Friday, October 22, 2010

I have a confession AND Fall Frenzy

So this blog has two parts: my confession and images from my Fall Frenzy mini-sessions.  :)

Part I: I have a confession; I'm addicted to pumpkins.  Fortunately this addiction is only short-lived....say from the months of October through December.  I desire, covet and am drawn to anything pumpkin.  Pumpkin ice-cream, pumpkin scones, pumpkin latte, pumpkin -n-cream cheese dip with graham sticks and ginger snaps, pumpkin pie, pumpkin pudding, pumpkin candles, pumpkin butter, pumpkin seeds, pumpkin...ok you get the point.  That spasm probably took you back to Forrest Gump (shrimp salad, shrimp....)  Right now my home smells like a huge pumpkin; thanks to my Yankee Candle.  :)  My mouth is also watering.  :) As soon as the orange, grooved orbs make their way to supermaket shelves my husband starts rolling his eyes because he knows every bakery or creamery we pass I'm BEGGING him to stop the car so I can satisfy my tastebuds.  He's probably also hoping his wife won't turn orange from all the pumpkin consumption. each their own. :)

Part II: Fall Frenzy!  Fall Frenzy was a pilot/test trial for seasonal mini-sessions.  I orgininally planned on having 3 30-minute sessions scheduled for two Sundays.  Well, 6sessions grew to 12 sessions...and probably would've had more if I had more time in my schedule!  I was completely bookup within 24 hours!  I was actually turning down business!  Many thanks to previous customers and NEW customers!!  For the record 6 were previous customers and 6 were new customers.  Here are a few images from the first two Sundays (one more Sunday to come).  ...and for those who are interested, I'm working on scheduling a Winter Holiday Session; ya know...for those Christmas cards everyone sends out.  :)  If you're interested in getting on my mailing list, please e-mail me at and let me know you would like to receive information about the Winter Holiday Session (and other Mitchell Photography promotions)

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Katie & Ryan: Versailles Wedding

Katie and Ryan come to me from another school far the majority of my customers are from the school system!  Go figure (I used to teach for those who didn't know).  Back in the spring I had the pleasure of shooting them for their engagement session.  While I was editing those images a song came over the radio (right, mp3 player, Pandora, itunes...I'm pretty old school) and it totally got me pumped to keep editing.  Well, just the fact they were awesome subjects and you could TOTALLY see the love between the two of them was enough to keep editing!!  Anyway, it was an 'Eye of the Tiger' moment, ya know?  The song was 'Undone' by FFH.  So fast forward to Saturday morning, Oct.2 to be precise.  I'm backing the car out of the driveway; on my way to their wedding...and WHAT is on the radio...UNDONE!!  All my nerves were put to ease; it was going to be an AWESOME day! 

Katie and Ryan were married at Versailles Baptist Church.  What was so special about this ceremony?  Her father was the minister who married them (I just got goose bumps and teared up again).  So keep that in mind as you browse through their images.  :)  Also, as you browse, see if you can find her 'something blue.'  Ok, enough's what you've been waiting for...