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08.31.09Weddings

The Golden Years!




A
ugust 30th 1959 Ann and Larry were married in a little country church between Thomasville and Winston Salem. That year the average income was around $5,000. The average house would set you back a whopping $12.000. You could pick your sweetheart up in a brand new car that cost $2,000 with a tank full of gas that cost 25 cents a gallon. Mack the knife by Bobby Darin was the number one song that year and Bonanza was the show most folks tuned into at night. Some people will argue that those were the good ole' days..... they may be right.

I was asked by the family to photograph their anniversary and I am sure glad I was. Ann, Larry, and their entire family are some of the nicest people I have ever met. It was interesting to look at their wedding photos (black and white) and listen to some of the stories told of yesteryear. When I asked Ann and Larry to give each other a "little" kiss for the camera, Ann said "we like BIG kisses.".......... all I could say was awwwww!!!!








08.31.09Weddings

Wedding Photography




Weddings are as unique as you are! That being said we offer wedding day coverage with two photographers starting at $2800.00.


Couples who choose us as their wedding photographers are usually easy going, personable and fun. They are able to trust our vision as photographers, feel comfortable around us, and laugh with and sometimes at us! Our clients typically turn into friends for life.

Please contact us via our contact page for more wedding info or to schedule a consultation. Thank you for your consideration as your wedding photographers. We look forward to hearing from you soon!




your photos, heartfully done..... priceless







08.29.09News

NC Photography Workshops and More!




A
re you like most people in our photography workshops? You paid nice money for your digital camera; you flipped through the manual, heaved a big sigh (aperture, F-stop, what?) and told yourself you’d go through it another day. Before you tossed the manual in a drawer (now, which drawer was it?) you did manage to learn that P stood for Programmed Mode (aha! I can do that!) and you’ve been using good ole P ever since. Your pictures are okay. (Of course they are; who couldn’t take good pictures of my adorable kids?). But with just a little knowledge, your pictures could be so much better!

With a little knowledge and a little practice, you’ll be capturing shots you never, ever thought possible. Pair your God-given eye for beauty with just a little technical knowledge, and you’ll be able to convey more about what is in your heart with each picture you take.

At Autumn Song Photography, our inspiration is the beauty of life and the joy of capturing life through photography. We want to share that joy with you!

So, what are your waiting on...... sign up for one of our workshops!

In our workshops you will learn about:

Camera controls
Exposure
Available light
Composition

The fee for a three-hour "Intro to Digital Photography" workshop is $50.00
Pre-registration is required


"Intro to Digital Photography" Workshop Dates
August 11
September 15
October 13
November 10

Prerequisite: MUST be familiar with your camera - in other words, read your manual! At least know how to turn your camera on and be familiar with the buttons and where they are located.....shutter, aperture and ISO controls. It helps!

Time: 6:00 - 9:00 pm

Location: Autumn Song home studio/office

We keep the workshops at a max of 10 participants so call or e-mail soon to register!

336-475-6457 or Email us

Interested in a one-on-one photography workshop with Rodney? The minimum is a three-hour workshop. Contact us and we will give you the scoop.

ALL-DAY WORKSHOP Saturday, October 17th 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Spend the morning photographing nature AND photographing a model. We will talk about using natural light, composition, exposures, posing, etc...
lunch is provided
afternoon "critique and learn"
spend the last hour applying what you have learned photographing a second model


Limited space available - only five participants accepted

Prerequisite - MUST know your camera controls and have a basic understanding of aperture and shutter speed; how to change your ISO and your shutter speed.

Workshop Schedule
9:00 Welcome and Intro
10:00 nature photography
11:00 model photography
noon - 12:45 lunch break
1:00 slideshow presentation
1:30 critique time and Q&A
3:00 model photography

fee for the all-day workshop $150.00
pre-registration is required


PROMO HAPPENINGS

Attention All Rising Seniors - Class of 2010
We are offering two "Senior Sizzle Sessions"


Senior Sizzle 1 $225
1 hour session with two clothing changes
a product credit of $125 (good towards prints or senior album)
5 web-sized images for your facebook or myspace page
30-day online gallery for viewing and sharing with family and friends

Summer Senior Sizzle ll $400
2 hour multi-location session with up to 5 changes
a product credit of $250 (good towards any prints or senior album)
100 wallets
5 web-sized images for your facebook or myspace page
30-day online gallery for viewing and sharing with family and friends


Summer Special (still happening!)
30-minute mini session
online web gallery
includes two 5x7s
$50 (regularly $85.00)


COMING UP

"Fall At The Farm"
let us capture the colors of fall at the farm with your family or children
1-2 hour session on location
includes one 11x14 portrait of your choice
online viewing for your convenience and for sharing with family and friends
5 web-sized images of your choice for your blog, facebook or myspace
Session Fee is $125 (regularly $225.00)

October is our annual Family Portrait Month at Autumn Song. Once again, we are participating in a national campaign to benefit Operation Smile. We will be donating a portion of the proceeds from the "Fall At The Farm" sessions to benefit Operation Smile. Not familiar with OS? It is an amazing non-profit organization dedicated to helping children all over the world who suffer from facial deformities. For more information, go to Operation Smile. We are excited about the possibilities with our campaign to benefit OS!

New this year, a pack of 10 personalized note cards with an image of choice from your session on the front for $15.00 a pack. 100% of the proceeds from the note cards will go to benefit Operation Smile.

More info on Operation Smile to come!

Minimum print order of $150.00 does apply








08.25.09Children/Families

I "Yike" Go Go Go




K
ids never cease to amaze me..... they have this uncanny ability to to cut right to the chase....to say the most profound things in the most simplistic way and with the least amount of words. Case in point ..... Layla's taking gymnastics and she loves it. There are about twenty other girls in her class. Layla loves to jump on the trampoline. Some of the other kids just don't move fast enough for Layla. Her instructor puts her hand in front of Layla and says "wait wait wait" and then when it's safe for her to go she say's "go go go". After one of her classes we were talking to her about what a great job she did. She looked up at me with her big brown eyes and said " Poppy, I not "yike" wait wait wait.......I "yike" go go go." I looked back at her and after a second or two I said "me too baby, me too."

We just completed a session with Ann, a happy little four month bundle of joy. We photographed her mom and dad's wedding several years ago and have been blessed with keeping a relationship with them. We photographed their son Calvin when he was born and then again last year. We were so delighted when "mom" called to schedule a baby session. Ann didn't have much time for us though, she had more important matters at hand like eating and sleeping.... a typical four-month old!



















08.24.09News

And The Winner Is..........




Thanks for the response to the "You Name It Contest"! There were a lot of good comments and some really close ones. So, the moral of the story is:

Sometimes the people you think are trying to hurt you are the one's trying to help you; sometimes the people you think are trying to help you actually mean harm.
Regardless, when you find yourself in deep "poop" the best think you can do is keep your mouth shut!



Drum roll ............ and the winner is ........

Kathy Lambeth


Congratulations Kathy! We will contact you via e-mail about your super-duper prize.

Thanks for participating in the Third Thursday You Name It contest. Please visit our site often and leave us a comment. Another contest coming up in just a few weeks!

Happy Monday to you all!








 
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