September 30, 2008

Southern Lady [calligraphy]

I recently got a call from the editor at Southern Lady. A fabulous magazine packed full of all sorts of great stuff. They asked me to photograph a local artist for an article they were doing on Calligraphy. It was a fun stepping into someone else s world for a day and meeting Joyce Teta of The Calligraphy Centre. My mother always did Calligraphy as I grew up, I have her old set of pens. It really is an amazing art. One that I'd like to study if I could ever find more time!

They sent me a few tears from the things I photographed for them. Here they are;

September 29, 2008

SGP coming to ATL!

Due to an overwhelming response and feedback on a recent Atlanta session, I am excited to announce that I will be coming to visit October 19, 20, 21st!! There are limited sessions and they are filling up fast. Please contact me if interested!

[phone] 336.721.3005

Currently circulating around Atlanta:

[click on image to read details in a larger format]

September 28, 2008

defining [four]

I remember the first time I held him in my arms. His name is Kyler and he is my child.

In celebration of his recent 4th birthday and love for music.

September 25, 2008

love [sweet] love

Kristina suggested this beautiful home for the location of her and Eric's engagement session. An older home that has been in the family for 20+ years. Just as we were almost done, she suggested we go upstairs to see this nostalgic room of dried flowers. I was in heaven!!

Look forward to a beautiful May wedding!

September 21, 2008

baby [love]

Molly was one of my very first wedding clients, seven years ago [the film era]. Now here she is with her first child, 4 month old John Carter. All the way from Atlanta!

FUNNY! I always tell the moms to stay within arms reach in case they start to fall over.

defining {andrew}

September 18, 2008

Forsyth Pediatrics + SGP = a community project!

Forsyth Pediatrics has been apart of our lives since my son Jake was an infant, thirteen years now. I have amazing confidence and trust in our doctor, Dudley Bell.

You never really know how good your pediatrics office/doctors are until you really need them. A typical check up and vaccinations are one thing, but when you rush to their doors early in the morning, just before they open, with a 3 month old who you think is having trouble breathing and turning blue, you hope;

1. your not just crazy and over dramatic
2. they will act immediately and help you

That's just what they did. Every single staff member that morning was there for not only Brady, but me too. We sat there with oxygen and the comforts of the staff until the ambulance could get us to the hospital. It was 3 intense days followed by months of tests, breathing treatments, sleepless nights {watching him breathe}, and being in and out of the hospital. I am so grateful to say that today; now almost 3 years old, Brady is normal {well, as normal as a 3 year old can be}.

Besides that extreme emergency visit, a few other great things about Forsyth Pediatrics;
.when your child needs to be seen, they get you in.
.the nurses on call are wonderful. If you have medical concerns or questions they are there {can you tell I am a paranoid mom yet?}
.Dr. Bell explains things to me in a way I can understand and especially the kids! I'll never forget the time he explained to my son what was happening to his body. He used examples and metaphors he could understand.
.I NEVER, NEVER feel rushed, he'll sit there and talk about your child's health as long as you need to!
.And to top it all off...There is nothing cooler than a pediatric physicians that rolls into the room with Heely's on!!

All that a pediatrics should be!

It was because of my trust and experiences with Forsyth Pediatrics that gave me the security and idea to do this project. They do wonderful things in our community, as well as in Haiti. I strive to do the same as an individual and in my business.

There is now a display of my work hanging in the lobby at Forsyth Pediatrics. For every patient that books a session with me, an organization {chosen by doctors} will receive a portion of the proceeds from your print order.

If your a Forsyth Pediatric patient there is a little something there for you, ask one of the receptionist when you stop in again!

Amazing people can do amazing things together! That means you. me and Forsyth Pediatrics! We can all know that we are doing something wonderfully supportive for people in need... And you get awesome images of your family while doing it!

To read more, and see which organizations are benefiting from this project see the flyer below {click on image to enlarge};

BTW...for all you moms out there wondering what was wrong with Brady... He had RSV and whopping cough.

home away from home

Immediately she was a friend and as soon as I walked through the doors it felt just like home. Judy {The Yoga Gallery} and friends have worked hard to create a wonderful haven for yoga enthusiasts. I get so excited to see my home town grow and offer these type of things! I stopped by today to say hello, meet Amy {owner of Let it Be Yoga Boutique} and check out the new studio. Absolutely beautiful!

I love that The Yoga Gallery offers something for everyone! Yoga, Tai Chi, Meditation. Classes for anyone and all; prenatal, children, over 50. I look forward to hanging out on my lunch breaks once in awhile and taking advantage of all they have to offer!

If your interested in yoga/meditation for children you should definitely check out the classes they offer for your doodle bugs. Another option for starters is something I use with my children; a book called Baby Buddha. My kids love these activities!

I hope you'll stop by and see Judy, Amy and the rest of the people who are involved in making this such a great community resource for our bodies and minds. Have a fresh baked item and sit and chat or take a class. It's nice to know there is kindness out there, waiting for you to walk through the door.

The Yoga Gallery
633 N. Trade Street
Winston Salem NC 27101

newly renovated downstairs studio space

upstairs studio class where classes are also held.

Let It Be Yoga, a boutique

comfy little nook to sit in the boutique, WIFI avaliable.

adore the onesies for the babies!

September 16, 2008

art albums

Art albums are becoming a huge thing with weddings! I have a few samples...feel free to stop by anytime, hang out, have some coffee, take a look and chat! Here is a recent design from a wedding I shot with a colleague in Boone, NC. A blend of both our works, but a great sample of layout and content. Smaller albums are also available with family sessions. A great way to involve all your images in a beautiful, high quality book and keepsake.

Click here to see this sample.

defining {nature}

Dewey's does weddings!

For all you brides out there, Dewey's is now doing wedding cakes! They are amazing! I recently had an opportunity to work with them and do a commercial shoot of all their fancy wedding cakes and bookoos of cake squares! They have a cake square for every occasion!! (My kids were excited when I got to bring home all the extra cake squares I photographed!)

If you are interesting in consulting with the cake designer, her name is Katy. {email} {phone}336.748.0230. They have a beautiful boutique specialized for brides where you can visit, consult, see samples and taste the flavors.

Here is the piece they designed from my work:

{click on image for a larger sample...or just stop by Dewey's!}

Free Gift!

The next person to book a session with me will receive this complimentary 5x5 2009 calendar. Personalized with images from your session. New Clients Only! A $150 value. Offer expires 9/25/08.

Christmas Card designs for 2008 coming soon. Look for announcements on mini holiday sessions. Call now to schedule your holiday sessions for Christmas cards and gifts. Limited spaces left and fill fast.

Etsy finds

In case you havent discovered Etsy's a yummy place to find unique treasures. Who would of thought...a cover for your camera strap?? LOVE IT!

sally gupton photography. copyright 2008.