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Sugar, Spice, and Everything Nice!

The recipe that good little girls are made of : sugar, spice and everything nice rings true for this little girl. In this next series of images you will see this little girl’s personality shine through. I’m thinking that she has just a dash a spunk added with the spice.

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Isn’t she so adorable? Thank you Sarah for allowing me to share these images with the world.

I am starting to book for Fall Family Mini Sessions to take place in October during peak season. Sessions are limited so book today, There is a 20% Session Discount for those who book by September 5th.

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Have a wonderful day and be blessed. Thanks for stopping by the blog!

Michelline

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Welcome home, Keziah!

Happy Wednesday  everyone!

Words cannot describe how grateful I am to be a mother. After going through a really tough 2013, being told that I may never have children among other serious challenges, I can say that I am a proud mommy in 2015 and my health is doing great! What an awesome God we serve! What an amazing time to live in with so much technology and medical breakthroughs.

Today’s blog post features a subject near and dear to my heart. After five weeks of being in the Neonatal intensive care unit we were finally able to bring our daughter Keziah home. What a blessing she is! I had been wanting to take great photos of her for such a long time but I wanted to wait for her to be out of the hospital and unplugged from all the monitors. The staff at UVA were amazing. Each nurse and doctor that cared for her were attentive, warm, and compassionate. It was quite a journey getting her home but she made it by the grace of God. Thank you to all of our friends and family who have been so supportive of my husband and I throughout the pregnancy and arrival of our daughter. We definitely couldn’t have accomplished much without your prayers, love and support.

Please enjoy the photos and feel free to leave a message. I promise to read them to her once she awakes from her nap.

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Isn’t she adorable?!?!? !But,  I could be biased…

Many Blessings,

Michelline

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Paris summer night

Michelline N. Hall | Seven20 Photography:

Hello All!
I came across this fellow bloggers post and thought the photos were wonderful and captured with sensitivity and beauty everyday life in Paris. Enjoy!

Originally posted on Hadorable:

Paris summer night is when the sun still shines and covers every corners of the city with its honey light, when everyone heads outdoors to celebrate the long days by many different ways.

You love the crowd and friends gathering? Canal St.Martin is a popular place to be! Bring along some snacks, cool drinks and gather by the bank, have dinner in trendy restaurants and bars or simply take a stroll through art streets and see cool people pass by with a twist…

Or you prefer a place to relax and recharge batteries after a long busy day,  the Ile St.Louis offers a peaceful timeless atmosphere with great street music performances, best artisanal ice-cream and amazing view down to Seine river…

This is how I ended up my summer night….

Paris je t’aime

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Estate Jewelry at Bowen

This blog post officially ends my blog hiatus and features beautiful Estate jewelry from Bowen Jewelry Company located on Main Street in Lynchburg VA. Bowen hosts an estate show every year in the fall and features many beautiful, one of a kind pieces from a range of time periods.

The thing I love about estate jewelry is that each of the items are like a person. They have a history and unique characteristics that give them personality. Some jewels have belonged to famous people, other gems have been cut and forged by legendary jewelry makers. Most of them are older than the people who will get to own them next. All of them are stunning.
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Be sure to check out these pieces and many other gems this October at the Estate Show.

http://bowenjewelry.com/

Thanks for checking out the blog! If you like, leave me a message or share an experience you’ve had with jewelry.

Enjoy your day,

Michelline

The Links Luncheon

The Links, Incorporated founded in 1946, is one of the oldest and largest volunteer service organizations of women who are committed to enriching, sustaining and ensuring the culture and economic survival of African Americans and other persons of African ancestry. The outstanding programming of The Links, Incorporated has five facets which include National Trends and Services, The Arts, Services to Youth, International Trends and Services and Health and Human Services.

These photos are from an induction ceremony and business luncheon of the local Lynchburg VA chapter of The Links.
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I was  blessed as a young lady to participate in STEP with Links when I attended Linkhorne Middle School. I vividly remember taking field trips to state colleges,  receiving tutoring on homework, learning how the stock market worked by using a game we would participate in week to week for our mock companies, and so much more. I personally can attest to the great work these women do in the community by exposing youth to cultural and educational opportunities that they may have never  been exposed to without the dedication of the Links.

Have a wonderful Day!

-Michelline

Beauty for Ashes

Happy Friday!
Today’s blog post features photographs of  dancers from the Beauty for Ashes Contemporary School of Dance in Hampton, Virginia. This dance school is directed by professional dancer and choreographer David Riddick who is my friend and fellow alumni of Virginia Intermont College. He is using the arts to impact the lives of children and young adults in his riverfront studio in the heart of downtown. These images are taken from  warm ups and performances on May 16 & 17. Enjoy!

Beauty for Ashes Contemporary School of Dance - Photographed by Michelline Hall - May 2014

Beauty for Ashes Contemporary School of Dance - Photographed by Michelline Hall - May 2014

Beauty for Ashes Contemporary School of Dance - Photographed by Michelline Hall - May 2014

Beauty for Ashes Contemporary School of Dance - Photographed by Michelline Hall - May 2014

Beauty for Ashes Contemporary School of Dance - Photographed by Michelline Hall - May 2014

Beauty for Ashes Contemporary School of Dance - Photographed by Michelline Hall - May 2014

Beauty for Ashes Contemporary School of Dance - Photographed by Michelline Hall - May 2014

Beauty for Ashes Contemporary School of Dance - Photographed by Michelline Hall - May 2014

Beauty for Ashes Contemporary School of Dance - Photographed by Michelline Hall - May 2014

 

Have a great weekend everyone!
<3 Michelline

 

 

Pretty Pin Up!

Today’s post features Pin Up style photography. I love the pin up paintings from the 1940’s-60’s! Seeing these beautiful bombshell women “happily failing” at every day tasks always made me crack up with laughter. In this series of of images model Tina Louise is our wonderful pin up maiden!

Make up: Tina Louise
Hair Stylist:  Janette Doering Lacy 

Enjoy the photos:

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Pin Up Photography of Tina Louise by Michelline Hall 2014

Pin Up Photography of Tina Louise by Michelline Hall 2014

Pin Up Photography of Tina Louise by Michelline Hall 2014

Pin Up Photography of Tina Louise by Michelline Hall 2014

Pin Up Photography of Tina Louise by Michelline Hall 2014

Pin Up Photography of Tina Louise by Michelline Hall 2014

 

I loved the polka dots and sass!
Until Next time,

-Michelline

Present-Day Vintage – Featuring Randi Lee

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This Tuesday’s post features model Randi Lee! We photographed at some very classic places in Lynchburg in the beginning of May. I met Randi’s mom, Barbara at Nina’s Bridal & Formal Wear owned by Marcia Turner on Wards Rd.  We brainstormed on what would be a different look for her daughter’s photo shoot. Then I saw a snapshot of Randi in a very classic 1930’s hair style. That’s when the epiphany washed over me and I could see myself taking a classic photographic approach in a vintage shoot using modern formal attire. If you enjoy these photos half as much as I enjoyed taking them then I know your day will be brighter. Randi is a fun loving and laid back young woman. You will see her timeless spirit shine through the images. You can check out her Model Page on Facebook.

Model: Randi Lee
Hair & Make Up –  Make Up by Ashely
Dresses & Accessories – Nina’s Bridal & Formal Wear
Enjoy the Photos:

 

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Randi Lee Classic Vintage Spring Fashion- Photographed by Michelline Hall May 2014

Randi Lee Classic Vintage Spring Fashion- Photographed by Michelline Hall May 2014

Randi Lee Classic Vintage Spring Fashion- Photographed by Michelline Hall May 2014

Randi Lee Classic Vintage Spring Fashion- Photographed by Michelline Hall May 2014

It’s been a crazy busy spring for me already! Keep me in your prayers. I will be traveling a little bit this month so look forward to some destination photography! Thank you to all of you who have been following my blog since October. It has been quite a journey, and I’ve got more road to travel so I hope you can stick with me.
Peace & Love,

Michelline

 

 

 

Bowen Bridal Jewelry

Happy Friday everyone,
This post is an update to an ongoing project I am working on at Bowen Jewelry Company. This next group of images focus on select rings from the wedding and engagement section of the store. I had a blast photographing! Special thanks to Kim for allowing me absolute freedom to  “do my thing” and to Taylor for being an awesome photo assistant/diamond light holder :)

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Bowen Bridal & Engagement  Rings. May 2014 - Michelline Hall

Bowen Bridal & Engagement  Rings. May 2014 - Michelline Hall

Bowen Bridal & Engagement  Rings. May 2014 - Michelline Hall

Bowen Bridal & Engagement  Rings. May 2014 - Michelline Hall

Bowen Bridal & Engagement  Rings. May 2014 - Michelline Hall

Bowen Bridal & Engagement  Rings. May 2014 - Michelline Hall

Bowen Bridal & Engagement  Rings. May 2014 - Michelline Hall

Bowen Bridal & Engagement  Rings. May 2014 - Michelline Hall

V is for Victory

Treney Tweedy City Council Election Watch Party. May 6 2014 Downtown Lynchburg VA. Photography by Michelline Hall I typically don’t do back to back blog posts but I would be insane not to share these photos today! Today’s blog post features images from the Treney Tweedy watch party that was held downtown at the Ballroom [9th & Main Street, downtown Lynchburg]. Treney Tweedy is the first African American woman to run for City Council in the history of Lynchburg. Being at the watch party was a new experience and so stressful! It is intense waiting for the various precincts to call in their results, and awaiting the main office call you with updates. Talk about being ready to have a heart attack and I’m just the photographer!!! Treney Tweedy City Council Election Watch Party. May 6 2014 Downtown Lynchburg VA. Photography by Michelline Hall

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Treney Tweedy City Council Election Watch Party. May 6 2014 Downtown Lynchburg VA. Photography by Michelline Hall

Treney Tweedy City Council Election Watch Party. May 6 2014 Downtown Lynchburg VA. Photography by Michelline Hall

Treney Tweedy City Council Election Watch Party. May 6 2014 Downtown Lynchburg VA. Photography by Michelline Hall

Treney Tweedy City Council Election Watch Party. May 6 2014 Downtown Lynchburg VA. Photography by Michelline Hall

Treney Tweedy City Council Election Watch Party. May 6 2014 Downtown Lynchburg VA. Photography by Michelline Hall

Treney Tweedy City Council Election Watch Party. May 6 2014 Downtown Lynchburg VA. Photography by Michelline Hall Congratulations to Treney, good luck on council!
Until next time,

Michelline