The last time I saw beautiful Taylor she was still in her mommy’s tummy! Now she’s 6 months old – and full of such sweetness! Wait til you see all of the little faces she makes! Thanks so much for calling on me April!
Last weekend was a bit stressful for me when hurricane Sandy decided to blow through North Carolina with high winds and rain…..because I had a shoot scheduled at the beach! We quickly changed our travel plans and just barely made it in town in time to take pictures for this sweet family before the storms blew in. You might remember Airlie from her 6 month pics back in the summer…..can’t even believe she’s now on the verge of a year old! Thanks again Kristen for calling on me! It’s always great to see you 🙂 Hugs!
A couple of weeks ago I made my first trip to Bald Head Island to photograph a little wedding. It was quite exciting to board the ferry and travel over to the “island of golf carts” for the day!
I’ve known the two families that were joined together that day since I was quite young myself. I met Christy and began babysitting for her kids when she first came to Wilmington to work in my dad’s pediatric office – back when her oldest was just a newborn (and her oldest is now a freshman in high school….aka I’m OLD now!) I’ve known David for quite some time now – he also works with my dad and has cared for my kids from time to time when I’ve been in Wilmington.
Together with just a few close family members (including their 5 kids) and friends, they had the sweetest little beach wedding.
I arrived just a little bit earlier to catch some of the preparations
…..including kids playing iPads:)
and adjusting belts! 🙂
As the sun got lower in the sky, everyone proceeded to the beach for the ceremony, speakers in tow:)
There was a lot of hugging and smiling after (and during) the ceremony:)…..
And we got some great shots of the new “Brady bunch” all dressed up for the occasion!
Back at the house there was some toasting….
by the kids as well!
And some dancing….
Thanks so much David and Christy for inviting me to be a part of (and capture) your special day!
So we’ve been “cooking up” some fun stuff around here lately….and I just can’t contain my excitement any longer!
Thanks to my fabulous hubby, I’d like to introduce you to the ELM Fotographie iPhone, iPad, and Android applications!
These apps are FREE and available now in their respective stores!
For Apple apps click here
For Android apps click here
You can also simply search for the apps in the stores by the name – “ELM Fotographie.” You’ll recognize the icon, which looks like this:
And here are a few screenshots of the app as well!
So you’re saying ” That’s cool! But WHY should I clutter my device with yet another app??!!!”
For several reasons!
1) Your photos will now be available for proofing right in the app! I’ll email you when the gallery is ready with your access code and password – and then you can view and share away! Anyone you share your codes with can view your photos on the app!
2) You can contact me directly through the app with a “tap” – just hit “contact” and you’ll get to choose either to call me, email me, or visit my website, Facebook, or Twitter accounts!
3) Family pictures are a BIG, HAPPY, SPECIAL EVENT – and this makes it EASY and FUN to tell the world you’ve had ELM Fotographie take your pictures! 🙂
4) It’s also an easy way to view or share my current work portfolio (my own kids love to just sit and look through the photos I’ve included!)
If you’d like more information on using these apps to proof click here
Also just a reminder, everyone who has paid a deposit to secure their appointment will NOT be required to proof their photos in this app as the full gallery is included in the old prices.
If you’d like more information on my current pricing click here.
My pricing has not technically increased….I’m just changing how I do things around here a bit – making it more FUN for everyone 🙂
Thanks for all your support and cheers over the years! Would LOVE to hear feedback after you download the app!
Back in January, Tania, a client of mine, contacted me and began planning for a “girls weekend” – complete with a photoshoot – for August. Tania and 6 of her friends from college (and some of them are also high school classmates!) all had their first babies within about 18 months of each other….and decided to plan a little “reunion” with their babies when they ranged from 6 months to 2 years of age. And so, in the blink of an eye (as time seems to pass around here these days) – it was August – and I was out on the beach at sunrise! I don’t remember the last time I watched the sunrise at the beach….but it was just so peaceful…..
And then the babies and mommies began to arrive – and the fun began! For me, the shoot went better than I had expected! I mean, you have to keep in mind that we had 7 babies under the age of 2 on the beach at 7am right?!?!?! I expected lots of laughter – and tears – and we of course had both 🙂
As soon as everyone had assembled we began shooting! I think this might be my personal favorite of the group shots!
But we got quite a few cute and fun shots!
And of course it wasn’t very long before some of the babies began crying…..
And the ones that could walk began running away…..:)
There were some “scuffles” over the beach toys of course too…..
Several of the younger ones were quite entertained with each other!
I think this shot was a “standoff” over some snacks that we eventually brought out to appease a few tots…..
I think two of the baby boys were totally smiley the whole time…..
And another was sleepy and sucked his thumb the entire time……
There was sand eating…..
And more sand eating!!!! 🙂
and more digging!
The boys as a whole seemed to prefer playing in the sand….
And we couldn’t keep the two girls out of the water!!!!
And the other thing with this little shoot is that our time was so very limited because the light at the beach becomes SO very bright in the morning! I just barely managed to get a sweet little photo of each mommy and baby at the water’s edge before we lost the bit of cloud coverage we had!
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