Monday, March 31, 2008

Friday, March 28, 2008

WPJA....officially accepted!

I just found out this morning that PicturesbyTracy was officially accepted into the Wedding Photojournalist Association! I am so incredibly flattered and excited to have been accepted! According to WPJA, only less than 5% of photographers applying the membership is qualified.

In the WPJA's own words, here is a description of the association:

"Leading the way in Wedding Photojournalism, WPJA represents the most discriminating talent around the world technically, creatively and visually. Qualified members hold industry-leading standards, skills and business integrity. IMPORTANT NOTE: Membership in the WPJA depends entirely on photographers meeting our high standards for inclusion. One CANNOT simply pay his/her way into the WPJA.

Thanks for sharing in my celebration!


Thursday, March 27, 2008


How sexy is the veil!?
Another gorgeous bride. I cannot WAIT to hear about her FI's reaction ....he is going to flip when he sees these!!!

Monday, March 24, 2008


Kara {Senior Pics}

Mother & Daughter

Hi Ashley & Mia! I know your excited to see your sneak peek from our studio session:) Enjoy...

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

I Love Babies...


Sneak Peek
These will be a gift to her FI for a wedding gift...which I think is a FABULOUS idea!

BTW… I have permission to post these here;)

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Joetta & Justin

Lucky Day....

Perfect light, fun couple, warm day

I heart sunflair!!!!

What do you think Justin?

Baby Belly

Katie & Charlie

Hi guys! It was so nice to finally meet you. Hope you had a safe trip back to Ann Arbor.

Thanks so much for the candy bars! I have to tell ya Charlie we were all fighting over the original;) Yummy!

Sunday, March 09, 2008

Project Runway

We were totally love'in this seasons Project Runway.

I loved Rami and Jillian as well...I thought this season was by far the strongest out of the history of Project Runway. Jillian and Rami showed high fashion and wearable designs. I'm sure that will will both go on to be a fashion icons!

Congratulations Christian!!!

Honey, you ARE fierce!!!

Popcorn Buffet

There has been a huge craze for candy buffets but has anyone consider an alternative? I introduce you a flavored popcorn buffet… a.k.a. the new candy buffet.

Image: The Knot, Apothecary Jars : English Creek Gardens, Ikea

What is great about this favor idea… is that it gives your guests the option to mix and match their favorite flavors for a mouthful full of taste. Personalize each glass container with a ribbon and tag with the featured popcorn written either by hand or using a computer font that matches the rest of your stationey. This is an idea that is unique and will definetly make your guest talk!

{A good Thing} Fortune Place Card

Martha Stewart: Weddings
Bring good fortune to the table with this clever place card

Fortune Place Card How-To1. Print messages or romantic quotations centered onto 8 1/2-by-11-inch card stock, oriented horizontally. Cut into 1/2-inch-wide strips. Turn strips over, and calligraph first and last names 1 inch from each end. Notch ends.

2. To make the "cookie," cut patterned paper into a circle 5 1/2 inches in diameter (if you like, make a cardboard template using a compass). Roll circle into a loose tube. Overlap ends about 1/2 inch and secure with doublesided tape. Hold the tube so that the top flap is pointing down and facing away from you. Slip a fortune into the tube with the name toward you. Fold the tube inward and secure with double-sided tape.

Friday, March 07, 2008

Hey Sarah....

Album pages are ready to view...

10,000 Blog Visitors

I can hardly believe my blog hit 10,000 visitors since I put the counter on 6 months ago. So what if 5,000 was my mom {wink-wink}. I see from the map on the site register that people have visited from the four corners of the globe. I’d love to hear from all my blog visitors so please don’t be shy and leave me a comment.

Must have pictures with all post so here are some from yesterdays friend & family night at the studio. Congrats Hollie & Joey!


Thursday, March 06, 2008

Newborns girls...

*Sigh*This was the coolest! She started sucking on her sissy thumb...
I'm guessing this is only the beginning of multi tasking;)

Jeremy + Lindsey

It's the best thing ever for me to photograph a couples wedding than to capture pictures of their 1st born...priceless!!!

Allure Event Consulting

My friend Natasha with Allure Event is branching out to Ohio....

From Allure's Blog....
When Allure first started, the idea of branching out into other states seemed like such a far off goal. Well today, that goal came into affect, much sooner than I thought it ever would. If you attended the Chattanooga Bridal Show, you may have met one of my assistants, Toya. Toya has been in the event planning field for several years but has always done her work in Ohio and the surrounding states. She came down to help both Allure and Michelle McKibben Photography run the booths, and I can speak for both companies when I say that she was a HUGE help!

After long discussions, doing the numbers and everything else that goes into branching out, I can officially say that Allure now has a satellite office in Ohio with Toya Webb as the manager and head event coordinator. Toya is based out of Dayton but is able to service all of Ohio and the surrounding states. To reach Toya or the Ohio Allure Office, please call 937-554-6938.
Congratulations girls! You both are fantastic and any bride would be lucky to have you:) I'll spread the word! ~T

Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Live Foever

I found this on my friends blog today and it made my heart smile:)

Dream Honeymoon Giveaway

I have to share this one....

"Fabulous honeymoon giveaway from . If you are a bride or groom, you need to go to right now to enter the contest that they are having. You have to be quick because it will end on the March 10th! The prize is a 6 night retreat to a category 5 Westin resort. Good Luck!"
Found this on my friend Natasha's blog.....check out here blog it's full of fab wedding tips & ideas!!!
Thanks Tasha!!!