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Archive for February, 2010

Monday, February 22nd, 2010

Engagement/Couples Photography- Krystal & Gary


It was the perfect day! The weather was just right, and the skies were clear!This couple was so much fun to shoot with, very rarely do a lot of men really enjoy taking photos, but Gary sure made the best of it! And they looked great!!!You can see they were just so happy to be there with each other! Congratulations you guys, you both deserve the best!

FYI: Hair Styling and make up provided by me. I am a hairstylist and make up artist as well. So my beauty services are provided prior to the photo shoot if requested. And I am always ready for touch ups throughout the shoot with the right tools.

Here are some photos from their shoot. Click on the pics below for a slideshow view!

Friday, February 12th, 2010

Who says messy isn’t HOT?!


Here is a great example on how to edge it up! Christy Lollar  really worked it yesterday! She took the time to blow-dry and straighten her hair that morning, but of course I had to get in it at some point .The first photos we did , her hair was still intact but that is what you want when you are wanting to have classic portrait photos done, you want to be sure your hair looks natural. later as we moved on to other parts of this wonderful location our surroundings became a bit more colorful and darker tones surrounded us, so I knew it was time to kick up the edge. within 2 minutes I had her hair super messy, and it was HOT! Once I took a few shots of it down & messy then I began to pin itup. It sure looks as if it took a very long time but it did not take longer than 4 minutes!Christy really began to interact with the camera, becoming a true model! Yesterday was a great day! Here are some shots from this shoot…

Thursday, February 11th, 2010

How to Edge it up


If you’re looking to edge up your photo shoot , here are a few tips to achieve that.

When picking out your outfit, choose a article of clothing or accessory that clashes with the rest of your outfit, whether it’d be the style or color.Hair style cannot be perfect, you want a good bit of messiness. You want a lot of volume too, try applying some volume mousse on the roots and make sure to blow dry your hair upside down. A little bit of teasing on the top is great! Then you can just throw your hair around a bit without worrying about any pieces sticking out. You can also wear a couple of clip on hair pieces of a different color, it always adds a little spunk to your look. Your make up should be more dramatic, try a good bit of smoky shadow, or a bright color shadow such as blue or pink, etc. Don’t be afraid of the black eyeliner on the top lid, and bottom(this creates a big pop! making your eye color stand out beautifully). Now since you are dramatizing your eyes, don’t go too dark on the lips, you always want to pick one area of your face you want to stand out. Go all out with your mascara or get some false lashes!

Choose a location that is unorthodox ex:old warehouse, run down building,bulky bridges, etc. Your surroundings can affect your emotions, impacting your facial expressions and body movements, it is very hard to show edginess when you are surrounded with flowers and white picket fences .

We all have a bit of attitude in all of us, you wanna try to bring that out as much as possible. You wanna try to get out of your comfort zone and try new non traditional poses.

Tuesday, February 9th, 2010

Sunni Jones – Portrait Photography Tuscaloosa, Alabama


The Coldest day so far that I’ve had to shoot, but it was so much fun! Sunni was a great sport, and looked spunky and so pretty! Here are some of the shots!

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2010

Senior Portrait Special


Graduating soon?? Haven’t booked a photographer for your senior photos??Well this is the right time!!! Take Advantage of  our 2010 Senior Portrait Special!! Book with Beautiful Horizon Photography & receive 15% OFF your package!

Our Senior Portrait Package Includes:
*A consultation prior to day of the shoot for me to learn a bit about you, so we can personalize the shoot according to who YOU are.Also I want to be sure that you are comfortable on the day we shoot.
*2 hour photo session(although sometimes it may extend) *2 outfit changes
* CD with all of the edited images(allowing you to print your photos at a lab of your choice).
***Regular Price for this package is $300

*If you would prefer we order your prints additional charges will be applied.

*Be sure when you book to mention the 15%OFF discount you saw on our Blog.
Wednesday, February 3rd, 2010

Savannah Phillips Winner of The 2010 Gordo High School Beauty Walk


This is also a example of a event that I offer to shoot. A lot of families may have a special event they want to give their 100% attention to, and I am there to focus on photographing all of the moments, giving the family the peace of mind that they will not miss any shot.

I was recently invited by  to attend and photograph The Gordo High/Junior High Beauty walk. All of the girls looked beautiful and were all very poised. Savannah as you can see had a stunning dress!

CONGRATULATIONS SAVANNAH!

Beautiful Horizon Photography wishes you the best of luck in all of your life’s journeys!

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2010

Kayla & Caden Portrait Photography at Capital Park Tuscaloosa Alabama


I really enjoyed the photo shoot with Kayla & Caden. It was a beautiful afternoon, and the sun was just right! So happy to have captured some really great smiles!

I am so happyto know one of these photos of baby Caden will be in this year’s Valentine’s day baby contest in the Tuscaloosa News!

Monday, February 1st, 2010

Example of Engagement Photography! University of Alabama Arboretum


It was a cloudy day, but nothing stopped this couple from expressing how much love they had for each other. Christy & Kenny are former high school sweet hearts who’s paths crossed once again, and rekindled their flame. Congratulations to the beautiful couple! Wish you both all the happiness!

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