Avery James Photography

Avery James Photography

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Andrea and Family

This past Saturday I had a photoshoot for the winner of my free photoshoot drawing that I had a few weeks ago...her beautiful family met with me at 7:30 on a Saturday morning (wow that's early for a weekend!) and we got right to work capturing some great moments with her beautiful family.

The youngest took awhile to warm up to the camera - but once she did, she was an adorable ham! One of my favorite pics is the one below of just her alone...

The oldest was a natural model and will be churning out some great photos through the years...I was very impressed!

And the middle child was a ton of fun with his superhero antics. :)

Below are some of my favorite shots from the morning.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

1st Birthday Party Shoot

I had the great honor of being the official birthday photographer for an extremely handsome 1-year-old this past Sunday. I've done two photoshoots with this adorable little boy since he was only a couple of months old...and the family has called me back for 2 additional photoshoots since then, so I must have been doing something right. :)

Birthday parties, or any events for that matter, pose a much more difficult challenge when photographing. You don't really have the opportunity to pose people as you would during a formal shoot as everyone is up and about and moving around and just trying to enjoy the party....so as a photographer you must focus on capturing the moments that the family can look back at and enjoy in years to come. For the parents, it's great to have someone else photographing because it frees up your time to enjoy the day and spend it with the little one.

Here are some of my favorites from the day...I've left out most of the gathering of family/friends photos due to privacy concerns....but I think my favorites are of the birthday boy anyways. :) :)

Monday, February 16, 2009

Autism Prose

A very good friend of mine has a great new business that she is starting called Autism Prose. She came over this weekend and did a mini-shoot for her so that she could get a picture for her website...we took a few to make sure we got one she was happy with, and we picked the following one for her website debut...be sure to check out her site at:

Autism Prose

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Celia Evans - pt 3

I am being SUPER slow on editing these pics of Cel...but I have to say, I've been doing a LOT of multiple projects lately, and so my editing is taking me forever...plus I have a paid shoot tomorrow, and so editing those pics are going to take top priority over everything else...so look for those soon. :)

Here are a couple more pics I just got through editing of the ever beautiful Celia Evans:

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Some experimenting...

I was trying out some different photoshop tricks and enhancements on a couple of Celia's pics from our shoot...here's what I came up with.... :)

And I'm also changing the way I label my photos....I still like my logo, but I think I may need to rethink it a bit....it's not really fitting with the image I want to give...so for the time being I'm just going to use the font you see in the pics below....at some point I'll finalize on something, but for now I just want to keep churning out the pictures.......I'm on a major portfolio building spree right now.

Monday, February 2, 2009

Celia Evans - More pics :)

Here's a few more that I've gotten through of beautiful Celia....I still have more pics to go through, so be on the lookout for the latest :)

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Celia Evans

I have a really good friend who is a gorgeous model, actor, and singer...and now even an established business woman with her own production company and fashion series that will soon be shown on the CW....it's amazing what people can do when they put their minds to it. :)

So as I'm currently in the process of establishing a fashion/commercial portfolio, I asked her to do a shoot with me so I could see how I do. :) This was my first photoshoot in this style and so I wasn't sure what to expect....

She is also updating her own portfolio and so her agency had some specific requests....more casual/candid style photos.....so we did a combination of what they wanted as well as some more fashion-y pics for my own portfolio........

We just did the shoot yesterday and I'm just now going through the pics...so here are a few that I've gone through and edited so far....enjoy :) :)