Monday, April 5, 2010

I am honored to have taken the formal portraits for our current "Lil' Miss BHS" in Branford, Dara. Dara is such a funny and sweet little girl, and I had so much fun with her during her session! She will be the perfect Little Miss to represent Branford this year. Here are a few of her portraits, enjoy!


Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Ciera - Class of 2009

I have decided that to get the new blog rolling, I will be posting sessions from the past that were particularly special to me. Once such session was Ciera's senior portraits. Ciera is an employee of ShutterBugs, she has done it all with us for many years. Ciera is always willing to come at a moment's notice to help with anything we have going on and we appreciate her and her family so much!

For Ciera's senior portraits, she wanted something different. She wanted to go to St. Augustine, but not to the beach. Locations like the Castillo de San Marcos fort and other historic places were mentioned when we were doing the pre-planning for her session. She also wanted to incorporate railroad tracks, her guitar, and her Bible.

We actually ended up doing two separate sessions. Up the road to Live Oak, FL for the railroad shots and St. Augustine for the rest. We ended up with some great shots, and I think Ciera and her family were pleased with the outcome of the sessions.

After the session, Ciera chose to have her graduation invitations designed using her senior portraits. Occasionally, a student will tell me to design it completely on my own, which is what Ciera did. I know her so well because she has worked with us for so long, and I was actually comfortable doing this one. I found quotes and scriptures to add that I thought fit Ciera's character and interests. What we ended up with is below. They were 20 inches long total and 5.5 inches high, folding cards that had 10 panels. These have been very popular samples for this year's seniors in the Class of 2010, and I will be designing several of the 10 panel style invitations soon.

Ciera's session was special to me because it allowed me to get creative in a location that not many seniors choose to go to for their portraits. I also enjoyed very much being a part of such a special time in Ciera's life.
Hope you enjoyed this flashback with me.
- Erin

Monday, March 22, 2010

Take Me Out to the Ball Game!

Spring is here and it's time for youth baseball and softball! Youth sports photography is what we are best known for. We offer unbeatable rewards packages to leagues, and unbeatable picture packages and options to the players and their parents. We provide league fundraisers, are a source for trophies for your league, and our current sports envelope has over 30 selections of packages and options. If you represent a league, or know someone who does, and you're looking for a photography company who can offer it all, give us a call.

ShutterBugs Baby Steps Program

A new baby is like the beginning of all things - wonder, hope, a dream of possibilities.

Making the decision to have a child is momentous.

It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body.

A baby is God's opinion that the world should go on.

A baby has a special way of adding joy in every single day.

Babies are a link between angels and man.
Join our Baby Steps Program to have regular, professional portraits taken of your baby before it's too late - don't blink or they'll be grown!
We can't wait to meet your new bundle of joy!
- Erin

Twenty Ten Senior Portrait Experience

Class of 2010 - it's YOUR turn!

We offer so much more than just "senior pics". Our senior portraits sessions are unique from start to finish. We enjoy doing creative things that center your portriats around the things you enjoy. We offer traditional shots such as your tux or drape formal, but we encourage you to think outside the box, get involved in your session, and help create amazing images that say "That's me"! Your experience doesn't end with the session. We offer a huge variety of packages for any budget, and tons of custom products. Our graduation invitations and memory books make excellent keepsakes and gifts.

This senior portrait season has been unique to say the least! I've photographed all over North Central Florida. You've really challenged me to get creative with your sessions, and I have enjoyed you all so much! Sports, music, dance, vehicles - even snakes! Class of 2010, I won't soon forget this year!

I look forward to seeing you all soon as we design your graduation invitations. If you have friends that have missed getting their senior portraits done, send them our way. It's not too late!

Here are some of my favorites from this year. Enjoy!