Beauty in Bloom
I was so excited to have had the opportunity to photograph this beautiful 2013 High School Senior!
The following images are a few of my favorites that we captured together.
They are part of my attempt to capture this young lady’s beauty in light of her foremost passions: art, books, and vintage photography.
Her array of talents and interests combined with her regal-like beauty set her apart.
She blooms when she is behind the scenes cleverly creating artwork that makes others marvel.
She is already considered a gifted artist by her teachers and peers.
I know God has great plans for her, as she dreams of becoming an illustrator or artist.
I totally enjoyed this session, and look forward to watching this young lady continue to bloom!
Tips for a Family Friendly New Year’s Eve Party
What to do for New Year’s Eve?
Should I just spend the last few moments of 2012 and ring in the New Year with my family at home?
Or try to make a bit more memorable by inviting other families over for a party?
Or keep it simple and do the same-ole, same-ole…nada?
In my quandry, I looked up some things on the net and thought I would share them with you…plus a few of my own ideas.
Make Some New Year Memories
Have a Photo Shoot (Of course! These pics are from a quick photo shoot I did with my daughter today)
Make some tasty, easy finger foods:
- Chicken-wrapped bacon skewers, Mini-pigs in a blanket, Pizza (of course) or make your own with your guests,
- Party Meatballs, Spanakopita
- Pita and hummus, Chips and dip, Mini triangle sandwiches, Fruit and vegetable trays, Popcorn snack bags
- Star-shaped cookies
- Kid-friendly holiday drinks
Let the kids toast just like the adults by supplying plastic champagne glasses and sparkling apple cider or other fizzy kid-friendly drinks. Your kids will love toasting to a prosperous 2013 with these delicious holiday beverages for kids.
New Year’s Eve party themes and ideas for kids
You can simply break out the party hats and horns, or plan a themed party for your kids on New Year’s Eve.
Skip the fancy smancy and instead ask that the kids come in their pj’s. The other parents will love this idea, especially when they are carrying their sleepy children to their bed after returning home from your party. Or, if you are hosting just a few kids, make it a sleepover. It doesn’t matter if the little ones drift off before midnight, because they’ll already be in their sleeping bags.
Make a playlist or mix CD of kid-friendly tunes, like the song from Kidz Bop. If you have a gaming system, purchase theJust Dance Kids video games to keep the kids entertained and take the pressure off of you — teaching them how to dance.
Rent or buy a karaoke machine and let the kids be as loud as they want while singing their favorite songs. Many karaoke machines hook up to your TV and DVD player so that you can watch the kids “singing” live, and also record it to watch for years to come.
Most kids won’t want to sit around watching the New Year’s Eve specials on TV. So instead, rent a few movies. Depending on the age of the party guests, consider renting movies that have two or more sequels: Toy Story, Kung Fu Panda, Cars, etc.
In between the eating, dancing, singing and movie watching, you can keep the kids busy with fun New Year’s Eve crafts. Set up different craft stations with age appropriate crafts. Remember that little ones shouldn’t be unsupervised around things that can be easily swallowed, such as beads, sequins, etc. Pipe cleaner fireworks are an easy (and fun) craft that children love making on New Year’s Eve. Learn how to make them and other New Year’s crafts for kids.
Some other great new year party ideas here: birthday in a box.
Hope you have a great New Year’s Eve not matter if it’s a big party or not! Cheers!
Sunny Day In the City
We have so many beautiful photos from Ms Molly’s Senior portrait shoot!
She was so eager and flexible, we were able to capture so many different looks.
and now I want to share a few shots from our vintage art district shoot.
The Chattanooga downtown area is full of backdrops with gorgeous photo opportunities.
Planning ahead to make the most of your time to chase the light between buildings is essential.
Did we find a sweet peek-a-boo spot here or what?
My personal favorites are the sunhat shots with the vintage camera…she totally rocked them out with her sweet smile!
She loves vintage items and is also very interested in photography.
Plus, she had the perfect quote for her senior wallets to go with these images.
From Lamentations 3:25, “The soul who seeks.”
Here is sample of her senior wallets:
We captured a few shots in front of the Old Stone Bakery too.
Finally, we had to get one of the amazing Market Street bridge in the background!
Hope you enjoyed them!