Biased Much?

May 27, 2015  •  Leave a Comment

Sometimes I can't tell if I truly love our images because I think they're great images, or if it's because by the time I've completed all that it takes to get to that final edit of an image we've spent so much time with the subject in that image - maybe we've fallen in love with that couple just as much as we've fallen in love with the actual moment we've captured. 

 

With how we do things now - possibly meeting our couples up to 3 times before the wedding (including engagement session/ordering) and then spending so many hours with the couple the day of the wedding; sometimes friending through social media and following them through all their wedding preparations...  I feel like I've known the couple for years!  The couple is no longer just a client but a friend.

 

So I'm in love with this couple from this past fall... and love all their images from their wedding day, engagement session and her boudoir session!!!  Their wedding is being featured in this spring's edition of Atlanta's Perfect Wedding Guide which I just received in the mail!

Krista and David have such fun and hilarious personalities that their sessions did not seem like work!

Their wedding took place at Willow Creek Falls in Blue Ridge, GA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

David receiving his wedding gift of Krista's boudoir session and his reaction!David receiving his wedding gift of Krista's boudoir session and his reaction!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For all of the pictures from their wedding day go to http://www.foreverylife.com/davidandkrista


Luke's 1st Year

May 21, 2015  •  Leave a Comment

I've had the privilege of watching Luke grow over this past year, doing his 3, 9 & 12 months sessions as long as being there for his first birthday!  It was a Mickey Mouse themed event at the East Cobb Park in Marietta, GA.  His mother Brandy got her cute Mickey themed favors and decor from Etsy, the cake was made by The Cakes Truffle, and they rented the hot dog cart from Chrisally Events and Party Rentals and they had Miss Zooey's Face Painting and Balloons.

 

So Proud!

December 10, 2014  •  1 Comment

Excuse me for a minute while I just gush with pride over a few things...

I'm feeling so blessed and so very thankful for so many things, but right now I'm so thankful and blessed beyond belief to be able to call this angel baby mine!  Not that long ago I wasn't sure that I would be able to have any more kids and now I have 2 under the age of 2!  Oops... :D

  I also just found out that one of our weddings from last year was featured on Rustic Wedding Chic.com - My first published feature!

 

Last but not least, I'm extremely thankful for my assistants Renee and Ben for being able to pick up the slack for me while I recover, shooting some fun events, weddings and fall and christmas portraits - taking such good care of our clients!


My New Philosophy

November 04, 2014  •  Leave a Comment


Providing professional prints and boutique packaging I'm going to be transparent about a huge leap I'm making. My price adjustments may come as a shock to past clients, but there has been a breaking point in my life and something has got to change:)  

I've been reading and researching mentors and other professionals and it's become very apparent to me that I've been going about this all wrong. I've been contributing to the notion that photography, art and services should cost next to nothing. And for years I've been doing this!

I'm tired of missing monumental moments with my kids. Missing milestones that I should be capturing and printing... And framing or putting in albums. I've become what I don't want my clients to be: file hoarders. We hoard our thousands of files, not "art", on discs and hard drives- to be stored away and never to be seen again. 

I'm changing my business model to assist my clients in ordering their art, so they're hanging them on walls and placing them on coffee tables, to become the works of art that they were meant to be. And in turn making more time to print out my own family milestones that have just been stored away and forgotten!  As you can tell, I'm more guilty of this than anyone.

My family is beautiful... And growing. They are my art. So is yours. Let's showcase this beautiful art proudly!

I want to get back to loving the art of photography, and not getting engulfed in the "have to's" of the business side. I'm switching to a business model that has proven to work best for me and my family, instead of what works for the masses.  I should be able to upgrade my equipment to offer amazing images. These changes will also allow me to provide unbeatable customer service to the clients that will choose me, not letting things slip through the cracks and not getting caught up on "how many" sessions/weddings, but how well I serve the ones I do have. 

That's what really matters. 

~Candace Armstrong


Assistant Bragging Rights

March 06, 2014  •  Leave a Comment

Have I mentioned how much I love my assistants??  Because I flippin' love them.  Renee and Ben are so talented, most of the time they get shots that I love so much... that I think I might like their work better than mine...

Not sure if that's a good thing or not!

Culling through the images that first day after a huge event - yeah, it's really a love/hate thing.  It's the most time consuming step in the post processing, but I love looking through Renee and Ben's shots for the first time, and seeing the event through someone else's eyes.  It's truly captivating how two people can be at the same event and view it so differently.

#myassistantsarebetterthanyours ;)

Wedding photography by Renee Youngblood Rose Hall Events in Dallas, Georgia

This shot of Bernedette is my favorite of the whole day.  Her lashes, the bokeh in the background, the fact that you can see all her details - the birdcage veil, sweetheart neckline, belt and bouquet <3

Wedding photography by Renee YoungbloodRose Hall Events in Dallas, GA

And These from Ben:

Wedding photography by Ben WalleyHills Creek Events in Rockmart, GA

And this shot after the ceremony, I was up by the 'stage' and was unable to capture this wonderful shot...

Wedding photography by Ben WalleyHills Creek in Rockmart, Georgia

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