Monday, March 16, 2009

New blog :: Please update your links!

We've moved, please visit the new blog :: Orlando Wedding Photographer Lori Barbely
I won't be posting here any more and all the old posts are imported over there, so please go check it out (it's shiny, I promise!)

Thursday, March 12, 2009

A shameless plea for votes!

I've entered a contest with a great prize - the winner gets $50,000 to document their dream photography assignment. Please read my entry by clicking the link below and - if you're so inclined - vote for me! Thanks! :)

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Fun, fun, fun, 'till somebody takes my computer away!

I'm brewing up some AWESOME changes here at the ol' blog. But you'll have to wait just a leetle bit longer until all the kinks are worked out. I'm such a tease, aren't I?

Monday, March 9, 2009


Did some portraits of the lovely Laura Saturday. The light was beautiful and we had so much fun wandering around the park. More to come!

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Wow, March. The first two months of 2009 have just blown by. It's always an odd time of year for me. Shooting slows down and the not-so-fun work that comes with running your own business picks up. The big T-word, taxes, occupies a ton of my time. But aside from that not-so-fun stuff, these early months of the year give me someone wonderful time to reflect on the past year and plan for the upcoming year.

I've met and talked with some wonderful new clients in the past few weeks - booking weddings, maternity photos, newborn portrait sessions, and even boudoir sessions - and without fail, each client has either directly or indirectly mentioned the emotion captured in my photos. And that, my friends, makes me happy.

My philosophy on photography has always been to capture moments, maybe those that you didn't even see happen, during the hustle and bustle of your wedding day or the joyful emotion of a pregnancy. Being part of my client's lives, becoming their friends - that's what makes this possible. Not only possible, but wonderfully enjoyable.

2009 is shaping up to be an amazing ride filled with old friends and new. Stay tuned and join us, won't you?

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Souvenirs from Down Under

I can't believe I never blogged my favorite souvenir from Australia - a kangaroo scrotum coin pouch! Yup, it's real. Kangaroo meat is common in Australia, so why let other, erm, parts, go to waste? Supposedly the pouch is good luck (though not so much for the 'roo!) and those that possess one are assured long life and happiness.