Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Holiday Mini-Sessions

Introducing Holiday Greeting Card Sessions and Mini Sessions. The winter holidays are right around the corner. The seasons are beginning to change and weather is mellowing day to day, what better time to get a jump on your holiday cards?  I’m offering indoor and outdoor holiday sessions starting this coming weekend.

For a regular sized session, you get a one to two hour shoot, an 8x10, two 5x7s, and twenty five holiday cards and  a web disc of up to 20 watermarked images for $89.

In a mini session, your shoot will last up to a half hour, you will receive one 8x10 and twenty five holiday cards, and a web disc of up to 10 watermarked images for $59.

Contact me for more info on booking your Holiday Greeting Card session!

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Another New Contest! Photo Party!

It’s time to launch the next new contest! Since we did something for the younger kids, I thought it’d be a good time to do something for the teen girls and the moms! 

The Premise: Photo party!
1. Have a photo shoot with a friend.
2. Send your favorite photo to me at Contests@VerityImages.org, be sure to include your first name and last name and a link to your Facebook.  I will then post them to a corresponding contest album on my Facebook Fan Page.
3. Join my Facebook Fan Page.
4. Send people (friends, family, co-workers, anyone, really) to join my Facebook fan page and LIKE their favorite photo (i.e. YOURS).
5. The winner will be announced on Sunday, September 26, 2010 based on the total number of likes for each entered image. Votes are counted as likes on each individual image/entry. A person must be a fan of my Facebook fan page to like a photo.

The Rules:
1. One entry per person.
2. One vote per person.
3. Voting will take place from Sunday, September 12, 2010 until Saturday, September 25, 2010. Winner will be announced and contacted on Sunday, September 26, 2010
4. Submitted images must be of a female age 16 and above.
5. Photos taken by professional photographers, will not be accepted.

The Prize!
The winner will receive one free photo party of up to 3 hours at their choice of location anywhere between Eugene, Or and Yoncalla, Or.  The winner will work with the photographers to plan a great photo party from placement to theme to inviting the guests.  Drinks and snacks will be provided by the photographers.  As a additional gift, the winner will receive a 10% print credit from the over all order total. (I.E. If the guests order $100 all together and the hosts orders $25, then the total order will come to $125, then you will receive a $12.50 discount on your order.)  The photo party must be redeemed by October 26, 2010. A signed contract will also be required prior to each session.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Presenting Child Portrait Contest Winner, Asa!

One year old Asa was a BLAST! A true boy, he was interested in only 3 things, rocks, trucks and balls.  His mom wanted to shoot at the lake, so away we went! The shoot started with Asa realizing that the best game involved tossing his ball down the hill for his mom to grab and throw back up to him… He had a blast kicking his ball all over the place and he even somehow convinced me to stop taking photos for a minute to toss/roll/kick the ball around myself!  After a bit, we walked over to the water where Asa discovered the rocks. He loved them and simply couldn’t get enough of throwing them into the water. I think my favorite moment was watching him yell into the trees after I gave the tree a hug to show him how big it was!

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Sunday, September 5, 2010

A Country Western Wedding

First off, congratulations to Annie and Gabe! What an awesome wedding!  They had a fun country western theme and even though her dress wasn’t western, Annie made sure that her shoes fit the theme perfectly. Wheel barrows were used as coolers, and canning jars were transformed into wine glasses. The bridesmaids and flower girls wore green and black and all of the dresses for the bride and wedding party were hand made!  The ceremony was sweet, romantic and light hearted with beautiful hand written vows from the Bride and Groom.   Thank you, Annie and Gabe for letting me capture this wonderful and beautiful day!

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Saturday, September 4, 2010

Deadra and Jeff

I was lucky enough to be asked to shoot the first set of family photos since these two got married a year ago.  Shooting them was a lot of fun, and it was adorable to me how naturally sweet and loving they were. Thanks you two! Can’t wait to shoot with you again in the future!

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Friday, August 20, 2010

Contest! Child Portrait

The Premise: Back to School Photo Contest

  1. Have a photo session with your favorite little one. (Or, just submit a recent photograph of them.)
  2. Send your favorite photo to me via email at Contests@VerityImages.org. Be sure to add your first and last name,  and the FIRST name of the child in the photo. I will then post them to a corresponding contest album on my Facebook page.
  3. Join my Facebook fan page.
  4. Send people (friends, family, co-workers, anyone, really) to join my Facebook fan page and LIKE their favorite photo (i.e. YOURS).
  5. The winner will be announced on Saturday, August 28, 2010 based on the total number of likes for each entered image. Votes are counted as likes on each individual image/entry. A person must be a fan of my Facebook fan page to like a photo.

The Rules

  1. One entry per person per child.
  2. One vote per person.
  3. Voting will take place from Sunday, August 22, 2010 until Saturday, August 28, 2010. Winner will be announced and contacted on Sunday, August 29, 2010.
  4. Submitted images must be of a child age 12 and under.
  5. Photos taken by professional photographers, will not be accepted.

THE PRIZE!

The winner will receive one free session of up to one hour at their choice of location within Cottage Grove, Creswell, Springfield, or Eugene, Oregon and a disk with the 10 best images in both full resolution for printing and web resolution for internet purposes with an included printing release!  This is a $200 value!!!  The session must take place within Cottage Grove, Creswell, Springfield, or Eugene, Oregon city limits, and be redeemed by September 29, 2010.  A signed contract will also be required prior to the session. Now… LETS HAVE SOME FUN!!!

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Monday, August 16, 2010

Indy and Lily

I love working with kids, and these two have been some of my favorites. He was very outgoing and playful, Little Miss Lily, on the other hand was very shy and withdrawn… That is, until I caught that first picture and showed it to her, then, she opened right up and was all smiles.  These are two of my favorite photos from the shoot. 

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Sunday, August 15, 2010

Dalida and Matthew

This lovely couple contacted me regarding an engagement session. They needed a good photo for their Save the Dates and seem to have fallen in love with this one.  I hope to work with them again in the future!

 

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Saturday, August 14, 2010

New Cool Give Away

I had to take a break from editing my shots of a couple of great kids to tell you about this great giveaway I’m entering for you guys (my past, present, and potential clients).  The give away includes wall gallery guides so that I can show you some ideas on decorating your walls with your favorite images!!! The giveaway is hosted by Inspire Me Baby, one of my fave blogs!  Check it out here!

Friday, June 18, 2010

A Giveaway?

One of the photography blogs I follow regularly is hosting a giveaway for a Easy as Pie Pricing Guide and Pastry school for photographers.  Sound interesting? Check it out!

Sunday, June 13, 2010

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Sunday, June 6, 2010

Shooting with Patty and Kristin

I had a shoot with a friend of my hubby’s, Kristin. She has been taking hip hop classes dance classes in her free time and so we decided that the outdoor portion of the shoot would be in some of her hip hop gear.  She wore a pair of sweats, a hat, and a sweatshirt over a cute top.  To go with the urban look, we decided we would do some shoots in a kind of an urban grungy area.  And what better urban grungy area than an alley behind a bar?  In the middle of the shoot it began pouring, so we had two choices, we could either head indoors to the studio, or head to a nearby covered bridge. Naturally, I went with the covered bridge and off we went. As we were shooting, we ran into Patty, from the prom shoot, who is also a friend of Kristin’s and took her with us to the studio for the two to do a join shoot. 

While rummaging through different wardrobe options, we  came across some fun finds. A huge pair of black wings with marabou trim, and some peacock feathers.  Kristin pulled on an outfit and attached the peacock feathers as Patty covered herself in some artificial leaves. Paired together, we had a fun shoot that was very faery-esque.  After shooting with the two of them, we did some more single shots with each of them.

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My friend Photo Tommy, check him out!

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Prom Shoot with Patty and Jacklyn

I did a prom Photoshoot with my friend Tommy Landrum, a local Cottage Grove photographer.  Working with Tommy was a lot of fun, almost more so even than working with our two lovely models.  As Tommy is a studio photographer, and I am a natural light photographer, working together also involved a lot of teaching each other as well! I loved working with him and hope to do so again soon. 

Working with Patricia and Jacklyn was fun as well!  Patricia is an aspiring model and is a perfect natural in front of the camera. She knew where and how to pose herself with little to no help from me.  Jaclynn, while a bit awkward at first, ended up loosening up after awhile and the two friends seems to have had a lot of fun and we got great shots of the two girls both individually and together!

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Wednesday, June 2, 2010

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