Monday, June 28, 2010

Pure Country

I had the most amazing opportunity to photograph the most charming and adorable little girl ever! Ms. True Marie was quite a sight in her big picture hat and delightful bare feet. Her giggle reminded you of how fairies would sound and her eyes literally sparkled (even when she wasn't smiling). Some children have an inner spark, and that my readers was True.

I tried a different post processing technique to give the images a bit of an oil painting feel. I would love to hear what you think of it.

The lyrics to this song kept re-playing in my mind, it just seemed to fit...

"I can remember when you fit in the palm of my hand.
You felt so good in it; no bigger than a minute.
How it amazes me you're changin' with every blink.
Faster than a flower blooms, they grow up all too soon.
So let them be little,
'Cause they're only that way for a while.
Give 'em hope, give them praise,
Give them love every day.
Let 'em cry, let 'em giggle,
Let 'em sleep in the middle,
Oh, but let them be little."

Thank you for letting me enjoy your company True and your very happy disposition. It was such a treat to be around pure joy!

There is something about this image that I just love. Maybe it's the wispy hair, the hat, the dress, the feet, the stance, the background...ahh, heck, I just like it!

Childhood is so fleeting, and this for me somehow captured a tiny bit of innocence...

This is my 'out of the box' image. I try to catch something a bit unexpected with every session. Like in my last session, the couple with the balloones and the man on the bike. A little different is refreshing to me. While 'different' might not be everyone's cup of tea, I enjoyed the different angle of the next image. It has a 'moody' feel and fun composition to me.

I can literally hear her laughing here...

{ Pure JOY }

What a face, huh?

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Shawn & Mindy - Argyle Park, Engagement Session

Hmmm...the first Christmas song of the season, rain tapping on the windows, church bells ringing...all wonderful sounds. Add another to the list. Mindy's laughter. No joke. It's unmistakable. Like it comes from her toes or something : ) It makes you laugh just hearing it. It magnificent! She's fiesty, fun and fabulous -- and GORGEOUS to boot. How do people get so blessed?

Shawn is her other half. Charming, funny and sweet - yes, Mindy found herself a good egg indeed! He adores her as she does him.

I had the fantastic pleasure to spend an evening with these two love birds. They were the kinda couple that spoke highly of one another, adored each other and flat out belly laughed together. It was awesome.

That image up on top is a little different, but I liked it and it's my blog! lol To me it represented Mindy and Shawn in a nut shell. Just the two of them, enjoying each other in their own little world.

To get to know my clients better I have them fill out a quick questionaire. One of the questions I ask them is to describe your better half in three words. Mindy said Shawn was "stable, safe and INCREDIBLE". Shawn said of Mindy, "beautiful, exciting, HOME".  I couldn't agree more. They were everything 'home' means. Comfort, safety, warmth, love and laughter. Home is where the heart is. Which apparently is where ever they are.

There certainly place like home.

Love. Their. Love.

They're romantic...

BABY ON BOARD! (I'll let you all figure it out)

Okay...I'll give you a hint...


They seriously are this sexy.

I don't think there was a minute when they weren't smiling. Mindy said it best to her man.
"You're so funny, you make my cheeks hurt."
They are happy. Which makes me very happy.

Lighthearted, playful, fun and whimiscal...yep...they're that too.

Best Friends...

They're glowing, right?

I wonder what the world would be like with more couples like them?

Thank you for letting me enjoy a moment in your company. I had a great time seeing how natural and effortless some love can be. The genuine smiles and laughter made my heart pitter patter! Looking forward to the BIG day!


Help this couple out by leaving your comments below this post. For every 20 comments posted, they get a free 8x10 of their favorite image. This is something new I'm starting. Let's see how it goes. 

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Join me on Facebook and enter to win a FREE photo session & album!

The basis of the give-away is to spread the word about our new Facebook Fan Page. This contest is open to all Facebook Fans, even "out of state" contestants! 

Grand prize*

A complimentary two hour photo session ($100 value)

Custom photo album book of your favorite images - 50 pages, 8x5.5 ($350 value)

*if the grand prize winner happens to be out of state, they will receive the second prize and the first friend of their's that commented, added their name and that lives in NY will win the grand prize!

Second Prize:

Custom beach tote or pendant with one of your own favorite images on it ($150 value)

This is just one of the many styles of pendants you can choose from!

  • Please help promote our Facebook Fanpage by suggesting us to your Facebook friends and letting them know about this contest.

  • Then leave a comment on the Fanbook page, telling us just how many friends you suggested us to, and the last name of the person that told you about the contest. Because if you win, they win as well! So the more people that you tell, that enter (and write your name), the more chances you have to win. Pretty cool, right? If you do not have a friend that suggested it to you and you are starting the chain, then the first person that accepts your invitation will be awarded the second prize if you should win.

  • Besides asking your friends, we would also love for you to post a link to the give away on your Facebook page/wall (and provide us with a link in your comment). Your post can say something like "I entered to win a custom portraiture session at Show and Tell Photography and you can too. Contestants out of state can win as well"!

So, to sum it all up. The comment you leave on the Facebook Fanpage should look something like this:

I would love to win a free photo session album, beach tote or pendant from Show and Tell Photography. I invited 42 friends and "Smith" (last name of your friend) suggested this fanpage to me. Here is the link (insert link) to my wall where I posted the contest.

The winner will be chosen at random. A website will generate the winning number. So, if you are the 51st comment and number 51 gets chosen, you win! The contest winners will be picked once Show and Tell reaches 500 fans or August 5th, whichever comes first!

I think that about cover's it. Now get to work! Thanks so much for helping spread the word. Best of luck!


For those of you that know me - you know that I looove to give away extra goodies.  So, be in it to win it as they say...because there may be some more random prizes given out as well. 

Other details:
The photography session will take place on Long Island. The contest is for the immediate children of the family or a couple only. This session does not include an entire family session. No minimum purchase necessary, no exchange for cash value. A comment, friend request and a post to your wall is required to be eligible for the contest.

***Click on the sentence below to leave your comment and enter to win:
Bring me to where I need to be to win!