Wednesday, January 30, 2013

50% off Bridal Session Giveaway l Richmond, Va Wedding Photographer

People may or may not know I much I truly love weddings, but even more so bridal sessions. I love being in the presence of love, and the one on one time I have with the bride and groom after the ceremony. To capture love between two people is amazing and makes me beyond happy for them. :)

A bridal session is a extremely nervous and excited day for a bride to be. For it may be the first times she sees herself it her dress with her hair and makeup. Its sometimes when reality sets it, "this is how amazing I am going to look on my wedding day." :) I have seen tears, I have held hands, I have danced and sang with brides during a bridal session. They are sooo much fun!!!! And I want every bride to not love her images and realize how amazingly gorgeous she is, but I want her to remember the experience. :)

For 2013, I am offering so much for weddings, here are some of my new products for 2013:

Mobile App with you image gallery to share with friends and family
Same day slide show of edited wedding day images
Photo ALBUMS, not just books anymore
Engagement guest books (don't want the plain guest book, this is to not only show off your engagement images, but your guest can sign the book, and its completely custom to y'all)
Client for Life, my personal favorite

I am thrilled for 2013 Weddings, and to offer so much more to my brides. So I would love to extend an offer to one lucky bride to be; a 50% off BRIDAL SESSION, at a location of her choice.

 How to enter?? Contact me at and attach a photo and tell me about you and your groom or broom to be. :) Have you friends enter you as well. Make sure you LIKE my Facebook page. I will upload these images to my Facebook page and friends and family can vote for you.

Good luck to you all, I can't wait to read your stories, and only one lucky lady can win. :) 

Friday, January 25, 2013

Landon l Louisa, Va Newborn Photographer

I am super excited to tell everyone that I have a new nephew. :) He is a spitting image of his older brother Dylan when he was born. My sister brought them both to my home studio, and Dylan got to not only play with Skeatti and Meatball (my pugs), but also got to take his picture with them.

I was beyond honored to capture this special time, but also to have images to put on my walls, as they are still bare since moving. lol don't hate

I am still in the process of editing the rest of his session, so here is a little sneak peek of the newest addition in the Taylor house. :)

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

2012 Year in Review l Personal l Louisa, Va Photographer

I don't exactly know where to start, but I am not a huge fan of blogging, and one of my 2013 resolutions is to blog more to connect better with my clients, so I am hoping I will learn to love it.

2012, was a roller coaster year for me. It had huge ups and downs, in my personal and business life. The beginning of 2012 was rocky for me. As I battled getting out of a really bad relationship, which I am grateful that I am still alive today to make it past that. I won't exactly get into that, as it has taken me awhile to openly discuss all of the things that I went through. But that is also the reason that I have a strong passion for women photography, and bringing self confidence to women; because you never know what bringing self confidence to a woman will help her do.

I pride myself on being independent these days. I thank my horrible ex relationship for that. As I have bought a home which I have a small studio in, and now also a boudoir room. I have a company vehicle, that has been customized thanks to a deer. lol I also pride myself on women empowerment, I get to lift women's spirits for a living, do you know how honoring that is??? AMAZING!!! 

2012 started off slow, as I learned manual mode and shooting in RAW, this was troubling at first as I am self taught. I join a group of fellow photographers in early Feb and a few we are still great friends, and learn from each other. I have an amazingly hilarious assistant Katelyn that I love working with and traveling with. Through going through my rough patch in March to July, my clients lifted me up. They brought me back into light, when I was in the dark. Y'all gave me my smile back. I thought I would always be cold hearted, and my clients made me know what love was again. I LOVE photography, I LOVE my clients. While crying writing this, I want everyone to know when I am photographing my clients whether it be a wedding, family, maternity, couple, etc, I want everyone to feel what they are feeling when you look at their images. Whether it be love, sadness, passion, or laughter; For example, during the Hurt Wedding the before wedding sneak peek where the bride and groom didn't want to see each other so I used a door to separate them, and when Shannon put her hand on Travis' hand shaking nervously and was looking at me crying, I begin to cry because I felt her happy nervousness, and as a photographer that is an AMAZING connection that I get to share with my clients.  I get to share secrets with clients, I get calls about clients expecting, picking out wedding dresses, knowing the sex of the baby before everyone else, my clients want ME in the delivery room, I share birthdays, anniversaries, etc.....y'all have become MY FAMILY!!! As I have been struggling with knowing if I am successful, and what defines being successful in photography, I have to remind myself that it is when you feel it within yourself. And I didn't feel that until this year. Myself and Katelyn got to travel for weddings during the summer, which that is a huge honor once you get to capture weddings out of state. I totaled up my sessions and weddings for 2012 and I had 126 sessions and 17 weddings......sssshhhhooo thank you everyone, y'all are amazing!

I get to meet so many people doing this job. Brides, grooms, families, vendors, fellow photographers, all which is an honor. This is a dream come true for me, knowing I get to capture moments that last a lifetime!!! So thank you thank you thank you all clients past, present and future ones. Thank you for allowing me to be a part of your life, for capturing your life, helping me grow and learn from my mistakes, and thank you for being YOU!  Here are some images from 2012.....stay beautiful everyone!!