Thursday, September 30, 2010

Lake Norman Family Photographer - {Double Cuteness!}

What a fun family session I had with the B family!  We had a great time playing around in the woods!  :) I hope you enjoy your sneak peak! 

Monday, September 27, 2010

Lake Norman Family Photographer - {Amazing!}

When Carrie told me that her family shoot would include 3 children under the age of four and their doggie too I was ready for a challenge.  I had my running shoes laced and ready to go and my game face on!  LOL.  Instead of the madness I was anticipating I was amazed to meet 3 extraordinarily behaved and adorable little people and a sweet four legged cutie named Lulu.  I could not believe how smoothly everything went.  To add icing to this amazing treat I received the sweetest email from Carrie after our session thanking me and telling me that her oldest came home and said "that was the best picture day ever" and then began to play photographer.   :)
M Family,  I had SUCH and AWESOME time with you!  I can not wait to get to work with you all again soon! Mwah!

Lake Norman Family Photographer - {Little Gentlmen}

I was so excited to finally get to meet this family!  We had to postpone our last session due to rain in the forecast which never actually made its appearance.  They were so worth the wait!  J and B were such perfect little gentlemen,  they made my job so easy!  A Family, thank you so much for such a fun session!  :)

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Lake Norman Child Photographer - {One Sweet Boy and One Sweet Girl}

I was so thrilled to get to do portraits for the M Family for the very 1st time!  Big Brother is simply a natural and such a little sweetheart.  He stole my heart right away!  We had lots of fun together playing and looking for spiders.  His adorable baby sisters was not really in the mood for pictures but when you are as cute as she is that just doesn't even matter!  Mommy, Stephen and Sweet baby Carly I had such a nice time with the three of you!  I look forward to getting to do it again soon!  :)

Lake Norman Family Photographer - {Sweet Siblings}

This is another one of my wonderful families that I am thrilled to have know for a very long time now!   When I first met the S family they had just one beautiful daughter.  They have since added an adorable little fella to the mix.  S Family it was such a pleasure to see you again!  I can not wait till next time with the horsies!!!  ;)

Lake Norman Baby Photographer - {Brown Eyed Girl}

The word cute just not do this sweet little princess justice!  She was absolutely the perfect model, and so happy!  Thanks Chelle for coming out! Autumn is just beautiful!

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Lake Norman Child Photographer - {Little Men}

Meet my future son-in-laws! he he he... I absolutely love these two little guys and their mama too!  I first met the R Family almost 4 years ago!  My oldest daughter Ellie loves John and they both say that they are going to get married.  Miles and my littlest Sammi don't really seem very interested in each other but Jen and I think they will get married too.  ;)  As usual, these two cuties made my job as easy as can be!  I loved getting to hang out with my little buddies today!  Thanks Jen and Bri!

Lake Norman Family Photographer - {Brothers}

There is never a dull moment is the home of the S Family!  It is filled with laughs, and giggles and three extremely adorable little men!  I had such a fun time with them once again!  Despite the chaos that is bound to ensue among three little guys, mommy and daddy maintained such a happy, calm, cool and collected attitude.  No wonder their boys are so awesome! and did I mention the cuteness?  LOL Thank you S family!  I cant wait to see you all again!  I hope you enjoy your sneak peak!  :)

Lake Norman Child Photographer - {Sweet Hudson}

This next sweet little guy might look familiar...  he is the little boy in my fall mini ad!  He has grown quite a bit since that pic was taken last year but if it is possible he is even cuter!  Hudson was such a delight to work with!  This child simply does not know how to take a bad picture!  LOL  I also learned some exciting news...  he will be a big brother in a few months!  How exciting! :)  A Family, it was so wonderful to see you again today,  I can not wait to meet your newest edition! 

Huntersville N.C. Photographer - {M&M}

This morning was awesome!  It was my 1st day of Fall Mini Session this year.  My 1st to arrive were my little buddies Mason and Maddox.  I 1st met Mason and his mommy and daddy almost two years ago when I was asked to do his mommy's maternity portraits.  I can believe how much time has passed and how much these two cuties have grown! Thank you my sweet little friends for a such a fun shoot! :)

Friday, September 24, 2010

Charlotte NC Photographer - What are your FAQs?

Hello!  I am in the process of putting together my digital welcome packet and am struggling with my "FAQ" Page.  I figured who better to ask than all of you!  So, please give me a hand and tell me what questions you would love answered prior to your portrait session!  Thanks so much in advance for any and every suggestion!  :)

~ Melody

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Lake Norman Child Photographer - {Forever Friends}

I had fun recently with my sweet girls Ellie and Victoria.  They have been friends since neither could walk or talk.  It is so amazing to watch them grow together.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Crosswinds Christmas Cottage - One Stop Holiday Shopping and Portraits

Crosswinds Christmas Cottage
One Stop Holiday Shop & Portraits
Shop Early,
Avoid the crowds,
 Find just the right Holiday Gifts,
And Have Beautiful
Holiday Portraits Taken!
November 13, 2010 @ 1-5pm
12820 Windy Lea Ln
Huntersville, NC 28078
(704) 948-8589

Holiday Portraits by SnookySmiles Photography
20-25 min. session
up to 3 subjects may be included
8-10 custom edited images to choose from

Entire $50 session fee may be applied to print order if placed within 72 hours of being posted!
Reservations are strongly recommended & remaining spots, if any, will be on a 1st come 1st serve basis.
Contact to reserve your session!

Scentsy - Flameless Candles and Scents
 Door Prize drawings
For FREE & 50% off items!
Combine & Save packages
FREE Shipping!

Premier Designs Jewelry
See the latest Premier Designs for the Holiday!  Receive a free piece of jewelry with any show booking!  50% off any piece of jewelry with an order of $100.00!

Thirty-one - Personalized Bags and Gifts
FREE zipper pouch with any $31 purchase ($12 value). Drawings for Free Bags, Coupons, & Accessories!
Save $4 on local shipping.


Tastefully Simple - Food and Gifts
Sample products from the new fall line.  Drawings for FREE products!  Receive 10% off orders for the next year with a show booking!  First 10 customers receive $10 off a $50 order!

Monday, September 20, 2010

Lake Norman Baby Photographer - FREE Mini Brag Albums!!!!

To kick off the Fall season...  my favorite...  SnookySmiles will be giving away a set of Mini Accordion Brag Albums to the next three clients who book their Fall or Winter Portrait session!

*Please note this offer is valid only on a private session, not a mini.  Paypal Payment and Portrait Contract must be completed to qualify.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Lake Norman Maternity Photographer - {Anticipation}

I first met Ron and Whitney on January 11th, 2009 as we celebrated the upcoming arrival of their first child with a Maternity Session.  They were both simply glowing with excitement and I could not help but be in awe of the love and amazing connection between the two of them.  It was such a wonderful experience!......

On March 4th I met sweet baby Sophie for the 1st time when we did her newborn pictures.  Sweet Sophie made a bit of a mess for mommy, but was a perfect angel for me. He he he. 

Now almost two years later I am absolutely thrilled to have been asked to photography them once again as they anxiously await the arrival of a baby boy!  C family, that amazing connection is still going strong!  This is a very lucky little guy to have you as parents and sweet Sophie as a big sister!  I absolutely love her and can not wait to get to meet him!!!!  Thank you for including me in this exciting time!  I am on the edge of my seat waiting for the call to do the Birth!!!!  :)

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Models Wanted! - Lake Norman Premier Senior Photographer

Are you fun? Friendly? Outgoing?  Are you comfortable in front of a camera?  
If so you may be a perfect candidate to be a 2012 Senior Rep! 
I will be selecting two 2012 reps from each local area high school to represent SnookySmiles Photography.

Please Complete the online Application at the bottom of this post and email a recent pic of yourself to for consideration.

So…  What’s in it for you?
Snookysmiles Senior Reps will each receive the following:
·         A Free Senior Portrait Session.
·         Two mini accordion albums to show off to your Friends and Family.
·         At least 40 personalized referral cards to hand out to classmates. (more if you need them!) Each card will be personalized with your name, your photos and our business information to hand to your friends and classmates.
·         A CD of watermarked web sized files for your social networking sites (Facebook, Myspace, Blog ect.)  You may also use them on your phone or iPad.
·         An opportunity to earn print credits and print discounts for each person you refer to SnookySmiles Photography. (referrals can be from your school or other local high schools)  
·         A $100 prepaid Visa gift card will be awarded to the Senior Rep with the highest number of Rep cards returned (minimum 5 cards required to enter) by January 1st, 2012

You’ll earn referral discounts for each referral you send to SnookySmiles Photography:
1-3 Referrals – 10% off print order and $20 print credit
4-6 Referrals – 15% off print order and $30 print credit
7-9 referrals – 20% off print order and $50 print credit
10+ referrals – 25% off print order and DVD of high-res images

What do you need to do?
It couldn’t be easier!
Promote Snookysmiles Photography and bring in referrals! (Talk about us, Blog, Mention us on Facebook, Hand out your referral cards, email your friends...  whatever you like!)

All senior reps must agree with the following terms and conditions:

·         Snookysmiles photography requires you use one of our images as your profile image for Facebook. You may alternate images from our session as you please however your profile image must remain a SnookySmiles image until graduation day.
·         You and a parent will be required to sign a contract stating that you will not work for or promote another photographer, and you must use Snookysmiles Photography exclusively to do your senior pictures. 
·         Permission must be granted to allow your images to be used for marketing and advertising.

Senior representative sessions must be scheduled and take place before August 12th, 2011. You may schedule an initial session before August 12th and a follow-up session to take place before January 1st, 2012. This will give you some variety in your portfolio with both Summer and Fall images. Rep cards will be provided for you by September 1st, 2011. All reps will be entered in to the contest for the $100.00 Visa card, but only rep cards returned before January 1st, 2012 will count towards the contest. Any rep cards after January 1st, 2011 will still contribute towards your print credits and discounts.

Credit for each referral will be rewarded when your referral books a session and pays in full.  Any referral that presents your rep card when booking their session will receive a free 8x10 with their photography session.

Be sure to tell your friends about the perks of the senior rep session.  They can sign up for the 2013 season. All applicants must return the application, including the model release, before June 1st, 2011. This program is first come, first serve so be sure to act fast if you’re interested. All reps will be contacted and announced on my blog July 1st, 2011. Please complete the application below for consideration.

Only two seniors per High School in the Charlotte/Lake Norman NC area will be selected! So hurry to be the first senior rep for your High School!
I can’t wait to work with you!

Monday, September 6, 2010

Help SnookySmiles Support Children with Down Syndrome

SnookySmiles Photography will be auctioning off four gift certificates to help raise money for the Down Syndrome Association of Charlotte! (DSAC) which is a non-profit, family support organization.  The goal of the DSAC and it's families is to enable individuals with Down syndrome (Ds) to reach their full potential and become respected members of their community.

Please help raise awareness, promote acceptance, and inclusion for people with Down Syndrome by bidding on a SnookySmiles Gift Certificate!
To place your bid simply post your bid here on the Blog in the comments section.
The top four bidders will by determined at midnight on October 7th, 2010 and will each receive a $50 Gift Certificate!   All proceeds collected from the 4 winner bidders will be donated to DSAC!
Don't forget to pass this information along to all your friends and family!
You can also help support DSAC by walking at the Buddy Walk on October 9th at 2pm at Freedom Park in Charlotte.

Lake Norman Senior Photographer - {Gia}

Gia is a natural in front of the camera!  From frame one until the very end she radiates beauty and confidence.  As usual this session was a absolute blast!  You are such a sweet wonderful girl!  I am glad to know you!  :)

Lake Norman Senior Photographer - {Gabby}

I am so so excited to have finished a few more sneak peaks of Gabby!  She started out a bit shy at the beginning of our session but really started to come out of her shell after just a few poses!  Gabby you are absolutely stunning!  Beautiful inside and out!!