Orlando Portrait Photographer ~ Celebrate 9/9/09 with a blog scavenger hunt!!

Ready, set, GO!  Whoever completes this 9 question blog scavenger hunt  first and emails the results by 9:09 pm tonight will win a complimentary session with us ($300 value).  The session must take place before the end of 2009 and in the greater Orlando area.  Your answers for the scavenger hunt must be delivered via email to cristy@cristynielsen.com to count and be checked for accuracy!  We will announce the winner after 9:09 pm tonight!  :)

We will also be offering $99 mini session fees for those that make 9 comments to the blog before 9:09 pm tonight!  Comments must be on separate posts, and each must be unique!  Your session must take place on one of our mini sessions days, October 10th or 17th, 2009 to qualify for the $99 sale.  Jump on this and comment away!

Enjoy and happy 9/9/09 !!  :)

Here are your scavenger hunt questions:

1.  What was the name of Graham & Travis’ nurse at Winnie Palmer for the birth of their baby girl?

2.  Who is the home birth midwife who has delivered ours and many of our friends and clients babies?

3.  What is the name of the owner of the new kids boutique in Oviedo, Cutie Patootie Kids?

4.  Where was Meggie & Kolby’s wedding held at in Vero Beach?

5.  Where did we shoot Lauren & Nathan’s formals?

6.   What favorite florist of ours did Anne & Andrew’s wedding floral arrangements?

7.  Where was Nikki and Van’s wedding held at?

8.   Who was the caterer at Ashlyn & Jon’s wedding?

9.  What were the 4 words in the color blocks on our (the Nielsen’s) holiday card last year?

Orlando Childbirth Photographer ~ Julie has a baby girl!!

Please help me in congratulating Julie on the birth of her baby girl Maya.  Maya was born at home with the assistance of Julie’s wonderful friends and midwife Kelli Johnson.  I was thrilled to have the opportunity to do another birth with Kelli, she is such an amazing midwife!  Julie was fabulously in tune throughout her entire labor and birthed her baby into her own hands.  It was truly a blessing and honor to have witnessed little miss Maya come into the world!  Congrats Julie!  Here’s some images from her birth day.  To watch the whole slideshow click HERE and be warned of nudity.  Enjoy! 

Orlando Children’s Boutique Photographer ~ Check Out Cutie Patootie Kids Resale!!!

Heather and Penny from Playground Magazine hooked me up with this adorable brand new kids resale boutique on the edge of Oviedo and Winter Springs.  Last night I went over to take some photos for their ad in Playground and met the owner Camille.  She is a SUPER nice person and her ideas for her boutique are awesome!  She is VERY well organized and has TONS of really nice high end baby and kids clothes, toys, accessories, etc.  She is right near Kohl’s on Aloma, so if you are in the area stop in and say hello, and please tell her I sent you!  In the near future you will see samples of our work there and be able to pickup a coupon for your next session with us!  So run on over and check out Cutie Patootie!  You can also find the boutique on Facebook HERE:)  

Orlando Childbirth Photographer ~ Graham & Travis welcome a baby girl!!!

When Graham told me she was pregnant I was ecstatic for her and Travis.  The times I have seen her around children (including my own) I always knew what a great mom she would be.  We had the honor of photographing their wedding, bridals, engagements, and maternity.  Then she asked me to help her through labor and the birth of her baby, as her doula mostly, but I couldn’t help but capture the day for them as well.  It was a day full of love and support from her family.  I always love to watch them all interact… they are so close and it makes me miss my family.   Here’s a few of the photos I took at the hospital.  And click HERE to see the full slideshow of baby G’s birth.  I also have to say a huge thank you to Anny in Labor & Delivery at Winnie Palmer, she was simply AMAZING and is a tremendous nurse!   If you are delivering at Winnie, ask for her, she is the best!

Congrats to Graham and Travis!  I can’t wait to see little baby G grow up!!  We love you all dearly and thank you for allowing me to capture yet another special day in your lives!!  :)  

Orlando Portrait Photographer ~ Update on holiday sessions!!!

Our holiday portrait season is approaching fast and we are filling up our fall schedule!  If you plan on having us do your family portraits this year for your holiday cards please contact us as soon as possible to book your session.  Between out of town weddings, and a few trips out of state, September and October weekends are already almost fully booked, and weekday sessions are going fast!  As always our premier holiday sessions include 25 5×8 photo cards.  Our order deadline for guaranteed holiday delivery is November 15th.  There will be no exceptions and be aware that we are taking the last week of November and first week of December off to travel to an out of town wedding and enjoy some family time!  If you are wanting a simple session our “mini” sessions will take place on October 10th, for ONE day only so please contact us now to inquire and to book your preferred time slot.  The session fee for a mini session is half of the normal premier rate and includes a half hour of shooting time, and a complimentary digital file of your choice for your holiday cards.  These sessions are only offered once a year so act fast to secure your spot!  We can be reached at 407-619-1359.  :)

Orlando Child Photographer ~ Little Miss R!!

This little monkey is very special to me.  She is the granddaughter of a very dear friend of mine.  A few days ago I took her out for her 3 year old session, and she, as always turned on the sass and fun for me!  Here’s some from her session, she’s so stinkin cute!  :)  

Orlando Child Photographer ~ Our girls…

They are growing so fast, and changing so much right before our eyes.  I spend so much time taking photos of other children that our girls rarely get in front of the “real” camera.  I took both of them out separately over the last two weeks to do some updated photos, and here is the result.  Our oldest has gone from little girl to big girl overnight it seems, and our youngest is a full blooming toddler!  They are both such great girls and I see it in their eyes when I look at these photos.   And yes I let Shay play with my fancy camera…ack!  She loves it though and is so gentle with it!  Our little budding photographer gets some good shots too!   Enjoy! :)

Orlando Maternity Photographer ~ Beautiful Julie is preggers…

You may recognize Julie, she is the amazing owner and creator of Dandelion Communitea Cafe in Orlando.  She’s also one of the awesome voices of Front Porch Radio and has been doing some really great interviews lately.  Julie and I spent an evening a few weeks ago at local Midwife Kelli Johnson’s stunning home and property capturing some images of Julie’s blossoming belly bump!  We had a great time, even with the heat and impending storm it was a great shoot!  I will be attending Julie’s birth, and am completely and totally excited to witness another homebirth attended by Kelli who also delivered our second baby!  Stay tuned for baby photos to come soon!!  :)  

Orlando Baby Photographer ~ Welcome baby Carson!

Wow, we seem to be having a bride and groom baby boom here at CNP!  We photographed Lauren & Dave’s wedding last year, and they had baby Carson about 8 weeks ago and she is just adorable!  8 week olds are pretty hard to photograph, but she did pretty well considering her age, and we even got some of the sleepy shots that I always just love!  It was a beautiful evening for photos and Lauren & Dave’s house and yard is gorgeous!  Congrats to Lauren & Dave, we are thrilled for you both!  :)  

Winter Park Maternity Photographer ~ Graham and Travis are growing a bump!!

I am so excited to share this session!  Graham and Travis are a wedding couple of ours.  They got married almost 2 years ago.  At the time I was the pregnant one, and now it’s their turn for photos of their baby bump.  I knew Graham would be adorable pregnant, but when I arrived all I could do was look at her and just say AWWWWWWWWWWWWW!  She is so darn cute and looking amazing for being 36 weeks pregnant.  The whole family is so excited to meet this little bean, and we all wonder if there is a boy or a girl in there!  Stay tuned for newborn photos, we are all taking bets that she has this baby early!!!  :)