Alysha + James

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I’ve Been MIA, But I’m Back!

It’s been quite a while since my last post. And even then they were few and far between. But I’m going to start pushing to be more socially active. 

The past year and a half has been very chaotic for me. Me and my husband split. We had a tiresome divorce resulting with me and my daughter moving back with my mother for a year before I was in my own place. And with that always comes repairs while trying to maintain my kids happiness and dealing with all the new changes. It’s been a struggle and a lot of work but everything happens for a reason and hardships help build who we are. And we are all working on being the happiest versions of ourselves now. 

But during the past two years because of all of the personal stuff going on I was minimal on the sessions I took on and didn’t have a lot of time to post about those I did do. It may take me a minute to get all caught up but I’m excited to share what has been going on, including my first big vacation I took recently to California on top of the gorgeous brides I worked with this past year and other exciting sessions. 

I’m also working on redoing the blog so bare with me on that. But keep checking back because I promise good things are coming and maybe some upcoming specials!

Me! | Steubenville OH Photographer

This is the first time I’m featuring a post dedicated strictly to myself.

I’m not in front of the camera very often, I’m usually behind it. But I wanted to get a picture of myself that I could use for my bio and I didn’t want your traditional selfie in a mirror with my bathroom in the background. So, last weekend I was at my favorite place to visit, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. And I didn’t have a toddler with me. In fact, I had no one with me. So I decided to take advantage of the endangered species known as alone time and do a quick set up for some snap shots.

Taking your own picture with no one around to guide you isn’t the easiest task. I used my remote trigger to flash the camera, but if I’m not in the exact right spot with the right settings the image will not only be placed funny, it will be out of focus.

I wanted these to represent me. After-all, that’s who you’re hiring, right?

So without further ado, I present to you the Great and Powerful Oz! Okay, maybe not. But a girl in a dinosaur shirt is a close second, right?

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Bloopers | Steubenville OH Photographer

I was working on some editing today, and while doing so I came across a blooper. This isn’t that unusual. In fact, it’s more unusual to not have a blooper in a session. Well this time it got me to thinking, “what a fun idea for a blog post!” We’re always trying to make ourselves look our best in your images. Why not highlight the “not so perfect” shots. It could be fun! Well, fun for the people viewing who weren’t in these photos anyway 8)

Bloopers happen in ANY type of situation. Family portraits, child portraits, even weddings.  And they come in all sorts of types.

Facial Vomit

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Probably the most common of the bloopers. Where at least one person in the portrait makes an unflattering, unplanned, or just down right funny face.

The Photo-bomb

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Where “uninvited parties” jump into your photo. These, along with shots in the Facial Vomit category, don’t always make it above the fireplace. But both are fun to keep and look back on years from now.

Get the Sillies Out

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This category is most common with kids but trust me, it can include adults too. It’s really self explanatory. Sometimes, you just need to get the sillies out.

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And sometimes, you have to let your photographer know if they’re doing a good job or not.

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Enjoy this Steubenville OH Photography provided by Bridgette Burr Photography. Offering Family Photography in Steubenville, Ohio. As well as the surrounding Ohio Valley areas. Steubenville OH Photographer, Bridgette Burr Photography is anything but your average Steubenville OH photographer. Each session is treated with care and creativity not found with other Ohio Valley photography studios. Bridgette Burr Photography will help you capture your memories and preserve every detail. Not looking for a Steubenville Family Photographer? Please be sure to consider us for your wedding and engagement needs. Or your high school senior, family or child photography needs in the Steubenville and Ohio

Rawson Family Pt. 2 | Steubenville OH Photographer

I shared a post a few weeks back of the Rawson family. Today I am going to share another. But this post isn’t going to focus on the whole bunch like before. We’re going to focus on Celeste, Steve and their son, Jessup.

The day of the first shoot was Celeste and Steve’s second wedding anniversary. So we got together a second time to give them a little extra attention to honor their special day 😉

We met back at the same location in Toronto. Just at a different time of day. The sun was a lot brighter this time and we weren’t in the fear of rain.

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Enjoy this Steubenville OH Photography provided by Bridgette Burr Photography. Offering Family Photography in Steubenville, Ohio. As well as the surrounding Ohio Valley areas. Steubenville OH Photographer, Bridgette Burr Photography is anything but your average Steubenville portrait photographer. Each session is treated with care and creativity not found with other Ohio Valley photography studios. Bridgette Burr Photography will help you capture your memories and preserve every detail. Not looking for a Steubenville Family Photographer? Please be sure to consider us for your wedding and engagement needs. Or your high school senior photography needs in the Steubenville and Ohio Valley area.

Rawson Family | Steubenville OH Photographer

I want to start off by saying, what a gorgeous family!

I had the pleasure of photographing this bunch on Tuesday. Getting your immediate family together for a portrait is a challenge in it’s own. Let alone getting the extended family together. And some of these guys live half way across the country! As challenging as it can be though, a picture is forever and something you’ll always cherish. Plus, it’s a good excuse to get everyone together and let’s face it. That’s something we could all use more of 😉

You’d never know that some of these shots were taken right in Toronto. They have such a beachy feel. And we lucked out with the weather. The sun was out and we had a nice breeze. And as soon as I turned on my ignition after the session, in came the storm! We really lucked out!

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Enjoy this Steubenville Photography provided by Bridgette Burr Photography. Offering Family Photography in Steubenville, Ohio. As well as the surrounding Ohio Valley areas. Steubenville OH Photographer, Bridgette Burr Photography is anything but your average Steubenville portrait photographer. Each session is treated with care and creativity not found with other Ohio Valley photography studios. Bridgette Burr Photography will help you capture your memories and preserve every detail. Not looking for a Steubenville Family Photographer? Please be sure to consider us for your wedding and engagement needs. Or your high school senior photography needs in the Steubenville and Ohio Valley area.

 

Gallery Wraps | Products

One of the best ways to display your images is on a gallery wrap. I just adore these! This guy just came in and I can’t wait to deliver it!

Your images are printed on fine art canvas and wrapped around a wood frame. Hanging mechanisms are preattached so you can get them on display as soon as they arrive! Many sizes are available to mix and match the perfect display for your home and style. Wraps come in 1½” and 2½” thick. The image below is a 1½” thick wrap.



Gallery wrap shown is 16×24

Model Search 2012

In case you didn’t know, I recently upgraded my camera. I’m super excited and super in love! But before I bust it out and take it to a session, like any new toy, I wanted to play with it and get a good feel for it. So, I posted on my Facebook asking for any volunteers that wanted to model for me to help me test the bad boy out! Nothing serious, just for fun and for “educational purposes.”

I have been wanting “mother/daugther” pictures of me and Emma, so I did go a little carried away with a set up for those. But, like every other time shooting my daughter, she didn’t cooperate and my efforts were wasted. But I got a couple do-able shots, I think!

Everything was shot at my mom’s house. No studio set up, lights, flash, etc. Completely au naturale.

The first two models were Brodie and Paeyton. Aren’t they gorgeous? They didn’t cooperate well. But we don’t get along well, so what can you expect?
This shot was done in Mom’s dining room next to an open window.

Next up, we have my niece, Maia! She’s modeled for me before and is helping me get the baby photography down and I’m helping her getting use to being in front of a camera (which she, like her cousin, isn’t always the biggest fan of).
These shots were done in the middle of my mother’s drive way.

Okay, so these weren’t technically at my mom’s house. But it was walking distance so it counts. I had an idea for a super awesome shoot for me and Emma, and I actually spent a good bit of time setting this up. She hated it. So, I brought Maia back out and her momma, Malorie. Maia hated it too. She cried through most of the shoot. Did I mention the sun hid while we were out? Yep. Total bummer. Oh! And as soon as I tore it all down, hello gorgeous sunshine! Lame.

I hurried up and took those clique “Facebook photos” where you turn your camera around and try to snap yourself, to get some of that pretty light and again, no love from Emma.

Oh well!

The next day my friend, Jessie, lent me her son, Ruckus to model for me. He did cooperate for me. He played around and goofed off and made it quite easy for me to maneuver back and forth, testing out setting to see what worked best. Plus me and Jessie got to catch up!

These were shot in Mom’s backyard behind her house.

 

 Thanks again to all of my models (except Paeyton). You were a big help and a lot of fun!

Simone

Meet Simone! This beautiful girl may surprise you with the fact that she IS just a girl. This teen may seem like she’s posing for her Senior portraits but in fact she still has some time to go before the day where she will throw her cap in the air. But we’re not going to rush that! She came to me wanting some portraits done for an audition she was doing and I was glad to help. We had some beautiful golden backlight that just made her skin glow. What a beauty 🙂

 

 

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Michael and Malorie are Having a Baby!

Remember the cute couple who just got married this past July? Well they are expecting their first little bundle! And if she is anything like her daddy, she won’t be that little of a bundle. 😉

Looking at the pictures, you wouldn’t be able to tell that it was blistery cold outside with a wind chill of -512°. Okay, maybe that is a tad bit of an exaggeration  but only a tad! My hands felt like they were going to crack off of my wrists but Malorie stood there with no coat, wind in her face and smiled! She knew she wanted the shots and she was going to get them despite the temperature. Hubby may have been inside warming himself up to a pugnacious game of Goldeneye but, but the ladies were outside getting the job done! And she rocked it!

As for Baby Maia, well, we’ll be seeing her in about two months.

See the whole set on Flickr!