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Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Charity 'Childhood Calendar' model search has begun!

I am beyond excited to announce that the 2011 Childhood Calendar will benefit Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, a not-for-profit organization with whom I became familiar during my work for Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep.
Their care for children is warm, genuine, involved, and nothing short of miraculous. I am happy to be working with several families this year in creating a calendar fundraiser which will donate ALL profits to CHOA!

Press release: the 2011 Childhood Calendar effort begins!

May the model application begin!

Sessions will be photographed in May and in August of this year.

Lots more details via
this post on the Childhood Calendar blogsite.
Or directly here:
charity photo model search details

Space is limited, so apply now to save your spot! Help me spread the word, let's see how much of a difference we can make!
share this post on Facebook, will you please?

charity photography atlanta calendar childhood

Interview on the Local Dash

You can read a bit more about me and my winding path to professional self-discovery in a recent interview done for The Local Dash. Enjoy! (and join that community, while you're at it!)

And since I got your attention, here is a picture from this past weekend of my husband and daughter, enjoying some giggles after a neighborhood egg-hunt:

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Sunday, March 28, 2010

ICAN fundraiser mini sessions part V
{atlanta photographer}

Gorgeous sisters:

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lifestyle portraits sandy springs
lifestyle portraits sandy springs

And their handsome brothers:

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Thursday, March 25, 2010

ICAN fundraiser mini sessions part IV
{atlanta photographer}

One quick preview between full days of preschool portraits.

Wonderful Nora:
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Peaceful Anneliese:

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Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Beautiful redheads
{art book model previews}

I love living in Atlanta, where even during an atypical winter as this we can take outdoor beautiful images year-round!

Enjoy these redhead previews:

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redhead project atlanta

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

ICAN of Atlanta - funds raised announcement!
{charity photography}

We are excited to announce the total raised for ICAN of Atlanta by our mini session fundraiser:

charity fundraiser atlanta photographer

Thanks everyone!!

ICAN fundraiser mini sessions part III
{atlanta photographer}

From our ICAN fundraiser mini sessions, here are more children!

Ivy, whom you might remember from this tutu session:
outdoor portraits charity atlanta
Emma and Alex, whom I photograph several times a year and love it every time!
outdoor portraits charity atlanta
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And sisters Rachel and Daniella, who braved the elements a second time, and looked as beautiful as ever! maternity birth newborn child photographers sandy springs
maternity birth newborn child photographers sandy springs

Sunday, March 21, 2010

ICAN fundraiser mini sessions part II
{atlanta photographer}

Catching up on a few more previews from the past weekend:

atlanta portraits at the park charity
atlanta portraits at the park charity

atlanta portraits at the park charity
atlanta toddler portraits at the park charity
atlanta spring portraits at the park charity
atlanta portraits at the park charity

Friday, March 19, 2010

A few quick announcements

Just a few quick notes (not much computer time these past few days):

1) the registration for the parent photography workshop is now closed. Look for another one in late Summer!

2) the casting call for the book of redhead portraits will end in a few weeks

3) I will soon be announcing a special model search for a charity calendar (http://www.childhoodcalendar.com), to be photographed in May and August - I am super excited to partner with what I feel is one of the most amazing not-for-profit children organizations in Atlanta! Email to preregister oana@shutterview.com

(every post needs a photo, so here is a delightful little redhead girl I photographed a couple of months ago)

model search photography charity atlanta

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Awaiting Spring, a few more beautiful redhead children
{atlanta children photographer}

While we wait for this weather to get it right, neither rain nor chill were able to fully stop me and my redhead models from meeting and creating wonderful images.

This model search/casting call will wrap up at the end of March, and the sessions will complete by the end of April.

It's been such a joy meeting these children and their families, and I also loved the variety of locations around Atlanta where we met and took the pictures!

Here are three recent images:

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Saturday, March 13, 2010

bad weather is relative
{outdoor portraits, midtown atlanta}

I am proud of us all, me, my assistant Kristi, the parents and especially my 23 little friends who came to the park for fun and pictures today, in spite of the very moody and sometimes quite crisp weather.

We came out and did what we do best: play and take wonderful pictures. For a good cause, too!
Thanks, everyone!

Friday, March 12, 2010

Rain, rain, go away
{children photography atlanta}

We started our mini-sessions for this fundraiser this morning, with a few children who came to the park despite the rain; if you look carefully you can see it actively raining in several pictures - we still got some amazing images!

Little Monica, welcoming the rain:

Bouncy Gus in the downpour:
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One quick picture of Rachel, who will come back with her sister again (can't wait!):
buckhead midtown maternity photography

And delightful Olivia, whom I got to spend a bit more time with at the end of the photo waterworks:

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Thursday, March 11, 2010

Fun days ahead
{unique photography sessions atlanta}

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Stay tuned! I will rotate the way the additional info is made available among blog, twitter, Facebook and my newsletter. As usual the members of the VIB baby plan or the Four Seasons plan are the first to find out the details. Space will be limited.

Can't wait for sunshine!

Monday, March 8, 2010

Happy Women's Day!

Growing up in a galaxy far, far away, we always celebrated women/moms on March 8th - so, Happy Day to all the ladies I know!

Continuing with personal Mondays, here is an image since my Mom's last visit almost 2 years ago. Three generations, mom, Mary and myself.

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Newborns are amazing
{atlanta baby photographer}

A few images from a wonderful newborn session from last month.

Having a baby? Take a look at our V.I.B. Plan, which includes 5 sessions over 18 months at significantly discounted rates (on my website under work, Info, Investment).
A "Four Seasons Plan" option exists for older kids, with 4 sessions across two years. Contact me when you're ready to join! For the V.I.B. the ideal time is while still expecting, to make sure the newborn session gets reserved.

Back to this beautiful baby boy, with perfect skin and super strong body, look at him holding his head up at 14 days!
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pregnancy portraits newborn photography

Saturday, March 6, 2010

A few redhead boys - previews {atlanta redhead project photographer}

Three handsome guys (some little, some big) who came to me for their special redhead photoshoot recently. I truly love meeting these kids and their families!

redhead book portraits project roswell
redhead sandy springs photographer
family photographers morningside atlanta

Friday, March 5, 2010

Party in style
{atlanta children parties}

My first Spotlight Friday blog entry is showcasing a high-end children's parties company: Posh Tot Events.

Locally owned and operated by the fabulous Jennifer Shields, the company creates and organizes child parties with impeccable taste and attention to detail. Their themes are highly customized to the wishes of their clients (children and moms alike) and each event is one-of-a-kind.

I had the pleasure of creating the photography for Posh Tot Events' spread in the CRAVE Atlanta guide released last November (see below), as well as photographing one of their recent birthday parties.

If you're looking for an outstanding, stylish event creator who will listen to your wishes and take them to incredibly delightful heights, look no further.

(click on the image below to see it larger)

atlanta upscale posh birthday parties photographer