Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Announcement for Artistry in Focus

So you know that you want images captured of you and your loved ones. You know that the investment is worth it. That doesn't change the fact that it can still be a difficult thing to commit to.

I truly know how it goes. I hate the thought that for any reason I would not be able to give someone memories that they can hang on their wall, memories that they can cherish for years to come.

In order to give more choices for those who wish to hire me, I am happy to announce that I am now offering M I N I portrait sessions as an alternative to my full length portrait sessions.

You get the same quality that you have come to expect. The main difference is that of time. For instance, during a full session you get 2 to 3 hours of time which allows for multiple locations and change of attire. In the M I N I portrait session you get 45 minutes of time at one location of your choosing if you would like more information on the M I N I sessions click HERE.

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Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Red Nail Polish and Being an Adult

My dad would never let me wear red fingernail polish as a kid. He always said that is was too adult of a color for a little girl. Sometime in the last few months, I purchased a bottle of red nail polish and as I painted my nails red the first time in forever, his words rang in my head, I somehow felt like an adult and wasn't sure how I felt about that.

From about February until now, there have been alternating periods of extreme busyness. . .or the opposite thereof. In the course of those months, I have been privileged to attend a HUGE photography conference that happens once a year in Vegas given by WPPI. Immediately following that I attended a photo/business/life workshop hosted by Dane Sanders. I have also gotten to enjoy several online informational seminars. {{deeeeeep breath}} PLUS I am attempting to read Dave Ramsey's "Total Money Makeover" as well as keep up my personal Bible study so that, above all else, I maintain a strong relationship with Jehovah including attending the wonderful three day convention in Duluth designed to strengthen and encourage. Needless to say, I have been having a hard time assimilating this plethora of information in my life and into the thinkings of my mind.

And they call all of this being an adult. . . {{SIGH}}

That is looking on the downside of things though. Sprinkled in these months have been photo sessions with beautiful loving people getting ready to bring new life into the world, or just celebrating life just how it is. I know I sound like a million other photographers out there by saying this but I truly do love what I do professionally. In today's economy, many would say that what I offer is a luxury. I agree. It is a luxury I don't think many should do without. As my husband and I fill in the Dave Ramsey budget sheet, I am planning on adding a savings column for pictures to be taken of myself and my family (preferably before I have to get braces, but that's a whole other story) so that I can have some of the beautiful images that I take of others all the time. My walls are lonely.

I'll leave you with the cutest little video of Liam I came across while going through my hard drive tonight. It seems fitting as the epitome of what sweetness and innocence is and also the joy that being an adult can actually bring.