Monday, November 21, 2011

Got an idea... bring it on

So since it is a week where we say what we are thankful for...I'll admit that I am super lucky. I'm surrounded by awesome people that not only support me as a friend, but also as a photographer. My business was built solely on referrals from a circle of friends and now has me so busy that I book out during the holiday season.

Not only am I surrounded by people who support my talent, but there are also those friends who share in some of the same creative visions. I definitely love to have freedom with my photography, but with my advertising background, I LOVE the challenge of realizing other peoples' visions.

Recently a friend of mine with a wonderfully artistic eye approached me with a vision she had for photos of her girls. She'd done lots of research and forwarded me her ideas which had a theme of monocromatic backdrops that emphasized a glowing light. With her ideas in mind, I picked a location where I knew we could capture the type of light she was looking for. The evening we chose turned out to be even more beautiful than I could have asked for and in the end we produced these amazing photos. Doesn't hurt that the subject matter was just as beautiful as the surroundings.

So case in point...if you have a vision, share it. The more upfront you are about your vision, the more likely you are to get what you want. Come the day of the shoot, trust the professional that you hire, let go and go with the flow and let them figure out how to recreate you vision.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Wham Bam...Thank you Ma'am

Mom's read on but be aware that you can forward this to your hubbies...but this is an exclusive photo session just for the dads (don't are the beneficiary of the final project)

Okay, it’s not exactly what you are thinking, but i grabbed your attention didn’t I.
How many of you spend the Holiday Season searching for that perfect gift for mom.
And when I say searching, I mean wandering the malls for endless hours in hopes that something will reveal itself as “THE GIFT.”

In the Gift Giving handbook it clearly states that ALL mom’s LOVE gifts accompanied
with photos of their kids. Now add some sentimental value and a unique presentation as well as a built in way to display and I’m guaranteeing she will be speechless
(and dad’s you know that us women are rarely speechless.)

You’re in luck...I’m here to help!
I like to call this particular holiday session the
“Wham Bam Thank you Ma’am”

If you’re intrigued and want to find out more details contact me at

Gifts start at $125 and include 10 minute photo session
(this offer is only for dads)

I started this project last year when a friend approached me about helping dads out with a sentimental gift. Here is an example of what was created last year. The project this year is completely different, but it will give you a basic idea.