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Thursday, February 24, 2011

And the winner of the Varasano's certificate is...

Here were the comments entered in the post below:

1 Nichole Bazemore said...Your photography is...nostalgic, romantic, and timeless. Just amazing!
2 susanlawton said...Oana, your images have always captivated me. You capture absolutely precious moments with your lens.
3 Sheila said...Simply amazing!!
4 mommytomodels said...Awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!
5 Blair Glass said...Honest and artful. :)
6 sara.nasre said...Magical, dreamy, and full of love.
7 Liz said...Definitely timeless. Also, cheerful and striking.
8 Carol said...Very appealing to the eye!
9 Trisha D said...heartfelt, honest, beauty
10 Julia said...genuine and nostalgic!
11 Julie G. said...Real, playful, timeless
12 kim/kalli said...whimsical,creative,expressive,YOU:)
13 april foster said...truly artistic!

And random.org just picked:

Congratulations, Julie G! Look for your certificate in the mail soon!

Thanks everyone for playing along, and THANK YOU for the beautiful words you shared. I am so grateful to call you my friends!

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Fancy pizza giveaway!
{atlanta portrait artists}

I have a $50 certificate to the famous Varasano's pizzeria, in Atlanta (open for dinner only, these days).

If you want to win it, all you have to do is comment on this post. I will pick a random winner at the end of day Wednesday the 23rd. Good luck!

(what to say below? how about the 2-3 words that come to mind when you see our imagery! that would be very helpful for me to hear!)

Friday, February 18, 2011

Redheaded beauty
{atlanta children portrait artist}

Moving right along with our book of portraits of redheads - here is one of the sessions from this project, how beautiful is this little girl?

Great expectations
{atlanta maternity photography}

A while has passed since we took these pictures, but I love them too much not to share. Not much compares to the joyful anticipation of a pregnant mom!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Is it Summer yet?
{child photography in atlanta}

Summer is by far my favorite season, and having moved to the South 16 years ago has not changed that a bit!

Here are some images from one of our whimsical Childhood Calendar photoshoots last year -- how beautiful is little Marina? And that we ran into some ripe raspberries, a perfect match for her dress, such visual serendipity!

Monday, February 14, 2011

Lights, Camera, Charity!

we blush each time you share our newsletter on Facebook - please click here to pass the word!

We have some great news to share this month!

With your help, our 2011 Childhood Calendar has raised $5,630 for Children's Healthcare of Atlanta!

This is such a dear project to me, I am overwhelmed with gratitude for every one of you who signed up their child as a model, passed the word during out voting stages, voted for our child-of-the-month contestants, donated to the fundraiser, purchased or helped us sell these beautiful calendars!

We are now, finalizing the selection of the 2012 beneficiary, and I look forward to letting everyone know our choice soon! Thanks for everyone's suggestions and input via our Facebook outreach, you have suggested some great organizations!

You were there for us, as we reached out during this year's fundraiser -- we want to be there for you, and help a cause or organization dear to your heart.

So, for every session booked during the rest of February (good for any time in 2011), one HUNDRED dollars of the session fee will go to a school or non-profit of your choice.

I am hoping this will help you share the love and give back to your children's school or a favorite charity - email me at oana@shutterview.com and tell me who do **you** love!

Facebook(share Oana Hogrefe Photography on Facebook Facebook
(click on the image below for the online flyer)

Other fun stuff:
By clicking below - you can see the CBS-Better Mornings Atlanta segment showing the [2011 Childhood Calendar](http://www.cbsatlanta.com/local-video/index.html?grabnetworks_video_id=4466457), so sweet!


We never turn down requests for donations, email oana@shutterview.com and we'll be happy to gift a session package.


Sunday, February 13, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day!

I wish all of you days filled with love, on Valentine's Day and EVERY day!

The kids and I had some fun making an image for their school valentines. Their expressions are in sync purely by serendipity, and it ended up being one of my favorite images. Will post more from this session in a few days.

Be joyful, and hug someone today!

Friday, February 11, 2011

Love, cherished
{atlanta wedding and engagement photographers}

we blush each time you share this on Facebook!

Lately we've been contacted by several people who love our children portraits and are hoping we'd be able to cover their wedding or engagement session.

We take only a handful of weddings each year, and the basic coverage starts at $2,000. Our detailed wedding price list is available by request.

Engagement sessions are available as part of some of the wedding packages, or stand-alone as Creative Portrait sessions.

Additionally, this year we have a special offer for couples: Our signature 'Love, cherished' portrait sessions. These are "just-because" portrait sessions for people in love, to give you beautiful reminders of this time in your lives.
Email oana@shutterview.com if you'd like to be one of our 'Love, cherished' couples this year, and to hear the wonderful offer we have for you.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

{photography contest, color portraits}

You might have noticed by now, if you're familiar with my work, that I am in love with color :)
Especially where child portraits are concerned, I am moved by how color plays a role in defining the mood of an image, and highlighting the personality of the person in the portrait.

(not to say I don't love black and white imagery -- remember, I only photographed black and white film for many years in the beginning of my love affair with photography -- or even with vintage, muted shades; but colors, when doing their job well, stir my soul in a very special way).

That being said, here I share with you my entries to a recent portrait photographers' contest themed "Color".
Which one is your favorite, for this theme?

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

New baby boy
{atlanta newborn photography}

Late last year I had the pleasure of photographing a very dear family, as they rejoiced in welcoming a new baby boy into their lives.

Enjoy sweet little Bobby and his warm circle of love!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

In memory of a very special little girl

A tribute to her joyful and generous spirit.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Cake Session - new in 2011
{birthday photography Atlanta>}

New this year, we are adding a Celebrate Baby cake session option to our offering! 

And, even better news, for the V.I.B. (Very Important Baby) plan members, we offer a complimentary cake smash photo-shoot at 1 year, by request - with the designer mini cake included!
The Four Season Members can add a cake session at half price to their photography, and everyone else can book the Celebrate Baby session at the same rate as our in studio Pure and Simple offering (cake's on us! -- literally :)).

As usually, prices and offerings are accessible via Oana Hogrefe Photography website's info section.

I believe we sometimes take too little time to celebrate life's fleeting but so meaningful milestones, so this is my way of helping me and my families think of the present moment as truly a present.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

February gifts for you!
{atlanta family portraits photographers}

Two gifts for you in February:

for everyone: grab your free desktop wallpers Kristen and I create for you each month -- they are ready and they are gorgeous, in my unbiased opinion :)

for my clients: go Like our Facebook page, and check details on the wall on how to claim a free wallet-sized digital Valentine your child can print and gift his/her friends!