Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Did I Tell You About The Time My Grandma Cooked My Aunt's Pet For Dinner?



It's a pretty tragic story and I swear my aunt is still traumatized by it to this day.

One year in the 1960's, my aunt got a cute little baby chick for Easter. She ADORED her little chick and it quickly became her best friend....and it also because a full grown chicken.  Well, one day my aunt came home from school and couldn't find her little friend. She looked all over the neighborhood, and when she returned back home, dinner was ready.

As soon as she sat down for dinner and took a bite of the fried chicken,  she figured out what happened to her little friend.  Oh, the horror.

That's just one reason why I never was a fan of live animals at Easter....the fate of the Easter animals is a tragedy waiting to happen.   But the photography community in Augusta recently found out that live animals in Easter pictures is another tragedy waiting to happen....with bunnies especially.


You can read all the details for yourself and search the database in this blog post from Shuttermouth:  http://shuttermouth.blog.com/2013/02/08/bunnies-and-chiclets-and-children-oh-my/

In a nutshell, it is illegal for photographers to offer bunny sessions without a permit, which no photographer in Augusta actually has as of today according to the database listed in the blog post.   Apparently there is a hefty fine for photographers who offer bunny sessions...like as much as $3,000 and from the sound of it PETA don't think too highly of these sessions ether.

But honestly, WHO KNEW!!!???  It's really too easy to break the law and not even realize it.  Usually it's newbie photographers who are operating illegally unknowingly because they don't realize at first that they need a business license and state tax ID, but apparently even photographers who do their best to try to follow the law can easily end up breaking it.

 That's kind of sad because I took my kids last year to a very sweet and otherwise law-abiding photographer here who was offering bunny sessions.  The kids had fun with the bunny, and I thought about taking them again this year.

I have nothing against bunny sessions, but (oh so thankfully) Scribbletime has never offered them.

Another photographer told me that her bunny hopped away during her mini-sessions.  That would definitely be my luck too.   The risk of a bunny hopping away during a shoot and then my aunt's tragic experience just was all I needed to not have the desire to offer them.

Anyway,  I don't have any bunny pictures to show you.  


Monday, March 11, 2013

Evans, Georgia Newborn Photographer: Old Meets New

 
 Newborn photography is always best when the props belong to the family already...it just makes the images more special to look back on through the years.  This is a great example of that!
 
We offer in-home newborn photography in the Augusta, Georgia area and all of Columbia County!
 
This sweet little girl's mommy has a house full of antiques, including a baby scale. WELL you know we had to put the scale to good use!!  This is exactly why  like doing newborn shoots in the baby's home. Her mommy is putting a big print of this direclty above where it was taken.  What a heart warming image to look at every time she walks into the room!!!
 
Check out our website:  www.scribbletime.com and birth site:  www.thebirthproject.com
 
And just a disclaimer: 
 
Don't worry, through the magic of my artistic skill, this baby was not actually ever on top of the scale.  We merged three images together to create a composite.   It probably would be easier to put the baby on top of the scale, but in the interest of putting safety completely first, we did it the safe way we did it right.  

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Augusta Triplets Baby Photographer

Visit our websites:

www.scribbletime.com
www.thebirthproject.com

We had the rare opportunity to photograph some triplets for the Birth Project and then a triple sweet newborn session!  It's not every day that triplets are born in Augusta, so this was an extra special event.    Kids come into our lives, leave footprints on our hearts, and we are never the same. 



 


Melissa did the birth pictures, and she and I both did the newborn shoot.  It was great because Melissa has over 20 years of labor and delivery experience, so she knows a little something something about newborns. 


 
 
These triplets had the cutest onsies that said "Former Womb Mates"

 
Just a note about us:

Scribbletime Photography specializes in babies and kiddos.  We love newborns and we have first year plans available.  The Birth Project is a division of Scribbletime specializng in birth photography.  Melissa's 20+ years as a labor and delivery nurse makes her Augusta's Most Trusted Birth Photographer.

Thursday, December 20, 2012

As 2012 comes to a close, we are making big changes behind the scenes at Scribbletime....these are exciting happy changes!  Our website and blog are in transition, and at the start of 2013 you'll get to hear more about all of the details of things happening around here.

I've reverted many of the Scribbletime blog posts to "drafts" because I'm not ready to entirely delete them altogether yet.  However, I plan to start a resource blog and speak from my heart to Scribbletime parents instead of just showing off pretty pictures on here.

My vision is for the Scribbletime to become a parent resource to help make their kid's childhoods more memorable. Pictures definitely help kids remember the great moments of their childhood, and that's what Scribbletime wants to document....great childhood moments.

  So hang in there with me as this transition takes place.  There is soo sooo much to share and I'm looking forward to 2013 with a renewed sense of hope and love.

Scribbletime as a sole proprietor business is closing!!!

This is GOOD NEWS though because we're merging with another Augusta photographer and forming a new business together which we will officially publicly launch in January 2013.

There will be no interruption in serving our Scribbletime customers, and the changes may not even be immediately apparent on the surface, just behind the scenes.

Stay tuned for more news and details!  xoxo, Sharon

Saturday, November 10, 2012

DAY IN THE LIFE: 10 Reasons Why Kids Love This Photography Session

I've been doing "A DAY IN THE LIFE" sessions for my for my first year clients who have babies turning 18 months old.  It's a session where I come inside my client's house and just document little things that happen in their daily routine at home.  Moms love it.  I love it. and here are 10 reasons whey the kiddos love it too... because....

1.  You get a guaranteed treat and the sillier the better....




 2.  You get to play in the water a little longer to make washing hands a lot more fun for the camera...

 3.   It's fun to get pushed by mommy in the laundry basket (and you can only do that at home!!)

 


4.  The best laughs happen at home....





 5.  Nobody tells you to get off the furniture when you're pretending to ride a horse for the camera....








6.  These sweet little moments happen so easily at home, and a little tug on mommy's finger is your ticket outside to play.






7.  Your doggy gets to have his picture taken too...

 8.  Your playhouse is at home, and it's a great place for pictures....
 9.  When else do you get to rock a photography session talking on the phone with a pacifier?
10.  When you're tired at the end of the session, your bedroom is only a few steps away....







 

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Augusta, Ga Newborn Photographer: A Little Newborn Treat & his Halloween Costume


I crossed the river and hopped over to North Augusta to meet this little boy for his newborn pictures.  He was awesome!!

These aren't really the best pictures from the session in my opinion, but I only want to post these because his other pictures are the theme that is on his birth announcement and I don't want to spoil it.  Usually for newborn photography,  I set up in a living room or other spacious location inside the home.  But since  had awesome light coming in his baby room, it was the perfect spot for his pictures, except I can't really show you his nursery or theme yet.  I'll tell you though that they turned out fun!

But here are some baby feet...which are always a hit....I like these pictures that just focus on the baby because they are so timeless.  These could  be taken 30 years ago, or 30 years from now.





Okay so normally I don't dress babies up in costumes for their newborn pictures because costumes are for Halloween...I'm a minimalist, so naturally I think that pictures with costumes on babies are going to look dated in a few years when the fad goes out of style.  But, since it's Halloween and since this little guy is going to wear his sock monkey hat for trick or treating, it was completely okay to dress him up!!  And he let us!!   :)
 










Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Augusta Newborn Photography: Baby Baseball

I had the pleasure of photographing a sweet baby girl whose parents moved to Augusta two years ago, and they've encountered so many major life changing events in that time frame. They got married, moved to a new state in a new house, and now suddenly they have a baby! All in a whirlwind, their lives are forever for the better as they welcome their new little slugger into the world.

Here daddy is a baseball player, so I think she is going to grow up playing the game pretty well.  She was already a very mature newborn when we did her newborn session, but she hung in there like a real pro and let us get some nice images of her with her daddy's glove.  I just think it's precious to see how small her little fingers are against his great big glove.    

Congratulations to the new parents...I cannot want to see how much she grows until her next session!  thanks you so much for letting me photographer your precious  little baby.