Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Riding on the River

Last week, I had the opportunity to spend some time with a senior and her family on the river...I had an awesome time!

Her dad had all these different places picked out and he had ideas of just what he wanted! I love it when parents get involved in these kids lives....it is great! Now don't get me wrong...sometimes parents try to help and it is more of a hindrance but in this case...it was awesome! He had ideas, the mom had ideas, the senior had ideas and I had ideas and they all worked hand in hand.

The images that you see is the session that I am talking about! The video of this session is at www.youtube.com/edgarsstudio

I strongly encourage our customers to have some input...there is something new and fun that I am trying with my seniors, unsure as to how it would go but for the most part....it's been great. Every time the camera flashes, they do something different, jump, spin, laugh, tilt...whatever....here is the result!

I hope this blog gives you some new ideas.....how bout sharing some of yours!

Friday, June 6, 2008

Senior Session

Finally, the session that I have been waiting for! On Wednesday, I took a local senior out to her parents property and we had a ball. We climbed on tractors, pivots, tree house, but my favorite was the woods!
Her dad graciously set up a formal dining table and setting in the middle of the woods and I mean in the middle of the woods! Well, as you can see in the images, it was great!
The images you see do not have all retouching completed yet but as you can see......I had a blast!
I can safely say that my favorite sessions are those where I get to go where the seniors are , most comfortable...usually their hangouts (river, woods, farm, garden, house, grandparents) you know wherever the subject blends the best.
Well, I can say that I love this time of year and I look forward to photographing all of the seniors at Appling County High School this year!

What's Clickin',
Melanie Burney

PS I did get spider bit doing this session and it was poisonous but, I have a antibiotic and the doctor says it is nothing to be worried about......was it worth it? O yea and I would do it again!

Where is your favorite place and why......?

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

New Baby Panel

Well, today has been a very interesting day to say the least. It started out great.....Senior Session for 8 showed up early and I captured some really great shots....then I had a 10 Week Old Session and well....you see the image it was great also. I am trying a new Baby Panel and this is it..so far it is loved!

Right after my 10 week session, I got a call from Evans County to go and photograph a baby that had passed away. Well so much for my good day....! Well, it is not so bad...you see I am a Photographer for NILMDTS (Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep) and we offer this service free of charge to anyone who looses a baby. They receive all of their images on CD for printing, a DVD with music and a slide show all at no charge. It is a really great program and they are in need of more photographers....for more info go to www.nilmdts.org

Before I went to Evans County I had to photograph a newborn session and a Dance Session with three dance costumes...then off to the hospital I went.

I finished my session at hospital and arrived back at stusio in time to proof some of the mornings work as well as have one last senior session.....

As you can see the day has been busy and well, I am tired until next time, remember......

Life is a Journey....Without Portraits, how will you remember?

What's Clickin',
Melanie Burney