Sunday, January 29, 2012

Valentine's Day Portraits! - {Lake Norman Child Photographer}

Valentine's Day is just around the corner!  Surprise your friends and family with our adorable valentine cards featuring your little valentine!

Want a FREE session, AND a $50 print credit?
As the hostess of a SnookySmiles Portrait Party you earn free photography, incentives and HUGE rewards!  See below for all the details!

Simply choose to host your party in your home or choose a fun outdoor location (I can help suggest a great location near you) and invite your friends with kiddos!
Coworkers, Play-date friends, neighbors, anyone!  :)

Normally 6 confirmed guests are required however special for the months of January and Febuary only 4 guests are required!

Here are the details...

Hostess Receives her session FREE AND a $50 Print Credit!
Session Deposit of $50 per Guest is due upon booking. 
Each Guest will receive a 20 minute Portrait Session,  a Gallery of 8-10 custom edited images to choose from, and may apply their $50 deposit to  their portrait and our valentine card order.
Once editing is completed I will contact each guest to arrange their personal viewing session. 
All orders must be completed at this time and payment will be collected

And the best part….
The Hostess Rewards:
Portrait  Sales Percentage Reward Credit.
$200-499 in sales - 15% off your order
$500-749 in sales - 20% off your order
$750-999 in sales - 25% off your order and free 8x10
$1,000-1499 in sales - 30% off your order and Free set of 3 Mini Brag Books
$1,500-1999 in sales - 35%  off your order and Free 16x20 Mounted Wall Print
$2,000+ in sales - 50% off your order and Free 16x20 Gallery Wrapped Canvas
Hostess will also receive an additional $100 Print Credit for each Private Portrait session or Party that is booked at her Party.  (credit will be available once said party or session is completed)
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Saturday, January 28, 2012

What to Wear? Let me Help! :)

If you happen to have seen any of my recent posts you already know that I just LOVE Pinterest. 
One of the many things I love to post is What to wear inspiration. So much so that my what to wear pin board started to get a bit out of hand.  I aspire to be more organized in 2012 and simpley had to do that for my What to Wear boards.  You can now find them neatly organized into catogories...

What to Wear - for your Maternity Portraits 
What to Wear - for your Child's Portraits Session
What to Wear - for your Senior Portrait Session
What to Wear - for your Family Portrait Session 

I have also had some fun pinning Wall hanging inspiration!  I have tons of ideas on here for Wall Collections as well as some really creative ways of displaying portraits such as images on an old window pane.  (which i am now in search of for my own images!)   Definitely a must see!  Just Click HERE!  

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What is Pinterest?

What is Pinterest?

Pinterest is  a visual bookmarking site with a social aspect. It is an amazing way to organize thoughts and ideas and to gather inspiration on just about every topic you can imagine from cooking to decorating to hobbies and more..  oh and photography too...  my personal favorite of course.  ;)

Pinterest currently gets over 6 million monthly users, millions of hits per week, and is growing bigger and bigger each day.

Pinterest accounts are obtained by invitation only.
If you need one please simply leave a comment below with your email address or email me at and I will make sure you get one asap!

Here’s what my boards page looks like (click for a larger view):
Don't forget to "follow me" on Pinterest too!  :)

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Friday, January 27, 2012

Just 3 Spaces left for the Spring Minis!

Dont wait to book you Spring Mini Portrait Session as these will not last long!

You can find all the details on the blog post here.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Public Service Announcement from your favorite Photographer. ;)

PSA -  Back it up, Back it up, Back it up!
Please!  Take it from me!  Back up your important files and your pictures!  I recently deleted my family's entire 2011 folder of images. Hundreds of special memories gone!  My heart beat fast, a lump began to grow in my throat and I held back the tears.  My husband was watching my expression and thought that I had been reading an email about someone dying.  That is exactly how I felt! I had the files on 2 external hard drives but made a mistake while reorganizing and deleted them both.  Thank heavens for me I also had an online backup system in place and after some trials and tribulations acquiring the correct files (my fault, not theirs) we were able to find most of them including these sweet images below of my sweet baby girls.  I am so lucky that these memories are not lost forever and want to pass on the message of my terrifying adventure to remind all of you to back up what is special to you!  Thank you Backblaze!!!
If you have not heard of them please be sure to check them out..

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Saturday, January 21, 2012

Charlotte, NC Photographer - Grandma's babies

I had a special request for just one more sneak peak from baby Hope's Newborn session and was happy to oblige. I can not tell you how much I love it when grandparents join in on a photo session with their grand-babies. I treasure the few images that I have with my grandmother and I together and love giving others that gift. Here is grandma with her three little angels...

and here is one more of grandma by herself.  She let me take this shot while I was testing the lighting.  I think she is so beautiful and I hope this convinces her that I am right.  :)

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Sunday, January 15, 2012

2012 Spring Mini Portrait Sessions - Mooresville N.C.

SnookySmiles Photography is excited to announce our Spring Mini Sessions!
Available spaces are very limited so be sure to contact me today to reserve one of our exclusive Spring Mini Portrait Sessions.  
Contact Melody at

Please submit your payment and complete the portrait agreement form below to reserve your session. :)

Choose desired option below

Charlotte Baby Photographer - Mama's sweet boys

I love when I meet a new family and feel instantly connected with them.  From the moment I entered the home my family today I felt as if I had known them for years.  Our main subject Andrew, is the youngest of three adorable boys and my newest baby planner.  He was the perfect little subject for his three month session this morning.  He must have taken lessons from his two big brothers Max and Alex who were expert models and wonderful photographer's apprentices. I am so excited to show off a few of my favorites from today and can not wait to head back to show them the rest once they are ready!  Thank you so much Amanda and Mike  for making me feel so welcome.  I can not tell you how much I enjoyed working with both of you and your absolutely beautiful family!  Congratulations!  :)

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Saturday, January 7, 2012

Huntersville Baby Photographer - Happy Little Cowboy

I was excited to spend some time yesterday with one of my wonderful families that I have been photographing for quite awhile now.  It was my second session with the newest edition to the family, sweet baby Quinn.  He absolutely rocked his newborn session a few months ago and was the perfect model once again at his 4 month session.  Big siblings Xander and Lilly wanted to join in on the fun and were adorable as usual as well.  I LOVE spending time with your wonderful family Michelle!  Mwah!

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Charlotte Newborn Photographer - {Amazing Grace}

I have known Amy and Dan for quite some time now.  It has been such a pleasure to get to know them not only as photography clients but has friends.  They have had their share of trial and tribulations but never cease to amaze me with their strength and Grace through out everything that comes their way.  Our very first meeting together was almost five years ago when they brought their newborn baby boy to me for his first portraits.  Fast forward to now and they are now a family of 5! Amy posted a beautiful blog post featuring our past sessions this past summer that I can not help but share with you,  It actually brought my to tears.  Yesterday, we met again to photograph their newest edition to the family, sweet baby Grace. Just like her big brother and sister she is just perfect.  Things may be a little crazy at the W household with three children ages 4.5 years, 7 months, and 11 days but once again Amy and Dan are taking it in stride and just living on the moment.  I am truly inspired by you both and am so happy to have become a part of your lives!  I love you guys!  Congratulations once again and I hope you love your sneak peek!  We have TONS more to come!  :)

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North Carolina Child Photographer - Little Man Jack

Eighteen month old boys sure are busy!  Little man Jack was no exexception. LOL
I met up with him and his mommy and daddy this past weekend in Mt. Ulla NC.  Mother Nature gave us some chilly weather and poor guy had a bit of a cold but he is so darn cute even that didnt stop us! 
We ran around a bit to keep warm and were able to capture some really sweet images.  Jenn, it was wonderful to get to see you and Jack again and Mike it was great to meet you!  I hope you enjoy your sneak peek!  :)

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Sunday, January 1, 2012

Charlotte Baby Photographer - My sweet little neice

My husband's brother and his family drove in from Texas to celebrate the New Year with us here in North Carolina.  We all had an absolutely wonderful time together!  I think I took about a million pictures during their week long stay.  LOL It will take me quite awhile to finish editing but I simply could not wait to post a few of my sweet little Zara who I got to meet for the very first time during this visit.  :)

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