Tips for DIY photos of your family for christmas!
Allisonannestudios ends up on Fox and friends how did this happen? Well, because I did a spot last year I am now in their data base and I along with Twisted Oaks get the call now every so often (insert heart eyes emoji) Lee one of the producers from Fox and Friends emailed me Monday to be on the show, ON TUESDAY MORNING, well life kinda stopped! And even though I had a serious day ahead of me I knew I had to go! How can I not share my tips of photographing your children with the world all while having Julia as my subject! I called my very good friend Jackie, owner of Annata Wine Bar here in Downtown Hammonton to see if she could bring her two littles, Colella and Lily! I have photographed those girls a ton so I knew they were the right fit! So elite limo picked us up at 4am yes 4AM! Allisonannestudios was off to Fox and Friends! The girls were giddy the whole 2 hour ride and I apologized to the driver several times for the constant chattering of 3 little mouths so early in the morning lol. Sandi from Twisted Oaks Studio met us there with her son Luke! As soon as we got there we headed right into make up and hair. Julia made herself right at home immediately. I am so thankful for Jackie snapping away as I concentrated on not only getting my set straight but getting Julia calm and ready for the spot!
These girls had a blast!
So the spot on Fox and Friends never went as planned (as television usually doesn’t) but I went with another secret mission. PLANNERS! If anyone is following my second business venture it is weareladypreneur so I brought several planners to hand out and when I literally delivered one to ainsley earhardt our host, and she tweeted it, I about died!!
She was sweet as pie and I just loved her!
So when we got back to the green room we felt there was reason to celebrate and I am so glad I came prepared with my clicquot 🙂 we toasted all things awesome!
You just never know where life will take you!
Until next time New York City and Fox and Friends!!! You have my heart <3
Pippa is one!
A year ago, I took Pippa’s newborn photos and fell in love instantly. She is such a sweet little girl, and when I was contacted to do her one-year shoot I was ecstatic!
I loved taking these photos. Pippa’s older sister, Gwyneth’s, presence at this shoot just made it all the more enjoyable. We took the photos in late August, and the weather was beautiful, topping it all off.
As we shot at my usual spot across from White Horse Winery, I thought to myself how cute both Gwyneth and Pippa looked. They sort of looked like they came straight out of Janie and Jack! Their outfits were so well thought out and stylish, I couldn’t stop smiling. Both girls are gorgeous, and their bright expressions made the photos sparkle just as much they do. The setting sun set the perfect atmosphere for the shoot, and the end result was a set of photos that I am very proud to have taken.
A Lake Wedding in New Jersey
Seeing a couple finally tie the knot is one of the most beautiful things I witness regularly. Especially when the venue is as beautiful as this. Chris and Kelsey got married on a gorgeous day in July, at The Boathouse at Mercer Lake in West Windsor. Chris works at Batsto, and a friend of mine who also works there recommended me to take their photos. Christopher, who is also a photographer, did their engagement photos. However, he wanted to go to the wedding simply as a guest, and so he recommended me to take their weddings photos. And I am so happy that he did.
The sunset was so gorgeous, and it paired perfectly with the lake. The pictures of them during the sunset on the lake were so beautiful, and the lake was my favorite part of this shoot, along with the sheer love that they showed during it.
I only had just met the couple, but with all of the fun we had it felt like I knew them for 25 years. Kelsey works on a farm, so all of the flowers were freshly cut, and beautiful. During the reception, the sun was setting on the lake, making for some gorgeous photos! I am so proud of this shoot, and I am so happy for Chris and Kelsey. They are a beautiful couple and I wish them all the joy in the world!
A Clicquot Toast to Marriage
This is an exciting one! This photoshoot was one of my favorites, because of the challenge that it posed on me and the couple that I shot for. Melissa and Vas were married in Greece last year, and wanted me to take their anniversary pictures. Photography in Greece is very different, and they expressed their concern to me about their awkwardness in photos. I thought this to be an interesting challenge, so we got to it. For this shoot, I used the field across from White Horse Winery.
One of the biggest challenges can be height difference. When doing photoshoots for couples, posing (whether candid or traditional) is the most important aspect. When there is a drastic height difference between the couple it can be very challenging. I am very particular with my posing for this reason. As you can see the flow of poses made for a spectacular session and Melissa and Vas exceeded my expectations!
I was suggested to the couple through the parents of their goddaughter, Anna, who I have photographed many time! Here are two photoshoots of sweet Anna!
They brought a cupcake and Clicquot champagne to celebrate their anniversary. They both ended up being a big part of the shoot and made it complete. The popping of the Clicquot and the lighting of the cupcake set the celebratory mood and made for a memorable session for all of us!
Senior Session in the Vineyard
Senior year of high school is a magical time. Although it brings on tons of stress, there is something about it that is just perfect. When most people remember high school, some of the clearest memories are their senior trip, prom, graduation day, and the last few months spent with people they’ve known for years. Because of the bittersweet feeling of senior year, senior portraits are some of my favorites to take.
Sammi is a senior at Hammonton High School. She wanted someone to take her senior portraits, and the owner of Rejuvenation Day Spa in Hammonton recommended me.
For this session, I used my uncle’s winery, Amalthea Cellars, located in Atco. The vineyard there is gorgeous, thus making it an ideal spot for photoshoots. It was a beautiful summer night. It wasn’t too hot, and the sun was just coming down. Sammi was so fun to photograph! Being a field hockey player, Sammi wanted to incorporate her love for the sport into her senior pictures. I loved this idea! Senior portraits are great for showing a senior’s passions that she loved during high school. Incorporating this sport into the photoshoot is a great way for her to remember that part of her life down the road.
I loved this session so much that I immediately made samples to show it off. The vineyard complimented the photos very well, and were really a big factor in how good they turned out. Also, a few of Sammi’s friends saw and now want me to take their photos!
In all, I am so happy that Sammi chose me for this session and I am SO excited to see how senior year treats her!