Ducks and Bunnies– March 27-29, 2020

Ducks and Bunnies– March 27-29, 2020

Its that time of year!  Our biggest mini-session event each year is back just in time for Easter!  Ducks & Bunnies mini-sessions will be photographed in our studio gardens March 27, 28 and 29, 2020.

Each thirty minute session can accommodate families of up to six.  We photograph the whole family, some portraits of just the kids and lots of fun interactions with the animals!

The session fee includes your session time, retouching of all the final images and an in-studio order session to make your purchase decisions.  All prints, products and digital files are purchased separately.

All sessions are by appointment only and you can book your session online at: Ducks and Bunnies Sessions or you can call the studio at 850.339.5799

 

Tallahassee Easter Ducks and Bunnies Photography by Long’s Photography

Tallahassee Award Winning Photography

Tallahassee Award Winning Photography

The studio has been so busy in the last year that I have neglected to post a LOT of celebration posts about how my images have done in competition!  I have made a New Years resolution to celebrate more and share with y’all all the exciting news!!

This month at the Tallahassee Professional Photographers Guild meeting my images won Best Group Portrait and Best Portrait of a Child… and then I won the overall Print of the Month!  Yay!  Its even more meaningful to me because of the images that won these titles.

The group image of the Charles family is one I adore not only because its a great family portrait, but because I love the people IN the photo.  I have been photographing the Charles family since their oldest was a toddler and each and every session is awesome, memorable and a heck of a lot of fun!  

The portrait of a child is a story near and dear to my heart and it is an image of healing, self love and growth.  Almost daily I have someone mention Bri’s story or the Phoenix Project I am currently working on.  To read more about Bri and the Phoenix Project, go to: https://www.longsphotography.com/tallahassee-photographer-charity-phoenix-project

 

Tallahassee Award Winning Photography by Long’s Photography

White Family

White Family

The White family was in the studio this month to capture some images now that there are THREE kiddos.  This big brother and sister really adore their little brother and the hardest part of the session was figuring out who got to hold him!  He was the sweetest, happiest little guy, I think he is showered in so much love there is no room in his world for any unhappiness!

Tallahassee family and child photography by Long’s Photography

Bri

Bri

Middle school is hard.  Its probably the worst three years of childhood for most everyone.  But for some, middle school can become an absolute hell.

Bri is a quiet, introverted, gentle child.  She is the perfect target for a bully and when she started middle school this year, she immediately became the victim of vicious bullying.  She was bullied for the deep color of her skin and was mocked and ridiculed daily.

Bri found the inner strength to speak out and wrote about her depression and suicidal thoughts in a class assignment.  Unfortunately, the school jumped into action, but only to involve mental health services for Bri- NOT to address the bullying.

Bri’s mother spoke out and put her story on social media.  Her story reminded me of my own struggles with depression and anxiety at her age and I instantly knew I could help.

I contacted her mother and the amazing Mikaya Dionne joined as my partner to make this portrait session something that would help Bri heal and embrace the body that God gave her.

My vision was to make an image composed of all darkness so the highlights of Bri’s skin would become the subject and I could show her the beauty in her darkness.  Mikaya was AMAZING with her makeup artistry and brought my vision to life.  You could see Bri transform not only through the makeup but you could see her whole expression and body language change as she saw her own beauty.

Mikaya, Bri’s mom and I all fought back tears the entire time.  Watching this girl smile and be proud of herself and her color is one of the most rewarding moments I have experienced behind the camera.

Bri’s story has inspired me to continue helping others heal and I am now launching The Phoenix Project for 2020.  I will photograph one session each month completely for free to help someone heal and love the body they are in.  Whether its healing from bullying like Bri, or healing after a cancer battle, or any other struggle, I would love to help give back to their recovery process.  To nominate someone or to offer your help for any Phoenix Project sessions, please go to: https://www.longsphotography.com/phoenix-project/

 

Photography by Long’s Photography

Storybook Santa 2019

Storybook Santa 2019

The Storybook Santa Sessions have quickly become my favorite thing to photograph.  Its honestly magical to watch these children play and laugh with Santa.  There is so much love, goodness and joy in each of these sessions its honestly such an honor to capture these memories!  I am in love with every single session we did this year– even when things went a little “off script”, it all just adds into their special memory!

We have finished all the sessions for 2019, but we are already planning the 2020 sessions!  If you are interested in a Storybook Santa session for 2020, be sure to sign up for the email list and we will announce the dates to you FIRST!  Until then, enjoy these images from this year!

 

Tallahassee Christmas Santa Photography by Long’s Photography