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thank you

As I sit here getting my desk and files organized for 2016, I find myself so very grateful for all my clients. Not only those from 2015 but all of you going back to the beginning.

I want you to know that I truly enjoyed working with you and I feel honored to be chosen as your family photographer!

I would appreciate it if you would please refer me to your friends whether it be for family photos, maternity, kids, kitties, or dogs, head shots, or company photos; it would be my pleasure to make beautiful and memorable photographs for them!

If you are ready for new photos of your loved ones, please give me a call. I would love to see you again as I have the best clients in the world!


Let’s make beautiful memorable photographs together!

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Maternity, Newborn and Toddler Photographer



I love to help folks and with my specials and I hope I do just that. This time I am offering a special to help parents having a baby or already raising one. Babies cost a lot of money so I am hoping my specials here give you those much desired photos while not becoming a huge burden on the ol wallet. Referrals are greatly appreciated so if you know of someone who would love either maternity photos or newborn photos or both please pass this along.

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Valentine Photography Special

Happy New Year Everyone! Hope your holidays were fantastic and that you are all geared up for a wonderful 2015, may it be a stunning one for you! Now we dust ourselves off and look at our calendars only to see Valentines day swiftly approaching. What to do, what to do, for those special people in your life. Well I think I have the answer so check out the flyer below. It fits the bill for everyone. I am offering a Valentine Photography Special. The pre special value is $230 but you will only pay $90. Read on to see the details and what it includes.

Photography by Audrey  Rose

Enjoy a romantic and fun filled photo session with your love. Make a date out of it!  Ladies, it’s ok to give hints, big hints!  

Guys that special woman in your life will love this way more than candy and flowers. And wouldn’t this be a great opportunity to pop the question!

Valentines Day is about all kinds of love so this special is great for families, or kids, or grandparents too! You decide!

Here are the details:

A normal 1 hour photo session is $150 which does not include photos.

For this Valentine Special your price is $90 and includes 1 8×10 (value $45) and 1 5×7 (value $35)

Book before the end of February and you may use it anytime in 2015.

Pay the $90 with credit card  by phone to hold your reservation.


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How To Take Better Photographs


When you pick up your camera to take family photos do you think about what you are doing or do you just point and shoot? Here are some ideas on how to take better photographs of friends and family. These are things I do as your family photographer along with a host of other things as well as having an awesome camera. Hope this helps you improve your photo taking skills.

 1. Rule of thirds-imagine dividing your frame into thirds like a tic tac toe  game. Positioning your subject at the intersection of those lines will  break up symmetry and result in a more artful and compelling photo

2.choose the right background-simple backgrounds are best for subjects with busy patterns. Or use your “portrait” setting on your camera to blur the background. This will focus attention on your subject.

Make sure the background in your photo doesn’t interfere with your subject and take attention away. Always watch for trees and poles etc that protrude from your subjects head.

3.Showing perspective such as things in the distance always looks better when you include something in the foreground. Horizontal vs Vertical-my pet peeve!!! Use your camera in the vertical

position when photographing subjects that are vertical. Use it on the diagonal to create interest!! The best time to shoot a vertical is right  after you shoot the horizontal!!!

4.What is the story you are telling? Exclude extraneous stuff either when you shoot or in your computer by cropping. Bringing the subject up close adds intimacy and emotion to your story.

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Family Reunions and Birthday Celebrations Photographed

Summer time is the perfect time of year for Family Reunions! It is also the perfect time to get those hard to get family portraits. I have already booked several for this summer so if you are  reading this and the light bulb just went off in your head. Give me a call and lets get you booked!

Some awesome ideas are to have everyone wear the same color shirt. Going a step farther you could have those shirts printed with the title of the  folks to be photographed, such as Dad, Mom, Grandpa, Grandma, daughter, son, grand kid etc. It could make for a very original photo. Or have everyone wear a different color shirt. Your group shot will look like a box of crayons! You are also welcome to dress up. Whatever you wear just keep it simple as we want the viewer of your photographs to be drawn to your faces not what you are necessarily wearing.

When I work with large families I also break then down into smaller groups so that everyone walks away with that treasured photograph.

You can hire your photographer to come in just for the posed shots or why not have them for the day to capture all those amazing candids.

One of the products I offer is a 12×12 custom designed, printed and bound photo album. Each album I design is an original I do not use templates.  Just imagine everyone having the opportunity to purchase a book with all the memories of your Family Reunion.

Not having a Family Reunion? That’s ok I’ll bet you are celebrating a family birthday! Whatever I can do for a Family Reunion I can do for a Birthday Party plus it adds lots of fun to the event. I am a pretty silly girl so I am told I double as a clown 🙂

So let’s make a deal, you all make the memories and I will capture them for a lifetime!

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Preparing for your Child’s Smash Cake Photo Session

I always speak with  the parents in advance of a session to see if they have a particular vision for their babies smash cake session. Together we coordinate backdrops and outfits. I have some headbands, tutus’ and bloomers if the parents just couldn’t find the right thing.   It is important to know the outfit ahead of time so that backdrops/props/location can coordinate with the look that the parent is going after.  If the parents decide to go for diaper only, a diaper cover is something to consider.It is best for the parents to make or purchase the cake as it will help keep costs down. I like a white cake ( please use whip cream as it makes a better mess and is easier to clean up)  with some colorful accents. A number candle is a great addition and something for the baby to play with and use while smashing.

I like to start with a clean baby and a different backdrop then the one we will be using for smash cake. It gives the baby a chance to get used to the camera and me. I make it fun so the baby thinks this is a great game. I have this big orange orangutan that hangs with velcro around my neck and works nicely to get the babies attention.

Finally we get to the main event, the smash cake! Some babies will dig in and smash with great enthusiasm  while others will daintily with one finger dip into the cake and gently lick their finger. If that is the case a little encouragement is offered up. I will even have Mom smear some of the frosting on the baby to get things going. Some babies think this is hysterical others get a quzzical look on their faces. Patience. Patience Patience and I have lots of it.

I have quite a selection of backdrops to choose from but for the floor I use a white plastic tablecloth that way at the end I simply roll it all up in the table cloth and into the trash it goes.
I am lucky enough to have a full bathroom close to the studio so at the end we scoop the baby up in a towel and into the bath they go. This is also another chance to get some amazing head shots.

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