Whats the Cost

How Much Do Family Portrait Sessions Cost?

If there’s one question that comes up with every phone call, it’s the one about the cost. Completely valid question as the range of prices vary as much as the photographers quoting the answer. Most photographers have a Session Fee. This gets the ball rolling....

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How Do I Sign Up For Family Portrait Photography?

Signing up for a portrait session usually starts with a phone call. You Google photographers in your area and select the one with website images that seem to fit your style… which means the pictures that you like the best. Call the studio and have a chat about what...

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Family Portraits on Location

How Do I Pose For Family Portraits

Indeed! This is a great question that I get all the time. Posing is one of those things that can make or break a family picture. Sitting or standing? How many people stand in “the back” and how many sit? Or is it a ‘Girl vs....

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Family Portraits on Location

What Is Family Portrait Photography

A Family Portrait is usually created to remember an important family event marking a dramatic change in your family. Someone just had a baby (or you just announced your pregnancy!), one of your kids is off to college this Fall or just got married and the family is...

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How do family portraits BOOST your Child’s Self Esteem?

Noted Child Psychologist David Krauss is famous for saying “I look for and develop strengths, resiliencies and resources” when working with young children to develop confidence.  What kinds of things in your home can you use to show that your child is loved,...

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Family Portraits on Location at home

Why Are Family Portraits Important?

Over the past 30 years, I’ve grown to LOVE creating Family Portraits.  It’s not only making a living being a professional photographer, it’s growing alongside the families I’m blessed to work with. Becoming friends with great families, watching their kids...

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Purple Heart Recipient portrait

Crazy Cool

Creating portraits is such a wonderful way to make a living.  After fulfilling my client’s needs and desires to look great, turning strangers into friends is the best part of my job. I just had a “Crazy Cool” experience doing just that. David called.  He...

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Fall Family Portraits on Location

Fall Family Portraits

Fall is such a great time for Family Portraits. The leaves changing make for glorious backgrounds. These backgrounds and colors go so perfectly on you Christmas Cards, too. I found a new location this season, Pooles Mill Bridge Park in Cumming, GA. A bit of a...

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Acadia Nat. Park Sunrise

Inspiration or Just Having Fun

Last month, I visited one of the most beautiful destinations on the Eastern Seaboard of the U.S., Acadia National Park. The seascapes, landscapes and people were wonderful. The weather, typical for New England, changed from 35 degrees and rainy to 73 degrees and...

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I like it when

I like it when people do what they say they’re going to do. Being accountable. Being honest. Having integrity. All that matters to me. Sometimes it’s hard to keep up with it and sometimes I drop the ball. But when that happens, leaving the ball on the ground is not...

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Mommy and baby laying down Newborn picture

Today

We only get it once.Why waste it?We can spend it in fear, or we can create possibility for the next person.We can spend it alone, or we can create digital but real connection with someone else.It only takes a day to make change happen.The ocean is made of drops.–...

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Beautiful Lonnie Memorial Portrait framed

Love and Peace

Today marks the 1 year passing of a beautiful woman, a trusted friend and the best Mother-in-law that I ever had, M. Lonnie Wu. Lately, I’ve been thinking about how sad I was going to be today. Shame on me for not following Lonnie’s advice; “Don’t waste time...

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Wyatt Blue-Eyes baby portrait

One of my Favorites

I’ve got a lot of great portraits in my office. And this is one of my favorites. What makes it great? It’s an image of my nephew Wyatt at about 6 months old and this one has been making me smile for almost 14 years. Any ‘picture’ that can do that, for me, is a...

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Family Maternity Portrait

Miracle Maternity Session

I had a very special Maternity photo session yesterday. Ericka and Omar had been so busy during their pregnancy, they did not think that they’d have time for photos. But they wanted the images so much that that yesterday, despite family flying in and making them...

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