Friday, January 28, 2011

Perfect Country Wedding giveaway!

I was SO excited and flattered when Marita from Perfect Wedding Guide called me up to ask me to participate in their giveaway!  Looking over my shoulders... Who? ME?  

The details are on the PWG website, but the prizes are really awesome. I mean... they didn't skimp on anything! :D  And, of course, I'm the photographer!!! Whoooo hooo!  

So, go to the Kicks 101.5 website on Monday Jan.31st to register.

Floating Lanterns for your wedding anyone?

Please! PLEASE! Will one of my brides do this for their wedding!!!! :D


Thursday, January 27, 2011

Jordan + Jeremy's E-Session : Engagement Photos in Atlanta

I was SO excited when I drew Jordan's name for the Kiss The Bride engagement session giveaway because she was in a bridal party from one of my weddings from last year!  Jordan and Jeremy were such troopers with all of the paparazzi shooting away and giving them orders.  Go here!  Look this way!  Move that way!  Turn around!  It was like they were celebrities! :D  They got so cold though, by the end of the shoot Jeremy's hands were literally blue!   Thanks for hangin' in there!  And I hope you enjoy this sneak peek!! :D 


From the other side of the glass...

I thought this was funny.  One of our KTB associate photographers, Gail, took my photo, while I was taking her photo at our workshop last weekend.  I thought it was kind of  Alice in Wonderland-esque.... in a photography sorta way......just go with it! :D 

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Bride's Choice Award Winner!

YAY! I won the Bride's Choice Awards 2011 from WeddingWire! This means PMPis in the top 5 percent of Wedding Pros nationwide. Whooo hooo!


Monday, January 24, 2011

Pro-Photo Workshop

The "Pro-Photo" workshop is going to be SO much fun for me because I get to help out people who are bascially where I was 5 years ago.  Ohhhh, if I had someone to help me figure out how to set up my business and just have the basic skills to get started!  We'll, I decided to pull it all together for other new photographers just coming on the scene.

The Pro-Photo class will include:

- Insurance, tax and other admin. tips.
- Marketing and advertising.
- Photo basics.  ie: posing, lighting, camera settings.
- Photo shoot
- Lunch

The class will be all day on August 6th, 2011 from 9am-5pm.  The location is TBA, but will most likely be in the Paulding Co. or Cobb Co. area.  The fee is $155 for the all day workshop and is limited to 25 people.   Payments are non-refundable.   A minimum of  10 people must sign up for the class or it will be canceled and your deposit will be refunded.  Please e-mail me if you are interested and I will send you a PayPal invoice.   

Photo-Mom Workshop!

I'm super excited to have the "Photo-Mom" workshop because I have so many awesome clients and I know I can't be at their house all year long. :D   So, I decided to have this workshop to help them take beautiful photos of their beautiful babies! :D 

The class will include:
- Introduction to your camera
- Lighting techniques
- Positioning and Posing
- Editing and Storage
- Practice photo session

The class will be held on March 19th at The McGarity House in Temple, GA (Paulding Co.).  The fee for the class is $65 to be pre-paid to book your seat and is non-refundable.  Only 30 spaces will be available.  If less than 10 people sign up, the class will be cancelled and your deposit will be refunded.  Please e-mail me to book your slot and a PayPal invoice will be sent to you.  

Please post this on your Facebook and blogs, tell all of your friends, and spread the word so we can take more awesome photos of our babies!!! :D 

Kiss The Bride Workshop

The Kiss The Bride Workshop was SO much fun!  We spent the entire day teaching, sharing, chatting, and venting.  Seriously, we had to pry ourselves away from each other at the end of the day! :D  I'm hoping everyone else got as much out of it as I did and we already have ideas for the next workshop! 

A special thanks goes out to Melita from McGarity House who let us take over for the day and use the venue for our photo session as well.  We'll be posting Jordan and Jeremy's engagement session soon.  

Another thanks goes out to Jet from Simply Catering for providing the yummy food!  She is great to work with and I'll be adding her to my vendor list soon too! :D  

My last thank you is KTB Associate Photographer Gail, who took these awesome photos of the workshop for me!  THANK YOU!!!!

Please keep an eye out for my next "Photo-Mom" and "Photo-Pro" Workshop coming soon.  

Thursday, January 20, 2011

One Shot Wonder For Your Weekend!

 I loved that even though it rained, Bridgett and Jason didn't mind getting their shoes wet for some great photos! :D 

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

PMP has gone international!!!! Kind of... :D

I was looking at the stats for my blog and website and found out that I have blog viewers from Canada, Pakistan, Croatia, India, Germany, Malaysia, Russua and Slovenia!!!  I even found a blog post from someone from the Philipines that had me listed on their inspiration board!!!  HELLO WORLD!!!

Monday, January 17, 2011

The Winner!!!

I'm so excited to announce the winner of the Engagement Session giveaway, Jordan Sanders!!! :D  She was actually a bridesmaid in Michelle's wedding last year, so when I picked out her name I was VERY excited!  Can't wait till Saturday for the Kiss The Bride Workshop and Jordan's session!  

Friday, January 14, 2011

One Shot Wonder For Your Weekend

Just because it makes me smile! :D

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Engagement Season is upon us! :D

My Facebook question of the week this week was:
Did you pick out your engagement ring together, or did he surprise you?!?
I just love hearing from everyone!  Please post your story! :D

  Anita  I picked out 3 and the store took note...then he picked from there. He only had 5 days, he asked me to do that for    him so he wouldn't use up his leave worrying that he'd get the "wrong" one!

  Sasha Suprise!!!!! and I would not want it any other way! We had not even discussed cuts, size, or settings. (oval solitaire and half a carat vvs1, D color btw) And he was very romantic in the asking btw. Dinner at Ruth's Chris, limosine moonlit drive, and took me to the top of Shades Mountain.

  Diane We went to Solomon Brothers and picked out the loose stone together. He picked up the ring later.

  Tammy He suprised me with a ring for the proposal and then we picked out the official diamond engagement ring, wedding band and his band to match.

  Kenni He surprised me! I will wear it 'til the day I die :>) It's small - but it reminds me that it was the "best he could do." He could buy something way bigger now - but this is good enough for me.

  Katelyn We went looking at rings together, but he had the final say so :)

  Kayla  He knew the kind of rings that I liked. Knowing that, he took diamonds from his grandmothers ring and had my engagement ring and wedding band made.

  Rachel I picked out 3 styles and then he chose and surprised me with one!

  Mallory  He surprised me with a custom ring! No other ring will ever look like mine

Tuesday, January 11, 2011


What an awesome date! One - Eleven - Eleven.  I can think of a few reasons today is SUPER special. 

#1.  All of those one's. 
#2.  School's out because of the snow!!!!
#3.  The MOST special part of today.... It's EMILY'S BIRTHDAY!!!!! 

Emily turned 8 years old today and it is a most memorable day because all of those ones!  I made her a couple of keepsake boxes....She loves boxes!  Got her 11 M&Ms and 11 Whoppers (her favorites).  I wrote 11 things I love about her and made her go on a scavenger hunt with 11 clues to find her present.  Then of course, we had a sledding party!  It was the best birthday E-V-E-R according to Emily... and me too! :D

Monday, January 10, 2011

POV Sledding!

We ROCKED that hill!!!!

I saved the best for last!  My favorite maternity photos from 2010!  It was such an amazing year, and I can't wait to see what 2011 has to offer!!!!  I'm SOOOO excited! :D

Sunday, January 9, 2011

We are fam-i-ly!

Yes, the song is over played! But  there's a reason people like it! 
Here are some of my picks of family portrait sessions from 2010.

We - Are- Fam - i - ly dun dun dun dun..... 

Saturday, January 8, 2011

One Shot Wonder For Your Weekend

The reason I love this photo........?  I went to my car to pack up some of my gear and as I came back up the hill to meet Laura and Josh he pulled up to her and she was teasing him a bit.  Totally spontenious, unposed and naturally awesome!

Friday, January 7, 2011

Girl Scout Cookies!!!!

Who can resist those oohey gooey Samoas and crunchity, munchity, minty Thin Mints!!!  YUM!!!!   My little Girl Scout is selling them now, so e-mail or call me if you'd like to order some boxes.  I can meet you in Paulding and other surrounding counties for pickup.  They are $3.50 a box.  If you're like me, you can stock up your freezer too! :D 

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Babies and kids of 2010

I must admit.  Even with three of my own, I can't resist those chubby cheeks, fuzzy hair, little blue eyes and pouty lips!  YAY for BABIES!!!! 

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Portrait Sessions in 2010

Yes, I'm still wrapping up the 2010 Year In Review! Whew!  Here are some of my favorite portrait sessions from last year.  I can't wait to get a-shootin' in 2011!

Monday, January 3, 2011

Free Engagement Session Giveaway!!!!

Last year for my Kiss The Bride Summer Workshop we gave away a fabulous engagement session and the photos were oh so awesome!!!  So, it's that time again and we're gearing up for another workshop and another session! 

The session will be on January 22nd at 3:30pm in Temple, GA with about 8 or so photographers, so please be sure that you and your better half are available for that time and location and comfortable with paparazzi! :D

To enter:  Please "Like" Kiss The Bride on Facebook and leave a comment under the Engagement Session giveaway status.  Or, if you don't have Facebook, please e-mail me with your name and phone number and I'll put your name in the drawing. 

The lucky couple will be announced on Monday January 17th!!!  Please tell your friends and Good Luck!!!

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Bridal Sessions 2010

Sometimes I'm asked about whether or not to do a bridal session and my answer is usually the same.  It's up to you!  I hate making decisions for people becasue I'm afraid I might convince them of making the wrong one! :D  But, there are some definite advantages to having a bridal session. 

#1.  Who doesn't love to wear their dress again and again!  :D  HaHa!

#2.  It gives you a chance to do a trial run of your hair and makeup and see how it all comes together. It 's good to do it a few weeks before so you can iron out any kinks in time before the wedding day.

#3.  You get 1- 1/2 hours of YOU time!  :D  It's much more relaxed than on the wedding day and you can enjoy the process more.

#4.  The bridal session can be taken at any location!  You're not just stuck at the ceremony or reception location, and we can really get creative!

#5.  We are less stressed on the wedding day about getting your bridal photos finished and we can spend some more time with the bridal party.

#6.  Mom can get that formal photo of you to put in the newspaper that she's dreamed about since the day you were born! :D

There are probably some more that I can't think of right off the top of my head right now, but these are some good ones right!!   So, like I said.... it's totally up to you.  And whatever decision you make.... it's the right one! :D    Here are some awesome bridal sessions from 2010! 

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Happy New Year!!!! They Won! They Won!

What an awesome way to start 2011 by announcing the winners of the NYC wedding photography package givaway!!!!!!  Anne-Marie and Michael!!!!

I was already pretty excited about this contest because I can't wait to shoot a wedding in New York City.  I wanted the wedding to best represent the city and boy did they!  She told me the story about how he proposed in Brooklyn, their planning, and then hit me with the big news!  They will be getting married in Grand Central Station!!! What! WHAT!!!  Needless to say, this is a photographer's dream, and I feel like I'm the lucky winner to get to shoot their fabulous New York wedding!

I'm super excited and will definietely post TONS of photos in the Fall!  Congrats guys!!!!!