Family Portrait Month is Beginning Soon!
September 22nd, 2016

photographers in gainesvilleIt’s that time again!  Last year, during the month of October, we raised over $1500 for the Child Advocacy Center.  We’d like to think we’ll surpass that amount this year and give this precious ministry the help and support they desperately need.

Starting in the month of October we celebrate Family Portrait Month, a wonderful opportunity for you to update your family portrait, or portraits of your children, and help to make a difference in the lives of abused and neglected children in our area.  When you schedule your session in October, we will donate your session fee to the Child Advocacy Center, located in Gainesville.  The CAC is a safe place for abused and neglected children.  Their goal is to improve the community’s response to child abuse and to minimize the trauma to children and their families.  Paul and I (Kristin) recently toured the center and it was an incredible experience.  We’ll be sharing more about this special organization throughout the coming weeks and let you know even more ways you can get involved.

We look forward to seeing how our community will come together to support this wonderful organization!  Call us this month to schedule your session for October!

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A Lakeside Engagement Session – Haley and Riley
September 20th, 2016

These two were an absolute a blast to photograph.  It did take some convincing of the benefits of an engagement session, but when we decided on a short session with drinks and barbecue after… they were sold!

Haley and Riley met in Seattle through some online mutual friends.  They bonded over several heated games of skee ball and pinball.  They would tell you it was love at first sight! Riley’s proposal to Haley included a game of Madden and a cheese ball – love these guys. Haley shared with us how it all happened…

“The day before – over beers at one of our favorite breweries in Seattle – he told my parents all the reasons he loved me and asked for their permission. That really felt like the proposal for me, but of course he still had to actually propose. The next day, while my mom and I took my dog for a walk, he hid three glasses of champagne and waited for us to come back. When we walked in he was playing Xbox (it was a long walk), and I asked why there was champagne hidden on the bookshelf (I’m smooth…). He quickly got on one knee, pulled out a cheeseball with the ring in it from his pocket (really..I jokingly told him that morning he should hide it in food when he proposed and he actually obliged), asked me if I would “be weird together for life” and once I said “duh,” he returned to his game of Madden.”

We love the energy these two have and are anticipating a ridiculously fun wedding.  The countdown has begun… the wedding is just a few weeks away are we’re honored and excited to be a part of it!

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Haley and Riley, thank you for giving us the honor of capturing your lives during this special time.  We already adore both of you, and can’t wait for the fun that is to come!

Love Haley’s make up?  A special thanks to Danielle Drake for a beautiful job!

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We’re Obsessed with this Tiny Beauty!
September 13th, 2016

This precious little girl stole our hearts a little over a year ago.  She’s not our own blood, but we love her like she is.  Sweet Carolina belongs to Stephanie, who has been part of the Footstone team for many years.  As I (Kristin) did with our two little boys, Stephanie brought Carolina to the office with her for almost a full year.  We all adopted her, or perhaps fought over her, and she officially became part of the family.

This session was to celebrate Carolina turning one year old.  Can you tell this little girl knows how to sit for a portrait session?  As Paul played in wildflowers with Carolina, Stephanie, Geoffrey and I just laughed the entire time at how she “performed” for Paul.  It’s easy to see she loves Paul and will happily sit and play while looking perfectly perfect in her field of pink.

Stephanie and Geoffrey, you are raising a beautiful little lady.  Well done for surviving the first year and thank you for letting us share it with you!

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A Captivating Senior Session
September 6th, 2016

Our lovely Ally has recently graduated and is now off to Oxford, Mississippi to join the Rebels at Ole Miss.  This summer we had the honor of photographing Ally before she went off to school.  Ally wanted a simple and organic session verses one in studio so Paul picked one of his new favorite spots to photograph, an almost-deserted country road just a few minutes outside of town.  All within a small square of land there’s a canopied dirt road, a lush forest area and the part that everyone loves… the timeworn rickety fence. Place our darling subject here in her flowing dresses and red high heels… magic!

When you scroll and see the portraits of Ally standing in the dirt road, notice the textured light behind her?  During the session, when a couple cars turned down the road where they were shooting, Paul got excited.  He motioned for them to drive fast into the distance so the dirt would stir up behind Ally and Paul could capture the glow of the soft light catching the sand.

We are now finishing up Ally’s senior album which will be printed by GraphiStudio in Arba, Italy.  It will have a custom leather display box featuring her Italian hand-assembled book.  There will likely be a studio sample as well so please ask to see it when you come in!

Congratulations Ally and we hope you’re enjoying the exciting beginnings of your college life.  We adore your family and are honored we got to work with you!
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An Exquisite NEW Album for our Brides
August 31st, 2016

We are excited to announce that we have an incredibly beautiful NEW product for our brides!  Our Young Book will be an exquisite display of your engagement session that can be designed with leathers and fabrics to pull together the look of your wedding.  The custom box will stand open on your guest book table and the paper is designed perfectly for signing.  Your guests will love turning the pages and see your session unfold.  There’s no more beautiful way to present these portraits and make a high end statement at your wedding.  Plus, the part I (Kristin) love the most about these books is your guests not only sign their names, but they leave special messages too.  There’s no greater keepsake than combining your portraits and these messages to save for a lifetime.

In the office now we have a sample Young Book with a gold foil monogram, a black leather box and a cream leather book inside that showcases a stunning outdoor engagement session.  We can’t wait for our brides to see it.

Here’s a sneak peak of how incredibly beautiful these books are!

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