Friday, December 12, 2008

Goodbye, for now...

I wanted to thank all of my clients for a fantastic 2008! I enjoyed meeting and photographing each and every one of you!

See you all in 2009!

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Busy Guy | Raleigh Area Photographer

I love shooting 2 year olds. They are so fun, not ever fake, and always on full throttle! This little B's 2nd session with me. You may remember him from this shoot last fall...

Mom J, I promise to get a couple more up for you just as soon as I unpack a little bit more :)

Monday, November 3, 2008

Sweet Newness | Raleigh Area Newborn Photographer

Is this not the sweetest face? This is the gorgeous baby of this belly. Do you remember all of the itty bitty charms of a new child? It is amazing how quickly we forget those teeny little things, like peeling skin or wrinkled feet! Congrats B & A, enjoy your sneak peek!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Halloween PSA

I promise next post will have pictures! :)

Since it is getting close to Halloween, I thought I would share an article that was recently published in Child magazine. It is a wonderfully informative article about the "new" food allergy status of children in our nation. Our family has more than one multi-food allergic residents in it. As the little one goes off to school, we are facing new challenges and learning a few new tricks (some the hard way unfortunately). If you do not have any experience with a food allergy, or have preconceived notions about whether or not food allergies actually exist(or if they are really dangerous) I urge you to read this article. Heck, I urge you to read it anyway, no matter what you think!

Allergy Nation

And, a list of "allergen safe" candy for the trick or treaters at your door: Originally posted at Sure Foods Living by Alison


Happy Halloween and safe Trick-or-Treating!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008


I've been tagged! Not sure how exciting this will be...I'm kinda boring! :)

8 Favorite TV Shows (in no specific order)
1. Lost
2. Dirty Sexy Money
3. Private Practice
4. Grey's Anatomy
5. Supernanny
6. Wifeswap
7. Food Network (really, I'll watch anything to do with cooking)
8. Martha Stewart

8 Favorite Restaurants
I'm going to preface this by saying I no longer eat out because of my health!
1. My Kitchen (literally, at my house)

8 Things that happened yesterday
1. Got E and myself dressed for the day, and E off to school.
2. Got a very important phone call about my future :D
3. Signed some very important paperwork about my future :D
4. Lots of emailing. Oh, and laundry...LOTS of laundry.
5. Cooked dinner!
6. Helped E do some painting.
7. Gave E a bath, prepped for bed, read bedtime stories and tucked her in.
8. Made her lunch for the next day, edited client sessions, browsed the internet (better known as slacking!).

8 Things I look forward to
1. Hanging out with my wee one.
2. More photography! Of course :)
3. The surprises about to unfold for me with regards to my future.
4. Catching up with friends.
5. Halloween, but for E, not me!
6. New recipe success.
7. Christmas with the whole DeWitt clan.
8. Relaxing!

8 Things I love about Fall
1. The earthy smell.
2. Trees changing colors.
3. Fires in the fireplace.
4. Apples!
5. Pumpkin...muffins, cookies, etc.
6. Thanksgiving...and my new tradition, lamb!
7. The amazingly long transition we have here in the south to cold weather.
8. Crunching leaves underfoot...and taking E to explore outside. Oh, and pink cheeked urchins playing outside.

8 Things on my wish list
1. World Peace.
2. A healthier and more informed society.
3. To help others in any way I can, and then have them pass it on.
4. To enjoy every day and live fully.
5. To love openly and deeply.
6. To laugh as much as possible.
7. To live a healthy and long life.
8. To cherish family.

I'm tagging: Jenna, Michele, Willow, Mariam, Tobi and Angela

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Outdoor Fun | Raleigh Area Children's Photographer

A little sneak peek for Miss A! We had a bunch of fun, and so did the dog who decided to take a dip in the pond while his people were being photographed! Ha ha. :) Enjoy your peek!

The whole fam (plus a dry dog)

The big

The little

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Couple more! | Raleigh Area Maternity Photographer

I couldn't resist. I don't think I have *a* favorite from this session; they're *all* my favorites! :)

Monday, September 22, 2008

Bump | Raleigh Area Maternity Photographer

Tell me that this perfect bump doesn't make you a teeny bit jealous? :) Mama to be was game for just about anything. Mama, baby belly, hubby and pups were all willing, and their home was just as gorgeous as could be! Talk about a photographer's dream!

Can't wait to meet the little bean...who should be here soon! Here's your sneak peek B & A! Hope you enjoy! (Oh, and A...yay State! ::ducks from the Carolina fans::) For the record, I'm a non-partial, non-college football kinda gal. :)

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Wedded Bliss | Raleigh Wedding Photographer

Earlier in the month, I was in the wedding of my very best friend (from waaaaay back). I shipped my gear to myself, hopped a plane and had an amazing weekend sharing in her festivities! My darling H made a stunning bride, and there was not even a hint of Bridezilla lurking beneath her flawless exterior :)

I was comissioned to photograph the "before" time, and once I had my dress on I declared myself off the clock! I did enjoy watching her "real" photographer work though :)

This was a fantastic wedding, and I hope that H & A had an amazing honeymoon and have made it back safe and sound. Thank you H for letting me take part in your beautiful day; you were gorgeous and I love you!

Here are just a few of my faves:

The "flower girl" :)

Start the day off right with mimosas!

The beautiful bride

Friday, August 29, 2008

Sweet Shower | Raleigh Area Event Photographer

This past weekend I shot the most amazing baby shower. Gabriella of Partytopia did an amazing job with the theme. The pink and green are some of my favorite colors, and I just love them together. Take a look at those cute birds and that cake! The details were stunning, as was the momma to be! This sweet little babe will have a fantastic wardrobe, that's for sure ;) Here's a few of my favorites from the par-tay.

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Baby C Peek!

One quickly cause I know his momma is waiting patiently! :) Be back with more later...

Friday, August 1, 2008

{more} Holiday Info

Holiday Deadlines! Keep this in mind when booking your session! You need to leave enough time for me to do my work and you to still have time to order! Like the image says; you are MORE than welcome to order past the deadline. I just cannot guarantee them in time for holidays (but they very well may be in with plenty of time).

And last but not least, a *special* and a little preview! Here's the holiday special for 2008. The card you see is one of my new cards for this season! Next week I'll have the whole collection up on the website to view. Cute stuff! I'll also have some more traditional offerings (from last year) if you prefer something a little more classic and simple.

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Fall Calendar

Just updating the calendar! I will be back tomorrow with holday info and specials, and later this week with the new holiday cards for this year!

I know that it is hard to start thinking about the holidays as summer vacations seemed to have just begun, but I urge you to get a jump on those sessions you've been wanting. Fall slots fill up fast, and suppliers get busy! In order to keep you cool, calm and collected, book those sessions now and get a head start addressing those holiday cards (kidding-sort of!).

Warm weather makes perfect holiday portraits, or any-time portraits as well. Don't forget; sessions do not have to take place outside! This fall I currently have 10 slots remaining!

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Fun New Stuff!

Boy do I have some exciting things in store for the next few months!

First on my list! I'm so happy to bring you these fantastic (and affordable) photo bags. There's a ton of shapes and sizes to choose from, and even a couple that could be unisex (dad's need cool photo gear too).

I have had mine for a few months now and get so many compliments on it. It held up fabulously on the airplane too (being jammed under the seat and all the abuse that comes with travel). These will be available starting today! Contact me for a price list.

Here's a small sampling:

Sunday, June 29, 2008

My Favorite Girls!

Ran out this week to photograph my favorite gaggle of girls (remember the quads from THIS post and THIS post?). They are growing so much, and it is so fun to see them change each time! Big sister gets even more sophistocated each time I see her too. Their mama is one amazing lady. I leave there so tired every time! :)

I must say I think the individuals we did this time showcase their budding personalities, and I love them! Without further ado:

Miss B

Miss K

Miss S

Miss W

And Big Sister Miss A

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Blog Contest!

Yippee! Who doesn't love a contest!

Here's the scoop:
I love capturing memories for you in photographs. It is extremely rewarding and touching, not to mention just plain fun! Some of my most favorite memories are from summer evenings.

I grew up in "cow country" so to speak, on the edge of the main county near a bunch of farms. I can still remember the taste of fresh veggies right from our garden, days in our swimming pool (green hair!) and my fondest memories of campfires by the pond. I remember them almost every weekend...even if they were less frequent than that, time runs together in a childhood mind. The adults would sip their beverages, and the kiddies would roast marshmallows and eat smores, climb trees, swing and chat in the treehouse until the mosquitoes and black flies ate us alive. Ah, summer...

Contest rules are as follows: EMAIL me your favorite summer memory (doesn't have to be childhood). Also send me your favorite picture from any summer and a short description of why it speaks to you. Entrants MUST be signed up for the newsletter (to the right) to qualify.

Deadline is July 10. I will post the winner's memory and photo on the blog! Encourage your friends to enter too! The winner will recieve a discounted session and print credit!

OH! And a friendly reminder that I will soon open my fall schedule and posting holiday deadlines. NOW is the time to book your sessions and avoid the holiday rush! (you can order holiday cards at a later date)

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Out of Town

Just a reminder that I will be out of town until Monday. I will return all calls and emails as quickly as I can once I return! Have a great weekend!

Thursday, June 12, 2008

{more to} love

One more from my e-session...absolutely in lurve with this one!

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Weird to see yourself in photos, isn't it? Especially because I prefer to be behind the camera!

These are funny to me, because I don't see me as I am shooting (obviously). Photos taken my my mom's cousin and her husband, who graciously let us crash their party! :)

Me taking the crab shots...

And at the Corolla Lighthouse grounds...

Thanks Jean and Dave!

Sunday, June 8, 2008


Recent E session (engagement) with M & R. They are as cute as can be. So sweet! Here are a couple of my favorites as I make my way through the images...more to come I'm sure!

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Feelin' Crabby?

Don't you just love these fiddler crabs? I sure do!

I've been busy traveling, and just had to share some of my miscellaneous beach photos! :) I had a great time with my family just relaxing!