The Oetting Girls

The Oetting Girls

Happy birthday Jennifer!!  She has no idea these portraits happened!  Her sweet husband snuck away with the girls, got their hair done, got wardrobe input from her sisters and brought the sweet girls to see me– all to give her the best birthday present!  YAY!  I am honored and thrilled to be a part of the surprise!  The girls were amazing as always for me and we have SO many sweet beautiful images to show her once the surprise happens!  I can’t wait to wish her a happy birthday in person and help her figure out what she wants to do with the images of these awesome girls!

Tallahassee Children’s Photography by Long’s Photography

The Keller Family

The Keller Family

Tallahassee summers are just brutal.  The intense heat and humidity really limit sessions outside to the hour after sunrise and the hour just before sunset.  I was so thrilled that the Kellers joined me just after sunrise at the lake at Southwood.  We got to play and get the portraits in just before Miss V was ready for a nap!

Tallahassee Family Photography by Long’s Photography

McFarland Boys

McFarland Boys

CHAOS!  LOL  What else can you say about a session with a five year old, 18 month old, two grown doggies and a puppy?  While the session may have been a whirlwind, its a true representation of this time in the lives of the McFarland Boys.  This is real life– its dirt, bugs, a grumpy face and an unexpected snack.  While it isn’t “perfect” by textbook standards, in twenty years this momma will look back on her boys and remember all the chaos fondly and she will cherish these moments of wild boys and dogs!

Tallahassee Family Photography by Long’s Photography

Ducks and Bunnies 2020

Ducks and Bunnies 2020

This was the tenth year we have done the Ducks & Bunnis mini-sessions  at the studio and I have to say it was a year like no other.  With concerns over Covid-19, many sessions cancelled and this was the lowest number of sessions we have ever done, BUT each and every one of the sessions we did was AWESOME!  We had so much fun creating Easter portraits in the studio gardens.  Its such a joy to watch the children interact with the animals!  To all the families who kept their sessions and helped us make it through the Covid shut down, I thank you from the bottom of my heart!

 

Tallahassee Easter Ducks and Bunnies Photography by Long’s Photography

Award Winning Tallahassee Photography

Award Winning Tallahassee Photography

COVID19 is NO fun.  We miss our friends, our routines, our sense of normal.  I desperately miss being in the studio, playing with all the kiddos, snuggling all the babies and spending time with all my clients.  I am so blessed to be a part of a very large network of professional photographers and through this we have stayed connected online to give each other support and friendship.  One of the most importrant of these groups is my home guild- the Tallahassee Professional Photographers Guild.  

This group is where I first put myself out there to network with other professional photographers.  13 years later, this group is some of my closest friends on the planet and they are my “co-workers” in a sense.  We celebrate each others successes and we help comfort in times of failure.  They have my back and I have theirs through thick and thin, so connecting tonight online instead of in person for our monthly meeting was just what I needed.

I was thrilled that we could still hold our monthly image competition and that my peers chose two of my images as the best in their categories. 

Super proud mama moment when the image of my babies was chosen as the winner for Portrait of a Group!!  Then I also won the special challenge that had to be GOLD themed.  I am always honored when my fellow professional photographers choose my image as the best, it just means SO much!

 

Tallahassee Award Winning Photography by Long’s Photography