Sunday, January 28, 2007
Saturday, January 27, 2007
Friday, January 26, 2007
One of the awards will be for best poster, voted on by the people who attend the festival. By the way, the festival is approved as an Oklahoma Centennial '07 event. Click on the title above for a direct link to the festival and information on films ... keep reading....
Can't wait to see this one! It will be shown at 11 p.m. Saturday night at the Simmons Center theatre. There is a link from the festival site to the film's trailer. And, actress Tamela Turtle will be at the festival.
Tuesday, January 23, 2007
This is of Miss K. back in November when she was still just a teeny little thing. Look at those little feet. Aren't they precious?! They only stay this way for a brief moment - before you know, they are toddling around and then grown. I met someone today who is due in two weeks. We're already talking about getting those first week newborn photos and I'm so excited. It's rare that moms plan ahead, and so many times they tell me a month or two after the baby is born that they wished they hadn't waited. Well, don't wait! Call me now if you are scheduled to have a baby.
I'm going to be offering newborn specials of $99. It includes my time up to three hours, either at my studio or in your home where baby is comfortable and a complimentary 11x14 black and white image of the baby and an 8x10 of the baby with parents. I always throw in freebies and you might be surprised.
I love taking photos of little ones and small children in their own environments - your home! It gives me a chance to really capture your child just being THEM! Sure, the studio portraits are nice, but if you really want an image that shows your child's personality, they need to be able to relax. My favorite photos of my boys when they were young are the ones where they are wearing their favorite T's, in their environment - whether it was outdoors or at the park, somewhere they are comfortable. Those are the images I have enlarged and on my walls at home. Most of the phony smile studio portraits are stuck in the albums! Even if you bring your kids to my studio, I let them have fun. They get to explore, play dress up if they want and just be silly. Sure, we'll get those posed moments, but most moms end up buying the non-posed photos. It's a memory experience!
Sunday, January 21, 2007
At one point, I said, heck with the studio lights, and just went for natural lighting on these. Misty and Jason are always so flexible and ready for me to try different things.
She is going to be a ballerina for sure. She's always got that little leg extended!
I love the backlighting on this one. To me, it really does have that rainy day feeling. Look at that cute little smirk on her face!
Ah, it's almost nap time again. A second bottle and the sound of the rain will do that to you.
OK, these two definitely started hamming it up. Course, they didn't get any instigating on my part, right? Hah! We just won't share what got them laughing!
Friday, January 19, 2007
If you click on the title of this post, it'll take you to the ebay store where you can purchase these or other bags. These bags rock! I got permission from the creator of the bags to post the photos. Turns out her daughter wanted something unusual and cool to carry her laptop in. This is what inspired her to make these! And a business was born. Anytime I can give KUDOS to helping some small home-based business get noticed, I'll do it. But it's gotta be something I really, really like. I'm probably going to get one to carry my camera gear in.
You've gotta click on the link to see her auctions. I love these bags!
Here are some more images from the Christmas LE special I did at Junk Divas. These two girls are sisters and were so tickled to have their photos made. They are gorgeous kids. Here, I wanted to show you the original colors in the top photo of the big sister, while in the bottom two images you can see the different black and white versions. The bottom one is one of my chocolate espresso versions. I am offering a Black and White (Chocolate Espresso for those who prefer it) special through the end of January. It's $75 for a one hour session at my studio by exclusive appointment only. Contact me for details.
My favorite, the Chocolate Espresso - what I like to call the new B/W!
Wednesday, January 17, 2007
Sunday, January 14, 2007
I did several of these last night. What else to do when stuck indoors?! I will post more later. I'm going to make them into notecards for my sister.
Saturday, January 13, 2007
Where's the squirrels Mom!
Friday, January 12, 2007
We did have some power flickers earlier this evening. I have a feeling it'll go out in the middle of the night. The tree limbs are hanging dangerously low around town. That's why I went ahead and posted this tonight. OK, someone posted a comment, so I'm looking into it. I've purchased other photographers Starbucks images before, so I really didn't give it much thought. I know with Disney images, you can't sell them without a release. But I never thought about the Starbucks as a problem. As soon as I know, I'll post here.
The cold bitter winter.
Above: Looking out my front room window earlier today.
The beginning of a long weekend.
And of course, weather reports!
Looked like another another convenience store had problems with one of its gas pumps. Went to drive down Fourth St. and nearly ended up in someone's yard when my car decided to take its own course on a very slick street. Brake lines semi-froze and that freaked me out.
No sooner had I gotten home and the power went out. It sure didn't take long for the house to get cold and then the power came back on. But the house just isn't warming up.
Thanks to the new sign by Outlaw Stadium that I can see out my back window, I can see the temperature. At around noon it was 27 degrees. But I just went to check and can't see since all the trees between here and there are covered in ice so it blocks my line of vision.
The rain/ice just picked up again.
Then I start checking the TV reports. Maybe it is the end of the world. HAH!
A rocket has crashed into the U.S. Embassy in Athens, Greece.
I'll be adding some lame photos shot from inside my home out the back door. I'm going to wait til it gets worse before venturing out.
Thursday, January 11, 2007
I will be posting some info after a bit on the black and white special. I'll have two offerings. One is for those who want a bunch of photos from their session and the other would be for those who just want one FABULOUS art piece for their home! Both will be different prices.
Sunday, January 07, 2007
Friday, January 05, 2007
Thursday, January 04, 2007
One other thing, we never did finish it. In fact, we never finished the top layer ...
I was actually going to post a different image, but didn't feel like resizing a copy right now. So, I'm sitting here watching a neat Rachel Ray show where she visits Chattanooga and several places, including a little chocolate shop. Reminded me that I had this photo already sized for the blog. Oh, and she visited a really neat place "Aretha Frankensteins" a little house converted into a great diner. Too cool! The guy bought all the furnishings off ebay and travels, so Rachel said. Looked like a perfect spot for a photo excursion!