Meet Ciera | Atlanta Lifestyle Photographer

I get so very nervous when I “shoot” my closest friends, so needless to say I was sweating bullets when it was time to get a few updated shots of Ciera for her new and upcoming website/blog. It’s just that they’ve supported and believed in my work since the verrrry beginning. They encouraged me to make this business work for me during times when I’ve doubted my ability and talent. They sometimes have more faith in what I’m capable of than I do, so I feel this immense pressure to make their vision come to life when the ball is in my court. Ciera has been there since before Farrahn E. Photography, listening to my stories and encouraging me. Now, her own business has taken off full speed ahead. She’s got an amazing cleaning company, Karma Clean. Their attention to detail and use of natural products is unmatched. I’d mentioned being a little stressed and overwhelmed to Ciera, so they sprayed lemon grass essential oil on our linen, and it really did make a huge difference. What cleaning company takes those measures?! I was blown away by the job well done. I’ve also been using natural household cleaning products, detergent, soaps, and scrubs that Ciera and her mom MAKE. My skin is super sensitive, and their products have been awesome for me! The buck doesn’t stop their for Ci – she is also one of the best mothers I know and a mentor to other young girls. I can’t speak highly enough of the positive spirit that is Ci. I can’t wait to see her business and blog take off. She’s such a beautiful person on the outside AND the inside. I’ve always known she was destined for greatness…

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All About Cruz | Atlanta Family Photography

All week my students have been reminding me that we are in the final days of “Summer 16″. It was a busy one, and it zooooooomed by – as all summers do when you’re a teacher! Before it is long gone, I want to make sure that a few of my summer shoots make it to my little corner of the web. First up is Nicole, Richard, and their amazingly awesome and beautiful baby boy, Cruz. I’ve been waiting on Nicole to book a family shoot since she announced her pregnancy. Hehe! I’m not joking about this! I just knew she’d come with some type of cool coordination, and I knew they’d be naturals in front of the camera. I gave them a little direction, but all in all…I simply captured their family interacting with one another. I don’t think the things that they did and said were much different than what I’d catch on their snapchat feed, and I have to say I LOVE shoots like that! I literally teared up during the shoot when Cruz got sleepy and Richard starting singing the sweetest song to him while Nicole tried rocking him. When I think of photographers that I want to someday photograph my own family…I LOVE photographers that capture natural smiles in natural light with genuine laughs/smiles, and sweet snuggles. If that’s the type of photography sessions you’re into – I might be the photographer for you, and I think you’ll enjoy this shoot because that’s the essence of this one!;)

 

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Graduation Shoot | Atlanta Photographer

I’m like a month (or two) late on this post, but this is certainly a blog worth sharing – late or not! My beautiful little cousin (always my little cousin even if you’re absolutely grown now – HA!) graduated this year, and of course I shot her graduation pictures. I laughed throughout the entire shoot because her baby girl is SOOOOOMETHING ELSE!

I am beyond proud of how hard she worked to get her degree! I feel like it was a struggle for me, and she did it with a little one! As cliche as it might sound…the sky is the limit. Continue to set a positive example for your baby girl and knock out those goals! We’ve done a horrible job at spending as much time together as we should, but I see you and again – I’m so very, very proud of you! Love you! XO.

Take a look at a few of my faves!

This is my FAAAVE! In fact, I might print and frame this one for my place.;)

Thanks for looking! Peace&Love.

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July 15, 2016 - 10:48 pm

Zendasabrina Polk - Gorgeous pictures cousins!! Congratulations as well!

July 15, 2016 - 4:00 pm

Kiandra Burns - U did such a great job o n their shoot love u cuz

Meet Baby H Newborn Session

I had the pleasure of meeting The H Family and shooting their newborn session a couple of weeks ago. They were such a pleasure to work with from start to finish, and it helps that they look AH-MAZING on camera.  Their baby girl was a dream in all of her newness. She slept throughout most of her session, and actually cried a bit when we took her OFF of the bean bag because we’d finished. That NEVER happens! Here are a few of my favorites from their session.They’re a party of FOUR now!;)LOOOOOVE it when grandparents are around for “picture day”!The sweetest details.

Thanks for looking!

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Vanderpool Maternity Shoot

I was pretty excited to hear that The Vanderpool crew is expecting a new addition, and I can’t hide that I was ECSTATIC when Cheryl asked me to shoot their maternity pictures. Since working with their family back in 2013,  I have enjoyed watching their family blossom via FB! It is always an honor and a blessing to be able to “grow” with families. I’ve probably said that here before, but I truly mean it. Anyhow – Enjoy the pictures below!;)

Thanks for looking! XO.

 

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April 13, 2016 - 6:43 pm

Lakesha Holloway - You are a beautiful momma Cheryl!!!

April 13, 2016 - 3:20 am

Lucy Brooks - beautiful family and pictures