Thursday, October 25, 2012

Early morning photo shoots

This morning I did another early morning photo shoot for Ally and Trent's engagement session at his mom's hunting camp in Woodville, MS.

It's my third early morning shoot since about August, and I'm beginning to realize that they are wonderful! We begin just after daybreak and we're done by the time most people are finishing their coffee and getting started at work.

I don't like getting up early, but the light when the sun first comes up, combined with our Louisiana humidity and the fog, makes some really nice portraits.

Tara Marie Photography
St Francisville, LA

Lyndsey Capone Bridals, August 10, 2012

Thanks to the Zachary Fire Department for letting us use the fire truck for the shoot! Hair & makeup was done by Tina Rodosta.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Christmas portrait and ordering deadlines

Well, it's coming soon! Here are the Tara Marie Photography Christmas deadlines.
NOV 15- Last day for $50 off senior portrait sessions
NOV 21-24- Closed for Thanksgiving
NOV 30- Last day to take any photos (do a photo session) if you need those images by Christmas. DEC 12- Last day to order prints or products needed by Christmas.
DEC 23-29 Closed for Christmas
DEC 31-Jan 1- Closed for New Years
March 15- Senior portraits (for this year's seniors) sitting fee goes up by $50
April 15- Senior portrait (for this year's seniors) sitting fee goes up by $100

So, if you need your family portraits done, please call to schedule very soon- 225-634-7229. And, if you need products from your sessions, I recommend ordering them now. We design custom Christmas cards!


Danielle & Brandon, Anniversary shoot, October 12, 2012

This was my first anniversary photo shoot and I was so excited! Danielle and Brandon, from the Memphis, Tennessee area, went on a cruise for their one year anniversary and traveled back through St. Francisville after their cruise to pick up their child and take pictures with me.  Danielle found my website and booked me for an anniversary photo shoot, and she had some wonderful ideas.

They stayed at Butler Greenwood Plantation, bed and breakfast, where we also met to take their pictures.

Since they didn't get many pictures together on their wedding day, Danielle wanted to incorporate elements of her Tennessee country outdoor wedding into the anniversary photo shoot. She brought her original wedding bouquet, wore a white dress, and brought one of the blue mason jars from her wedding. Then, she brought a beautiful bouquet of garden roses, put together by Mia Sophia Florist in St. Francisville.
Throughout the shoot, Danielle and Brandon both were so natural at posing, and I began to wonder if Danielle had done any modeling in the past. Then, she began to "see" the light - the type of light photographers are always looking for. At the end of the shoot, as I was putting away my equipment, the truth came out- Danielle is a great PHOTOGRAPHER in Tennessee, and she didn't tell me that so I wouldn't be nervous!! I am SO glad she didn't tell me until the end of the shoot, because I would have been a nervous wreck.

I really enjoyed this anniversary shoot. I thought it was a wonderful way to commemorate a first anniversary, and I hope to do even more photo shoots like this.

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