Thursday, December 31, 2009

Time for New Beginnings

Time for New Beginnings

"This is a time for reflection as well as celebration. As you look back on the past year and all that has taken place in your life, remember each experience for the good that has come of it and for the knowledge you have gained. Remember the efforts you have made and the goals you have reached. Remember the love you have shared and the happiness you have brought. Remember the laughter, the joy, the hard work, and the tears. And as you reflect on the past year, also be thinking of the new one to come. Because most importantly, this is a time of new beginnings and the celebration of life." Taylor Addison


Happy New Year to you from Vivienne Photography

May God Bless you and your families in 2010!

Many thanks to my wonderful clients whom I've had the pleasure to capture precious memories of their loved ones throughout the years. Thank you for your loyalty and friendship. I look forward to our continued relationships in 2010!

Take care and God Bless! Shalom!

Friday, November 27, 2009

Black Friday Sale

Vivienne Photography
Black Friday Sale

40% off re-orders
from any previously purchased 2009 image
Includes wall portraits sizes, too!
Does not have to be the same size(s) as purchased.

Reply by e-mail to only,
now through Sunday. Sale ends at midnight Sunday!

Put "Black Friday" in subject line of e-mail.
Will reply on Monday to all e-mails.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!

I would like to wish you all the best this Thanksgiving holiday. Enjoy this day with your family and friends. We have so much to be thankful for! This is the day that has been set aside to remember and reflect on all the blessings we have received. Enjoy all it has to offer!

I appreciate and am very thankful for all the friendships and relationships I have made over the years. It's been a wonderful journey and I look forward to creating more beautiful memories for you along the way. I am so thankful for the gift that has been given to me and it fills my heart with gratitude, especially on this Thanksgiving day! Thank you for being part of my life!

God Bless!

Psalms 106:1

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Reminder - Operation Christmas Child

Just a reminder that the deadline for collection will soon be here.

Please call the studio at 410-974-1751 if you have any questions.

As a thank you for your generosity from Vivienne Photography, you will receive a certificate for each wrapped (top & lid to be wrapped separately) box received (shipping fee must be included with each box) You will receive a $30 off certificate that can be applied towards any new portrait session order. Also, boxes will need to be delivered to the studio by November 13th!

Please be sure to follow the suggested packing information located here at:

Thank you . . . I look forward to a successful campaign this year!

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Another Gorgeous Sunset on the Magothy River

Tonight's sunset was absolutely beautiful. We were out sailing this afternoon and then just sailed around in the Magothy waiting for the sunset. I had a feeling it was going to be a beauty because I was watching the horizon line northwest of the sunset take on an amber color. My instincts were right. . . and the best part was after the sun went down; it continued to intensify with brilliant color for another 15 minutes or so.

Saturday, October 24, 2009


I had a wonderful session with this beautiful, blonde-haired 5-year old. She was really sweet and I enjoyed photographing her because was really having fun. I also had the opportunity to photograph her new puppy, Fin. He is a yellow lab and I will be sharing some images of him later on. This is the image her grandmother got as a wall portrait, but in color.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Teddy BARE Baby

What a cutie! I love the hat, too. This image is from his 6 month session as part of his Baby's First Year plan. BFY is a wonderful way to capture the stages of your baby's first year of life. We have several different plans to choose from . . . call today to start your child's portrait history, before these precious moments slip away!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Sweet Baby James

Here is a sweet image that happened during his sister's portrait session. As she was changing into another outfit, he walked into the camera room and sat down on the floor for me to take his photo. It was the cutest thing ever . . . he had the most precious expression at that moment. It's funny how it happened because I had photographed his 2-year old session a couple of weeks prior and it was a little bit harder trying to get him to stay in front of the camera. This image just speaks to my heart!

Monday, October 12, 2009

Another Gorgeous Sunset in Annapolis

After I finished up with a client early this evening, my husband and I went downtown to the Chart House. We got there just as the sun was setting. I am so glad I took my camera because I would have been so disappointed if I would have not been able to capture the beauty of this evening's sky.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Sunset at the Chesapeake Bay Bridge

On our way back from the Annapolis Sailboat Show tonight, we were fortunate to be at the bridge just after the sun went down on the Chesapeake Bay. . . . it was such a beautiful sight. The perfect ending to a wonderful day.

Autumn Sunflower

Sunflowers are so bright and cheery. Just wanted to share an image I captured today while walking down a street in Frederick.

Monday, September 21, 2009

6th Annual Operation Christmas Child Collection!

Once again, we will be collecting for Operation Christmas Child. It won't be long before the hustle and bustle of the holidays are upon us . . . so I wanted to put out an early reminder just in case you wanted to get an early start this year. Here is a link that will give you additional information.

Please call the studio at 410-974-1751 if you have any questions.

As a thank you for your generosity from Vivienne Photography, you will receive a certificate for each wrapped (top & lid to be wrapped separately) box received (shipping fee must be included with each box) You will receive a $30 off certificate that can be applied towards any new portrait session order. Also, boxes will need to be delivered to the studio by November 13th!

Please be sure to follow the suggested packing information located here at:

Thank you . . . I look forward to a successful campaign this year!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Madison turns 1!

I had the privilege of working with the dad of this precious one-year-old little girl recently. He wanted to surprise the mother with portraits for her birthday, which was yesterday. He even participated in the promotion and purchased the size 12-month dress I have listed in a post below on August 6, 2009. Here is one with the dress that I suggested. He even got the cake and balloons for the session!

In all my years of photographing children, he has been the first dad to go through all what he did to surprise someone! I thought it was the sweetest thing and I really admire him for that!

Garrett's Light


October 3, 2009 - 12 - 5 - At the Music Pavilion
Presented by
Garrett’s Light

The first annual fundraising event to raise money and awareness to educate children on preserving, ex- ploring and enjoying our natural resources through learning and playing in our parks.

The money raised will go to The Friends of Quiet Waters Park and will be used to support activities in the park with special attention to children's nature programs and longer term programs to benefit the park and the Chesapeake Bay community.
Bring your family to enjoy music, kite flying, story-telling and other nature activities.

$10/adult, children (17 and under) free, $5 event kites for sale day of festival

For additional information and to register, please go to:

Monday, September 14, 2009

Ryan @ 2!

Another adorable 2 year old! Just look at this face. . . he is so precious. Mom couldn't believe I was able to photograph him and capture the images that I did get of him. It is always so rewarding to me when I exceed the parent's expectations!

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Bryce at 2!

Here's a fun image from this adorable little boy's 2-year old session.

We had to reschedule to photograph him another day because he was not feeling well at all for his session. It was so cute when he came back the next week . . . he went directly to the tub we originally started with and picked up where we left off. How smart was that for a 2 year old!

Monday, August 31, 2009

Boys will be boys . . .

This session was a referral from another client who also has two boys. It seems to always be a challenge when putting two or more siblings together but more of a challenge when they are boys! I must admit, I did work really hard for this session. I am so pleased with the results we got and the parents were also very happy with their selection of images. This image was the wall portrait that they selected.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Newborn Baby Boy

Meet baby Nicholas . . . winner of a recent contest that was held by Vivienne Photography. The parents received a complimentary studio session and an 11 x 14 of the selected image.

Just 9 days old . . . this little guy didn't want to miss one moment. He would not fall asleep. . . no matter what we did to soothe him. I don't know how we managed to get this image, but we did! Thank you to Joe & Dawn for participating in our contest. I hope you enjoy this image of your precious little boy for many years to come!

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Baltimore Harbor Lighthouse

We sailed past the Baltimore Harbor Lighthouse last week on a gorgeous Sunday afternoon. Just as we were passing it, I noticed a man came out from inside.

Apparently, the lighthouse is being restored . . . here's some info on the lighthouse:

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Choices for portrait clothing . . .

I am enclosing a few links to items I think will look lovely for a winter theme session:

1. This is available in size 2T & 4T.

2. This ensemble is available in 3T & 4T
and in sizes 6 & 6x (It says other sizes available but these two are the only ones showing up)

3. One last one for now. This would be a sweet dress for this time of year. Ranging from sizes 6 months to 10Y.

Added 8/28/09 - Sizes 12 month, 2Y & 5Y have been purchased. Thank you! This is really an adorable dress and is perfect for a portrait. Still interested in the 6 months, 18 months, & 3 year sizes.

4. Here is another dress from Strasburg Children. I do have a smaller size (6/9 mos.) and the unlined size 4 already for the studio. This is the lined version of the same dress I have. All sizes listed (except for size 4) are still available for this promotion.

Please let me know in advance of your purchase, just in case it already has been selected. Thank you.

How to earn a Complimentary Child's Portrait Session . . .

I am looking to expand my existing selection of children’s clothing for portrait sessions by offering an opportunity for you to purchase one of the selected items I have chosen. In addition to the complimentary studio portrait session, you will receive actual portrait credits for the full price paid in exchange for the item you purchased, to be applied to your portrait order.

Here’s how it works:

1. Select item you would like to see your child photographed in. I will be posting different items on The Blog . . . , as I find them. For my photographic style, classic and timeless looks work best but I may find something different than what I normally do. Keep checking back to see what is being posted.

2. Email us at to let us know what item and size you are providing.

3. We will make a session date and time once you receive your purchase.

4. Your studio session will be complimentary for this promotion. ($125 value)

5. In exchange for the item you purchased, you will receive full portrait credit for the amount paid for the item, plus any tax & shipping & handling costs. Please leave tags on and must not be worn prior to session. You must also supply the invoice of your purchase for our record keeping.

6. Your portrait order needs to be placed no later than 2 weeks after portrait session.

Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions. I look forward to hearing from you.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Tutu Cute!

Just wanted to share one of Caylee's session. She was 7 months old here and she was such a little sweetheart! Her mom is my framer and has loved the images I have taken in to be framed over the years. I can't wait to see how she framed her portraits and collages.

Friday, July 31, 2009

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Birthday Give-a-way #4

If your baby was born in the month of July and celebrates their 1st birthday and you live in the Annapolis vicinity, e-mail the studio at:

Include name of child, date of birth, address and telephone number to be eligible.

Birthday Give-a-way #3

If your child was born on July 21st and under the age of 17 and live in the Annapolis vicinity . . . please send us an e-mail to:

Include name of child and age, address and telephone number to be eligible.

It's My Birthday Today!

In celebration . . . I am giving away $100 portrait credits toward any new children's portrait session that is booked today, July 21st! Sessions must take place before August 31st and ordered within two weeks of session to redeem the portrait credits. As an added bonus, you will receive your choice of upgrade to fine linen texture to your portraits OR a set of 8 - wallets (same pose) from one of your ordered images.

Since I'll be out of the office today, all you have to do is send an e-mail before midnight to: with "$100 Portrait Credits" in the subject line and your information. I will follow up with you when I return. Custom studio session fees are $125 plus tax and are paid at the time of scheduling the session. I look forward to celebrating with you!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

It's "My Birthday" Month Celebration!

For the entire month of July. . . in celebration of my birthday, mention this blog birthday special and receive 50% off your child’s studio portrait session fee scheduled before July 31, 2009. As an added bonus, you may receive either 10% off your portrait order OR select an “Enchanted Enhancement” Storybook image rendition from one your selected images. (Order must be placed and paid for within 2 weeks of session to receive the added bonus) Call us at 410-974-1751 to schedule your appointment ~ be sure to mention this "blog special" at the time of booking to take advantage of it.

Stay tuned for more birthday celebration happenings, give-a-ways, contest and more!

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Sleeping Baby Boy at Vivienne Photography

What a surprise when this 4-month old baby boy fell asleep during his recent portrait session. I wasn’t expecting it but am so glad he dozed off for a few minutes, allowing me to capture this precious moment.

There is just something so beautiful and peaceful about a sleeping baby. This image reminds me of the classic images of Bessie Pease Gutmann that she created many years ago.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Future Naval Academy Midshipman!

Here is a cute image from his 3-year old session. I have been photographing him since he was an infant. It's been a pleasure creating a portrait history of him and his three siblings over the years.

It all started out when I photographed his parent's engagement session at the Naval Academy and also their wedding; which also took place at the Academy. (His dad is a USNA graduate) Four children later, I am still photographing the family, creating a portrait history for each of the children . . . a visual treasure that the family will cherish throughout the years!

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Another Beautiful Sunset!

This was last night's sunset behind Dobbins Island.  We motored over to Dobbins to grill and to chill and what a perfect night for both!  

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Golden sunset on the Magothy River

To end the perfect day yesterday, we took a early evening sail out to the Chesapeake Bay and then down the Magothy River.  We enjoy sailing down the Magothy as the sun sets.  As we sailed past the Wednesday evening sailboat race,  I was able to capture this image. It was a perfect ending to a perfect day!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Blue Angels Honor the Naval Academy Graduates

Today was the perfect day for the Blue Angels performance in Annapolis. Clear skies and perfect temperatures. . . it was simply a gorgeous day!  

I didn't expect to capture any award winning photos with my little point & shoot camera but here is one that I liked.  I am always in such awe by the performance of the Navy's finest pilots . . . their precision, their perfection and the unity that they showcase . . . thank you Blue Angels for a fabulous show and a job well done!  

Congratulations to the 2009 graduating class of the
 United States Naval Academy!  

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Sleeping Newborn Babies at Vivienne Photography!

I was really happy to get this image of a sleeping newborn. I had the idea in mind and got a baby that stayed asleep and was able to capture this precious image. 

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Longwood Gardens

I went to Longwood Gardens yesterday with my sister. It turned out to be a beautiful day once the rain cleared out in the morning.  It was a last minute decision to go and I'm glad we did because the weather forecast for the next week is calling for more rain. It was the perfect day to spend at such a beautiful place.

If you haven't been to Longwood Gardens, I highly recommend going!  Check out their website.

Here is a tree I found interesting . . . I love the trunk and the overall design of this tree. 

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Precious Newborn Baby Boy!

This little guy is 11 days old here. It took awhile for him to stay asleep but once he did, he was out like a light and we were able to get wonderful newborn images of him. 

A reminder to new moms . . . to plan for your newborn baby session, please schedule a few days out from your due date . . . we need the baby as soon as possible to get the squishy, bendable images that parents are going crazy over! 

Monday, April 27, 2009

Sunset at Dobbins Island . . .

Sailing season is finally here!  Yesterday felt more like the middle of summer but once out on the bay, it was as pleasant as it could be!  It was a great sail, with great company, great food and a great sunset. . . it was a perfect day!

Saturday, April 18, 2009

In Honor of Mother's Day . . .

Now through Mother’s Day, we are offering a special session just for you.  Whether your baby is a brand new bundle of joy or is now grown into an adult  . . . Vivienne will capture the beauty and the bond between you and loved ones.

$95 (plus tax) - 30 minute session and includes 1 - 8 x 10 & 2 - 5 x 7’s of the same pose. Refer a friend and if they sign up, you will receive a bonus set of wallets. 

Call to schedule your session today . . . 410-974-1751. Limited spaces available for this promotion. Weekday sessions only. 

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Portrait of the Month

Just a reminder . . .  

Each month, a new image will be selected for the Portrait of the Month club. (see side-bar) If an image from one of your previous sessions is selected . . . all you need to do is e-mail the studio at to claim your gift. Be sure to put Portrait of the Month Club in the subject line.  Gifts will vary month-to-month. Once the portrait has been claimed, a new portrait will be displayed.  Check back often . . . you never know when your image will be selected for the next Portrait of the Month!  

Saturday, March 28, 2009

And The Winner Is . . .


    Congratulations to our first Fresh Faces Contest winner, Joey!  

Just look at that adorable face . . . how cute!  It was an exciting race . . . thank you to all who participated.  Joey will be the model for a "Creativity & Artistry" session. The parents will receive a complimentary 11 x 14 portrait from the session.  

There will be more contests during the course of the year . . . so come back often to see what new and exciting things are happening at Vivienne Photography!

Once again, a big thanks to all the children who participated!  

Friday, March 27, 2009

Voting Ends Tonight!

Voting for the Fresh Faces Contest ends tonight at 11:59 p.m. Please cast your vote today for your favorite Fresh Face.  Thank you!

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Voting has begun for the Fresh Face Contest!

Please cast your vote for your favorite Fresh Face.  (See sidebar) Voting ends on March 27th at midnight. Winner with the highest votes will receive a Fresh Face portrait session and 11 x 14 custom finish portrait by Vivienne.  

Be sure to tell your family and friends to vote for their favorite.  The next round for the Fresh Face Contest will begin again in August . . . check back for more details. Maybe your child will be the next new Fresh Face winner! 

Best Wishes!

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Celebrate Spring With Our Easter Special!

Call 410-974-1751 or e-mail us at for detailed information.
Limited spaces available . . . some restrictions apply.

Friday, March 6, 2009

Fresh Faces Contest Reminder!

Just a reminder that the Face Faces Contest entries need to be in by March 18th. Voting will begin on March 21st . . . be sure to tell your family and friends to cast their vote here at The Blog . . .

For more information, see the February 1, 2009 entry below. If you have any questions, please feel free to send an e-mail to:

Best Wishes to you!

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Annapolis Children's Photographer wins "Best of 2008" With Image of Madeline

Recently,  this image of Madeline came in 1st place in a photography contest held with other professional photographers.  This is the second time having won a contest with an image of Madeline.  The family won $500 several years ago in the 1st Miller's Baby & Child contest and I won bragging rights!  Two years later, I won 3rd place with another child's image and the family also  won $500.

Once again, we will be participating in the the Miller's 7th Baby & Child contest. Could your child's portrait be a winning portrait this year?

Cash prizes for these winners include $2,000 for First, $1,000 for Second, $750 for Third, and $500 for each Honorable Mention. One portrait from the Final Round will also receive the highest of accolades -- Grand Prize Winner. The cash prize will be $5,000 for this lucky winner! All cash prizes will be given to the families of the winning portraits.

Categories for this year’s contest include: Color, Black & White/Sepia, Special Needs, and Humorous.

Call today to schedule your child's appointment.  Contest runs now through June 21, 2009. Best wishes to you and your child!  I would love to be able to call and tell you that your child's portrait won this year!  

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Introducing Storybook Dreams . . .

New at Annapolis Storybook Children. Fun and unique images created of your little ones using enchanted enhancements. From fairies to pirates . . . imagination is unlimited! Call the studio at 410-974-1751 or send an e-mail to for more information.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Before His First Haircut

This is a sweet image of James before his first big boy haircut.  He is so cute and I love capturing his childhood.  We are ready to do his next session soon . . . he now has a big boy haircut which is also adorable.  He was in the studio the other week when I was photographing his older sister. He sang the ABC song to me with such child like intensity . . . he melted my heart with with his precious innocence. I will never forget how precious a moment that was.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Fresh Faces 2009 Contest

We are looking for a few Fresh Faces to photograph. If you have a child between the ages of 6 months and 12 years, or are expecting a new baby, you're eligible to enter.  This is the perfect opportunity for you!

Please send us an e-mail at for additional information and details about this contest to be sent to you. Please put Fresh Faces 2009 Contest in the subject line.  Also, include the age of the child or the due date of your new arrival.  

Entries are being accepted now through March 18. Judging will begin on March 21 and is open to the public for voting for one week.

Winner with the most votes will receive a complimentary session AND 11x14 portrait of your choice and will be featured on The Blog.  Runner-up contestants will receive a complimentary "Creativity & Artistry" session and 8 x 10 portrait. Runner-up winners will be selected by Vivienne Photography.  

We look forward to a fun and exciting new contest.  

Friday, January 30, 2009

Look who had a birthday!

Recently, this little one won the Favorite Image contest that ended on January 15th. Isn't she a cutie! Here she is at her one year session . . . having a blast with her birthday cake.  It didn't take her long to figure out what she needed to do. . . it was so much fun!  

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Congratulations to the Winners!

Congratulations to Shelly & Rodney!
First Place Winner

First Place winner receives a FREE Studio Session and a $50 print credit.

Congratulations to Elicia & David!
Runner up 

The runner up receives a $75 print credit for their next session.

Thank you to all who voted in the contest! I also want to thank each participant for the opportunity to capture such precious moments of your child.  I truly enjoy it and look forward to the next time.

Stay tuned for more contest running this year . . . with different themes and prizes.  

Voting in now closed!

Thank you for voting in the first contest on The Blog . . .