Changes are coming to the blog. This past week I’ve been staring at my computer screen even more than I would in a normal week. I’m working on redesigning my blog and even moving it. I’m planning to have it good to go by next Friday, so check back often.
I did miss What A Deal Wednesday this week. However, I’m implementing a deal today that isn’t going to expire next week, next month, or anytime soon, so I hope it will make up for it. I love giving back to my clients and I appreciate more than anything that 99% of them come to me via word of mouth from previous clients. So, I’ve started organizing my referral program and my recent clients will be getting a little mail from me, keep an eye on your mailbox.
Every client will receive eight of these referral wallets (if you run out, I’ll be more than happy to get you more) after their session. That way you can show off one of your images and for every person who books with one of your cards, you both will receive a $25 print credit for a portrait referral or $100 with a wedding referral. If five of your referral’s book, your next session fee is on me!
Thank you again to all of my clients!
It didn’t really hit me how quickly this past year had passed until December when I was shooting pictures of little Ethan and realized he was almost a year old. Where did the past year go?
Since I can’t go back and slow it down, I better just embrace it. Ethan has grown to be even cuter than he was, and I have a feeling that with his blue eyes he’s only going to get cuter and cuter as the years come and go.
Do you see what I mean about those eyes?
I wish that I could capture the sound that came with this picture. Ethan doesn’t have a giggle… he has a full out laugh. There is no way that you can hear that laugh and not join in.
Before we did Ethan’s pictures we did some family shots. Here are the cards that I delivered to Troy and Julie.
This is Ethan waving bye! Come back Saturday for a Nebraska senior.
Mitch and I made it back to Indiana. I have to admit, the ride back didn’t go near as quickly as the ride out. I think a lot of it had to do with anticipation, oh, and our lovely parting gifts of what we’ve decided must be colds. Mitch seems to be getting better, I don’t think I can say the same for myself yet. Since, I’m not going to be out and about while this sickness has a hold on me, I decided today was as probably as good of a day as any to start playing a little catch up with blog posts.
This post isn’t exactly in order, but I think I’ve gotten about all of the patience I should expect out of this special four year old. Over the past year our niece Stephanie has asked a few times why she isn’t on here. She was especially curious after her friend Preston was on here, but she wasn’t. So, now it is Stephanie’s turn! On Christmas Eve she toughed out some chilly weather, but in true model fashion she made it so you couldn’t even tell. Don’t worry, her assistant (Uncle Mitch) was always close by with her coat.
This is one of those images that made me stop and ask where the last four years have gone?!
The night before, when we gave Stephanie her outfit, she immediately ran for the living room and started twirling in her tutu. She is quite the little ballerina.
I’m thinking that in 12 years or so her dad is going to have quite the job cut out for himself.
This was one of Steph’s poses that she made up all on her own.
Thank you for being a fabulous model Steph! Uncle Mitch and I already miss you.
Isn’t it funny how easy it is to get caught up in the shopping, baking, and just overall craziness of the holidays? When I was editing these pictures there were a few that made me stop and really see the look in Jaylyn’s eyes. There was just absolute wonder. It is amazing how absolutely impressive everything is when you can look at it through a child’s eyes.
On top of that, this was such a fun session for me. I don’t get to see this little girl near as much as I would like to. Living 800+ miles away definitely makes it hard. When my brother, Kristin, and Jaylyn came out to visit us in June we had so much fun with her (well with Brian and Kristin, also). She has so much personality! Her laugh and wrinkled nose would make anyone giggle right along with her.
Can you honestly look at this smile and not smile back?
I can just hear her saying, “Who me?”
I did pictures of P. when he was almost two and I remember getting quite the workout then. Apparently when you’re four years old you have an endless amount of energy and a pretty awesome imagination. We hunted monsters, tickled mommy, and if I remember right we even found some porcupines. I also slept very well that night!
P and my niece are buddies, so I kind of feel like I’ve grown up with him. It is so hard to believe that they are four already!
The amount of different expressions that I saw while editing these pictures cracked me up, personality is not lacking here!
Surprisingly enough, there were only a couple somber shots though. What a handsome guy, huh?
This was somewhere in the middle of the monster hunt. Melinda (his mom) and I were getting pretty good at fitting through the tiny spots in this little “forest” by the end of it.
There was zero hesitation when I asked him to tickle his mommy.
This shot just screams, “I’m sweet and innocent, I never upset my mommy!”
Thanks so much guys, I hope the birthday party was loads of fun!
I have to start this off with sharing that RailCats clinched their playoff spot tonight! Not without some dramatics of course. They were leading 4-0 when out of nowhere (the radar showed we were clear) it started thundering, lightning, and within minutes downpouring. After the rain delay it was suddenly 4-4. They ended up winning in extra innings 6-5! Bring on the playoffs!
Now, back to the cool wall arrangement I delivered to Julie and Troy this last week. The big black and white image is a 36×24. I have to say that it could be one of my all time favorite prints. I can’t wait to go back and see it all framed up and hung. I love when I get to help my clients out with their wall arrangements!