November 12, 2012

Pretty Petal Studio - A Giveaway!

I'm so excited about this month's giveaway!  Usually it's a fine art print from my Etsy shop, but this time it's a signed absract Peacock photo from moi, showcased on a Gatski Metal sculpture!

Gatski Metal uses reclaimed farm machinery and barn wood to create sculpture and furniture.  I picked up this little blue metal "frame" from a boutique called The Muse in downtown Frederick and thought that it would make a lovely gift.  It comes with two magnets to hold the photo in place.

To enter the giveaway, visit and/or like my Facebook page and let me know what was your favorite Christmas/Hanukkah gift as a child.  Mine was anything that had to do with Barbie.  So probably my Barbie Townhouse!

(A winner will be chosen at random on Sunday, November 18th at 6:00pm EST.)

November 2, 2012

Frederick Maryland Wedding Photographer - Cacapon State Park








































The beautiful setting for the intimate wedding of Samantha and Josh was at Cacapon Resort Park in Berkeley Springs, WV.  It was my first time photographing a wedding there and it took my breath away.  October weddings are always magical.  It's still warm, the light is golden and the colors are dreamy.

There were many moments during this wedding where I was laughing so hard that I was crying or because of the moments that make one weep because of sentiments and tenderness.  Josh and Sam are an amazing couple and I wish them a lifetime of love and laughter!  

October 28, 2012

Frederick MD Family Photographer - Eight Beautiful Boys




Going into this session, I have to admit, I was a tad nervous.  A family of eight boys!?  I have two and I know how tricky that can be...especially to photograph them.  But my fear turned into complete excitement and joy.  These boys were so sweet, took direction wonderfully, and even helped me with my equipment.  They laughed and had fun and were such a pleasure to photograph.  A true testament to Colleen and Patrick...right!!??  And each boy was just as handsome as the next.  They also lucked out and got a gorgeous fall day to boot!  Oh, and the Christmas Tree?  Well, the boys found it abandoned in the woods.  What to do with it?  Decorate it with fall leaves of course!

October 12, 2012

Pretty Petal Studio - Frederick MD Photographer - Holiday Mini Sessions!


For the first time, I'm announcing the holiday mini-mini session!

I know a lot of my friends and relatives love having a family photo as the cover of their holiday cards, but a lot of times they're disappointed with the snapshots they take.  So why not have some professional pictures taken and create a card that will make your friends and relatives ooooh and ahhhhh!  Or do you enjoy giving framed photos to loved ones during the holidays?  This is a perfect opportunity to have a few professional photos to share with them!

I'm offering 5 spaces for these holiday minis on November 10th.  The location is yet to be determined but it will be outside and woodsy!  These sessions are perfect for the cooler weather because they're not very long.

You will receive a gallery of 10 proofs and you will get to choose 3 high-res images, as well as receive 4 pretty paper luxe ornaments.  (See vendor sample below.)  All for $125!  To reserve your spot, the fee is due in FULL at the time of booking.  Please email me at susan@prettypetalstudio.com for more details.



September 24, 2012

Pretty Petal Studio - Wedding Photographer - A Fair Engagement





















Imagine my excitement when I asked Michelle...last minute mind you...if we dropped our other location ideas and went for an evening at the Frederick Fair for their engagement session!  She agreed it would be a unique setting and a lot of fun too, so off we went!

I wish I could have every session at the fair.  It's so colorful and lively and who couldn't help but smile and be playful.  And we even found some quieter places for the more tender moments.  Congratulations Michelle and Greg!  May your life be filled with love and laughter!


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