Thursday, February 26, 2009

{Photography Is Fun Workshop II} March 28th 9am -12pm Diana Simpson Photography

I am so excited to announce the second Photography Is Fun workshop for this year. It will be Saturday March 28th 9 am- 12 pm. Lunch will be provided. We had so much fun at the last workshop and I got a lot of positive feedback from those who came. Here are a couple...

Diana, great class tonight. We really enjoyed it and I can't ait for some time to practice with our favorite baby model.
-Trey Commander

I loved the class on Monday night. You are a great presenter and covered so much in a short time. I loved that you had the folder with the handouts and having the examples on the computer screen was very helpful. I knew nothing about our camera until Monday! I also enjoyed the fellowship and thought it was just a fun evening. I spent today going over all my notes and typing them in a more organized way to share with my husband. I wish he had been able to come. He would have enjoyed it. Please let me know if you have another class.
Thanks for all the great info!

Thank you for the class.. I really learned a lot! Actually went to Wolf Camera today and got a flash for my camera.. can’t wait to try it out.. ;)
-Heather M. Hatfield

Hi Diana!
I thought the class was very informational...I really learned a lot! See you soon!

This class is targeted for individuals who have a dslr camera. It is not manditory but we will be covering the settings on your camera and how to best use the features on a slr camera. I will be covering photography basics such as lighting and composition and showing you that photography is FUN! A lunch will be provided and we will also have a live mini shoot near the end of our time. Please email me if you have any questions and I look forward to meeting you soon!

Download Workshop Form HERE

Click below to pay online or Mail your check and form to 8513 West Crabtree Rd. Hixson, TN 37343

Workshop Fee

Here are some photographs taken by students from our first class:

Monday, February 23, 2009

{A Simpson Saturday} Diana Simpson Photography

I have not posted any pictures of my own kids lately. I love my children they are crazy, beautiful, funny, silly and LOUD! Last Saturday was like most Saturdays lot's of fun and busy. The 3 older kids and I went to a birthday party downtown and they got to ride on the carousel at least 5 times each. Then we meet daddy and satchel at the soddy park to enjoy the great weather we were having. Here are a couple photos I got while we were out.

And go have some fun with your kids today!

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

{Happy Birthday Caden} Chattanooga Baby Photographer - Diana Simpson Photography

Tuesday night I drove to Ringgold, Ga to the Strickland home. There I was met by the most handsome, newly turned 1 little man, Caden. Caden has these huge blue eyes and has the most loving parents any child could ever hope for. We had lots of fun playing in his beautiful blue room then playing with some of his new toys. He did great eating his birthday cake which my favorite part was when he wiped the icing off his foot and crammed it into his mouth! Then we finished the session with a bath. I'm sure it was a pretty exhausting afternoon for the little guy! But I love the photographs we got of him and the connection and love you feel from the photographs with his parents. Below are some of my favorites. 

{Giving is Awesome} Free Chattanooga Family Photography Session from Diana Simpson Photgoraphy

After reading all of the email nominations sent in we have picked the winner for the $1,000 free family session. The winners are Jonathan & Wendy Ransom and their family.

Here is the winning nomination from their friend Tiffany.

Hey Diana,
I just got on your blog and saw your give-away and I have the perfect family (at least I think so!) Our friends Jonathan and Wendy Ransom have been on a hard journey over the past three years. Their daughter Emily was diagnosed in October 2005 with Stage 4 Neuroblastoma, which is a cancer with only a 30% survival rate, Emily was only 2 at diagnosis. They spent an intense 4 months getting treatment, harvesting her stem cells, and having several surgeries. On February 20, 2006, Emily went into surgery to remove the tumor and died during it. Of course her family had total faith that they would be taking her home later that week, but obviously God had a different plan. Later that year Jonathan and Wendy started a foundation called Emily's Power for a Cure, the purpose of their foundation is to help fund research in an effort to find a cure for Neuroblastoma, and also to help families in the Chattanooga area who have children fighting this disease. Last year they gave TC Thompson $300,000 to buy a pediatric CT Scanner so that children who need CT scans in the future will be able to get them in a pediatric enviornment with people who are trained to deal specifically with kids. I have watched them through this journey and have jumped in to help fight this fight. Yet, they have been through more since then. Last March, Wendy's only sister was murdered in Knoxville, it was hard to see them have to endure another tragedy, and is still hard to watch as this will be a long process they have to go through as it goes to trial within the next year. Throughout all of this I have seen a loving family who gives of themselves to others because of what they have been through and use their time and talent to help raise money and fight a disease that took their daughter. On December 21, they had their fourth child, another little girl that they named Molly, and what a great gift it would be to have one of your sessions, she loved the session you did for us!! This is definitely a deserving family who has been through what I can only imagine is the worst thing possible and are using it to help others. If you want to check out their story you can go to and enter emilyransom (no space in between) where their whole journey has been recorded. I could probably tell you a ton more stuff but this is the "bottom line" of the story, if you need me to tell you more to "sway" you, I would be glad to!! :) I tried to find a picture on my computer but I can't, so you should look at the site because there are several pics on there. So I'm cheering for you to pick them, they totally, totally deserve it!!!! I can't wait for the 10th to see our pics, I love them!!!

I am so excited to meet this family! CONGRATULATIONS! Diana

Sunday, February 08, 2009

{Baby Lyla - Birthday Session} Chattanooga Toddler Photographer - Diana Simpson Photography

Saturday afternoon I went to baby Lyla's 1st birthday party. I can't believe how fast this year has flown by it seems like just yesterday I was at her newborn session. She has the most amazing blue eyes and her big sister is simply gorgeous! I look forward to capturing her 2nd year and watching as she grows and changes!

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Friday, February 06, 2009

{Adoption Day} Chattanooga Family Photographer - Diana Simpson Photography

Thursday was a really big day for my dear friends the Scott family. They have now officially adopted their son Jonathan! It was a great privilege for me to be there with them and get to capture for their family in other states this big day in their families life. For some reason blogger is not letting me upload all of the photographs so you will have to click on the slideshow to see all of them.

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Monday, February 02, 2009

{Baby Ethan 1 year} Chattanooga Family Photographer - Diana Simpson Photography

Friday morning I got to spend a little time with my pastor and his family. They are so dear to me and I have loved being able to capture this first year of Ethan's life. Here are a couple of my favorites from their session.

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