Not your skinny no fat latte kinda photographer!

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I am a down to earth kinda gal with a camera! I love to shoot anything and everyone, not something you can typically say about your job. I am from a small beach town near Jacksonville, Florida, and wouldn't have had it any other way. The beach is my second home--my retreat and inspiration. I have been called charismatic yet laid back---its a wonderful blend! My style includes bold colors, and fresh black and whites--classic meets contemporary with a twist of that beach lifestyle~

Friday, August 14, 2009

Holiday Session Dates, Yorktown Family Photographer

Erin Colleen is pleased to announce her 2009 Holiday Mini Session details! Many of you have been asking when I will be offering holiday minis to help prepare you for a busy holiday season. Having your holiday images done sooner rather than later ensures you will have your images and holiday items back on time and ready to go into the mail before the rush! Spaces are limited so please book early. In the case of multiple requests, a waiting list will be created in case of cancellations. If needed, additional dates will be added.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Rain! Rain! GO AWAY!!!

Thats what the Patel family was saying as we approached our session this afternoon!! As we parked the cars and got out, we had our umbrellas in hand and looked at each other questioning whether we thought it was a good idea to do it. After much deliberation the younger men (Ghavin and Ghaelin) decided they didn't care and they wanted to go ahead today and get-r-done! Sasha on the other hand.....not so much! Well 2 against 1 always wins so off we went!

I think the eldest Patel male had some initial hesitation to having a photo shoot, but he was soon chuckling at my jokes and seemed to be having a good time! It was so great of them to brave the rain, bugs, humidity, and jellyfish on the beach to have our session.

We did end up cutting it a bit short but will be heading out again to finish up our session once the rainy weather settles down. For now though, I had a great time photographing an amazingly gorgeous family. I can't wait to take them out again!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

The Noble Family, Newport News Family Photographer

Yesterday I got to meet two of the most handsome men under 4 feet tall I have ever met---Jordan and Ryan! Joanna contacted me about family pictures earlier this summer and despite the ever present heat, we managed a great session! Thing One and Thing Two as they are nicknamed did not disappoint me either! Not only did they show off some of their best smiles, they showed some of their funniest faces as well! I got muscles, crossed eyes, tongues out, you name it! This family was so easy going, I can see why mom loves them so much! We popped over to a couple of different locations, all of which provided gorgeous back drops and generous landscapes for our shots. I am very happy I was given the opportunity to work with them! Now my biggest problem is going to be deciding between color or black and white because these kids look great in both!