. My husband works really hard and has a great job but with the pressure of student loans piling up, we needed to supplement our income somehow. I really didn't want to go back to work so I began to seek the Lord for the answer that He would have. One Saturday afternoon, my husband and I were driving around so that our daughter could get in a nap in the backseat. We drove through a neighborhood with sown beautiful homes and happened to see some people moving a beautiful (but oddly ornate) wardrobe to the sidewalk. I felt strangely drawn to the piece and jumped out of the car to ask if I could take it. They told me that the piece had been in their home for many years and was handmade. I took it home (later that day as I couldn't fit it in my car) and went to work on it. I had no idea what to do with it but knew I could restore its beauty. It took me over 10 days and a lot of paint and precision but I was so pleased with the finished product. From there the projects began pouring in and it became a real business for me. From handmade home decor to all kinds of refurbished furniture, Haute Mess Restorations came to life! Thanks for reading and supporting small business."
I'm posting some pictures below but please make sure you check if the items are still available with Haute Mess Restorations.
This little sweetheart (and I'm not just saying that because she's mine!) turned O N E this month and I had the pleasure of photographing her at this 'one-derful' milestone birthday! Her favorite activities include reading, laughing, saying 'dadadada' all day, and giving kisses.
The first 3 people to share this post will get 25% off a session booked in 2016!
WHO: One couple in love!
WHAT: Photographed as a bride and groom,
[wedding attire not required, but formal-wear preferred]
WHEN: Saturday May 21, 2016 at 3:00 pm
[or another agreed upon date/time]
WHERE: location to be determined - central NJ
-A model release must be signed.
-The chosen couple will receive the edited images with a print release for their time!
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