Tuesday, November 3, 2009

We've Moved!

Hi there, I just wanted to let all of my new visitors know that the Chikadeez Photography blog has moved. It's been set up to redirect you from Blogger to the new site, but in the case that it didn't, just click here: www.photography.chikadeez.com.

Since no post is complete without a pic, here's a shot from Halloween:

Friday, October 30, 2009

Casey & Todd Get Hitched!

On October 25th, I was the second shooter for Forever Endeavors at the elegant Bradford House. Once again, I had the best time EVER. Casey and Todd were so much fun to work with. They were determined for their wedding to be a huge party, enjoyed by all in attendance, and it most definitely was!

Here are some of my favorite images from the evening:

Monday, October 26, 2009

Mandy & Steven Engaged!!

This weekend I had the pleasure of shooting my first engagement session for Forever Endeavors. The couple, Mandy & Steven, were wonderful. I met up with them in Marietta, GA and trekked around looking for nooks and crannies that had character.

They are having a November wedding at the incredible Rhodes Hall, in Atlanta. I can't wait to capture the biggest day of their lives.

Here are some shots from the session:

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Sweet Newborn!

This past week one of our friends had their first baby, a little girl. We decided to go visit them and meet the newest addition to their family. She is so beautiful, and we are so happy for our friends. While I was there I snapped a few pictures, so I thought I'd share a few with you. My favorite shot is the one of their wedding rings on her feet with their favorite scripture below.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Peterson/Phillips Wedding

Last Friday, I had the extreme pleasure of being a second shooter, for a wedding, for Forever Endeavors. I had a great time working with Allen (the owner) and getting to know the bride and groom. The day was overcast and chilly, but that didn't stop everyone from having a wonderful time. The love between them was undeniable. As you'll see in these pictures, you can see that they are absolutely smitten with each other.

Thank you Forever Endeavors for letting me be a part of that special day.

Here are some of my favorite shots from the day:

Friday, October 2, 2009

Friends & Family

Chikadeez Photography declares that October and November are friends and family months. All photo sessions that are booked between now and Nov. 30th, and occur in that time frame, will receive 25 flat greeting cards.

The greeting cards will be custom designed, double sided, full color, and feature pictures from your portrait session. You will be able to choose which images are used on the cards and the greeting you would like the card to have.

Be sure to tell all your friends and family! Call today to book your session!

Since no blog post is complete without an image here you go:

Saturday, September 12, 2009

First Trade Show!!!!

Hey there, Chikadeez Photography participated in its first trade show today!!! A local organization, Dream House for Medically Fragile Children, held it's first annual Main Street Fair today. We were happy to participate in an event that helped such a good cause. The turnout was excellent, but more importantly, we had a great time meeting people in our community.

We would like to thank all of you who stopped by the booth and visited. We enjoyed meeting each and every one of you and look forward to capturing your fleeting moments.

Here are some pics of the booth setup. As you'll see we had a little face painting station set up for all the kiddos that attended the Main Street Fair. Maximus, from the Gwinnett Gladiators, came by to say hello too!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009


Since all the family was in town for Avery's party, and Jackson's follows in three weeks, we decided to celebrate Jackson's birthday while everyone was here. We just threw a small party with the grandparents and some close friends.

Jackson got the best present EVER from his grandparents, he calls it "SUPER!"

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Avery in Wonderland!!!

Well, this past weekend Avery went to Wonderland. The party was a complete success. The Mad Hatter was the most gracious host, and he seemed to be sweet on one of the guests too!!!! Avery had a wonderful time eating her three tier cake and visiting with friends and family. The only complaint I have is that I didn't get as many pictures as I wanted to, but it was more important to actually sit back and enjoy the party.

As you'll see, there were flowers galore, chocolate covered marshmallows stuck in an apothecary jar with Lemonheads, chocolate covered strawberries, pom pom garland, and an A that I decoupaged and dressed up with a flower, feathers, and pearls. Over on the left side of the table, you'll see an album on display. I made an Avery Volume 1 photo album that had pictures spanning over Avery's first year for guests to view.

Here are some pictures of the party dress in full and from the party:

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Wonderland is coming . . .

We are in full preparation mode as we countdown to Avery in Wonderland. This being Avery's first birthday, it MUST be a day of magic and fun. Though she won't remember it, it will be a very special memory for mommy and daddy and who knows Jackson may even remember it too! If not, there will be beautiful pictures to view for years to come.

Here are some teaser pictures that I took of her yesterday in her custom made (or should I say couture) party dress. I didn't want to show the dress in its entirety until the day of the party, so stay tuned for the birthday bash post. Until then, you can salivate over the girly pinks, lace, feathers, and sparkles.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Vacation Find

On the drive to Florida, we always pass this small country store, and we say to each other, one day we should stop there. We didn't notice the name of the store (Jackson's Country Store) until the recent trip we just took, so we decided that on the way back to Georgia, we HAD to stop. The store just kind of pops up out of nowhere on the drive. On the way home, we accidentally passed it, so we had to turn around. It was worth turning around though. It was a treasure trove of vintage nick knacks, signs, and gas pumps. The colors and imagery were fun and eye catching, you had to be sure to look everywhere, or you were sure to miss something great. If you're ever in the Dozier, Alabama area be sure to stop by.

Jackson's Country Store
16445 Opp Highway
Dozier, AL 36028

Family Vacation

Our family recently took a small vacation back to our hometown (Destin, FL). We are so glad we went when we did, because the weather was absolutely beautiful. We got to stay in my parents condo, so we were right on the beach. The kids loved floating in the Gulf of Mexico and when they got tired of the sand, we just headed up to the pool. I don't think we got out of our bathing suits other than to go out to dinner. Here are some pics from our trip:

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Featured on Teacake Martini

This week Chikadeez Photography was featured on a great new blog Teacake Martini. The blog features a new item each day, each one fabulous in its own right. Be sure to check out our feature here.

Monday, July 27, 2009

1st Birthday Preparations

Well, my baby girl's first birthday is coming up fast. Over the past few weeks, I've been buying things here and there to decorate for her party. The theme is vintage Alice in Wonderland, so I've chosen fabrics and papers that have pastel color themes. I'm using pearls and rhinestones to accent each piece. I bought a beautiful vintage copy of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and plan on using the illustrations as artwork for the party. I'll be sure to take some pics of the book when it comes in the mail.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Wedding Bells Were Ringing!

Last Saturday, I had the extreme pleasure of being a second shooter, for a wedding, for Forever Endeavors. The family was so much fun to be around. The bride was absolutely gorgeous and so easy to work with. The ceremony was held in a Greek church, so the setting was absolutely breathtaking. After the ceremony was over, we went to the reception, where EVERYONE had a blast. I'm telling you, every age you can imagine was out on that dance floor. They really knew how to PARTAY!!!!!

This being my first wedding to shoot, I was really nervous, but I had a FANTASTIC time. Thank you Forever Endeavors, Sandy, and Joe for letting me be a part of that special day.

Here are some 0f my favorite shots from the day: