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February Goals

I am always making lists…I make lists for my lists, ha-ha!  I have used goal setting on another blog and I wanted to incorporate goals into my planning and blogging for ABJ Photography this year.  Especially since this year we are shifting our business over to specialize in Pets + People!  Y’all…this is becoming such a heart project for me. 

I am sorry if you have heard my story before.  But, this past year I lost my sweet Tess.  I cannot form the words to explain the shift that happened in my life at that time.  The trauma, the blessing, the tears, the joy, the strength, and the miracles…they shaped me, they changed me.  Her loss is propelling me into something new, a new passion for what I do as a photographer.  I am not completely stepping away from what I have been doing for the past five years, but into a more specialized position.  My goal is to provide beautiful, tangible, and high-quality images to be displayed in your homes of our families…our whole family…dogs included.

Below is a photo that I found today of Tess and I back in 2009.  My business was so new, and we were just getting settled in the Roswell area, taking one of our many walks in the woods, or on the Greenway.  I am so thankful for her life, and the way I have felt led to lead a life of truth and passion in my photography since losing her.  Below are some goals I am setting for the rest of this month, and I look forward to sharing this journey with you!

February Goals:

– Transition our Website, Blog, and Facebook to reflect our updated brand

– Pack up our house…because we are MOVING!  (not far)

– Work Life Balance, we are in a busy season of life, but faith & family come first!

– Order new media

– Document our dogs in our current home before we move

I am SO excited!  2013 is going to be an amazing year, and I am so thankful for the support of friends, family, and loyal clients!  Y’all are so important to me- THANK YOU!

If you are interested in learning more, please connect with me through the EMAIL ME button above.  Or, add us to your google reader, the journey is just beginning!  I cannot wait to share the pet + people portrait sessions that we have this year with you!

Mason + Magnolia | Lazy Lab Days

I am making a promise to myself that I will post more personal photos on the blog this year.  Mason and Magnolia are our two dogs, Mason a hound mix and Magnolia a black lab.  They are best friends and comic relief on a hard day.  

I came across these images today and they took me back to warmer days.  Reminding me in the business of the day to not take things so seriously and to relax a little bit.

Maggie is notorious for falling asleep sitting up.  She will do the nod-of-the-head thing, and then look around to see if anyone was watching.

Mason loves to sleep in the sunshine.  He will come inside and lay right by the bay window, even if there is just a small amount of sun peaking through the curtain.

I am working toward transitioning our business to photography for pets + people in 2013!  My passion is in helping labs find good homes, loving the labs in my life, and showing through photos how we connect with our pets.  They are a part of our families, and we will be specializing in portrait sessions and weddings that include dogs, or even cats.  I am also excited about a personal project that I am working on for the Atlanta Lab Rescue.  I promise to share the results!

For more information on booking your pet + people photography session contact me today!  Click the EMAIL ME button above!  Thanks y’all!

Perfect Valentine’s Day Surprise!

Join us in celebrating your honey with our Valentine’s Day $50 Voucher!  This is perfect for booking a family portrait, or engagement session with us!  Book your session by February 28th and receive $50 off the session fee!

How to book:

– Email me (alana@abjphoto.com) or contact us through the website via the EMAIL ME button above.

– Sessions start at $200 and you can see more of our work on our website.

– All session must be booked by Feb. 28, 2013!  Sessions do not need to take place in February, but dates must be booked.  Your session date is saved when your session fee is received.

– Gift Certificates available!


Piedmont Park Family Portraits x2!

Over the holiday break I had the pleasure of photographing two of the sweetest families!  Both families are very close and wanted to schedule their sessions so that we could overlap time and grab some quick photos all together! Since they all were in town for an event, and had traveled from all ends of the city to be together, we met up in Piedmont Park.

Moments that happen between photos are sometime the very best ones!

Getting to know these families was so much fun!

I had a lot of fun with family #2 as well!  Aren’t these boys the sweetest?!?

I love this photo because it is not only a celebration of being together, but for a happy new year!

We had to get some photos with their favorite auntie!!

Thank you for braving the cold, and wind during our time together!  I wish both families a wonderful 2013!

To find out more about booking YOUR family photo session please visit our website for details: abjphoto.com/family-photography