Saturday, March 17, 2012

What is "Family Photography"?

So, what exactly is “Family Photography”?  Many of you hear that phrase and immediately envision a mom and a dad, together with a couple of small children in a stiff, unnatural pose with an old, outdated backdrop behind them.  Fortunately, that’s not the kind of photography we offer at Joyful Noise! 

To us, Family Photography is more than just the entire family together for a few photos.  Joyful Noise Family Photography is about capturing your families’ most memorable moments – whether that’s altogether as a family, or individually, or in the form of Senior Portraits for your son or daughter, or with the family pet (whom we all know is your favorite child, if for no other reason than the simple fact that it doesn’t talk back to you.)  Maybe it’s an engagement session for you and your husband-to-be or bridal portraits to be displayed at your wedding.  Perhaps it’s portraits of the newest member of your growing family, just weeks after being born.  It could be a celebration of your grandmother’s life & legacy in the form of 4 generations of ladies together for a long needed photo shoot.  Family photography at Joyful Noise is customized to suit your needs!  If your son is a member of a local band, or if you daughter is an aspiring model; if you want to have some more photos of your grandfather before you no longer can; if you want to celebrate your child’s graduation, or if you want to celebrate the birth of your first (or last) child - Joyful Noise Family Photography is for you.  No matter the occasion, if you are a part of a family, then Joyful Noise Photography can help you capture your life in photos. 

Before contacting me, I would ask that you take a look at my work to ensure that you like my style of photography.  If you don’t like my style, please know that you are less likely to enjoy the photos I take of you and your family.  If you truly want to love your photos, I would encourage you to look for a photographer whose style more closely matches yours. 

On the other hand, if you truly like my photography, please contact me to set up a consultation! We can customize your photography package to suit your needs!  We offer a wide-range of photography services at affordable rates, as well as photo products – prints, gallery wraps, photo albums, collages, and more!

Friday, March 9, 2012

Edits & Others

I have finally finished lightly editing all the beautiful pictures from last Saturday's Boudoir Day! I have gotten them all uploaded to each ladies respective proofing gallery, and I now get to sit down and relax while I wait for the ladies to pick which 10 photos they would like to purchase! I do not envy them, though! All of their photos came out so wonderfully, it is going to be very difficult for them to pick just 10 images! Which is why I offer additional images for just $5 each! 

Plus, I offer professional quality prints, photo books, cards, calendars, gallery wraps, and even framed prints! This way, the ladies don't have to take their images to walmart to print them, and have everyone and their dog look over their shoulder to see them!  This way, their images are kept private, just for that special someone, and they get professional quality prints, versus the wal-mart version of professional prints. 

So, while I wait for each lady to choose her photos, I am going to put together an Easter special, and maybe do a few FREE PHOTO SHOOTS!  I'm also going to put together some marketing materials and get a bit more organized! I might even do some spring cleaning!

Be sure to contact me for your next set of Family Photo's or to get some great pics of the kids (or grandkids)!  Remember, I'll come to you!

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Boudoir Day 3/3/12

Boudoir Day 2012 was a massive SUCCESS!!! I photographed 8 lovely ladies today, and had a complete blast while doing it!! This has to be one of the most satisfying photo shoots I have ever had the pleasure to take part in!

I have about 800 photos to go through and edit before posting them to a private gallery for each participant, so, needless to say, I have my work cut out for me.  But honestly, I am looking forward to editing these pictures and making them into pieces of art!

Many people have asked if I plan on doing another shoot like this, and the answer is: YES!  The next shoot, however, will not boast the same low price as this one did, but it will still have a lower price than most boudoir photographers in the area.  As soon as I have enough people interested in this type of Boudoir Day photo shoot, I will set a date and begin scheduling ladies for participation!  So, if you're interested, you NEED to contact me ASAP!  You can email me (, call or text (830-305-2115), or message me on Facebook (

Boudoir Photo's are not the only thing I shoot, either! I can photograph just about anything - Families, Kids, Babies, Bands, Seniors, Couples, Bridal Portraits, Weddings, and More!  If you're looking for an affordable, yet reliable photographer, look no further! I would love to sit down with you for a consultation to put some ideas together to suit your photography needs!  Please feel free to contact me at your convenience to schedule your free consultation!