Friday, June 26, 2009

Product Showcase: Session Album/Athens, GA children's photographer

I love the photo products that I carry. Every time I sell one I get excited knowing that they will be enjoyed years and years from now. I love sitting down with my children and thumbing through albums of photos of my sister and I when we were younger. I can see the albums that I sell being enjoyed the same way years from now.

Today I will tell you about the session album that I offer. This session album is made of handmade bonded leather and holds thirty 5x7 photos of your choice from your session. Each page is matted to a 5x7 which keeps images from adhereing to one another. This album comes with a beautiful fabric lined presentation box that further protects these priceless images for many, many years. The session album is $375. That is a $165 savings over a la carte pricing and you get a beautiful album to store them in.


Thursday, June 18, 2009

Dynamic Trio at the Botanical Gardens

I LOVED these three girls. Not only were they drop dead gorgeous but they were all equally as sweet. We had a lot of fun at the Botanical Gardens and each girl was a terrific model for me.

Thanks so much for booking the session S. I loved meeting the girls and hanging out with you guys. I hope you enjoy your sneak peek.


Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Fertilizer for Full Bloom

Fertilizer for Full Bloom: first anniversary celebration & fundraiser!

Saturday, June 20 from 10 am – 3 pm at Full Bloom
515 Gaines School Rd, Athens, GA 3060

Live acoustic music by Friends of Full Bloom Band, Creative Market, Auction & Raffle
First 50 kids receive an adorable stuffed cow (donated by little Magdalena Visser)

Creative Market
Allison Kennamer…sign up for initial chiropractic evaluation
Ansley Beacham…handmade soaps
Dayna Noffke…henna designs (appt. not needed, but can be made for larger designs, like pregnant bellies, at
Evelyn Hanes…Tastefully Simple
Heidi Hensley…CDs
Jamie Calkin…unlimited print series and flower originals
Jennie Skaggs…sewn goodies
Julie Dotts…hair bows
Mickey Montevideo…food, blankets and wine cork boards
Nikki Banducci…face painting
Ruby Basham…cloth wet bags
Stephanie Sykes & Priscilla Lumbra…homemade salsa

Auction & Raffle Items (ends at 2:30 pm, do not need to be present to win)
Allison Kennamer…gift certificate for chiropractic exam and 5 visits
Angie Rueter…two gift certificates for hand painted children’s furniture
Ashwini Warke…two items of fabric art from India
Bob Rubanowice…stained glass flower panel, beaded kumi himo necklace & fused glass earrings
Cundy Bryson…1 ½ hour in-home yoga session
Ellen Cooke…print from Robert Freeman, an American Indian artist
Evelyn quilted wall hanging, chocolate fudge sheet and pound cake gift certificates
Heidi Hensley…original painting
Jen Leon-O'Day…hour & 15 minute massage gift certificate
Jamie Calkin…gift certificate for original 11x14 ink & watercolor
Jennie Skaggs…toddler-sized UGA dress
Julie Buffalo…handmade soap gift set and mandala flower
Jeremy Friedman…home landscape consult from Sunrise Farm, focus on native and edible plants
Kelly Checketts…two little girl dresses
Ken Calkin…hand carved trout
Leah Goodwin…heirloom rattle from Helix
Heidi Shaffer…whimsical baby picture frames
Imi Hwangbo…mechanical baby rocker
Laura Humphrey…3 one-hour sewing lessons
Magdalena Visser, Rebecca Witter & Theodoor Visser…wool soaker and cleanser
Maria Jose Machado…art from Africa
Meg Hines…Barefoot Books and Sarah's Silks basket
Mirriel Johns…lighted Thomas Kincaid village
Rachel Bainum…homemade cake
Rachel Greb…yoga sprouts party for ages 3-7 and yoga sprouts party for ages 8-12
Sara Beresford…$100 Full Bloom gift certificate
Sharon Wallace…red cucumber pickles and fig preserves
Suzanne Bourgeois…baby friendly combo from Verdae Skin Therapy
Tabatha Tucker…Ike & Jane CafĂ© and Bakery tour for up to 6 people and gift certificate
Tina Majsztrik…deer resistant, knockout roses
Trina Riggott…photography session & Chase Collection
Please stop by Full Bloom this Saturday for this fun celebration. And while you are there, do not forget to bid on my silent auction donation. It is for a complimentary session and Chase collection (15 digital images and 15 5x7 prints of those images) (value $500). I am really looking forward to photographing the winner!

Monday, June 15, 2009

I love repeat clients

I have photographed this family two times before and was excited when they booked another session. We did our session at the Botanical Gardens here in Athens which could not be more beautiful right now. This is a great time for a session.

A. is growing up and getting so big. As always she was a joy to photograph and we had a good time exploring the gardens. We even got to see a few lizards and hear a few frogs. Maybe next time we can catch one!




Saturday, June 13, 2009

Oh no, I have been shopping Etsy again!

I know, I know... I should stay off the Etsy site. I always go there and find a million things that I just HAVE to have. I always check out the "local vendors" section because I enjoy seeing what I can purchase right here at home and came across this wonderful photo frame maker. SWEET!

So, I contacted the maker, David Arnold of DA Custom Frames, and asked if I could feature a few of his frames here on my blog. And he graciously agreed. We are cleaning out and getting ready to put our house on the market but as soon as we pick out a new one, I am contacting David for some frames. I have my eye on the little five by five stackable blocks and the bead board frames. I can't wait. I think David's designs are fun and fresh and while looking through the selection I feel my clients would really love them. So, here are a few frames that David offers.






If you are interested in these frames or if you are dying to see more, you can visit David at his Etsy shop or he also has a website as well, If you do purchase a frame, tell David I said hi!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

You have got to have one of these!


I love getting new things so I am always on the look out for new products. After looking for just the right "Thank You" gift, I came across these cool little dry erase boards. I especially love when new products are functional. This would make an awsome gift for Father's Day. This one is an 8x10 but it also comes as a 11x14. It has magnets on the back so it can be attached to something metal (like Dad's filing cabinet!) There are several different templates so I had a hard time picking this one.

If you have had a session with me anytime in the past and would like one of these MUST HAVE 8x10 boards, I will give you an introductory price of $20. This price is only good for the first 10 customers to email me. After that, the boards will be $30. If you are ordering for Father's Day, order FAST! I need your order to my by Monday, June 15 in order for you to pick the board up before Father's Day.

And for a thanks to my existing customers, I will give the first person who emails me an 8x10 board as a gift!

Monday, June 1, 2009

Lets go play!

Do you have a child who is walking but under age six?

I would love to try out a new location for portraits and would love to treat someone to a complimentary session for letting me try it out. I would like to meet someone at Memorial Park for a complimentary session on one of these dates:
Saturday, June 6 at 6:00PM
Monday, June 8 at 6:00PM
Friday, June 12 at 6:00PM

Just email me if you are interested and we will plan a playdate at Memorial Park.