Photography by Chanda just like March’s weather is already ‘in like a lion’ having returned from a whirlwind trip in Philly where we photographed so many clients over the course of a few days. It was truly a great trip filled with bright smiles, amusing moments, oodles of giggles, heartwarming memories and oh yes, let’s not forget the icing on this delicious cake of photographic excitement which is the tons and tons of support I received there. I want to take a moment to thank my clients who put up with me, taking me to the gym, letting me use their kitchens, dealing with my unwavering dedication, all in an effort to ensure I stayed on course as I was in the middle of my fitness challenge routine while in Philly. Thank you for that!
March is synonymous with many great feelings and words but one in particular stands out above the rest and that one word is LUCK! And boy do I feel lucky to have the MOST AMAZING CLIENTS…IN…THE…WORLD. I express that in all caps with the boldest attention to emphasize that I really and truly feel that way. This month in particular I find myself counting the number of four leaf clovers in my bouquet and what I realize is that there are so many of them. And each one stands for one of you, my clients; my friends; my family. I feel that you’re all my pot of sparkling, fabulous, glorious gold sitting at the end of a supremely colorful rainbow. One that spans the sky from east to west and appears in bright bold, awe-inspiring colors that steals your breath and replenishes it in the same moment. And that rainbow provides not only gold but miracles as well. For those of you who have followed my news over the past few years, you’ll recognize the name Stella. Lil Ms. Stella is going to be a big sister to Graham a little miracle baby who is coming into this world very soon. I get goose bumps every time I think of this story as it inspires me and many others as it was featured in People’s Magazine.
The excitment of becoming a family of four!!!
In fact my well of inspiration continues to overflow as I’m excited to announce that our annual charity event also takes place at the end of this month. This year the event is being held in an amazing location that is complemented with unique style, accented with amazing treasures and tasteful old things that are laying the perfect backdrop to what’ll be a fun-filled evening. Thanks to Bob for all of your help and hard work! We are going to have a blast!!!
Let’s see, what else is going on this month? In the true spirit of March with lions and lambs, there are a lot of little spring baby lambs on the way and we cannot wait to catch our first glimpse of these beauties! As we wait for their arrival, I’ll tell you that March is also abounding with other celebratory events that will have us here at Photography by Chanda very very busy! Congratulations are in order across the board for so many of my clients and we’re excited to be a part of capturing these events.
Before I close this note, I wanted to mention the winner of the free child session for voting for Team Victorious Secret in the fitness challenge, which is….drum roll please…… Amanda Killion! Thanks Amanda, we sincerely appreciated the support. While we didn’t come in first place, we did in fact get third, which is not too shabby. Although we were bummed that we didn’t win the challenge, we won in the long run as we learned some great new ways to take care of ourselves. It was a GREAT experience!
Dawn and I….. lol week 4!!! being silly what we do best of course!
Jessica you will be seeing me soon!!!! LUCKY ME!!!
I’m off to DC with my sidekick Pierce to see one of my sisters soon. I’ll talk to you on the social networks between shooting and here next month for sure! Until then take care good care of yourselves.
Highlights this month already… of course always check back every week for more yummy stuff! and this is just some of things we shot this month……
NEWBORN CHILDREN PHOTOGRAPHER CHARLOTTE, NC
“HAPPY EASTER”!!! From Stella…or should i say super Stella… “what she calls herself… from above with her super hero cap…any breast feeding mother would appreciate this…look closely…lol Another miracle Biblis child…. if you scroll down you can see his hospital pics… where he was hours old…here a week old… crazy difference…. well of course his sister is extremly excited as you see…. always have a blast at this household…i think i tore apart their entire house… oops… i did try to put it back thou… muah……..
CHILD PHOTOGRAPHER HUNTERSVILLE, NC
Our winner of the fb vote for Dawn and I for our fitness challenge went to this lil girl named Jessica… she just loves water…so why not take advantage of our 80 degree weather in march…right? so we did… she just did not want to leave… this lil girl…is soooo intelligent…she can remember what i wore last i swore!!! yet, she was amazed by the water she did not notice i forgot my bows…. me left the house without my bows and feathers……. what a treat to hang and give away something..:) i love to give!
BABY PHOTOGRAPHER CHARLOTTE, NC BY BRANDY
Brandy had the special date with this 6 month cutie Ben… at his home… He loves music and when especially when his daddy plays… he is just one calm and happy kid…as you see he loves the kitchen floor!!! Another Fab shoot shot by Brandy…
CHILD/FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHER HUNTERSVILLE, NC
Izzy just turned One…. and she came to spend some time with her Grandpa… at his pad… her father is with the army fighting for us…:( What a lil dare devil she is…not afraid of anything like her daddy…and her momma above…well you can see where her looks come from… simply stunning…. just another fab day behind the lens… to capture these for her father… that is heartwarming…isn’t… gives me goosebumps… love me:)
NEWBORN PHOTOGRAPHER HUNTERSVILLE, NC
Just days old… Miss K “sleeping beauty” here… along with her proud sister Khole, Mommy, and Daddy… Can you say Gorgeous… she was just the perfect baby model… i could not stop shooting…and so hard to only pic a couple to place up here…. her parents are amazing and let me do whatever i wanted to do… which i get really excited… well of course keeping with their style that they wanted for their walls of course…:) Cannot wait to see her grow… since her sister is amazing I am not going to expect anything less from this sleeping beauty!!! love me:)
PET PHOTOGRAPHER HUNTERSVILLE, NC
Meet Mac…. A white dog.. well until he takes a dive in a good old mud puddle after playing with his friends on the farm…lol Mac is just like a kid… seeing what he can get into and try of course even trying to drive a tractor… that is what a day on the farm is for Mac….. then he take a shower and brushes his teeth… to get hime all white and clean again… for another day!!! lol
HOSPITAL NEWBORN PHOTOGRAHER CHARLOTTE, NC
And well here HE IS… GRAHAM… THE FAMILY I WAS TALKING ABOUT ABOVE…IS HERE… MIRACLE…IF YOU DO NOT BELIEVE IN THEM…YOU WILL AFTER THIS STORY…TRULY… HIS SISTER WAS THE TALK OF PEOPLE MAGAZINE A COUPLE YEARS AGO…. IF YOU REMEMBER OUR DEAR STELLA KATE… WELL HERE IS HER BRO… CAN YOU SAY PINCH ME…. SO BLESSED AND SO TOUCHED THAT I HAVE GROWN WITH THIS FAMILY AND NOT JUST CLIENTS ANYMORE YET, FRIENDS…THAT IS PRICELESS… THESE ARE RELATIONSHIPS THAT I TELL ANYONE THAT I TEACH YOU CANNOT PUT A PRICE ON…TRULY I JUST LOVE WHAT I DO…AND MORE SO I FEEL SO TOUCHED TO BE SURROUNDED NOT ONLY WITH OUR CLIENTS…YET, FRIENDS… PRETTY NEAT HUH! EVERY COMPANY SHOULD BE LIKE THAT… EVERY CLIENT SHOULD BE A FRIEND…:) LOVE ME…”O” THAT WAS A NOVEL…” HOPEFULLY, THAT MADE SENSE FLUENT IN CHANDA… LOL
PHOTOGRAPHY BY CHANDA CATALOG JEWERLY -CUSTOM
We designed this piece for one award winning lady… Named Kittie Watson president of Innolect.inc Designed this for her around her hobby of watercolors so the pic in the charm is hers… I have always been inspired by her bc she is soo heart warming and everytime i have documented her she has had red heart earrings on… so there you go… wanted to go with something she did not own.. mixed metals diffferent sizes and lengths…to be ecletic with a vintage handmade feel…bc i feel this what she puts into everything she does that she touches… she makes fortune 500 companies into fab biz’s…bc she has touched them… handmade them into what they need to be with heart… of course… this week she is recieving an award…and she deserves it… Go Kittie… with love…. and of course my jewerly maker Stones to Bones was the maker behind this piece… Amazing.. love me:)
TRAVEL FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHER PHILLY, PA
LOOK at this family grow…… I have been documented Sofia since she was a lil bebe…. even captured their wedding… what a true pleasure to be apart of this family… touches me more than you know…I feel like a VIP…. lol Truly hard to only pic a couple of pics to show… especially when i have not even uploaded them all….. omg…!!!
TRAVEL FAMILY/MATERNITY PHOTOGRAPHER PHILLY, PA
Ford is kissing his lil bro that will be named Lucas… growing inside momma’s belly…. just simply the weather was working in our favor again this day…. since some days were not so nice outside…lol… even thou i wish it was snowing…. lol Stay tuned I will be back up to shoot Lucas this Summer!!! Another growing fab family… that i just love to pieces…. Juli “momma” and Ty…had a christmas themed wedding…so they might look familiar!!! lol
TRAVEL FAMILY/MULTIPLE PHOTOGRAPHER PHILLY, PA
Double the fun for sure… do you remember these boys when i shot them at only 5 days old… look at them now…. Sammy is the comical one while Frankie is the observer and huggable monster…. very hard to tell these guys apart… I might only got their names right a hand full of times… yet, they did not care… phew!!!! lol I am sure that will change fast!!! just amazing to spend so much time with these lil rascals… miss them already!!!
TRAVEL FAMILY/NEWBORN PHOTOGRAPHER PHILLY, PA
LIVI….is here…. just days old…perfect timing she came right on schedule… she will be a sweetheart for sure…hence her birthday was on valentine’s day…. she was even fighting a cold while i was there… truly… she is a trooper…. a lil angel she sure is…. Welcome home Livi… cannot wait to see you grow… love me:)
TRAVEL CHILDREN PHOTOGRAHER PHILLY, PA
Spring is almost here….
Luck is in the air this month…
or maybe digging for luck…. lol
Grandma’s lil devil’s
Class of 2032… lol training a tad early here…. Grandma’s pride and joys here…. oooo can u say FUN!!!! Grandpa is a doctor….so you know must be passed down…hopefully to at least one! lol