Fine Art Portraits. Canvas. Wood. Framed Portraits. Books. Albums. Oh My.
How I help you see your family as art goes way beyond digital images. After all, who wants another “to do” project after your session?
Offering a varied amount of (nothing but the best) heirloom products to my clients is the heartbeat of my business. More often than not my clients are looking for finished art they can enjoy long after their portrait session has ended. Today, I wanted to share with you the newest product offered to my clients.
Printing on wood.
Heritage Wood Accordions have a Fine Art Paper Mounted directly to 3/4” wood with hand sanded corners to give you that hand-made artisan effect. No wood color or grain shows through these prints so you get the look of a wood print with true color and clarity in the printed image.
I actually ordered this amazing product to display a few of Mallory’s senior portraits and loved this so much, I replaced my traditional portrait folio offered in my collections with this heritage wooden accordion. I know my clients are going to love this!
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It’s beginning to be that time of year for me…Christmas Card Season! Yep…it’s a season for me alright. Kinda like duck season. Or rabbit season. (Que the Looney Tunes music.) And once December 8th hits for me this year (studio closes for the year), I’ll have NO creativity left and look forward to unplugging for my long Winter slumber. Christmas Card Season is what keeps me fresh. Excited. Creative.
Creating one-of-a-kind holiday cards, getting to know my clients and brainstorming funny sessions year to year is such a privilege for me. To come into my client’s lives yearly, witnessing how they’ve changed as a family unit and watching their kids grow, I won’t lie…gets me a little verklempt (talk amongst yourselves for a moment.) I’m so thankful I’m chosen to go along and document their journeys.
Soon I’ll be announcing my New Mexico session dates. I’m looking forward to visiting with friends, eating yummy food, and photographing families in the dreamy ABQ light.
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Late summer announcement is here: I am thrilled to share I’m easing back into work after having shoulder surgery this past February. This isn’t just good news, it’s berry good news!
It’s Friday! It’s Friday!
Check out that cute fashionable cartoon of me. Ever heard of Bitmoji? I hadn’t until one of my awesome clients introduced me to this cute lil’app last fall. Now this fun app is all I use to communicate to my loved ones. Go check it out…it will definitely up your texting game.
January for me has been OK. My year started out with another child facing surgery to repair a torn ACL, so I’ve been cooped up inside making sure to stay on top of her pain while keeping her company, filling the ice machine, bringing her snacks, helping her to the potty, etc… She’s kept me amused with her SnapChat stories from friends, Harry Potter DVD’s, funny hand written notes with interesting art, and she started and completed 6 seasons of LOST. She was not happy with the ending…I could really care less. I tried to watch that series in 2005 and moved on after episode 5. I found it a bit bizarre. Anyway…her stitches were removed yesterday and she had her first PT appointment so we are seeing the light in the tunnel and moving forward. She’s excited to get back to school Monday and I don’t blame her. I remember how the world pretty much revolved around friendships when your 15 years old so she’s ready to get out.
I’m looking forward to the last few weeks of my vacation to complete Mallory’s senior portraits, design her album, and show her off to the family. Here’s just a peek at what I’m looking at!
The above images were taken at the Cadillac Ranch just outside Amarillo, TX. This place has a special meaning to Mallory since we’ve stopped here numerous times on our way to Albuquerque, and I’m all about capturing your child in a location that’s meaningful and will create stories.
Have a great weekend!
Hello. . The kids are playing into the wee hours of the morning and sleeping late…LOVE LOVE LOVE school holiday’s! I’m enjoying the quietness of my house and working on creative projects that have been on my imaginary To Do list. The project I’m currently working on is for my sister-in-law, the one who I always meet in Chicago. Because I take most of the photos…ok…who am I kidding…I take ALL the photos on vacations she hardly sees any unless I’ve posted to Instagram! Pretty sad if you ask me. Anyway, I’ve always wanted to put together a book of our trip and send it to her before Christmas. BUT…life always gets in the way and I can never find the time to look, sort, and create something meaningful and tangible to be printed. That’s all changing …rightnow! Since I’ve already sorted day 2 of our Chicago adventures I thought I’d share
a few some with you from my main camera and iPhone.
Sunday. November 27th, 2016.
Our morning started out lazy, much like our Christmas holiday. We made reservations at one of our families favorite restaurants mid-morning and had tickets for a matinee theater performance.
Shaw’s Crab House has been our families favorite for 16 years now. I absolutely love the ambience and amazing food here. If you ever find yourself in Chicago and would love a finer dinning experience Shaw’s should be at the top of your list. I suggest their brunch, that way you can sample almost everything they offer!
Flashback for ya…since Mallory will probably miss our 2017 Chicago trip because she’ll be away at college, this year we made sure to hit some of her favorite spots and recreate a few funny photos. The above photo is a blast from the past when Mallory was a cute one year old and this was our first trip to Chicago with Bryan’s brother and sister. I just have to laugh at the goofy faces.
After the show we walked over to Daley Plaza where the Christkindlemarket is set up. Visiting and shopping at the small stalls has been a long tradition for my family. Every year my kids look forward to sipping hot chocolate from their yearly collectors mug and eating sugared almonds while navigating the crowd of people shopping for traditional German Christmas gifts.
Another tradition is visiting the Macy’s windows then riding the escalators to the 7th floor to enjoy dinner under the glow of Macy’s amazing Christmas tree located in the Walnut Room.
Writing our letters to Santa at this location has been a must for the last 5 years. Even though the girls are a little old for Santa’s magic, they play along for the little guys. I tell them it keeps them young at heart!
Thanks for stopping by and if by chance I’m not on here until after the New Year…..HAPPY NEW YEAR!