Saturday, September 30, 2006

Alaynah Evonne

Kellie and I are busy today preparing for our trip to Cades Cove tomorrow; but I managed to pull away long enough to visit some friends across the state line in Georgia - Barry, Kristen, & Alaynah - my most recent Baby Steps enrollees. The last time I was at Barry and Kristen's home was for their wedding a few years ago. Now they've been blessed with a beautiful little bundle of joy!
Alaynah is one month old; and we captured some great shots during our visit. I look forward to photographing Alaynah throughout the coming year! Look for all of the images captured today to become available soon on my website, or you can click on the image to the left and download the slideshow from here.
As I mentioned, tomorrow is when we're leaving for our annual trip to Cades Cove, nestled in the majestic Great Smokey Mountains. The weather should be nice all week long; and I'm looking forward to some R&R as well as shooting some great portraits while we're there. If anyone else out there is interested in having their portraits made next week, look me up in the campground!

Monday, September 18, 2006

The Cardin Family

Saturday, Kellie and I had the privilege of photographing members of the Cardin Family at their family reunion, held annually at Tims Ford State Park, near Winchester, Tennessee. I've know members of the Cardin Family for years and felt right at home amongst them. We had a great time and enjoyed the weather and beautiful scenery at the park! Check out their proofs on the website soon!


Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Nothin' Much

Not much going on this week, though I did get my new computer today via UPS! It's faster, smarter, and sleeker, than my old one! It's also much more expensive. It's one of the few ways that I'm enhancing my business as I move towards opening a studio and expanding a little. Business really has picked up a lot lately; and for that I am thankful. Saturday, I'm going to Timms Ford State Park near Winchester, Tennessee, where I'll be photographing the Cardin Family reunion. The Cardin's are a great bunch of people; and I'm looking forward to spending some time capturing some memories for them!

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Photo Restoration: Before & After!

Moral of this story: keep your priceless portraits away from children!! Ha, ha! This portrait of my mother and her older brother, Dean, was all but ruined by apparent sibling rivalry. "Oh, yeah! Draw big ears on me? I'll draw tusks on you!" My mother was so ashamed of this portait that she asked me not to show the "before"; but to be able to truly appreciate the "after", I'm afraid you'll have to see the before! After several hours of artwork, I was able to bring this photo into fairly presentable condition. How about your cherished old family photos? Have any with bad rips or wrinkles? Call or write to me about my Restoration services, now available at Byrd Photography!!


A New Look

Thank-you, Susie with BlueBird Blogs, for the great new customized look of my Blog! Be sure to go out and check Susie's gallery to see samples of the great custom design work she has done for others!

And for everyone's information, the precious little angel in my header photo is my youngest daughter, Makayla!


Saturday, September 02, 2006

Baby Gillian Reese

Today, Kellie and I had the opportunity to photograph Miss Gillian Reese, who made her debut to the world a little over a week ago. We had a great time visiting with Gillian's Mommy and Daddy, who happen to be long-time friends of ours, Kim & Ross. Gillian is my first baby to start the "Baby Steps" program with Byrd Photography; and we couldn't have started with a more beautiful little girl! The session, held in Kim & Ross' beautiful new home in New Market, Alabama, turned out great; and I left with the strange feeling that Ross might be some kind of sports fan or something. Thanks Ross & Kim for sharing this special time in Gillian's life with Byrd Photography; and thanks Gillian, for being such a good little model! Gillian's proofs are now available to view on the website.


Friday, September 01, 2006

Fall Is On Its Way!!

Can you feel the change in the air? It's cooling down (a little); and I am so excited about that!! It's September 1st already; and it's a great time to start thinking about having your family photographed in a beautiful outdoor location. If any of you will be in the Smokies between October 1 and 5, you should think about coming to Cades Cove, where I will be photographing families in this beautiful Fall setting! But for those of you who want to hang around more locally, there's dozens of places around here where we can go to capture some beautiful life moments!! Give us a call or send me an email now to discuss your personalized photography needs!