February, the month of hearts, brings with it the feeling of LOVE! It is like a virus, a good one though; one that you welcome into your body allowing it to completely take over your mind, your body, your heart and soul. But before you catch it, tell me something, ‘Is love a fancy or a feeling?” Hartley Coleridge who wrote that opening passage in Sonnet VII had an opinion about it but I want to know what you think. Whichever it is for you, you cannot deny its power. February always has us under Cupid’s influence as we find ourselves floating on Cloud Nine, thinking dreamy thoughts about love and romance that give us no particular yet every reason to smile coupled with loud satisfied sighs. Don’t you just love this feeling? I certainly do and that is why I look forward to hearing who Cupid, the accomplisher archer strikes next. Each and every February he draws from his quiver more arrows than any other month during the year. I love the stories of how countless people welcome the impact of his arrow to their targeted hearts letting love IN. I say WOOT WOOT to Cupid and to all of you; Welcome it! Embrace it! Live it because my friends L-O-V-E is in the AIR! But that is not the only thing in the air this month. Photography by Chanda will also be sharing the space as we charter the friendly skies to travel to the wide open beautiful spaces of Pennsylvania to see some more of our amazing clients. We are looking forward to seeing all their bright and shining faces!
On the ticket of things to do are family, newborn, and child sessions. As you all know, I love to capture my little sprouts as they grow. And this month, I’m going to see one precious lil girl named Arden who is turning one. Happy Birthday Arden! I’m also trying out some new stuff. While pink and red are generally love’s colors of choice for February, I’m hoping to change up the color palette and document in some white stuff too; so excited to see the results! What else is on the calendar this month? Well, love brings out the beauty in all of us and that means I get to document a lot of gorgeous women for their special loved ones… those lucky few men are in for a real Valentine’s treat!!! You have got to love how being in love makes us look and feel. It’s a beautiful sight! Speaking of love’s…. Here are some random pics of Paxton 1st birthday Party from this last weekend… thanks to Brandy for capturing this special day…
The love bug is not the only thing that has bitten me; it seems the New Year Resolution bug took a chunk out as well. My trainer is relentless in his pursuits to make sure my resolution stays intact as he is intent on ensuring ice cream and sweets are permanently retired from my diet which is making me not so happy. Thank goodness for Cupid this month as I’m not feeling the love from Dr. Bagwell. LOL! So I’m looking to all of you to help keep me on track. It seems that Dawn, another one of the amazing women at Photography by Chanda, roped me into this so called fitness/wellness challenge. This is the FIRST time I’ve ever doing something like this so I’m asking you all to support me, support us in our effort. Here are a few particulars you’ll need to know.
Our team name – Victorious Secret. Our plan – Get back to pre-bebe state. Your job – Click on this link, join and support us. http://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=370330109649736&id=633840264#!/groups/180286048694568/?notif_t=group_activity. But it doesn’t end there. We also need you to vote for us. What’s in it for you, you ask? Great question! My response is that no good deed goes unrewarded because if you vote for us, you will have a chance to win a Free Child Session with Photography by Chanda. Yup, you read that correctly, I wrote FREE. And keep in mind that this is the first time I’ve offered something free, well besides my charity and non-profit stuff of course, so don’t miss out! Follow the link above to my crazy hair bows and show your support! and if you sign up for our monthly newsletter on the home page that gives you extra points!!!! And yes from above that was our last sweet cake for 4 weeks………………….eeeek!!! Please and thank you by the way
Before I close out this note reminding you to accept Cupid’s arrow this month, I also want to let you know that I just got asked to document Crave’s amazing pictures. I can’t even begin to tell you how excited I am for this opportunity because as you all know I love, love, love sweets and treats. But these are no ordinary treats; they are undeniable selections of the absolutely gorgeous treats that literally whisper an invitation to taste them promising you they taste as good as they look. I cannot even imagine the level of actual deliciousness they provide. But sadly with the fitness/well challenge underway, I cannot accept their invitation…YET! But friends, family and dearest clients…when the fitness challenge is over…IT’S GAME ON because then I’m not only accepting Crave’s sweets invitation, but rsvp’ing for me and all of you as well.
Below Will be sweet Highlights all thru out the month… so always check back for more laughs…! lol as this month will sure give you those… as from the above pics…lol
NEWBORN PHOTOGRAPHER CHARLOTTE, NC
Can you say simpely vintage gorgeous… this is miss Lilly… just days old… She is in her grandma’s vintage stroller… she acutally got this stroller for Miss Lilly’s brother and sister… Lucy and Lucky!!! the furry siblings…yet, i feel in love and mind went crazy… shot at her grandma’s house… so truly a lot of fun incoorporating all the sentimental things at a special locale!!! nothing like Grandma’s!!! as my boys would say!!! just beautiful!!
FASHION/ MODEL PHOTOGRAPHER CORNELIUS, NC
I know a lil different than my artistic style…. yet, when you need to capture for producers, agencies…. I have to pretty boring… yet, there is nothing boring about this gorgeous new face… watch out for this girl… Miss G…. she has the sparkle in her eye…. and the heart of gold…. I cannot wait to see her capture her dreams in the modeling world… !!! love me…
EVENT PHOTOGRAPHER HUNTERSVILLE, NC
Take a stroll back… to “old time rock-n-roll” like these beautiful kids…at Barnette Elementary … at their FEB Concert… Brandy and I had a ball dancing, singing, and capturing this event for CMS… note. Parents… Barnette will have all the pics… what a great night…and of course proud parent! love me:)
NEWBORN PHOTOGRAPHER CHARLOTTE, NC
Look at this 4lb sweet lil miracle… born 6 weeks early… Miss NORA GREY…. can you say SWEETNESS? yes…. i just love these pics… and i could not decide b/w or color… so threw them both up here… she is wrapped only by her mother’s things…. just like above she is wrapped with her parents hands… truly joyful… and what an amazing lil baby girl…. one beautiful day! love me:)
CHILD PHOTOGRAPHER HUNTERSVILLE, NC “BY BRANDY”
Brandy just shot these brothers a couple days ago… she is very close with these lil boys as she is great friends with their momma… adorable as you can tell!!!!!
PERSONAL PHOTOGRAPHY BY CHANDA…
SHOT BY BRANDY…. AND OF COURSE DAWN AND I HAVE LOADS TO WORK ON…………………….SO COME OUT TO FB… AND VOTE FOR US AND FOLLOW US ON OUR JOURNEY!!! CLICK HERE http://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=370330109649736&id=633840264#!/groups/180286048694568/?notif_t=group_activity
BABY PHOTOGRAPHER CHARLOTTE, NC
Happy Birthday ARDEN GRACE!!!! Cannot believe you are 1….. crazy how i was documenting your sweet lil peanut self… just a year ago…. and look at you know… Your first of life… such a joy to be around and so calm… and always had the beauty from the start….. yet, what an amazing day i had playing and capturing this milestone in your life…. From heart day…. to your tea party with your friends you love and the tea set that your grandma hand made… to the dollies of your grandmother.. and to your grandfather’s chair with his ties made into a pillow and his sheets of music…. priceless… simply priceless….. and u know how hard it was not to have a taste of her cake?????????????????? omg… yet, i had control..yipeeee for me… !!! love me:)
CHILD PHOTOGRAPHER HUNTERSVILLE, NC PERSONAL SHOT BY BRANDY
MUAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!LOVE XOXOXO FROM BRANDY…. FROM HER LIL ONES… CAROLINE AND CONNOR…:) LOVE!
BABY PHOTOGRAPHER HUNTERSVILLE, NC PERSONAL… MY PAX
YOU WANT SOME CHOCOLATE??????????
MAN, I DO…. THE ONLY SWEET THANG LEFT IN THE FRIDGE!!! I KNOW CALL ME SILLY…I FIND INSPIRATION ANYWHERE … HAPPY HEART DAY FROM PAX AND THE REST OF THE POPE CREW!!!
That’s all for now! Be strong, be well, and most importantly LOVE!
Love me with love in the air!!!