Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Oh, Happy Fall!

I might be a bit biased as this is my own little boy.  However, this is one of my absolute favorite images that I have ever taken of a little one.

Captures his essence, doesn't it?

Oh, Happy Fall!

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Mothers and Daughters

What a special relationship ... just thought I'd share a few sweet photographs of mothers and their daughters.

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Elberson Family Session

I kicked off the last 3 months of my "Portfolio Season" this morning with a lovely family session.  I was so excited to photograph the Elberson's ... especially because of their daughter's beautiful red hair!  All three kiddos were excellent models, and big brother even showed me some of his photography skills as well!

Here's a sneak peek of today's session:

Contact me today to book your 2013 Family Session!

Thursday, September 20, 2012

New Arrivals

Favorite Things Photography extends a huge "Thank You!" to

Victoria Rodriguez

for the box of beautiful handmade hats that arrived in the mail today.

These hats will look wonderful in newborn photos as well as in photographs of older infants!

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Are you or someone you know expecting a baby in 2013?

Now is the perfect time to schedule a Newborn Session for your upcoming due date (the actual session date is flexible and will take place in the first two weeks of life).

Newborn Sessions are limited, and spaces fill up fast.

Contact me today for session and pricing information and to schedule yours for 2013!

Sunday, September 16, 2012


It is with great excitement and nervous anticipation that I announce that Favorite Things Photography is fully booked for the complimentary 2012 "Portfolio" season.

We are now accepting appointments for 2013!!!

Beginning in January 2013, FTP will be an "official" photography studio serving Winchester Virginia and the surrounding areas of the Shenandoah Valley.

Please contact me for session details and 2013 pricing information.

I look forward to capturing your precious memories in the New Year!

“We do not remember days; we remember moments.”
-       Cesare Pavese

* a special thank you to those who have helped me build my professional portfolio *

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Friday, September 14, 2012

Behind The Lens

The trouble with being a photographer is that you're always the one behind the lens.  You're taking the pictures but never in them.  Usually, that is fine by me!  But, every business woman needs a good head shot, right?

Doubtful but determined, I snapped my portrait lens onto my Canon ... and captured my very best "arms length" shot of myself.

Crude technique?

A bit.

However, I was pleased with the final result ... especially if you have seen my hilarious attempts at taking it.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Ugly Little Tree

My mom and I are always joking about the ugly little tree in our front yard.  It is a homely little thing ... tis true.  However, it does have a tendency to produce nice photographs on occasion.

Last Spring, it played host to a robin's nest and eventually to her hatchlings.

And this Fall, it's hosting these beautifully textured little berries.

Always a silver lining!

Always Improving

I'm always looking for way to improve the "look" of Favorite Things Photography.  So, if you visit my professional website at:

You'll notice that I've given it a small facelift.

Nothing major ... just making things a little cleaner ... and perhaps a bit more bold.

Now, that's something to smile about.

Contact me today to book your session!

Sunday, September 2, 2012

My Boys' Session

For months now, I've been telling myself that "I really need to snap some quality pictures of my boys." The truth is ... setting up my home studio takes time and effort ... and that's easier done when it's for a specific client.  However, this afternoon I decided to take advantage of having no real plans ... and snap a few photographs of my boys.

My 2 year old, Jackson, was less than cooperative.  Therefore, there are only a few pictures of him interspersed between those of my baby, Oliver.  Little Oliver turned 4 months old today.  It was nice to practice a bit on my boys and to get a few quality images as well.  I hope you like them.

Here's a sneak peek.

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Saturday, September 1, 2012

Hi Friends!

Favorite Things Photography just "went live" on ... Facebook!

Be sure to visit our new Facebook page and "like" us.  Spread the word so that we can grow, grow, grow.

As always, much love and thanks to all!