Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Classic Portraiture by Vivienne

I've been waiting a while to share this beautiful image of this precious little girl. Her grandmother brought her into the studio for a surprise session for the mom and it was to be a gift this holiday season. I just found out earlier today from the grandmother that her daughter was totally surprised and that she cried when she this beautiful wall portrait . . . well, that sure made my day!

Monday, December 6, 2010

Precious moment . . . at Vivienne Photography

OK . . . I've been MIA again . . . so sorry! So tonight, I am posting a sweet image of a brother and sister I recently photographed. I promise to do a better job of updating my blog and will be adding more content to it after the New Year. I will be running more contests, model searches and web specials . . . so check back soon. Have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Sunset at the Chesapeake Bay Bridge

Sailing back from Annapolis on Sunday at sunset.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

10-10-10 Special at Vivienne Photography!

To take advantage of this once-in-a-lifetime event ~ you must call and leave a message on our voice mail before 10 p.m. on 10-10-10. All calls will be returned on Monday the 11th.

Limited to first 10 callers only.
Call now - 410-974-1751!

Monday, October 4, 2010

Top Dog Model Search

We are having a model search for the following rare breeds:

* Coton de Tulear

* Bolognese

* Bolonica

If you have one of the above breeds and would like to receive a complimentary studio Top Dog portrait session and gift portrait at Vivienne Photography, all you need to do is submit a current snapshot and a little information about your breed:

1. Dog's name

2. Age

3. Breed

4. Location

Requirements include that the dog must be groomed for the session and up-to-date on their shots and also must be house broken. We are located in the Annapolis, Maryland area. Please send information to: viviennephotography@gmail.com.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Senior Portraits at Vivienne Photography

High School Senior Portraits at Vivienne Photography. Call today to schedule your session. Mention this Blog Special and receive 1/2 off your studio Senior Portrait Session. Session must take place before November 1, 2010.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Annapolis Sunset

Just wanted to share this awesome sunset from the other night in Annapolis. It was such a spectacular sky after the sun went down. This time of year has some of the best sunsets around here.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

I've been MIA for awhile . . . but now that summer is winding down, I will try to be better at updating and sharing on The Blog. . .

Here is one of my favorites from this session . . . I just love their expressions. I photographed Buddy & Sammy along with the rest of the family yesterday and they were so funny. They wanted to be in the photos that didn't require them and then when we wanted them in one, they didn't want to share the spotlight, so to speak. It was so funny since I have been photographing them over the past year or so. . . they have gotten use to being the center of attention and have given me their undivided attention! Just look at those precious faces . . . they love being photographed.

We are running a special for the month of September . . . 1/2 off "Top Dog Portrait Design" studio portrait session for you dog. September Special price - $62.50 & tax. Special is for one to two dogs only. Call or e-mail to schedule your session today.

Friday, July 16, 2010

Future Top Chef!

I just had to share this one. This is from the last series we did of his session and was one of my favorites. What a cute image to display in a kitchen.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Ana Grace Turns 9 months!

Ana Grace recently turned 9 months old . . . another chapter completed in her Storybook Album. I love photographing little girls . . . we can use hats, bows, ribbons, flowers and lace . . . anything girly. She is such the Gerber baby and I look forward to our next session when she turns one.

Recently, I was contacted by BuyActivatedCharcoal a few weeks ago. They came across my blog and loved the images they saw and wanted to use one for their baby page. This was the one they selected. . . Baby Anna Grace (3 mos. old). I contacted the mom to get permission for them to use it and she was so delighted that her precious little one was selected. Here's the link to their site.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Mother's Day Surprise!

I love when a father brings in their child or children for a portrait to surprise their wife. That was the case with this little one. Dad wanted to surprise his wife for Mother's Day and brought in his 2 year old son for a portrait session. This image was the wall portrait he selected for his wife . . . it was the image that captured his heart of his little one. I think it is one of the sweetest things for a father to do!

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Tommy at 3!

Here is a recent classic of a sweet little boy. I've been photographing him since he was a newborn. I couldn't believe how much he has changed in the last year. . . a full head of hair and the cutest voice. . . it was fun interacting with him behind the camera. Children are just so precious and they certainly keep me entertained!

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Brown-Eyed Beauty

I've enjoyed photographing this little brown-eyed beauty over the years and especially recently during her First Holy Communion portrait session. She has turned into the most adorable and fun loving young lady. Her mom was telling me that she wants to go into fashion design. Look out Project Runway!

Friday, May 28, 2010

Contest Ends June 1, 2010!

New Contest
Our next contest will be of you and your dog. Send a current photo of you & your dog (a snapshot will do) to ViviennePhotography@gmail.com and include a submission of why your dog is your best friend. Entries will be accepted until June 1, 2010 and the winner notified by June 4, 2010. Winner will receive a Top Dog studio portrait session of you and your best friend (dog); along with a 12 x 12 wall portrait photograph. Feel free to share with your family and friends.
  • For this contest; only one subject & dog is included.
  • Entries are open to anyone but child's minimum age is 4 years old.
  • Dog must know basic commands and be up-to-date on shots.
  • Please do not send in any copyrighted, professional images.
  • Session must take place before June 30, 2010 or will be forfeited. The second place winner will then be declared the winner of the contest and will be notified.
  • Winning image will be posted on blog and facebook.
  • Please include your name, address, phone number; along with your dog's name, age and breed with your submission.
Best Wishes!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Boochie - The Winner of the Top Dog Model Contest!

A few months ago, we held the first Tog Dog Model Search at Vivienne Photography. The winner of the contest was the most adorable Cavishon, (a cross between the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and the Bichon Frise). He has the most expressive eyes and was a delight to photograph. He won my heart and I surely would have kept him if his family didn't love him so much!

New Contest!

Send a current photo of your dog to ViviennePhotography@gmail.com and include a paragraph of why your dog is your best friend. Entries will be judged on June 1, 2010 and the winner will be announced on June 4, 2010. Winner will receive a Top Dog studio portrait session; along with a 12 x 12 wall portrait. Please feel free to share this contest with your family and friends.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Sweet Newborn Baby Boy!

Finally getting to share this precious newborn baby boy. It has been a really hectic spring and I haven't posted anything for a while.

This little one was only 11 days old when this image was taken. He was tiny enough to fit in my newborn cocoon. We will be photographing him at 3 months for his Storybook Album. I can't wait to see how much he has grown.

Monday, March 29, 2010

Quiet Waters Park Earth Day Celebration and the Second Annual Family, Music and Kite Festival, Saturday, April 24, 10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Celebrate the annual Earth Day Celebration at Quiet Waters Park and enjoy a family day of fun outdoors exploring nature. Interactive activities include a nature scavenger hunt, hands-on environmental activities, bird walk, environmental exhibits and more. Hot Air Balloon rides will be available for a nominal fee and Garrett’s Light kites will be available for purchase to continue to raise funds to support a new park attraction, the Reading and Butterfly Garden. Live music by Doug Segree (12n-1p) and Pressing Strings (4p-5:30p) will be featured at the Concert Stage and Bates Middle School Choral and Dance and Neil Harpe will be featured at the Formal Garden Stage. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. The Sierra Club 5K Run begins at 8:30am with registration opening at 7:00am. Admission is free and park entrance fees will be waived. For more information about Earth Day, visit www.friendsofquietwaterspark.org or www.garrettslight.org or contact Ranger Steve Streiff at 410-222-1777 or rpstre00@aacounty.org.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Jocelyn turns 2!

I love watching her grow into a beautiful little girl. I've had the pleasure of photographing this little one since she was an infant. It's funny how children change . . . at her 18 month session, she didn't really want to participate (typical of that age) and we only got a few images from that session. This session was so much fun for her and we got lots of great images to go into her Watch me Grow Storybook Album. What a wonderful gift parents can give their child . . . professional images documenting their childhood.

Time slips by so quickly . . . preserve those precious memories at Vivienne Photography. Call today to start your child's portrait history.

Complimentary Maternity Session with the purchase of a Newborn Session. Call or e-mail today for more information. 410-974-1751 or e-mail: viviennephotography@gmail.com

Monday, March 1, 2010

Announcing Top Dog Portrait Design

at Vivienne Photography

Vivienne Photography is adding a new division called Top Dog Portrait Design. Over the years I’ve photographed client’s dogs here and there but never really pursued going after the “canine” clientele. Now, I feel the timing is right and that this will be a nice addition to the studio.

To launch Top Dog Portrait Design, I am offering to past & present Vivienne Photography clients, a complimentary studio mini dog portrait session. If you don’t have a dog, you may transfer your offer to a friend or family member. Sessions will be approximately 30 minutes and geared toward the dog only, at this time. I am looking for a variety of breeds and sizes. Dogs must be groomed prior to session and must be up-to-date with vaccines along with current flea treatment . Dogs should know basic commands such as sit and lie down.

If you think you would like to participate and meet the requirements, please call the studio at 410-974-1751 or send an e-mail to ViviennePhotography@gmail.com

Limited spaces available for this introductory event. Sessions are available on Monday, Friday, March 12 and Monday, March 15, 2010. All participants will receive a complimentary key chain with your pet’s image, along with the complimentary studio photo session for your dog. No purchase necessary but there will be special packages and products offered for this event.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Baby & Child Portrait Contest at Vivienne Photography!

3rd Place Winning portrait in the National 2005 Baby & Child Contest
Client won $500 cash!

Capture each little moment of your child’s life!

Let us help document your child's ever-changing stages with priceless portraits that will be with you for a lifetime! Schedule an appointment with us from now until June 21st, and your child's portrait will also be entered into the Miller's Professional Imaging Baby and Child Contest. A range of prizes will be awarded from $500 – $5,000 in cash!

Please call today to reserve your child's appointment. Special packages available . . . call for details.

Contest Rules
Children, infant to age twelve, are eligible.
Images must be taken between January 1 through June 21, 2010.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Angel Baby

What a beautiful baby girl! This image is from her 3-month session . . . such a doll baby. I've had the pleasure of photographing her older brother since he was an infant. . . he is such a handsome young man, too! I look forward to her next session at 6-months . . . can't wait for her to showcase some of my new hats and headpieces. I know she will be quite the little model!

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Celebrating Hannah!

We are celebrating Hannah at Vivienne Photography this month. As our featured celebrated child, Hannah will receive a complimentary studio portrait session for 2010 and a $25 gift card to her favorite store when the order has been completed.

From Christening to First Holy Communion ~ it has been a joy to watch her grow into the wonderful and precious young girl that she is! It's been my pleasure to create beautiful images and memories of her throughout the years. I look forward to many more years working together!

Thank you for your loyalty over the years and for that we Celebrate Hannah & her family, here at Vivienne Photography!

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Top Dog Model Search Winner!

The winner of the first Top Dog Model Search goes to "B" by 54.8% of the votes! Boochie is a 2 year old Cavashon (a cross between the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and the Bichon Frise) and is a member of the Stevenson family. Congratulations! He sure is adorable and I can't wait to capture more of his personality.

I would like to thank all who entered the Top Dog Model Search . . . they are all adorable and would make great participants. There will be future contest in the coming year and more chances to participate. . . check back often to see what is new.

Thanks again for an exciting contest!

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Top Dog Model Call Extended!

The date has been extended to February, 7th, to receive entries for the Top Dog Model Call. Voting will now begin on February, 9th through February 12th. Thank you for your participation!

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Top Dog Model Call!

Calling all adorable pooches to the first Top Dog Model Call at Vivienne Photography. If you think your Fido has what it takes; good looks, obedient, expressive eyes and personality, then all you need to do is submit a recent picture to ViviennePhotography@gmail.com. Please include name, age and breed of pet. No copyright images please.

Please put “Top Dog Model Call” in the subject line. The top ten will be selected and posted for a public voting to be held on The Blog on Tuesday, February 9th and voting will end Friday, February 12th at midnight .

Entries will be accepted January 29 - February 7. Any image submitted after midnight on February 7 will be disqualified. Winner will receive a studio session of the winning dog and a 12 x 12 classic studio portrait. Certain guidelines apply. Contest is open to the Annapolis, Baltimore & Washington DC areas dogs and must be willing to travel to Annapolis for studio session.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Phone line is out!

My business line has been acting up for the last few days. I thought it was fixed on Wednesday but apparently it isn't. Verizon is on their way over again. If you need to get in touch with me, please e-mail me at viviennephotography@gmail.com and I will call you as soon as possible. Thanks!

Update: Line is now working!

Friday, January 15, 2010

Annapolis Newborn Twins Photographer

What is more precious than a sleeping newborn baby? Two newborn sleeping babies! Well, at least when one of them finally decides to fall asleep. lol I just had to post this image . . . it was probably, in my photography career, the longest time to capture one, single image. One of the twins slept like a log, the other refused until she finally tired herself out. Finally . . . once situated, just as my finger was getting ready to push the shutter, an older sibling, also in the studio, lets out a laugh and wakes the fussy baby. . . it took another 45 minutes to get her calmed down and back asleep. What a sense of accomplishment once I had this moment captured and preserved for years to come.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Annapolis Newborn Photographer

I've been MIA since Thanksgiving . . . things have quieted down a little bit so I'm trying to get some loose ends taken care of. Updating my blog is one of them! Meet Danny . . . what a cute newborn baby boy. Once he fell asleep, I was able to get some adorable images of him. This is one of my favorites. If I get a chance, I'll post some more of his session.