Emily Dobson Photography

Before Baby Sale! {Macon, MO Professional Photographer} May 10, 2010

Filed under: Portraits,Senior — edobson86 @ 7:14 PM

Taking walks. Doing lunges. Eating spicy foods. Pep talks.

 

 

Yes, these are all things I’ve done and will continue to do until Baby D makes his/her worldly debut! With the due date less than two weeks away, our excitement is intensifying and we’re trying to get as much prepared as possible! Our bags are packed, the car seat is in the car, and we have the diapers and wipes ready to go. I’ve recently been asked the question (on more than one occasion) if we have everything we need… my answer? We’re soon to find out! Wade and I are so clueless in the parenting department…

 

 

With the baby’s arrival due any day now (whether it be tomorrow or three weeks from now), I am organizing and finishing up all business related items, so that I won’t have some apologizing and scrapping around to do once we bring Baby D home. I have finished up conducting photo sessions and will soon be finished with post-production, orders, and deliveries. I plan to take time off through the end of June and possibly into the first week of July. With this in mind, I will not be scheduling any sessions prior to July 5th maybe even July 12th. HOWEVER, I am currently scheduling sessions for July and August until we head off to the hospital. I strongly encourage anyone interested in a summer or fall session to go ahead and book now! Booking now reserves and guarantees a date and time before the start of the new school year.

 

 

Because I’m hoping to having this little munchin early (yes, I’m fully aware that early arrivals aren’t common with firstborns, but a girl can dream, right??), I’ve decided to run a one week special! Details?! I’m so glad you asked:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Don’t wait to take advantage of this special offer! I accept a limited number of sessions each week to ensure the best possible experience for every client. Once I’m booked, the offer will no longer be valid…so, first come, first serve!

 

 

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Sneak Peek {Macon, MO Professional Photographer} April 6, 2010

Filed under: Children,Engagement,Senior — edobson86 @ 2:06 PM

According to my doctor, I am “33 weeks and some change.” We’re less than seven weeks away now, and I am gaining weight faster than cars drive – seriously! Everyone says its normal, but it sure is scary packing on the poundage. Hopefully, everyone is right and it will come off. Otherwise, Wade may be in charge of childcare for awhile when I start workin’ out like a mad woman! Hm, wonder how long it’ll take to find the energy to workout after the baby is born…

 

 

Thursday we traveled to Alton, IL to visit Wade’s family for Easter. I figured I’d make the most of the weekend and take a few pictures while I was there. Friday I had the opportunity to conduct both a 6-month session and an Engagement session (one of my favs!). I’m super excited about the images I’ve culled through thus far, and I cannot wait to finish enhancing each image! Here is a sneak peek from my weekend in Alton, IL:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yesterday afternoon and evening, I spent 2 1/2 hours with my South Shelby High School senior rep: Sam Bode! I LOVE senior sessions. She brought one of her good friends along, and we just hung out and had a good time. Isn’t she stunning?!

 

 

 

 

 

 

New Website is Live! January 13, 2010

Filed under: Bridal,Children,Engagement,Family,Investment,Personal,Portraits,Senior,Wedding — edobson86 @ 10:35 PM

That’s right folks! The Emily Dobson Photography professional website is now live! I’ve been waiting for the this day for several months, and am so excited to finally showcase my work in a professional, online gallery. Please, tell your friends and spread the word through e-mail, Facebook, and Twitter!

 

 

Once you click on the link above, you will be directed to my splash page. From the splash page, you may choose whether you want to be directed to my website or my blog. For those of you who follow me here on the blog, I hope you will continue to show me some love and stop by frequently for updates, special offers, and to see all of my most current work.

 

 

On my website, you will find investment information for both custom portrait and custom wedding photography. To celebrate the newly launched website, I’d like to throw out a couple of offers:

The first five people to book a portrait session will receive $20 OFF their sitting fee!

The first three brides to book a wedding will receive $200 OFF the package of their choice!

Contact me TODAY for information! (info@emilydobson.com)

 

 

While browing through the website, be sure to check out my FAQ: Frequently Asked Questions page. You will notice that I’m now offering free pre-session and pre-wedding consultations for prospective clients. Some people are completely comfortable communicating and booking via internet; however, I also know that some people would prefer to meet and speak with me in person prior to making a commitment. A consultation is simply a time for us to get to know one another. Tell me about you, your family, your wedding, your hobbies… anything that makes you or your family unique. You may also ask questions regarding the session and or products offered. I will have sample products available for you to view as well. If a face to face meeting isn’t going to be possible due to scheduling conflicts or travel distance, we may set up a phone consultation. If this is something you’re interested in, simply mention “consultation” during our initial contact.

 

 

As I close this point, I would like to send out a couple of Thank You’s:

  • First, HUGE thank you and bravo to Patty Dill for designing my logo! It looks fantastic – especially against the black back drop!
  • THANKS to Ryan Wingo for granting me permission to play his song “Wonders” on my website…such an awesome song!
  • To all my beautiful 2009 clients: I would NOT, I repeat NOT be launching this website and starting a new year of business without you. I’m thrilled to showcase your beautiful faces all over my website. THANK YOU for being simply wonderful.
  • And to my incredible husband, Wade: I LOVE YOU! Thank you for your support, patience, encouragement, website proofing, and unending love. You are my best friend.

 

NOW, spread the word, tell your friends, and find me on Facebook to become a fan of Emily Dobson Photography: another method of communication for updates, special offers, and current work.

 

 

THANK YOU FRIENDS and CLIENTS and ALL of my FAITHFUL FOLLOWERS!!

 

 

Black Friday & Darcy Long November 27, 2009

Filed under: Senior — edobson86 @ 6:28 PM

Happy Black Friday! Yes, Wade and I were among those crazy shoppers out and about during the wee hours of the morning. We left home at approximately 2:45 a.m. to hit up Kohls and Wal-Mart. Two years ago, I randomly woke up a little before 5 and decided to go purchase two items at Wal-Mart. Crazy spur of the moment decision, I know…but I got what I wanted and I never waited in line. So when Wade and I started discussing the thought of Black Friday shopping, he voiced is skepticism of seeing lines of people at Wal-Mart at 4am. After a quick status update on facebook, we were quickly told that ‘YES’ there are crazy lines at 4am. Well, we braved it anyways and were still surprised by the insane amount of people standing outside Kohls…we really didn’t think Kohls would be “the place to be.” Obviously, we were wrong.

 

 

We only had to wait in line for 20 minutes or so. When we entered the store, the adreline started to rush. We quickly walked (we were so NOT running) to the back of the store to retrieve our foam matress we wanted so badly. The nervousness increased as everyone in the store seemed to be headed the same direction. To our surprise, we passed them and continued a few more feet on our own to the item on our purchase list. However, I was curious. “What on earth were all those crazy women after?!” Mobs of women hurled over boxes of bedding???? Strange if you ask me. When I looked closer I saw that it was actually a $150 down comforter for $30. Yes, $30. “I’ve always wanted one of those!” I announced to Wade. So he forced himself through the crowd and with less than 10 comforters left, he grabbed the exact color and size that matched our current bedding. We ended up saving more money at Kohls than we actually spent! Isn’t that just madness?!

 

 

Overall, it was a good experience for us. We’ll probably do it every year now!

 

 

Upon our return home, we cleaned house, put up and decorated the Christmas tree (and our 5 lonely Christmas decorations), and watched Alabama almost blow their chance at a National Championship. Talk about a stress-filled day! Surprisingly enough, I’ve made it the whole day without a nap and am now being productive with photography! I’m very proud of myself actually.

 

 

So while I’m being productive, I’d like to share South Shelby senior, Darcy Long. Darcy and I met up on a very cold and windy morning here in Macon, MO. We braved the unusual weather and managed to have a really great session! Despite the below average temperatures and the ridiculous wind, we shared some stories and laughs and captured some amazing photos of Darcy. She looks beautiful and I am blessed that she chose me to help capture these moments in her life.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Toooomorrow! November 19, 2009

Filed under: Senior — edobson86 @ 9:31 PM

  …Toooooooooomorrow! Tomorrow! I love ya Tomorrow! You’re only a day away!

 

 

Yes friends, tomorrow is the day I’ve been anticipating for months. And I seriously mean MONTHS. This exact weekend last year, I remember talking to my mom over the phone (because I didn’t have texting at the time) and almost losing my sanity when she told me she went to watch a vampire movie with my sister. “How unrealistic!” I thought to myself, and of course made fun of her for it. She laughed and said, “But it was a really good love story!” I seriously thought she’d lost her mind. Over the next several weeks, I started noticing a poster or two hanging on our middle school walls, and suddenly my students and basketball girls were talking about the Twilight Saga. The end of the semester rolled around, and we were about to go on Christmas break. The teachers got together for a little Christmas party and had a gift exchange. It was my first year of teaching, and I did not want to be left out of all the fun, so I bought my gift and anxiously anticipated “Dirty Santa” (stealing each other’s gifts). There were a few items I had my eye on, but one gift in particular caught my attention and never let it go… wouldn’t you know, the Librarian brought the books Twilight and New Moon. It totally didn’t matter that there were like six Snickers bars and five Twix bars to accompany it. While I awaited my turn, I decided I wanted to try something new and READ over break. Such a novel idea, I know. When it was finally my turn, I reached for the gift I watched the entire night and jumped for joy (on the inside of course…) when it was finally in my hands. A turn or two later, my stinkin’ co-PE teacher stole it from me!!!!!!!!!!! I looked at him and said, “Are you kidding me?! What are YOU going to do with Twilight and New Moon?!” I was ticked. Although, what should I have expected, it was totally a Coach Craig moment.

 

 

Now, the rest of the game is suddenly a bit blurry. I either stole the books back or asked if Coach Craig would trade with me…. I can’t remember anything these days. Turns out, he wanted the third book included in the pack… the one I wasn’t paying a lick of attention to… and the one I can’t even remember the title to. I graciously gave it up, and my wonderful, most amazing, and CRAZY co-teacher let me keep the books. Too bad my husband had to deal with the consequences…

 

 

It took approximately one night of reading to become completely obsessed with Bella and Edward. I spent my entire Christmas vacation reading the series. During the day, I was completely torn. I wanted to spend time with my husband and all of my immediate and extended family… but I also wanted to spend time with Bella and Edward! So I spent the days with the fam and nights with the books. I’d stay up until about 2am (when I was falling asleep with the book in my hands) to read and read and read. I finally finished the series on New Year’s Day.

 

 

Of course, I watched the movie in theatres… twice. I went and bought the Twilight movie at midnight on my birthday. I reread the books about a month ago. And now, I FINALLY get to see New Moon tomorrow! It releases at midnight, but I’m waiting patiently to see it with my buddy Lori. We’re meeting in Cape Girardeau, along with our husbands, for a New Moon weekend! It’s going to be FANTASTIC!!!!! And you know it.

 

 

So while I’m on the subject of teenagers, I might as well blog about one!

 

 

Brooke is a senior at Macon High School. She pitched for the softball team who played very well this season. I really enjoyed our session together and she was very sweet and easy to talk to. And her mom was great too! We had the chance to go out to the country for some middle-of-nowhere pictures, which I think turned out awesome. Although, have you seen Brooke?! I swear she was a model in another life time. Look at her gorgeous images!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

 

 

Striving… November 16, 2009

Filed under: Senior — edobson86 @ 7:00 AM

If you read my latest blog post, then you’ll know I set a goal for myself-a goal a fully intent to reach. In spite of my busy schedule, my plan is to blog twice a week. I’m sick of making excuses for my blog neglection (I do believe I just made up that word). Oh dear blog, I neglect you no more! For today I’m taking the first step in my road to recovery. I introduce to you, blog readers, Josh Harris.

 

Josh attends our church, and Wade and I have had the privilege of getting to know his family through their involvement in the youth group. Josh is a great kid who is easy to talk to, has a good sense of humor, and is very laid back. During his session, I sort-of-but-not-really-because-it-would-be-totally-embarassing, got lost in Atlanta, MO. Yes, Atlanta. Where there is a population of about 17. Actually, I just missed the turn off to Josh’s house and had to call and figure out which direction I was headed. See, not so bad! Later, he showed me some of the happenin’ places in Atlanta. It took all of about 5 minutes. Ha! Atlanta is just little bity. Although, so was Shelbina…the town where I grew up! Enough chattin’ already. Let’s see some pictures!

 

Oh by the way, I guess this is my new good-luck-reading-it font. Sorry. Annnnnd, I missed my bigger pictures. So they’re back. If your images are cut off, they’re not supposed to be. Let me know if it’s happening to you by leaving a comment. Then, I’ll know if I need to readjust the size again.

 

 

 

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Megan Sullivan – {Macon, MO Senior Photography} October 14, 2009

Filed under: Portraits,Senior — edobson86 @ 4:37 PM

Megan Sullivan – Macon High School Senior Rep

 

While living in Macon these past several months, I’ve had the opportunity to get to know some pretty cool kids through our youth group at Macon First Baptist. Megan is one of those teenagers you can just relax and have fun with. Wade and I are comfortable being our normal, sarcastic selves around her. We share lots of laughs with Megan. We also share lots of heart to hearts.

 

Megan has been the catcher for the Macon High School varsity softball team for the past four years. Last night, she and her teammates played in the District Championship in hopes of pulling out the win. Unfortunately, Megan broke her foot in the third inning and the team didn’t quite pull out the win they were hoping for. Why do I tell you this? So I can share with you what my husband reminded me last night…

 

God works together for the good of those who love Him…

 

And Megan loves God…

 

Wade and I have seen leadership qualities in Megan from the very beginning of our ministry here at Macon. We know God is going to use her to further His kingdom and affect lives for Christ. Megan, when you read this, I hope you are encouraged. You’re a fantastic person and I’ve thoroughly enjoyed getting to know you over the past several months. Hang in there with this crazy broken foot. Hey, at least it’s not your knee-I broke my knee in Kindergarten and my cast practically ate me alive. And to top it all off, my dad made me wear one of HIS SOCKS over the end of my cast so my toes wouldn’t get cold. Isn’t that awful?!

 

Enough talking already… Look at this stunning young lady!

 

 

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Tonight, Wade and I leave town… AGAIN! This weekend we’re headed to Mississippi for a wedding. We won’t be back until next Monday evening. I’ll have more posts to come when I get back though. I have all kinds of pretty people to share!