Imaging Usa 2013 Inspiration and Learning Atlanta Georgia

I 'm up late the night before my first class of Imaging USA . I 'm really excited and wonder if I'll get a good nights  sleep .   Wondering , what do I wear , what do I bring , etc. etc.  Probably a lot like some seniors when they are thinking about their senior portraits but this is about  learning , networking , marketing, and vendor relations.  But still , What should I wear ..... :) ... a girls gotta look good , right?! I'm starting off my first class  with Kia Bondrant  a  Senior portrait Artist ( SPA) . I have admired and  watched her for a few years,  first seeing her on Photo Vision.  Her senior portraits are amazing . After seeing her in action she has such an easy flow about her into posing seniors so they look their very best.  I am thrilled to be able to spend time in her class and learn directly from her all day tomorrow.      I hope to come back with so many tips  to help my seniors with their style and to make them look even more fabulous than they are already!

I'll be getting inspiration from some of the best in the industry not only seniors but  family, and  newborns as well .  As I have said before , I love learning and I can't wait for the next  five days !   All I need is a notebook , ipad, iphone , business cards,  Luna bars, water, snacks, and  parking money !

Watch out , here I come Imaging Usa!


Tatum. A "Hunk O' Love" newborn size. { Virginia Highlands Newborn Photographer }

This session took place in the very  charming area of  Virginia Highlands.   Its such a amazing town in the city, yet you feel like you accidently found it.  The roads are full of 1920's homes, tree lined streets ,  and  eclectic character .   I really liked it. What made it even better is I got  to photograph a baby boy of 5 weeks ! He was getting all his baby dimples and adorable roundness.  This little boy was such a sweetheart and oh so adorable.    I couldn't of been happier to meet his fabulous parents .   I was greeted with sounds of  Elvis music   that Tatum seemed to like more than the white noise :) . I don't blame him though, as I 'm sure he had been hearing it 9 months before his birth and who doesn't like a little rockabilly Elvis anyway?

He did extremely well for being a bit older for his newborn photo shoot and was really aware of things going on  around him just as he should but we were patient and I can't wait to share them with you!



Little plush vintagey bunny from Anthropologie. {{LOVE}




Loved so Tender



Loved so True




Tatum you look so peaceful and are loved so much by your parents.  You are a marvel!



Tatum Oliver Duncan Slideshow


Simply Smiling Brooks. Atlanta Newborn Photographer { Marietta , Canton Georgia }


Here is an amazing little guy that journeyed to the studio from Marietta. First of all I LOVE his name. Just how cute  is that  &  it is so fitting  for him .  Brooks  was perfectly ready for his session with his sweet  face and gleaming Mom and Grandma, all the way from the lush green of the Northwest. It was a special day for him for sure.

Brooks smiled  A LOT   !  His perfect little curl of his lips ....

His ever so soft  hair on his temple

his peaceful sleep.

Thank you for a great day little man.

In your life I see everything that lives. { Pablo Neruda}