Authentic You Photography Blog

January 19, 2011


Filed under: Just Because, Uncategorized, Wedding, engagement, family, senior — Char @ 9:08 am

Hey, Heeeeeey! So excited to share what I have been working on REALLY hard for the past number of weeks.

My BRAND NEW website and blog!

Visit my NEW BLOG here!


December 17, 2010

It’s Friday!

Filed under: senior — Char @ 12:16 pm

It’s Friday! Yaaay.


A few photos of Erin that were taken waaaaay back in the spring. In the warm breeze and open grass. Mmmm.

I kinda loved her bracelets….most of them handmade. They were so uniquely her.



Pretty eyes? Indeed.


Have a wonderful ‘the last weekend before Christmas’ weekend.

December 7, 2010


Filed under: senior — Char @ 12:43 pm

“I like to ask questions and say things that everyone is thinking but to afraid to say aloud.”

“I think outside of the box and make myself think”.


“I’m a writer. At least I like to think of myself as one. I write about everything and anything.”


“Books, books, books. I love to read. The Perks of Being a Wallflower, has to be in my top ten.

Books that make me think deeply and have the potential to change my perspective on things are my favorite.”


“I love all kinds of music, but especially underground bands, uncommon singers and types of music such as NeverShoutNever!, Holiday Parade and Sia.”


“My friends and family are such a huge part of my life. I don’t know what I would do without them. They keep me sane haha!”


Courtney plans to go to PITT to become an English Major and have a career in journalism.

Seriously, LOVED Courtney. Such a doll and a total sweetheart!




Courtney’s bestest came along for the shoot. Girlfriends rock!


I stumbled upon this gem of a door near the end of the shoot. Funny thing is I shot in this town many times in the past and never noticed it. Courtney’s cute black and white sweater and converses were the perfect contrast with the bright blue door. =)


December 3, 2010


Filed under: senior — Char @ 2:01 pm

Kaitlin, dear!


She is as sweet as can be. Loved the simplicity of her style…clean, simple solids.

These photos were taken on Kaitlin’s home farm on a warm September morning. Argh, miss the warm sunshine already!



Corn fields work!


And pretty light is always my favorite.


November 15, 2010


Filed under: senior — Char @ 2:13 pm

Hello Monday!


Don’t you love red hair? I do.

Danette seems super motivated, outgoing, passionate, and lively.  She is involved is many things….Model UN, German and French club, marching/concert band, chorus big star little star, National Honor Society, girls soccer, and tutoring other students. Whew…a lot! Danette loves school and just being involved with student life. So what makes her happy?!! Friends, music, shopping, and….cookies. Milano to be exact! Time or National Geopgraphic is her magazine of choice. If she had the money, she would fly to Africa. Danette has never been to Europe, but you can be sure she will some day. Danette says, “Most people would call me a nerd, but a pretty cool one!” =)

After graduation, Danette is planning to attend a four year liberal art college. Following that, a stint in the Peace Corp. Following that, she is hoping to attend a grad school and finally end up working for a Global Humanitarian organization or the United Nations. Again, whew! Danette’s dream job would be secretary-general of the United Nations. =)




I love seeing such motivation, determination, and hope for the future. I know she will put her all into going for it!


November 4, 2010


Filed under: senior — Char @ 4:50 pm

Taking a break from ‘baby, dear’ this afternoon to post a few of Ciera. =) Baby pics soon!


Such a sweetheart. Seriously. Loved her. She wanted photos in the city…because she is a city girl at heart.

Ciera loves people, life, fashion, city life, coffee shops with friends, and being her own person. She is a swimmer and the Katie Couric on the morning news at school!





I am loving this purple top…so cute and fun!




I love this last image because it seems so Ciera…like this is what she would be doing even if she was not posing for the camera.


October 21, 2010


Filed under: senior — Char @ 9:27 am

“I sing. All the time. 24/7. No matter where I am at. No matter what mood…there is always a song that I can sing or hum. “


I loved Jessica. You would to. You can’t help yourself. She is just one of those girls. You know you would have a good time shopping with her or grabbing lunch or doing really nothing at all.


One of the first things she told me as we emailed back and forth planning the shoot, is that she loves meeting people. So she can’t wait to meet me and learn all about me.=)

“People are so fun. I love being around people and learning about them. You never know who you will meet next. And I love to laugh. I think if you can’t laugh at yourself and your imperfections you can’t live life to the fullest. I am spontaneous, forgetful, and not always put together. =) I love shopping, but am all about deals and thrift. Goodwill and the clearance, perfect. I am all about the vintage flower and country flannel look. When it comes to music, country is where my heart is at. I can relate to it because I have lived or am living the lyrics on lots of the songs. But really, anything with a good grove and clever lyrics is good with me. I wanna see the world and visit new places. If I had a $1000 I would jump on a plane and fly to Paris.”

Jessica is currently in cosmetology school and is actively pursuing singing. She just released her demo CD. Whooo!

“Where ever the wind blows is where I will go!”

Jessica, dear…







October 18, 2010


Filed under: senior — Char @ 1:53 pm

Today is Monday, McDonald coffee was perfect this morning, and I have adorable Katie’s photos to share…


I love this girl. Katie has such a distinct “Katie” style and is as sweet as can be. Here is Katie…

“I am insane. In a good way. =) I am a dreamer…my head is always up in the clouds. I am always thinking and always questioning. I look at everything in many perspectives to get the whole picture…life is my greatest puzzle. I love art and could spend all day in an art museum. I love to read. I am a huge nerd when it comes to literature. Other times I will be writing. I am creative, artsy, and adore my friends. Soccer is my favorite sport. When I am feeling daring I will ski down a mountain backwards or try out a double diamond slope. It is hard for me to hold grudges, but I will always say what is on my mind. Urban Outfitters and Forever 21 make me happy. I kinda have an extreme obsession with Cheez-its. I surround myself with music…my Ipod goes with me everywhere! Someday I will travel to Europe. And I love life! “

“I have big dreams…I want to pursue a double major in French and English. Then hopefully go on to graduate school for a M.F.A. in creative writing.  My dream career is to be a well known and respected author.”

Katie, you have what it takes…go for your dreams…you will fly! =)


This photo was one of Katie’s favorites and I love it to….it just fits Katie.



Feeling a little pensive…





These make me smile…


Gorgeous eyes.


October 15, 2010


Filed under: Just Because, Wedding, engagement, senior — Char @ 12:15 pm

Inspiration. Inspiration. Inspiration….is a beautiful thing! =)

Collage copy

October 7, 2010


Filed under: senior — Char @ 3:47 pm

Kelsey, dear. =)


So let me tell you a little about Kelsey….

Loves being a field hockey goalie and the adrenaline rush that comes with it. Free time? She’s rather be busy! Is all about traveling and going to the beach. Adores photography. Has been a gymnast almost all her life. Fun-loving and easy-going. Forever 21. Nuff said. Has been to NYC a thousand times and would love to live there someday. Has seen the Eiffel Tower and Leaning Tower of Pisa but never the Statue of Liberty. Always has her phone and always has her camera. Her dream job is to work for National Geographic.

Kelsey is planning on attending college for photo-journalism.

From there? Kelsey says….we  will see where life takes me. And that is so Kelsey!


Kelsey’s shoes and camera strap both in zebra stripes!



Loved this bright orange color….





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