I’m picky about pictures. While I love taking pictures with my own camera, I love a good photography session from someone else even more.
Last week, I welcomed Sarah Fitzgibbons over to the Casa de Culbertson to capture a few holiday shots of my ever-squirming children and to get Little Roo’s nine month shots.
A good photographer makes everything look pretty darn perfect, even if behind the scenes it’s more like me corralling the kids while things like this are going on: running, crawling away, flailing, squirming, fake smiling, jumping, twitching and who knows what else. Then the photographer finishes up and you hope- HOPE- that they captured at least a few shots worthy of a shiny frame.
Well, Sarah sent me proofs and I’m blown away, y’all.
Love the angle of this one and the santa hats. Good thing they wore the hats for a total of 30 seconds.
And this one… I look pretty chill but inside I’m thinking. “O.M.G. Crazy. Boys. Are any of these shots going to look good?”
It had snowed the day before and so we didn’t get a chance to buy a tree in time for the photo shoot. Crazy person that I am, I spent the evening before the photo shoot grabbing boxes out of the attic and wrapping them to create some sort of nice backdrop. Sarah had the idea to leave a box open to put Little Roo in. Of course, Big Roo couldn’t miss an opp to jump in a box either.
And now some of Little Roo for his nine month photos…
One thing I love about Sarah is that she saw things about my house that I didn’t see. I saw an ugly gold kickplate of the front door. She saw a reflection of my little munchkin.
She brought all sorts of props and was at the ready if we needed them. Love how prepared she was.She also tried fun angles and perspectives rather than only straight-forward smile-at-the-camera shots.
Just For the Locals…
Sarah moved to Raleigh not too long ago and is building up her photography business. She’s an outdoor lover like me which is how we connected.
If you’re in Raleigh and looking for a photographer, she’s offering a generous $50 off her normal session rate of $225 if you book between now and December 31 (you can schedule the session for 2011, just need to book by the end of 2010 to score the deal).
For $175, she’ll come to your house (or wherever you want to do the session), provide you with 35-50 of the best edited images AND give you a DVD containing high resolution files and a print release so you can print them wherever you’d like. Professional prints are available for an extra charge. You can even give the photo session as a gift if you won’t be needing it anytime soon.
As you can see I’m happy as a mommy clam with Sarah’s work. The pictures truly beautiful. Now I have to finish designing my Christmas cards before it’s actually Christmas!
Disclaimer: I would have never discovered Sarah’s awesomeness if she had not provided me with a free photo session. The gushing over the photos is genuine. She rocks.