Brand New

Welcome to my new blog. Finally! Thanks for your patience. I was supposed to launch yesterday, but there was a slight delay due to an uncontrollable circumstance. That’s the way it goes. Anyway, what do you think? Notice the lovely new logo at the top. I am in love with my new logo! It was created by the fantastic Leslie Vega. Well, a new logo and a new blog call for a celebration. I’ve been promising prizes, so here they are:


I love these earrings. They are from the Candy’s Art store on Etsy. Check out her other fabulous and affordable jewelry.



Super cute onesies and kid’s clothing from Yellow Button on Etsy. The winner gets to choose any item under $20. Some of the shirts can even be customized with the initial of your little cutie. 


treeUmm, someone is winning this because I’ve been wanting one for a long time. So I will be ordering 2 of these adorable jewelry trees from Urban Outfitters. One for you and one for me ;) Such a cute way to store some of your favorite jewelry on your dresser.


kidsIf you are the winner of prize #4, I’ll be coming to photograph your newborn, kiddo or family. Your choice! Any portrait session you desire. It’s on me. (A $125 value!)



Getting married, recently married, or not-so-recently married? Well, break out the wedding attire for a creative Lovebird session with your significant other. Location of your choice. (In Central Florida, of course) If your wedding hasn’t happened yet, we can schedule the session for after your wedding date. (These sessions usually cost $200 to add on to my wedding packages. You can win this prize whether your wedding is booked with me or not.)



So, now you’re probably wondering how you can win one of these prizes. It’s very easy. The grand prize winner gets to choose which of the 5 prizes he/she wants to claim. The remaining 4 prizes will be given out randomly to the rest of the people entered. Heidi Mitchell Photography is all about love. Engagements, weddings, newborns, families. So to enter:

1. Leave some blog love (i.e. a comment in the alloted space below).

2. Make sure you type a valid email address when it asks you so I can get a hold of you.

3. Make your blog love comment related to love. This can be a line from a song, poem, movie, book, or just something you heard or made up. It can be serious, hilarious or something in between. It can be short and sweet (a one-liner) or it can be longer. Whichever commenter grabs my attention the most by making me laugh/cry/ponder the hardest, will be declared the winner. This person will choose which of the 5 prizes they want.

4. If you didn’t win the grand prize, your name will still be put in the virtual “hat” to be considered for one of the other prizes.

5. Make sure you leave your comment by Monday, June 29 @ 11:59 pm. The winners will be announced on Tuesday, June 30.


Happy Commenting. Hope you like the new blog as much as I do!




Monique - Okay, I love the site. I am always peeking on your site anyways to see what you’ve done next. You inspire me bigtime.
Love the idea of the contest, and since I have been waiting til I can afford you to come out, I am going for it ;)
Here is a quote I like…
“You know it’s love when you want to keep holding hands even after you’re sweaty.” – AnonomousJune 30, 2009 – 12:56 am

Michelle - I’ve been trying to think of a clever, funny story to write…but decided instead to tell of the “small” moments in life that mean the most. I treasure the snuck-in kisses with my husband in the kitchen when the kids aren’t looking; the times that I am hugging their daddy and a little one wiggles in between to break us apart. I love when my baby boy takes my face in his hands and kisses my nose. I love when I can hear the contagious laughter of three tiny voices telling each other secrets. I love when my husband calls home from work just to say “I love you.” I love feeling each baby move inside me, and then meeting them for the first time as they come into the world. It is the little moments as well as the big moments that make love special and create the best memories. I thank God every day for my family, and am so grateful for His greatest expression of love shown for us on the cross.June 29, 2009 – 10:22 pm

Lynsey Hargraves - so I’m not into the lovey, gushy, kind of stuff, (if you weren’t able to tell by now), so I decided I would share my thoughts about love and your new website in a brief poem:
I love your new logo,
I love your new blog,
I love my husband and son,
I sometimes love my dog.
I think your work is great,
I’d hire you anyday,
I’m not one to talk about love,
So that is all I’m going to say.June 29, 2009 – 9:37 pm

Meagan Sullivan - One of my favorite all time love quotes… I love you, not only for what you are, But for what I am when I am with you.”June 29, 2009 – 7:22 pm

Meagan Sullivan - Wow Heidi! I am really starting to fall in love with your work. I can’t wait to meet you and see even more of your albums! Looking at all this beautiful photography is making me so… excited for my big day, hopefully I will be lucky enough to have you there!June 29, 2009 – 7:09 pm

Kimberly Wise - Hi Heidi! I love the new blog. Thank you again for being a part of our wedding day! The photos are amazing; each one of them really captured a moment of our day. We are having a blast going through them all and reliving it.
I really like that song: “What the world needs now is love, sweet love, It’s the only thing that there’s just too little of..” Such a great song and an inspiration to love others!June 29, 2009 – 1:12 am

Ashley Powell - I love your new logo, Heidi! I’m still recommending you to everyone I know who needs a good photographer. What can I say? I’m a fan! ;) Here’s my bit about love – it’s from a memoir I read called “Come Back.”

“We live by two things – love and fear. Every choice, every thought, every action, stems from one of these, and when your time comes, when you reach out – if you reach out – it’s love that will save you. Love will get you through everything.”June 28, 2009 – 10:34 pm

brianna snell - Hey Heidi! I love your new blog. It’s pretty!! :]
You did an awesome job on my senior pictures & invitations. I got lots of compliments on them. Thanks so much!! My family and I will hopefully be calling soon for a family session.

My boyfriend told me about this Sting song, and I’m going to use lyrics from it for my love reference…

“Love is stronger than justice
Love is thicker than blood
Love is stronger than justice
Love is a big fat river in flood”

-Love Is Stronger Than Justice by Sting

:]June 28, 2009 – 9:44 pm

Shelley Gagne - Hi Heidi! I am so glad that Caimbrin introduced us and it was a pleasure to meet you. Your work is really good and I am definitely interested in it. As far as a love quote goes, I have several favorites….here is one of them: “The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.” Good luck with everything and your site is awesome!June 28, 2009 – 4:58 pm

christina hatch knowles - all these pictures on u’r website r so amazing u did a wounderful job. Hopefully when I get some money up I’ll be calling u for my family pictures, in which I have not yet gotten a family pic. with my new husband, not even wedding pic’s. U keep up the great work work.June 25, 2009 – 3:32 am

Caimbrin - Wow!! The new site is awesome! I love it. I can’t wait to see all the cute photo’s the best photographer in FL puts up.June 25, 2009 – 3:12 am

Kylie - “love; life’s single greatest risk.
life’s single greatest reward. love captures
your heart in a second and holds it for eternity.”June 25, 2009 – 2:11 am

Alicia Candelora - Loving the new blog! you go girl…!!!

Here is my ALL TIME favorite love quote:

“If a November night could talk, it would probably boast it invented romance.”

…simply because I LOVe the month of November. Something about the crisp breeze on a November night, the anticipation of Christmas and a New Year…and it seems to be the month i am most inclined to fall in love! I love November!June 24, 2009 – 11:59 pm

Barbra-Sue Nelson - I love your photography Heidi…. can’t wait to work with you! Your new logo is fantastic!
As for my quote… I love this one.
“In dreams and in love there are no impossibilities.”
Janos ArnayJune 24, 2009 – 2:30 am

Stephanie E. - Hey Heidi, I just wanted to tell you that I love your website and your new blog — Everything looks awesome! You have an amazing talent. As far as a love quote, I love this Beatles song, ‘Do you want to know a Secret’ —
“Listen, do you want to know a secret,
Do you promise not to tell, woh, woh, woh,
Closer, let me whisper in your ear,
Say the words you long to hear,
I’m in love with you” haha!June 23, 2009 – 11:41 pm

Ashley McCormick Photography - Hooray! I love the new blog, it looks awesome :) Even though I don’t need to win anything (obviously) here is my favorite little quote about love/relationships: “Sexiness wears thin after a while, and beauty fades, but to be married to a man who makes you laugh every day, ah, now that’s a real treat” – Joanne WoodwardJune 23, 2009 – 8:01 pm

Janice Barham - Heidi – LOVE the new blog & logo!!

Okay here is my tidbit about love – When my husband and I met he was singing karaoke at a restaurant in The Villages. As we dated, we would go there frequently for him to sing and his favorite songs were love songs. He also loved to walk around the room, and sing to the older women, who just LOVED that he would sing to them.

But he saved a very special song for the day that we got married. We had always said that we would finish our reception and then pop into this restaurant in all of our wedding attire to surprise the regulars. When he went up to sing, he picked a song I wasn’t familiar with. It was Kenny Chesney’s “Me And You.” It is a very simple song. There are not many words to it at all. But it is full of emotion and shows the depth of love that my husband had on that day, and every day since. I still cry every time I hear it.

To finish the story from our wedding day, when he went up to sing the song… and “The Villagers” realized that he was finally singing one to me, rather than to all of the older ladies… they made me go up on stage with him so he could serenade me. It was very sweet and touching, and a memory I will cherish always.

What I have learned most in all of my lessons of love, is best summed up by this quote – Immature love says “I love you because I need you.” Mature love says “I need you because I love you.” (Erich Fromm)June 23, 2009 – 7:42 pm

Audrey - Yay! Love the new blog! I’ve been patiently awaiting it’s arrival. :) This may be cheesy, but it’s my favorite line from my favorite movie, When Harry met Sally. It’s a great explaination of true love. :)

“I love that you get cold when it’s 71 degrees out. I love that it takes you an hour and a half to order a sandwich. I love that you get a little crinkle above your nose when you’re looking at me like I’m nuts. I love that after I spend the day with you, I can still smell your perfume on my clothes. And I love that you are the last person I want to talk to before I go to sleep at night. And it’s not because I’m lonely, and it’s not because it’s New Year’s Eve. I came here tonight because when you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible.”June 23, 2009 – 5:32 pm

Adeline - I love the new website as well :)
There’s a funny thing about love. It makes you laugh and it makes you cry. It makes you think about how you’d want to share it with the rest of the world and how much you want to show the world how much your love means to you. Love comes in so many different shapes and/or forms. It comes in the form of a child latching on to his mother, the love between two people that will never be able to shatter, or bend and chip but always mended; hurt but not broken. It can be funny and witty and charming. It can be brutal and honest, raw and emotional. The love you give is an image of who you are and how you’re willing to share it shows wealth that has no monetary value.

After four years of emotional hardships and layers of wall brought up, right before my eyes every guard I had put up was broken down. That’s the very moment my now fiancé, my best friend walked into my life. It’s the moment I opened up my heart. It’s the moment I won’t ever forget because just like his love has changed me, my love for him has done wonders for him. We’ve laughed together, we’ve cried together and we’ve had our stubborn moments. Although flawed, our love is immaculate, undecipherable, and impenetrable. It is quiet and shy; reserved, if you will. It is boisterous and fun. It is something to be shared with the world.
Never be afraid, only curious and brave. Your love is stronger than you think.

Thank you, :)June 23, 2009 – 5:30 pm

Annette - What a great new look. I am excited for you. It really reflects your personality.June 23, 2009 – 5:14 pm

Kylie - I LOVE your new logo! Love the colors and the way it looks!

Will come back to do the contest!June 23, 2009 – 4:19 pm