Thursday, January 7, 2010

Moving ahead...

Along with this beautiful new year, and new website, I have created a new blog!  Saying goodbye here, but I will keep everyone updated regularly at the new place.  Come by and say hi if you have a minute!  I love hearing from you.  :)

Have a Beautiful Day!


The NEW blog!!!

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Happy New Year!

1stLite Fine Art Portraits wishes everyone a Happy New Year! BIG exciting news will be breaking soon, so keep an eye out! Sorry I can't say much more at the moment - gotta get back to work - But, I will update everyone soon!

Here's to a BEAUTIFUL 2010!!


Tuesday, December 15, 2009

We want to wish all of our fans, customers, friends, family and neighbors a Wonderful and Joyous Christmas! Thank you so much for your loyalty and support in 2009. You have made this a Beautiful year! We have some wonderful changes in store for 2010 that we know will delight each and every one of you. In the mean time, may God bless each of you. Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!


Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Updates, holiday schedule, and Thank you!

1stLite Fine Art Portraits is about to be back up and running for the holiday season. We have moved closer to Yazoo City and, considering this change, I am only offering on-location sessions at this time. Nothing says family more than having your portraits made at home! Discounts are available for some locations! (Call for details.)

The cut off date for new sessions if you would like delivery before Christmas is November 30th - Final order cut off for all sessions and orders old and new is December 5th. These dates are subject to change based on my work load - time is running short! Call to book asap! Your portraits from 1stLite always make a welcomed and cherished gift!

And as always, 1stLite offers the finest selection of holiday cards, each custom designed for you and your family!

I hope you are all having a beautiful fall day. On a personal note, thanks so much to all of my loyal customers and fans, family and friends... I am blessed to have each and every one of you in my life!

Have a Beautiful Day, and remember...
Nothing captures beauty like 1stLite!


Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Family Mini-Sitting Special - September 2009


Family Mini-Sitting Special!
- the Details!

Sitting may be booked for any time or day that is normally available for the month of September. Your sitting fee MUST be paid at the time of booking in order to hold your appointment.

Family Portrait Mini-Sittings, $50 – Up to a one hour sitting, my location (indoor or out). One family per sitting fee, up to 5 people. $10 each additional person. Sitting fee includes:

* One free set of 8 wallets (same image)

* Two 4x6 prints (same image as wallets)

* Option to make individual portraits if your sitting time allows! - This means portraits of your whole family will be made first, and if time allows we will also make individual photos of children, mom & dad, or just the kids together, etc.

* With any additional order over $150, you will receive a set of up to 10 fully retouched images from your proof gallery in 4x6 size on DVD with a personal print release – meaning you will have permission to print or have printed any number of 4x6 or smaller prints for yourself, family, friends, or scrap-booking!

* PLUS - Your family mini-sitting DOES qualify you to become a regular customer of 1stLite Fine Art Portraits, with benefits such as reduced sitting fees for regular sessions, personal web gallery with images from every sitting with 1stLite now and in the future, special offers at various times throughout the year, and more!


I am making photo packages available for the FIRST TIME in our new location! Packages are a great way to get all of the prints you want to display or send as gifts, and at substantial savings off my regular individual print prices! These packages are ONLY available with this special, and all PACKAGE orders must be made before September 30th!

And as always, every print you order from 1stLite includes basic retouching at NO additional charge!

You may order as many packages from your sitting as you like, and you may also order from my individual print price list. Package/print orders must be paid for at time of ordering. Each package includes prints from ONE image, unless otherwise specified. Packages are set as follows with no substitutions allowed:

Diamond Package $150 (Save over $120! - This is like getting the 16x20 FREE, and qualifies you to receive your DVD of images with print release as described above!)

*One 16x20 Fine Art Wall Portrait (You may choose a second image for this print in this package)
*One 11x14 Fine Art Wall Portrait
*Four 8x10 Gift Prints
*Six 5x7 Gift Prints
*24 Die-Cut Wallets

Platinum Package $100 (Save over $60!)

*One 11x14 Fine Art Wall Portrait
*Two 8x10 Gift Prints
*Four 5x7 gift Prints
*16 Die-Cut Wallets

Gold Package $50 (Save $30)

*Two 8x10 Gift Prints
*Three 5x7 Gift Prints
*16 Die-Cut Wallets

Silver Package $25 (Save $15)

*Three 5x7 Gift Prints
*8 Die-Cut Wallets

You must call as soon as possible if you would like to book for your desired time and day – my schedule tends to fill up quickly this time of year as is, and that has already begun! Weekday afternoons/evenings, Saturday morning and evening, and Sunday afternoon/ evening appointments all qualify for this special!

1stLite also offers high quality Christmas and Holiday cards, each one custom designed for YOU (no cookie-cutter cards!) and in four different paper options! Additional info on Christmas Card ordering with this special will be posted soon!

*On-Location sittings are not available with this special. However, you may still book this month at my regular pricing if you prefer your sitting to be at your home or other location. See my website, , call, or e-mail me for more information on my traditional on-location sittings and why it may be perfect for you and your family!

Monday, August 17, 2009

Your Personal Photographer...

For ALL of your fine portraiture needs -
Nothing captures beauty like 1stLite!

I tailor each session to you and your needs. Below you will find some general guidelines on average sessions - but, you are by no means limited to this! If you would like for me to be your Personal Photographer, feel free to call or e-mail me. We will get to know each other and together we will come up with a session and print package to meet your heart's desires and your wallet's needs!

Family Sessions: Forever preserve the love, devotion and bond your family shares. No time limits, no pressure, no fake smiles or cheesy grins - During your session you will be encouraged to interact as a family - laugh, run, have FUN, and enjoy being YOU! Sessions start at $100 for up to 5 people (and pets!) Every family is special and unique, and your portrait session and images will reflect that.

Mini-Sitting Family Specials- (see Blog or Facebook page to stay posted on when these are available!)

Maternity and Newborn: The miracle of new life defies description with words... Maternity and Newborn packages start at $150 and can include the whole family. Time is of the essence, so please call me to schedule as early as possible.

Children: Moms and Dads know, our children grow too fast - One blink, a newborn - The next blink, a Kindergartner! Each and every session is tailored to you and your child - from 1st Birthday sessions to teenagers. When you next blink, your portraits from 1stLite will remind you of exactly who he or she was at that moment. Sessions for individual children start at $50 for in-studio mini-sessions. On-Location sessions are also available.

Mini-Sitting Specials- (see Blog or Facebook page to stay posted on when these are available!)

High School Seniors: Here stands the Senior at the edge of a giant leap toward adulthood. Capturing this moment is one of the most important steps in that transition. Senior sessions are customized to you, your family and to your Senior's personality and interests. Sessions start at $200 and cover several outfits and/or locations.

Engagement (E-Session): Before the dress, before the I Do's - before you become WE instead of he and she - Your E-Session is the way to tell the world of your love and devotion to each other. Sessions start at $100. E-Sessions include one digital file for newspaper submission.

Bridal Portraits: A session JUST for YOU! Many brides like to use their Bridal Portrait Session as a trial-run for their wedding day. You have the hair, the makeup, the dress - once you put it all together, we have a ton of fun making gorgeous images! A full session will usually cover several locations and settings. Remember to bring along a friend (or a few - every bride needs and entourage!), or mom, or even hubby-to-be. Today is all about YOU! Starting at $200.

Wedding Packages: A variety of wedding packages are available starting at $1500.

Purchasing a wedding package is the best way to get the most for your money. However, you are welcome to call for a free consultation to help you build your own package for Wedding coverage. Call or e-mail for more details.

Have a Beautiful Day!

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Lily, a new arrival!

Wow, have I ever been neglectful of the blog!! My apologies!

Summer has been in full swing. We took a family vacation down at Orange Beach, AL at the end of June (check my fb page for photos!), the kids have been having fun and lots of company, and I've even managed to get out with the camera here and there! Below are a few images from my most recent shoot, newborn Lily! I just LOVE shooting babies!!! Wait... that did not come out right... but you know what I mean!

Thanks for stopping by! Enjoy!!

I had the pleasure of photographing little Lily at her home near Canton. She is such a beautiful and GOOD little girl! Lily's mom and dad are Katie and Nick - you will remember them from the maternity session here at my home studio. Thanks so much, Katie and Nick! I am so grateful to be your family photographer, and I am looking forward to watching little Lily grow!