Saturday, January 17, 2009


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Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Pumpkin Patch

So let me just preface this post by saying that these little cuties are my nephews, so there will be a whole bunch of pictures with this post. I'm getting a taste of just how very hard it is to choose your favorite photos! Zach & Sam both have fall birthdays, so their mom, Angie, likes to have a pretty fall, outdoor setting for their sessions. This year we went to a very fun pumpkin patch near Jackson. This was the perfect spot for their portraits, not only because of the many great settings to photograph while the boys explored, but also because Zach is passionate about pumpkins! I decided to make a couple of storyboards of my favorites since there are just too many to choose from. These are a new product that I am beginning to offer...they are 10x20 in size & are perfect to display in your child's room or a play area. They can be framed & hung on the wall or mounted & displayed on a tabletop easel.

This is a great way to display your favorites together...

This is a great way to display similar shots like these of Sam playing "Peek-a-boo!"

Cabell & Jane

Can you guess where one of my favorite locations for a photo session is? In your home! I love to capture kids & families while they are relaxed & "on their own turf." I had a great time photographing Cabell (rhymes with Scrabble) & little sister Jane in their home a couple of weeks ago. Mom & Dad had some sweet photographs made of Cabell when he was a baby in their previous home, so they loved the idea of a home photo shoot for little Jane. She was one of the happiest babies I have ever seen ( and I've seen a lot of babies since I was a nurse in a pediatrician's office)! These photographs make wonderful images for Christmas or email today to check into setting up a home session before the holidays.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Double the Cuteness!

Now, I knew photographing twins was going to be fun, but it was such a treat to play with these precious little sisters, Claire & Corrine. Everything about them oozes cuteness...those eyes, those curls, those tutus! And when their mother would say, "Now, give love!" they would just lean into each other & love one another...oh, my soul! Little angels indeed!

Saturday, October 11, 2008


Let me just tell you that Mr. Max is on the move! He is just over a year old & he is on the go non stop. He just decided to skip that cute little stage when they walk like Frankenstein & just go full throttle with reckless abandon. I'm checking into nominating his sweet mama, Sarah, for some sort of award because she deserves one!

See what I mean?

Friday, October 3, 2008

School Aged Kids

So my catching up effort got a little stalled from all the ribbon cutting frenzy this week, but I'm finally getting back on track. By the way, thanks to all of you for coming by Wednesday! We had a great turn out.

I had a very fun photo session a couple of weekends ago in Jackson, TN with a wonderful family with two school aged kids. We headed to downtown Jackson for an urban session with Russ, Hether, Natalie & Issac. Russ is the pastor of a church they are in the process of planting with my brother-in-law & sister-in-law there called City Fellowship, so having the shoot downtown was significant. I hope they will be able to use some of the photos for their publicity needs. This session was so fun for me because I got to photograph the entire family, the couple, & the kids together & individually. And the downtown setting just got my creative juices flowing!

Let me just take a minute to encourage you parents with school aged kids to not neglect having your kids professionally photographed during these years! School photos don't count! And you home-school parents especially need to remember to have a photograph made at least once every couple of years. This session was so full of great shots. Issac has the most awesome look with his mohawk & those freckles! And gorgeous Natalie! I am not exaggerating when I say I've found America's Next Top Model...Tyra Banks can stop looking! Every shot of Natalie was perfect & I would love to take the credit for that, but it was absolutlely because Natalie is a natural in front of the camera. It is so tough to tell a person to pose the way she just naturally does. So let these beautiful shots of Issac & Natalie (you too, Russ & Hether!) encourage you to schedule your session for your school aged kids pronto!

Sunday, September 28, 2008

You're Invited!

You are cordially invited to the ribbon cutting at the grand opening of Emily Rainey Portraits at 7578 Southern Ave., Suite 7 in Germantown this Wednesday, October 1 at 9:00am. I moved into my own little studio space in Old Germantown back in June & have recently joined the Germantown Chamber of Commerce ( We will be cutting the ribbon at 9:00a and will have coffee & a few breakfast yummies. We will also be giving away our new discount cards good for half off your 2008 session fee, so stop by & see me!