This past weekend, I hosted my a Friends & Family day at Grant Park, specifically to say THANKS to all of the wonderful people who have helped our little photo business to grow over the past 6+ years. I offered 15-minute Mini-Sessions to Facebook fans and previous clients for only $99, and gave each family a set of downloadable images. I was SO happy to book the day totally full, and to spend it with such wonderful people! It was an exciting challenge to shoot in the same little part of the park over and over, with only a quarter-hour to create something interesting and beautiful for each family. These are some of my favorites shots from the day…
The Bartletts were guests at Tera and Brett’s wedding last year. I KNEW I recognized them when I saw them walking up! Of course, now they have a beautiful new little boy, too!
The Barton and Roe families chose back-to-back sessions, since the two “missus” are sisters! How’s this little guy for a super-handsome son/nephew?
The DiLoreti family… yep, THOSE DiLoretis! Amy is the event coordinator extraordinaire we’re always raving about! She’s also on the board of a Labrador rescue organization, so her two babies are of the furry persuasion!
Meet Abby and Lucky…
I photographed Monica and Ricky’s wedding in the spring, and it was wonderful to see them just in time for their 7-month anniversary!
The Greens are friends of Dan’s from Ohio. He and Wes went to school together! They just moved to Atlanta less than a week ago, and it was so fun to photograph them with two of their five (5!) fur-babies.
Dan and I met Claire and Tim at Sara and Itan’s wedding almost two years ago! Claire’s sister Carrie is also completely fabulous, and I was so happy for them to come out for some photos. We are seriously blessed with the best friends in the world!
Dan and I photographed Jana and John’s wedding in 2007, and their little boy is almost one-and-a-half years old now!
Ellie Kurz is an amazing photographer who just moved to Atlanta with her ADORABLE family. It was so wonderful to finally meet her after knowing of her and her work from a distance!
LOVE little kid smiles!
Cayla fills so many categories I can’t even begin to describe her! Dan and I photographed Cayla and Ryan’s wedding in 2006, and now Cayla works with me as my hair and makeup stylist on all my boudoir shoots! (You can visit her at Bob Steele Salon‘s Post Riverside location.) She is AMAZING — and now she and her equally amazing husband are about to be parents!
I’ll be photographing Catherine and Michael’s wedding this coming spring! Catherine is also a coworker of my mom’s, and both are wonderful musicians. Their specific request was for headshots, but I had to squeeze in some photos of the two of them, too!
Ahhh… love. YAY!
Thank you, thank you, thank you to everyone who came out! You made my weekend WONDERFUL!
And for those of you whose babies got sick, or whose schedules didn’t cooperate… I’ll be doing this again soon!