Welcome to Cindy Harter's Photography Blog.

I am so glad you have come to visit my Blog. I am a momma, photographer, musician, teacher, singer, friend and a female making my way through this life discovering new parts of me and the world everyday. Come take this journey with me... Through my blog, you can look thru my window into what my eyes, heart and camera lens see on my journey... I can't wait to share it with you !

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I believe that treasuring the people in our life not only helps the people in our life but helps US. It is so easy to get so caught up in the daily routine of life that we forget the best gifts are the people that live with us. I want to use my camera and vision to show you what you have in the connections to the people you love. It is the greatest treasure we have in this life. When a mom can see how her children listen to her and respond to her she knows her daily energy into her family is building people. When a man can see that the best life has to offer him is in his own house that is a beautiful thing. It is something I can do. I want to be a blessing and that is what heals me ! I love this job ! I truly believe families can be glued together with one really special photograph. It is such a cool thing to walk into a family feel the dynamics that are unique to their special relationships and translate that into a hard copy image. Sometimes we need to have a real image in our hand of what we hope with our heart is true. I want to do that for you ! I am a proud member of the professional photographers association 770.547.1018

Friday, January 30, 2009

Beautiful Dana

Dana decided to go with a mini session... Isn't she beautiful ? Dana is one of those people that when I first met her after a teeny amount of time I felt I had known her my whole life. She is so open hearted and just good. There are times when you meet people that you can just feel goodness from them and you just know them without knowing them... well... she was one of those :) Now, she is my friend and any excuse to spend some time with her is good for me :) !!!

A mini session is a great way for your sweetie to have an updated beautiful image of you for his desk :) Email me for details.. cindy.harter@yahoo.com

Still waiting on a baby...

Just thought I would give my faithful readers an update.. Poor Ellie is still waiting and so am I.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

The Beautiful Davis house..

here is a link to my friend Laura Stetser's BLOG. She has a gift for taking pictures of places. She took pictures of the BEAUTIFUL Davis House where the Pixel Chick's were shooting when they were here at my house. I have admired this house for so many years and it was such a special treat to use it as a backdrop while my best photography friends were here visiting. I MISS YOU GUYS!! I really only enjoy taking pictures of people. I always say if it doesn't have eyes, I don't want to shoot it !! I so admire her gift for shooting still life images :) HURRY.... run over to her blog and check it out !!!! :

Monday, January 26, 2009

One track mind..

Ok, please forgive me if I have a one track mind these days... We are so close to getting our precious baby. We went to the doctor today and she is making progress... so we are closer :) The end is always sooo hard ! It is so much harder watching than going thru it yourself. I wish I could do it for her. We came home from the doctor and walked until she couldn't walk anymore and then we just wait some more... I decided to edit a few more from the other night.. As you can see I have had quite a bit of time with these images. :) I hope you all will be patient with me... My baby girl is having a baby girl... :)

Sunday, January 25, 2009

security blankets....

I got a call in the middle of the night to come downstairs and unlock the back door because one of my college babies was there. I sleep with my phone in case they need me and I sleepily go down the stairs to see her outside the door and hope everything is ok. I ask her and she just says it was a hard day and she wanted to come home :) She climbs in my bed and after giving me a big hug , she falls asleep. A short time later my pregnant baby comes into my room because contractions woke her up. They are not amounting to anything, we think ,but they are uncomfortable and they seem less scary if you are with people who love you ..so she climbs into my bed on the otherside :) It has been years since my babies did this... As a momma of teeny kids you experience this kind of thing on a daily basis and when they grow up you assume they will not need you and you think hearing them breathe when they sleep is completely over... Well, I recieved a gift last night and into this morning. I found out that even as old as they are being near the people that love you the most still brings enough calm and peace that you can let go and just sleep. I am so thankful to still be on their list. As parents, we are guaranteed that we will mess up along the way. We are only human. We can only enjoy every stage as it comes because the next stage is coming and we can not do anything to slow down it's arrival. The only consistent is that we love them and enjoy them.... That is something that covers a multitude of sins... Just feeling thankful and thought I would share and encourage you to go enjoy your kids today. It is an investment that will bring peace and comfort to you forever :)

Friday, January 23, 2009

KODAK Picture of the Day !!!!

This is my 5th Kodak picture of the day :) I usually recieve an email letting me know that it has been chosen and it usually comes far enough in advance that I could plan a trip to New York to see it. I am not sure why I went to the website and decided to look to see who was being displayed and guess what .... IT IS MY PICTURE!!! This is Mallory and she has been displayed now TWICE on the three story billboard in Time Square in New York as a POTD ! I won last spring with a picture of her and her siblings .... This is such a big honor. It was maybe one of the coolest moments being in such a cool place and seeing my name as the photographer and my image displayed so wonderfully. THANK YOU, Kodak for choosing to display my work !!!! You can go to www.kodak.com to view the picture of the day and see it or HURRY and run to New York City and go to Times Square and look on the Kodak HUGE billboard. ..... How cool is this !!!!!! YEA!!!

We are waiting on Sky Noel ....

Ellie is 37 weeks pregnant and we are waiting and waiting. Today was wonderfully warm and I decided to do one more photosession with Ellie. I have taken a very limited amount of sessions so that I can be ready at any moment to meet little Sky Noel. I am so used to shooting everyday that it was sooo nice to pick up my camera today. The end of a pregnancy is so hard. All the aches and pains and the anxiousness of wondering how the delivery will be. This was the prefect distraction. I am and will be shamelessly using the skyline in as many images as possible when it comes to my grandbaby Sky Noel. I thought the sky was sooo beautiful this evening. If you think about it when you pray tonight .... pray for my Ellie and an easy delivery :) I already have ideas for little Sky's first pictures :) I can not wait to meet her and to take her picture.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Laura is a Rock Star with a camera !!

here is a link to a PhotoShoot that fellow pixel chick Laura Stetser did :) She is such a RockStar !! I just have to brag on her !!!!

Laura took the pic's you see of me on my website and here :) She knows how to use the camera and make you feel beautiful !! She was here with several other chicks this past weekend and this You Tube video came out today and I have to share it with you !!!


Monday, January 19, 2009

A little view into all the fun this weekend with my Pixel Chicks :)

This has been a weekend I will remember forever. My dear, dear friends and our cameras :) It doesn't get much better than that. Six of us got to make it and we missed you ( Sherry, Denise, Ali, and Hayley !!!!!) Megan, Alli, Julie, Laura ,Candy and me.. we had so much fun !! Creative ideas were bouncing around like crazy.. The only thing is that there just wasn't enough time in the day. I think we packed a ton in on the time we had. We shot a model.. my melody .. in a beautiful Historical house ! We got to have a session with a gorgeous baby, a teenage boy, a dancer.. and a boudoir session. I am about to have my Elegant Expressions Website up and running. I love those sessions. It is so special to have the opportunity to create beautiful elegant images ... They were beautiful :) Keep watching for the new site.

my sweet melody..

here is just one from the elegant expression session..

We had sweet little Zeeke come over and our very own Megan Peck (the baby whisperer ) Did her thing !! It has been so fun to see my chicks work.. Julie took some awesome shots in the studio too.. I snuck my camera in for a couple of shots but you will see more of Zeeke on their blog . :)

We found a old warehouse and it is a great spot for some senior shots.. I love them because we borrowed my baby boy Elijah and more of Melody with Michael :) As a momma I just love pic's of my babies :) Check out my other chick blog's they got some FABULOUS shots of my kids !!!!!!!! THANK YOU CHICKIES!!

Alli has a fish eye lens.. I WANT ONE! Look at these cool images :) This lens creates such fun pic's. I have a new toy on my want list !!

We had so many beautiful people to shoot this weekend. Laura and I had so much fun with Christen. We took her to a field and tried to get some shots with her in motion. She was such a great sport ! IT was FREEZING and she wasn't wearing much to keep her warm but LOOK at her... Beautiful and Strong !!! FUN ,FUN, FUN!!

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Having too much fun with my Pixel Chicks !!!

Look at my beautiful Pixel Chicks !!! This is a teeny tiny post in that I HAVE to go back and visit !!! We shot pictures ALL DAY and are downloading and editing like mad tonight !!!! Hope you are having fun this weekend ! PROBABLY NOT as much fun as me :)

Megan Peck

Laura Stetser of Laura Lynne Photography

Julie Monacella

Candy Avera

Alli Gaulin

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Valentine Special....

Have you been thinking about having a beautiful picture taken for your sweetie and needed a little push to just do it... WELL, I am doing something for a very limited time. I have never offered this before and I am just feeling like encouraging all those awesome relationships out there. My offer is 5 fully edited high resolution digital files and 30 minutes of my time for $125. I can only offer a limited amount of these sessions. If you are interested contact me right away :) This could be a great way for him to have a great picture of you for his desk :)

Davis is 3 months old !

Davis is three months old ! I got to spend some time with Ella and Davis and their sweet parents :) I always love spending time with you all !!! I am totally in love with your precious kids but I think you knew that !! Enjoy just a few from our time together..