Monday, June 25, 2007

Congratulations Rachel and Scott!

Rachel and Scott are the cutest couple! They were up to try anything, including braving the rain to get their wedding photos. Their wedding was fantastic, but this is just a sneak peek of their private session after the reception. Your photos will be in an online private gallery for viewing at my new Web site! I'll call you with the password as soon as they are ready.
Meanwhile, everyone go check out my new site. It has dual sides, one for portrait work and one for weddings. I still have a lot of bugs to work out, text to repair and more images to add. But I am so proud of it!
I won it in a contest from Bludomain! So awesome! I had to send in a photo for one of their many contests. Guess what I won with? A photo of my couch!!

Well, I'm off to get a few hours of sleep before a regular workday. If I don't post, it's not that I'm a bad blogger, just a busy photographer!
Oh, here's my site link:

Saturday, June 16, 2007

Father's Day, Family, First Birthday

Tina and Mike, here is another sneak peek at some more of the images. This was pretty neat getting to photograph so many special events all in one session...I almost titled this entry "Featuring Andy!" Your little guy is so cute! I'll get some of the birthday images up tomorrow. Thank you again for letting me capture such great moments.
And here is one of you and Barbara! I love this photo!

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Weddings, Patriotism and more!

Well, no one nibbled at the Friday Foto special I offered, but that's OK! I have plenty of other photo-related tasks to deal with this week. I am booked on Saturday for a family session in the morning on location and a birthday party in the afternoon. I'm also deep in design as I work on a wedding album from a wedding I shot last fall. I'm so excited to get into the creative part of this business. I'm so lucky to have people who let me photograph their most treasured moments and then to come back and ask me to do more with those photos. WOW! Thank you! And of course, when I'm in these 'creative overdrives,' I tend to be bursting with high energy. Exactly how did you put that Tina?! LOL Can't wait to see you and your little guy on Saturday!
Along with these CO's - I get all kinds of ideas racing. I'll soon be changing the appearance of my studio downtown. I'm keeping it for awhile longer, but you'll see some changes even if you drive down the street and just glance at it.

And now is the time to book your Patriotic Portrait Session! This is a Limited Edition 1-day only event! It will be July 4, which is a Wednesday. Reserved sessions only. If you are interested, please e-mail me or call me for the details. I'll be posting some images I shot last year using the American flag, but I can promise you it will be even better this year. Still simple, but not something to miss! There is an additional surprise backdrop for those who reserve their session for this great day.

Well, no photo for the moment. Oh, post and let me know if you like my new blogger header, or should I put my little beach girl back up there?!! I'm so torn....

Sunday, June 10, 2007

Em and Krys

I love photographing these two sisters. They are so much fun and their mom helps quite a bit. Both girls graduated this year, Em from high school and Krys from college. Since they will soon be moving, this may be the last time I get to photograph them until their weddings!

I'm half finished with your session and was going along quite well today on it when I just kept getting sicker and sicker. It's one of those blasted colds that keeps your eyes watering and everything. I took some alka seltzer tablets since that was all I had in the house and it is starting to wear off so I'll be heading to bed soon.
If anyone is waiting on anything, please be patient with me! It may be another day or two before I get around to calling you.

Friday, June 08, 2007

$35 Friday FOTOS!

Calling all KIDS -yes, the little ones! and anyone with small Pets. (Read that as DOGS).

I looked at my calendar just now and thought, well, I have nothing scheduled for Friday and am in such happy spirits that I thought I would pass it along in the form of Friday FOTOS!

I will book 10 Friday sessions for this coming Friday, June 15. The sessions will be $35, for 30 minutes. I will be booking these back to back beginning at 8:30 a.m. that morning.

There is a catch, or two!

You must CALL ME to book your session by Wednesday, June 13. It's first come, first serve, so if you wait until Wednesday, I may be completely booked and you will be out of luck. Session fee is $35, CASH only, due anytime between now and when you arrive at my studio for your reserved session. It's non-refundable and covers my time and talent.
But you do get an 8x10 gift print and 8 wallets. Additional images can be purchased for Digital CD at $10 each, minimum of two per CD.

FRIDAY FOTOS are NOT for groups or large families. These are more on a relaxed fast nature so come prepared to laugh. It's perfect for one or two small children.

The backdrop will be BLUE. I have some new blue backdrops in and haven't decided which one I will use.

Newborns are also welcome for these quick sessions, though I prefer you book a regular newborn session that can last up to three hours. Those are $125. But, for many people I am aware that budgets don't always allow this investment. You will still end up with a beautiful portrait from the Friday FOTO session.

Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Time management

Hi all! I will be working on images today (Thursday) most of the day. I'm in the middle of designing a wedding album for a client as well as playing catch up from recent sessions.

I do have a few deliveries to make on Friday, so if you are expecting images, that will be the day I will be calling you. I will not be available Saturday for photos. In fact, I am booked up every weekend through July 7. If you are needing a photo session scheduled, you will have to book at least a week in advance and sessions are only available at this time on Thursdays or Fridays. I am completely booked the third week of June. I have only one weekend available left in July so if you are still needing a wedding photographer, you will have to book me asap! I will not be accepting any more sessions for July after June 23.

And right now is a great time to get outdoor family photos, so if it's been awhile since your family's last professional portrait, call me today! The best time for outdoor portraits is early morning to about 10:30 a.m. or in the late evening from 5 to 7 p.m.

I am booking now for senior sessions in the fall. Those of you who would like to get a jump start on your senior photos can call me now. We can do the indoor studio portion. I am also looking for senior representatives for the 2007-08 school year. What do you get? 36 free wallets with a reduced session fee. Call me!

Friday, June 01, 2007

It's time for weddings!

This is one from last year, but I am getting ready to start my wedding season. I have one opening left between now and August for a wedding. You'll need to call me now if you still need a photographer.