Lisa's News and Blog
Friday, March 03, 2017
By Lisa H Carter
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Senior Portraits 


These are some of the awesome seniors I worked with last year for the graduating class of 2017! The girls are loving the added styling of having a professional do their hair and makeup before their session. I am super excited about starting to shoot Class of 2018! I have some new ideas to introduce this year and Im currently looking for my 2018 Model Team! Do you know a fun, unique, inspiring senior to be?? Watch for details coming soon! 


Tuesday, October 25, 2016
By Lisa H Carter
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 The GOOD Ole Days of FILM has come back to visit me this week. I pulled out all the negatives from weddings that I photographed before going digital and offered them to my clients. It has been a wonderful trip down memory lane for many!!! The laughs looking back at the styles from a decade ago, the kids that have grown up, what a joy!

I also had a client reach out to me looking for a way to print from some negatives she found that she had never seen. Today she stopped by to see these for the FIRST TIME!! Wow, what a treasure to find these memories of her childhood and her family. Photographs she has never seen before! What a great feeling it is to have been able to help her. Thanks Francine for letting me share these! 

So, the time and effort that Ive taken to try and get the negatives into my clients hands is WORTH IT!! Yes, its not an easy job, and it has taken valuable time to do this. I just hope one day someone will find these negatives and get to revisit a time that they may not even remember, or see family they never got to meet. 

PHOTOGRAPHY is powerful!!! Memories are PRICELESS!!!

I am blessed to have been in this profession for the years I have. PRINT you photos even if they are just cellphone snaps...#exsistinphotos Be in the photos with your children and grandchildren. Someday, they will love to have these memories to look back on! 

Saturday, October 15, 2016
By Lisa H Carter
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Friday Morning as I had my coffee and watched the Today Show, they shared a heart wrenching story of a family battling cancer. We are in October with Breast Cancer Awareness month and so many families are effected by this across our great county. As I watched and my heart ached as her story was told I was reminded again of just how important my job as a professional photographer really is!

The one wish this beautiful woman wanted was a FAMILY PORTRAIT! They hired a local photographer and took her and her family out for a session. WATCH the story.........So many people only feel the importance of portraits when they loose a family member or they know a loved one will not be around much longer. They run into fires to save wedding albums and baby albums and all the memories they have in photographs. You see people in flooded areas trying to salvage just one photograph! It POWERFUL....we need our printed memories, we can't go back and recreate those years.

So, I have to ask, WHY??? Why when things are good do people not see the importance? Why is a few hundred dollars too much to spend on something so irreplaceable, so uniquely one of a kind, so valuable to the people who treasure them? When was the last time you had a family portrait made? 

We are in a digital world now, and more images are stored on devices and never printed. These devices will become obsolete in a few years...CD's and DVD's are already on the way out, just like VHS and other previous media. PRINT your images, share them, back them up, and support your local Photographers. 

Exist in photographs for your family! 

Thursday, September 29, 2016
By Lisa H Carter
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" We don't want to be Posed."

Im sure you've heard this before or even said it to your photographer. I usually ask them, "do you want to look your best?" and of course the answer is always YES. Thats why they come to a professional to be photographed. What people really are saying is they want to look relaxed and natural. Posing is a huge part of making that happen. You have to know what works for all body types, heights and both for men and women. Posing groups for family portraits, posing to slenderize areas we don't want to draw attention to, posing to show a mood or personality. So YES, you do want to be posed, but you just don't want to look stiff and awkward or unnatural. 

We had our first instruction class on posing women this week! We had a great hands-on workshop and I know everyone picked up some tips that they will use to improve their photography skills!  Our next posing class is for posing MEN and Groups! Check out the class registrations if you wish to join us! I also have a private group on Facebook for my classes and workshops....if your not there and wish to me added send me a request. PHOTOBYLISA Classes and Workshops is the group name. 



Thursday, September 08, 2016
By Lisa H Carter
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Barts Family Four Generations


I go way back with the Barts Family! Donald used to work, or rather PLAY with my day back when they raced stock cars. Then I had the pleasure of photographing Jackie and Steven's wedding and Greg's girls were photographed as babies thru their first year in my studio. Now Jackie and Steven are proud parents of this handsome little guy Charlie! Jackie loves her portraits and her family and this session will forever be a memory to look back on. Tobacco has been the hard labor and income for the family thru generations and made a perfect set for the session! Charlie will have a TREASURE with these images!