Saturday, November 21, 2009

Scott Family - Sneak Peek

I had a great time doing a session with the Scott family on Friday night and wanted to share just a few shots while waiting on all the photos to be ready for posting. They are such an adorable family and I had a blast with them. Here are a few shots to hold you over, Jen!





















































Saturday, November 14, 2009

Sneak Peek - Plummer family

I had the opportunity to do a session with a beautiful, young family this afternoon. They made my job easy and we had a great time. Mommy and Daddy are madly in love with baby Cam and it shows in their photos. I couldn't wait to check out the pics so I started on them as soon as I made it home from the session. I just wanted to post a few unedited shots up to hold them over until all the photos are ready to post on the website. I hope you enjoy these shots as much as I did!!

















Monday, October 26, 2009

Two updates in one day? Seriously? I'm on fire!

Saturday afternoon, for the second shoot of the day, I was able to meet my cousin and his great wife for a session. I was initially pretty bummed with the weather and lighting, but it turned out to be a beautiful evening. I told them I'd have the pics up by the end of next weekend, but I wanted to put just a couple shots up for them today. Hope it helps with the waiting, Steph!
















Wonderful friends!

Alright, well, I had the amazing privilege of photographing one of my favorite families this past Saturday. For anyone that keeps up with the blog, you will be familiar with the Cary family. I have written about baby Ridge and his fight with MLT. The Cary's are still with Ridge at the hospital Ridge's mommy decided it was time for some pictures. I wanted to post just a few shots today, but will have the rest of the shots up on my website by this weekend: www.chriscopelandphotography.com



























































Saturday, August 29, 2009

Engagement pictures - Kyle and Cindel

This morning I had the opportunity to do my first engagement photo shoot. We met up out in the country at a friend's home and had a blast doing the shoot. This is my first attempt at engagement photos, so it might be a little rough, however; improvement will come with practice! Here are just a few of the shots we got today and I'll post more of them later.








Monday, August 17, 2009

Portfolio

It seems as if the past two weeks have been so busy with so many things that trump the blog on my priority list. Our friends have been dealing with a seriously rough season of life and that has been where the majority of our time and energy has been dedicated lately. I thought that I might just leave the photography and the blog alone for a bit, feeling as if I just wasn't able to justify it during these tough times, however; I feel like this season of life has just reiterated the importance of capturing all the memories possible through photographs. Being able to look at a photograph of ourselves or our children smiling seems to help us through the tough times a little bit.

I have two sittings scheduled that will allow me to add some depth to my pending portfolio and gain that much more experience. Photography is so much more involved than I would have ever guessed before beginning my adventure. I have much to learn, but am finding that feeding a passion is much more enjoyable than learning something just because we have to do it.

Some important information that I failed to mention in my initial post: While I enjoy taking photographs of all nature has to offer, my focus will be on the following as I attempt to grow my business: children, families, sports, Sr. photos and engagement photos. At this juncture, I much prefer capturing the subject in natural light while "being themselves". I think there is a definite place for rigid poses, but I'm just not in "that place" at this time. Please help me spread the word as I travel this road.

Just a few of my recent photos:




Friday, August 7, 2009

Yesterday: A good day

Yesterday was quite the "up and down" day, albeit not necessarily in that order. Alisha posted yesterday morning that Ridge was having issues with low respiration and heart rate throughout the previous night and requested prayers for this. Aside from the aforementioned worries, Alisha wrote about her and Brandon's faith and how it would not be shaken by this. I knew, from previous difficult seasons, that these two are amazing people; however, I found a new tier of respect for them yesterday. As a parent, I know how easy it would be have a very different attitude than what the Cary's are exhibiting at this time. What an example they are for the rest of us.

Yesterday afternoon Alisha posted again at http://crazydaycary.blogspot.com/ and, as you can read there, explains that even though Ridge hadn't had a transfusion, his platelet count and hemoglobin counts were on the rise!! That is such a blessing because of where his levels have been hovering for the last week and a half.

Brandon and Alisha seem to have been given a peace about the situation and have stated that they "can feel the prayers". I can tell you that there are a tremendous amount of people lifting this family up in prayer at this time. Ridge's story has spread like "wildfire" and people are wanting to help in any way they can. This tells me two things: First, it speaks to the fact that Brandon and Alisha(and their families) have touched many lives over the years. Second, it shows that regardless of how things look at times, people are still in the business of caring about more than themselves. Many have been touched by the Cary's story and now many are hoping to be a blessing back to the Cary's.

As I hear of massive amounts of blood and platelets being donated in Ridge's name, emergency blood drives being scheduled in his name, financial assistance being gathered to help the family, prayers going out from all over the state and the country...I am simply touched beyond description. To see loved ones hurting, knowing there is nothing you can do to make it "better", is an amazingly helpless feeling that I know we've all experienced. To know that those loved ones are being reached out to by the masses is incredibly touching to say the least. Thank you to everyone that has offered good thoughts, prayers, support, blood, etc...to our great friends. It means the world to me, so I can't fathom what it means to the parents of this precious baby boy.

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