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    Feb 27, 2011

    I love when I get to see the little newborns I photograph grow up!  The last time I saw Braxton, he was just barely 2 weeks old!  He is now 9 months old, but he's still as cute as ever!  :)


    He had done a complete 180 from when he was a newborn.  When I photographed him at 2 weeks old, he didn't sleep AT ALL!  He was so interested in my camera and what I was doing there.  But this day, he could care less!  Even when my camera was right in his face and mommy and I were acting silly.  He spent a good chunk of his time playing with these rocks  :)

    He also has the longest eyelashes I've ever seen!  A-D-O-R-A-B-L-E

    I just love this one of Braxton and his mommy! ♥

    And last (but certainly NOT least!),  he made the funniest face I've ever seen!  ha ha

    Dulcii Elizabeth

    Feb 20, 2011

    Do you remember this gorgeous momma-to-be?


    Meet her gorgeous bundle of joy, Dulcii  :)

    Isn't she just an angel?  I loved getting to hold her and rock her to sleep  :)

    And she was the smiliest baby I have ever seen!  Almost every pose I had her in, she'd let out a little smile  :)  I think she likes me!!

    I love it when the babies come out with a lot of hair!  It's so cute  :)

    Check out this ADORABLE owl hat from Ashley Morgan (Oopsie Loopsie crochet & design)!  Isn't it to die for?  I've already ordered a couple of hats for my daughter and I'm going back for more! :)

    I've seen some other photographers do this shot, and I've really wanted to try it!  Mine didn't turn out quite as good as theirs, but I like it!  (and hey!  it was my first try! lol)

    Here's a little announcement I put together for her  :)



    Welcome to the world Dulcii!  You are loved so much by many and they've only just met you  :)

    Katie, I hope you enjoy these pictures as much as I had taking them!  :)

    {Feature Friday!}

    Feb 18, 2011

    Meghan Rickard Photography


    I am Meghan Rickard, of Meghan Rickard Photography (http://www.meghanrickardphotography.com/) and adored by meghan, my newborn site (http://www.adoredbymeghan.com/) I work in Southeastern Washington, specifically Kennewick where I have my studio. I am, however, totally open to traveling, like say Hawaii..... =) And become a fan! http://www.facebook.com/meghanrickardphotography

    1. Tell us a little bit about YOU.
    I am a Mother, Daughter, Sister, Aunt, Photographer. I am a member of a crazy household including a Mom, a Dad, a Brother (Derik, 4) and a Sister (Madalynn, 2.5). We also have our three 'fur-babies': crabby cats Bella & Mavis, and our newest member, 12 week old german shepard mix Winston.


    2. How did you get into photography?

    I have been interested in the 'arts' since way back when. Photography, drawing, painting, writing, architecture, cooking, etc. Finally found the passion for photography after I had my first baby, and found that there was no truer statement than 'It goes by so fast...' I really began down the path of doing it for others after I had my Daughter, short of two years later.

    I had a customer, when I was working at the Penney's portrait studio, who had come in for a session with her family, including her new baby boy. The next time I saw her, when she came in to pick up the photos from her session, her baby had since passed away from SIDS. There are no feelings really to know that I may have taken those last photos of her sweet baby boy.


    3. Are you doing photography as a business or a hobby?
    I sure hope I'm doing it for business! =) There are other parts I do see as more of hobby though, like landscaping and macros and whatnot. I would like to put more time in the 'hobby' part of my 'business'. And I actually see photographing my kids as more of a 'hobby' as well.


    4. What is your favorite subject to photograph? Why?

    No question: NEWBORNS. Seriously, your baby will never, ever, ever, EVER be this little again. Ever! I love capturing the moments, as they literally change every single day. In fact, I would love to photograph them every day for a week or two. And let's get to the point, having babies who aren't really 'babies' any more gives me some serious baby fever, so I'm thankful to spend a couple hours with these sweet little things, but then give them back to the parents.


    5. Who is your inspiration? Do you have any favorite photographers?

    I do have plenty of photographers who are an inspiration to me. I find inspiration from photographers who have a style similar to mine, as well as those who have a totally different style than me. Some of my faves: Kerianne Brown http://www.keriannebrown.com/blog/, Laura Brett (love her newborn work) http://www.laurabrettphotography.com/blog/, Shannon Dodd http://www.shannondodd.com/blog/, and Rachel Vanoven http://www.rachelvanoven.com/blog/. And really, I could go on and on. Thank goodness for Flickr :)


    6. What tips/advice do you have about photography and running your own business?

    Photography: learn your gear. I am still learning to use my big strobe light, so I try not to use it unless it's unavoidable.

    Business: network. There are so many great photographers out there who know what it's like to be where you're at, whether you're just starting out or you've been in business for awhile. If you need help, there are those out there who love to help! Make friends with those people!


    7. Tell us a strange or interesting fact about you.

    Ehhh, I can probably still put my feet behind my head. Weirdo, I know. Maybe that's why I can curl up those newborns so well....... ;o)



    We Have a Winner!

    Feb 15, 2011

    First, I just want to say thanks again so much to all of my fans!!  I wouldn't be where I am right now if it wasn't for you guys!  :)

    Now, the winner of the bubblegum flower headband is....








    comment #1! Treena!  (wow, that like never happens!! ha ha)


    Congratulations, Treena!  E-mail me at amberlynsky@yahoo.com to claim your prize!  :)

    WAIT there's more!!

    The winner for the Sweet Art Designs marketing kit did not claim it!  SO, Bianka has so genorously offered it to another winner as well as a discount for 2 more winners!!  How awesome is that?!

    So, without further ado, the new winner of the marketing kit is
    comment #2!  Kristin Laudick Photography!!

    In second place, and the winner of 50% off anything in Bianka's shop, is
    comment #7!  Amb!! 

    In third place, and the proud new owner of 30% off anything in Bianka's shop, is
    comment #4!  Regina!! 

    Thanks for participating ladies!!  You have 2 days to claim your prizes!  Please e-mail me at amberlynsky@yahoo.com   :)

    Sneaky Peeks!

    Feb 12, 2011

    Full posts to come soon!  I promise!

    For now, enjoy these sneak peeks  :)

    (finally got use my new chair I've been DYING to use!)

    {Feature Friday!}

    Jess Moore

    Southside Virgina

    1.  Tell us a little bit about YOU.

    I am first a mother and wife, been married for 6 years to my wonderful husband and we have a very active and beautiful 3 year old named Olivia. I also work full time and I am a senior at Liberty University in the Bachelor's program for Psychology :) I've been called superwoman!


    2.  How did you get into photography?

    I have always loved photography, since I was only 14 and my mom and dad bought me a Nikon N40 film camera. I let it go for awhile and just got back into the digital photography world about 8 months ago.


    3.  Are you doing photography as a business or a hobby?

    I do photography as a side business and hobby.

    4.  What is your favorite subject to photograph?  Why?

    My favorite subject would have to be children, from newborn to toddler. I love to photograph their innocent personalities and beauty.


    5.  Who is your inspiration?  Do you have any favorite photographers?

    All other photographers inspire me as I love to see the uniqueness that we each show in our photographs. Talking Bird Photography, ForbiddenHeart Photography, and AM photography are some of my favorites!!! (you guys are awesome!)


    6.  What tips/advice do you have about photography and running your own business?

    The main tip that I would offer would be to learn you camera before you learn anything else. And always remember that there is ALWAYS something new to learn with photography so never stop opening doors and using your imagination!!!


    7.  Tell us a strange or interesting fact about you.

    I photograph others constantly, and I also model as well. It's wonderful being able to enjoy both sides of the camera :D

    Check her out on Facebook!

    Noah {sneak peek}

    Feb 10, 2011

    This is Noah.


    Doesn't get much cuter than that!!  :)

    More coming soon.

    Thank You, Thank You, Thank You!

    Feb 8, 2011

    I really do have the best fans in the world!!

    I'm proud to announce that I have reached 2,400 fans on Facebook!  You have no idea how amazing that feels!!  :)

    I've decided to do a giveaway for 100 fans I get (from headbands to photo shoots).

    Today, I'm offering my Bubblegum Flower headband to one lucky winner!!  The flower is secured to a white toddler sized headband.

    Bubblegum Flower - toddler

    Bubblegum Flower - toddler

    How can YOU win this adorable little headband?

    Visit my photography fan page and "like" it (and leave some love!!)
    Then come back here and leave a comment letting me know!  It's that easy!!

    Want another entry?  Visit Fauset Photography on Facebook, 'like' her page, and vote for my little girl by 'liking' her photo!  Then come back here and let me know you've done it!

    AND if she wins, I'll be giving away a free session with a $50 print credit!!  Tell your friends!  :)

    Winner!! (and a newborn!)

    Feb 6, 2011

    Thank you to all who entered in the Sweet Art Designs Giveaway and 'liked' her page!  :)

    Now, the moment you've all been waiting for.

    The winner of their very own marketing kit by Sweet Art Designs is.....








    Congratulations, Victoria!!  You have 2 days to contact Bianka at bestellung@sweetmelodyphotography.de to claim your prize!  :)

    Good luck choosing between the 3 fabulous designs!!!  You will love whichever one you choose  ;)

    And, because I can't leave you all without a picture, here's one from my newborn session this morning!  :)

    {Feature Friday!}

    Feb 5, 2011

    Dielha Ellis

    Tiny Nest Photography

    New Jersey

    1.  Tell us a little bit about YOU.

     I am from Brazil and have been in the US for 5 years now! I love this country and its culture! I fell in love with photography over a year ago.  I wish I had found photography a little bit earlier.

    2.  How did you get into photography?

    I always liked being photographed and photographing things. A year ago I got myself a nicer camera and wanted to photograph everything. I have being teaching myself through online courses , books and lots of practice! Now I can say I am addicted to it and I love it so much!


    3.  Are you doing photography as a business or a hobby?

    It all started as a hobby, and just recently I decided to start my business


    4.  What is your favorite subject to photograph?  Why?

    Babies.  I like challenges, its not easy to photograph babies, but its so worth it!


    5.  Who is your inspiration?  Do you have any favorite photographers?

    Jasmine Star, Anne Geddes and AM Photography. (I didn't even tell her to say that!! lol)


    6.  What tips/advice do you have about photography and running your own business?

    I think the key to success is being patient, working hard and getting better at it!


    7.  Tell us a strange or interesting fact about you.

    I never finish my glass of water :) Always throw something out!