Thursday Tout! ~ Artful Expressions

Michelle Silveri has had a paint brush in her hand since she was a child.  Maybe that is why she is so talented at helping others have fun with art.  About eight years ago, she turned her artistic passion into a business, Artful Expressions.  Last year, at the request of

Ode to Sunflowers

After holding many fun sunflower mini-sessions this summer, I knew I needed to blog about them.  From the first sessions in June to the “Round 2” sessions of July, I was fortunate to meet many new families and enjoy the company of people I have photographed before as well.  I

Watch Me Grow ~ Baby’s First Year Portrait Plan

I just love creating unique baby portraits with hats, baskets, bowls and other unique props.  I have stocked up and have several to choose from for your baby’s session… owls, bears, soft flowers, etc.  I also have a variety of soft, simple backdrops that highlight the tenderness of newborns. Contact

Cute & Curly!

I met this little guy several months ago and he charmed me right away.  So you know I was excited to have the opportunity to photograph him again!  This time we headed out to a natural setting to capture his baby curls one more time.  He is one ball of

Pretty in Pink

Miss E is turning one and I can’t wait to celebrate with her!  Of course she will be having a perfect pink party so she needed pictures to fit the theme.  I can’t show you all the surprises to come but here is a sneak peek of this precious angel’s

Celebrating America With Small Town Style

My family and I spent the week of the Fourth of July on beautiful Lake Gaston in Halifax County, North Carolina.  The lake itself is a wonderful place to beat the heat, have fun, and take beautiful pictures.  We did all three of those things, but a highlight was celebrating

Miss B & Coco

Recently I had the awesome privilege of photographing this adorable little girl for her birthday celebration.  Because of her current interest in riding and showing horses, she will be having an equestrian-themed party.  The horse pictured with her, Coco, is truly a remarkable animal! With his trainer Brittany by his

Shelter of a Family

Beach sessions are unpredictable so it is always good to have a backup plan.  This family traveled down for the beach session weekend which turned out to be one of the windiest days ever!  Luckily Fort Macon provided wonderful backdrops and protection from the elements.  And we did get some

The Wall and All

So your session went like a dream and now your proof gallery is full of amazing choices.  The problem?  You just can’t decide.  How big should the canvas be?  How will these pictures look grouped together?  Will it look as good in a frame on a shelf or over my

Special Effects ~ Fast as Lightning!

My style as a photographer is fairly traditional.  I love pictures that look crisp and vibrant, but represent the moment.  However, sometimes playing with special effects is fun, too.  If you only have you portrait made once per year or per five years, this might not be a great idea.