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    I am a Natural Light Photographer in Winston-Salem, North Carolina! Stay tuned and check back often for glances of recent sessions and info. on my Photography Workshops! But before photography I am a Wife and Stay At Home Mom to two Precious Children that keep me Extra Busy!

Staying Calm for your photography session…Having Fun instead of Stressing out! ~ Winston-Salem, NC Family Photographer~Emily Elrod Photography

Last night on Facebook, I posted of how parents can help with the session flow! As I edit a few busy weeks of pictures, I can totally see the difference in how my sessions go! I know it’s stressful to get pictures taken! You pay money for this session, stress over what to wear, how to get your kids to nap before the session and then be on their best behavior for the session! At the last minute, NO ONE NAPS, they spill Milk on their outfit and fall and get a black eye! I get it! Having a 4 & 6 Year old let me tell you how I understand, it’s stressful! But want I really want you to know about me is, I get it because I have been there! I stress over my kids and how they will act all of the time! I am used to it daily with mine! So I am patient at sessions and it really helps if you are patient! Just let them be themselves, don’t worry if they get up and down a couple times or don’t have the perfect smile you envisioned. Let them be them in that moment! It will all work itself out! When you are calm, they will eventually be calm! When you are on them constantly for not acting like what some adults can’t even act like,  it stresses them out! No one really loves to take pictures (well except 6,7, & 8 year old little girls :-). I rarely have a session end where I feel I didn’t get a shot that works or that I love except…..when parents stress out, yell or fuss constantly or worry that every shot will not work. I am not saying that it always goes perfect and that you may not have to have a little talk….just saying to be calm and know that every session pretty much goes the same way and no kid sits and smiles perfectly the entire session!

Below is a recent session……where their parents did just that.

Photography Workshop- Jan. 26 2014 – Winston-Salem – Emily Elrod Photography

I wish I had more time to teach workshops! I truly to like to share with others my passion!

Below are a few pics of what the work shop looks like, along with a few reviews .

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“I still look at the notes from your class when trying different things with my camera. Your class was well-thought out and your approach was easy to understand. It is clear you have a good understanding of what it takes to capture a good photo. And the class walked me through some of the basic elements to help me better understand manual mode on my caemra and take better photos. Well worth my time and effort.” ~Rae Bush


“Your workshop was really great. I expected to be in a conference room, not someone’s home and I think that made it feel inviting. I think being in a comfortable situation made learning something that I wasn’t so comfortable with, comfortable. Does that make sense?! You were very knowledgeable and made it seem easy. I left thinking I can do this, which is not how I came into theworkshop. I liked the slide show presentation and handouts – very helpful!  I would definitely take another workshop with you again.”
 Thanks again,
Here are a few of the slides
I will show you how to take the bottom picture, and take pictures like the top!
Camera in Auto vs. Manual
After the workshop, I love for participants to send me pictures that they go home and capture!
Take a look at what Ginni Baker was able to capture!

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Garcia Family: Emily Elrod Photography- Winston Salem Family Photographer

Love this sweet Family! Unfortunately they moved away but for the last two years they have been able to make a special trip back to visit friends and I am so Thankful we have been able to meet up!

Makes me want to dig up some of the first pictures I took of them!

Until then …..enjoy these pics from Christmas!


Reichert Family -Winston-Salem Family Photographer – Emily Elrod

Love doing extended family session and especially this session since it just happens to be one of my sons best friends!

Valentine Mini Sessions: Emily Elrod Photography – Winston-Salem, North Carolina


Currently Booking Valentine Sessions By Appointment during the weekdays.

Also, First Weekend Date is Jan. 25th.

10:30,11:00,11;30,12:00,12:30 & 1

Will open more spots as needed

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Enter to Win a Free Valentine Mini Session

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Winner will be Choses on 1/20 (even if you book a session in advance, You will are still eligible to win)

Rae Bush - January 14, 2014 - 9:13 pm

SHared! Hope you fill this session and then some!

Jordan Wiggins - January 14, 2014 - 9:26 pm

Shared! 2 cute <3

Stephanie A. - January 14, 2014 - 11:58 pm

Liked already; shared – now crossing my fingers :)

Beth guest - January 15, 2014 - 12:46 am

Shared & liked!

Kathleen Barry - January 15, 2014 - 2:33 am

Shared! These are too cute…would love to win a session! :)

Dana Shetzler - January 15, 2014 - 3:26 am


Dana Shetzler - January 15, 2014 - 3:27 am

Shared fingers crossed

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Kacy Barbour - January 15, 2014 - 2:34 pm

Liked and shared! Super cute! Fingers crossed!!

Whitney - January 15, 2014 - 3:27 pm

Your son looks like that precious boy in Love Actually in that picture! So sweet! I like your FB page and shared and would love to win!

Emily Schutt - January 15, 2014 - 4:13 pm

Liked and shared! I must get on it to have you photograph my girls!

Brenna Drost - January 15, 2014 - 6:11 pm

Too cute! Would love to get my little girls photographed! Liked and shared your link :)

Blair Small - January 15, 2014 - 6:53 pm

Liked and shared! Please, oh Please!

Katie Clendenen - January 15, 2014 - 7:37 pm

Shared!! Your backgrounds are too cute!

Kasi Cox - January 15, 2014 - 8:01 pm

Liked and shared!!!

Marian Kennedy - January 15, 2014 - 10:11 pm

Shared and liked!

Erin Robertson - January 16, 2014 - 12:50 am

Liked your page and shared!! Love your beautiful Valentines back drops! Sure hope my sweetie’s get to have their pics. Made! Thank you!

Lauren Elmore - January 16, 2014 - 2:15 am

Shared! Would love to win a Valentine mini!

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