Valentine's Day: Lake Norman Photographer

It will be here before we know it! Call now for Valentine's Day cards. You can use an image/images from a previous session, book a mini-session* or even use your own image! Order cards by January 28, and they are $1 each (sets of 24)!

*Valentine mini-sessions are $50, last approximately 30 minutes and include 10 proofs & a $30 order credit. Please call or email for availability.


{love}: Lake Norman Newborn Photographer

Oh, how I love newborns! Meet Baby S. This little one was two weeks old. Thanks again, J & B! It was a pleasure!





Sisters: Lake Norman Children's Photographer

Meet P and K, who are as kind as they are cute! Thanks, D!




I love to see them grow!: Lake Norman Baby Photographer

Early last year, I had the pleasure of photographing lovely Miss A at two weeks for her newborn session.
Look at that hair! And that smile!

Fast forward nine months, and I get to do it again! I am the luckiest girl! Look how much she's grown! Thanks, S! It was so fun!

There's that smile!

I had to get a shot of beautiful A in her beautiful room.

Look at the hair on this beauty!: Lake Norman Newborn Photographer

I know I started the blog after this session, but I have to post Miss A's newborn session. I have never seen so much hair on a newborn. It was thick and so beautiful! I'll be posting images from her most recent session soon.

Happy New Year!: Lake Norman Newborn Photographer

And happy new blog! I'm starting the blog to share the cuties that I get to photograph, to let you know about upcoming news and just for fun! Hope your 2008 is off to a great start.

Let's start out with Baby B. He was precious. Thanks, H!




A few sweets from my sweet clients . . .

 Thank you for the wonderful pictures you took of L for her first birthday.  We will treasure them forever.  It is amazing how you captured all of her many personalities-you are a true artist.

Thank you, thank you from the bottom of our hearts for the beautiful pictures of S.  We are so lucky to have those first weeks captured so intimately.  They are forever special.
We love, love, love these!  You are awesome!

The canvases look fantastic!!!!!  I love them.  Thank you so much!!!

The pictures are amazing!!  I cannot tell you how happy we are with them.  You did an awesome job!!

We love the do beautiful work.  It will be too hard to decide.  Thank you!

Photographer Resources

I am huge believer in paying it forward, so with that in mind, here are some of my favorite things . . .

I love my Shootsac! It is just the easiest, second-nature thing I have in my bag arsenal. Keeps everything you need close at hand while still being comfortable. And I am not influenced at all by their stellar covers!

If you are local to NC, we have the BEST group of photographers around! I am honored to call the gang at Photo Focus Network my "coworkers" and friends. Check them out and apply to the pro forum. There is no substitute for a local network.

My gear of choice is Canon. The range of SLR options along with awesome glass is a great combo!

For equipment purchases, B & H and Amazon are usually spot on.  If you find it for much less than their prices, it's probably too good to be true.

When the situation allows, custom white balance is a beautiful thing. I've been using this target for a while, and I am really enjoying it. The bonus is you can also check exposure at the same time you check white balance!  If you'd rather have something smaller, this cute little grey card from Digital Image Flow fits right on your keychain!

For batteries, I use eneloops. Love, love eneloops! Yes, I am excited about batteries.

If I use a flash on-camera, it always has a Demb diffuser on it.  I've tried so many different diffusers and flash modifiers, and the Flip-It is the best!

A great framer is a wonderful resource. I recommend Four Corners Framing and Gallery to my clients.

I use these file jackets to organize model releases, working (and eventually back-up) DVD's and anything else having to do with sessions. Each client/session gets a folder. I've tried storing all the model releases together, all orders together, you get the idea. This is so much faster.

Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep is a network of photographers who volunteer their services for infant bereavement photography. It is such a worthy organization. If you can volunteer, please check out the site at NILMDTS.

Check back periodically for updates.

Session Details

About me . . .
I am a lucky girl.  I am also a wife, mother, sister, friend and storyteller.  I love reading, Target, sushi, Anthropolgie, and anything with mint and chocolate.  Chapstick is my constant companion.  Ingrid Michaelson, My Morning Jacket, The Cure, Journey or the soundtrack from Wicked is playing somewhere in my house right now.  Yes, I do have a wicked sweet tooth, and given the choice, I will always eat dessert first.  What is your story?

About our session . . .

My passion is showing the extraordinary beauty in ordinary moments.  Sessions are relaxed and fun. Your choice of location and unlimited clothing changes. Up to five people can be included in your 1-2 hour long session.  $125 session fee due at scheduling.  Prints and products are purchased separately.  I typically book 3-4 weeks in advance.  A portion of your session fee is donated to Addi's Cure to help fund lunch cancer research.  Professional prints begin at $15.

Maternity/Newborn plans and Baby plans are available at a significant savings. 

chp vip
Already a chp client?  That means you are a chp vip (oh, yeah!), and you receive one complimentary session annually!  Contact me for details.

Refer chp and reap the rewards!
Your trust means the world to me!  When you tell your friends and family about how much fun we had and how much you love your images, you'll receive a $25 credit for each paid referral.  There are no limits and you can apply your credits to any purchase.  A paid referral is a new client who completes a session. 

The fine print . . .
All fees are due upon scheduling to reserve your session and are nonrefundable.
All fees, services and products are taxed at 7.75% under North Carolina law.  
Online galleries are posted and active for 14 days.
Ordered images are archived for two years after your session date.
Annual complimentary session is not valid on mini session specials, since they are already offered at a substantial discount.
Out of area commissions are available.
Installment plans available.
Policies, fees and pricing posted here supercede any other print or web material.

All images and site content are copyrighted by Candy Howard.
Images are protected under the Copyright Act 1976, Title 17. Please don't steal. It's not nice.

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