Nicole Dalton Photography: Blog https://www.ndaltonphoto.com/blog en-us (C) Nicole Dalton Photography (Nicole Dalton Photography) Mon, 16 Mar 2020 07:12:00 GMT Mon, 16 Mar 2020 07:12:00 GMT https://www.ndaltonphoto.com/img/s/v-12/u707120134-o380485468-50.jpg Nicole Dalton Photography: Blog https://www.ndaltonphoto.com/blog 76 120 New For 2017 | WV Photographer | Nicole Dalton https://www.ndaltonphoto.com/blog/2017/1/new-for-2017 I am very excited to announce that when you purchase a full session with me, you will now have 3 level choices per session category from which to choose, and all levels include your choice of a print credit or a digital photo credit, with printing rights at Mpix.com. Mpix.com has consistently offered my clients the highest quality consumer lab result, which is closest to what I get from my professional labs. I have recommended to my clients to print through Mpix.com for nearly 5 years.
If you choose the digital option with your session purchase, you will still receive a private, online proofing gallery on my website. Once you decide which digital photos you'd like to print, I will upload those choices to a gallery on Mpix, and send you a link. You will click the link and log in to your MPix account, and then you are free to create and purchase anything that they offer using your image choices. If you don't have an Mpix.com account, now would be a great time to set one up in preparation for your upcoming sessions with me. It will also allow you to look around the site and check out their amazing offerings.
You are always welcome and encouraged to purchase additional prints and/or digital photos from me as well. I will also continue to offer my full line of products, fulfilled by some of the best professional labs in the world. I am always happy to do the design and ordering of your products for you if you don't have time to do it yourself. Here is an in-depth look at the new pricing structure on some regular sessions. These digital photo terms will also apply to my mini sessions and most other sessions where digital photos are offered as an inclusion or an option.


 

      General Photo Session

         Family | Child | Pet | Maternity | Bridal | Engagement

        Basic Session

  • up to one hour of session time for up to 5 people
  • any location of your choice within a 25 mile radius of my home
  • your choice of 5 digital photos with printing rights at mpix.com or a Basic print credit (7 gift prints or a Basic Collection)
  • $200

        Classic Session

  • up to one hour of session time for up to 5 people
  • any location of your choice within a 25 mile radius of my home
  • your choice of 10 digital photos with printing rights at mpix.com or a Classic print credit (10 gift prints or a Classic Collection)
  • $350

        Elite Session

  • up to one hour of session time for up to 5 people
  • any location of your choice within a 25 mile radius of my home
  • your choice of 20 digital photos with printing rights at mpix.com or an Elite print credit (15 gift prints or an Elite Collection)
  • $500

     

    Senior Photo Session

    Basic Senior Session

  • up to 90 minutes of session
  • any one location of your choice within 25 miles of my home
  • unlimited outfit changes within the 90 minutes of session time
  • your choice of 5 digital photos with printing rights at mpix.com or a Basic print credit (7 gift prints or a Basic Collection)
  • $250

    Classic Senior Session

  • up to 90 minutes of session time
  • any one location of your choice within 25 miles of my home
  • unlimited outfit changes within the 90 minutes of session time
  • your choice of 10 digital photos with printing rights at mpix.com or a Classic print credit
    (10 gift prints or a Classic Collection)
  • $400

    Elite Senior Session
  • up to 2 hours of session time
  • any two locations of your choice within 25 miles of my home
  • unlimited outfit changes within the 2 hours of session time
  • your choice of 20 digital photos with printing rights at mpix.com or an Elite print credit (15 gift prints or an Elite Collection)
  • $550


     

    Newborn Photo Session

    Newborn Basic Collection

  • up to 2 hours of session time for baby and parents (if desired)
  • your choice of 5 digital photos with printing rights at mpix.com or a Basic print credit (7 gift prints or Basic Collection)
  • $300
  • Newborn Classic Collection

  • up to 2 hours of session time for baby, parents, and siblings (if desired; 8 person maximum)
  • your choice of 10 digital photos with printing rights at mpix.com or a Classic print credit
    (10 gift prints or Classic Collection)
  • $450

    Newborn Elite Collection
  • up to 2 hours of session time for baby, parents, siblings, and grandparents (if desired; 8 person maximum)
  • your choice of 20 digital photos with printing rights at mpix.com or an Elite print credit 
    (15 gift prints or an Elite Collection)
  • $600

    If you have questions, I'd love to hear from you. Please leave me a comment here, or send me a message.

    Blessings,
    Nicole
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Bunny Love | Maddy James Clothing | Collaborations | WV Photographer | Nicole Dalton https://www.ndaltonphoto.com/blog/2017/1/bunny-love Late last summer, I happened upon a gorgeous dress in a designer showcase featured on Facebook. I had been following the Maddy James Clothing Facebook page for some time, but had never made a purchase from designer and owner Andrea Sandal. I knew when I saw the apple dress, that that was all about to change. I watched the showcase page closely to be sure I was ready at the kick-off, since this was a dress that was to be made in a very limited quantity. My stalking paid off, and I got the dress! I was so excited for a Back-To-School photo shoot based around this dress. It did not disappoint!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I was smitten with the design of this dress, but also the workmanship was outstanding! I knew Maddy James Clothing was to become a clothing company that I would watch closely in hopes of purchasing more items. When I shared some of the photos above, I received so many comments and messages asking about the dress. When the photos were shared with Andrea, she contacted me and asked if I would ever be interested in working with her to feature some of her designs. Would I?!? I told her to contact me ANY time!

My next purchase was a Christmas top purchased through another showcase. It arrived, and as expected, was amazing! It made the perfect companion for some of our Christmas celebrations. It was very well made using quality fabrics, and a design that looked lovely on Georgia. I should also note that Georgia is a little picky about her clothing, and no matter how beautiful it is, if it doesn't feel good on, she will not wear it. She loves her Maddy James Clothing pieces!

 

Andrea contacted me about photographing an Easter dress for her, and I was so glad to be able to help her out. The Bunny Love dress goes on sale on January 24 at 8PM CT/9PM ET, ensuring that they will arrive in plenty of time for Easter. I hope you will consider Maddy James Clothing for your little one's Easter attire. You will not be disappointed! Andrea has a great eye to detail in fabric selection, design, and construction. Georgia LOVED wearing the Bunny Love dress, and I loved how she looked in it. Such a classic design with timeless fabrics and finishing touches. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

So if you enjoy dressing your little girl like a little girl, Maddy James Clothing will most likely have something just for you. I would be happy to answer any questions you may have about ordering. If you are local to me, I would also be happy to let you look over our pieces and help you to make shoe and accessory choices to bring your entire outfit together. And in case you are interested in the world of Buying-Selling-Trading little girls' custom clothing, you can find the Maddy James Clothing BST page here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Blessings,
Nicole

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Wade's Warriors | Nicole Dalton | WV Photographer | Benefit https://www.ndaltonphoto.com/blog/2017/1/wades-warriors I've known Wade his whole life. And for the last 13 years, we have been neighbors, living on the same hollow in our little town. Wade has been our source of entertainment on numerous occasions. He is a funny guy, with a big heart and a big personality! He often would ride his 4-wheeler to the mouth of the hollow and stop by to chat with me while I waited on my kids to get off the school bus. He's been known to show up and hang out with Mark while he worked outside around the house, or to play with my kids in our yard or on the trampoline for a while. He is the neighbor most likely to be spotted visiting another neighbor on Fowler Branch. You are liable to see him on anyone's front porch, just visiting and hanging out. Everyone knows and loves Wade! But Wade is now in the fight of his life, and it's our turn to support him. Here are some words from his mom about how things have been for the last few weeks:


On December 20, 2016, Wade was Christmas shopping with his mom when he became short of breath and complained of a headache. He was taken to a local ER, examined, and quickly transferred to a hospital where specialists could immediately begin treating him. Wade was in a blast crisis and at a high risk for a stroke due to tumor lysis syndrome as a result of acute leukemia. Lumbar puncture and bone marrow aspiration were later performed. Wade's final diagnosis was phenotyped as B Cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. He is in the very high risk category and his treatment will have to be more aggressive, whereas the cancer is not only in his peripheral blood, but also in his spinal column. He has been receiving intrathecal chemo (by lumbar puncture with chemo given directly into the spinal fluid) and chemo via port the same day. He's also on daily oral medications as part of his treatment plan. Wade will additionally undergo cranial radiation as his treatment progresses. He is remaining strong and positive. The doctors and nurses are in disbelief as to how well he has responded so far. He has had numerous transfusions and several days spent in bed from fatigue but he has remained polite and never lost his funny personality that we all love! He celebrated Christmas and his 16th birthday in the PICU without complaint. The prayers that have been spoken on his behalf and on behalf of our family are the most cherished gift of all. Please continue to pray. And just in case the blast cells didn't get the message....the battle is on!!! You picked the wrong boy because I didn't raise my sons to back down from a fight!

 

What I'm offering up isn't much, but I would love for more of us to rally around Wade in a big way. There are lots of expenses coming up for Wade and his family as they travel to Cincinnati for treatments. The greatest way, besides prayer, that we can support them right now is with monetary donations. So here is what I'm offering and what you have to do:

1. visit Wade's GoFundMe page and make a minimum $10 donation. Only donations made from January 19, 2017-February 1, 2017 will be entered.
2. visit this post on my business page and post a screen shot of your donation or your donation receipt from your email, with the date it was made visible, in the comments.


By February 5, 2017, I will announce one winner from all donations made between January 19, 2017, and February 1, 2017 to receive the following prize:

*a 30 minute outdoor photo session for up to 5 immediate family members, valid February 5, 2017 - August 31, 2017
*10 digital downloads with printing rights from that session


Now, please, go support Wade and his family! 
 

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2016 Black Friday Small Business Saturday Cyber Monday SALE! | Nicole Dalton | WV Photographer https://www.ndaltonphoto.com/blog/2016/11/2016-black-friday---small-business-saturday---cyber-monday-sale It's that time of the year again! My annual Black Friday-Small Business Saturday-Cyber Monday Sale. This year, I am offering LIMITED special pricing on my sessions, so now is a great time to pre-purchase for a 2017 session. These certificates make TERRIFIC Christmas gifts as well, so do consider purchasing for that special someone in your life, as well as for yourself.

Blessings,
Nicole

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Christmas 2016 Sessions | WV Photographer | Mini Sessions | Nicole Dalton https://www.ndaltonphoto.com/blog/2016/9/christmas-2016-sessions Who's excited for Christmas sessions? I know that I am. I have big plans for this year, just like always. I will have an indoor and an outdoor set, and you may choose to be photographed on either set, or on both, for one fee! I have 3 collections from which to choose this year. Review what is included in each collection, and make your choice the day of your session. All sessions include a private, online mini gallery of 12-15 images. Your choices will be made downloadable from the gallery to your computer, allowing you immediate access to your image choices. If you prefer your images on a disc, there will be an additional $15 charge. The $25 non-refundable retainer will be deducted from your balance due on session day.

All that you need to do right now is to choose your date (November 5 or November 12), choose your time from the drop down menu, and pay your retainer to secure your appointment. If you add a time to your cart and attempt to pay the retainer, but you get a "sold out" or "no longer available" message, that just means that someone just checked out with that time right ahead of you. Please click "continue shopping" to be redirected back to this page and choose a different time. As always, feel free to message me with any questions, or to confirm your purchase. No sessions will be reserved without paying the retainer. I look forward to seeing you for a Christmas session soon!

Blessings,
Nicole

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Fall Farm Sessions | WV Photographer | Mini Sessions | Nicole Dalton https://www.ndaltonphoto.com/blog/2016/9/fall-farm-sessions Hi, everyone! I've been a little under the weather, so I'm running behind on announcing and beginning scheduling of my Fall Farm Sessions. As usual, these will take place at The Dalton Farm. There will be 3 packages to choose from, as outlined below. You will not need to choose your package until the day of the session. The only thing required to reserve your session is to pay your retainer. I'll automatically be notified what time you have chosen, and I will add you to my calendar. The link to the payment screen is at the bottom of this post.

Feel free to message me to confirm your information, or if you have questions. Here are answers to some questions you may have:
1. if it rains on session day, there will be a make-up day that will be scheduled ASAP, or sessions will be relocated to an alternate, semi-indoor location

2. up to 5 immediate family members may participate in each session, and there will be an additional $10 charge for each additional immediate family member
3. you will receive a link to your private, online mini gallery 2-3 weeks after your session takes place
4. the amount of your non-refundable retainer will be deducted from the package that you choose

 

 

 

 

 

 

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If you've stuck around and read all the way to the end, I have something special for you. If you share this post publicly on your Facebook page, and you book a Fall Farm Session, you will be entered to win a FREE mounted and sprayed 11x14 wall print of your choice from your Fall Farm Session mini gallery. Just tag me in your post so that I get notification of your share and enter your name. Even if you don't plan on purchasing a session, I appreciate your shares. Let your friends and family know that now is a great time to schedule a session with me.

Now stay tuned for my Christmas Session announcement, coming this month!

Blessings,
Nicole

 

 

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Paisley Is 2 | WV Photographer | Birthday Session | Event Photography | Nicole Dalton https://www.ndaltonphoto.com/blog/2016/4/paisley-is-2 Beautiful, sweet Paisley has been with me for 2 years now. As a matter of fact, it was April 18, 2014, when I photographed her for the first time, during her newborn session. Then we had our ONE-der Year Sessions at 3, 6, 9, and 12 months of age. I next photographed Paisley during my Christmas 2015 sessions, and, most recently, in late March of this year for her second birthday. Paisley's mom had been anticipating taking the plunge and buying boutique clothing, so for her second birthday session, Paisley got to show off a couple of outfits from Matilda Jane Clothing for the first time. I had a great time listening to Paisley tell me about her animals--Deacon, Queenie the Coon Dog, and all of the rest. I always enjoy sessions with Paisley!

 

Blessings,

Nicole

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Easter Mini Sessions 2016 | Nicole Dalton Photography | WV Photographer | Children | Mini Sessions https://www.ndaltonphoto.com/blog/2016/4/easter-mini-sessions-2016 Easter Sessions were a hit again this year. The only one who disagreed was Miss Alyssa ;) so we ended up dividing her session into 2 days because she was not having it the first go-round. I enjoyed having Allisyn, Alyssa, Savannah & Aaron (and Georgie & Jason). Everyone looked so nice in their spring finery. We had a great day! Here are some highlights, including my own children.

 

Blessings,

Nicole

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Parker Is A Three-nager | WV Photographer | Birthday Session | Event Photography | Nicole Dalton https://www.ndaltonphoto.com/blog/2016/3/parker-is-a-three-nager Oh, Miss Parker. What can I say? I love her so much! I was there when she took her first breath. I can't believe she's already 3.

This year, instead of the usual birthday session, Carrie chose for me to photograph Parker's party. We all had a great time at Gatti's with the birthday girl, doing all of the usual birthday party stuff. It was lots of fun watching her open her gifts. She was so excited about each one. She was so cute blowing out her candle, and smiling as everyone sang "Happy Birthday" to her. She very much enjoyed playing all of the games after enjoying pizza and cupcakes.

Here is a look at Parker's special day.

Blessings,
Nicole

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Hip Hip Hero | WV Model Photographer | Vendor Session | Nicole Dalton https://www.ndaltonphoto.com/blog/2016/3/hiphiphero I recently teamed up with another clothing company, as I love to do! I entered a contest that was hosted by Hip Hip Hero on Instagram. I was honored to have my Georgia chosen as a Brand Enthusiast for their company for the spring of 2016. After checking out all of the wonderful items available on the website, we were excited to get to work! 
The first package arrived within 3 days of submitting the order. Talk about QUICK shipping! And the items enclosed did not disappoint. Not only did Nicole include a little personalized note on a post card, she also included patriotic stickers, which were a BIG hit with Georgia. The shirts were so soft, and so stylish! The tube socks were amazing -- thick, bright, and comfy. I decided that the best way to showcase these items was by doing a little photo session at The Dalton Farm. What says "America" more than a girl on a farm? Here are a few of the images I was able to capture. We are very excited for our next package to arrive. We are loving Hip Hip Hero! As they say, "America is always in style!"

Blessings,
Nicole

Hip Hip Hero is a veteran-owned company that produces patriotic children's clothing. 100% made in the U.S.A.

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The Hines Sisters | WV Family Photographer | Nicole Dalton https://www.ndaltonphoto.com/blog/2016/3/the-hines-sisters I was recently contacted by my old college friend, Brandi, to photograph her beautiful daughters. I was so excited to work for them! Brandi requested a session with some posed shots, and lots of candid shots that showcased each girl's unique personality. I love how her gallery turned out! Lexi is the four-wheeler riding daredevil, and Lauren is the quiet bookworm. Here is a look inside their super-fun session. Enjoy!

Blessings,
Nicole

 

 

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Snow Day & Valentine Sessions | WV Family Photography | Mini Sessions | Nicole Dalton https://www.ndaltonphoto.com/blog/2016/2/snow-day-mini-sessions-wv-family-photography-mini-sessions-nicole-dalton On January 24 & 25, I hosted Snow Day and Valentine's Day mini sessions. Everyone had a great time playing in the snow and being photographed together. Eva & Roman rocked their indoor portion of the sessions as well! This was such a beautiful snowfall. I hope that all of you who were interested and didn't get to make it the first time will be able to make it if and when we get more snow.

In the meantime, check out the beautiful images I was able to capture for Sara and for Joanna. I even got some for myself!

Blessings,
Nicole

 

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Oh, Two-dles! | WV Child Photography | Birthday Session | Nicole Dalton https://www.ndaltonphoto.com/blog/2016/1/oh-two-dles-wv-child-photography-birthday-session-nicole-dalton I always love photographing Alyssa. She's total sweetness, with a big personality. She had such a good time dancing and running during her recent birthday session. I think she enjoyed showing off for us.

Feel free to leave a comment for Alyssa and her family. Also, share this blog with all of your friends. Be sure to like my Facebook page, www.facebook.com/NDaltonPhoto, to stay up-to-date with my offers and session sneak peeks.

Thanks for stopping by!

Blessings,
Nicole

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Kamryn-ONEder Year Graduate - Harts, WV Child Photographer https://www.ndaltonphoto.com/blog/2015/8/kamryn-oneder-year-graduate WOW! This baby's first year sure did go by quickly! I enjoyed photographing Kamryn at all of her milestone ages, as well as at her newborn session. She is one of the sweetest and most beautiful babies I've ever seen. I look forward to more sessions with her and her family. Here's a look at her her one year session, and a glimpse at each of her sessions with me.

Who wants to send Kamryn a FREE framed print??? Just comment on this post below. If I get 20 original comments before 11:59:59 p.m. ET on Friday, August 14, I will order a The Organic Bloom framed print and give it to Kamryn for free! Be sure to share this blog post on Facebook by clicking the like button below and commenting to tell your friends to comment on Kamryn's blog post to help her win.

Blessings,
Nicole

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Davetta & Court - WV Couple Photographer https://www.ndaltonphoto.com/blog/2015/7/davetta-court---wv-couple-photographer Davetta contacted me about booking a first anniversary session a few weeks before she and her husband were to celebrate. We discussed my offerings, she chose her level, and a date and time were set for the session. She and her husband were new clients to me. When they arrived for their session and I introduced myself to them, her husband, Court, said, "I know who you are. I'm Court. I played ball with your brothers, and I know your husband." I was shocked! I hadn't seen Court since he was a little boy! He isn't a little boy anymore - lol! I so enjoyed my session with them! They were very open to my suggestions of posing and backdrops, and they both had the most pleasant and personable personalities. It was also great to catch up with Court, and to learn about his life now. 

I hope to have these 2 back for many more session.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Blessings,
Nicole

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Allisyn Is 3 - WV Child Photographer https://www.ndaltonphoto.com/blog/2015/7/allisyn-is-3---wv-child-photographer I have been photographing Allisyn since right around her first birthday. I can't believe how grown up she's becoming. She very independent, and has no trouble telling you what she wants and likes. She has the sweetest personality, and seems to enjoy being photographed, even in multiple outfits, at each session. I always enjoy my time with her and her sweet momma. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Welcome, Aaron - West Virginia Family Photographer https://www.ndaltonphoto.com/blog/2015/7/welcome-aaron---west-virginia-family-photographer Georgie has been a terrific and loyal client for quite some time. I've done several sessions for her, and she and her family are always a joy to photograph.

This spring, her family became a little larger with the addition of Aaron. Big sister Savannah was so excited to welcome a little brother, as were Georgie & Jason. I was thrilled that she hired me for her newborn session. I photographed them in the comfort of their own home in a lifestyle/traditional combination session. The images turned out perfectly. Aaron was an angel during his session. I just love the happy expressions captured during our time together!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Nicole

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I Need a Dress Modeled - West Virginia Child Photographer https://www.ndaltonphoto.com/blog/2015/7/i-need-a-dress-modeled Those of you who know me well, know that I absolutely love little girl's clothing! I have many boutique brands that I regularly buy, and I have lots of custom designers that I purchase from. There is great joy in choosing fabrics, trims, and buttons to make a truly unique piece that is just for your special little one! I love dressing Georgia in one-of-a-kind pieces, or one-of-just-a-few, as the case sometimes is.

So when I log in to my Facebook account and see a message that begins,
"Hey, I need a dress modeled..."

I get excited. I love working with custom designers to help them showcase the beauty of their latest creations!

Only this message was a little different. April at Sew Chill needed her photos quickly for an upcoming Zulily sale. And she didn't only need a size 6/7 model, she needed a size 2T model. She also had a specific request for the 2T model. She wanted a blonde. Boy, did I have a blonde for her! My niece, Parker, is as blonde as they come. After sharing Parker's picture with her, April was excited, and so was I! She shipped the dresses to me, and 2 days later, they were in my mailbox, and we went to work. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The girls both loved the dresses. They are so soft and comfy. And the blue is such a gorgeous hue! 

Parker also got to model some red & white checked bloomers. We styled her in a shirt from Georgia's closet, and a headband from Piper's stash. She loved it!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Zulily sale starts on Sunday, July 26, at 9:00 a.m. ET. Just type "Sew Chill" in the search box on the site.

I hope you'll all go check out the great items offered by Sew Chill. You won't be disappointed!

 

Blessings,
Nicole

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Ella https://www.ndaltonphoto.com/blog/2015/7/ella Talk about a beautiful family...

I was hired by Ella's mom to capture a family birthday session in celebration of the baby beauty turning one. She knew a lot about what she wanted, she just needed me to photograph everything. We planned an outdoor session at The Dalton Farm, including a cake smash and helium-filled balloons. Here is a glimpse into the session. I had such a great time photographing this family!

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When A Session Is A Secret, Part 2 https://www.ndaltonphoto.com/blog/2015/6/when-a-session-is-a-secret-part-2 Roman & Eva are two of my favorite subjects. They always have the most perfectly angelic expressions during our sessions. I love their relationship, and I love being able to capture their honest interactions with one another. I am eager at each session's completion to flood Facebook and Instagram with sneak peeks from their sessions. 

Flashback to May 23. Eva & Roman were originally scheduled for a session with me on May 2, but due to a last-minute scheduling conflict, they had to cancel. I was happy to be able to reschedule them when I added a second round of Farm Fresh mini sessions. They were their usual happy selves during our session, and I knew I had captured some beautiful shots. I could not wait to share! And then Joanna said, "Don't share anything publicly on Facebook, because some of these images will be Father's Day gifts." WHAT?!? LOL! 

So, for weeks, I've been DYING to share these images. I've been given the green light by Joanna to share some sneak peeks now, as well as the word that Rafael loved his Father's Day gifts that were created using my images. That makes the secret-keeping worth it!

Blessings,

Nicole

 

P.S. I'm becoming stellar at keeping secrets! Who's next for a top-secret session?

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(Nicole Dalton Photography) child children dalton dalton photography family harts kid mini mini session ndp nicole nicole dalton nicole dalton photography photographer photography session west virginia wv https://www.ndaltonphoto.com/blog/2015/6/when-a-session-is-a-secret-part-2 Mon, 22 Jun 2015 01:30:02 GMT
Farm Fresh Mini Sessions, Round 2 https://www.ndaltonphoto.com/blog/2015/6/farm-fresh-mini-sessions-round-2 As soon as my first Farm Fresh session images were hitting Facebook and my website, I began receiving messages about a second round of sessions. So many people were in love with the images, so I set a date for round 2, and booked it QUICKLY!

 

I so enjoyed seeing Abram again! I had last photographed him during my fall mini sessions, and he had grown so much since then. He was mobile, and flirting with Georgia ;) and showing off. It was the sweetest thing ever!

Natasha brought Parker, Kenleigh, & Bennett. They were scheduled for the original sessions, but due to a family member's sudden illness the night before their first appointment, they had to cancel. I was so glad they were able to make it this time!

The Leslie children were next on my schedule. Christian, Sam, & Kaylee were last in front of my camera in November 2013, so it had been a while. They were a joy to photograph, just like before, with Sam having trouble holding it together due to fits of laughter. They were lots of fun!

Rebekah was my lucky 2,500th like on my Facebook page. She was rewarded with a coupon to use toward a print purchase. She showed up for her session with her little family looking adorable. This was a first meeting for us, but I'm already looking forward to more sessions with them.

I had another great day of weather for my second round of sessions, just like the first round. God surely blesses me to be able to pull off these sessions. I am thankful to Him, and to my clients for their continued trust that they place in me at each session.

Blessings

Nicole

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Olivia https://www.ndaltonphoto.com/blog/2015/5/olivia Not gonna lie. It's always flattering to me when a gorgeous Senior contacts me for a portrait session. And when a gorgeous Senior books more than one session? Well, that is an amazing honor!

Olivia contacted me last summer about scheduling a session in the country. She said she was a simple girl, and her main goal was to be photographed with a shotgun that had been passed down through the generations in her family. I had the perfect country setting (www.facebook.com/thedaltonfarm), and she thought it was a great one, so I scheduled her and began counting down the days. I took a little peek at Olivia's Facebook page during the countdown, and was very excited because she was drop-dead gorgeous! I was so anxious!! When she arrived and turned out to be a total sweetheart, I was so thankful. God is so good to me, and sends me the best clients!

Here is a look at how her first Senior session went:

 

 

 

So, of course, I was completely elated when Olivia contacted me again in the early spring of this year to schedule a second session. She still wanted a country setting, but with a little more glamour than before. She said she was going to "girl it up" for the second session, and that there would be no shotguns. I suggested to her hanging a chandelier in my barn, and using lace and bling IN THE BARN. She loved the idea, so the countdown to session day with Olivia began once again. She showed up with only 2 outfits, but it quickly became evident that she had PLENTY to work with. 

Here is a look at how session two went:

 

 

I am blessed to have worked with so many fantastic 2015 Seniors. All of you have been great, and I wish you well in all of your future endeavors. 

 

Blessings,

Nicole

 

 

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(Nicole Dalton Photography) dalton dalton photography harts ndp nicole nicole dalton nicole dalton photography photographer photography senior west virginia wv https://www.ndaltonphoto.com/blog/2015/5/olivia Fri, 29 May 2015 22:24:33 GMT
The Smith Family https://www.ndaltonphoto.com/blog/2015/5/the-smith-family I loved having the Smith family at our farm for their session. Christie had talked all of her guys into a family photo session, so she was happy. The weather was perfect for outdoor photos, and even her sons seemed at ease with the session. All moved smoothly until my husband showed up on his tractor -- LOL! As usual, my husband knew Christie's husband, so the session came to a screeching halt for a period of time while the two of them caught up. I always joke that my husband knows EVERYONE. Sometimes, I think it's the truth and not a joke. We have never been anywhere that he didn't run into someone that he knew. For that, I can thank his years of traveling across the country for his work, I suppose.

Anyway, Christie and her guys were an absolute joy to photograph. I hope to have them back soon for more sessions! And I promise, Dustin & Dylan, not to make you pose like girls ;)

Blessings,
Nicole

 


 

 

 

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(Nicole Dalton Photography) chapmanville charleston dalton dalton photography family harts nicole nicole dalton nicole dalton photography photographer photography west virginia wv https://www.ndaltonphoto.com/blog/2015/5/the-smith-family Mon, 18 May 2015 20:35:35 GMT
Farm Fresh Mini Sessions - Round 1 https://www.ndaltonphoto.com/blog/2015/5/farm-fresh-mini-sessions---round-1

I am always nervous when I schedule outdoor sessions. But a full day of outdoor mini sessions with several participants over a span of several hours? Yeah, that makes me more nervous than normal. The weather can be so unpredictable, and spring weather in WV is even more unpredictable than a lot of places. When May 2 finally rolled around, I could not have been happier. The weather was PERFECT, and the location looked amazing! We were truly blessed with a picture-perfect day, and all participants arrived looking wonderfully-prepared. I was more than happy to spend such a beautiful day at The Dalton Farm with some beautiful people! Nothing beats a fun day of photos!

The O'Neal family were first on deck. Jen's kids are early risers, so she always likes the earliest appointments I have available in order to catch them when they're in their happiest moods. Julianna and Lawson did so well, and Jennifer and Luke looked lovely, especially in their couple shots.

Cooper was next. His mom herds a large brood of young'uns, so things are always hectic for them. I empathize with her greatly, as I know how much of a task that can be. I hadn't photographed Cooper since his newborn session, and I was thrilled to have him with me again. He is just adorable. Lisa says even though he is a content baby and never cries, he just doesn't smile a lot. So we didn't get many smiley pictures, but what we got was gorgeous just the same.

The Workman family showed up next. I had my first session with Colton & Sawyer at Easter, and their mom was so happy that she chose me again to photograph them. The boys looked so handsome, and this time, I was even able to get a few shots of the entire family. The boys had fun playing and exploring their surroundings at the farm, so I just tagged along and captured their fun.

Next were the Kirkendall kiddos. It had been about 1.5 years since I had photographed Will & Myah. Boy, how they had grown! They are beautiful children, and the photos I did of them together were some of my favorites. They have the sweetest personalities, and have accepted their "big brother - little sister" roles perfectly. I just loved how they interacted with one another.

Then it was time for Gage. He showed up ready for his farm session with a leather vest, a duster (long cowboy coat), a cowboy hat, and some cap guns. He is so handsome, and he did a fabulous job during his session! I hadn't photographed him in almost 2 years, so there was a big change in him as well. I had so much fun with Gage!

Sienna and Layla were next. These girls are my nieces, the daughters of my brother. They reside in the state of Washington, and I hadn't seen them in over 3 years. They had just gotten into WV late the night before our session. I was thrilled to see them, and had a blast photographing them (and answering their 10 million questions) at the farm. They are precious, and I am so thankful that they are with us for the summer!

As things were winding down, Gunner & Harlow showed up for their session. Sara never disappoints in her wardrobe choices. The kids always look amazing! Gunner is such a sweet big brother, so protective and caring toward Harlow. And though Harlow is slow to warm up, once you get her started smiling, she can't stop! I always love having them for sessions. They are a pure pleasure to photograph.

Last in the long list of sessions was Danny. His grandma had contacted me about doing this session as his first birthday session, so I assured her that I'd work some number 1's into some of Danny's pictures during editing. I had no idea that he'd actually be holding up one little index finger in some of the pictures! It was almost like he knew what he was there for. He also had a great time running free in the hay field, so I just clicked as he ran. He is an adorable child, and his gallery turned out beautifully!

I feel so honored to have been trusted by so many people to capture their families on this day. I enjoyed every minute of it, and the response was so great, that a second day of Farm Fresh mini sessions has been added. We have to get it done before the hay is cut, so let's all keep our fingers crossed that Mother Nature smiles on us with another day of perfect weather.

Blessings,

Nicole

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When A Session Is A Secret https://www.ndaltonphoto.com/blog/2015/5/when-a-session-is-a-secret Now, I gotta say...
When you are hired to do a job for a beautiful, fun family who wants to surprise their matriarch with a piece of wall art, you get a little giddy. You are so anxious to do the session, because you just KNOW that it will be awesome! And then the day finally arrives. You show up, find everyone looking fabulous and ready to be photographed. You are introduced all around to the family members that you haven't met before. You fall in love with them all in a matter of 45 minutes. You photograph the family of 9 in the family room, and then outside in the backyard, on the riverbank. All goes swimmingly, and you are so excited to get home and begin editing. You can't wait to share sneak peeks.

 

Sneak peeks? NO. Those cannot be shared! The family portrait is a surprise, after all, and not only is Jeraldine the Matriarch on Facebook, but she is very active on Facebook and good at being "nosy" (per her family) and finding out things that she isn't supposed to know. Insert big sad face with tears! Not really, but you know...

 

So sneak peeks are shared via Facebook Messenger. Editing commences like wildfire so that the gallery can be shared with the participants ASAP. Everyone must work together quickly to choose which image will become the gift. The decision is made, the print is ordered and delivered to the participants, and the gift is presented to Jeraldine on Mother's Day. All is well, and now the "secret" is out! Sneak peeks can finally be shared! All is now well in my world too. So not only am I sharing images here on the blog, but you should all brace yourselves for possible over-sharing on my Facebook page.

 

Thank you, Jennifer, for inviting me to capture your family and to help create the perfect gift for your grandmother. Your family is top-notch, and I can't wait to work with all of you again!

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T-shirts Are Here....Sort Of https://www.ndaltonphoto.com/blog/2015/4/t-shirts-are-here-sort-of I decided several months ago that I needed to order Nicole Dalton Photography t-shirts. I thought I would give a t-shirt to every Senior and newborn who purchase and complete an Elite level session with me. I also wanted to have a design that I could wear to sessions, so I started thinking about creations that would work for everyone, male & female, old & young. I had come across a shirt a while back that read "hello, gorgeous!", and I thought that would be a perfect design for my shirts! So, with that in mind, I quickly went to work and decided to go with just those simple words on the front, and my logo on the back. I researched and found a company that could meet my printing needs, and I finally placed my order about 2 weeks ago.

 

Well, I didn't realize until my shirts had already been printed & shipped to me that my design idea wasn't going to seem very original at all for very long in my area. In fact, the potential for confusion with another artist was going to be a very big possibility after her announcement that she was going to be using the same front design, so, it was back to the drawing board for an even better design for NDP! I have decided to use BOTH of the following designs on the fronts of my new shirts, and to keep my logo on the back as it is on the first shirts.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

So, I now have one question -- who wants to win a VERY limited edition, first-run "hello, gorgeous!" NDP t-shirt? All you have to do to be entered to win a shirt is to comment on THIS blog post with "I want to win!". I'll accept entries until April 30, 2015, at 11:59:59 p.m. EDT. Winner will be announced in a blog post by May 5, 2015, and will be notified by email or Facebook. The winner will have their choice of available color (electric green, lilac, charcoal, or black) and available size (adult S-XL) of the original shirt design. GOOD LUCK!
 

Want an extra entry? Share this blog post publicly online, and post the link to your share in a separate comment. Share it everywhere you make posts (Facebook, Google+, Twitter, Pinterest, etc.). Each public share and comment with the link here will count as one extra entry each. Maximum of one entry per public share per online forum per person. Winner is responsible for pick up or shipping cost.

 

Blessings,

Nicole

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Ava Kate & Harper https://www.ndaltonphoto.com/blog/2015/4/ava-kate-harper At the end of last year, I hosted a contest on my Facebook page. I had over 1,000 entries into the contest to win a free mini session with 10 free digital downloads. A winner was chosen, and Jessica was the lucky recipient. She immediately contacted me about scheduling a birthday session for her twin daughters, and a date was set. We spent the weeks that followed hammering out all of the tiniest details from location to outfits, color schemes to props & backdrops. The day of the session finally arrived, and these sweet girls did not disappoint. Jessica showed up with her mom in tow to help with the wrangling, and we were off! It was a beautiful day, and we were blessed to be able to capture some indoor as well as outdoor shots. The girls seemed to enjoy it all, and were gorgeous in all of their outfits. I enjoyed chatting with Jessica and her mom as we went about the business of capturing Ava Kate & Harper's cuteness. As I started to share sneak peeks a few hours after we wrapped the session, Jessica contacted me to thank me for the session, and to schedule a birthday session this summer for her first-born daughter. I'm looking forward to seeing them again!

In addition to the 10 free digital images, if I get 15 unique comments on this blog post (see below to comment) before May 1, I'll give Jessica an 11x14 mounted print of her choice from this session. 

 

Blessings,

Nicole

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Piper https://www.ndaltonphoto.com/blog/2015/4/piper

Nothing could have thrilled me more, as a photographer-mom, than to have my child to request a photo session as her birthday gift from me. And Piper knew just what she wanted, too! She wanted a session in downtown Charleston, a town I'd never shot in, as well as some sweet shots in a bakery. I don't know where she came up with the idea, but I went right to work. I contacted Sugar Pie Bakery, and Rachel was gracious enough to say, "Sounds like fun! Come on in!". We started our morning off in the bakery, with helium-filled balloons, and plenty of sweet treats. Rachel was very gracious, telling me to feel free to move anything that we needed to in order to get the photos we imagined. We picked our goodies from display cases that housed deliciousness like I'd never had before! I could have stayed there all day, indulging ;) But, there was more work to be done. 

 

We then moved to the historic area of downtown Charleston. We could have stayed there for hours, had the rain clouds not chased us away. It was so beautiful where we were, and there were so many photo opportunities to be had. I'm excited to go back there and shoot some more soon.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The downtown area and the bakery allowed me to be able to capture Piper as she is in real life at age 13. She's a natural beauty, and that beauty radiates from the inside out! Well-behaved, highly-intelligent, and with a heart of pure gold! She doesn't give me a minute's trouble, and has been a joy since birth. My biggest goals in planning this session were to keep it age-appropriate and to make it fun. Both goals were accomplished.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Piper, being the total sweetheart that she is, wouldn't hear of going for her photo session without Georgia! So little sister tagged along and appeared in a few photos too. When I say Piper is the best, it's the absolute truth! I'm so blessed to call her mine.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Piper even snapped this one of Georgia herself:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Be sure to check out Sugar Pie Bakery for all of your delicious treats!

 

 

Blessings,

Nicole

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Navaeh As Elsa https://www.ndaltonphoto.com/blog/2015/4/neveah-as-elsa A couple of months back, I was contacted by Navaeh's mom about scheduling an Easter mini session. After that session was scheduled, she asked me about doing a birthday session for her daughter. Navaeh, like most other little girls, loves Elsa and the Disney movie Frozen. Navaeh had an Elsa dress to wear, and her mom requested a session that would celebrate her daughter's 8th birthday, and also showcase her beauty at this moment in her little life. Neveah frequently shares her spotlight with her furry siblings, Chloe & Daisy. This session was all about her! She showed up looking beautiful, with curled hair, and her dress was perfect! She was more at ease this time around than during the Easter session because she was more comfortable and knew more about what to expect. We had fun with some "snowflakes" and a sparkly backdrop. We even worked Olaf into a couple of shots. Neveah was a pleasure to photograph, and I look forward to working with her again. I hope her mom and all the rest of her family love her birthday pictures.

Blessings,
Nicole

Blessings,
Nicole

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Autumn and Paisley https://www.ndaltonphoto.com/blog/2015/4/autumn-and-paisley Both Autumn and Paisley visited me recently for birthday sessions. Here is a look at some parts of both sessions.

 

Autumn first came to me 2 years ago for a birthday session.....and a Halloween costume session. In April. LOL! She was spitfire, for sure! At 7 years old, she had her "photo sass" perfected, and could have given lessons. She still has her own ideas about how she wants her photos to look. She does 95% of her own posing, set arrangement, and wardrobe. She tells you when she wants to be photographed with and without her glasses, and when it's time to change outfits. She is a HOOT! I love photographing kids. The child/children sessions really are the heart of NDP. Autumn is a favorite! I can't wait to have her back for more. I hope she (and her family!) loves her birthday and Easter photos.

 

Miss Paisley visited on the same day for her final ONEder Year session. Our year together has flown by! I'm sure her parents and family are also finding it hard to believe that her first birthday is already upon them. Paisley's mom called me last year, in February, as I recall, and asked about booking a newborn session in April. She had been referred to me by her sister-in-law, who I had done a family session for a few months before. We set everything up, and the countdown to Paisley's arrival was underway. After her newborn session was completed, Brandy purchased a ONEder Year (baby's first year) package. I enjoyed each session so much! I always love watching the little ones grow and develop, and seeing their personalities start to shine. We did a summer session here at around 4 months of age, a Christmas-themed session at Paisley's home around 8 months of age, and then the final "cake smash" session was completed here, less than 2 weeks before her first birthday will officially be celebrated. I hope Dru & Brandy love the results of her last session. She has been a pure pleasure to photograph during her first year of life. I am already looking forward to many more sessions with Paisley and her family!

 

Blessings,

Nicole

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Mother & Child Classic Portraits https://www.ndaltonphoto.com/blog/2015/4/mother-child-classic-portraits A few weeks ago, I began considering offering sessions in celebration of Mother's Day. I have, in the past, offered whimsical Mommy & Me sessions. This year, I wanted to offer a timeless, classic portrait session. A session that produces portraits that can be proudly and prominently displayed in clients' homes. A portrait that conveys a mother's love for her child. A multi-generational portrait, featuring grandmothers and great-grandmothers, showcasing a love passed down and celebrated among a family. As I began searching for inspiration, I quickly found it from some of the photographers that I follow on Facebook. I made a post in my clients-only Facebook group, and the response was great! A date was set and all sessions were booked quickly. I reserved one session to award to one of my blog readers. At thi time, I would like to congratulate Lori Mitchell as the winner of that session. Please keep an eye on my blog and Facebook page for future giveaways. Lori, contact me to claim your prize.

 

Blessings,

Nicole

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Kamryn-9 months https://www.ndaltonphoto.com/blog/2015/3/kamryn-9-months I was blessed to have Miss Kamryn here again recently for a session. Thanks to a miserable winter, illnesses, and other appointments, we were a little off track with her ONEder Year Milestones Sessions. But it's all good now! She is beautiful, a total sweetie, and always a joy to photograph. I always love that she looks at me like I've lost my mind - lol! I am just in awe of the fact that she will be A YEAR OLD when she comes back for her next session! I'm sure her parents and family feel the same way. That first year goes by so fast! My ONEder Year Milestones Sessions are the perfect way to preserve those sweet memories. I typically schedule the sessions at 4 months, 8 months, and one year. The 1st birthday session includes a cake smash, with the cake provided by me unless you prefer to provide theme-specific cake. If you have questions about my ONEder Year sessions, or any other sessions, feel free to message me!

And don't forget about the Mother & Child classic portrait session I am giving away. Check the previous blog post to learn about how to enter to win an absolutely free session, just in time for Mother's Day!

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Hippity Hoppity https://www.ndaltonphoto.com/blog/2015/3/hippity-hoppity Nicole Dalton Photography's Annual Easter Mini Sessions

I hosted my annual Easter mini sessions yesterday, and they were more fun than ever! Everyone showed up with the cutest outfits, and all enjoyed the set. I had some of my most loyal clients -- Brayden & Ryleigh, Allisyn, Autumn & Jaxon, and Allysa -- and some new clients that I can't wait to see again -- Colton & Sawyer, and Neveah, Chloe, & Daisy. It was a great day inside even though it was rainy & muddy outside. I managed to get lots of great shots from each session. It was an easy job, as all participants were the best EVER to work with and photograph.  

 

Because I want to bring readers to my blog, I am going to offer one person who comments on this blog post a FREE Mother & Child mini session. These sessions will take place on April 25 at my in-home studio. The sessions will be classic poses between a mom and her child or children. It's always a great idea to include grandma and great-grandma as well, if possible, for a precious generations photo. You will get 3-5 digital images with a print release along with your free session. Up to 6 participants/session for this special event.

 

 

Blessings,

Nicole

 

Contest will run until March 31, 2015, at 11:59:59 p.m. No substitutions. No cash value. No rain checks. The only way to enter is to comment on THIS blog post! Good Luck! 

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Matilda Jane Clothing https://www.ndaltonphoto.com/blog/2015/3/matilda-jane-clothing Hello, Lovely!

 

Release day, or preview day, is always a BLAST when you are in the role of Jane (hostess) for a Matilda Jane Clothing trunk show. I try to host at least one in-home show each release, which is twice yearly. During my times as a Jane, I put together a little set for photo sessions, because what girl doesn't love to play dress up and be photographed!?

Jennifer, trunk keeper #712, has been taking care of me for more than a year, which is just a slightly shorter time than she has been a trunk keeper for Matilda Jane Clothing. I always enjoy our shows together, and my girls have grown quite fond of her little girl, who always accompanies her to my shows.

The current line is called Hello, Lovely. The second release is available now. If you are ever interested in ordering, go to the website and compile your wish list, then email it to jenniferoneal@matildajaneclothing.com. Or you can message me directly and I'll be happy to walk you through the steps!

I am a huge fan of pastels, so this line makes me very happy! I hope you enjoy a small snippet of the fun that we had previewing Release 2.

 

If you are interested in being invited to one of my shows, please comment on this blog post, and share it with your friends who may be interested. It's always LOTS of fun!! I have made some great friends through buying Matilda Jane Clothing. I would love to add you to my group of girlfriends!

Blessings,

Nicole

 

 

 

 

 

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Kierigan Is 2 https://www.ndaltonphoto.com/blog/2015/3/kierigan-is-2  

Slow down, time!

 

 

I've been photographing Kierigan since she was born. Actually, it was before she was born that I completed a family maternity session for her mom, dad & big sister. They were some of my first paying clients when I took the leap of starting my own business nearly 2.5 years ago. They have been loyal to me, and I always enjoy my sessions with Kierigan & crew. It even worked out that we vacationed at the same time, very close to each other last summer, so I got to do a family beach session for them even. 

 

 

 

 

It's been such a pleasure to be part of Kierigan's special moments, milestones, and photographic life. I look forward to many more sessions with her and her family!

 

Blessings,

Nicole

 

 

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Snow Day Mini Sessions https://www.ndaltonphoto.com/blog/2015/2/snow-day-mini-sessions Baby, it's COLD outside!

 

With this week's snowfall that added up to about 10", I decided at the last minute to have some snow day mini sessions. The night before the sessions were to take place, our region experienced record-shattering cold, with local temperatures of about -15­­°F. By the early afternoon, we had rebounded to around 20°F. The only participant hearty enough, besides my kiddos, to accept the invitation was Allisyn. She showed up dressed in her cute little snowsuit, hat & gloves, boots, and coat. She threw snowballs, made snow angels, and explored her arctic surroundings. She loved being outside, and did not want to leave when her session was over.

 

My kids had "playing in the snow" pictures on Tuesday, so this time, we decided to do some "dressed up with hot chocolate in the snow" shots. I think they turned out great, and I can really see how much my babies have grown and changed since last winter's snow session. Bittersweet, for sure.

 

Blessings,

Nicole

 

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Davie & Kisha https://www.ndaltonphoto.com/blog/2015/2/davie-kisha These 2 have so much to celebrate. Aside from their relationship, they just found out that they are expecting their first child in October. Kisha also has had a pretty dramatic weight loss over the last 10 months. I enjoyed documenting this time in their lives together, before so many of the changes of pregnancy start to take precedence. The point in a relationship where you are a couple, instead of a family or parents, is so fleeting and special. I hope to see Davie & Kisha back to document the changes of her pregnancy, and the birth of her special bundle of joy. I so enjoyed meeting and photographing them!

 

Blessings,
Nicole

 

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Parker https://www.ndaltonphoto.com/blog/2015/2/parker I was so excited to learn that I was going to be allowed to bring my camera into the surgical suite to photograph Parker's birth nearly 2 years ago. I was beyond happy to be welcoming a new niece into the world, and even though I wasn't permitted to go beyond the head of the surgical table, the anesthesiologist was happy to take my camera and capture everything that was happening on the other side of the drape. :) I was there to hear Parker's first cries and see her take her first breaths. It was quite an experience! To be able to capture it all just added to the enjoyment.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Parker is such a sweetheart! She's opinionated and hard-headed. She's bossy and has an infectious giggle. She's a total joy! It's hard to believe that 2 years have passed so quickly. Love you forever, little girl!

 


Blessings,
Nicole

 

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Celebrate! https://www.ndaltonphoto.com/blog/2015/2/celebrate

As many of you who follow or are friends with my personal Facebook page know, we've been in the midst of a big birthday celebration for my family this weekend. My middle child and only son, Henry turned 11 today. My youngest daughter, Georgia, turned 7 on Thursday. I celebrated my birthday yesterday. In honor of all of our jubilation, I'd love to give away a gift to YOU! Up for grabs is an a la carte credit, good with any future session purchased other than a mini session, in the amount of my new age :)

How do you win? Be the first person to post my age on my Facebook business page, and I'll email you a coupon, valid until June 30, 2015.
The contest ends at 11:59 p.m. on Feb. 9, or as soon as the first person posts my age on my business Facebook page. 
Good luck!

 

Blessings,
Nicole

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(Nicole Dalton Photography) baby chapmanville dalton dalton photography family harts kid ndp nicole nicole dalton photography photographer photography west virginia wv https://www.ndaltonphoto.com/blog/2015/2/celebrate Mon, 09 Feb 2015 01:55:49 GMT
Owen https://www.ndaltonphoto.com/blog/2015/2/owen Owen. Big O. Mr. Big Stuff. My favorite little red-headed, one-year-old boy.
I've been photographing Owen since his newborn session last year, and we just wrapped our final ONE-der Year session with a super-fun cake smash. This little guy is ALL boy! He's loud, he's curious, he's fearless, and he's quick. He is a BLAST, a ton of fun! I think this session captured many facets of his true personality. He's mobile now, walking and running everywhere, so I kind of just followed his lead with a little help wrangling him from his sweet mom, Randi. I felt sort of sad that our ONE-der Year sessions had finished up, and I do hope that his parents will bring him back from time to time for more portrait sessions. I've grown rather fond of the little guy. Look at that face. How could you not be crazy about him?

 

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Nicole

 

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Alyssa https://www.ndaltonphoto.com/blog/2015/1/alyssa I first met Alyssa and her family in October when her mom, Kora, contacted me to schedule a Halloween mini session. They came back for a family Christmas session the next month, and this time they were getting first birthday pictures. Kora knew that she wanted me to photograph Alyssa and design birthday party invitations, because she loved their family Christmas card that I put together for them. I did the invitation work all free-handed, using some purchased art and my imagination. The result was beautiful, and her parents were thrilled with Alyssa's custom invitations! I love photographing Alyssa. She has the most pleasant, easy-going expression and personality when she's here for a session. I can't wait for our Easter session together in March!

 

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Nicole

 

 

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Valentine's Day Mini Sessions https://www.ndaltonphoto.com/blog/2015/1/valentines-day-mini-sessions This year's Valentine sessions brought more new clients, as well as a session with one of my favorite regulars! 
Kelli is a mom who believes like I believe - you can NEVER have too many photos of your child or children. I have been photographing Allisyn for about 2 years, with our first session together having been a Matilda Jane Clothing mini session before she was even a year old. I love being her photographer, and seeing how she changes with each session. I'll be seeing her again at Easter, and in the early summer for her third birthday session. She's a beautiful little girl, with a gigantic personality and a great wardrobe! And I think she's finally, maybe, starting to warm up to me a little. ;) 

 


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My first new clients of the day were Addyson & Cooper. Their mom, Kandi, had initially contacted me in hopes of scheduling a fall session a few months ago. Our schedules and weather prevented us from being able to get a fall session together, but as soon as I posted about my Valentine sessions, she was one of the first "in line"! These kids were so beautiful, and they were up for whatever poses or props I suggested. They even brought some of their own props! Their smiles were natural and unforced because, I believe, they were truly having a good time. I can't wait to have them back for more sessions!


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My final session of the day was for a sibling duo and their older cousin. They all arrived a little leery of what may be about to happen, but they warmed up quickly. They all became eager participants once I told them that it was OK to pick up my paper heart decorations that were scattered about and throw them into the air. There were gorgeous smiles all around from that point forward. Kids having FUN are probably my favorite things to capture. Nothing beats that, in my book. I hope to have Zadriona, Kyleigh, & Rylan back for another session soon.

 

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Nicole

 

 

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(Nicole Dalton Photography) baby chapmanville charleston child children dalton family harts huntington logan mini nicole photo photographer photography session west virginia wv https://www.ndaltonphoto.com/blog/2015/1/valentines-day-mini-sessions Fri, 30 Jan 2015 15:00:00 GMT
Kamryn https://www.ndaltonphoto.com/blog/2015/1/kamryn Late last summer, I was contacted by Kamryn's mama about doing newborn and ONE-der Year photos. She was 7 weeks old at the time, but had not had newborn pictures due to a rough start in life. She was born a little earlier than expected, and required surgery as a newborn. Her mom was ill from suffering with eclampsia immediately after her birth as well, so a photo session had been pushed way down on the to-do list. I got the first session scheduled and completed right away. The new year brought with it the beginning of Kamryn's ONE-der Sessions. Due to her older age when we started the whole process, her sessions will take place at approximately 6 months of age, 9 months of age, and one year. This is her (almost) 6 month session. Her mom always brings the sweetest outfits! And little Kamryn is an absolute beauty, and a joy to photograph. I'm already looking forward to our next session this spring.

 

Blessings,
Nicole

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Stephanie https://www.ndaltonphoto.com/blog/2015/1/stephanie Back in early December, I was contacted by a sweet lady looking for Christmas pictures. I apologized and informed her that my Christmas sessions had already wrapped for the year, and that I had no openings until after the first of the new year. She said that would be fine, as she was looking for a session with her 2 daughters, and she just wanted a simple session that would provide her with high-quality images. I had never worked for Stephanie before, but she seemed thrilled to book her appointment. She told me that she loved following my work online, and that she had heard so many good things about the quality I provide. I was excited to work for her, and she was excited too! When she and her daughters showed up, I was even more excited. They were all gorgeous! A simple set was going to be fantastic for them because they didn't need anything to show off their beauty. We did a quick mini session, and the results were stunning! I can't wait to photograph Stephanie, Grace, and Josie again soon.

 

Blessings,
Nicole

 

 

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Welcome 2015 https://www.ndaltonphoto.com/blog/2015/1/welcome-2015 I just wanted to stop by and say "HAPPY NEW YEAR!" to everyone! 2014 was one for the record books for Nicole Dalton Photography, and I have set even bigger goals for myself for 2015. It has been hard to keep everything under wraps for the last couple of weeks while I was still in the building process of my new offerings. I am so excited to share the updates with all of you!
 

I want to encourage you all to look over the website and make note of the updates to NDP for 2015. I have worked very hard to put together collections and sessions to meet every need and budget. I based many of my decisions on what my average client spent in 2014, and the most-often-ordered products. All updated offerings will be found in the drop-down menu under the "Pricing" tab by the end of the weekend.

I am so excited to begin offering in-home lifestyle sessions this year. I will spend up to 2 hours with your family, in your home, photographing you as you do arts & crafts together, as you read storybooks together, snuggled up in your bed, or even as you make mud pies in the back yard, and then put the kiddos into a big bubble bath! These sessions are my favorites. They are natural and un-posed. You just go about your activities, and I tag along and snap away. We can even do a couple of posed shots if you choose, but lifestyle photography is all about capturing your natural, un-coached interactions with one another as a family, doing a fun activity together. Immediately at the conclusion of your session, I will spend up to 30 minutes with you, discussing your plans for displaying my images in your home. I will gladly take measurements of your wall space, and offer suggestions and sample displays of what a gallery of beautiful framed prints, enchanting canvases, or breathtaking print wraps and standouts may look like. I even offer print collections if you already have frames and are just looking to update your display. 2-4 weeks after your session is completed, I will contact you to schedule a consultation in which you'll view your proof images online, and decide exactly what products and images you'd like to order. Deep discounts are offered on product collections that were built specifically with these in-home lifestyle sessions in mind. I will then personally deliver your order to you once all of your purchased products arrive, and I'll even help you with hanging and arranging at delivery if you wish. :) You'll be hearing me talk a lot about these sessions this year, as I did a couple in 2014 and they truly turned out to be my favorites!

I have updated my ONE-der Year - The Milestones Sessions, so be sure to take a look at that offering. It now includes a "cake smash" session at the 12 month sitting, as well as a canvas collection wall display, and a couple of other updates. I also added a Born Yesterday offering for moms who would like for me to come to the hospital and photograph their new bundle of joy. This is a lifestyle session for babies who are typically 24-4 8 hours old, and can be done as a "homecoming" session instead of at the hospital if you choose. This is a super way to preserve the memories of grandparents and siblings meeting the newest addition for the first time, or the extended family that will greet you upon your arrival home. It's also a perfect session for parents who like to bring baby home with no crowds or fanfare, to nap together, to relax in the family room, or settle into the rocking chair in the nursery. So many sweet images await capturing in baby's first 24-48 hours in this world!

I'm currently scheduling all types of sessions through June 2015. If you are planning to have a session with me in the first 5 months of this year, I can schedule you at your convenience. The sooner you are on my calendar, the better chance you have of securing your desired spot. I am already completely booked for January with the exception of 2 Valentine's Mini Sessions that haven't been claimed yet. If you are interested in reserving one of the two remaining slots on January 17, let me know.

I wish you all the best as we kick off 2015!  I can't wait to work with you, whether you are a brand new client, or a current client. Contact me TODAY to discuss all that I offer. I know you will appreciate the great quality you will discover with NDP. 


Blessings,
Nicole

 

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Georgia's Gig https://www.ndaltonphoto.com/blog/2014/2/georgias-gig Georgia’s Gig

A couple of weeks ago, I was put into contact with a boutique owner in Idaho who was looking for a “photographer with a beautiful daughter”. She creates beautiful dresses, and needed some shots done for her most recent creation. After several hours of discussion, we were able to agree to enter into collaboration with one another. Last week, the dress that Georgia would model arrived. She loved it instantly due to the fact that it had BUNNIES on it. I carefully looked it over, and was quite impressed with the quality of this hand-made beauty. As soon as time allowed, I got our things together and began shooting. It was exciting, and we shot over a 3 day period, for what totaled a little more than an hour. The boutique owner was thrilled with our results, and will begin taking orders for the dress Georgia modeled on February 27 at 6PM PST. I encourage you all to check out Bebe Sophie Custom Boutique via the web at www.facebook.com/bebesophie77, and via her Etsy shop at www.etsy.com/shop/BebeSophie. We look forward to working with Bebe Sophie again, and hope that you enjoy looking at my beautiful baby girl wearing Anna’s beautiful creations.

 

Be blessed,

Nicole

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Off To A Good Start https://www.ndaltonphoto.com/blog/2014/2/off-to-a-good-start

As 2014 has quickly taken off, many new and exciting things are happening at Nicole Dalton Photography. My price list and session offerings have been updated, along with my product offerings. Some prices went up, and others went down. Some new products were added, and some were deleted due to being phased out by my lab. My session fees now include a print credit unless you purchase an all-digital session. All of these changes have taken place in order for me to serve you better. One thing that has stayed the same? The quality that you’ve come to expect from a session with me. You’ll be proud to hang my work on the walls of your home. I work hard to bring you exceptional quality portraits that will be sharp, bright, and vivid for years to come. Please feel free to take a look around my website and get an idea of the improvements I have made.

January was a busy month as I got back into the swing of things after taking a couple of weeks off to wrap up 2013. On January 18, I hosted Valentine’s Day mini sessions. Of course, my kids participated, and I had one new client (Maycie) and one return client (Allisyn). I was honored to be able to photograph Kyler and his expectant momma for a session. Kyler is always fun to photograph, and this recent session was no different. That little guy keeps me on my toes! Then I had the pleasure of photographing a couple who are expecting their first blessing. A fun fact about their session is that they are naming their first baby, a daughter, Pyper. Though the spelling is different, their baby girl will have the same name I gave to my first baby girl, Piper, almost 12 years ago. I’m looking forward to photographing their little Pyper in a few weeks when she makes her entrance into the world! I wrapped up the month of January with another new client, 6-month-old Wayde. He was such a sweetie! I hope to photograph him again soon.

I have LOTS of things already on my calendar for this year. I strongly urge you to contact me if you are considering booking a session with me. It is NEVER too early to reserve your desired time. For this month, I have the elementary and middle school Valentine dances to photograph, 2 first birthday parties, and1 high school Senior. And I am SO EXCITED to have 3 newborns on my schedule for March, and 2 newborns for April so far! This is why I’m encouraging everyone to BOOK EARLY if you plan to book to save yourself possible disappointment. I do my best to get everyone in, but I really hate to turn people away.

 

This month’s special is the STANDOUT. Standouts are a great way to showcase your favorite images! Your print is mounted on 1.5" thick lightweight foam board. Edges are finished in your choice of a black or white smooth trim. Until February 28, you can take $15 off the purchase price of any size standout that I offer.

 

Blessings,

Nicole

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(Nicole Dalton Photography) 2014 baby's first year photography dalton dalton photography mini session nicole nicole dalton nicole dalton photography photography senior https://www.ndaltonphoto.com/blog/2014/2/off-to-a-good-start Tue, 04 Feb 2014 02:55:48 GMT
Happy New Year! https://www.ndaltonphoto.com/blog/2014/1/happy-new-year I hope all of you are off to a roaring start on your resolutions and goals for 2014. If the rest of my year goes as today has gone, I should get a lot accomplished!

Many things will remain the same, but you’ll also see lots of changes this year at NDP. One thing that remains the same as it has been from the inception of Nicole Dalton Photography is that my pricing is available on my website for everyone to see. No one is requested to contact me for pricing, though I welcome you to email, call, or message me on Facebook with any questions. I believe in everyone getting a fair price, and I won’t do for one client what I wouldn’t do for another, so there is no point in not keeping everything visible to everyone as far as my pricing is concerned.

The website has been revamped to reflect the new offerings that are in effect as of today. If you scheduled with me and confirmed your appointment by yesterday, you’ll have the option to pay 2013 prices or 2014 prices. I actually dropped my prices on a couple of things this year. The offerings that reflect an increased price have more to offer than before, so I think you’ll be pleased with what you see.

The first change you may notice is that sessions have been split into the following categories:

 

-General (Family | Child | Pet | Maternity | Engagement | Bridal)
-Senior
-Newborn
-Digital
-Mini
-Baby’s First Year
-Event

All sessions are available on 3 levels, and all come with print or print package credits. This credit is non-negotiable and non-transferrable. The top 2 levels of each offering also include discounts on purchases over and above your print credit. Senior and Newborn sessions purchased at the top level come with a free custom wallet box and a free custom accordion mini album, respectively. Mini session images will now come on custom-designed discs. Many sessions offer a free, custom Facebook timeline cover. I am continuing to offer 4 package levels, but the package contents have been changed to reflect frequent customer requests, and all now have the option of adding digital images. The top level package even comes with a free digital downloadable image.

A new offering this year is the digital session, in which you will receive all of the images in your online viewing gallery as a digital download. Clients purchasing the digital session will also receive a 10% discount on any prints or products ordered through me from those sessions. This discount applies to mini session participants as well. All digital sessions, mini sessions, and any purchased digital images will come to you with a lower-resolution, watermarked duplicate for sharing on the internet. I respectfully request that you not share your high-resolution, unmarked images online. Please tag or link my business page when you share any of my work on social media sites like Facebook and Instagram. Refraining from sharing your unmarked images online keeps you and me both safer.

I eliminated one of my Baby’s First Year offerings, and streamlined what I kept. It’s more flexible than before, and gives you some freedom to schedule around baby’s milestones, which every parent hopes to have photographed. A new option with this session is adding a maternity mini session if you didn’t have or didn’t want a full maternity session.  The Baby’s First Year session makes a great shower gift! Contact me if you are interested in purchasing a gift certificate for this, or any other, session. I also will be offering Birth Photography on a VERY limited basis, and will likely phase it out this year. But I will offer something new instead -- Baby's First Days. I will take appointments within the first 48 hours of baby's arrival, to come to the hospital or your home and spend up to 2 hours photographing encounters with parents, grandparents, siblings, aunts & uncles, cousins, and special friends with the new little one. These sessions are very casual, and more of a lifestyle session. Contact me for pricing.

I hope to begin making a blog post of each session this year. That means, I will share 1-2 sneak peeks on Facebook of each session, and the rest of the sneak peeks will be on my website. You will still be able to share your sneak peeks with family and friends online by sharing a link to the blog post containing your images.

I think that pretty much sums up the big changes for 2014. I invite you all to take a look around the website and check out my updates for yourselves. I would be happy to answer questions for you, and would love to schedule you for a session. I am currently booking all available dates for 2014, so don’t ever feel like it’s too early to reserve your time for a session later in the year. As always, I can travel up to 25 miles to photograph in a location of your choice. I can travel up to 50 miles one-way for an additional $35. I can do indoor sessions in my in-home studio, as well.

I want to make sure all of you are also aware that I am scheduling my Valentine’s Day mini sessions now. I have January 11, 2014, as the reserved date for these sessions. Clients who take part in the mini sessions on that date will receive a sheet of free wallet-sized custom Valentine cards. I can do Valentine’s Day mini sessions on any available day throughout the month of January, but only the clients who are photographed on the reserved date will get the more elaborate set and the free sheet of wallets.

I am still planning to offer a sale item monthly. This month’s sale item will be the Print Wrap. The Print Wrap is your image, printed on photo paper, laminated, and wrapped around the edges. It is then mounted to a block and arrives ready to hang – no framing! The Print Wraps are absolutely gorgeous, and a perfect accent to any home. I am offering these for $10 off any size throughout this month. To qualify for the sale price, you must purchase the print wrap by January 31, 2014. The sizes and sale prices will be as follows for this month:
*8x12 print wrap - $70
*11x14 print wrap - $90
*10x20 panoramic print wrap - $100
*16x24 print wrap - $140

And now for what many of you have been waiting for…the 5x7 Zin frame + 5x7 print winner. I would like to offer my congratulations to:
TERESA SPARKS
Teresa, please message me to choose your image and get the details on the frame.
I appreciate all of the ratings and the recommendations that each of you left. I encourage you to continue offering your feedback, so I can continue to offer these fun little rewards. I appreciate the support you all extended to me in 2013. I am looking forward to even bigger and better things in 2014, and I hope you’ll continue to look to me for all of your photographic needs!

 

Blessings,
Nicole

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Monthly Mini Session Themes and Senior Incentives https://www.ndaltonphoto.com/blog/2013/7/monthly-mini-session-themes-and-senior-incentives Since it has been so busy for me lately, I wanted to make a blog post to update everyone to a couple of new offerings from Nicole Dalton Photography.

First of all, if you are going to be a High School Senior in the upcoming school year, I have a couple of special offers for you.

  1. If you book a session with me to take place before September 15, 2013, you will be eligible for a second session at half-price! That’s a savings of over $40. The second session must be scheduled to take place in either in October (fall session) or January (winter session).
  2. If you refer a classmate or another Senior to me, you will be eligible for a free sheet of 8 wallets if the person you refer completes a session with me. Trust me, when it’s time to send out your graduation announcements or exchange pictures with your classmates, 8 extra wallets will come in very handy!

Next, I have decided to begin offering a Monthly Mini Session Special. These sessions will be 20 minutes in length, and will come with a CD of 5-8 fully-edited, high-resolution images and a print release. I will also extend a 10% discount on print purchases from these sessions. I will reserve one day each month to book mini sessions, or you may schedule most of them on any day of the month that is available if something will better fit your schedule. A few of the sessions will be one-day-only offerings, as the preparation for those sessions will be more involved. I will begin offering these sessions in August, with a Back-To-School Mini Session. I will have up to 10 slots available on August 10, 2013. I welcome any student, from pre-school to college age, as well as teachers and school staff members (aides, bus drivers, etc.), to participate. Mini Sessions can accommodate up to 5 participants per session. And remember, if this date doesn’t work for you, you can schedule your back-to-school session on any available date throughout the month. Monthly Mini Session fees will be $75. I can begin scheduling for August now.

** 2013 - 2014 Mini Sessions**
--August - Back-To-School
--September - Family
--October - Halloween or Fall and Matilda Jane-styled (one day only)
--November - Military or Christmas
--December - Christmas or Winter
--January - Valentine's Day
--February - Hot Chocolate Stand (one day only)
--March - Easter/Spring
--April - April Showers, Matilda Jane-styled Circus/Carnival-theme (one day only), public Carnival/Circus, and Prom 
--May - School's Out and Superhero
--June - Superhero and 4th of July 
--July - Lemonade Stand (one day only), Soakin' Up Some Sun, Shopping Spree

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(Nicole Dalton Photography) dalton photography incentive mini session nicole nicole dalton nicole dalton photography photography referral senior https://www.ndaltonphoto.com/blog/2013/7/monthly-mini-session-themes-and-senior-incentives Sat, 06 Jul 2013 23:52:44 GMT
Portraits for BTRTOC https://www.ndaltonphoto.com/blog/2013/6/portraits-for-btrtoc

I was honored this weekend past, to be a part of a great event benefitting a great organization.  I was invited by my sister, Tara, a volunteer with the Boston Terrier Rescue Team of the Carolinas, to participate in a photo fundraiser event.  I traveled to Huntersville, NC, just outside of Charlotte, and got ready to go to work.  I spent several hours on Saturday photographing several doggies, many of whom are either sanctuary pets, or adopted/rescue pets.  They were all so sweet, well-behaved, and photogenic!

One of the best parts of Saturday, was that my kids accompanied me on my journey, and were able to volunteer their time as well, walking the dogs and giving them water and treats while they waited for their sessions.  They enjoyed themselves immensely, and learned a lesson about giving back.

Enjoy the slideshow, and stay tuned to my Facebook for information about upcoming Pet Portraiture events.

For more information about BTRTOC, visit their Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/BTRTOC

 

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(Nicole Dalton Photography) boston terrier rescue team of the carolinas btrtoc dalton nicole nicole dalton nicole dalton photography photography https://www.ndaltonphoto.com/blog/2013/6/portraits-for-btrtoc Thu, 27 Jun 2013 17:01:39 GMT
Birth & Baby's First Year Photography https://www.ndaltonphoto.com/blog/2013/3/birth-babys-first-year-photography

****All new plans and pricing are available for 2014. Please check my website for updated information, as these 2 offerings are no longer valid. Contact me with questions! Thank you!!******************* 

 

 

 

I am pleased to announce that I have put together Birth and Baby's First Year portrait offerings.  I hope you are excited as I am about these new services!  Anyone purchasing or receiving a Birth and Baby's First Year session will also qualify for discounted prints and print packages from those sessions.

Either offering would make a terrific baby shower gift for an expectant mother.  With your purchase, I can send an electronic gift certificate, or I can print a beautiful gift certificate that you'll be proud to present.

Please contact me with questions about these or any other services that I offer.

Birth Photography

I will make every effort to be present at the exact time of baby's birth. I can certainly be there within a few hours of his or her arrival. I will spend 2-4 hours with your family during baby's first hours of life, capturing and forever preserving your new bundle's first interactions with the family members and/or friends that you choose. This price includes 20 custom birth announcements, travel up to 50 miles one-way from my home, and taxes. You will receive a 10% discount on prints or print packages ordered from this session. GREAT BABY SHOWER GIFT!!

$175

Baby's First Year

Option 1: $200

Sittings at approximately 1-2 weeks, 3 months, 6 months, 9 months, and one year of age.  Each session will be up to one hour, with up to one clothing change per session.  The initial, newborn session will be up to 2 hours. Price includes 1-2 digital files/session on CD, travel up to 25 miles from my home, and taxes.  CD will be presented upon completion of the final session. 15% discount on print or package orders from each session.

Option 2: $175

Sittings at 1-4 weeks, 4 months, 8 months, and one year of age.  Each session will be up to one hour, with up to one clothing change per session.  Price includes 1 digital file/session on CD, travel up to 25 miles from my home, and taxes.  CD will be presented upon completion of the final session.  10% discount on print or package orders from each session.

 

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(Nicole Dalton Photography) baby's first year photography birth and baby's firs year photography birth photography nicole dalton photography photography https://www.ndaltonphoto.com/blog/2013/3/birth-babys-first-year-photography Tue, 12 Mar 2013 13:49:53 GMT
Event Photography https://www.ndaltonphoto.com/blog/2013/1/event-photography

I would like to take this opportunity to remind everyone that I am available to photograph events that you may be planning or attending.  Hiring me for a one-hour period of time will get you at least 20 proofs in an online gallery from which to order.  Hiring me for a two-hour time period will get you at least 35 proofs.  Wouldn't it be a lot easier to share photos by giving all of your friends and family members the login information, and allowing them to order the prints they wish?

If you are planning a birthday party for your child, and want to take part in the festivities instead of trying to capture all of the events, let me help you.  If you are attending a family reunion, and would like to spend time catching up with your family, I can be there to photograph all of the fun.

I can even come to the hospital to photograph your brand new little one and your family within 24 hours of his or her arrival.  This is a great alternative to the standard newborn hospital pictures!  They can be completely personalized to your taste, and can include parents, siblings, grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, or anyone else you choose.

What are some other photo-worthy events and occasions?  Birthdays, anniversaries, christenings, homecomings, banquets, sporting events, and so much more.  Even specialty occasions, such as birth announcements, gender reveal parties, marriage proposals, and "welcome home soldier" events.

There are virtually limitless possibilities - I am available to photograph nearly any occasion.

Event pricing is $50 for up to one hour, and $75 for up to two hours.  From two to four hours is $125.  Any event that requires more than four hours will be quoted per occasion.  Pricing includes travel up to 25 miles.  If the event is more than 25 miles of travel, a $15 fee will apply.  I cannot schedule events over 50 miles away.  A $25 non-refundable deposit is due upon scheduling.  Dates will not be held without the deposit.  The deposit will be applied to the photography fee upon completion of the event.  Deposits will not be returned in the event of cancellation.  For more information, e-mail info@ndaltonphoto.com.

As I believe there should be at least two photographers to aptly capture a wedding, I cannot offer wedding photography services at this time.

 

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(Nicole Dalton Photography) dalton dalton photography event event photography nicole nicole dalton nicole dalton photography photography https://www.ndaltonphoto.com/blog/2013/1/event-photography Tue, 29 Jan 2013 01:25:27 GMT
Personalized Valentines, Custom Designer Photo Frames https://www.ndaltonphoto.com/blog/2013/1/valentines-frames

Since my recent Valentine's Day photo sessions were strictly for couples, I thought I would offer something to my clients, who may be looking for something for their kids for Valentine's Day.  I will take a photo of your child or children, from a previous Nicole Dalton Photography photo session, and create personalized Valentine's Day cards.  I have created personalized Valentines for my own children for years, and they love passing out cards with their pictures and names on them!  Choose from 2 - 5"x7", 2 - 4"x6", or 8 Wallets - any one set for only $5.00!

Please e-mail info@ndaltonphoto.com to place your order.  All orders must be paid in full no later than Friday, February 1, 2013, to ensure delivery by Valentine's Day!

Additionally, I am thrilled to announce that I am now a Zin Frames retailer.  If you are looking for gorgeous, custom frames to display your photos in, these are an excellent choice.  I encourage you to visit their web site to view their vast selection of high-quality, designer frames.

http://www.zinframes.com

The prices and shipping charges reflected on their web site are your cost!  I would be happy to help design your custom frame, and place an order for you!  Please get in touch with me regarding any questions that you may have.  I expect to have samples on-hand very soon.

God bless you!

Be well,

Nicole

 

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(Nicole Dalton Photography) dalton dalton photography nicole nicole dalton nicole dalton photography photography https://www.ndaltonphoto.com/blog/2013/1/valentines-frames Tue, 15 Jan 2013 01:41:06 GMT
Beginnings, Endings, and All Things in Between https://www.ndaltonphoto.com/blog/2013/1/endings

2012.  My first "year" in business.  Actually, it was 2 1/2 months.  In many ways, it felt like a year.  I still can't believe I'm really doing this.  I am living my dream.  I feel so blessed to be doing this, and so honored that so many of you have trusted me with your special moments.

I ended 2012 a portrait session for a very special family; the photos shown in the slideshow.  It is always a blessing to experience the coming together of family.  This one in particular, is separated most of the time by a few hundred miles.

Seeing them in each others' company close to the holiday, and being able to weave that meeting into a tapestry of fun photos is a "work" experience I will never forget.  I pray that each of you was able to enjoy your family for the holidays too!

I have so MANY plans for 2013, which will be my first full year in business.  I am working hard at educating myself in order to bring you, my clients, what you deserve - beautiful memories, forever preserved.  I have several mini session ideas that I hope to bring to fruition this year.  I also anticipate upcoming birth/hospital and newborn sessions.  I hope to put together a "Baby's First Year" package that will be the perfect baby shower gift for any mom-to-be.  As always, I am available to listen to your ideas, and help you make them a reality.

There are times in our lives that seem so vivid right now, while you're living them, and you think you will never forget every detail.  With the passing of time, we find the small details can get lost in the big picture.  The best way to ensure that those memories last a lifetime, is to have them digitally documented.  I can assist you with designing a gallery, however big or small, of your favorite shots.  You can order prints, framed prints, or even canvases.  The array of sizes and styles is vast.  There is something to fit every budget and every bare wall.

I'd like to remind you all that travel within a 25-mile radius from my home is included in all session fees.  Let me come to you.  Pictures in your home, or your back yard will give your portraits that special, personalized touch.  If you are planning a family gathering, large or small, contact me about photographing your get-together.  Perhaps you have family visiting from out-of-town that you would like to have photographed.  Maybe you have a group of your closest friends together for a birthday party or reunion.  I would love to help you document these times, so the memories can be celebrated long after they're made!

Contact me to book your session today.  Babies don't stay babies forever.  Grandparents may not be around forever.  You won't be pregnant forever.  Beautiful pictures are an investment you will not regret...unless you put it off until it's too late.  You have your own beginnings and endings too - let's make them last forever.

Get in touch with me for questions regarding my full range of services offered.  Helping you preserve beautiful memories is what I love to do.

Be well,

Nicole

 

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(Nicole Dalton Photography) dalton dalton photography nicole nicole dalton nicole dalton photography photography https://www.ndaltonphoto.com/blog/2013/1/endings Mon, 07 Jan 2013 17:21:52 GMT
Christmas Rush! https://www.ndaltonphoto.com/blog/2012/12/christmas-rush

Eight weeks in business.  How much can one accomplish in that period of time?  How about photographing 39 sessions (including Mini Sessions) and four events, hosting a very successful Black Friday-Cyber Monday sale and one contest, launching a web site and Facebook page, and creating and booking future events and sessions as far ahead as June, 2013!  And that is just the tip of the iceberg!  Let's not forget that I have three young children, and work part-time as a Registered Nurse.  Is your head spinning yet?  Mine is!

I have so many ideas swirling around in my head DAILY.  There are lots of exciting happenings in the works behind the scenes.  I have been blessed with the GREATEST help in getting this whole thing off the ground.  I could not have done it alone.  I appreciate the support of my family, friends, and community so much more than any of you could ever realize.

I would like to remind everyone about the Forever Mine sessions that are scheduled for January 12, 2013.  These sessions are for couples only (no families or children), and would make the SWEETEST gift for your sweetie.  Space will be VERY limited.  Think lovey-dovey, snuggled-together poses that will be forever cherished.  The session fee is $100 (tax included).  For that price, you will get a half-hour session, a CD of 5-10 fully-edited, high-resolution images, and a print release, plus a 5x7 Luxe frame in your choice of color with a print of your favorite pose.  This is an UNBEATABLE value!  You can purchase a gift certificate solely for this session to present to your love as a Christmas gift if you're interested.

Also be sure to check out a new and exclusive service at Nicole Dalton Photography - Fauxto(SM) Painting.  If you are interested in ordering a canvas, consider upgrading to this service to make your canvas REALLY look like an oil painting.  The upgrade charge is a flat $25.00 on any size canvas.  There are some beautiful examples of what to expect with this option on my web site - CLICK HERE!

I wish all of you a very Merry Christmas, and the happiest of New Years.  I look forward to photographing all of you soon, whether again, or for the first time.  God bless you!

 

Be Well,

Nicole

 

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(Nicole Dalton Photography) dalton dalton photography nicole nicole dalton nicole dalton photography photography https://www.ndaltonphoto.com/blog/2012/12/christmas-rush Tue, 11 Dec 2012 20:18:57 GMT
Oh What Fun! https://www.ndaltonphoto.com/blog/2012/11/oh-what-fun

The anticipation, preparation, and execution are now complete.  The first-ever Christmas Mini Sessions by Nicole Dalton Photography this past Saturday, were a TERRIFIC success!  It was a great pleasure for me to photograph so many sessions.  The smiling faces, adorable outfits, and enjoyable interactions lasted for more than six hours.  There was a steady stream of new clients all day long.  Many of them, I had photographed before, but never as a "job".

I worked diligently on the editing of the sessions, and most of the final products have hit the worthy hands of my clients.

I truly appreciate everyone, who came out on Saturday.  Your show of support and trust are very humbling.  I hope to see all of you again soon for more photographs.  If you are happy with my work, be sure to tell your friends about me.  We do have a referral program in effect.  Also don't forget about our Black Friday through Cyber Monday sale.

God bless!

Be well,
Nicole

And consider this my tentative announcement of ROUND TWO of the Christmas Mini Sessions.  Yes, you read correctly.  Due to scheduling conflicts of a few of my clients, and to popular demand of clients I've yet to serve, I am having a SECOND day of Christmas Mini Sessions.  Feel free to get in touch if you are interested in taking part this time.  More information to follow!

 

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(Nicole Dalton Photography) dalton dalton photography nicole nicole dalton nicole dalton photography photography https://www.ndaltonphoto.com/blog/2012/11/oh-what-fun Wed, 21 Nov 2012 21:44:18 GMT
Black Friday Sale https://www.ndaltonphoto.com/blog/2012/11/black-friday-sale

I am very pleased to announce my very first BIG sale event!  Nicole Dalton Photography is hosting an online-only sale from Black Fiday, through Cyber Monday.  It will begin at 12:01 A.M. on Friday, November 23, 2012, and end on Monday, November 26, 2012, at 11:59 P.M.

Gift certificates make awesome Christmas gifts!  If you know someone, who has previously had a session with Nicole Dalton Photography, and would like to purchase a gift certificate, do not hesitate to get in touch!  Surprise your loved one with a gift certificate that may be used on any print or merchandise offering at Nicole Dalton Photography!

If you are interested in purchasing gift certificates or booking a discounted session, please e-mail me at info@ndaltonphoto.com, or message me via the "Message" button on www.facebook.com/NDaltonPhoto.

Terms and Conditions:
To purchase, you must provide your e-mail address, and you must have a PayPal account.  You will be invoiced via PayPal, and upon completion of your purchase, you will receive a session voucher (for session fee) or gift certificate (for prints or merchandise), which will be valid until 12/01/2013.  Your discounted session must be booked, even if tentatively, at the time of purchase.  Discounted sessions are for regular sessions ONLY, and cannot be used toward scheduling during a Mini Session or other special event.  Rescheduling of your discounted session can be done if necessary.  No refunds will be offered. This offer cannot be applied to previous purchases or session fees.  Gift certificates cannot be used toward session fees; only toward print and product or merchandise purchases. Discounts of up to 30% will be offered.  See the discount rate schedule on the photo above.

 

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(Nicole Dalton Photography) dalton dalton photography nicole nicole dalton nicole dalton photography photography https://www.ndaltonphoto.com/blog/2012/11/black-friday-sale Thu, 15 Nov 2012 13:45:24 GMT
What's New at Nicole Dalton Photography? https://www.ndaltonphoto.com/blog/2012/11/whats-new-at-nicole-dalton-photography

I cannot aptly express my gratitude to each and every one of you, my clients, family, and friends, for making Nicole Dalton Photography a success from the start!  It is because of you that I am able to continue on this path, and it pleases me to announce the new things going on here.

I have had so many of you ask me about offering standard packages in addition to my A la carte items, and I have put together three print packages to choose from.  Take a look at all of my session and prints pricing for up-to-date information here.

I have also decided to offer an additional package option with my Christmas

mini sessions.  You may now choose to have 5 to 10 photos in an online gallery, paired with 1-8x10, 2-5x7, and 16 wallets...all for $75!

Additionally, I now offer Model Release forms on my web site.  You may download, print, and complete the release form that applies to you (either for the upcoming Christmas mini sessions or a regular session).  Be sure to bring your form with you the day of your session, so your online previews can be made available promptly.  Don't want your photos to be posted online?  That's okay too.  You can choose to opt out of having your photos displayed online (also on the Model Release form).

Now for a very exciting new offering - Luxe frames to perfectly complement your new photos!  These ornate frames turn your photos into a work of art.  Luxe frames are available in three sizes, four styles, and five colors.  Get in touch with me for more information about these gorgeous frames, at info@ndaltonphoto.com.

Please subscribe to Nicole Dalton Photography on Facebook to stay abreast of current promotions and fun giveaways!  This past week, I awarded $10 off my session fee to a new client.  You never know when an opportunity to save might present itself, and it undoubtedly will.  These giveaways will always take place on Facebook, so stay tuned to www.facebook.com/NDaltonPhoto for your chance to win!  All you have to do is be there - I will never ask you to refer my page to your Facebook friends and associates in order to win prizes.

And don't forget my referral program, where you can rake in unlimited savings on merchandise and prints!  Get the details here.

Again, I extend my sincerest thanks.  God bless you!

Be Well,

Nicole

 

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(Nicole Dalton Photography) dalton photography nicole dalton nicole dalton photography photography https://www.ndaltonphoto.com/blog/2012/11/whats-new-at-nicole-dalton-photography Thu, 08 Nov 2012 23:45:55 GMT
Blessings https://www.ndaltonphoto.com/blog/2012/11/blessings

I have had a super-busy three days, and I have enjoyed it SO MUCH!  On Friday, I got to spend a good chunk of the afternoon with my first-cousin and her ADORABLE little one for pictures that turned out amazingly-well.  He has a million expressions, and I tried to capture each one.  What a fun way to spend a sunny Friday afternoon!

On Saturday, I was blessed to be a part of something very special.  I took part in sessions to benefit the Homa Bay Orphanage in Kenya.  I am so glad that my husband's cousin, Sarahbeth, asked me months ago if I would like to be a part of

such a great event.  I enjoyed meeting everyone, and photographing them.  It was about 40 degrees, and for the last 2 1/2 hours of the day, we had off and on rain to contend with; but everyone still put on their best smiles, and all of the pictures from those sessions turned out better than I could have imagined.

After Sunday School and church with my kids on Sunday, I was off to the Poe Plantation to photograph another cousin of my husband's, Veronica, and her family.  I swear they had been practicing, because we were finished in about 35 minutes.  Their images too, turned out gorgeous.  This was my first session at a client's home, so it was a little different for me.  Veronica has some great scenery and a terrific family.  I enjoyed chatting with her after the shoot was over, while our five combined kids played together.

I now have nearly 200 Facebook (www.facebook.com/NDaltonPhoto) fans, and I've booked three new clients that I've never met before, upon the referral of other clients.  It appears that this photography gig may be taking off, just as I have wondered for YEARS if it would do, should I ever start my own business.  It's been smooth sailing so far, and I feel incredibly blessed at this point in my life.  God is so good to me!

God bless you!

Be Well,
Nicole

 

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(Nicole Dalton Photography) dalton photography nicole dalton nicole dalton photography photography https://www.ndaltonphoto.com/blog/2012/11/blessings Mon, 05 Nov 2012 15:31:30 GMT
Nicole Dalton Photography Referral Program https://www.ndaltonphoto.com/blog/2012/11/nicole-dalton-photography-referral-program I am excited to announce a referral program at Nicole Dalton Photography. If a new client books a session with me upon your referral, I will give you a $10 account credit once the new client’s session takes place. The credit can be used to purchase prints and products from a previous or an upcoming session. There is no limit to the balance your account can accrue. And there is no expiration on the balance. I will honor a referral during any regular or mini session booking. If you have questions, you can email me – info@ndaltonphoto.com. You can also send me a message via my Facebook page – www.facebook.com/NDaltonPhoto.

I have my Christmas Mini Session sets en route. I can’t wait to share a sneak peek with everyone who has booked a session. I know everything is going to turn out beautifully. These sets will make gorgeous Christmas cards, as well as prints to give as gifts or to keep for yourself. I also offer lots of specialty items that I welcome you to inquire about. I can do metal Christmas ornaments, gallery-wrapped canvas, albums/books, and Luxe frames, just to name a few.

I am honored to be serving my community, and look forward to having you as a client for many years to come.

God Bless You!

Be well,

Nicole

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(Nicole Dalton Photography) dalton photography nicole dalton nicole dalton photography photography https://www.ndaltonphoto.com/blog/2012/11/nicole-dalton-photography-referral-program Thu, 01 Nov 2012 13:06:56 GMT
A Day of Firsts https://www.ndaltonphoto.com/blog/2012/10/a-day-of-firsts

Today was a day of firsts. It was the first time (at least in a long time) that I called off my other job as a Registered Nurse due to accumulated snowfall. Today was the first time that I can recall having around 4 inches of heavy, wet snow before Halloween. And today was the first time that I, as Nicole Dalton Photography, got to take part in a snow day session. Having my precious children as my subjects made it all the more enjoyable!

I suppose all of the cold, snowy weather got me to thinking about how I would like to help many of you cross an item off your "Christmas to-do list" early, by offering a Christmas Mini Session.

I am offering 2 options with my Mini Session, so please be sure to read on for lots of info. I will announce times very soon, so be ready to request your time slot as quickly as possible, as I expect slots to fill right away.

UPDATE: MINI SESSIONS WILL BEGIN AT 11:00 A.M., AND WILL CONTINUE THROUGH 5:00 P.M.!

E-mail info@ndaltonphoto.com to reserve your time.

I have many plans for this blog over the next several weeks. I intend to make posts offering photography tips, inspiration, sneak peeks, and life in general. I hope that I can always offer things you all will find informative and enjoyable. If there is anything in particular that you would like for me to post about, please let me know. I love to interact with others who are as passionate as I am about photography!

With that being said, I hope this post finds all of you well, warm, and wonderfully blessed. I have now officially gotten my feet wet with another first for today--my first blog entry.

God Bless You!

Be Well,
Nicole

 

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(Nicole Dalton Photography) dalton dalton photography nicole nicole dalton nicole dalton photography photography https://www.ndaltonphoto.com/blog/2012/10/a-day-of-firsts Wed, 31 Oct 2012 02:50:02 GMT