Thursday, February 6, 2014


I guess the cat can come out of the bag…time to spill the beans…I've been wanting to share BIG NEWS for Marcia Todd Photography!   Here's a hint.

You guessed it, my very own STUDIO SPACE!!  A place to take pictures all year round despite the weather and time of year, and yes, I'm still doing on-location sessions.  Construction is starting in next couple of weeks.  I can hardly describe how blessed I feel, God is my awesome provider and I'm constantly thanking Him for all of this.  It's a wonderful dream come true.

So stay tuned - I'll be posting progress and information about an Open House just before the summer break.  EEEK!!  

PS- if you don't follow me on Instagram, you might wanna start.  The majority of the progress pics will most likely be on there.  You can find me by searching for "mtoddphoto" 

Monday, January 27, 2014

Ret {a belated birthday post}

My boy, Ret, deserved a little attention on the blog today.  We celebrated his 10th birthday back in December.  Double digits…it's a big deal.  I noticed he was extra cute yesterday for church.  I love blue on him, it really makes his eyes pop.  (his dad and I have brown eyes, the blue eyes still have us puzzled)  Before he changed into his basketball pants and tshirt, I asked him to walk outside with me for a few shots and to my surprise, he didn't huff-n-puff and hang his head, he was up for it!  Let's do this.
When I think of Ret, several things come to mind. I'll share.

  • Great sense of humor.  When Ret gets going, he's so corny, so goofy, SO funny.  You can't resist laughing.
  • Athletic.  He dribbles the ball, he can throw a spiral, but really loves his game of baseball.  His position is catcher. 
  • Smart.  Although, he doesn't LOVE school, his academics do not suffer.  Report cards came out Friday and he had all A's.  Ret has been known to have a B on his report card - I don't sweat it.
  • Heart of gold.  Ret is my most-sensitive child.  He will tear up if you raise your voice at him.  He gives in to his older sister more than she deserves.  And if I am crying, he's crying.
  • Nail biter & Knuckle popper.  I hate to admit it, but he has a bad habit of biting his nails.  It's a pet peeve of mine and I'm constantly reminding him to get his fingers out of his mouth.  Gross.  Ret also has a nervous habit of popping his knuckles.  He does it ALL THE TIME. (see below - I didn't ask him to pop his knuckles, he does it involuntarily)

  • The gene pool runs deep.  Ret has moles.  Sorry son, you get that from my side of the family.  Thing is, I rarely pay attention to his and I refuse to edit them away.  I love the way God has placed them on his lips and around his mouth. 
  • Sleep addict.  He can sleep until 12 noon if I let him.  Always been that way - I don't get it.
  • Curious.  or as I like to call it, NOSEY.  I keep telling him if he continues the bad habit of staring at people, he's gonna start hearing "whatcha staring at?" a. lot.  And I really think he thrives on telling me what someone else is doing i.e. "she's on her phone and you told her to put her phone away", "she's eating candy and you're cooking dinner"
I could go on and on about his habits and personality.  I'm sure some of you parents can relate ;-)  I love that little man more than I can possibly explain.  So humbled by God's gift of him to me.

 His $12 after-Christmas purchase made a great prop!  Gonna use this idea again.
 PS  - 11 minutes was all I needed (and all he wanted to be in front of the camera)  I'll take it.  I love the images and looking forward to the opportunity again when it gets warmer and he has a little more color in his cute little face.  
All the images from this spontaneous mini-session are posted on my website.  You can click HERE to see them.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Let's Get up to Speed {Children, Families, Seniors, Newborns}

Blogging hasn't been something I've partaken in lately.  Once I post a peek on Facebook and Instagram, it seems kinda pointless, but I guess there are folks out there who like to read the blog posts too.  Sooo here's a few sessions that haven't been blogged, but deserve to be.

Miss Macy came to see me for pics again.  She was froo-froo in her tutu.

Got to spend a little time with some of my dear friends.  This wasn't the first time in front of my camera either.

I've been lucky enough to see these little girls on a yearly basis.  They are so cute and I love watching them play!

Another family that I love to photograph just because they're special people to me - and mom always has the greatest ideas for her girls.  Emery's birthday party had a circus theme so she came prepared.

Met some new folks thanks to the wide world web.  Hope to keep seeing them from time to time.  This little guy was adorbs!

I spent 2 days taking pics for a daycare last month - close to 100 kids…it was a success!

The Bowen family are pretty awesome (even though they choose to wear garnett and black).  My home/studio doesn't disappoint me when it comes to location especially this time of year.

Another family session in the books for the Greene family.  Looking back at my data files, I have been entrusted with Emma Kate's 6 mo., 1 yr., 18mo., 2 yr and now 3 yr. photos.  That makes me smile.  Big.

Had another gorgeous senior come visit me at the home/studio.  Ashlyn - CHS

and just wrapped up this little angel's gallery.  Baby E was 7 days old and just a dream to shoot.  I'm not holding it against her that she peed on just about every backdrop I had and on me - it's all part of the job!  

And I still have 5 sessions to edit!   It's the most wonderful & busiest time of the year…..Praise the Lord!