Hello and welcome to Chris Earle Photography's blog. Over the next few weeks and months I'll be highlighting the different types of photography that I like to do, sharing some of my favorite images, and letting you know about some exciting special offers. Check back often as I highlight the portrait, children's, maternity, wedding, commercial, and sports photography that I like to do.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Holiday Cards

Christmas card templates are here. Several designs to choose from. Schedule your holiday session today.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

More Seniors 2010

Spent last weekend with one of Madison County's most recognized football players. We had a great time taking photos at Graves Mountain, in downtown Madison, and over at the football field. This image is one of my favorites from the day.

Monday, July 27, 2009

Mr. C - 4 months

Mr. C is another regular. He looks quite a bit different from the first time he was featured here at Chris Earle Photography. I look forward to photographing him over the next few years as he transitions from baby to toddler to preschooler.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Mr. D and I go way back - I've photographed him at 6 months, 9 months, 1 year, 18 months, 2 years, and now at 3. Happy Birthday Mr. D and thanks for being so much fun to photograph.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Greene All-Stars vs Gloucester

An a amazing game that ended in extra innings. I hope you enjoy the slideshow of over 200 photos from the game. To view individual photos, check out Greene vs Gloucester

Saturday, July 4, 2009

SlideShow: Greene vs. SWVA (140 photos)

Hope everyone enjoys the photos from the Greene vs. South West VA All-Stars in the state tournament in Stafford VA.

To view the photos individually, click on over to Greene vs. SWVA

I'll post photos from the Gloucester game on Sunday.

Why do they call you "Smiley"?

Congratulations to the Greene Youth Baseball team who won their first two games before losing by one run in extra innings yesterday. Good luck today in Game 4.

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Greene County All-Stars

Today, I had the opportunity to photograph the Greene County All-Stars baseball team and their victory over Rockville for the District Championship. It was a great game that included a 6th inning comeback by Rockville and some clutch hitting by Greene to win the game. I hope you enjoy some of the photos from the game. Click on the slide show and you can catch all the action, including the final hit and play at the plate.

Friday, June 26, 2009

Big Meadows - Shenandoah National Park

Here's hoping this photo from a chilly November morning helps cool off some of this heat.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Weekend Warrior

One of Charlottesville's many weekend warriors - you may have seen this if you were on his Christmas Card list.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Kimberly and George - the wedding

You may remember Kimberly and George from their engagement photo I posted a few weeks back. As you can see, the wedding happened and it was a great ceremony and reception. I had a great time sharing the day with the couple and their guests. I'll continue to share some of the 340+ photos from that day over the next couple of weeks. Be sure to drop a comment and wish them a lifetime of happiness.

We're on Facebook

Hey Facebook users...Check out our new page and become a fan. I'll be adding more albums as time goes on and check out some of our current projects. Feel free to leave a comment and let us know what you think.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Monday, May 25, 2009

Dance photos

Greene Dance Academy - 2009

We had a great time taking group and individual photos for the Greene Dance Academy in Stanardsville this last week. To help facilitate the ordering process, we added a new platform that offers password protected online viewing, with a slideshow feature, a shopping cart for direct ordering, and the ability to pay online with a credit card or PayPal.

If you'd like a preview of the new site, drop me an email, and I'll respond with appropriate passwords and instructions.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Kimberly and George

This is Kimberly and George. I have the honor of being their wedding photographer on May 30th. Last night we had our pre-wedding consultation to get to know each other and take care of any last minute details. I'm really excited to have the opportunity to share their day with them - I think it is going to be a fun group to work with.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Spring photos

On location at the JMU Arboretum

At Chris Earle Photography, we love taking photos in great locations. In the late spring, there are few places prettier than the gardens at JMU. The azaleas are just coming into bloom - let us know if you's like to schedule a session.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Tuesday, April 21, 2009


Want to save some money on your Class of 2010 Senior portraits? We need associates willing to model and promote Chris Earle Photography. Give us a call to see how you can join our team.

434 242 7604

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Quiet time with mom

Beautiful Bellies 2009

Know someone who is expecting? We could use their help. Chris Earle Photography needs models for an upcoming promotion. The session is free! Give me a call to schedule a time - (434) 242-7604.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

"Family" Portraits

This was a really fun session. We covered the tradition family poses, then we added in the new addition to the family.

Friday, April 17, 2009

On Location: University of VA

The gardens and lawn at UVA make a great place for a variety of portraits. Spring flowers and fall colors make for ever changing backdrops.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Trying to break the 4 minute mile

Three runners from the University of Virginia Men's Track Team attempted to break the coveted 4 minute mile last evening at Lannigan Field. Here a few photos from the event.

The Rabbits set the early pace in attempt to help three UVA runners break 4 minutes in the mile.

Stride for stride in the first turn, the rabbits help break the wind for the eventual leaders.

Just past the 800m mark, Emil Heineking, Virginia, lane 2, starts to make his move on the pace setting rabbit.

With 1200m complete, Heineking is followed by fellow Virginia runners Andrew Jesien and Sintayehu Taye. You can see from Heineking's expression that the last lap is going to be a tough one. With 300m to go, Heineking takes one last peek at the clock.

On the final lap, University of Virginia senior Andrew Jesien took the lead and finished in a remarkable 4:02:18, just two seconds shy of his desired time.

Friday, April 10, 2009

Seniors 2009

Click on the photos to see a larger version of the flyer!

Attention rising seniors -

Chris Earle Photography needs your help! We are looking for models for Spring photos to be used in our Seniors 2009 promotions. Schedule a time in April or May and you can earn session discounts and free photos. There is no obligation for participating!

Just give us a call - (434) 242 7604.

Be sure to ask about our referral program and how you can receive even more free photos!

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Natue Photography - Racoon

Raccoon in Ding Darling State Park, Florida

Usually when you think of Ding Darling State Park on Sanibel Island in Florida, you think of shore birds. While driving the loop, the kids, who couldn't have cared less about the birds, were very excited to see this little guy walk out of the mangroves and come up within a few yards of the car.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Worth the hike

On location in Shenandoah National Park.

We hiked about a mile down stream to find just the right location for this set of portraits. It was definitely worth it.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Friday, April 3, 2009

Spring Fling at Dover Foxcroft

Hey Everyone - Tomorrow, Saturday April 4, we'll be at the Spring Fling at Dover Foxcroft, sponsored by Spring Hill Baptist Church. There will tons of things for the kids to do and 10,000 Easter Eggs filled with candy for the egg hunt. Come and check it out if you have nothing going on between 12 and 2. Chris Earle Photography will be there taking candid photos for the event. Be sure to say hello when you see me there.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Tuesday, March 31, 2009


On location at Dover Foxcroft.

This is the first time I've converted this photo to black and white - what do you think?

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Saturday, March 28, 2009


The first year is an exciting time of change. From tiny newborn to wobbly toddler, your baby's appearance changes almost monthly. With a Milestones package, you can capture those memories by scheduling a newborn session, followed by portraits at 3, 6, and 9 months. Schedule them all at the newborn session and we'll waive the sitting fee for the 1 year portraits. Call us today to schedule your baby's first session.

Friday, March 27, 2009


I love when moments like this unfold. Unscripted and perfect.
Click on the photo to see the effect of a watercolor treatment to the final print.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Great Catch

Orange County outfielder #16 robs the Central All-Star team of a potential home run in the 2007 District 14 All-Star tournament.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Wildlife: Whitetail Deer Fawn

Fawn near Big Meadows, Shenandoah National Park

When I have the time, I enjoy getting out and taking some nature photography. I have a growing portfolio of Virginia Wildlife and Scenics that I will share over the next few months.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Concert Photography

Mac Powell - Third Day at the Pavillion, Charlottesville VA

I was blessed to have a front stage pass for this concert a couple years ago - it was a lot of fun and I got some great shots. What most people probably don't realize is that photographers are only allowed to photograph for the first three songs and can't use any flash - you are totally at the mercy of the stage lights. But with some patience, and good technique, you can make some really cool shots.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Scott and Juliet

My good friend Scott and his new bride, Juliet, with Manhattan and the East River as a backdrop.

Friday, March 20, 2009


One day last October, about a week before the general election, I was meeting a client on the lawn at the University of Virginia. As I walked in from the side opposite the Rotunda, I noticed a small gathering of people and I took the long way around to see what was going on. To my surprise, former Governor, Mark Warner, was giving a campaign speech. Since I was a few minutes early, I pulled out my camera and took a few shots. Sometimes you just get lucky. Warner went on to beat Jim Gilmore in the election and is now serving as Virginia's junior senator.