Monday, September 28, 2009

Pfister Family | Erin Rachel Photography

Last Saturday was a beautiful day and I had the pleasure to meet the Pfister family at Fontainebleau State Park in Mandeville, La. After scheduling this session about 8 weeks ago, the first date got rained out!!! I was so happy that the second date worked, we couldn't have picked a better afternoon. I had so much fun with this family and especially the kids.
Poor Harrison was getting tired of looking at me, smiling and not getting to play...Do you blame him??? No- not when you have your cousins around and you're in the wide open on a beautiful afternoon!! But I love this image and the connection!
You may remember a few months ago I met Harrison and his cousins for a photo session. We had a lot of fun then so I knew we would have fun again!!! Meet some more of his cousins that he loves:-)
This happens to be one of my favorite images from the whole session! As we sat on the grass and talked, made funny faces, laughed and just had fun, I caught some of the best images!
As I captured the images of "Mimi and Papa" it was so fun to see them laugh and joke around! This makes my "job" so much more fun and relaxed!
I think they have a beautiful family and a lot to be happy about! Your grandkids are precious and were so fun!
B.e.a.u.t.i.f.u.l. sunshine
To see more of the Pfister Family see the Slideshow below

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

be Inspired | Basic Photography Workshop amazing day
...amazing people
...amazing images
...amazingly fun:-)
Can I just say that it was an amazing day!!!
It's always fun for me to meet new people, because I love people! I am known as the social butterfly in my family! Nothing makes me happier than being with people.
I am so blessed to have had the opportunity to teach this second basic photography class. Seeing people learn and enjoy what they are doing is such a reward to me. That's why I love teaching.
The day started off at the Home School Cottage in Slidell. A quick introduction of myself,
then everyone else...we all became friends and went straight to the first project!
I want to share a few of the pictures that won the contests at the workshop.
Our first project of the morning was to "Fill the Frame"- they had 10 minutes to go outside and capture 5 images that were "fill the frame". We all voted and this image won!!!
Congratulations to Mrs. Debbie who won!!!
The second project of the morning was "Thirds". Again they had 10 minutes to go outside and find 5 images with a subject placed on a third. After the final vote...Mrs. Kim won!!!
Seeing these images make me super happy!
After more class time we packed up and headed to the park for one last project!
Picture of the Day! Here are three pictures from different students:-)
Simply Incredible!!!
Check out this good looking group:-)
The next class is FULL!!! If anyone is interested in the next class (date not yet scheduled) please email me for more details!

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Amazing Year | Erin Rachel Photography

I cannot even believe that a year ago today marks a YEAR that I actually started a photography business. When I was asked to shoot Tara & Derek's wedding I was super excited yet super nervous:-) This was a major step for me...Looking back I pretty much shot the whole wedding on faith! A good photography friend told me that I would either love shooting weddings or hate it. I have to say I loved every minute of the wedding day! I knew from that day on that I wanted to shoot weddings...the emotions are amazing, the bride and groom are gorgeous, the wedding parties are fun, you have to be on "your toes" all day long, and before you know it 10 hours have passed by like it was 30- mintues!
Tara and Derek Happy Anniversary!!!! Thank you for having confidence in me to capture your special day! Also congratulations with Baby #1 on the way!!! So excited for y'all!!!!!!
Today started with the second be Inspired | Basic Photography Workshop which by the way was a total blast with amazing people!
I finished the day off with a session of an incredibly good looking family.
Happy Anniversary Erin Rachel Photography:=)

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Sadie & Chris | Albuquerque, NM | Wedding Photography

A couple of weeks ago I flew out to Albuquerque, New Mexico to shoot Sadie & Chris's wedding.
It was an incredible day as God united two hearts!
When I first met Sadie I knew she was in love:-) As we talked about the wedding
she was smiling from ear to ear!
It wasn't long after that Chris walked into the rehearsal and I was able to meet him. Hmmm...I could tell he
was in love too:-) There he was smiling from ear to ear and couldn't stop looking at Sadie!
God has brought these two lives together for a reason and I know they are going to do big
things for God.
I think this is one of my favorite images from the whole wedding day.
Sadie and Chris chose to save their very first kiss ever for their wedding day.
How special and pure...
These specials moments will be cherished for a lifetime.
What an honor and privelege for me to be a part of their day
to help them capture these moments!!!!

So we have a photographer in training!
The flower girls were precious.
I was getting to know them and talking about how they really
looked like a princess. They both smiled even bigger:-)
Then the conversation continued by asking me if I wanted to borrow her dress...
I had to tell her I couldn't because it's really too small for me.
Well her next response: "Well maybe when my dress grows up you can borrow it:-)"
I'll keep that in mind!!!
Albuquerque and the sky:-) Wow amazing...such a gorgeous day.
The sun was shining, as you see the skies were blue, a few white cotton clouds...
We had to take pictures by the bus for two reasons:
1- I loved the colors!!!!
2- Chris always joked with Sadie that they would live in a school bus!
I absolutely think this image is stunning...yep I do!
Sadie you are absolutely gorgeous on the inside and outside!
You know how every wedding seems to have it's "story" of what goes wrong. Well...
Poor thing...the week before the wedding her original wedding dress was ruined
at the cleaners, they ironed it instead of steaming it. I can't imagine how you felt, Sadie, but I have to say your dress was beautiful on you!
Enjoy the slideshow!
Thank you Sadie & Chris for everything!

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Baker Family | Erin Rachel Photography

These are a few of my favorite people:-)
Love the smiles
God has done and continues to do amazing things through this family.
God has been faithful
God is faithful
God will be faithful
such a cutie! he pretended that he didn't want his picture taken, then he'd run back to the wall and pose! so fun...

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Fall and Christmas Family Portraits- mini sessions | Erin Rachel Photography

--Fall and Christmas Portraits--
It's time to start thinking of Christmas Pictures!
Sessions will be held in Mandeville at Fairview Riverside State Park on Oct. 31st and Nov. 14th. If you would like a different location i.e. your home, another park etc. please contact me for pricing and to set up a day/time.
Below are the dates and times available:

Email me if you have any questions or to book your session.
Pass the information along!!! spread the word!

November 14
9:30 McWilliams
10:00 Hunt
10:30 Weber

2:00 Lyman
2:30 Lyman
3:00 Orazio
3:30 Lockwood
4:00 Deckwa
4:30 DeMeyere

Choose from three Collections:

Collection #1- $50.00
30 min. session
3 Hi-Res images on DVD
$10.00 Print Credit
Online Proofing Gallery
Online Slideshow to share with family and friends

Collection #2- $75.00
30 minute session
10- Hi Res images on DVD
$20.00 Print Credit
Online Proofing Gallery
Online Slideshow to share with family and friends

Collection #3- $100.00
30 minute session
ALL Hi Res images on DVD
$30.00 Print Credit
Online Proofing Gallery
Online Slideshow to share with family and friends

*Each package is for one family unit
Images on DVD will have copyright permission. Collection 1 and 2 you will choose the pictures you want.

Would you like a free session?
Simply leave a comment on my blog telling me one of your families favorite traditions around the holidays. (Thanksgiving or Christmas)
I will draw for a winner on October 1st. The winner will receive Collection #1 for Free.