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My name is Susan, and Designs by Prater is what you could call my creative outlet that pulls together my photography, art and graphic design endeavors! The most important thing you should know about me is that my life revolves around my God and my Savior Jesus Christ, my family (especially my husband Todd, son JD, and puppy Lexie), family and friends. Other than that, I am pretty much obsessed with photography, Coca-Cola, and the color green (and all shades of green for that matter, especially teal). I love sports but cannot play them worth a lick. I would not trade my time as a college student at Mississippi State for anything in the world. The friendships and memories made there will stick with me forever...Hail State and Go Dogs! And I am very picky about my chocolate chip cookies, grilled cheeses, and shaved ice (gotta be SnoBiz watermelon flavor).

Sunday, December 20, 2009

just because : autumn fields {collierville photographer}

I love driving down the road and finding random spots that I think would make for a great backdrop in future photo sessions, and this next location was one of those spots I was dying to shoot in late autumn. So I put out a casting call of sorts on my blog several weeks ago for some kids who'd be willing to play in some fields one Friday afternoon. The below photos are some of my fave shots from that afternoon. Thanks again to Araceli and Alison for being brave souls who allowed me to take their little ones deep into the field. I'm sure they had lots of fun giving the kids their baths later that night! :) Enjoy!

First up, the oh-so-sweet Maddie:
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and add in her beautiful and loving mom!
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next up, it's one half of the smith twins...meet the wise for his young years, Carter!
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and because I couldn't decide if I liked this next photo better in color or b&w, I am posting both!
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and because i love eyelash photos for some reason...and look at those curls!
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the other half of the twins...the always silly Sydney!
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switching over to their older sister, the gorgeous Rachel!
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and because I love genuine laughing photos:
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then bring back in the twins!
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time to add their beautiful mom!
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thanks again to everyone for being so willing to jump in! I will leave you with this final photo of the kiddos :)

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Friday, December 11, 2009

focus : burchfield {starkville photographer}

Wanted to share some of my favorite images from a recent shoot in Starkville with the Burchfield family. I had such a blast with them and can't wait to find out which images are their faves! In the meantime, here are a few of mine... :)

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i absolutely LOVE this one...so candid and so much fun!
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happy baby aubree :)
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sweet kenzie claire...
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...and almost all grown up rylee!
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the gorgeous momma, Amy
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the dapper dad, Kevin
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To see the more images from their session, click HERE for their facebook album and HERE for their proofing gallery.

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Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Win a Free HP

Nice looking computer, eh? Did you know the monitor is a touch screen? How cool is that! I just entered to win this multiple times on multiple blogs...and you can, too!

It's a catch-22 really! The more ways I tell other people to enter to win this computer, the more chances I have to win it, too. But the more I do to increase my odds, the more people I tell who end up going to enter as well. So, is it really helping me? Probably not! But at least I am trying. :)

I have had my eye on this computer for awhile and am actually saving up to buy it. But how great would it be to win it and use those funds for something else, like a new camera or lens. haha!

Anyways, here is where you can go for you chance to win one. There are at least 5 being given away!

- Win one at Kelly's Korner

- Win one at A Year of Slow Cooking

- Win one at My Charming Kids

- Win one at The NieNie Dialogues

- Win one at BooMama

Good luck to you...but not too much luck! I want to win one, too ;)

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