Monday, August 31, 2009

Keep checking back!

These days I am running around like a chicken with it's head cut off! It's insane how busy these past few weeks have been. GOOD insane. In fact, I've hardly had a spare minute to post pictures from my sessions. No worries though... they are on their way. Here's what you need to be watching out for:

Two weddings
One egagement
One family
Two newborns
Three senior portraits
& One maternity session


Goodness gracious, can you see why I've been busy? I've said it before and I'll say it again... THANK YOU for keeping me busy! I love getting your comments, emails, phone calls, and facebook messages asking me to take your pictures. It is crazy, and sometimes I just don't know where to start because there's so much to do, but I am lovin' it!

Saturday, August 29, 2009

For a good cause...

I'm excited to give every one of you a chance to {win a FREE photo session}, while at the same time helping a family in need. Before I tell you more about the family, here's what you'll get if you win:

*One 60-90 minute photo session with me!

*A cd with 30 of the best images from your session.

*A copyright release giving you permission to print your images wherever you'd like and at whatever quantity you'd like.

*I'm also going to throw in a 50% discount on your NEXT photo session that you schedule with Erin Householder Photography.

Now on to the reason we are doing this... On Wednesday the 19th of August, 2009 this world lost an amazing Husband, Father, Son, Brother, and Friend. On August 19th, Kameron Haban was taken from us by Lupus. 100% of these donations will be going towards the “Jami Haban to Benefit Kameron Haban” fund. For more information about this family and their story, please click here.

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Let's all team up and do something good for Jami and little Kason!!


{Here's how}
For every $10 you donate, you will get one entry into the photo raffle. ($20 = 2 entries, etc)
To donate, click the yellow donate button below. You must first sign up for a Paypal account which is quick and easy. (If for some reason you cannot or would not like to sign up for a paypal account but would still like to participate, please contact me at erinhouseholderphotography@gmail.com).


When filling out the information,
please include your name, address, phone number, and email address. IMPORTANT: Please write in the "Note" area that you are participating in the Erin Householder Photography photo raffle.

***Must live in or be willing to travel to the Gila Valley (Safford/Thatcher/Pima).


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Tuesday, August 25, 2009

My sister's kids. Love them!

This is definitely what I would call a picture overload! I can't help it though because these little cuties belong to ME! Well, they actually belong to my sister... but I'd claim them any day. We took these outside of the Snowflake LDS temple when my sister got married two weekends ago. We didn't have a ton of time to do them, but I love the way they turned out.



The boys.

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Brandon
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Zach
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Nate the Great!

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For this picture of Nate, I couldn't decide between the b&w or the vintage edit. I love them both! Isn't he such a handsome boy?

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Jen & Megan
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I LOVE this picture! My sister is so beautiful. She just makes me smile. And don't you love little Megan missing her two front teeth?
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Love you guys!

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Troy . Teri . Cami

This was such a unique shoot. Teri (below) was one of my young women leaders in high school.


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I seriously had THE BEST young women leaders! They are women that I still keep in contact with today and look up to so much. Troy and Teri have a daughter that has just headed off to BYU to start her freshman year of college. I couldn't be more excited for Cami. She will have an amazing time up there! Before she left, her mom wanted to have a "good-bye photo session". Here are just a few. I didn't want to spoil the fun by posting all of my fave's. Thanks Troy, Teri, and Cami!



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Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Eliana at age two

Beautiful couples...

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make beautiful babies.

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Isn't little Eliana adorable? She was so well behaved the entire time. At just two years old, I was amazed at how many words she knew and how much she understood. Will my baby really be that big in just 10 months? Crazy!



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I think this is my favorite shot of the day. Simple, but I think it's beautiful. SHE is beautiful! Little kids exploring make awesome subjects.

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Tuesday, August 11, 2009

New vintage edit!

I am so pumped about this new edit! I came across this awesome photography site that walks you through making your own vintage style edit. {Side note: A big shout out to all of those pros out there who are willing to share information with the rest of us!} It really bugs me when people, particularly photographers, are stingy with their knowledge. That said, I am very willing to share what I know and will occasionally be posting tips and tricks to improve your pictures and editing. Some will apply to you, some may not. Is there anything you're dying to know how to do? Leave me a comment! The answer may be in an upcoming post.


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Do you have a scheduled session with me? It would be helpful for me to know what style of edits you like. Do you love tons of black and white? Vintage? Textures and funky borders? Or original color? At our session, let me know what your editing style is. Chances are you'll be happier with the end result!

Monday, August 10, 2009

Baby Darrek . two weeks old

I have the best clients! My friend Chantel has had me do pictures for her twice already, and has a family session scheduled for this fall. She also bought her two sister's in law gift certificates for their newborns. Thank you, Chantel, for keeping me in business! This little man was two weeks old. That's a whole week older than most of the babies I work with. He was in the NICU for a while, so I had to wait for him to get out before we did the session. He was a gem! Thanks for letting me do them Sara.


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This was his mom's idea. They'll never forget what time he was born!
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I recently told a few of you that I will no longer be doing newborns. Well, then you all talked me back into it! So although it's not my absolute favorite, I'd still love to do them if you're interested.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Fall sessions

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Much to my surprise and excitement, my fall sessions are booking up very quickly! September is still open, however, I only have two openings in October and one left in November. Aside from a few exceptions, I will not be working the last two weeks in November or at all in December. I love what I do, but I want to be stress free and spending lots of quality time with my family around the holidays. This means that if you need family pictures to put on Christmas cards, now is definitely the time to book!


That said, if you must have them done in the later months of fall and you think I might already be booked, please still conact me. I will be starting a waiting list and if I decide to take on a few more sessions then you'll be the first that I call.


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I love that I am staying busy! THANK YOU to those that are hiring me or thinking of hiring me. These last two months have been incredible. I can't believe I've only been doing this for two months! It feels like forever, but in a good way.


Thank you for all of your more than nice comments and emails. They make my day!