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This blog is dedicated to my adventure in photography. You'll see bits of my adopted hometown, New Orleans, as well as plenty of pictures of my sons, Dylan and Logan, and, of course, the children and families that allow me to capture the special moments in their lives.

I'll be updating the blog frequently, so add me to your blog reader. And if you have a blog yourself, I'd love to be added to your blog roll. Lastly I love comments so if you've particularly enjoyed a post or a photo please let me know!

Monday, September 28, 2009

Sneak Peek: Gina + Toru [New Orleans Maternity Photographer]

Have I ever mentioned how I love doing maternity sessions in the early evening? Just an hour or so before sunset is perfect. The is golden and so so beautiful. Now most of my littlest subjects aren't at their best that late in the day, but it's fantastic for session with adults or older children.

Need proof? Just check out the lovely Gina and Toru. We met up at City Park last weekend in the early evening for a great maternity session. G+T _ I hope you enjoy the peek. And I can't wait to meet little J!

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Sneak Peek: Juliet on the go! [New Orleans Baby Photographer]

I met up with sweet Juliet Friday morning for a hot steamy session in the Quarter to commerate her one year year birthday. The good news is: Juliet was happy and far more cooperative than you could ever expect a one year old to be. The bad news: we almost beat the rain. Yep, ALMOST. Luckily we were almost done when it started to rain and we even finished up the session in the drizzle (until it started downpouring!).

R+T - Enjoy the peek. I'll have the full gallery for you soon!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

what my children do when I'm not looking...

Yes, that would be three very empty totes strewn about the room and all of the toys normally in those totes piled in the closet. Why? God only knows. Should I just be happy that they did it together without fighting?

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Sneak Peek: Ella + Ryan [Destrehan Baby Photographer]

Look who's 6 months old already! Ella was all smiles all day long. Ryan, on the other hand, was mr. serious. But we coaxed a few sweet smiles out of him.

I can hardly believe that its already been 6 months since these photos. Crazy!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Two Spots Left...

There are just TWO spots left for the Holiday Mini-Sessions on Saturday, October 24. Email me soon if you're interested in snagging one... All slots are first come, first served!

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Mr. Wild Thing

Logan goes by a number of different names on any given day. Loganberry. Sweet Thing. Loganzilla. Destructo Boy. And lately Wild Thing. Or, if you're feeling formal, Mr. Wild Thing. He is all snips and snails and go, go, go. In other words, he's all boy. ;)

So I made a quick run to the park with him for some updated photos the other morning after I dropped Dylan off at Kid's Day Out. It was terrible timing. Logan was sleepy and cranky before we ever got there. And it was HOT. But I got in a few cute shots before he self-destructed on me.

I call this "blue steel," lol:

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Christmas in October!

Here it is... finally! My Christmas in October mini-sessions offering. These sessions are geared toward families looking for that special image for their holiday cards and some beautiful images to share with friends and family as gifts. And it offers a tremendous value over regular pricing. Take a peek (click on the image to see it larger):

There will be a limited number of slots available, so please email me at amy@amydrouetphotography.com for time slots and additional details if interested. Sample of this year's holiday card designs will be posted soon!

I hope to see you there!

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Sneak Peek: Aleicia + Chancellor [New Orleans Maternity Photographer]

The day of Aleicia and Chancellor's session, I was watching the weather carefully. We had planned an early evening session in the park, planning to take advantage of the beautiful golden light that appears just an hour or so before sunset.

Well, you know what they say about the best laid plans, right? Rain was predicted that day but as late afternoon arrived the sky was overcast (so much for my golden light) but the rain held off. We pushed our session a bit earlier to compensate for the dark sky. And then, just as I was walking out the door IT started. Big fat raindrops. I popped back inside to call Aleicia again. First we decided to postpone. Then we decided to go ahead and make the best of it with an indoor session.

But as I pulled up to Aleicia and Chancellor's house, the rain stopped. My golden light was still MIA, but I wasn't about to quibble with mother nature. We got a few quick shots inside and then headed outside. We decided against heading to our original location as time and daylight were growing short and instead opted to take advantage of their Uptown location. I think the results are well worth all the last-minute coordination.

A+ C - I hope you enjoy the sneak peek! And to all the other moms-to-be out there, let me know if an Uptown maternity session appeals to you!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

A Note About Fall Sessions

As my long-time clients know, late September straight through the end of December are typically my busiest, craziest months all year. Everyone wants photographs for holiday cards and to give as gifts for family and friends. And who can blame them? :)

All this is to say, if you're interested in a Fall session, please book as soon as possible. October and November are already booking up fast. And this is especially important if you are looking for "milestone" portraits for your baby's first year. Booking early will ensure we can schedule your session in the right time frame.

And last but not least, keep your eyes on the blog for some upcoming announcements, including my annual "Christmas in October" holiday mini sessions and some sneak peeks of this year's holiday designs.

Hope to hear from you soon!

Monday, September 7, 2009

Sneak Peek: Gaven, Sophie + Allen

Last week I got to catch up with these three little cuties. I photographed their big sister, Anna Grace, almost a year ago. At just about 12 weeks old, these funny little munchkins were alert, expressive, and definitely knew what they wanted! They loved looking out the big window in their nursery. :)