Thanks for visiting my blog, I hope you enjoy it. I'd also invite you to visit my website at http://www.addietalley.com as well. That should help to answer most questions and you can check out some more of my work. I would love to hear from you whether that be through comments or email!

Friday, June 29, 2012

Personal Friday - Columbus MS Photographer

One time I went to a No Doubt concert and touched Gwen Stefani's arm. And then I died. (but not really).

That is all.

Thursday, June 28, 2012

The Real Story - Columbus MS Photographer

Dont forget to nominate a woman that you love for FREE PICTURES - Ive received some really good entries, but not hardly enough - I cant believe YOU (yes, you!) havent nominated anyone yet... seriously, dont you know anyone that deserves a fun day of feeling pretty?! Feel free to nominate yourself as well - I know you need it... :)

Today is the day that my center spread comes out in The Real Story paper... Im so excited! Above is the spread - Aimee Shaw did an amazing job with the layout. Probably sometime next week, Ill feature some of the circus pics here on the blog. But go get your copy today... and if anyone has any extras, Id love to have them... :)

Oh, and Im still excited about the Sins show next Saturday.... fun! I cant wait - and I cant wait to see YOU there too!

Email me at talleyimages@yahoo.com - I just had a cancellation for this Saturday - anyone want it?

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Link Love - Columbus MS Photographer

Dont forget to enter the contest for FREE BRIDAL PICS - seriously, I cant believe I havent gotten more entries... dont wait!

Yep, its that time again... time for some new links... and I know what you are thinking - argh, why does she keep putting these up? Why, because I love them - and if you would just give it a chance and click on something (seriously, it doesnt take that much effort, right?), you could find some really cool stuff... promise... :)

Ok, so here we go.... :)

This engagement shoot is so rock and roll

The studs on this cake are killing me (love the dark bouquet too!)

Check out the Sareh Nouri bridal collection… classic and gorgeous

And more on that pink dress here

Love these different men’s wedding bands… thinking about that Tron ring for my husband (wishing for a smaller version of that black ring for myself as well)

17 modern bathroom faucets… in love with these – especially affixing an LED light to the faucet to make it look like your water is colored? Way cool!

Make your own super-bling necklace that looks awesome!!!!! And way easier than you think!

One of the most beautiful brides Ive ever seen (I think the hair, makeup and flowers puts it over the top!)

One of the coolest pieces of jewelry Ive ever seen… need!

Wondering the best time for family pictures… this calculator makes it super easy! Email me and lets get your session scheduled - you know you want to!

If you know me at all, you know that I love grey…. So you know I love this styled shoot – especially the simple green and white bouquet and the exquisite cake

I want, I want, I want… these are plush toys that are reversible – so two animals in one… and they are the cutest!!! (click on the pics to see the reverse of each one – the elephant/cat is my favorite)

Who knew ladders could be repurposed for so many different things… some of these are just genius!

Super hero themed tutus!!!!! These so rock and I want a few for myself…. Would that be weird?

The coolest tents EVER…. Seriously, these are going to blow your mind

An outdoor library in a vineyard = perfect date

Who knew a water tower could actually be beautiful?

This quote is so true for all the girls of my generation

How cool is this underwater light show device for your pool… and at only $30, Im thinking you would have the reception that everyone was talking about – or the coolest pool party – you decide

So you know all those colored crinoline skirts Ive been pushing… how about wearing one as your skirt itself… this mint green one is a dream

Whew... have I worn you out yet? But in a good way, right? Im going to be seriously disappointed if you visit today and dont click on at least one link.... :)

10 days until the Sin show... so excited... please tell me you are coming!

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

The Final Countdown - Day 11 - Columbus MS Photographer

Dont forget to enter the contest for FREE BRIDALS, you can enter all this week and a winner will be chosen on Monday, July 9th.... cant wait to read more entries! There have been some really good ones so far!

Speaking of contests.... Go on over to the Hopkins family blog - they are giving away a Kindle fire - how awesome is that... and you know youve been wanting one. And all the money raised goes to bring that sweet little boy in the picture above (which I didnt take) home to his forever family. Isnt he sweet? The Hopkins adopted a little girl from Hong Kong a little bit back (like us!) and now they are going to Europe for a son! And you can be a part of their journey.... its so exciting. And speaking from experience in the adoption world - its hard. Its really hard. But you have no idea how encouraging it is when people support you - even with small amounts - $1, $5, $10 - it may not seem like much in the grand scheme of things, but to that family, I guarantee you, its huge.

And now we are down to Day 11 of the countdown to the Sins show... Im on pins and needles and cant wait.... so much good stuff happening... :)

Email me at talleyimages@yahoo.com - Id love to hear from you!

Monday, June 25, 2012

The Final Countdown - Day 12 - Columbus MS Photographer

Dont forget to enter the contest for FREE BRIDALS - I promise you dont want to miss out... and only a week left... :)

Since Im in the bridal mood, thought I would post some I did of Allison last year... can you believe all of these were done right here in Columbus... love how they turned out... and you know if these were done here in Columbus, imagine what the ones in the Dismals are going to be like!!!

Im so excited.

Also, be sure to check out The Real Story paper this week - I have the centerfold... and its all pics that havent been pictured on the blog... so exciting!

Also, we now start the final countdown to the 7 Sins show. We are at day 12. I have worked on this series for what? 3 months now so I couldnt be more excited for them to finally be coming out... :) The show will be next Saturday, July 7th from 5:30 - 7:30 - free food and drinks are provided and all the artwork is for sale as well. Id love to have everyone come out and see the show! Im definitely looking forward to finally seeing all 7 prints up and together!

Again, dont forget to enter the contest! And Im always still taking portrait sessions - email me at talleyimages@yahoo.com and lets get you set up!

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Free Bridals - Columbus MS Photographer

Ok, so up for grabs today is a free bridal shoot at the Dismals. Have you ever been to the Dismals? Its in northern Alabama about 2 hours from Columbus. It is amazing. You walk down the steps into the canyon and its lush and green with waterfalls, moss and creeks running through the whole thing. It looks like you stepped back into time or crossed over into some fairy world. Talk about amazing.... you can view some pictures here.

So here is the deal... Id love to bless a bride with some bridals that maybe she cant afford or couldnt afford. Maybe you eloped and never had the time or money to do real pictures... or maybe your pictures turned out horribly? Everyone deserves to feel beautiful and have some beautiful pictures of themselves to celebrate. Or maybe there is a woman (mom, sister, wife) that needs a pick me up - to feel beautiful for the day.

Even better... I have wedding dresses on hand, in most sizes... so even if you werent able to get a dress or dont want to get yours dirty, you can just borrow one of mine and just have fun.... and trust me, I do have some gorgeous dresses - in all sizes and shapes (including some gorgeous vintage dresses!).... that dress in the picture at the top is one I own as well (yes, Im serious!).

The only catch is that you need to be healthy enough to do alot of walking/hiking, but otherwise this contest is open to anyone and everyone... :)

So how does it work? Send me an email at talleyimages@yahoo.com nominating a woman in your life who could use some beautiful pictures of herself (and yes, feel free to nominate yourself as well!)... Contest will be open for a little over 2 weeks and Ill pick a winner on July 9th.... in the email, please include the woman's name, why she deserves this, a picture, and if possible a dress size (so I can make sure I have something), please put "Dismal Bridals" in the subject line so I dont miss any.

Also, please share this on facebook, blogs and through email... I definitely want everyone to hear about this one!

Super easy contest with some great odds... and an amazing prize! I cant wait to hear from you!

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Cute Idea - Columbus MS Photographer

So a few weekends ago, we went and spent the weekend with some of Daniel's family and it was such a blessing... it was also his grandmother's birthday, and we all call her Oma. The thing is we had no idea what to get her. So I came up with a fun idea because she loves pics of the kids.... I found one of those collage frames that has 3 windows in a row, so each letter went in a different window to spell out Oma... and then we framed the last one separate, so she can keep them together or put them separately... she loved them!

Hope yall are having a great week!

Email me at talleyimages@yahoo.com - Id love to hear what you are up to!

Friday, June 15, 2012

Happy Fathers Day - Columbus MS Photographer

Just wanted to say a Happy Fathers Day to all the wonderful dads out there... especially my baby daddy... ha ha ha. He is pretty awesome and Im lucky that he stays with me... :)

But happy Fathers Day to all the guys out there - the ones who stay, the ones who make it through, the ones who work long hours, the ones who miss sleep, the ones who change diapers, and the guys that arent fathers but fill in for the fathers that arent there... you are so valued!

Also, a quick shout out to my sister today... we love you!

Hope everyone has a great weekend!

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Link Love - Columbus MS Photographer

(one of the prints featured in the recent Light & Glass show, taken in November 2010)

Ok, and Im back with some more good stuff for you this week... would love to hear what youve found as well... :)

A fairytale wedding done right… with a pink dress!

I am in love with this masquerade wedding… and tell me what you wouldn’t give to have a pic of your grandparents with fake mustaches like that… awesome!

This dress is absolutely killing me

A gorgeous “day after” shoot… everyone should have one

Love this gothic butterfly styled shoot.. the location itself is what my dreams are made of and it reminds me of the butterfly shoot I did a little bit ago

This pink and gold styled shoot is gorgeous… that cake, especially, is killing me (hmmmm, me thinks some Dunkin Donuts would fit nicely into this somewhere as well)

I just think this is the cutest thing and one way to really get your guests talking… making toasts with toast

The back of this red dress…. Are you even serious?!!!!

Ok, Im sorry if you don’t like tattoos, but this is just cool!

KISS isn’t really my band, but I know it is for some people, so this would be an amazing place to get married if that’s you

Free bride and groom signs… these are actually really cute!

These rings are THE coolest!

An easy tutorial on how to do a fishtail braid? Yes!

I love art… especially art that includes photography… and is kind of weird, but works. What I wouldn’t give to do family portraits like that batman one…. I die

Love this color chart of the queen… :) She is so fashionable, isn’t she?

Now that its summer, I know you are looking for something to keep your kids busy… this is a great idea!

Traveling with kids this summer? Here are some great tips! (especially love the countdown backpack)

So in love with this Mario themed birthday party… and even better, a lot of it looks pretty easy to do – gold coins made out of paper plates? Score!!!

Looking for a really cute idea for a kids party or photo prop… make a hot air balloon! Awesome!

Hope everyone is having a great week... Id love to hear from you - email me at talleyimages@yahoo.com

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Help a Girl Out?

ok, I think Ive told you a million times, but Im re-working my website and products and promotional stuff.... blah, blah, blah...

Anyway... now, I need YOUR help... yes, YOU - if you are reading this, then not only would I love a comment or email, I actually need it.

Im looking to do a FAQ section... but now Im at a loss as to what people want to know.... so here is where you come in. Can you please tell me what youve always wanted to know about me or a photography session. If you were going to do a session, what would be the things you would ask before we got started.

I cant do this without you... please help me not fail - if left up to my own devices, I will.... :)

I would also love to hear any suggestions on how I can make the website, blog, sessions, anything, better... its much easier to know whats working and whats not when you are looking from the outside...

So yes.... can you help a girl out?

Monday, June 11, 2012

Brianna - Columbus MS Photographer

Ok, yall can quit calling me a tease now because look! Im actually getting Brianna's pictures up. Brianna is my neice and I think she is gorgeous - she is tall, has the most perfect skin and freckles, and these long limbs and neck that she doesnt quite know what to do with - meaning that I knew she was beautiful, but she has a harder time believing that sometimes.... and she just happened to be staying at our house one night, and if you are staying at our house, there is a pretty good chance Im going to make you pose for some pics... :)

I LOVE LOVE LOVE how these turned out... and I love that Brianna was true to herself and wore her glasses -she totally rocked these out! (can yall believe she is only 13?!!!)So yeah... I think Brianna definitely has a bright future in modeling if she wants it... actually I think she has a bright future no matter what she decides to do. :)

I hope these made you happy and will last you for just a little bit... Ill be out of the office tomorrow on a fun field trip... Ill be back Wednesday! Email me at talleyimages@yahoo.com - Id love to hear from you!

Friday, June 8, 2012

Personal Friday - Columbus MS Photographer

So here is a fairly recent pic of my most excellent husband, Daniel. Weve been married for 10 years now and I love him so much that I cover him in blood... ha ha... :)

Actually... this is a hint picture for all of yall out there waiting on the Sins shoot. I AM ABSOLUTELY DYING TO SHOW THEM... but I cant... you are going to have to come to the show to see them in all their printed glory.... but if I get alot of comments/interest, I may show you a few more hint pictures... Man, does this man look hot or what... I cant stand it. And I wont even go into all the ways he is just plain out awesome b/c most of you would probably want to come steal him from me, and I cant have that.

A huge congratulations to Daniel also for getting the male lead in The Rose Tattoo... it will be playing here in Columbus in September as part of the Tennessee Williams Tribute weekend.

Hope all of you have an amazing weekend.... :)

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Emma - Columbus MS Photographer

So another one of Emma's pics got picked up by Offbeat Mama... you can view it here. How cool is that? Also, wanted to let everyone know that there is an art show tonight at the Renee Reedy studio. Its downtown across from the Rosenweig and under Cafe on Main. Its a come and go event and is from 5:30 - 7:30... Its entitled Light and Glass (no, this is not the much anticipated Sins show) - it features work by different glass artists and photographers with an emphasis on light.... 4 of my works will be on display and for sale.

And if you want to make it a fun night, Cafe Aromas is right down the street for some fun food and then Sounds of Summer starts tonight at the Riverwalk with a free concert from the Juke Joint Gypsies... should be fun and both the art show and concert are a great way to introduce your kids to the arts.

Hope yall have an amazing day!

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Brianna - sneak peek - Columbus MS Photographer

As promised, here is a sneak peek of what Ive been working on lately... hope to have more from this session up soon... :) Like I said, one of these sessions would make an amazing gift of confidence to some teen girls out there... every girl deserves to be a princess at least once in their life... :)

Email me at talleyimages@yahoo.com

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Emma's haircut - Columbus MS Photographer

I couldnt wait until Friday to show you whats been happening at our house... :)

If youve met my daughter, Emma, then you know she has really, really long hair... in fact, she had never had a real haircut (just trimmings) in all of her 5 years... of course, she didnt have any hair until she was about 2 as well... but weve been letting it grow so she could donate it (she has THE most gorgeous hair), and we promised that she could cut it once summer got here - she was surely ready....

So here is the before... And here is the after.... 9 inches cut off... and she picked out the cut herself (I tried to persuade her into a pixie cut, but she was having none of it!)
I already miss the long hair, but she still looks so cute, and is really enjoying it... :)

Monday, June 4, 2012

Link Love - Columbus MS Photographer

Had a great weekend visiting with family that we havent seen in awhile... Hope you had an amazing weekend as well. Lets hope this week treats us right until the next weekend comes along... b/c lets face it, the weekend is what we are really living for, right? :)

To start the week off right, thought I would show you what Im currently buzzing on... Id love some suggestions from you as well! Feel free to leave them in the comments.

Looking for a great gift for a newly engaged or married couple? These are perfect

These paper sculptures/art are made by just folding the paper… unreal

As a photographer, I find this strangely compelling and utterly beautiful… but please do not try this at home, I cant imagine that its really safe with all the chemicals involved

Another cute colored petticoat… and check out those rainbow roses – beyond!!!!

LOVE these pics… wish I had a couple wanting to do something like this

One of my most favorite engagement ideas… LOVE that bowtie more than anything!

One of my ultimate dream weddings that I wish I could have been the photographer at

Cute way to “fix” your busted jeans… would be adorable for kids clothes!

Want to diy a present for a newly married couple or even a girlfriend who just got her first apartment… here is a great idea!

LOVE every bit of these clothes and jewelry… anyone want to buy me a present?

A first look that’s perfect… and that dress… swoon

A carnival themed wedding?!!! Yes, please!

Ok, thats all Ive got for now... would love to hear what youve got going on this week... :)

Friday, June 1, 2012

Personal Friday - Columbus MS Photographer

Here is a recent pic of Emma... before she got all of her hair cut off, although you really cant tell in this pic... love herHope everyone has an amazing weekend... we have some family time planned and I am more than looking forward to it.

Just wanted to stop and say a huge thank you to everyone who has encouraged me lately- even if you think it was just a tiny gesture, it meant so much. Thank you.... for everything. I am blessed, truly.