Tuesday, July 28, 2009

A Couple More

One of My Newest Shoots

Hey all!
Don't forget about my Open House this Saturday, August 1st from 4-8pm. Remember if you book a session during my Open House you will receive a $50 print credit towards that session. I am very excited about the studio. I am having the ribbon cutting on Friday! EEK! I am excited but very nervous! I have a painting donated as a door prize from Kirk Seufert who is a wonderful local artist. You can visit his website at: www.KirkSeufert.com. The great guys at Picture This have donated two $100 gift certificates!! You can visit their website at:
www.PictureThis-Gallery.com. Whoo Hoo!

On to my shoot! This girl, believe it or not, is just thirteen. I definitely think she could have a modeling career ahead of her. We went down to the railroad tracks and I found that silver box thingy. It made a perfect reflection of her. That is one of my favorite shots.

Sorry this is so short but I am exhausted! Please come and see my new studio at my Open House! I hope to see ALL of you there!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Wild Girls!

Sometimes a shoot just takes on a life of it's own and this is certainly what happened when I shot these two little firecrackers! They certainly took over the studio and I loved every minute of working with them. Well, maybe I should not say "working with them" and re-phrase that to just letting them go and trying to capture the vitality of these two sisters. Between their "Air Hugs" and the little one "falling asleep" they were such fun! As most of you know I had the four boys and I had two brothers so I love getting a chance to not only be around some little girls but also enjoy watching the interaction of sisters. It certainly makes me wish I had a sister or two.
The studio is coming along nicely. I hired my sons to help with yard work this past week and so we planted flowers and cleaned up the yard. I had some lights replaced today and I am beginning to see the light at the end of the tunnel. I have a couple of pieces of furniture to move over there and then I will just have to tie up a few loose ends. I certainly hope you will all join me for the open house on August 1st from 4-8. Everyone that books a session at the open house will receive a $50 print credit toward the shoot!
Well, It is getting late and I am putting off designing my new business cards so I guess I had better get back to the designing.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Me Again!

Hey guys!
I just wanted to post a couple of photos from the shoot I just finished editing. This little one is just such a cutie!
I also wanted to apologize for the duplicate photo I posted last time. I had forgotten that I had already posted the one headshot.

Well, today we spent all afternoon at the studio planting flowers and trying to clean up the yard. Tomorrow will be spent trying to organize my paperwork and getting more stuff moved in over there. It is slowly coming around! Maybe I am starting to see a light at the end of the tunnel! I need to get a move on because the open house is August 1st and I have my first photo shoot at the new studio on August 2nd. Whew....no time to breathe...but I am not complaining!

It is now almost midnight and I can hear the kids upstairs running through the house like wild people. My niece has been in town for the last two months and they have kept me up every night. I guess I had better get up there and yell some more..lol...


Saturday, July 18, 2009

New Beginnings and Sad Endings

I know that I have not written in a while and I am sorry. I have been trying to do better but sometimes life just throws you into a whirlwind and it is all you can do to hang on for the ride.
The past few weeks have been full of great things and sadness. As you all know I am opening my new studio soon. The Grand Opening is set for August 1st from 4-8pm. The location is 706 West Main Street in Lebanon right at the intersection of West Main and Castle Heights. I hope you will all be able to make it out to see me! I am very excited and have been overwhelmed with trying to get furnishings, measuring for curtains, deciding on photos to hang etc. Things are good there!

This has also been a time of sadness. This past Sunday I was called out to do a NILMDTS shoot at Vanderbilt Hospital. While I was there the nurses called me over and said they had another baby pass away and asked if I could also give that family the gift photographing their baby. Of course I agreed so I did back to back NILMDTS shoots. It was very sad. Those sweet little angels were so tiny, perfect and precious. I want to say a special "Thank You!" to my friend and fellow photographer, Heather who helped me out by doing the editing for me.

Also this past week a dear friend passed away and I am still reeling from the blow. It just seems so unreal still. The question of "Why" just keeps bouncing around in my head and while I know there are no answers for me I just can't stop asking.

More good news....today I went to see a friend's baby at the hospital. Baby Aspen is just beautiful and perfect beyond belief. While I was there I ran into one of my customers and she had her baby yesterday too. He was sound asleep and so adorably cute when I peeked in on him. Congratulations to these families and also to Kinsey who had her son on Monday. It looks like I will be very busy in a couple of weeks taking some newborn photos....at my NEW STUDIO!! Whoo Hoo!!

I guess for everything that is taken away there is something born into place. On Sunday I photographed two babies who returned to heaven and today I was blessed to see two babies who had just arrived from there. The circle of life continues.

I am including a couple of photos from some shoots I have done in the past week or so. I am way behind on posting these and I have alot more shoots I need to post but I will hopefully get to that soon.

I hope to see you all on August 1st. Mark your calendars!