Sunday, December 23, 2007

Merry Christmas!

On this eve of Christmas Eve, I wanted to take a moment and wish all who visit here a very Merry Christmas. I wish you peace and good health in the new year. May you find beauty in every area of your life.

Thank you to every client who chose Ambience Photography to serve your portrait needs. The biggest pleasure of my business is meeting wonderful people, and I have met so many this year. I wouldn't be where I am without you, so thanks!

To all the photographers I have crossed paths with this year, thank you for the encouragement and inspiration. I have made many new photographer friends this year, I couldn't begin to name them all. But each of you have made my life sweeter and more beautiful.

I'm excited about 2008 and all the new adventures in store for me! I hope it's as great as 2007 has been. I'll keep you posted as the events unfold here on my blog. Thanks for visiting.

Saturday, December 15, 2007

Six Rottweilers!!!

This was a fun session. One of my favorite client families asked me to do a very special holiday portrait for them. My subjects were surprisingly cooperative and sweet. Must run in the family.

Last wedding of 2007

Congrats to Tom and Brenda!

Friday, December 7, 2007


This is my assistant Julie and her beautiful family. I had the pleasure of taking these pictures today and I have to admit, I love them! Not only are they beautiful people, Julie and Adam are two of the most talented graphic artists I know.

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Simple Pleasures...

Finally, things are slowing down enough that I have time to actually think. And I've been doing a LOT of thinking. And relaxing. While I have been thinking and relaxing, I've been considering the simple pleasures in my life. Things that make me happy. Thought I'd share a few:

  • a steaming hot cup of fresh coffee in my favorite mug
  • my pink converse sneakers
  • my dog greeting me when I come home
  • an unexpected phone call from a friend "just because"
  • Godiva chocolate
  • really soft socks
  • Christmas Wreath scented Yankee candles
  • hearing my fav song on the radio, twice in one day
  • having a good hair day
  • the smell of fall in the air

Monday, November 19, 2007

Featured Photographer

I'm honored to be the featured photographer at Photographic Production Services, Inc. Click here to see the great article they wrote about me.

Chris Helsel

Winding up the senior season with a chilly session downtown...

Friday, November 2, 2007


It's fun to photograph the little brother of someone you photographed years ago, such was the case with Norman.

Thursday, November 1, 2007

Photographer of the Year

I am honored to have won three awards at the Triangle Photographers Annual Convention this past weekend in Pittsburgh including trophies for "Best Wedding Portrait", "Best Portrait by a Certified Professional Photographer" and "Photographer of the Year". These are the images I entered in the competition.

What could be better than winning three trophies in one night??? Winning them with your best friend! That's right, my friend Tamar London also won three trophies at the convention. Together we had a pretty amazing night!

Here we are with our good friend Michael Connors of More Photos and Tom Stanley of White House Custom Color who sponsored the trophies that we won.

Saturday, October 13, 2007

John and Jill

All the way from Chicago! Can't wait to photograph their wedding in Vegas!!!

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Engaged in Philly!!!

I had a blast in Philly this weekend photographing Jen and Nate - two of the nicest people I've ever met!!! Check out how adorable they are!!! Thanks Jen for being such a fabulous host, and thanks Paula for all your help on the session.

Engaged in Philly!!!


I love photographing pregnant women, they are so beautiful. Kerry is no exception!!!