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classy ‘n’ chic

Friday, August 1st, 2008

I LOVE these announcements!!!  I think they are so classy, chic, & simple!

Here’s some eye candy for you soon-to-be parents out there who just might need some announcements made!  :)   What I also really like about these is they can easily be altered, or switched around and paired with each other.

I had some clients with twins recently and i took example F and altered it so it would accomodate not one, but TWO adorable babies.  It worked out perfectly.

These announcements are 5×5 flat cards and come printed on both sides.

Have a great day.  :)     ~m

classy ‘n’ chic

Friday, August 1st, 2008

I LOVE these announcements!!!  I think they are so classy, chic, & simple!

Here’s some eye candy for you soon-to-be parents out there who just might need some announcements made!  :)   What I also really like about these is they can easily be altered, or switched around and paired with each other.

I had some clients with twins recently and i took example F and altered it so it would accomodate not one, but TWO adorable babies.  It worked out perfectly.

These announcements are 5×5 flat cards and come printed on both sides.

Have a great day.  :)     ~m

~underwater~

Friday, July 25th, 2008

Hey hey!  I’ve received several emails and bloggity questions regarding the underwater digi cam that I used for the pics a couple days ago…SO, I looked up all the info for ya.  :)   First I started here.  I did a search for waterproof cameras and just settled on this page.  From there, I went to amazon and checked out some options.  I wasn’t picky because I wasn’t going to spend much.

I ended up spending $135 for this Intova, a 6 mega-pixel point and shoot camera (WITH optical zoom!) that includes the underwater housing.  The reviews were fine.  The price was right.  :)

Is it easy?  Nope!  It’s pretty much a pain (not easy to work + a 3 second or more delay), BUT with a little luck and practice, I think we’ll end up being friends.   The battery life isn’t so hot.  The screen is impossible to see with the bright sun (and forget it underwater!!!) BUT I really don’t mind.  I’m getting exactly what I wanted — pics of my kiddos swimming — and it’s fun to do something new.

Took the cam out again today to my mom’s pool — it’s MUCH more sparkly than ours AND I had some help with the kiddos (smart move!) because Fella thinks he can swim now and just GOES and goes and jumps and swims without even caring if anyone is nearby.  Good thing Peachy is 100% on her own and confident in the water!

Oooh…if you get a waterproof cam, let me know.  Send me a pic or two.  Have fun!

I love my happy little swimmers.  :)   ~m

Collage CITY!

Wednesday, July 16th, 2008

“Be Present” is the mantra that gets J through the tough parts of her races…she even has an awesome custom made necklace that keeps her going.  :)   Can you find it in the above collage???

When we initially spoke on the telephone, J mentioned wanting a collage of images.  She had some awesome ideas so we could get a lot of variety.  Here are some of her collage choices in collage/storyboard format:

^ FORGOT to mention that the first collage/storyboard can be created anywhere from a 10×10, 12×12, 20×20, to 30×30.  FUN, huh!??!!  There are just SO many possibilities.

^ 10×20 Storyboard with 5 vertical images

Of course, I have more collages for her that aren’t so busy, but our goal was to get all of her meaningful items into one storyboard.

^ 16×20 storyboard with up to 8 images (obviously not with this template though!)  :)

WHAT an incredible athlete.  I had ***SOOO*** much fun with you, J!   ~m

OH, and I KNOW I said I’d post more train pics, BUT I got caught up in storyboarding SO I thought I’d share.  :)

AND ONE more thing.   I’m SOOOO excited about doing a 16 square baby parts collage with the template used in the first example!  That’ll look SOOOOO super!  If you have a baby session coming up, this is one FUN and exciting option for you!

the whites | baby announcements

Thursday, June 26th, 2008

(in case you can’t see)

A — tag reads “pinned to our hearts”

B — tag reads “Adorable”

E — tag reads “hand wash only”

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Your options:

All text (including tags) is customizable (color and font).

All colors are customizable.

Artistic embellishments can be removed if that is your preference.

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Cards include envelopes and are printed on your choice of:

high quality photo paper

high quality art paper (linen or watercolor)

high quality pearl paper (metallic-like sheen)

 

::: One very important detail:::

Cards must be ordered in packages of 24 (same card)

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{For a limted time, ALL types of cards are $2 each!}  Lovin’ it!!!  :)

[tappy feet]

Monday, June 16th, 2008

{walkin with daddy-o}

{smirk} 

*Experimenting with some VERY fun and funky new actions here!  :)   I love changing up my typical photo post-processing and think that’s important to do to keep growing as a photographer. 

{up in lights} 

The look of shock on her face — looking out at the 1500 seat theatre (pretty full!!!)–pretty much stayed there the whole time.  It was hilarious watching these little ones sing “Baby Take a Bow” and tap their way through it, bumping into each other…doing the wrong moves…totally priceless.  Every single face in the audience was smiling for these cuties. 

Back to my own post-processing.  Look at that zing of color!!!  :)   This 10×20 storyboard is getting mounted and hung in her room. 

All-in-all the dance weekend was a hit!  We drove past her dance school today and she said she wanted to go, so I know it was an overall good experience for her.   Hubs, “Uncle Phil,” and I went to her performance and she was really thrilled that we were all there.  It really was quite entertaining (you should have heard Phil cackling)!  At the end, she got a rose from her daddy and was beaming. 

Even though the costume was a little too flashy for my taste (whoa!) it made for some cuter-than-cute pics and even better memories.  Can’t wait to see what number she’ll be wearing next year (I can only handle the glitz once a year, I’ve decided!!!).  :)    Hope you all had a super weekend.    ~m

[storyboarding]

Friday, June 6th, 2008

I love designing 10×20 storyboards for clients…It’s almost like putting puzzle pieces together.   It’s amazing how, by placing several images together, the series can create a completely different feeling, or final result, than the images would have conveyed by themselves. 

^ These two images really enhance each other and in my opinion, look more complete together than by themselves.   I like how the background seems extended and almost makes the image look panoramic. 

^ This series of images tells a story.  Shows an action.  Displays love.  :)

^ This series, images taken over an entire session, shows interaction with this new little family member in different positions…these all reinforce the tenderness and LOVE that a new baby brings into a family.   

From these examples, I think there’s definitely power in numbers.  :)   ~m

:::the session album:::

Saturday, May 31st, 2008

A Peek Inside……………

  • Impressive: striking brown or black leather
  • Elegant, yet simple
  • Handcrafted
  • 8 x 10 in size
  • Displays 20-40 bordered, professionally printed 5x7s from your session
  • Includes a variety of color and/or black and white images
  • 2.5×2.5 opening for a cover image
  • Safe and long-lasting:  archival and acid-free materials used.  Comes in a fabric-lined presentation box, too!
  • EVERY edited image from your session is given to you  (if it’s not in an album for you, you’ll leave with it in your hands)
  • Smokin’ Deal for $400 (if you were to purchase all the 5x7s at the a la carte price there would be no comparison!)
  • Convenient:  it’s DONE for you so you can start showing it off as soon as it’s in your hands!  :)

I had the pleasure of putting together a session album this weekend for one absolutely stunning newborn boy.  His mom told me via email that she cries every time she sees his slideshow (she wants to remember those times!) and that was my goal for his album, too.  I wanted to pull on her heart strings.  :)   It’s SO touching and amazing when images move people.  I just LOVE that part about this job.  

As I was going over the session album with her in her office, she was beaming turning the pages…and you know what she said??? 

She said, “Maggie, I’m SO glad you captured those swirls of hair on his arm, because they’re gone now.”  *****I felt like a rockstar because YES…she’s so right.  Who (besides a photographer) has a macro lens and/or thinks about zooming in on arm hair?  It’s those little special things that I love. 

SO you’re thinking…okay, I just had a family session, and while I love a bunch of the images, I don’t need EVERY single one in an album…SURE YOU DO!!! :)   Sure every image from your session isn’t going be your absolute fave.  BUT…the cool thing is that all the images together tell a story.  Those pictures fit together like puzzle pieces and when they’re all together, there’s nothing like it! 

So, think about the session album.  It’s a great way to have everything, but not have to DO anything (frames, etc).  Knowing how much my kiddos look at old digital scrapbooks I have, I know if I had an album like this, it would definitely be one of the most popular “books” at our home.  It’d have to be viewed with a parent, of course though!!!   :)

Have a great one!  We’re off to the mountains for the day…ahhhhh………   ~m

…announce it…

Tuesday, April 29th, 2008

 

One thing I really looked forward to with both of my kiddos was sending out a birth announcement.   Why, you ask???  :)

Because I loved:

*choosing the image and card that complimented that image the best

*sending something in the MAIL (gasp!) because life is so digital these days

*sharing our new little love with everyone 

 

When my pal, L, asked me about announcements for her little one, I was excited to gather some up for her…this post is basically to show some options.  So, if you like one better than the other, let us know!

Here are 3 more choices in pink (mom’s request).  Background colors can be changed, images can be swapped, etc. 

^  #2

 

^  #3

^ #4

Have a great day!   ~m

 

 

my guy + big thanks

Wednesday, March 19th, 2008

{ My fav close up}

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Storyboard showing how much fun he was having with this cute antique horn — I remember that thing from when I was little!

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Just had to say thanks to Steph for the lovely flowers…they brightened up a tough day.  I truly appreciate it, girl!  {mwah!} 

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