Monday, September 7, 2009

new blog

It is up and running....however it is not personalized yet so....jsut enjoy the pictures and please follow me! ;)

Monday, August 31, 2009


Being able to say that I am a photographer has been a tough one for me. I never felt "quite there". But what is it that actually makes you what you are or what you want to be? Is it being better at what you do that others? Is it having the best, most expensive equipment? Is it taking all the classes? I don't think so... I think it is when you are just doing it, your way, to the best of your ability, growing, dreaming and striving. That is exactly what I am doing. My journey has not JUST begun, it begun a long, long time ago. My journey is not coming to a end, I hope it never will. I am in the midst of my journey. I have so much to learn, so much to grow and so many dreams to achieve but I am doing it, my way, at my pace and finally I can say, I AM A PHOTOGRAPHER. I have always dreamed of this and it is falling into place. I have prayed for guidance, confidence, courage and ambition. I am more ambitious and courageous than ever! My confidence is better...and the more I do, the better I will get and the better my confidence will be. I am excited to be a photographer in an area that provides so many photographers to learn from, experience with and share with. An area that has endless opportunities for locations and growth. Moving to Hampton Roads opened up so many opportunities for me. So...I am starting a new blog. It will be It is currently under construction but I will be posting my new shoots there. Thank you to all my friends and family for supporting me, helping me and listening to me dream! I am planning to have my business up and running full throttle by October 1, 2009! Whoop whoop!!! I have lots to do but I can do it, because I am a photographer and I have faith that the Good Lord gave me this desire and gift to use it for good!

Monday, August 24, 2009

Out of the loop...

So I have been out of the photog loop lately. We bought a house and moved and it was nuts here for quite a while. We are finally getting settled in and it is starting to feel like home. Still have lots to do. I have not scouted any places to photograph around here but plan to do so soon. Had to buy a new PC. Wanted to take the plunge and get a Mac but it is just not the time to spend that kind of money right now. Love the new PC though, especially my great big screen! Have my first photo shoot tonight in over a month. It is a family of 5 who were referred to my by another photographer and friend. Thanks Becky, you truly ROCK and Hampton Roads is going to miss you! I am excited about this shoot! Gotta get back into it. I have missed it! Still working on 2 shoots I did right before I moved. My old computer really slowed me down. Big time! Anyway, I start back today and am so busy already. I am so excited and ready to get this show on the road. Soon, very soon I will have a new is time to quit saying I want to be a photographer and instead I AM a photographer! Lots of new fun stuff to come!!! (Wish Sully was in preschool so I had more time)

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

A peek at the "G" Family

What a sweet sweet family. I waited for this baby to arrive. Isn't she so beautiful?? The husband of this wonderful family works with my husband and they agreed to let me come to their home and take pictures of their new little bundle of joy. This was my very first time doing a newborn shoot without shadowing another photographer. It was a challenge but, I got some good shots and learned a lot! Thanks again "G" family!

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Take a peek at the Cary girls...

Here are a few from the Cary girls shoot. It was a great time with some lovely ladies! Daddy is a lucky man! Thank you Toni for allowing me to photograph your girls. And for my new pink box! ;) More to come!

Monday, July 20, 2009

Just a little peek....

Thank you Barbara and family for letting me take pictures of your beautiful family. Here is a quick peek at what is to come.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

A few of the Robb family...

Here are a few of my favorites of the Robb family!!! There are lots more...

Monday, July 13, 2009

A little peek....

into the beautiful Robb family! Thank you Robb family for letting me take your pictures! It was a blast and I can not wait to edit your pix and get them to you! Your boys are so handsome and you are such a sweet couple!!! Here is a little, a very little, itsy, bitsy, teeny, weeny little peek! Come back soon to see more...Enjoy!

Sunday, July 12, 2009

A few more...

Here are a few more of my lovely model. I am so excited about these. There are a few that I look at and say I wish I had....ya da ya da ya da....but...for my first maternity shoot, I am pleased!

Any photog's out there...I am open to any CC. That is how I will learn...

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Almost made up my mind...

Thanks to an old high school friend, Thomas, who sent me this article, I have decided on a business name.

My business will be Allison Curti Photography!!! I am so excited to have finally made a decision. I really wanted something cuter, something sassy, something with personality but always kept my name in the back of my head. I did not want to use it but...every single creative name I came up with, someone already has. I was clueless....and then I got a letter from my old friend Thomas and it has this link. And it made up my mind. So...I will have a creative logo that I love and I am excited now to use my name! Thank Thomas! For real...I was tired of thinking about it. I can roll on now!

Friday, July 10, 2009

Quick Peek of one pretty belly...

What a great shoot! I am so excited going through my pictures!!! This was my first maternity shoot ever!!! Oh did I failed to mention that Angie??? I had the BEST model ever!!! She was a trooper and even has a pretty belly to boot! Oh and she really is 29 almost 30 weeks pregnant! It was a good time and I am working on the pictures now is a quick peek into whats to come!!! Thanks again Angie!

You will not belive this....

Someone already had Allison C. Photography. Cute site. Great photographer. Maybe I will just bite the bullet and use my name. Allison Curti Photography. It is me and I will be willing to bet no one has it. It doesn't limit me. My name wont change. Do I love it? No. Could I accept it? Yes. If I had a super cute website and blog, would I be happy with it. Yup, sure would!

The latest...

Still trying to come up with a name....
A dear friend suggested I use my name somehow..

Allison Curti Photography
Curti Photography
Allison C Photogrpahy

Any thoughts on these? You will not hurt my feelings. I appreciate your honest opinion. I think I like Allison C. Photography the best but just not sure about using my name... However it would me MINE! ???

I have a maternity shoot tonight. I am so excited!!! And then on Monday I have family portraits at the beach and maybe another session during the week. Also the 19th I have a huge family shoot with at least 8-10 people I think!!! Fun times are happening!!! I am so excited to be shooting again! Oh and should have a newborn shoot this week too.

Will post some pix hopefully tonight. Maybe.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

I want to win!!!

I am entering to win a new lens today! Check it out at !!! You can enter to win at this site!! I follow the mcpactions blog regularly and and am a big fan of Jodi's work! Today TAMRON and Jodi are having a contest to WIN this lens! How exciting!!! Why do I want this lens??? Because I need it! I have a kit lens and a Canon 50mm 1.8. I love my 50mm but would so love and could get lots of use from a zoom. I hope to open my business soon so anything that would help me be better prepared and take better pictures, well then I NEED!!! :) So...cross your fingers for me and maybe I will win! I might wet my pants if I do!

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Who wants their picture taken...

I desperately need to shoot!!! NOTHING can stand in my way! Who is ready to do a family photo shoot, or a new born or a couples/engagement type shoot??? Anyone??? I am going to do a head shot session what cha need???? Text me, IM me, FB me...or just call me!

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Out of touch...

I have been busy..unfortunately not with photography. Just read Jasmine Stars blog and feel inspired. Going to MAKE myself busy. I AM going to do it!

Monday, June 15, 2009

Photo shoot cancelled

We had to cancel photo shoot that was scheduled for tonight. It is rescheduled for next week. I was bummed but...we had too, it only made since. So....what now??? I guess I better get this birthday party finished up - almost there :) - and make sure I can burn CD's!

A few more...

from the birthday party...