Monday, September 29, 2008

Holiday Cards are Here!

We are soooo excited! Here are just a few samples of what we have this year! These are set up to go on the front of a folded card, or even as a postcard! We can customize them any way you wish! Got a custom request? Just let us know!

We love photo holiday cards- such a fun personal touch! Now is THE time to get your family portraits done in time for the holidays!

Thank you to our clients from this past year whose images we have used to show you what the templates look like with photos in them. Some names have been changed to protect the innocent ;).

Friday, September 26, 2008

Redesigns and Reminders!

First things first. My amazing husband was kind enough to redo the look and feel of last night while I sat on the couch with the puppies and watched the season premiere of the office. That's how much he loves me. He loves you too apparently- because clearly he does not believe you should have to look at an ugly website. Hooray!

Second...we have integrated the blog! Thats right, one blog to rule them all!!! Muahahahaha!!! Ok, its not that exciting, but I had you convinced for a moment there didn't I? Truthfully, I am just too scatterbrained to remember to update multiple blogs, which is just no fun for anyone is it? Problem solved.

It should be noted however, that if you got here from the, the links on the top of this page all go to Sorry. I have yet to find a good solution for that, but I fear there may not be one. On the plus side, they are both pretty and have shiny beautiful images and the same look and feel- so don't be sad- explore both!

October is family portrait month and its looking like its going to be a good one! We have some spots left, so get in touch with us to reserve yours! Remember, $25 from each session goes to Operation Smile through PPA charities! We are so excited about this charity that we are also sending a portion of the proceeds from product sales too- so no better time to get your holiday cards done, and give a deserving kid a beautiful smile! Even if you can't work with us, find a participating photographer in your area!

October 18th, we will be at an intimate bridal show at the Chandler Dillards from 11-3. Drop by and say hello and meet some awesome vendors if you are planning a wedding in the area. It will be fun!

The holidays are just around the corner! Prints, albums and books make great gifts! Get your order in soon- albums take a little while in production and we want to make sure you have them well in time for the holidays! Let us know if there is anything we can do to help!

I think thats all for now, but you know scatterbrained me....If I forgot something, let me know!

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Falling in Love with Water Lilies

As many of you may or may not know, I recently returned from a four day trip back to the home of my almost-still-sweeeeedish ancestors. Minnesota. The objective was to visit family, see my elderly grandma for possibly the last time and allow my mom to wax nostalgic for at least 72 consecutive hours all while toting along my husband, sister and I.

It was actually very enjoyable. We share many childhood favorites, and it was fun to show Kirk someplace green and cool and beautiful with just a hint of autumn. I jam packed the trip with activities, since it was to be a short one.

Somewhere in that whirlwind, we saw them...water lilies.

Now to be truthful, I have been begging the photography gods for a chance to get some good water lily shots for a while now. I love the beautiful shapes and colors all layered on black glassy water. Sadly, this type of plant does not thrive in Arizona like they do elsewhere. Sure they will grow and bloom once in a while, but nothing quite like this.

There were dozens and dozens of them, in every imaginable size, shape and color. Pure heaven. Add to that a fresh sprinkling of cool rain and diffused light and I was in my own fantasy world.

I watched the rain build up on petals and pads, weighing them down. A few of the flowers had filled with water and sunk like tiny colorful boats. Most were gracefully covered in crystal like beads of water, delicately balanced on colorful petals.

Giant amazonian lilies held a thorny underwater surprise for fishes that might prey on them. I was informed that they bloom only two nights. The first night, the flowers are white, and on the second, a brilliant pink!

I'm in love with these flowers that dance on still water. Pale and hot pinks, reds, whites, many colors heavily saturated with the grey day.

I think I will have to visit again, if only to see the water lilies.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Wishlist: Drop It Modern

If it was not obvious, I have a clear taste for damask. Apparently, the folks at photographer run Drop it Modern get me. And I love that.

Most of you who work with me know I love to get out and about to shoot- go someplace new, fun, different - and play! But for those rainy days, or gotta do it in the studio shoots....these are the bees knees!!!!!

Take a look! So lush, so gorgeous, so mod! I so need one!

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Pretty little Finao books all in a row....

Golly how I love them! 4x6, tiny and sweet- almost like candy!