Wednesday, May 25, 2011

a give-a way

this is going to be a win-win situation!

i am looking to spread the word about my photography. as soon as i reach 400 "likes" on my facebook page by June 6th, this is what i will give to one lucky winner.

1. 1.5 hour photo session with me (does not include weddings)

2. 20 x 24 canvas print from our session.

3. 5 x 5 softcover custom photo book of your session

4. custom scrapped frame from yours truly

5. cd with your best images edited
this package is worth well over $400.

i will travel up to 2.5 hours for the shoot. this means, if you live on the mississippi coast, in the new orleans area, hattiesburg, etc. i will come to you. if you live further than 2.5 hours, don't count yourself out, because we can always arrange a meeting point!

what's the catch?

FIRST CHANCE: all you have to do is "like" my facebook page and leave a comment here on the blog telling me you've done this. if you are already a liker, then you can leave a comment here telling me so.

SECOND CHANCE: post a status update on your facebook page telling your friends about my give-a-way and make sure you link back to this blog! leave a comment here telling me you've done this.

THIRD CHANCE: tweet about my give-a-way and add a link back to this blog. leave a comment here telling me you've done this. (add your twitter id, too)

FOURTH CHANCE: blog about my give-a-way and leave a comment here telling me you've done this. also, add a link to your blog in your comment.

you have 4 chances to win. make sure you leave 4 separate comments for each action. as soon as i reach the 400 mark on facebook i will randomly draw for this prize and announce a winner.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

a horse or two

everyday going to and from home, i pass joey's house. he has horses. i love horses. my girls love horses.

when i was little i used to beg my dad for a horse. we lived in a neighborhood and there was no place for one. i even tried to bargain with my future husband's dad (i didn't know he'd be my future paw-in-law at the time)to let me keep one in their pasture. i read books about girls and their ponies. alas, it wasn't meant to be.

now, i still ride by other peoples pastures full o'horses and wish that that was my pasture. but sometimes i get the nerve up to ask them if i can stop and pet them and take their photographs. photographs of the horses, that is. so a big ole thank you to joey chassion and his purty horses. t.r., the horse, was like a big puppy. he followed us around and would nudge us to give him love. we obliged.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

a car show

i was asked to take pictures at our local chamber of commerce's founder's day this past weekend. this is always such a fun event and this year they added a car show. i really like taking photographs of cars. i mean, i really like it. i love the details. here are a few examples of the fabulous cars that were in the show. this was also a good opportunity to work on my editing skills.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

a day in the life.

i like my new attitude. realizing that i'm not going to live forever (on earth) has given me a kick in my step. when you are young, your life seems like it will go on indefinitely. then you have your own kids and one day you wake up with a nine-year old. wasn't she born yesterday? whew, that was fast. oh my gosh, sniff sniff sniff, that was too fast. 

i want to be a good influence on my girls. i want them to think back on me and remember that i was doing what i loved to do. i want them to know that they don't have to settle. with a little hard work and motivation they can do and be whatever they want. don't judge success by how much money you have earned. but by how happy you are. i want my girls to be happy and live a fruitful life. 

i work for a man that does a lot of real estate development. his newest project is a 100+ year old building that will be converted into a boutique hotel and apartments. when the paneling came down this week, these brightly painted walls were exposed. at one time back in the 70's (i think) it was a hangout called "the jungle". perfect for picture taking! if you want to see the progress you can like us on facebook under the inn on whitworth.

i am the proud owner of a supermodel and a monkey, can you decide which is which?


Tuesday, April 5, 2011

a friend.

Dee Dee is my friend.

i had so much fun at this shoot. it was a great learning experience and i think it turned out purty darn good.

 i knew that her kiddos played ball but i didn't understand how much it meant to her until this shoot. check out this link if you want a little sniff sniff moment: Dee Dee's Daddy

oh and if you know her mom, don't spill the beans because this is a mother's day surprise!!

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

a facebook.

i thought i would hold off on creating a fan page. then i decided i might as well get the exposure while the getting is good. there are tons of people on facebook that don't do blogs and a little free advertising never aint gonna hurt nobody. =)

you can "like" it here if you like: 
Paige Anderson Photography Fan Page

with a little help from my friends and family over next few weeks i will get the opportunity to expand my horizon a bit. i can't wait to show you guys the results.

Monday, March 28, 2011

a frustration.

if you are already a pretty savvy photographer, you probably vividly remember what it's like to learn exposure and all the practice it takes to get it right. i am still trying to get it right. i made myself a promise not to ever shoot in auto again. i had to go manual and stay in manual. so far it's been an semi-easy task. i can usually set the exposure, snap a few, and go on about my business. that was not the case this past friday. i was so excited to go along with emma on her field trip to the new mississippi children's museum until i tried to take pictures.

i immediately started to get hot and could feel the anxiety rise from my toes to the top of my head. the lighting changed with every step i would take. to top it off, these kids would not stay in one place for longer than .00053 seconds. i was missing practically every shot i tried to get. when i would get the exposure nailed the gals would move. i would set it again and they would move again. i was having a panic attack at this point. for me, when this happens, it proves that I'm not good enough to be a photographer.

after an inner freak-out, i told my self to calm the heck down. what would these pictures be used for? they would be my reminder of this wonderful day with emma. they would not be on a gallery wall...maybe just my facebook wall. with all that in mind i turned my little dial to P and shot without regret for the rest of our time at the museum. i decided to let the camera figure out the lighting so i could sit back and enjoy my time with emma.

later that evening, i still felt like i had lost all that learnin' i thought i had. my bag sat on the counter and i just knew the camera inside was mocking me.

emma had a friend over and tim decided we should build a little fire outside. it ended up being perfect because hot dogs were on the menu. we let them roast hot dogs and make s'mores. my mood had lifted and i decided to pull out my camera. i put it back in manual.