Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Why don't all photographers release the copyright?

I'm often asked why other photographers do not release the copyright. I can't answer for all of them, but there is a huge mark up in prints. I don't enjoy making prints, I enjoy taking the pictures. But on the other hand, I am not everyone's photographer, I'm the "do-it-yourself" photographer. If you won't follow through and make your own prints, then all you have is a CD. We all like things we can touch and feel and pass around. You spend alot of time, picking out the outfits, and getting the hair cut and combed so make sure you make a print and share it too. I mean you must have a grandmother somewhere with an empty fridge, so send her your smile.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

"E" is for energy!!!

Have you ever wondered why photographers use great big flash units and even bigger lenses? It's because little girls can move very very fast! Big lenses and flash units allow you to freeze motion, most of the time. Even with the best equipment in the world, sometimes the littlest photo subjects can still create a blur. This darling 2+ year old gave me a run for my money, but she sure is cute, don't you think?

Monday, September 14, 2009

Hug a hero today!

My former neighbors asked me to photograph their family before they left on their new military assignment. This is a brief representation of what you can expect from a family portrait session. All the children will be posed individually, sometimes with a favorite prop, notice the cowboy hat. Mom and Dad get their moments in front of the camera as well as whole family poses. I'm open to suggestions and want to capture the pose that you want. While the father in this family would be embarrassed to know he is a hero to many of the young men in my neighborhood. He has served his country in Afghanistan 2 or more times. Just a brief reminder that the freedom we enjoy is not free. So find your own personal hero and give him or her a hug today.

Friday, September 4, 2009

Back to school Portrait Special

What do all these children have in common? They all posed for "school pictures". "School pictures" record a memory of how your child looked in any given year. The school offers this to school age children in the fall and sometimes again in the spring. They are conveniant, you send your child to school (hoping their hair will still be combed after recess) where they are photographed "herd style" one after another, one shot only. Hope you like it. Then you have to purchase a "package". There is a fail safe if you don't like their picture. It's called "retakes". The pictures are again taken "herd style" and you get one more shot at having a great picture to remember this school year by. This may work for many of you, and I'm thrilled for you if it does. If, however, on the other hand you or your child grimace at the thought of "school pictures" the traditional way, allow me to offer an alternative. All children age 0-18 years are welcome to participate. On Saturday September 26, 2009 I will be photographing children at Lomond View Nursery (304 W. Pleasant View Dr.) from 9 am- noon. The first child in any given family will cost $30, and each additional sibling will cost only $10 more. (All family photographs will be on one CD.) Each child may have up to one clothing change if desired. You will have more than one option/pose of each of your children and I will even photograph them as a group if you desire. You then take your CD to any printer you desire and create your very own "package" with prints in the number and sizes that you choose. So if you are tired of the "one size must fit all" provided by your school, call this number #801-737-1303 and asked to be scheduled for the portrait special. Want to participate but Saturday Sept. 26th doesn't work for you? You may choose to book a family session where I will also take individuals of each of your children or hook up with a couple of neighbors that also have children needing their school picture taken and we will set up a private appt. that is more conveniant for you. Call #801-737-1303, ask for Lisa and I will be happy to answer your questions.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Location! Location! Location! Lomond View Gardens

These amazing gardens were created to make the perfect backdrop to any wedding/wedding reception. You can find out more about them at www.Lomondview.com/gardens. And if you are planning on hosting a wedding or reception you can contact Kristi @ 801-458-4327 for more pictures and more details. I'm not planning a wedding for Saturday September 26 but I am taking "back to school" pictures that morning. If you are happy with the school's offering of one pose that you must pick whether you love it or not, then this event is not for you. However, if you would like your children photographed with this perfect background, then check back soon for more details.