Monday, July 25, 2011

~Katie & Danny, Engagement~

I recently had the pleasure of shooting engagement photos for Katie & Danny.  I'll also be shooting their wedding this October.

Katie & Danny were real troopers, getting up early and driving almost an hour to start our session at 7am!  I think the timing worked out great...we had beautiful light, and we also beat the heat!

Below are a few favorites that came out of our session...enjoy!

the beautiful couple : katie & danny

on the paint creek


going for a little stroll


i just love the light in this one


i love me some long grass and wildflowers :-)

a top favorite!

Thanks Katie & Danny for getting up at the crack of dawn and making the drive out to Rochester!  I had a great time at our shoot and can't wait for your Big Day!

Monday, July 18, 2011

~Chasing Violets~

I recently discovered a line of custom clothing for babies and kids called Chasing Violets.  As most of you know, I have a daughter named Violet, so the name alone was enough to peak my interest!

Not only are the onesies, tees and dresses super adorable, they are designed and handmade by a local mom right here in Rochester, MI.  Amy (the creator of Chasing Violets) happens to have a 14 month old daughter named…you guessed it…Violet!

As I was looking through the Chasing Violets collection online, I was blown away at how unique and creative all the designs were. I loved the color combinations, the patterns and the textures.  Upon seeing the clothes in person, I found that the attention to detail and craftsmanship is wonderful as well!  As an added bonus, the clothes photograph amazingly!  The colors and patterns really pop.

Amy & I thought it would be fun to have our own Violets model a few of the gorgeous dresses….and they both rocked the camera! It almost seemed as if they were VERY familiar with having their picture taken. :)

I cannot speak highly enough about Chasing Violets. Often times, clients ask me for suggestions on how to dress their baby/child for a photo session. If you want something truly unique, look no further than Chasing Violets!

Below are a few of the images that came out of our session.  Be sure to scroll all the way through to read how you can get a discount on a Chasing Violets outfit of your own!

First up, Amy's Violet!  Wearing the "Phoebe" apron dress.

Wearing the reversible "Kate" dress.

Here's the "Kate" dress again, showing the reverse pattern on the left.

And here is my Violet!  Wearing the "Scarlett" on the left and the "Samara" on the right.

The "Brielle" twirl dress.  I love the full skirt on this one!

Boys need options too!  Amy creates some unique and adorable onesies and tees.

Personalized initial onesie.

The construction and attention to detail is really amazing on all of Amy's pieces.

The fabric, color and texture is amazing as well!

I even love the labels!

Here is Violet wearing the "Scarlett"(left) and the "Bella"(right).

Side 2 of the "Scarlett" reversible dress.  Have I mentioned how much I LOVE her fabric choices?

The "Phoebe" reversible dress.  One side has an adorable apron, and the other side has gorgeous frilly trim.

I have to mention that the above/right photo captured a proud mama moment.  Violet was standing all by herself!!  She's done this before very briefly, but never long enough for me to take a picture.   I think we were both a little surprised!  I was so glad I had my camera handy.

The "Arianna."

Chasing Violets  :)

For more information on Amy's beautiful designs, check out the Chasing Violets website here.  Amy is graciously offering a 10% discount to Scarletta Images fans!! Simply “like” both of our pages on Facebook and contact Amy to place your order!  Just mention the Scarletta Images discount.  Check out the Chasing Violets page for a similar discount from me.  :)

Here are links to both of our Facebook pages:

Chasing Violets on Facebook
Scarletta Images on  Facebook

As always, thanks for stopping by!!

Monday, July 11, 2011

New Product ~ Frames!

I have been searching for a line of frames to offer to my clients, and I finally found one that I am absolutely in LOVE with!  The company, called The Organic Bloom, was created just over a year ago in May of 2010.  The owners, a husband & wife team, say the company started as a creative experiment that took off!  Today they serve photographers across the U.S., Canada and Australia. How cool is that??

Organic Bloom frames come in a variety of 16 gorgeous styles.  Each frame is custom-made by hand, painted and distressed, and arrives ready to hang with mounting hardware.  They also offer simple metal easels for displaying the frames on a tabletop.  There are over 50 (yes FIFTY!) beautiful color choices, so you can really customize the look to match your decor.  Go classic with Black, Espresso or White.  Or, get creative with colors such as Tomato Red or Yellow Apple.

As their name implies, The Organic Bloom respects our planet, so they use wood harvested only from sustainable forests.   Gorgeous style and earth-friendly at the same time...I love that!

The Organic Bloom only offers their products through professional photographers, and I am honored to be one of them.  Contact me if you would like more details!  

Thursday, July 7, 2011

~Ruth & Chris, Wedding~

Here in Michigan, you never know what kind of weather you are going to get for an outdoor wedding in May.  Ruth & Chris were married on May 21st, and the weather could not have been more gorgeous.  It actually felt like the middle of summer!  The ceremony and festivities took place at Camp Wathana in Holly, Michigan.  The wooded surroundings and rustic charm made it a beautiful setting for their special day.  I'm excited to share some of my favorite images, below (I had a hard time narrowing it down, so there are a lot!).  Enjoy!      

Chris and the guys.

The handsome groom.

The boys!

The girls!

The beautiful bride, Ruth!

Looking radiant.

I just love little ones in tuxes!

The preferred mode of transportation at Camp Wathana.

I loved how each of the girls wore their own unique color.

Ceremony time!  Ruth & her mom get ready to walk down the aisle.

It was a beautiful ceremony.

Exchanging the rings.

It's official!

Just married!

The bridal party.

Some of the beautiful details.

Reception time.

The food went perfectly with the rustic theme and was absolutely delicious!!!

Mr. & Mrs.

Congratulations to the beautiful couple, Ruth & Chris!  

Also, a big thank you to Emily Hutson who invited me to shoot this wedding with her.  Check out some of her photos here.