Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Autumn portraits and Door Prizes

Photography by Toni
A few weeks ago, Ann Brown from the First Baptist Church called me and wondered if I would donate a little something for the back to school luncheon. Sure! I supplied her with several door prize photo coupons and today received a call from one of the recipients who is ready for a family session! Super! I encourage everyone who has one of my free or reduced photo cards to call if you are thinking about any sessions, whether it's family, senior or other. October is booking super FAST and I know fall break is coming up. I'm limited to availability as I also work Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday at 'the other job!'
Right now, I'm booked for the remainder of this week, but could be persuaded to squeeze in a session or two. I'm also booked up completely on Oct. 7, Oct. 8 and Oct. 16.
So, call me! If I don't answer, I'll get right back to you asap.
And there are a couple of you out there (you know who you are!) that still have sessions to complete that you've already paid for or received as a gift! Don't let the holidays sneak up on you!

Monday, September 25, 2006

Rush Springs senior

Kinda funky! That's what I hope to offer area seniors for their senior portfolios. Anyone can head to a studio and have the standard images, but if you want something that's a bit out of the ordinary and more in style with today's cutting edge photography, then give me a call! I also make sure to take a few traditional poses to keep Mom and Dad happy! This is Craig, at right. He's my Rush Springs senior representative. He got his senior session FREE and when his classmates book with me, he'll earn credits towards his package. His classmates also get extra prints with their paid sessions and orders. I'm always looking for senior reps from all the area southern Oklahoma schools.

On Sunday afternoon Craig, his mom and girlfriend, Sam, along with some small family members drove down from Rush Springs to start his senior session. He's quiet, says he enjoys playing pool, shooting his guns and working on motorcycles. Craig has a motorcycle that in a few days he'll ride down on to finish the session. I can't wait for that! It should be fun!

Sunday, September 24, 2006

Berry -- berry cute!

What a fantastic joy to photograph a newborn. Double the joy with a 1-year-old big sister! Cassie called me a few days ago to share the news of her and Cliff's most recent addition, Cevin Dale. Photographing their new baby was definitely a highlight of my photography career/passion. It's always neat to have a couple choose you as their life-photographer. I photographed their wedding a couple years ago. Then they had Cassidie and at two weeks old, I photographed her. I hadn't seen them in awhile (as they live a distance from me and my studio) but then I ran into them earlier this summer and was going to do Cassidie's first birthday pictures. Of course, life sometimes gets in the way. But then when Cassie called me, I was so tickled to hear from her. This morning though, the session almost was canceled. I managed to convince Cassie to drive up to Marlow and we'd do what we could today and then when Cliff was able to join us next time, we'd get the family group shot. Here's a few of my favorites from today (well Saturday!)

And, isn't this Memory Creation adorable! She was pretty focused on keeping her Mom in view even after getting the tambourine. Love those brown eyes!
Thank you Cliff and Cassie! You have a beautiful family and I can't wait to do your holiday photo card in front of your new home!

Thursday, September 21, 2006

It's all about SENIORS!

I absolutely enjoy Senior Sessions! Because I enjoy these sessions so much I am offering a limited special deluxe offer good only through November. $75 for up to three hours. This includes studio and location portraits! But, there's a catch! You must book your session and pay for it within three days of booking by Oct. 10! And because I know the life of a senior is hectic and filled with lots of activities, I am offering the studio sessions in the evenings and can do Sunday sessions as a last resort.
This session does include an 8x10 and 16 wallets of one pose.
Or choose the popular Senior Special for $275 and receive a deluxe 11x14, 3 8x10s, 6-5x7s and 94 wallets (die cut). This special includes the 3 hour session, 3 or 4 locations and up to 8 changes of clothing. You'll have 35 to 60 poses from which to choose! The prints in this package include 3 poses.
Book with a friend and you each receive 10 percent off the $275 special or an extra 8x10 for the $75 special!
Here's a couple from Brittany's session that we did last spring!

Beach beauty

This is my little great niece, Shelby. I love taking photos of my family, but can't always be around them, so I guess that's why I enjoy photography of other people's children! It fills in that void. Kids are so fun and unpredictable! On this photo, I added a watercolor technique to the image and then added a blend and border.