1950’s Inspired Maternity Session

This shoot was so much FUN! This is a real client (also one of our associate photographers “Laura”) in her own retro styled kitchen. No stylists, no models, no set designers, just a lot of forethought put into this before the shoot. Laura and I shared a Pinterest board  before the shoot to collaborate ideas and feeback. Laura had hair and makeup done that morning in the 50’s pin up style and then she put on that swanky little polka dot dress that fit her and this scene to a T. From there we lit the scene, played, laughed and created some really great images.

Then it was time to take advantage of those pretty Carolina Blue skies with an original Pram baby carriage that was found while cleaning out her husband’s grand parent’s house. It had been her mother-in-law’s carriage when she was a baby “in the 50’s”. It was just perfect against that gorgeous Winter sky.

Finished off the shoot with a couple more shots at the old courthouse in downtown Monroe and called it a day. By then “Little Momma” needed a break from those hot little red pumps.

Hair Design by: Tammy Walden of Strandz Hair Studio, Monroe NC

Makeup by: Kris Singleton, Independent Mary Kay Consultant, Monroe NC

Photography by: Shirley Wedra, lead photographer at Fort Mill Photography

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A two year old and a chair

This is a cute little composite from one of our portrait sessions this week. Sometimes just a simple little wooden chair can facilitate a bunch of great expressions.

A 2 Year old and a chair.

A 2 Year old and a chair.

Senior Portrait Session| Sims Hill Farm

This is Brittany. She has more horse ribbons than she can count. She’s an avid rider and competes nationally across the country. We just knew that capturing her in her element would yield some stunning results.

For more information on our “on location” Senior Portrait Sessions and specific packages geared toward High School Seniors please contact us at 803-548-9585.

Senior Portrait Session

Senior Portrait Session at Sims Hill Farm

Senior Portrait Session with horses

Senior Portrait Session at Sims Hill Farm

Cap and Gown

Senior Portrait Session Cap and Gown

Senior Portrait Session at Sims Hill Farm

Senior Portrait Session at Sims Hill Farm

Senior Portrait Session with Horses

Senior Portrait Session at Sims Hill Farm

Senior Portrait Session at Sims Hill Farm

Senior Portrait Session at Sims Hill Farm

Senior Portrait Session at the stable

Senior Portrait Session at Sims Hill Farm

Senior Portrait Session in the barn

Senior Portrait Session at Sims Hill Farm

Baking Cookies with GG = Styled Portrait Session

Ever look back through old photos and get the biggest smile on your face when you come across that moment, that special place, that special person that makes your heart happy. I can remember going through my Grandmother’s and my Mom’s old photos and studying them for details, faces of people I new, family pets and so forth. Family history and details were learned and shared through our photographs from many generations ago.

This year we’ve decided to create a little family history of our own. Every year we spend time with Mom during the Holidays. We always look forward to her baking those Chocolate Chip Cookies from her old family recipe. She’s baked them for us while we were growing up, our children and now we have our first Grandchild to add to the mix. While looking at the old fashioned mixer sitting on the counter one morning we decided that cookie making with GG (Great Grandmother) would make a great story to capture and pass down for future generations.

We captured everything from the ingredients to the pile of cookies cooling on the countertop. Our 5 1/2 month old Grandson Blayden was in rare form as he handled the chocolate chips, covered himself in flour and entertained all of us during the shoot.

We’ll not only share what we captured online, we’ll create an album for the family as a keepsake to share. In our family it’s important to print the images we capture for future generations to experience.

For more information on capturing your special moments please contact us for more information on our Styled Portrait Sessions.

How it all begins

How it all begins

Chocolate Chip Inspection

Chocolate Chip Inspection

Don't Let GO

Don’t Let GO

Melted Chocolate

Melted Chocolate

Entertaining

Entertaining

Flour is fun too!

Flour is fun too!

YUMMY!

YUMMY!

Jia wins many titles after updating her portfolio with Fort Mill Photography

Jia was preparing to compete in several beauty pageants across the United States and needed to have her portfolio updated. Jia’s Mom knew that her little girl’s features were changing and it was important to keep her portfolios updated and current. She also wanted to work with a local studio that could provide a warm and friendly environment to capture her daughter’s true personality. Having digital files was also very important because Jia would compete with a scrapbook made of her best photos from the shoot.

Jia won several titles this year; the ones listed below were directly related to the portfolio photos taken at our studio.

*Supermodel with Style Award (photogenic/ scrapbook and modeling) plus Photogenic at the Miss New England in CT (www.coutopageants.com). She was also featured on a full page in the Supermodels Unlimited magazine.

*Miss New England Gold Queen (photogenic and scrapbook).
*South Carolina Cinderella Overall Tot

*Overall Photogenic

*Wee Miss Fort Mill and Wee Miss Fort Mill Photogenic with our photos this past September!

Jia’s family has also created a local pageant in the area that we have provided a link for. They are great people with high standards and they aspire to promote self-confidence and self-esteem for individuals of all ages, which in our opinion is a great philosophy. The website is www.shiningcrowns.com

Scrapbook Photos for Competition

Fort Mill Photography is an excellent resource for model or pageant photography. We also provide onsite photography and printing at pageants and events.

We keep hearing “I’m not happy with my Senior Photos”

For those of you who are rising High School Seniors, you are probably getting your proofs back from your Senior Photos. While some of you may be happy with them, there are probably several of you who are not happy with them.

Most likely, you’ll have to use one or two of them in the High School Yearbook but you do not have to use them for anything else.

Fort Mill Photography offers several options for Senior Portraits with very affordable packages with photos that you are guaranteed to love. We spend the time to talk with you and your parents to get your input so that we can customize a photo session that fits you and what you want to walk away with. Parents, you may even want to make this into a family/senior session, the options are wide open to you.

We pride ourselves on creating quality images that make our clients look great. We have a long list of happy customers and we invite you to become one of them.

For more information call our studio (803) 548-9585 Tuesday through Friday from 10am – 6pm or email us at info@fmpstudios.com.

Visit our website and Face book also:

Website: http://fortmillphotography.com

Face book: https://www.facebook.com/fortmillphotography

Miss Independent becomes Mrs. Hutchison on Independence Day

0170_BSW_MSLori truly is Miss Independent. She’s a brilliant, beautiful accomplished Microbiologist with a truly infectious laugh. On April of this year she met Nathan, an accomplished Photojournalist in The U.S. Armed Forces that would sweep her off her feet.
Here’s a few of her Bridal Portraits….enjoy!

 

 

 

 

 

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