Erin Elizabeth Photography: Blog https://www.erinelizabethphotographyky.com/blog en-us (C) Erin Elizabeth Photography (Erin Elizabeth Photography) Mon, 16 Mar 2020 06:43:00 GMT Mon, 16 Mar 2020 06:43:00 GMT https://www.erinelizabethphotographyky.com/img/s/v-12/u861503255-o705844077-50.jpg Erin Elizabeth Photography: Blog https://www.erinelizabethphotographyky.com/blog 80 120 Fire Department Family ~ Lexington, KY Family Photographer https://www.erinelizabethphotographyky.com/blog/2014/11/fire-department-family-lexington-ky-family-photographer For those of you that don't know, my husband is a Firefighter here in Lexington. Well to be accurate he is a firefighter/paramedic and is currently assigned to a buggy (thats an ambulance for those not familiar!). When I met my husband way way WAY back in college, he was one of the lucky few who already knew exactly what he wanted to be when he grew up. So it was no surprise when after graduation he took a job as a firefighter. Once things that did come as a surprise is how many wonderful and caring people you meet when you are adopted into the fire family. This family is one such family. With several friends in common and husbands who work at the same department, its no wonder our paths crossed. And for the better for me! Some of the sweetest people I have ever had the pleasure of knowing. And the curls? I could have photographed them alone for an entire session!

 

 

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Sweet Baby Boy ~ Lexington, KY Newborn Photographer https://www.erinelizabethphotographyky.com/blog/2014/11/lexington_newborn_photographer This year was the year of newborns for me (I think I have mentioned that before). It seems like a ton of my clients decided to expand their families and I was more than happy to capture that for them! I love sweet squishy little newborn babies. I love buying tiny little hats and pants and bows to put them in. I love snuggling them and capturing their tiny details.

Don't forget- session for the rest of 2014 are 30% off! Book Today! I have very few spots left for this year!

These are a few from the session I did for my dear friend, Meghan, and her baby boy. This first picture is one of the pictures I love the most. I love all my images but there are a few from every session that I just want to hang on my own walls! Now that I have a studio I just might have to do that!

 

And then with a blink of an eye- here is the same little man! I can't believe how big he got! I think my client's kids growing hits me just as hard as my own kids!

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Summer Lovin' ~ Lexington, KY Family Photographer https://www.erinelizabethphotographyky.com/blog/2014/10/summer-lovin-lexington-ky-family-photographer Happy Fall everyone! Gosh this time of year makes me want to build a fire, cuddle up in my biggest sweater and drink some apple cider. Throw in some s'mores and you basically have my perfect Saturday evening! Fall is also the time for sessions. Seems everyone wants to take advantage of the gorgeous foliage and that is a-ok with me! If you haven't booked your session yet, don't wait! My schedule fills up pretty quickly in the fall.

 

Also if you haven't read up on my brand new Client Referral Plan- check out the post below! It is a great way to earn FREE sessions!

 

~ Contest Time! ~

I haven't thought of a name for my referral plan yet and I don't want to keep calling it "Referral Plan" SO I am taking suggestions! Leave a comment on this blog post (scroll to the bottom and you will see the comments field) with what you think I should call it! I will pick the one I feel best suits my business and that person will win a FREE mini session this fall! Contest will be open until Sunday at midnight and I will announce a winner Monday (Oct 27th).

 

And don't forget to share this post! Referrals start now so every person you send to me gets you a discount on your next session!

 

I realized I haven't shared many personal pictures at all on my page over the summer which is just unacceptable! So here are some of my personal favorites from this summer! (Edited to add: this is only part one! I have way too many that I want to share!)

 

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Referrals and earning FREE Stuff! ~ Lexington, KY Family Photographer https://www.erinelizabethphotographyky.com/blog/2014/10/referrals-and-earning-free-stuff-lexington-ky-family-photographer Really- who DOESN'T like free stuff?

As I mentioned in my last blog post (which I am totally churning out to try to catch up!) I am in the process of creating a referral plan for my customers. I want to keep it simple and fair and give you a way to earn free pictures! I will be updating my marketing materials soon to include this referral plan but I wanted to give you a few more details here first.

 

To qualify for the referral plan:

1- You must have already had a session with me- meaning you are a past client. This can be ANY type of session- Newborn, Lifestyle, Outdoor, even a Mini session makes you a past client.

2- You must refer someone to me for a full session (meaning referral can not be for a mini session of any kind- Examples would be any mini session specials I might be running or Maternity and Grow With Me Mini sessions)

3- Every referral who books a full session equals 25% off a regular session for you. So for example you refer Kim, Ted and Jimmy to me and they all book- that is 75% off your session! Just keep in mind, the referrals session must be completed and paid in full before you can use your discount to keep things fair.

4- Referral discounts can only be used on full priced regular sessions. The referral discount can't be used with any other discounts or for Mini sessions. It must be used for full priced regular sessions like outdoor family sessions or newborn sessions.

5- Referral discounts must be used within a 6 month period from the session date of the referral. So when you refer to Kim to me, you will have 6 months from Kim's session date to use your discount.



So there is the meat of it. I am still working on the potatoes (fine print) but what I have above is the majority of it! So start sending referrals my way and earn a free session!

 

 

Beautiful Morgan, who braved the snow and my artistic eye for some maternity pictures. I loved being able to experiment for her maternity pictures!

 

And then sweet Sophia was born and was absolutely perfect!

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Catching up! ~ Lexington, KY Family Photographer https://www.erinelizabethphotographyky.com/blog/2014/10/catching-up Man have I been bad about blogging lately! Hopefully with the onset of cooler weather I can catch up! It was just too hard to spend any extra time at the computer blogging when the weather is nice!

 

That being said, I am hoping to get caught up and share here some of my sessions over the course of 2014 and also share with you some ideas to make 2015 fantastic. Up first is working out the details for a referral plan! There is nothing I love more than when you all refer someone to me. It is probably one of the best compliments and I want to reward that! So I will be working on that and should have a blog out soon explaining what it will entail.

 

BUT don't wait to refer people! I will be keeping track of all referrals I get starting today (Oct 6th) and they will be applied to the referral program I am creating! So send those referrals my way!

 

Email me at [email protected] to book or if you have questions!

 

 

Probably one of my favorite sessions from this summer!


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30% OFF FALL SESSIONS! ~ Lexington, KY Family Photographer https://www.erinelizabethphotographyky.com/blog/2014/10/30-off-fall-sessions Congrats to AMY! She is the winner of the free Oct Session!

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All regular outdoor sessions will be 30% off through the remainder of 2014! Book today and take advantage of this discount! Family pictures make GREAT Holiday gifts!

Email me at [email protected] to book or if you have questions!

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Fall Mini Sessions are HERE! https://www.erinelizabethphotographyky.com/blog/2014/9/fall-mini-sessions-are-here Fall Mini Sessions are here! This is always a debate for me, whether or not I am going to do fall mini's but I usually always end up doing something- usually last minute- because I just can't help it and love the fall colors.

So this year I am doing it right and not waiting until the last minute. Fall Mini's will be held on Sept 28th. There will be 10 spots available- 5 in the morning and 5 in the evening. The cost is $125 and is due to book. You will get 10 edited images via digital download from a private viewing gallery and a print release!

So don't hesitate! This is a great opportunity to update those family pictures for holiday cards which are right around the corner!

 

Email me at [email protected] to book or if you have questions!

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BLUE| Lexington KY Family Photographer https://www.erinelizabethphotographyky.com/blog/2014/8/blue-lexington-ky-family-photographer Blue was this months color! Check out my BLUE images from this month then scroll to the bottom to check out my friend, Nina's BLUE images!

 

 

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GREEN | Lexington KY Family Photographer https://www.erinelizabethphotographyky.com/blog/2014/7/green-lexington-ky-family-photographer This months color was Green! I love love love green. I know some of this images you have already seen but these were my favorite green images from the last month.

 

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Yellow| Lexington KY Family Photographer https://www.erinelizabethphotographyky.com/blog/2014/6/yellow-lexington-ky-family-photographer This months color was YELLOW! Really does anything say Summer more than bright, cheerful, sunny Yellow? I don't think so!

 

I played with some long exposures recently. I love how they can break all the rule and still look awesome. Its incredible fun to use the light around you to "draw"!

 

My baby trying to figure out how to eat her popcorn while riding her trike!

 

Finally, my oldest during golden hour- my favorite time of day. The sun is so radiant at this time of day!

 

See more beautiful Yellow images at my friend Nina's blog!

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Orange | Lexington KY Family Photographer https://www.erinelizabethphotographyky.com/blog/2014/5/orange-lexington-ky-family-photographer ORANGE was this months theme and for those who know me, I love orange! Its all over my house- my kitchen, living room, deck! Here are a few of my orange things from around my house!

Baby birds come first! I have been watching them since they were tiny blue eggs. Now they are big and hoping out of the nest when ever they can! Love these little orange beaks that pop up all the time begging for food!

 

 

My favorite place on my house. Close up of my deck chair! NOTHING beats watching the girls play in their little pool while sitting in my deck chair while reading a book!

 

Coffee. Nuf said!

 

 

Mmmm! Skinnytaste.com's Thai Coconut Curry Shrimp! This is quickly becoming one of my favorite go-to recipes. Its simple, easy and delicious!

 

 

Lastly.... CANDY! Ok truth be told I would rather have chocolate but we never have a shortage of sweet treats including starburst because my oldest doesn't like chocolate (I am still trying to figure out where that came from!)

To see more ORANGE images, visit my friend Nina's blog!

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Red | Lexington KY Family Photographer https://www.erinelizabethphotographyky.com/blog/2014/4/red-lexington-ky-family-photographer I am lucky enough to participate in a blog circle each with some wonderfully talented ladies. Just recently our current theme "For the Love" ended and we were discussing what should come next. After some thought and discussion we agreed upon "Colors" being our new theme- which really is quite fitting since, as photographers, we see the color, the way the light changes the color, the way a well distance grouping of trees can give us  the perfect shade of dark green to bring out our subjects eyes.

 

I love color. I love seeing it in everything I do. I love to dress in color (I have red/tomato pants right now!). I love color in my photographs. Whenever I am asked about "what to wear" I always such color and lots of it. The vibrant shades and hues just make my heart happy. So for me, this is the best theme to go forward with.

 

This months theme is RED so here are a few of my favorite red images from this last month!

To see more RED images, visit my friend Nina's blog!

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For the love of January | Lexington KY Family Photographer https://www.erinelizabethphotographyky.com/blog/2014/1/for-the-love-of-jan One thing my family loves doing is reading. My girls (and if I am being truthful, myself included) have stacks of books and we pour through them frequently. In fact one of my favorite things in this world is when I hear my girls sitting in their room looking through books together.

Every week my husband picks our girls up from their school and they head to the library to pick out new books for the week. I was luckily enough to get to tag along on last weeks adventure to the library and capture a few moments my girls love so dearly.

 

My oldest absolutely loves going. Almost the entire time we are there, she is filling through new books. Although, she did take a quick break to "do her work" on the kids computer. My youngest-- well, she is more interested in playing with the puzzles and sitting in one chair to the next but she still loves going!

 

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For the love of December | Lexington KY Family Photographer https://www.erinelizabethphotographyky.com/blog/2013/12/for-the-love-of-december-lexington-ky-family-photographer So I decided not to do Christmas cards this year. Well, "decide" is a relative term since I basically ran out of time and since I hate address them anyway I decided instead I would just share my Christmas card with you all! I tried to do selfies of the family with a remote and that was an epic fail so I change directions and found these cute props at target and let my girls go to town. They were would have made cute cards- maybe next year?

On a more serious note, I do hope all of you have a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! I so love this time of year and the feelings surrounding. Spending time with my family, traditions like baking cookies, Christmas movies on TV and Christmas music on the radio. It all makes my heart extremely happy and I hope this season you all feel the same joy I do.

I also want to say thank you from the bottom of my heart. When I started this crazy little photography thing, I honestly had no idea what to expect or if I could even reach where I knew I wanted to be. But I am here and I have all of you to thank. So thanks for taking a chance on me, for trusting me and for accepting me to be a small part of your family- which is truly how I feel. I have gotten to meet so many wonderful people through out this last year. People who I now call friends. It makes me realize just how lucky I am.

Again- THANK YOU!

Merry Christmas!

 

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For the love of October | Lexington, KY Family Photographer https://www.erinelizabethphotographyky.com/blog/2013/11/for-the-love-of-october-lexington-ky-family-photographer I love traditions. I love keeping with the old ones and making new ones. We, like most other families, decorated pumpkins for Halloween. We usually carve one or 2 and then paint the rest because the girls are much more into painting the pumpkins that carving them. Sophie didn't want to touch the inside of the pumpkin but Sadie wasn't afraid to dig right on in.

 

We started a new tradition this year as well. We called it "Smashing Pumpkins" and we took our decaying pumpkins to a vacant lot near our house and went to town smashing, stomping and demolishing them! The girls LOVED it!

 

I would LOVE to hear about your holiday traditions!

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For the love of October | Lexington KY Family Photographer https://www.erinelizabethphotographyky.com/blog/2013/10/for-the-love-of-october-lexington-ky-family-photographer Wow has it really been a month since my last blog? Well that's just sad! Thankfully I have this blog circle to at least keep me blogging some! Fall is notoriously busy for photographers and I am no exception! It's actually sadly pathetic how few pictures I have taken of my own kids. But that will be changing! I am writing this blog post in advance so while you are reading this I will be in Napa for a work conference and you better believe I am taking my camera!

So here are my personal shares for this months blog circle. The funny thing is the post is about things I love but ironically my daughter hates soccer! Haha. So this will be the only year she plays but I am loving it while she does!

I wish I could say she was scoring on for the team but this was during practice! This is how she feels about soccer in general, not just sitting on the bench! No kids were hurt in the capturing of this picture!

 

Because I can't leave out my littlest love! Still a few strawberries left on our plant- well only until Sadie Belle finds them! My furbaby! After a newborn shoot, BOTH of my girls said they wanted their pictures taken. Totally imperfect because I didn't metering or set my white balance. Just started snapping, afraid they would change their mind! LOL!

 

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For the love of Sept | Lexington KY Family Photographer https://www.erinelizabethphotographyky.com/blog/2013/9/for-the-love-of-sept-lexington-ky-family-photographer I love the changes fall brings about. The cool, crisp air, the smells and sights. The color. It's so nice to have something a little different after a summer of heat! I always look forward to fall, even if it does mean winter is right around the corner (ugh don't remind me!). Every year, we make a big deal out of Halloween costumes, fall festivals, pumping farms and of course family portraits! Wonder if I will get my own families done this year or if I will run out of time?

I would love to here about YOUR favorite fall traditions! Just leave them in the comments!

 

In the mean time, check out these images from my first ever Fresh 48 session. Apparently, I was going to get the quite the initiation too since this wonderful momma had twin girls! I will be offering Fresh 48 session as a type of session so if you are interested you can find out more by emailing me at [email protected]

 

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World Breastfeeding Month | Lexington, KY Family Photographer https://www.erinelizabethphotographyky.com/blog/2013/8/world-breastfeeding-month-lexington-ky-family-photographer August is World Breastfeeding Month and to celebrate this wonderful event in a mothers life, I decided to giveaway 2 mini session show casing this wonderful bonds between mother and child. I hope you enjoy these as much as I did capturing them!

 

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I am now offering Breastfeeding Mini Session year round. Please email me at [email protected] for more information!

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For the love of August | Lexington, KY Family Photographer https://www.erinelizabethphotographyky.com/blog/2013/8/for-the-love-of-august-lexington-ky-family-photographer My little girl loves to dance. She prances and dances all do long, doing twirls and swirls and showing her daddy and me how ballerina's bow. Image her elation when she found out she would be attending ballet classes this fall. Her first class is this Thursday and you better believe momma will be there, camera in tow.

Until then, I let her put on her dancing outfits and practice while I capture her beautiful love of dancing to that wonderful music in her head!

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Baby Miles | Lexington KY Lifestyle Photographer https://www.erinelizabethphotographyky.com/blog/2013/8/baby-miles-lexington-ky-lifestyle-photographer I am just loving these lifestyle session! They just convey so much emotion and love! And really nothing is sweet than a brand new baby. I so enjoyed photographing baby Miles and his wonderful mother and father. Valerie (mom) has been my best friend since Freshman year of high school when we would pass notes in Mr. Baker's World Civ class. We have been through so much together other the years, including countless vacations where we tormented my poor younger sisters.

I feel so blessed I got to meet, snuggle and photograph Miles in a way that truly shows just how much his parents adore him!

 

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52 Project | Water - Lexington Photographer https://www.erinelizabethphotographyky.com/blog/2013/7/52-project-water---lexington-photographer I don't know how strongly I actually believe in horoscopes and signs but I do know one thing. I am an Aquarius and I love the water. I love the sun,  the heat, the cool of the pool. I could sit out side with my feet in the baby pool or floating on a raft with a good book all day, every day. If only that were my life!

I did get to spend this weekend poolside with my girls while visiting my parenting. I also might have taken a few pictures, cause who can resist cute baby bums in bathing suits?

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For the love | July https://www.erinelizabethphotographyky.com/blog/2013/7/for-the-love-july I struggled with what to post this week but I think I am going to do something I have never done before. I am going to blog a family session I did recently. In the past, I haven't blogged my sessions only because I like to use my blog to tell you about me. A little place where you can read the posts you find interesting and learn a bit about me.

This is still going to be that type of post, but I am going to be sharing with you some images from my most recent lifestyle session. What do the 2 have common? That it is a new found passion for me. ever since lifestyle photography has become more mainstream, I have been dying to try it. I have always wanted to incorporate more natural shots of families interacting in my normal session but I had yet to take the leap to doing a full lifestyle session. Well I got my chance and I have to say, it was my favorite session I have ever photographed.

There was something so genuine and sweet, natural and caring and best of all- relaxed about doing this session. Everyone was free to be themselves. And I think the results speak for themselves!

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52 Project | Talented Photographer Friends https://www.erinelizabethphotographyky.com/blog/2013/7/for-the-love-of-talented-photographer-friends So it's been awhile since we have had family pictures taken. The last ones were in the fall and done by yours truly with a self timer and they were, in a word, not fun. Sure I got some keepers but it was so stressful trying to meter and focus and run and look happy (and not sweaty) and try to get the baby to look at a camera where no one was standing behind it yelling to look.

Yeah......

 

Sooooo when my friend Ashley over at Sweetlilpics suggested we do a trade I could NOT pass it up! As it was, I already had a color scheme in mind for outfits after winning some adorable headbands from Vanilla Lullaby. Below are the product of our combined efforts, lol! She shot them but we had already decided it would be easiest to swap cards and edit our own so we didn't add to each others workload.

 

And I loved it. It definitely has given me a new appreciation for my clients as well. Its hard on the other end of the camera!!

 

I can't wait to do a canvas collage of all of these!!

 

And here is one of my and Ashley together!

 

Pop Quiz Time! I will be springing for a FREE 11x14 canvas for the first one of my clients who can point out which one of my "rules" was broken! Leave your answer in the comments!

 

Fine Print: 11x14 canvas is pick up only and must be chosen out of the gallery done by Erin Elizabeth Photography. Is non-transferable and can not be traded for cash value or other products. Thanks!

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(Erin Elizabeth Photography) Photography central kentucky photographer erin elizabeth photography georgetown ky photographer kentucky lexington lexington ky photographer nicholasville ky photographer photographer photography versailles ky photographer https://www.erinelizabethphotographyky.com/blog/2013/7/for-the-love-of-talented-photographer-friends Mon, 15 Jul 2013 19:42:15 GMT
52 Project | Food https://www.erinelizabethphotographyky.com/blog/2013/7/52-project-food My mom likes to joke that I never put up pictures of my daughter unless it is one of her crying or eating. I realized she is right but probably because those are the 2 activities Sadie Belle excels at!

Since my last blog post was all Sophie, here is an all Sadie post!

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(Erin Elizabeth Photography) Photography central kentucky photographer erin elizabeth photography georgetown ky photographer kentucky lexington lexington ky photographer nicholasville ky photographer photographer photography versailes ky photographer https://www.erinelizabethphotographyky.com/blog/2013/7/52-project-food Mon, 08 Jul 2013 16:54:42 GMT
For the Love of ICE CREAM! https://www.erinelizabethphotographyky.com/blog/2013/6/for-the-love-of-ice-cream Specifically MY ice cream! I buy my kids popsicles. I buy my husband his own ice cream. So why they always insist on eating MY salted caramel Haagen Dazs is beyond me. Well, actually I guess I sort of get it- cause well it IS salted caramel, ooey gooey Haagen Dazs goodness.

But momma doesn't like sharing! So I want to know- whats YOUR favorite treat? You know, the one thing you hide in the back of the closet and wait til your kids are asleep, then you sneak into the bathroom and lock the door so you don't have to share?

She looks so happy here. I told her the only way she was getting one of my ice cream bars was to let me take a few pictures of her!

 

 

Continue the circle at Julie Livermoore Photography!

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52 Project | This is not a real blog post https://www.erinelizabethphotographyky.com/blog/2013/6/52-project-this-is-not-a-real-blog-post It's summer. The days are long, the weather is hot and we are cooling down any way we can. My friend Ana Myer Photography inspired me this week to break out the hose and photograph my girls doing what every kid (ok and many adults too) loves doing. Drinking from the hose!

Hope you are finding ways of cooling down as well!


Yes I colored her hair with a marker. LOL

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52 Project | Farmer's Market https://www.erinelizabethphotographyky.com/blog/2013/6/52-project-farmers-market We love taking the girls down to the farmer's market. Not just to buy local but to just be part of the atmosphere. I love seeing all the different vendors and street performers who attend. I love the freshness of it and the sense of community. I am so glad we have such a great farmer's market in Lexington we can spend time at. The girls, of course, love being able to eat! Just some snappies to share with you this week!

How many of you attend your local farmer's market?

 

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52 Project | Memorial Day! https://www.erinelizabethphotographyky.com/blog/2013/5/52-project-memorial There is nothing I love more than an extra day off work. Doesn't matter the reason. Here's a sneak peek at how we spent our Memorial Day Weekend!

 

What did you do for the holiday weekend?

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For the Love of | 3 https://www.erinelizabethphotographyky.com/blog/2013/5/for-the-love-of-3 I usually decide what I am going to post about for this on a whim. Whatever I am currently loving or thankful for is usually make makes the cut. I was going to post about my current love, appreciation and thankfulness of Photoshop this week- complete with a few before and afters. But in the wake of the terrible destruction on OK I decided to turn this post inward and reflect on the thing I am truly thankful for.

My family- every one from my husband and girls, to parents and sisters, to my wonderful in law's. Knowing, with out a doubt, any one of them would be there for me or my kids at a moments notice leaves me with an incredible sense of security. I can't tell you how many times my mother and my mother-in-law have gotten calls from me last minute to see if they could watch my girls while they are sick. And they always say yes. And they give my girls the most wonderful care. Or how about the time my father-in-law and stepmother-in-law came over late to take care of my little Sophie while my brother-in-law took me to the ER when I was super sick and dehydrated while pregnant with Sadie. Every single one of them has touched my life in the most incredible way and I couldn't never truly express to them just how much they mean to me. I hope they know that I would do anything for them as well!

In the wake of this destruction always comes questions. Why did this have to happen? I wish I had an answer for all those parents who are trying to come to grips with this new reality they have found themselves thrust into. I can't begin to imagine their pain. I am not sure if I am the only one who does this but when I hear of tragedies like this I often try to put myself in their shoes. It isn't like I want to imagine what it would be like to loose my children- but more like an involuntary reaction that my mind automatically goes there. I honestly don't know how I would go on.  I sat on my couch last night, alone as my husband was on shift, and cried. Just cried. For all those lives lost. For all those people who survived but their lives will never be the same. And mostly, for those parents who lost their child because that is what hits home for me the most.

 

So I guess my rambling point is, never take for granted what you have in your life and remember to tell the people in your life how much they mean to you. You never know what may come. But also to remember the positive and reflect on the good and truly give thanks for the people in your life because they are the ones that make everything worth it.

 

A rare shot of both girls, together, looking AND smiling. I might have to canvas this!

 

Continue the circle at : Julie Livermoore Photography

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52 Project | Flying https://www.erinelizabethphotographyky.com/blog/2013/5/52-project-flying I think one of the best things about being a mom and a photographer is seeing the potential, the fun and the beauty in every situation. The ability to enjoy those precious moments with your kids and capture them so you can look back on them with tenderness throughout the years.

Often times, when I look back on the pictures I have taken I don't even see the imperfections the photographer in me knows are there. I don't care about if the light was perfect, or is a spot on the image is too bright (all things I DO worry about when I first take the picture). I just see my beautiful kids and what ever it is they were doing at the time to make me want to stop and take the picture.

Here is one of those pictures. Me and Sophie playing airplane. She thinks it hilarious! I put her on my feet and raise her up. She spreads her arms and pretends she is flying. Then without warning I start shaking my feet and yelling "TURBULENCE!!" and she dies laughing. Usually so hard she looses her balance and topples over into the grass. And the moment is perfect.

 

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52 Project | Nature https://www.erinelizabethphotographyky.com/blog/2013/5/52-project-nature I love nature. I love watching nature. I love photographing nature. The majority of the time I am just a casual observer but this weekend I got to be an active participant, which was really cool.

We have been having quite a bit of rain the past week or so. Well, last weekend my husband and I were cleaning the house. We had kicked the girls outside to play so they couldn't destroy everything we cleaned. Sophie comes running into the house yelling "Mom! Mom! Come look!" so I head outside to see what the fuss was about it.

This is what the fuss was about!

Don't mind the peeling paint on our deck table, please

 

This fellow decided our deck would be a good place too dry out his wings! It was reat because we got to sit and watch him rather closely for quite a while. We even got to hold him! We put our hands out in front of him and he walked right on to our hands, up our arms, even in Sophie's hair! To her credit, she didn't freak out at all and just wanted to keep on holding him. She even got very concerned when we put him down and the wind would blow hard. She was worried it would blow him over and he could fly! Such a sweetie.

Sadie, on the other hand, wouldn't go near him and cried if she even though Jeff was going to put him near her.

 

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52 Project | Week.... wait what week IS this? https://www.erinelizabethphotographyky.com/blog/2013/4/52-project-week-wait-what-week-is-this So I have lost count of week it actually is in the year.  I knew when I started this it was a long shot that I would really get a blog post up for each week but oh well. I'll keep on chuggin just like the little engine who could- even if I am off in my weeks!

Here's this weeks shares! Hope you enjoy!

I keep trying my hand at macro's. I think I either need to invest in a Macro lens or quit cause I can't seem to get them quite right!

I love when they "play" together. In this case watch videos of themselves on my phone.

She isn't my favorite model as of late, even if she is stinking cute. She isn't much for sitting still or looking at me and only wants to eat my gear!

I tried to get a picture of her newly emerging freckles but they didn't show up on camera. Hopefully this summer (if it ever gets here) will bring them out more!

I'll finish up with a creepy self portrait. Those are crazy eyes, people. Borderline zombie if you ask me.

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(Erin Elizabeth Photography) Photography central kentucky photographer erin elizabeth photography kentucky lexington photographer photography https://www.erinelizabethphotographyky.com/blog/2013/4/52-project-week-wait-what-week-is-this Mon, 29 Apr 2013 16:02:50 GMT
Mother's Day Special! https://www.erinelizabethphotographyky.com/blog/2013/4/mothers-day-special I love being a Mother, so Mother's Day has quickly become one of my favorite holidays. Every single day I get to spend with my girls is such a blessing.

And I want to help YOU celebrate too! From now until Mother's Day, any sessions that book with me will receive a $25 print credit to use towards their order.

 

** To qualify for Print Credit, Session date must be booked and deposit fee paid before May 12th. This offer can not be combined with any other offer. Sessions must be held during the 2013 calendar year.**

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For the love of... https://www.erinelizabethphotographyky.com/blog/2013/4/for-the-love-of-family VACATIONS! Vacations are something that are extremely important to me. As a kid my parents always made sure we had a real vacation every year. It is something, as a parent, I hope I can also do for my kids. Vacations are just about going somewhere fun or getting away from work (all of which are very nice!) but it more about being with your family without all the distractions of our everyday life and making some lasting memories together. We were lucky enough to get to spend this vacation with some dear friends of ours, one family who lives in Orlando and was nice enough to open their house up to us and another that made the incredible trek all the way from Wisconsin to Florida to spend some time with us. It was such a fantastic opportunity to catch up.

 

First up was the beach! No trip to Florida would be complete for my family with out at least one day at the beach so that is how we started out our vacation. The weather was perfect!

If you can't tell Sophie liked getting buried in the sand!

 

We followed our beach day up with 2 days at Disney. Let me tell you- Disney really is magically. I took Sophie to a sit down lunch where the princesses come to you and meet you. Completely worth it. Sophie could not stop talking about the Ariel Punch or that Snow White came to her table to talk to her. So much nicer than being shuffled through a line. She loved it!

I was bad and didn't take my camera out much at Disney but here is Soph with her current favorite princess



It was a short vacation, but I am so glad we were able to take some time to enjoy our lives together!
 

Question: What was YOUR favorite vacation you have ever taken? Or what is your dream vacation?

 

For more "For the Love" check out Julie Livermore Photography!

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52 Project | Week 12 - Random! https://www.erinelizabethphotographyky.com/blog/2013/4/52-project-week-12---random So Week 12's blog post is late! I was in Disney all week last week and didn't get a chance to write and upload my post. I did have time to take some pictures though!

I really haven't been able to break out my newest roll of seemless paper "Thunder Gray" so I tried to remedy that with these shots of my kids. One was cooperative, one was not. I will let you decide which was which!

Then we headed outside to play. It was nice out but not as nice as it was in Florida or the weather we seemed to have brought back from Florida with us!

I think this last one is my favorite. It warms my heart to see them playing together. Every day I look at them together and I can see just how much they love each other. Is there anything more I could want in life than 2 sisters who show such great affection for each other? I don't think so!

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52 Project | Week 11- Fun https://www.erinelizabethphotographyky.com/blog/2013/3/52-project-week-11--fun I really need some warm weather. Sun, heat, water, sand, grill outs, cold beers, walks after dinner. I was so excited that we actually got ONE good day this weekend. Hopefully more to come!

This post is a little heavy on Sophie!

We started off by me trying to get a profile picture of her from a group project I am in. This is what I ended up with.

That middle one is one of those pictures that just speaks to her heart. I can't explain it but that picture means the world to me. It has IT- even if I can't explain what IT is.

 

Then we went outside to dance! My kid loves to dance. I am torn about whether or not to put her in dance class. On one hand she would LOVE it. But I also worry it will take away her creativeness. Right now she dances with her heart. She does not or care if a move is right or wrong. Only that it is what her heart tells her to do. And I love that about her.

 

And I'll end this post with one of the baby. That sweet sweet baby of mine. I have been feeling a little under the weather so when my husband walked in on me posing and taking pictures of Sadie, who is by all accounts a fairly light sleeper, he asked if the NyQuil was still messing with my head.

I hope you all had a great weekend too!

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For the love of... https://www.erinelizabethphotographyky.com/blog/2013/3/for-the-love-of I feel extremely honored that I was asked to participate in a monthly blog circle called "For the Love". Several other very talented ladies and myself will be writing each month and posting pictures that inspire us. But before I could do that I had to step back and ask myself what does "For the Love" mean? There are a million different way you can define it but the truth of the matter is defining it isn't what we should be doing. FEELING it is much important. Words don't mean much if there is no emotion behind them.

 

So for my first post in this series, I want to show you where my heart truly lies. With my family. They are my every thing. My girls are my inspiration, my muses, my reason to pick up my camera when the world feels dark and bleak. My husband- he is my rock, my supporter, my soulmate. I would be nothing without these essential pieces of my life. They are what make up the fiber of my being and they are the reason I want to photograph every single minute of our lives. They make this life worth living and I don't want to miss a minute of it.

 

My Sophie, she just turned 4 and she is the sweetest little being I have ever met. She is sensitive but brave. She is kind and caring. She is a wonderful big sister and she awes me every day.

 

Sadie Belle (yes thats her real name, what do you expect? We are from Kentucky!)- we aptly nicknamed this firecracker "The Bulldozer". She is a girl on a mission and she knows what she wants and by god she is going to get it. And most of the time its food she wants. And she is just so darn cute, we usually hand over what it is she wants. LOL! She is sweetheart too. My little cuddle bug who I am fairly certain will be in bed with my husband and I every single night once she figures out how to escape from her crib.

My husband- 7 years married and still going strong. I think I love him more now that I did the day we got married. He is an incredible and caring husband and the best father a girl could ask for. I am so thankful my girls have him.

And finally, a rarely seen image of myself. I am a 30 year old, happily married, mother of 2 who loves cooking and photography. I am also a little addicted to buying baby carriers. Good thing Miss Sadie Belle likes being woren! My dear husband snapped this picture of me and Sadie this weekend on a hike on my mother in laws property.

 

Please go check out the very talented Julie Livermore for more "For the Love"

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52 Project | Week 10- New https://www.erinelizabethphotographyky.com/blog/2013/3/52-project-week-10--new I think I am behind a week or something but I am hoping I catch up in the end. LOL. I got a new lens! Which is very exciting. Like a foodie getting new kitchen tools or a shopaholic going on a clothes spree. I'm not going to lie- photography is an expensive business or hobby to take up. There is always a new toy you will want to buy. And like most other photographers I know, getting new glass is right up at the top.

My new baby is an 85mm lens and it is beautiful. The only draw back? I haven't really had a chance to take it out and play. Dumb Kentucky weather going from super cold and snowy (and I am not a cold weather kind of girl) to warm but pouring rain. Add that to a very busy Feb/Mar and this poor lens hasn't gotten much use.

But finally last weekend I was able to carve out a little time after Sophie's birthday party to snap some quick ones of Sadie playing in the back yard while Sophie slept off her sugar rush! I'm hoping soon to take both my girls out for a real shoot with this bad boy!

And of course she wanted to play with mommy's super cool toy. She kept trying to put it on the front of my lens like she saw me do!

I did manage to get one of Miss Sophie with her pretty up-do!

 

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52 Project | Week 9- Sleep https://www.erinelizabethphotographyky.com/blog/2013/3/52-project-week-9--sleep I'm a little late posting this. I actually did take the picture when I was suppose to but I had some computer issues so I couldn't edit it until last night!

 

My husband will hate this but I fully admit that I let little Sophie sleep with me on the weekend's when Daddy's at work. With out fail this is how I will find her. Half slung out of bed, it's a true wonder she doesn't completely fall out of bed multiple times each night. I usually just tuck her little legs and arms back into bed but I couldn't resist snapping this one really quick!

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52 Project | Week 8- Sunday Morning https://www.erinelizabethphotographyky.com/blog/2013/2/52-project-week-8--sunday-morning I love lazy weekend mornings. So much so I thought I would photograph our Sunday morning!

This is what I get to wake up too. A sweet little girl crawling in bed with me. Of course I only get a few cuddles before she wants Spongebob.

 

After breakfast, we usually lounge while the girls play. I love having my office double as their playroom so I can *try* to get work done while still playing with them.

 

 

Making harmonious music together

Well almost!

It's ok though, Sadie can find her own entertainment!

 

There really isn't nothing that compares to being a parent!

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(Erin Elizabeth Photography) Photography central kentucky photographer erin elizabeth photography kentucky lexington photographer photography https://www.erinelizabethphotographyky.com/blog/2013/2/52-project-week-8--sunday-morning Thu, 21 Feb 2013 17:00:00 GMT
52 Project | Week 7- Spring https://www.erinelizabethphotographyky.com/blog/2013/2/52-project-week-7--spring It's coming! I know it was snowing today. I know the wind is still blowing and we still have to wear our jackets. But Spring IS coming. And I can not wait!
I had 2 shoots over the weekend at Waveland Park. During the first session, the little girl I was photographing pointed these out and I loved them so much I had to snap a picture of them. Little baby pine cones just beginning to grow. They were so perfectly tiny. And it really is proof Spring is right around the corner.

Anyone else is ready as me?

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52 Project | Week 6- Every Day https://www.erinelizabethphotographyky.com/blog/2013/2/52-project-week-6--every-day I'm not doing great with this 52 Project. True, I have had new images to share each week and true I have blogged them each week. BUT I started this project to get me back to shooting my family in our every day life. There is where I have failed. I have been struggling to get my weekly picture in because I don't have "time" to create the perfect image. But my 52 Project isn't about the perfect picture. It is about me documenting our lives and getting back to my basics.

So here is this weeks pictures. Every day life. Not perfect but still wonderful.

 

I got up and close with my favorite vase.

Caught Sophie reading in bed after bedtime

Sadie helped herself to a cake I had cooling on my counter. Lucky for her I totally botched the icing and didn't have the time to re-make it. My apologies to my father-in-law, who's birthday that this was suppose to be.

And finally, I took my first trip to Ikea and this little guy decided he wanted join our little family.

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52 Project | Week 5 - Snow https://www.erinelizabethphotographyky.com/blog/2013/2/52-project-week-5---snow I'm not gonna lie to you. I hate snow. I hate cold. I constantly try to talk my husband into moving to warm climates. Too bad he NEVER takes me up on it.

BUT I will admit, its pretty. Especially when it is untouched, pristine and bright. So I decided to hike it into the snow down by the pond behind our house and play with some of the macro filters I bought a long time ago and haven't bother to learn yet. Macro photography is super close up's. These filters attach to my normal lens and let me get up close and personal with my subject.

I was excited to test them out more and see what I could do with this. Too bad that didn't happen! Almost as soon as we got out there, Sophie, my little assistant was ready to go in. I got about 5 minutes if that.

Oh well, maybe I will try again this week. Here are a few i did manage to snap.

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52 Project | Week 4 - Birthdays https://www.erinelizabethphotographyky.com/blog/2013/1/52-wekk-project-week-4 I'm a little late on this weeks blog, but I have good reason. This.

This is my birthday present from my sweet husband. I'll spare you the details of what it does because when I tried to explain it to my husband his eyes glazed over. My birthday is this weekend. It's the big 3-0 for me. I can't believe that a decade ago I was in college. Hadn't even met my husband yet. And now I am married with 2 incredibly rewarding jobs, mother of 2 amazing little girls and a wife to the best husband a girl could ask for!

But this isn't the only present I got!

I got a nice gift card as a reward for buying my new camera and I used it to get a new roll of seemless paper I had really been wanting. I L-O-V-E this gray paper. It really makes your subject pop!

I thought about photoshopping out the food on Sadies face but left it, cause this is how she actually looks 90% of the time.

I'll be spending my birthday by hanging out with some awesome people at the Lexington Firefighters Award Banquet and celebrating some of America's truest heros!

How you all have a wonderful week!

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52 Project | Week 3- Sophie's Day Out https://www.erinelizabethphotographyky.com/blog/2013/1/52-project-week-3--sophies-day-out I took a lot of pictures this week and almost all of them are of my 3 (almost 4) year old. I had originally taken her out so I could simultaneously do a photo shoot to showcase a beautiful toddler infinity scarf my friend Megan over at KNOTS made for her and to scout a new location my husband told me about. Even though it was wet and raining, she was a good sport about it. I also may have bribed her.

toddler, infinity scarf, KNOTS, KNOTS.com

The bribe? Lunch out at a new restaurant (she is obsessed with going to NEW places) and ice cream. She wanted a burger and fries so I took her to SmashBurger and of course the ice cream had to be Orangeleaf! She wasn't thrilled I kept taking her picture while she was eating but too bad baby!

orange leaf, ice cream, smashmouth, burgers, fries

All in all we had a good day. Reminded me I need to take her out on more solo outings. She is so so so good with her baby sister some times I forget she needs her own mommy/Sophie time!

 

QUESTION: Is there is anything in particular you would like to see on this blog. I want to make it helpful so if you have ideas or suggestions please please please feel free to leave them in the comments!

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My Favorite Image | 2012 https://www.erinelizabethphotographyky.com/blog/2013/1/my-favorite-image-2012 UPDATE: This entry actually won SECOND PLACE in Rock the Shot's "Favorite Shot of 2012" contest! I am so so excited about it! There were over 650 submissions!

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I decided to take a leap and submit this beauty for Rock the Shot's January contest: Favorite Shot of 2012

This is my beautiful daughter, taken when she was around 8 months. I saw the idea on a blog and just loved it. I set her up, dunked her hand in water and then in the sprinkles and let her go to town. I have taken a lot of images I loved in 2012 but this one just stands out to me.

 

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(Erin Elizabeth Photography) Photography central kentucky photographer erin elizabeth photography kentucky lexington lexington ky photographer lexington photographer photographer photography https://www.erinelizabethphotographyky.com/blog/2013/1/my-favorite-image-2012 Wed, 16 Jan 2013 18:24:42 GMT
52 Project | Week 2 - A Few of My Favorite Things https://www.erinelizabethphotographyky.com/blog/2013/1/52-project-week-2 I was recently asked by a friend if there is anything I dislike shooting and I honestly can't think of anything I don't like but I do definitely have my favorites. My kids, of course, are at the top of my list. Particularly, I love shooting them while they sleep. Which in my house it is rare that I can get a sleeping shot. Neither are the type of kid to just fall asleep. My husband and I usually have to go through the whole dog and pony show for naps and bedtime. Even so, I love love love when I get a sleeping shot. They just look so sweet, innocent and vulnerable when they sleep. It reminds me, no matter what struggles we may have faced that day (coughcoughbabydoesntsleepcoughcough), they are still my sweet children. I also love how detailed these shots can be. From their perfect little eyelashes to the natural pout of their lips while they slumber.

My poor baby was sick and fell asleep on the couch. Like a good mom I snapped this one of her before she woke up.

 

One of my other favorites is the sky. I don't know why, exactly. Maybe it is the vastness of it. Maybe its the way the colors of the sunrise and sunsets weave together and blend so perfectly, like a masterfully crafted piece of work. Maybe it is the incredible texture of those billowing clouds and the way you could just reach out and touch them. Whatever it is, it calls to me to try to capture the great beauty of the sky. I have been known to pull over on the side of the road or in parking lots, sometimes walking a distance back to get the image I see in my head. I hope I never stop really seeing and appreciating the greatness and unique loveliness of the sky around us.

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Lastly, I love shooting my kids toys. I think it is because they are so colorful and that is so completely my taste. Plus they don't complain, I don't have to bribe them and they stay still for me! This is a favorite toy in our house right now!Snow White needed a few updated portraits to send to Prince Charming!

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(Erin Elizabeth Photography) 52 week erin elizabeth photography eyelashes kentucky lexington photographer photography project sleeping sunrise sunset https://www.erinelizabethphotographyky.com/blog/2013/1/52-project-week-2 Fri, 11 Jan 2013 01:06:45 GMT
Whew- This took a while! https://www.erinelizabethphotographyky.com/blog/2013/1/whew--this-took-a-while So I have had this site for over 6 months now. I finally let go of my anxiety about it being prefect and put it up on my Facebook page. I will be completely honest here and say I suck at blogging. I have started several over the last few years and I do well for a while and then I let it go and it sits with crickets and dust ball until one day a decide to revive it and then cycle continues.

I hope to do better here. I hope to try harder but I make no promises. After all I have 2 needy munchkins usually grabbing at my legs for attentions.... and cookies.

I thought I would start this blog with a personal show and tell. I absolutely love photography and I get a great sense of accomplishment when my final product is worthy of a canvased 16x20 hanging on your wall. I have learned A LOT over the course of the year. Some by research, others by trial and error.

Probably the biggest thing I have had to learn and one of the hardest to accept about photography is not every picture is going to a work of art. There are still going to be things like bad lighting, bad conditions and unappealing backgrounds. And you know what? That's ok! Learning to embrace those pictures for what they are(snapshots) and remembering they are just as important as the professional ones is a personal lesson for me and one I am glad I learned.

My personal goal for this year is to take more snapshot. And to be IN more snapshots. I don't just want my kids to have pictures of themselves. I want them to have pictures of me too.

So I have decided to do a personal 52 project. A picture or series of pictures each week. Completely personal, not always technically perfect but important none the less.

I encourage you to do the same!

 

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Welcome and excuse the mess! https://www.erinelizabethphotographyky.com/blog/2012/8/welcome-and-excuse-the-mess Thanks for visiting Erin Elizabeth Photography! Please excuse the lack of blog posts and bare with me while I get my site up and running!

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