Thursday, February 12, 2009

Little Saanvi

This session was an absolute blast!

Saanvi is quite young, but she is already going, going, going. She is ready to stand up and go, although she will probably have to wait a few months before she really gets walking. Mom and dad were super to play with and they had several outfits ready to showcase Saanvi's wardrobe... although she is not too kin of being dressed and much prefers the naked look :)

Here are a few images from the session.
Saanvi, naked and happy!
I love this look :)

Thanks for allowing me to photograph your family. I hope you send this link to family and friends so they can enjoy little Saanvi too!

Roxy & Josey

Check out these absolutely gorgeous little ladies that I photographed this past Saturday!

This is Josey.... Drooling yet?

And big sister Roxy it just as pretty her her little baby sister :)

I love this image of Josey and mom. Mom, Katie, is always carrying a wide smile on her face, so this is just so her!

I was a great session, and it gave me time to catch up with Katie, whom I met at a women's group several years back and have not seen for a while.

Thanks for inviting me to photograph your family. It was nice seeing you again and finally meeting Josey. Next time we have to get dad to play too :)

Please leave comments below if you wish, and share this link with your family and friends!

Friday, February 6, 2009

Eddie is one!

Wow, I work with kids all the time and yet I am always amazed at how much and how fast they grow the first year.

So, here I am a little bit after the year, photographing Eddie for the fourth time. Every time I come over to Emily and Mark's home it feels more and more” at home”. They are always super cool and willing to "play" and create a very comfortable environment to work in.

And Eddie is always a trooper and takes the session with the best attitude and lots of smiles… until it is time to nap or to eat, of course. But by then, we are always done!

Here are a few favorites that I know Emily is anxiously awaiting for :)

I love this family portrait.

How cute it this!

Doesn't he make you smile? I think his smile is contagious.

I love when he gives me those intense looks... with those eyes!

I love fun hats!

I hope you enjoyed these. I sure had a great time photographing this session and hope to continue to see Eddie grow!


Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Thank You!!!

I am proud to announce that Andrea Taylor Studio has been recognized with the 2009 Bride’s Choice Awards™.

The Bride’s Choice Awards recognizes and honors vendors from the WeddingWire Network, that demonstrate excellent quality of service, responsiveness, professionalism, value of cost and flexibility.

I have been one of this year’s recipients from a community of vendors from across the US.

The best part is that, unlike other awards in which winners are selected by the company, the Bride’s Choice Awards are determined exclusively by recent newlyweds through surveys and reviews.

According to Timothy Chi, WeddingWire’s Chief Executive Officer. “This year’s recipients have set the bar high, exhibiting excellent service and expertise in the wedding industry.”

In addition, WeddingWire has partnered with Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Inc. to provide its network of local vendors and online wedding-planning tools in the Weddings section of, so this is a really big honor.

A heartfelt THANK YOU to all of our clients for speaking on our behalf and helping us win the 2009 Bride’s Choice Award!

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Business Retreat

This year I closed shop for a week and went off to the North Georgia Mountains for my company's Business retreat.

I engaged the help of my good friend Christina Steiner, who graciously took off the whole week and came up with me.

It was a really nice time, at a gorgeous cabin in Blue Ridge.

We worked very hard all day, going over business plans, budgets, marketing calendar, revenue projections…

Then we made dinner (with baby Steiner in Chris's belly ;)

and sat down to relax, watch TV and play Scrabble in front of the warm fireplace.

Christina and I have been friends for 12 years and have been meaning to do a girlfriend's trip together to celebrate the 10 years of friendship. Since we never got around to that, we decided that we would use our evenings to hang out and celebrate the friendship, which added a whole other layer of niceness to the trip :)

And best of all, Christina is a marketing expert, who owns her own marketing consulting company... I really could not have done this without her!

We also had a really nice surprise visit halfway into the retreat.

My friend Carla came up for the day and worked on the marketing calendar all day with us! Carla does marketing and international business for the State of Georgia, and she was also great help. I am honestly a very lucky woman, having not only great friends, but marketing-savvy great friends that are willing to take time off their busy schedules to help me out with my business.

The weather was pretty cold that whole week and it was nice to stay warm inside the cabin with the fireplace going all day.

I only ventured out to grab a couple of frames of sunset

And sunrise (I can’t even believe I was up for this!).

On the last day, we bundled up

and spend a couple of hours in downtown Blue Ridge

although not everything was open

we had a really nice time.

Thanks a lot, ladies. It was not only fun, but also extremely helpful for my business and I look forward to sharing 2009 successes with you!