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brand new year, brand new LOGO! {New Orleans photographer}

After a loooooong hiatus on the blog, we’re finally back!  We’ve been SOOO busy creating beautiful portraiture for families since our last post in July, we got too busy to blog!  So we’re hiring additional help so that we can manage it all. 🙂  The next few posts are going to let you in on all the new things going on at Olivia Grey Pritchard Photography!  First off, you’ll see a new look to our site, blog, and marketing materials.  We hired the amazing Katie Loerts of Katie Loerts Design to create a new interpretation of our brand. The most important thing I wanted the new design to convey were our standards of simple and timeless beauty and our commitment to excellence.  I think Katie’s design beautifully illustrates these principles!

The new logo was just one part of the many new things we are doing at the studio to refine both our craft and the way we do business.  We are committed to providing our clients with the highest quality images, experience and products, and we will continue to invest in every area to provide that.  This year, we have invested in enlarging our studio space, a new continuous lighting system for the studio that newborns and babies prefer to strobe (flash) lighting, our new brand look, remodeling our studio viewing space, and an amazing private mentoring class with the world-renowned Julia Kelleher of Jewel Images.  I traveled to Oregon to spend several inspiring days with Julia and some model newborns in Julia’s lovely studio so that I could bring back such timeless, beautiful studio newborn portraiture to the heart of New Orleans.  More on that later!  For now, please enjoy our new look and new logo!

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Would you like to chat about a session for your family?  Call 504.421.4130 or visit our contact page at www.oliviagreypritchard.com!


twins leo and isabella are 4 months old! {New Orleans twins photographer}

I cannot get over how much these twins have changed since their newborn session 4 months ago…they are still the most BEAUTIFUL babies, with the creamiest skin and head-fulls of dark hair!  Isabella is still petite, and Leo is gonna be a big guy, I think.  I seriously did not want to give them back to their mama and nanny after the session.  I just wanted to hold them all day!!!

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sareena + zaina turn one!!! {New Orleans twins photographer}

Beautiful Sareena and Zaina, twins born a year ago on my birthday, are one year old!  They had a lovely party, complete with the Easter Bunny and an Egg Hunt, with all their little friends over to play in April.  Big sister Ava was a big help in getting things ready, and the decorations (and food!) were to die for.  Family was visiting from all over the world, which made things even more special.  Happy Birthday, beautiful Sareena and Zaina!

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jack + ben…{New Orleans twins photographer}

Jack and Ben are some adorable little twins, don’t you think?  I love them, they have the BEST SMILES!!!  I’ve photographed them twice before, at their family maternity session and then again at their baby brother Charlie’s newborn session, but this session was just for them on their 3rd birthday.  Their mama told me that she was trying to take a picture of them with her phone earlier in the day, and they told her, “No Mommy!  Miss Olivia takes our picture!” — best compliment from a 3-year-old EVER!!!  And don’t you love their Super Hero capes?  They had a Super Hero birthday party, so we had to take some pictures in their awesome outfits! 🙂

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waiting for charlie…{New Orleans maternity photographer}

This SUPER-FUN session with Mom, Dad, adorable twin boys and a pup was SO much fun.  I brought some kiddo face-paint because I knew these little guys were at a perfect age for painting mama’s belly.  The twins are HILARIOUS and just totally awesome to be around!  We got some family shots, some (clean) belly shots, and then we painted away.  Jack was a little camera-shy and NOT into being “dirty” (he wouldn’t even let Mama hold him with paint dried on her hands!), but after awhile, and with some candy, we got a sweet peppermint-drooly shot of him below.  Katie, you have such a great family, and I can’t wait to meet your third little man in a few weeks!

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caroline + jefferson at 9 months…{New Orleans twins photographer}

Just a very quick preview of Caroline and Jefferson’s 9 month session!  We had to re-shoot their 8 month session because they just weren’t having it that day.  This time around they were happy and sunny, though!  Aren’t they so expressive?  I would kill for Jefferson’s lashes, and don’t you just love Caroline’s little teeth poking through?

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Salvation Army Christmas Tree Angels and a $50 print credit! {New Orleans family photographer}

Who’s coming to my studio to adopt a Salvation Army Christmas Tree Angel (and get your $50 print credit!)?  Marina, my new office manager, or I will be there Fridays during regular pick-up hours from 3-6 pm, and I’ll be there on Tuesday and Wednesday, December 4th and 5th, from 10-5 both days.  If you’d like to come any other time, just give us a call at 601-297-1793 and we’ll make sure someone can be there!  Here’s how it works:

1) You come to the studio (Uptown on Baronne between General Taylor and Constantinople, at 3915 Baronne) and select a child, or “Angel”, on my tree.  Each child’s card includes info like gender, age, clothing sizes, and something they would like from Santa this year.

2) You purchase gifts for your Angel.  It’s totally up to you what to purchase.  So for example, I chose an 11-year-old boy (since it seems to me the older kiddos are picked last), and I got him a tent, a junior-sized football with pump and tee, a Spiderman comic book, and a warm down parka in his size — along with a few other not-fun-but-necessary items, like underwear, undershirts and socks.  I also got him some packaged candy.  I bought everything on Amazon since I’m WAY too busy to go shopping nowadays, so I probably spent about $125 on all of that… but you can spend a LOT less (or a lot more!).  The little babies and toddlers are, of course, much less expensive to buy a full Christmas for! 🙂

3) Bring the unwrapped gifts and your Angel’s card back to the studio on or before DECEMBER 6TH.  I have to deliver them all to the Salvation Army Headquarters by December 7th.  Make sure each gift  has your child’s name and ID code written on it where it’s EASY TO SEE and can’t fall off!

4) Get your $50 print credit to use on your next order when you drop off your gifts!   And even better, get a warm fuzzy feeling from knowing you provided a beautiful Christmas to a child who otherwise wouldn’t have one this year.

I’m looking forward to seeing you!!!  And FYI, I got my beautiful trees (one for the studio and one for home) from the First Universalist Unitarian Church on the corner of Claiborne and Jefferson.  They’re open as of Saturday, so go by and get your tree!  They are BEAUTIFUL, they smell SOOOOOO good, and they’re in such good shape, fresh with no holes once they’re unwrapped.  They make a fresh cut at the base for you right before you haul it off, and they’ll tie it to your car for you as well.  There’s even a Santa look-a-like manning the cashier’s table!  🙂

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jefferson & caroline…{New Orleans twins photographer}

Twins Jefferson and Caroline are growing, growing, growing!  They are a far cry from their teensy little newborn selves…but they still have the same personalities I saw at their newborn session!  Jefferson is a bit dramatic and fussy when things aren’t going his way, and Caroline is completely chilled out and tolerates her brother’s crying with great patience.  They are absolutely adorable, and have beautiful serious faces, which is a good thing since they weren’t feeling like laughing at me during their session.  The image of Jefferson and Mom is one of my all-time favorites, and I love Caroline’s face as she stares at her daddy in the image of those two.  I can’t wait to do the twins’ 8 month session in my new studio!!!

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my new, exclusive product: Images and Interview DVD by Olivia Grey Pritchard Photography…{New Orleans photographer}

This idea came to me after seeing some of these “spots” a photojournalist friend in Paris produced, and then producing some myself when I was working in Africa. I altered the layout a bit to suit what I do now, but the idea is the same:  telling a story in your own words, set to a slideshow of still images.  It evokes a completely different emotional response than a moving audio/visual product.  I guide you through the interview, especially encouraging the personal and unique details that make your story yours, and then leave your home to edit your interview down to just your voice, just your story.  As far as I know, no one else offers this product, certainly not in the New Orleans area, and that’s something I wanted to offer my clients: something completely original, something that they would cherish for generations, and something that cannot be copied or reproduced.  I would have loved to have something like this from the time that my mama was pregnant with me!  So many of these little details either change in your mind or completely fade away as time passes; with the Images and Interview DVD, they are preserved forever, not just for you, but for your children and grandchildren.  I can imagine Brooke, the mommy in this story, giving this as a gift to her daughter Vera when Vera is pregnant with her first child…

I’m working on a second idea now, an Images and Interview story that incorporates interviews with Mom, Dad, Big Sister and Big Brother, talking about their favorite memories from the youngest baby’s first year and how they’ve adjusted to being a family of five.  I am loving this project — kids say the craziest, funniest, best things, and I’m getting it on tape (audio tape, that is!) to preserve for Baby when she’s old enough to listen.  Mom and Dad chime in with Baby’s first word, when she hit certain first year milestones, etc. etc… Well, you get the idea: this Baby will never doubt how much she’s cherished!  Stay tuned…

To see “Waiting for Vera Gray” in low resolution on my Facebook business page, please click here.

To see it in higher resolution on YouTube, please click here.

To learn more about the process, or to commission your own Images and Interview story, please visit www.oliviagreypritchard.com.

And because no post is complete without at least one photo, here’s my favorite shot from Brooke, Scott and Vera Gray’s maternity session…