Saturday, August 31, 2013

Deines Family {{Family Session // Southwest Missouri Family Portrait Photographer}}

If I could think of one word to describe this session I think it would be mosquitos.

Those annoying little pests bothered us the entire session.  But, this sweet family were total troopers! I felt so horrible that the mosquitos were so thick but we prevailed and got some wonderful images!

LOOK at these kids! They're gorgeous!

Thank you guys SO much for letting me take your family pictures.  You were fun and persevered through the darn mosquitos and were just lovely all around. I'd love to work with you again any time!


I love his face in this! He's like, "Whoa dad....easy!"

Be sure and leave the family comments telling them how great they are! :)

Friday, August 30, 2013

New look!

As you can tell, the blog is looking a little different.

A few months ago I entered a contest with The Ink Boutique for a new logo design.  I enter contests and giveaways all the time.  I never win anything.  Ever.  Much to my surprise the owner, Amanda, emailed me a few days later and told me that I won. WHAT?!  Um. Awesome!

Over the last few months she and I have been working closely together to come up with a new logo design for me.  If you have follow me on Instagram you'll know that I have been working on this myself for...what? A year? And I haven't been able to come up with anything on my own.  I've gotten REALLY close, but there's a feeling you get when you see the one. Nothing I was making myself was doing that.  I made plenty of things I really liked...but nothing I really loved.

Amanda is awesome.  Seriously.  She's extremely sweet, funny and talented.  On top of a great logo design, I feel like I also made a great friend.  She was so patient with me when I'd have an idea or asked to have something changed.  She really listened to me and what I wanted.  She studied my inspiration board and my Pinterest to really get a feel of my style and personality.  And I think the finished product is exactly what I needed for my brand.

If you ever needed design work done, I would very highly recommend her.  She really knows what she's doing!

Here is her facebook page!

She's also a pretty talented photographer as well!

Without further ado!

This is my main logo (that you can also see above!)

And this is my secondary logo to use for watermarks and for square areas like profile pictures.

It will take a while for my brand to be consistent over everything (blog, Facebook, business cards, brochures, ect.) but slowly I hope to get everything changed over to this new look!

What do you think? Do you think it suits me and my work?!  I hope you all love it as much as I do! Please go like Amanda's design and photography pages and tell her I sent you! :)

Friday, August 9, 2013

Fall Mini Sessions!

Fall Mini Sessions! (And special something for past clients!) It's hard to believe it's almost Fall!  

With Fall comes Fall mini sessions! (How many times can I say Fall?) I'm doing things a little bit differently this year.  I am offering two locations and two dates.  I am also doing a 45 minute session instead of 30.  With your session you will receive a whole heap of a lot! You get ALL edited digital images on a disc, 25 custom Christmas cards (with envelopes), 1 custom metal Christmas ornament, a Facebook timeline cover, personal online gallery to view your images and share with your friends, up to 5 people ($10 for each additional), 15% off any print purchases, and a whole lot of fun!! I have a banner (that you can see below in the images) that says Merry Christmas as well as a few fun props (Santa beard and hat, reindeer nose and antlers, and some little black mustaches).  We'll have a great time, BELIEVE ME.

If you'd like more information or would like to reserve a spot (there are limited spots available, so don't wait too long!) please email me at Also, please share this awesome opportunity with your friends! Direct them to my Facebook page (which is or have them contact me at the email above.

DON'T CLOSE THE BROWSER YET! I'm also offering Christmas cards for past clients!! If you've had a session with me in the past and would like to send Christmas cards out this year I'm doing a special just for you!!

 I'd also like to stop for a second and take the time to thank you for being awesome.  Thank you so much for reading my blog and also for supporting Neely's Photography!  You're pretty good people.

Thank you again and please never hesitate to reach out if you have any questions, concerns or just want to say hi!!