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Monday, February 05, 2018
By Lisa H Carter
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Last fall while I was busy with my Senior Portrait sessions this crazy coincidence happened and I just had to share this story!  I got a text message from a client while she was in Tennessee.....She saw this really interesting vintage dress in an antique shop. She texted the photo and price tag to me. I thought ....."hmmmmmm what could I use that for?" I didn't text her back right away but kept thinking if I would really ever use it or was it worth that investment.  Then knowing that my friend Rose Shields was also working hard to get the big fundraiser yard sale ready for the DPWA I texted her reminding her if anyone donated any formal dresses, or prom dresses to keep me in mind. I have been working on building a wardrobe for my Allure sessions and always trying to keep an eye out for a good deal on dresses to add to that collection. Well she sent me back a message........Could you use this???  and it was the EXACT SAME DRESS!!!!!! I said to myself NO WAY!!!! So, I ask her how much for the dress, it seemed obvious someone was sending me a message that I needed to have this DRESS!!! She said how about $8? I said absolutely and picked it up at the sale. 

Fast forward a few weeks and one of my Senior clients was looking to do something really unique and when she came to the studio and saw the dress she fell in LOVE! 

Sometimes things just come to us for a reason that we may not understand fully at the moment but somehow always works out perfectly!!!! 

Tuesday, April 18, 2017
By Lisa H Carter
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In today's image driven, social media age, its so important to have yourself portrayed in great photos! You will be searched out for business opportunities thru LinkedIn, Instagram and Facebook. If you're in business for yourself you want your target market to find you approachable and interesting and someone they want to know and do business with! YES, its important to have professional images taken of yourself and also to update them OFTEN! 


Have you ever went to hear a speaker you've admired and the image you had seen on the advertisement was NOT the person you saw?? You know, it was the best image of them..... 20 years ago!!!  We all know those speakers! So, whether you're in real estate or the medical field, if your photos are used on business cards, brochures, or your social media pages, they should be current and up to date, and "selfies" just don't say "professional!"

Let me help you showcase the BEST YOU TODAY! 


Friday, March 03, 2017
By Lisa H Carter
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Senior Portraits 


These are some of the awesome seniors I worked with last year for the graduating class of 2017! The girls are loving the added styling of having a professional do their hair and makeup before their session. I am super excited about starting to shoot Class of 2018! I have some new ideas to introduce this year and Im currently looking for my 2018 Model Team! Do you know a fun, unique, inspiring senior to be?? Watch for details coming soon! 


Tuesday, October 25, 2016
By Lisa H Carter
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 The GOOD Ole Days of FILM has come back to visit me this week. I pulled out all the negatives from weddings that I photographed before going digital and offered them to my clients. It has been a wonderful trip down memory lane for many!!! The laughs looking back at the styles from a decade ago, the kids that have grown up, what a joy!

I also had a client reach out to me looking for a way to print from some negatives she found that she had never seen. Today she stopped by to see these for the FIRST TIME!! Wow, what a treasure to find these memories of her childhood and her family. Photographs she has never seen before! What a great feeling it is to have been able to help her. Thanks Francine for letting me share these! 

So, the time and effort that Ive taken to try and get the negatives into my clients hands is WORTH IT!! Yes, its not an easy job, and it has taken valuable time to do this. I just hope one day someone will find these negatives and get to revisit a time that they may not even remember, or see family they never got to meet. 

PHOTOGRAPHY is powerful!!! Memories are PRICELESS!!!

I am blessed to have been in this profession for the years I have. PRINT you photos even if they are just cellphone snaps...#exsistinphotos Be in the photos with your children and grandchildren. Someday, they will love to have these memories to look back on! 

Saturday, October 15, 2016
By Lisa H Carter
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Friday Morning as I had my coffee and watched the Today Show, they shared a heart wrenching story of a family battling cancer. We are in October with Breast Cancer Awareness month and so many families are effected by this across our great county. As I watched and my heart ached as her story was told I was reminded again of just how important my job as a professional photographer really is!

The one wish this beautiful woman wanted was a FAMILY PORTRAIT! They hired a local photographer and took her and her family out for a session. WATCH the story.........So many people only feel the importance of portraits when they loose a family member or they know a loved one will not be around much longer. They run into fires to save wedding albums and baby albums and all the memories they have in photographs. You see people in flooded areas trying to salvage just one photograph! It POWERFUL....we need our printed memories, we can't go back and recreate those years.

So, I have to ask, WHY??? Why when things are good do people not see the importance? Why is a few hundred dollars too much to spend on something so irreplaceable, so uniquely one of a kind, so valuable to the people who treasure them? When was the last time you had a family portrait made? 

We are in a digital world now, and more images are stored on devices and never printed. These devices will become obsolete in a few years...CD's and DVD's are already on the way out, just like VHS and other previous media. PRINT your images, share them, back them up, and support your local Photographers. 

Exist in photographs for your family!