Lisa Phillipson Photography » Atlanta Newborn, Child, Family and High School Photographer

little black dressllittle-black-dressLaura is a stunner in her little black dress. I especially loved it in this urban setting and Marietta weather provided hair whipping wind that I’m sure Beyonce’s fan machines couldn’t produce!perfect-black-dresslittleblackdressblack-dress-seniorAnd last but not least, my favorite color. Blue always works for me!

little black-dress-srMy most favorite thing about this Senior Session was Laura’s infectious laugh. I love her big smile and even bigger laugh. You can’t help but smile and have a good time when you are with her.

Congratulations on your Graduation, Laura!black-dress-senior-girl

Harrison High School Senior Pictures

ourtown familythe latest cover of our town magazine monthly

Read the issue HERE

ourtown familyourtown familyourtown familyI’ve known the Cochrans for many years so what a surprise when we were matched up for the latest Our Town. There couldn’t be a more perfect family to be featured on the cover and when we added their new puppy, Buddy, we had cuteness overload! They were a little nervous about bringing Buddy because he isn’t known for his…good behavior (yet).  I’ve worked with lots of puppies in photo sessions so I felt confident he should be there and he definitely did not disappoint. Look how good he is in these pictures! Hopefully he didn’t go home and chew up all their shoes.

ourtown familyourtown familyThis is a Vinings Estates family and the kids go to Whitefield Academy in Mableton where the whole family is very active. What better place for a family portrait than at the place where they spend so much time. Whitefield was very generous and were happy to have us shoot on their campus. The weather had turned cold and rainy again and we rescheduled at least once to avoid SNOW at our session. In Atlanta, we think of warmer weather for March and flowers so we had hoped for a more spring-like setting. Luckily we had bright sun on the day we shot and we avoided the rain and snow after all.

 

Buddy is a Boykin Spaniel.

Luke Lantta for JudgeLuke Lantta for JudgeCobb County, vote for my friend, Luke Lantta, on May 24th for State Court Judge.Luke Lantta for JudgeLuke Lantta for JudgeLuke Lantta for JudgeI was honored to photograph my friend for his campaign for State Court Judge.

I’m so happy he is running as I can’t think of a better candidate!


“My experience as a trusted litigator, my defense of survivors of domestic violence, and my faithfulness to the law have prepared me to make tough decisions today for a better, more prosperous tomorrow. I ask for your support.” — Luke Lantta


Click HERE to visit Luke’s website and HERE for his FACEBOOK PAGE.

I know I am dating myself my using a Mommy Dearest Quote but I just can’t help myself.

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Consignment Selling 2.0

Why didn’t i think of this before?

No more begging for wire coat hangers.  I just purchased  100 Wire Hangers 18″ Standard White Clothes Hangers  from Amazon (PRIME!). It will take away from my profit a little but at least I won’t run out.

I will hit the dollar store for my safety pins.

If you are a major consignment seller, begging for hangers still may be the route to go. Enlist a spouse, mother or whoever you can.  Make friends with your Drycleaner… they can really hook you up.

I no longer consider myself a major seller but more of a major-donator. (Hello, Goodwill). If you are in the season of selling your baby stuff see my article here for tips to make major cash.

Serious about it? You should consider a Hanging Garment Rack  if you don’t already have one. It will make things easier to sort.

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My favorite local consignment sales in the Smyrna Marietta Cumberland area of Metro Atlanta are:

CCC Mops – Cumberland Community Church – deadline for seller registration is coming up fast.

Kindermart –  Sale is March 18th & 19th / First United Methodist Church of Smyrna, 1315 Concord Road

A good resource for more info and tips: Consignment Mommies.

Happy Selling!

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Sharing a little fun with you to celebratae Valentine’s Day!

The NAPCP Retreat last month had a fun styled Senior Session for girls. I mostly opened packages of confetti and glitter (and then tried to pick up the mess I made!).  I was happy I was able to get a few shots of my own and thought I would share them on this Valentine’s weekend.  This was a fun set up using a lot of Target dollar store goodies and a few things from Amazon too. I think the real key to a gorgeous session is professional hair and makeup. These girls were professionally made up and styled and it shows. If you are scheduling your very special, once-in-a-lifetime Senior Portrait Session, I would highly recommend it. Oh, and add a little music too.:-)

 

Happy Valentine’s Weekend! Fun things to do in Atlanta? Get some great ideas HERE.

Ideas for your own backdrops and props for a DIY Senior Photo Session HERE.

 

 

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