Sonya Stone is an on location photographer in Western North Carolina specializing in portraits of all kinds, especially children and families. You can see more of her work and find information about booking a session at her web

Friday, November 28, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving

Hope everyone had a Happy Thanksgiving! We have been so blessed this year. We celebrate many things this time of oldest's birthday, my wedding anniversary, and this year the one year anniversary of my photography business! And in honor of this milestone, I am offering an amazing holiday package deal. Sitting fees are only $25 (normally $115) for the month of December! And I have customized print packages for gifts, scrapbooking or cards at greatly reduced costs. Consider a portrait session to capture this magical time of year and to give one-of-a-kind gifts to family and friends. And what better way to shop local in Asheville! Visit my web site, and use the contact page to get more information.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Autumn colors

happy Friday!! I don't know what it is, but Fridays are my favorite days! It's not like I work a M-F, 9-5 job. I think it is because it is the perfect combination of a morning of school for my kids and my husband has the day off. So I get to work in the morning and we get to have family time in the afternoon. And as my work time comes to a close, I wanted to share a few shots of Abby. I'm enjoying the last of the Autumn colors before all the leaves fall!

This is my favorite...super silly, I love it!

Sunday, November 2, 2008

jam packed Halloween

We had a fabulous Halloween this year. We started with a super fun party at our co-op school, Grow with Me. What? A ton of cute kids dressed up in costumes for me to photograph!? Yes, that spells fun for me. All except for the meltdown my own child had in the middle of everything, but let's get back to the part that was fun!

I know the kids in the classes are 3-12, but who can resist the baby photography? the "big" kids could not leave this little guy alone! He's just too cute.
And to top it off, we had entertainment in each of the rooms and as the kids went down the hall, they heard a story or song and a riddle. Answering it correctly won them a puzzle piece and when they reached the end, put their puzzle together, and handed it over to our good witch...they each won a treat bag. So here are a few of the characters we lined up to add some flair to the event!

And a mother's blog post on Halloween would not be complete without showing off her own kids' costumes. Here are my rodeo girls at their school party.
"Go ahead, make my day."
But as seems to be the pattern, the costume we start the day with is not always the costume we finish the day with! Savannah decided on being a witch at the last minute for the trick or treating finale. And my husband, well, I guess when you play a doctor in real life, sometimes it's fun to dress up as a patient.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

holy October snow, Batman!

This may be old news for the Asheville locals, but only a few days ago, we had our first snow of the season...on Oct. 28!!!!!! To say I was not prepared for this is an understatement. I am a Southern girl, for sure. Asheville is as far North as I have ever lived!

I took these photos at about 10 AM and look how much snow was still around! Tomorrow the high is supposed to be 69 degrees. Talk about crazy! But what a fun opportunity for some of my own family portraits. My kids were so excited to get out and play in (aka eat) the snow, and obviously, our dog, Baker, was quite excited too. But it didn't last long as you can see, they didn't really dress for the weather!

This is Savannah tossing a snow ball to Baker. He thought this was a great game!
Our Jack-o-snows! As you can see in the background, I hadn't even brought my plants in off our porch. It was a sad, sad end to the lives of two peace lilies and one fern.