19 Mar

Charlotte, North Carolina Child Photographer | Pure Happiness – Tiny Tuesday

Scotch Plains, New Jersey Child Photographer

It’s been way too long since I’ve shared a Tiny Tuesday post.  On Tuesdays, I like to share some of my favorite images from client portrait sessions or sometimes of my own children.

This image was taken on a day that just felt like the perfect day.  I absolutely LOVE the Fall season, and this session was around mid-October.  The sun was warm, the leaves were almost at their peak color and this particular park was full of beautiful yellow.   The sun was still high up in the sky, but just twinkling perfectly through the leaves in this particular area.   This adorable girl was just so sweet throughout the session and cooperating for every moment – we had giggles, laughs, hugs, runs, cartwheels and more!

I wanted an image that just highlighted and captured that smile and her abundance of happiness!  I wanted to capture the sweet innocence of childhood and the happiness that comes from spending a beautiful day outdoors with your family.  That perfect childhood laugh is found right in her adorable smile.  The best way to capture this was to come in close to that adorable giggle.   You don’t need to see her whole face to feel her happiness – you just needed to see her whole smile and that’s where all the emotion is contained in this image for me.



Scotch Plains Child Photographer captures Pure Happiness with adorable giggles

08 Mar

North Carolina Senior Portrait Photographer | Class of 2014 – Recruiting Senior Ambassadors

I’m very excited for the upcoming Class of 2014 Senior Ambassador Program.  Are you ready for your REAL high school senior portrait experience?

If you want an opportunity to feel amazing about how you looked in your senior portraits and if you want senior portraits that capture your true personality and  don’t look the same as everyone else’s – then welcome to the Carolyn Ann Ryan Photography’s Senior Ambassador Program!

Our Senior Portraits focus on capturing the real you – different locations, multiple settings, multiple outfits and styles – all customized with you. We want to set a completely new bar for high school senior photography — and this is your opportunity to be a part of it.

And we want you to be a representative for Carolyn Ann Ryan Photography for your high school. Help us spread the word about Carolyn Ann Ryan Photography HS Senior Portraits.   And see your amazing portraits used in our marketing materials for the coming year!

Have questions? Keep reading for answers to some of the most common questions about the program.

Fanwood, NJ High School Portraits

What exactly does being Senior Ambassador or representative mean?

I need high school students in the Class of 2014 (current HS Juniors), that are outgoing, fun and comfortable in front of the camera, and looking to have an incredible experience with their high school senior portrait session.  Modeling experience is absolutely NOT necessary. The goal is to have fun, and create images that show your true personality!

What’s in it for you?

Participants selected for the 2014 Ambassador Program are eligible to receive over $850 worth of products and services, starting with your own custom senior photo shoot.  Want a chance to feel like a model for a day?  We will coordinate hair and make-up for your session as well to enhance the experience and ensure that you do feel like a model for your shoot!

How do I get involved?

High School Senior Ambassador Sessions are available for the following dates during High School Spring Breaks.  Sessions will take on place location at local parks and downtown areas.  Possible locations include: Fanwood, Scotch Plains, Westfield, Summit, Chatham, Berkeley Heights, and Metuchen. I work on location, so all dates are weather permitting.

Senior Ambassador
Session Scheduling By School

School Name Session Dates
Bishop George Ahr (Edison, NJ) April 3 – 4, 2013
Kent Place (Summit, NJ) March 20 – 21, 2013
Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School (Scotch Plains, NJ) March 29, 2013
Union Catholic High School (Scotch Plains, NJ) March 29, 2013 & April 3 – 4, 2013
Union County Vocational-Technical Schools (Scotch Plains, NJ) April 3 – 4, 2013
The Wardlaw-Hartridge School (Edison, NJ) March 20 – 21, 2013
Westfield High School (Westfield, NJ) March 29, 2013


What if my school is not listed?  

We can still coordinate a session date for you and you can help us start the High School Ambassador program at your school.  Just call us to learn more and we’ll get a date scheduled for you.


Don’t miss out on the opportunity to have an amazing, customized portrait session with the opportunity to earn a few perks including prints and a chance to compete for $1000 towards your college education!  To learn more about the program, call me at 908-889-5416 or email carolyn@carolynannryan.com. I’m happy to speak with you and/or your parents about this program, and I highly encourage bringing a parent along for your session. These sessions are lots of fun, and we want your parents to love these portraits too! And there is no minimum order requirement for any of my portrait sessions.

I look forward to hearing from you!!!