Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Mini Sessions are here! | Paducah, KY photographer

It's that time of year! Have you had any recent family photos made? I'm offering mini sessions now through December of this year. You can choose between two options which I've described below.

Who is this session for?
These mini sessions are great for families (immediate family only, please), couples, or just the kids if you prefer. These sessions are not for seniors or newborns.

What does the session include?
Each session is 20 minutes long and includes 10 digital images from your session. I will choose the best images, edit them, and place them in an online gallery from which you will have 2 weeks to download them.

If you choose the $65 option, you will receive 25 custom-designed Christmas photo cards. The option without the photo cards is $55.
I have designed several cards to choose from and each one may be customized. Here's one of my favorites:

Where will the mini session take place?
I have a few locations chosen in Paducah and will work with you to choose the one that will best fit the photos you want.

Okay, I want to book a mini session.
Great! Choose a couple dates that would work for you then shoot me an email and we'll get started!

Friday, September 26, 2014

Friday Five

Friday Five | II

It's Friiiidaaaaay! Here are five things I've either seen around the web or have been loving lately.
*disclaimer-I chose these things myself and have not been paid to say any of this. All opinions are my own.* :)

1. I got this dress a few weeks ago on a shopping trip from Forever 21 and I may or may not have worn it three times in a two week span. Sadly, it's sold out online, but you can find a few similar pieces herehere, and here.

2. I like to switch up how I do my makeup now and then and have been admiring nude eye shadows lately. I really like the colors in this palette.

3. I picked up this Covergirl lipstick on a whim during a run to the store. The bright medium pink color is lovely and I may have bought it partly because it's called "Fairytale".

4. Yes, this is a camera strap. But it's a very pretty camera strap.

5. Here is a fun video in case you need something to make you smile. The Kid Snippets videos are some of my favorite youtube picks. (If you want to watch some others, "Wedding Jitters and "Proposal" are hilarious).

Enjoy your weekend!

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Little Miss A | 3rd birthday portraits

"Though she be but little, she is fierce".

I photographed this little cutie earlier this year for her third birthday portraits. At the start of our session, she was quite shy 
and unsure about posing, but by the end of our shoot she wanted me to take her picture while she jumped rope and played basketball. :)

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Wednesday Rambles

Hello peeps! I thought I'd share a few snaps from my instagram (@emimarg) today as I didn't have a post ready to go and Wednesday are my busy days. The weather around here has finally turned cool and fall-like and I am thoroughly enjoying it (mostly because I can step outside and not start sweating instantly).

This morning I took some photos for an upcoming post that involved me actually being in front of the camera for a change. Let me tell you, standing around in your backyard with a camera on a tripod is a weird feeling. I know a lot of bloggers do it regularly, but I'm not over the feeling that one of my neighbors could step outside at any moment and see me attempting to pose casually in front of a large camera on a stick. But maybe that's just me. I don't think I'm going to become a fashion blogger anytime soon.

Anyway, have you ever noticed that you can have an idea of how you think you look, but when you see a photo of yourself it's not quite what you pictured? As I was editing the pictures from this morning I noticed my hair looked so much darker and reddish than I thought it was. And it's gone kinda ombre on me (sidenote: spellcheck is insisting that "ombre" should be "sombrero". What???)

So now I'm thinking maybe I should dye it but after having a not so great history with hair dye I'm not too sure about it (and yes, I've rambled about changing my hair before). But if I could do anything color-wise, and it would actually look good on me with my coloring, I would do something like this pin or this one or this one.

So there you have it; the profound things I've been thinking about today. What's on your mind today?

Monday, September 15, 2014

What's Up | re-brand, re-focus

[photo from a weekend trip to the smokey mountains this past summer]

I can't believe this blog is over a year old now. 

I started it in April 2013 as a way to share my photography, but I didn't really put that much thought into having a plan. Whenever I would sit down to write a post, I wasn't sure exactly where to go with it. I needed to create a plan because I that's how I work. No plan = no direction = no progress. So, over the past month or so, I've been working to 
re-brand and define my blog's focus. I created a pinterest branding board here if you'd like to see.

While I love looking at great photography, I feel a blog needs more than just pretty pictures to keep me coming back. I felt that's what my blog needed, so I've created my own guidelines for this blog.

My focus is photography and lifestyle. What does lifestyle entail? Well, by definition, it could be anything and everything about how you live your life.  
But that's a rather broad area, so here's the breakdown of my topics:

  • Photography - sessions I shoot, my just-for-fun personal work, places I travel to, tutorials/ informative posts, and photography products I love.
  • Lifestyle-
    • Personal- life updates/thoughts/my rambles.
    • Food- this overlaps with photography, as I have a love affair with food photography (yep, that's completely normal).
    • Style- I photograph people and people wear clothes and do their hair, so... yeah.
    • Books and music- I'm always looking for good books and music, so I'd thought I'd share some of my favorites and new discoveries occasionally.
So, that's what's going to be going on around here. If any of you, dear readers, have an idea for a post you'd like to see that's related to the above, shoot me an email or comment below!

EMILY MARGARET | photography + lifestyle. All rights reserved. © Maira Gall.