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Session Giveaway Contest | Sheridan, Wyoming Studio Portrait Photographer

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Tis’ the season to be thankful! I can’t think of a better way to kick off the grand opening of the studio than a SESSION GIVEAWAY! We’re giving away a Studio Session (Glamour, Boudoir, Babies, Children & Maternity) to one lucky winner!!! ($185 value, includes a full shoot and an in-person viewing session of your images) Drawing will be random and winner will be announced on Saturday morning (comments open till then)!
 
WANT A CHANCE TO WIN? It’s easy…
 
That’s it! Go! Get to sharing and commenting! Winner announced Saturday morning! :)
 
Here are a few images from a recent shoot in the studio – isn’t she gorgeous?! And this little babe just made her debut into the world last week; congratulations, Natalie & family!! I can’t wait for her newborn session!!!
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Big Reveal Part 2 | Sheridan, Wyoming Studio Photographers

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As I celebrate 10 years in business, my heart is so full of gratitude…gratitude for God’s leading, my incredible clients, and friends & family who believed in me; your love and support has meant the world!!!  You have made my little dream of capturing memories as a hobby, become a full-time career of documenting people’s lives as a professional wedding and portrait photographer.  Thank you from the bottom of my heart!  The support of this small community has been tremendous, and so many of my clients have become friends through the years; how lucky am I?!  Truly, thank you.  From the bottom of my heart.  When you support local businesses like mine, you support our livelihood, our children and our families!

As business has grown, my dreams & vision have grown too.  Studio renovations began in December 2015, but shortly afterward I was diagnosed with a rare, large (benign) vascular tumor behind my knee.  And so began a year of trips to Denver, multiple surgeries (9 and counting), difficult recoveries and dreams put on hold.  Temporarily, that is.  ;-)  Although my plan was an early 2016 launch, God had other ideas.  I’ve learned that He’s in charge, not me (thank goodness) and so…the time is now!!!  And I couldn’t be more excited!!!!

INTRODUCING…

the Natural Light Studio, a sanctuary of sorts where beauty is captured in its best light!

Open by appointment only for: Glamour Portraits, Boudoir, Babies, Maternity, Children and Business Headshots.

I cannot wait to create beautiful portraits of you, your belly, your baby, your child.  The light is gorgeous!!!  Beyond gorgeous, really, it makes me so happy and I can’t wait to share it with you!

Stay tuned TOMORROW for a chance to WIN A SESSION in this brand new space!!!!

(Drawing will be held over on FB: https://www.facebook.com/AlissaFerulloPhotography/!!!!)

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Big Reveal Part 1 | Sheridan, Wyoming Portrait Photographer

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{Casting Call} Children’s Commercial Photographer, Sheridan WY

A very talented lady contacted me a month or so ago, wondering if I’d want to photograph her handmade hats and dresses for sale through her adorable business:

Noggin Knots

Ummm, yes please!  And so she stopped by last week with a pile of beautifully crocheted hats and handmade pillow-case dresses in the most darling fabrics to adorn some beautiful girlies.  So fun.

And although I rarely have my children “pose” for pictures – that’s just not me – Sophie and I did take advantage of the day we had our blizzard and decided these would fit the bill.  She’s so NOT into modeling, (although she wanted to help me out with this one, sweet thing) you would laugh if you knew the measures her daddy was going to in the background and how ridiculous we were as she fidgeted away, begging to be finished.  hehe. 

Anyway, I am working to build a portfolio for Marcie, with Noggin Knots, and thought I’d have a little fun with it…I’m looking for a 2-3 girlies, aside from my own, to be the cover girls!

Here is what I need:

(ages are approximate as the dresses are made to fit loosely)

Baby Girls size: 12 months ::: 18 months ::: 24 months

To be eligible, you must leave a comment here with interest letting me know what size your little one is, and be willing to sign a model release allowing the images to be used on her website and mine.

All entries are due by May 24th (2 weeks from now!) and 2-3 winners will be drawn randomly from each size category.  No pictures necessary – this is for fun!

Free session, no min. purchase.  You may buy prints at 20% off if you choose once the proofs are released.  All sessions are “mini” in size, meaning 15 min. or so.Are they yummy or what?!!

STAY TUNED FOR SOME SWEET GIVEAWAYS COMING SOON HERE ON THE BLOG!!!Looking forward to hearing from you!  And don’t forget to check out all her cute things – go buy something and treat the little girlie in your life!!

Happy Mother’s Day to all you amazing mamas out there!!!

Announcements, Commercial Work, Creative Projects, Little Ones, Personal, Specials
  1. Mary says: You have a natural with Sophia! Those are fantastic pictures. on 05.8.10 @ 3:38 pm

  2. April says: Wow! When did she get so big. She is absolutely adorable! on 05.8.10 @ 5:42 pm

  3. Nicki says: Love them! If you need anymore "big girls" let me know :o) on 05.8.10 @ 6:15 pm

  4. Jennifer says: OMG! Those are adorable! I will definately check out the website. I also told my sister-in-law, so if you see another Jennifer I didn't magically grow a 12 month old : )Her daughter Izzy is a DOLL! on 05.8.10 @ 6:53 pm

  5. Jenni Reed mom of Isabelle says: Hi, Alissa! My sister-in-law, Jennifer Ann Reed, told me about this. I loved your pics of Halle!!! You have also photographed others I know, and your pictures are beautiful. Isabelle is just about to move into her 12 month clothes. I have been postponing it because her 9 month things are still cute! :) We would love have Izzy featured and get her life in pictures started. Thanks for considering her. Jenni Reed (I know, it's a little odd, but Jennifer Ann and I both married into the Reed family, and our husbands' sister is also a Jennifer!!!! ) on 05.8.10 @ 6:56 pm

  6. Jenni Reed mom of Isabelle says: Oh, Let me know if you would like a pic of Izzy. You could find some on Facebook through Jennifer Ann or myself. on 05.8.10 @ 6:57 pm

  7. Dawn says: Aw, I LOVE the pictures, Sophia did a great job, too. I am in need of a hat to go with the new baby's new dress for newborn pics, so I'm off to take a look. You did fantastic! on 05.8.10 @ 8:25 pm

  8. paula says: oh my goodness!! your daughter looks ADORABLE (as always!) and i LOVE LOVE LOVE the hats and dresses, super cute! awesome job (for the three of you: photographer, model and designer ;) hehe oh, and HAPPY MOTHER' DAY!!! paula ;) on 05.8.10 @ 9:01 pm

  9. Bethany Tippin says: I have a precious little girly who would love to play dress up in front of the camera for a few minutes. She just turned 2 today! on 05.8.10 @ 9:13 pm

  10. Stephanie says: Sophia is cute as always! I LOVE the dresses and hats.... Kay is in 24m clothes... we aren't local of course but may have to make a trip to Sheridan for fun! Tell Mel we are staying with her ;) lol! on 05.8.10 @ 11:41 pm

  11. Dawn Rogers says: Absolutely PRECIOUS!! Beautiful hats and dresses too....we just might have to check them out too! on 05.9.10 @ 7:43 pm

  12. Jessica Mischke says: Hey Alissa, beautiful photos. I love the hats and dresses as well. My daughter Natalee is 2. I would love to have her photographed. on 05.9.10 @ 8:37 pm

  13. Kate says: What fabulous photos! She is sooooo stinkin' adorable!!!! on 05.10.10 @ 6:52 pm

  14. Jen Bertoch says: Oh so darling!!! She is just a doll! And love those cute hats and dresses! :) hope you had a great mothers day! :) on 05.10.10 @ 9:04 pm

  15. Yvonne says: These are beautiful! Can't wait to see your portfolio grow with these adorable outfits! on 05.11.10 @ 7:05 am

  16. Karla Heny says: Hi Alissa, These are adorable. I have a little lady that is in 12 months. Lauren will be 10 months tomorrow and I would love to have some of these keepsake pics of her. You can go to my facebook to see pics of Lauren. Thanks! You do beautiful work! :) Karla on 05.11.10 @ 1:22 pm

  17. Jaidean says: Your daughter is beautiful!!! Off to check out that site now...looks super cute! on 05.13.10 @ 6:38 am

  18. Michelle says: She looks adorable! I must order a hat, or two, maybe three! Let me know if you need bigger girls to model! on 05.13.10 @ 12:17 pm

  19. kamee june says: you are welcome to use my lark is you want to tote all the stuff when you come to california. your soph has my heart!! she is so sweet...just like her mama! ;) on 05.13.10 @ 1:38 pm

  20. Melissa Mowry says: My little one is 20 1/2 mo (wears both 18mo and 24mo clothes). I'd love to volunteer her for some pics - she LOVES hats! :) on 05.13.10 @ 8:27 pm

  21. JennaRae Akers says: Beautiful pictures as always and of course beautiful model to go with. Mallorie is 27mo and still wears mostly 18mo clothing with some 24mo. She would love to put on "pretty dresses" (as she called them) for pics. on 05.17.10 @ 1:30 pm

{Renovations} Sheridan, Wyoming Photography

I’ve been wrapping up my winter project these past few weeks: our kitchen.  We purchased the house I grew up in last May and kicked my parents on out.  ;)  Kidding, they have a lovely home just walking distance from us, so we’re not far and I think we’re all happier in our new digs.  I had dreams for this kitchen, but when the estimates for new cabinetry and such started coming in, I knew I was about to undertake extreme home makeover…on my own (with a little trim and install assistance from my dad; THANK YOU DAD!).  =)  And so I started sanding and painting and sanding and painting, and three months later…I’m finally done.  Whew am I glad that *little* renovation is behind me, and now I’m ready to just settle in and enjoy our summer.

I’ve had so many people ask for pictures, and so I thought I’d share some before and afters.  The only thing left to finish is the trim along the top and bottom of the back splash – you can probably see that it’s just sitting there unpainted.  Otherwise, I’m home free!  Literally.  =)

Here are the before pics (top two were from before we even moved in):

And after:Let me know what you think!  (We were debating between green and black on the back splash so let me know your thoughts!)

I now have a bathroom and a studio to start on…maybe I should snap some pics and send it in to the HGTV network or DIY show.  ;)  Perhaps I could win a room makeover and save myself some suffering!  haha.

Anyway, I have a very busy lineup for sessions ahead, so I look forward to sharing them with you here!  As always, thanks for stopping by!

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  1. Yvonne says: Holy cow!!!!! Amazing! on 03.24.10 @ 4:23 pm

  2. Kellie says: This is absolutely AMAZING!!!! I love it!! You did an excellent job!!! The before and afters are incredible!!!! on 03.24.10 @ 5:28 pm

  3. kim g says: Beautiful! I'm a green girl too, green in my kitchen with white cabinets :) Looks great! on 03.24.10 @ 5:45 pm

  4. melanie says: amazing!! i've been patiently waiting. you should add 'custom cabinet refinisher' to your list of talents! good job! on 03.24.10 @ 5:45 pm

  5. emily says: BEAUTIFUL BEAUTIFUL BEAUTIFUL!!!! I wouldn't change a thing!!! I {{{LOVE}}} the green!!! (You know me ;)) Great job! on 03.24.10 @ 6:26 pm

  6. paula says: awww, i love it! it's so bright and open and looks gorgeous! you and your dad did a terrific work, you should be proud! ;) on 03.24.10 @ 6:45 pm

  7. Sage says: I love the color choices and the black above the fridge really makes that space blend well! on 03.24.10 @ 7:05 pm

  8. Skye says: ARE YOU KIDDING ME??!! What a transformation! Weird, but it completely brings out your floors. I love this! One thing though, why did you get rid of those chairs? Totally kidding!! Oh, and the green rocks! on 03.24.10 @ 7:38 pm

  9. Alissa says: You are cracking me up, Skye! Those were my parents' chairs, so be nice. ;) Kidding. The top two pictures were from before we moved in!! on 03.24.10 @ 7:43 pm

  10. Stacy says: That looks great Alyssa - you did a great job and such a big undertaking with everything else you do you are amazing! on 03.24.10 @ 8:11 pm

  11. Jennie says: DEFINITELY the right decision with the green! i love it, wow...do you remember the awful wood panelling in our dining room and living room? Can i hire you to fix it? :) on 03.24.10 @ 8:33 pm

  12. Melissa says: WOW it doesn't even look like the same house!!! I say stick with the green :) on 03.24.10 @ 8:34 pm

  13. Erin says: WOW THAT LOOKS GREAT YOU REALLY DID A GOOD JOB! on 03.24.10 @ 9:26 pm

  14. Bethany says: What do I think? UMMMM! I LOVE it is what I think! You did a great job! Love the color combo! That green is so happy and cheerful! Great choice! And wonderful job! on 03.24.10 @ 9:35 pm

  15. anya says: Nice work, Alissa!!! Beautiful, beautiful job. I also love the green! on 03.25.10 @ 12:48 am

  16. Brandi says: I love it! The green is sooo refreshing, great job :) on 03.25.10 @ 6:04 am

  17. K'Lyn says: Wow!! I love it!! You did a great job, and I love love love the green!!! on 03.25.10 @ 6:08 am

  18. Julie says: Wow, it is beautiful! Great job, I wish I had skill like that. on 03.25.10 @ 6:56 am

  19. Chelsie says: Wow! You sure have an eye for interior design. The floors are gorgeous as well! on 03.25.10 @ 9:57 am

  20. Jen says: Oh my goodness, Alissa! I AM IN LOOOOOVVEE!!!!!! What an amazing transformation, and those cabinets are to die for! You did such an amazing job! I so love the green on your backsplash. Is that beadboard? Cant wait to see what other projects you have up your sleeve! on 03.25.10 @ 11:14 am

  21. Alissa says: Thanks SO much everyone! Jen, yes, I just painted beadboard for the back splash and also put it over the oak wood on the island. =) Super easy when you use a little roller for painting, a few nails and some liquid nail! =) on 03.25.10 @ 1:04 pm

  22. Cheryl says: I vote for green!! on 03.25.10 @ 1:45 pm

  23. Sonya says: Wow is right! Amazing job! The feel is so clean and bright and inviting! I also love the green! on 03.25.10 @ 8:54 pm

  24. Amy says: Beautiful....LOVE the colors! on 03.27.10 @ 10:21 pm

  25. Angie says: OMG!!!! Unbelievable. You did such an amazing job. I love the cabinets and the colors. I would skip the back splash it looks gorgeous the way it is. Thanks for coming last night-it was great to see you! on 04.11.10 @ 8:25 am

{Creating} Sheridan, Wyoming Photographer

So, I’ve always loved all things textured, colorful, unique and different.  I am like a 2-year-old when I walk into a baby store for one thing only: all the delicious blankets with all the stitches, the yarn and the feel of it at your fingertips.  Sounds ridiculous, I know.  Please don’t find me in the yarn department at your local store, or you may have me hauled off!  =)  My best friend has helped me learn how to knit, and so I’m giving my best effort at creating fabric and making some things for my kiddos.  (But, please don’t tell anyone I’m still less than half-way through Jackson’s baby blanket…and we won’t mention how old he is.)  =)  But I think my real love is fabric: I adore it.  For all the same reasons I love yarn, but I love that sewing is so much quicker – I am the kind of gal that needs quick fixes, quick projects and a quick end result because. I’m. impatient.  =)  I love seeing something created from nothing – quickly – and so my goal while I have next month to myself is to make something…anything…maybe even just one thing, as often my ADD kicks into high gear and I end up with 42 projects going all at the same time.

I have an entire binder of patterns of everything from bibs to dresses.  And I’m getting excited to put something together.  What are you creating?

I was also wondering what your favorite fabric lines are??  (You can email if you’d rather not leave a comment.)  I have found the Amy Butler line locally, and also love Sandi Henderson fabrics.  Would love some suggestions!!  =()

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  1. emily says: fun. fun. fun! can i create with you?!?!? i'm trying to finish the little sweater, but no luck, so far ;) i say we get together.... bring your sewing machine and your fabric stash and lets have a whole day just to create! and if need be, we'll go to the fabric store and just feed our addiction to all things pretty :) on 12.20.09 @ 9:48 am

  2. Alissa says: I'm on my way, Em! =) Or we could go play with our cameras!! Maybe we can take the kids down the hill and go explore S's property - I can't wait to take pics there! on 12.20.09 @ 9:55 am

  3. Lindsey says: love the pics of the knitting and sewing. I have so many projects going I can't even remember them all. My spent my first tax return money after college on my first sewing machine. I had bought one at a pawn shop that died after a year. So when I got a real one....I was in heaven. I have been making lots of baby ring sling, dresses, taggie blankets (perfect baby shower gifts), and little stuffed chewy animals for the little one. I love Heather Bailey patterns and fabric- http://www.heatherbaileystore.com/?Click=25 I also love - http://oliverands.com/ . My husband comes home tomorrow so I have one more night alone..just me and the sewing machine!! But have editing to do.. on 12.20.09 @ 8:25 pm

  4. anya says: beautiful yarn colors!!! is that jackson's blanket? on 12.20.09 @ 9:39 pm

  5. Heather Maslowski says: I have just recently fell in love w/ Amy Butler, and have been ordering online. WHERE locally can I find her fabric???! So excited at the the very thought! on 01.13.10 @ 9:48 pm