Styled Birthday Party Photo Session

In the beginning…

In the fall of 2010, I was fortunate to secure a spot at the first “I Heart Faces” Dream Big Workshop in Dallas, Texas.

I had a blast! I learned a great deal and met some of the most fabulous photographers who remain faithful friends and encouragers today.

Let me give a big shout out for the I Heart Faces gals! To visit their awesome site, go to

The following images are just a bit of the results of my efforts to capture the delightful faces that lit up the amazingly-styled birthday party (styled by Amy Locurto of Living Locurto), during the workshop. After studying photography in my spare time for nearly two years now, I am finally feeling comfortable revealing these images. Long story short, I have learned a great deal via a variety of photography resources, but still have much more to learn!

And, just so you’ll know, I really do “heart faces,” …from doodling as a child, to creating chalk and pencil portraits as a teen, to the pen and ink sketches I’ve created as an adult…I have always longed to capture the emotions reflected in the faces in the world around me.

Chattanooga Full Life Photography Child Outdoor Shoot
Chattanooga Full Life Photography Child Outdoor ShootChattanooga Full Life Photography Child Outdoor Shoot

Chattanooga Full Life Photography Child Outdoor Shoot

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  • Pam D - Yay Carol! This is beautiful!! I’m so proud of you, and I wish we had known about our shared passion in high school. You just keep getting better and better!! xoxox… PReplyCancel

  • admin - You are too sweet, Pamela! Thanks for being your incredibly encouraging self! 🙂 I wish we had of known each other better in high school too! We’re just a bit sappy now that we are all “middle aged” aren’t we?….hee hee! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Adrienne in Ohio - Carol, you knew Pam in high school???
    I tell you what, even more than the awesome info and photo sessions, the highlight of that workshop for me was meeting you, Amy, Alisa and the other amazing I Heart Faces gals. I’m so glad you are sharing your work.ReplyCancel

  • admin - Hey Adrienne! Yep, it certainly WAS wonderful meeting you, Amy, Alisa and the others…so nice to have friends who understand your passion…even if they are miles away! ha! We are kindred photog spirits! hee hee! Thanks for kind comments! And, yes, Pam and I went to the same high school…she is the sweetest!ReplyCancel

  • admin - I didn’t mean to “like” my own post!? Pushed that button by accident and now can’t figure out how to take it off?? ha!ReplyCancel

  • Myra Buchanan - My son and daughter share a birthday in the same month. She is going to be 16 and he 15. Do you photograph teen birthday parties? I would like to have something a little more special for the sweet 16 teen. My tentative date is January 12,2013.
    I would like to know the prices for your services.

    Thank youReplyCancel