Kaitlin & Josh {Love}

My fiance’s and I friends visited from Texas about a month ago and while they were in town they wanted to make sure they booked a session with me to get some photos done. We have been wanting to take photos since they first got together a few years ago. So, finally the anticipated session with Josh and Kaitlin.

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6 {Months} and {Growing}

My niece turned 6 months in February and my sister and I set up a time to take some photos of her, since we were unable to take each month of her first year we thought we could just take photos of her every six months. We had a lot of fun with her, she is the cutest little girl on this planet and is just a ham, she worked it the entire shoot and was so good for the entire shoot.

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I’m an {Aunt}

After a long nine months my sister and brother in law were blessed with a little bundle of joy on August 12, 2012. After waiting int he waiting room for all hours of the day and night we were finally able to meet the little girl we had all been patiently been waiting to meet. I of course snapped a few photos of her within the first hour of her birth and then I snapped a few more the next day when we visited them in the hospital. A week after Jordan was born I also took her newborn photos. Below are all of the photos from her birth to her newborn photos. I love my little niece so much, you will be see so many more photos of her as she slowly grows.

 

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Here {She} Comes…

Back in June, yes June my mother and I threw my sister’s baby shower for the arrival of her first born, Jordan Noel Golston. This baby shower went into a lot of detail and took a few months to finally get everything set up. Of course being the photographer I am I had to photograph the entire baby shower. Below are some of the photos I snapped. If anyone has any questions about how we made anything of where we bought some items feel free to ask. I am more than welcome to answer.

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The {Niece} Is On Her Way!

Very soon I will become an Aunt for the first time. My sister, Nicole will be having her first child in July or August of this year. My family is so excited for this bundle of joy to arrive and begin a new generation to this family. So of course being the photographer of the family I took my sister’s maternity photos. Here is a look into the session and watch out for my little niece, Jordan’s newborn session very soon!!

My Love To {Taplin Photo}

While at Brooks Institute I have met some incredible people and some amazing artists/photographers. I will be graduating from Brooks in exactly a month and so it is that time for graduation announcements. I asked my dear friend and felloqw photographer, Emily {Taplin} Riley from Taplin Photo to take some shots of me for my graduation announcments. While deciding when to set up the session we decided to go with a time while my boyfriend, Andrew of three years was in town so we could get some photos together. It was such a great shoot and we were having so much fun we almost forgot to even take my graduation photos. Emily does an amazing job and her style is so amazing, it defines who she is not just as a business but as a person as well. I encourage everyone to go check out her work at www.taplinphotoblog.com. She is an incredible photographer and an even better friend. I am not someone who enjoys being in front of the camera but she makes it enjoyable. Thank you Emily! Here are some of my favorites from the shoot.

Graduation {Part Two}

It Happened!!

I had graduation on Saturday!

It was an amazing experience. I would like to share with you all what happened on friday, April, 20th. My school, Brooks Institute of Photography held a reception for all of the April 2012 graduates to showcase our photos in the April 2012 Graduate Gallery. We were able to place four photos in the gallery incase not a lot of people decided to hang some up. Since so many students decided to showcase their work, they were only able to hang two out of the four photos. I have placed all four of the images below for everyone to see. I decided to hang my nature photos because that is the reason for me to go to school to further my education. These are my photos.

Stay tuned for Graduation Day!

 

Social {Obsessed} Media

I am obsessed with social media! Everything! I am one of those people that people look at and roll their eyes because they think its ridiculous how much that person is addicted to Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest. I am literally on each one at least twice a day! I love to stay connected to people and stay updated. I love for my clients to know what I am doing and keep them updated with what is new with my business. Even if you’re not on these everyday do you like me to stay updated? What are your feelings on social media? I want everyone to stay connected to me and see what goes on not even in my business life but even my personal life.

I check Facebook about 20 – 50 times a day. You all probably just dropped your jaws! I did say I was obsessed, I like to make sure that if you all try to contact me, I can get back to you right away. I don’t like to leave you all waiting.

So… Are You A Fan On Facebook?

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I have recently created a Twitter. It can become quite addicting once you understand it and get going with it. I usually always tweet when something exciting is happening or if I post photos or a new post on here.

So… Do You Follow Me On Twitter?

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Today is a happy day! Instagram finally arrived onto Android phones!! The only thing I have been jealous about iPhones was that they got Instagram and now I finally can use it. It isn’t exactly like the iPhones but its still Instagram and I’m exciting to start using it to give you all sneak peeks of shoots and just take photos, thats what I love to do after all!

So… Do You Follow Me On Instagram?

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Pinterest! Probably most addicting!! I can spend hours lost on Pinterest It is so much fun and inspiring! There is so much available for everyone to see.

So… Are You Following Me On Pinterest?

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Last but not least, email, my Gmail account. This is where I contact everyone and where I like to have everyone contact me. If you contact me on Facebook, Twitter, Etc… I’ll ask you to email me.

So… Do You Have My Gmail?

BCHPhotography@gmail.com

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Stay connected with me and I’ll stay connected with you! I love updates! I told you, I’M OBSESSED!

Personal {Inspiration}

I hope you don’t mind but today, I’m going to get a little personal. I was given the task to make a post about who/what inspires me. Well, as most of you know not one thing can inspire you, multiple things can. So in this post I am going to list a few things about what truly inspire me.

I am obsessed with country music, and when I say obsessed I mean head over heels in love with country music. Some of you may roll your eyes and think I’m crazy that I love country. I love it so much I get lost in it and sometimes think I was born in the South on a farm and I’m a true redneck, but sadly I was born in sunny California. I don’t know exactly why but I just get lost in country music, it is like my alter ego.

Anyways, there is a point to this and its that one of my biggest inspirations is, Carrie Underwood. I know she is a celebrity and is an easy pick to say she is a inspiration of mine but she is. She has been since she arrived on American Idol. You could say I am her biggest fan. I know I say this all of the time but I truly am a lucky girl, my boyfriend bought me tickets to her concert a little over a year ago for third row seats, center! I went crazy! He knew I had always wanted to see her that close up, and my next step is to hopefully one day meet her. Even though I don’t know her personally I can just tell she is an amazing person to know. I admire her fighting for her goals in life. It seems to be the same fight I have in myself. Carrie’s music touches me. No matter where I am if I hear her music I will break out and start singing. I apologize to the people around me to have to hear me freak out and listen to me sing. Every song of hers is truly amazing and like I have already said I can just get lost in a song. Below is a photo of one of my dreams coming true.

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Well, like I said multiple things inspire me. Carrie is only a small inspiration to me. Where would I be without my family and friends? The answer is I would not be anywhere. My family is such a big inspiration to me. They give me the drive to push myself to become a better person, and to overcome every obstacle in my life. My family is literally everything to me. Below is a photo of part of my family at my sister’s wedding last August.

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Another inspiration of mine is my best friend Kayci and my boyfriend Andrew. They both have done so much for me. They push me everyday and I admire them both going after what they want in life no matter what. They both know what matters to them and they don’t question anything.

Kayci has been by my side for over eight years now. I know I can always count on her, she is the only friend of mine who has stuck by my side through middle school, high school, and college, and I can’t wait to see how much more we help each other through over the years. I know this girl will always be in my life, she is like a sister to me.

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Andrew has been a huge part of my life for almost three years now. I don’t know what I would do without him. He is my world and I KNOW I wouldn’t be where I am today without this man by my side. He is such a big inspiration to me! He may even be the biggest inspiration to me. For years I have been watching him try to become part of the Sheriffs Department. Even though we have ran into walls, I know one day his dream will come true. I respect that drive so much! Thank you for pushing so hard and making me do the same.

Now that I have shared what and who inspires me, I have a question for all of you…..

WHAT INSPIRES YOU?

Leave a comment below on what inspires you. I would love to know. If you enter in a comment you can be entered in a drawing to win 25% off your next photo session with me. At least ten people must comment below for a drawing to happen so make sure you share this blog post with everyone! Good luck!

Are You A Fan On Facebook?

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Do You Follow Me On Twitter?

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