Monday, January 7, 2013

Best of 2012 {Birmingham, AL Newborn, Children's, and Family Photography}

I have selected a client or photographer favorite from 100 of my sessions this past year.  This year has been a year of growth and self discovery for me as a Professional Photographer!

The past 2 years I have been able to attend the Imaging USA Professional Photographers conference, which always puts fresh new ideas in my mind.  This past January I came home with the personal theme for my business, "Customized", for 2012.  I wanted to make sure I gave each of my clients a unique experience and product that they could not get any where else.  Throughout the year I was able to implement my idea of a customized experience through a variety of ways including: a new fine art album product, a variety of framing options, and personalized ordering sessions.  I worked with my clients before the session to discuss clothing selections to coordinate appropriate backgrounds that would compliment and blend with their current home decor.  Through a series of in home sessions, I learned that I really enjoyed providing that extra touch of personalization to my clients' images and I believe it made them proud to display them in their homes as well.

This year I was able to collaborate with some amazing semi-local photographers who sparked my interest in taking my photography skills to the next level.  While I thought I could expose a pretty decent image, I learned there were rules that could make my images even better.  After rigorous training with lighting, posing, and general photography knowledge I was able to earn my Professional Photographer Certification this past Summer.  I also was able to study with several Master Photographers who helped me refine my lighting style and approach to family environmental photography.  I hope to continue learning throughout 2013 as I photograph newborns, children, and families.

Imaging USA is coming up in 2 weeks and I will be headed to Atlanta where I will attend classes with the top notch photographers from all over the country and get to see what new products are being introduced at the trade show.  I've got a head start in my mind for my personal business theme for 2013.  This is a good one that I can apply to my business as well as personal life!

Leave a comment and share with me one goal you have for 2013.  On Thursday 1/10/13 I will randomly select one person that leaves a comment to receive a $50 print credit they can use in 2013!


Suzanne McAdams January 7, 2013 at 11:41 AM  

One of my goals for 2013 is to simplify my life!

Deanna January 7, 2013 at 4:31 PM  

I hope I don't repeat, but I'm not sure if I posted correctly before. My goal, well one, is to do a square foot veggie garden. Learning gardening and carpentry by building the beds. :)

Anonymous January 8, 2013 at 2:48 PM  

You are so talented! Happy 2013!!! My goal is to get healthy and lose 20 more lbs with Visalus! - Aimee King

Anonymous January 10, 2013 at 8:05 PM  

My goal is to become healthier by exercising and eating better....also to spend more time in Gods word. You are a great photographer!!! If I ever decide to do something serious with my hobby I will be talking to u for help and guidance. Hope the new year brings u many new opportunities and even more new clients!

Ashley Beavers January 10, 2013 at 8:08 PM  

Sorry Elizabeth....this is Ashley Beavers!

Lori's Lair January 10, 2013 at 8:27 PM  

Lori Phillips
One of my goals is to organize my family photos!


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Elizabeth Bailey is a photographer in the Northern Atlanta area, specializing in Newborn, Children, and Family portraits. She is available for studio and location sessions. E. Bailey Photography is available for a limited number of sessions in Birmingham, AL.

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