This session was well worth the 2 hour drive and I'm telling you if I lived closer to Williamsburg this would be a thing. Not that Fredericksburg, Culpeper and Orange aren't incredible, they totally are, but I learned that I can wander all through Colonial Williamsburg, in and out of the gardens (which I didn't know, thanks for that info Amanda!) and photograph to my heart's content (or until my client's have just had enough). I can't wait to go back!
So I met Christy many years and a different career ago when I was a preschool teacher. I taught her son, who also jumped into a few shots as well. It is awesome to see what a smart and handsome young man he's become. Anyway, when she contacted me asking about wedding photography I can not even tell you how excited I was first of all to hear from her, secondly, to hear that she was engaged! A couple weeks after that initial contact she and her lovely fiance Amanda drove up to Fredericksburg to meet with me. Christy and Amanda met in high school. Yes, really! They are both highschool teachers. Now they work at different schools but initially they were friends that met when Christy started to teach at the school Amanda worked at, and then much later love blossomed and grew. I am so excited that I will be photographing these high school teachers' wedding in December.
When it came time to plan their engagement session I knew that I wanted to go to them instead of having them come to me as they live a few hours away from my usual stomping grounds. I am willing to travel all over Virginia for my wedding couples. They decided on Williamsburg because it was meaningful to them both as one of them graduated from William and Mary and the other worked as a re-enactor for Colonial Williamsburg. They scoped it all out and decided on starting at College Landing Park and then finishing up in a couple of lovely gardens they found in the Colonial part of town. It was particularly humid but the storms held off so that we could have a great (sort of sweaty) session full of fun and laughter. Please enjoy a few of their favorite images from their session.
Hey everyone! Can you even believe that we are already in the second month of this year! On one hand I'm all like...phew January is FINALLY over on the other hand I'm like....HOLY MOLY where did January go!
Anyway, I hopped on here today to talk to you about the Shoot and Share photo contest. This contest has been going on for a few years now and it's a pretty huge contest.
To give you an idea of how big it is.
413,000 images were submitted
175,000 people from 160 different countries were involved
and 81,000,000+ votes were cast!
They're expecting even more this year as it seems to grow every year!
It's billed as the only free and fair photography contest. Here's why
this is straight from the shoot and share website
It’s All About the Photos.
No names are shown, so every photo is judged on its own merit.
There are no links to your photos. They are all displayed equally across all voters.
You are the Judge.
Everyone gets to vote, not just some small panel. See 4 photos. Pick the best. Repeat.
Oh yeah, and it's FREE.
Another cool thing about this contest is that ANYONE can enter. Anybody, at any level, of any age.
Who does the voting? YOU DO! Yes you! As often as you like. Anyone can vote. I will warn you that it's get kind of addictive.
So for the last few years I have only participated in the voting because I wasn't confident enough to put my work up against some of the ahhhhhhhmazing artists that enter this contest. This year I took a look at my work and said, you know what? I AM good enough and I'll never know if I don't try. It's free and I have nothing to lose. So not only did I get the Shoot and Share badge of courage for entering for the first time, I got the all in badge for entering the maximum amount of 50 images allowed! I'm pretty psyched to see how far they will go.
When you're voting you may or may not run across my images. It's all very random. Here's the deal. If an image that you recognize as one of mine does pop up, screen shoot it and text it to me at 540-642-0107 (make sure you let me know who you are when you text!) and I will put you on a list to receive 50% off any session with me! (you can only do this once).
Also, please click on my photo for the vote.
Click on the button below to start voting and have fun looking at all of the amazing work of so many talented photo artists!
Is it really time to start thinking about Christmas and Christmas Photos!?!?!? Heck yeah it is! Christmas Mini Sessions are back and I am super excited!!!!
This year I will be holding a limited number of mini sessions for Christmas Photos at Snead's Farm!
So bundle up in those cute winter outfits bring a blanket and make a day of it!
for $99 I will give you....
a 20 minute session - an online viewing gallery - the ability to download 15 fully edited images from the gallery with printing rights. To save you time I will also upload your pictures www.mpix.com for you! I'll send you the link when I send you your gallery email. Then you will be able to pop right on and order everything from Holiday Cards to special photo gifts for your loved ones!
These sessions will be held on Saturday November 10 & Saturday Nov 17
If you're ready to schedule your session you can do so using my easy peasy online scheduling calendar. Just click on the schedule appointment button below! Please leave me a cell phone number so I can text you and confirm your appointment with you! Looking forward to seeing you down on the farm!