Thursday, December 23, 2010

New year new prices

Book your 2011 sessions NOW and lock in your 2010 price!!!

There will be some price changes coming with the new year. Nothing major, but changes nonetheless.

I will dive into all the details a little later. For now I wanted to give everyone a heads up and give you the opportunity to get a better rate. I will schedule appointments as far out as April. Can't wait to hear back from everyone!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Thank you and good bye 2010

Three weeks ago I finished my last session for the entire 2010 year. It was bittersweet. I was so busy this year that the break was welcome. However, I'm missing all you sweet people! I think I was ready for the break (and so was my family!) but I dont know what to do with the free time.

What have I been doing you ask? NOTHING! I've done absolutely nothing. I have been lazy, I've been getting prepared for Christmas, and I've been loving the extra time with my family. The end. That is exactly what I intend to do for the rest of the year as well. My sessions won't crank back up until the second week in January, but I will be slow until spring and Easter pics. This is my slow time of year so you may not hear much from me over the next few weeks. I do plan to have some news to share after the first of the year...check back in a couple of weeks. ;-)

I thank each and every one of you from the bottom of my heart for the incredible year that you made 2010. It was by far the best year that Lens Envy has ever had. I cease to be amazed at the incredible clients and families that God continues to place in my path. I say it all the time, but I truly have the best clients. I never feel like I'm photographing strangers. As soon as I meet my clients I feel like I've known them a lifetime. I feel like part of the family. I love you all and I look forward to seeing you next year.

I wish you a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Enjoy the time with your families and I will see you in 2011.

Much love!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Kris-Birmingham AL military photography

I have struggled with what to write about Kris for several days. Every time I think about posting her photos on my blog I get butterflies in my stomach and sweaty palms thinking "OH MY GOSH WHAT DO I WRITE?" and I know that regardless of what I write I will have tears streaming down my face while I do it.

I have more emotions tied up in this one session that I probably ever have. Kris is the daughter of someone who has recently become one of my dearest and closest friends. Someone who is one of the strongest women I've ever met. Someone that I hold the utmost respect for. Someone that I admire for where she's been and where she is now and how she handled the journey along the way. Someone who I think I could depend on--anytime, anywhere, no matter what. The kind of dependance you only reserve for your mom, close family, or spouse. She is more than I can possibly put into words. She is amazing. She has raised some of the most beautiful, mature, precious children that I've ever met. And now, she's raised the most incredible kind of child I can think of and she's making the ultimate sacrifice. She's raised a soldier.

Kris came home on leave last week before she headed out to where she will be stationed for the next three years, three thousand miles away. I couldn't wait to get this beautiful young lady in front of my camera. Excited doesn't describe it. And amazing doesn't describe their relationship.

I absolutely LOVE this family. I hope I can be half the mom that Kris' is. I hope you will join me in keeping Kris, her family, and this incredible journey they are about to embark on in your prayers.


I had the pleasure of photographing sweet Wyatt again. This boy steals my heart every time. He is 300% boy and who would want it any other way? I always have so much fun with him--looking for squirrels, talking about Santa and throwing rocks. There may not be a more adorable smile on earth than his and there may not be a sweeter couple than his mom and dad. They are what every little American family should be.


I got to see Miss Delaney again for her Christmas/3 month photos. What a precious little chunky baby! Love her!! At the end of her session her cousin Wyatt--a Lens Envy frequent flyer--joined us for a collabroative Auburn shot. So adorable!