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!
Would you like to chat about a session for your family? Call 504.421.4130 or visit our contact page at www.oliviagreypritchard.com!
Shiloh and Honey, the beautiful horses here, belong to some of my favorite little people on this planet. I have watched Kinley and Gardner grow from tiny babies into big kids, and while I hate that it’s gone by so quickly, I love seeing the people they’re growing up to be. I met Adalyn and Burke a couple of years ago through Kinley and Gardner. Since they are all the best of friends and both families got horses a few months ago, I squeezed this session into my schedule because I was so excited about seeing them and meeting Shiloh and Honey! I actually knew I wanted to do it as soon as I saw that they had gotten horses, and I called their mamas up to plan it. It was so fun, and I am IN LOVE with the images. 🙂
Hi, my name is CoCo and I WUUUUUV my mommy!!! I like playing with my brother, too, but I stick to my mom’s side like glue and my eyes follow here everywhere she goes. I am very mild-mannered and sweet, and everyone loves my soft, curly hair! Miss Olivia says she loves the picture of my brother and me where we’re both screwing up our mouths at the same time. I don’t know what we were doing there, but I love that picture, too!
You might recognize a few of these dogs from some shows and movies — they belong to Morris and Terri Chaisson of In Control Dog Training. They’ve been in American Horror Story, True Detective, several other police shows, some movies…they have quite impressive resumes, and they are wicked-smart! And beautiful, obviously. We got some shots for their portfolios that they send out for auditions, and then we played around for a bit while they showed me some of their tricks. They LOVE their humans, and their eyes follow Morris wherever he goes. They (humans and dogs both) were a pleasure to work with!
(Four male dogs who were super-excited to be out by the bayou were a LOT to have out at once, so for now we settled for an individual shot of each pup with his parents, and this one with the two calmest guys! 🙂 )
This beautiful family includes not only Miss Lucy, but 3 furry family members, too! And all 4 babies have unique, distinctive personalities. Lu is hilarious, super-busy and determined to explore. She loves her pups, especially her retriever rescue Coco. I LOVE the picture of the two of them with their tongues out!! I also love the shot of Lu between Mom and Dad’s legs, where she’s kicking her leg up like she’s the star of a chorus line. She is SO full of personality!
WARNING: EXTREME CUTENESS OVERLOAD COMING YOUR WAY.
I just have no words… so I’ll let the photos speak for themselves!!!
Lucy is the COOLEST-colored Pomeranian I’ve ever seen, and the sweet pup-daughter of my college roomie. Which, in our friends-are-really-family school of thought, makes me her aunt. So here’s my niece!!!
So this session was a last-minute addition that I worked into my schedule because once I heard the reason behind the request, I couldn’t say no. Nola, this awesome family’s beloved 7-year-old mastiff, is ill with a not-so-good prognosis. She’s still feeling like herself now, though, and since she’s truly a member of the family, Mom Erin called me because she wanted “to capture the special relationship she has with us, especially our daughter, while she’s still feeling good.” Well, I can understand that — my 10-year-old pug and my 2-year-old St. Bernard mix are my babies. And I would feel the same way about having beautiful, professional images of us, especially in such circumstances. 4-(and-a-half!)-year-old Ysonde LOVES her big sister, and the two of them are so fun to watch together. That’s the thing about giant dogs…they can be the gentlest of all, especially with their little people. Nola loves her family members, and has a special relationship with each of them. With Dad she’s rambunctious and playful, with Ysonde she’s loving and gentle, with Mom she’s relaxed and sweet…and I LOVE what we captured.
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! 🙂
Little Tilly arrived nearly a month early, and I got to photograph her amazing birth just a week before her newborn session. I’ve never seen a baby come out so quickly, it was literally TWO good pushes and there she was! She’s already a great eater, still tiny but growing quickly. I took the first picture of her with her horse, the colt behind her in the second picture. I can already imagine the photos we’ll get when she’s old enough to walk, and then ride! Antoinette, there are many more pictures, and I’m hoping I’ll get through this Christmas rush soon and be able to start on your birth photos…I can’t believe we’ve already done all of this, and her doctor-predicted due date is still several days away from today! 🙂