How do you celebrate…. YOU?

Certain milestones should be celebrated!!! Birthdays, anniversaries and honestly…… EVERY day!!! Did you know you don’t need an occasion to celebrate yourself?!? IKR…. it seems so simple yet sometimes we forget how amazing we are just everyday. When you’re ready…. get in touch and let’s celebrate…. YOU!!!!

Btw…. huge shout out to my hubster who made this ah*mazing swing for me!!!

Celebrate.... YOU!!!
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Tea Party for TWO!!!

Our granddaughter is TWO!!! She is our everything and I have to admit (I know everyone says this about their own kids/grands) but she IS the CUTEST little thing EVER!!!

She has filled our lives with so much joy and love the past 2 years. I’m happy to share a few images from her Tea Party for Two birthday session.

 

I’m being constantly reminded how quickly she is growing. Don’t forget to capture every milestone because these precious moments are beautiful and our babies don’t stay little for very long. Email me today at ContactAtLastProd@gmail.com to reserve your session!!!

 

A Celebration of Life and Love ~ Misty Lakes, North Augusta SC

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With today being our wedding anniversary, nothing makes me happier than being able to share a sweet image from Estelle & Kenneth’s party. In honor of Estelle’s 90th birthday and their 60th wedding anniversary, their family put together an amazing celebration for them at Misty Lakes in Aiken, SC.

As my time was winding down, I wanted to take a few moments to capture a couple of images of them together. As I was setting up this image, I really wanted to position them closer together. I had Mrs. Estelle stand so that I could move her chair closer and Mr. Kenneth, from his seat, reached out to her to hold her arm to help steady her. Still looking after her. Still taking care of her. I can only dream and hope that when I’m 90 that my husband will be still reaching out for me. To guide me and protect me.
This is absolutely one of my most favorite images of them. So much can be read in their hands… strength, tenderness and devotion. I could only be as lucky to celebrate 60 years of marriage. So here is to 15 years down & 45 to go!!!
Happy Anniversary to my love, Phillip.
Always,
Cherie

Digital Negative vs Enhanced Edit – What’s that mean?

I have gotten a few questions about what exactly is a digital negative. So let’s take a closer look at what that means.

Back in the days of film when you dropped off that 35mm (or for me… 110 film) with every roll that was developed you received a copy of the negative. This was used for archival purposes and if you needed to obtain a print you had to have the negative.

A Digital Negative is simply this: The unedited photographic digital capture of subjects in color or black and white.

For those clients that do have digital negatives included with their package they are, as needed, balanced for color and exposure.

Below is an example of a Digital Negative:

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Digital Negative

So how does that compare to an Enhanced Edit and WHY are you charging extra for that?

Well because capturing those amazing moments is just a part of what I do. Transforming those images into feelings, thoughts and ideas takes time and vision. I am only asking that for the hard work and long hours that I spend making that image perfectly representative of what I love and cherish that I be fairly compensated.

I as an artist, woman, wife and mother choose the images that most speak to me and that show the most emotion and feelings from our time together.

Below is an example of an Enhanced Edit:

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Enhanced Edit

Those days of film have long since passed us by. But it is very important to understand the importance of archiving digital files regardless if it is a digital negative or an enhanced edit. I urge you to print your most favorite images, show them off and display them proudly in your home. Keep your archival process updated as fast as there are advancements in technology.

These files hold your most treasured memories. If they are there unprotected, they can and will be lost forever.