Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Autumn Fun

Remember playing in the leaves? Recently we all got together & took turns rolling, jumping & playing in the leaves. I took the opportunityto get out my Canon 5D & capture some of the memories! Enjoy!

Sunday, November 18, 2007

New Award

Candid Art wins an award! So, I entered a contest through Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine. It was sponsored by a local camera shop, and after the two of them sorted through oodles (ie hundreds of entries) "Velvet Afternoon" finished in the top 20. The photo will be matted, framed, put up for sale & on display at the camera store throughout the month of December. Pretty Exciting stuff.... Here's a small version of the winning entry.

Monday, September 17, 2007

Kendra Gets Deployed

As part of my Candid Art work I do charity work through National Association of Charitable Photographers. http://www.naocp.org/ I was blessed to do a deployment shoot of the Snyder's middle daughter Kendra. If Kendra's younger sister looks familiar you've got keen eyes, I did her Senior pics about a year ago, and I am going to shoot her older sister's wedding next May. It's a family affair for sure! Kendra shipped out to Iraq on Saturday September 15th. We all pray Kendra & for her safe return.

Friday, September 14, 2007

Jen & Mike ~ The Wedding

Their big day finally arrived, what a great couple, what a wonderful wedding! Love & joy permeated the room.... congrats you two! May you have a long & wonderful future together.

Thursday, August 30, 2007

Last But Not Least....

My Gorgeous Nephew Nick, (the"baby") of the family is entering his senior year & since Auntie Dottie was in Vegas... we got together & took his senior pics! He's such a sweetie!!!! I can't believe he's all grown up! So YES, I've been quite busy! Newsletter is on it's way soon PDF file service has been down for awhile but all seems to be back on track now. Keep those referrals coming! Peace! Dottie

Part 2

Van & Bailey....

Hot Hot Hot!!!!! This couple nearly set my camera on fire... what a fun couple to shoot... We went to the Barboursville Ruins and just had a ball. Look for more from them in the future, I have a feeling that it's going to be a symbiotic relationship between V&B & my camera!


Yep, I've been a slacker here. Been quite busy shooting, that's a good thing. Managed to fit a vacation in, watched my brother graduate from Le Cordon Bleu School, (can we say a YUMMY reception) and so today I'll try to hit the highlights and post a few pics to update one & all on all the late breaking news. First we have Jen & Mike's Engagement shoot... what a sweet couple! Wedding coming up this weekend so you won't have to wait too long to see the wedding pics! Here are a few of the shots from that shoot, we went to the lawn, the weather cooperated and the results were fabulous!

Next, I had an impromptu session with a coworker's fantastic "Three Musketeers" the best kind of session if you ask me. The kids were totally unaware that I was going to show up, they'd been swimming at the pool with their Granny all day so they had that nice mellow sunglo/ tranquil effect going. We had a great time, pulled Dad's bright yellow jeep into the back yard & had a ball. Dustin, Julia & Seth , you've been "Candidly" captured! :)

That's all for now.... Candidly, Dottie

Tuesday, August 7, 2007

And the winner is.....

Man oh man it was a close race. It went back and forth between Christian and Nathan several times over the past two weeks. Courtney and Scott were clever and got their own votes in for Christian, I never said otherwise, but in the end Nathan got a few more votes. It was fun! Chris & Rachel give me a call to claim your prize. :)

Nathan your winner is: Shannon Gavin
Christian your winner is: Paula Kirby

Congrats to all!

Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Dori & Robert

The long awaited wedding has arrived!
Oh My! What a Great Couple! Dori made it SO easy for me to take beautiful photos... The hardest part was choosing which ones to put on the blog & website. Congrats you two, may you have a long and happy future together. And remember to keep me in mind for those maternity and baby photos! Love watching these families grow!

Monday, July 23, 2007

Why IS it Called Candid Art?

A long time ago I fell in love with the art of candid photography. That moment when you capture the essence of a person, there is nothing quite like it... and when working with children the "moment" seems to present itself quite frequently. Check out these five beauties below. What better illustration could I ask for than any one of these precious moments captured here. I love my job! :) Candidly! Dottie

Here's Bailey, She Has this great habit of kicking back on the couch and swinging her leg up when she drinks her bottle. She just cracked me up! What a doll baby!

Here's Nathan. Look's like he's thinking"I should have had a V-8!" Great Shot! Gotta love babies!!

If ever two little guys loved their Daddy, Hunter & Austin sure do fit into that department!! They were just absolutely thrilled to have fire helmets on their heads and ran around the parking lot chanting fire truck, going on a fire call, fire truck... and on and on. I was laughing so hard I almost couldn't take the photo. Too cute!

Here's Teirna, She just walked up to her puppy dog & sat down on him. He seemed to be a good sport about it. Fortunately I was there with my camera to capture the action! She sure
made my day! :)

Last, but certainly not least here's Christian. Once he got tired of looking at the world right side up, he viewed it all upside-down! Folks wonder why I love photography, candid photography, children's photography...., for me, it's a no-brainer, full-time entertainment!

Watch the Blog... Soon to come... photos of Dori & Robert's wedding, what a great time! Super sweet & beautiful couple, and you should have seen them waltz! Quite impressive!

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

The Advantages....

of being the training captian's wife.... I not only get the opportunity to capture some awesome training moments on "film", I get the opportunity to participate every now & then. Look closely, the last photo is of me diving out of that window. Such fun!

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

The Birthday Boy

Oh How they grow. Young Nathan turned one & provided some top notch photos ops for this here gal! :) Below are a few pics from the festivities!!!

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

County Goverment Day

Bubbles, Babies, Fire Trucks & Mock Extrications

Albemarle County workers & volunteers turned out for a day of fun & information. Citizens of Charlottesville & Albemarle were treated to free food, demos and heaps of fun last week when the County folks put on a special day to show locals the many services available to them. Of course I was there with my trusty Nikon to capture some of the fun. Here are few of the pics.