Sunday, April 29, 2007
Tonight we went over to our friends Randy and Kim's house. Kim showed me some pictures she just got done of her baby at Target's photo studio. She was not at all pleased with them and she spent $113 on them! It was great to hear her experience and how they do things. They apparently had printed out a bunch of 8x10's and tried to sell them to her for $16 each. She didn't want them but they were already printed out. She asked what they were going to do with them since she didn't buy them and they told her that they would just shred them. What a waste! She said at least the "photographer" took a bunch of pictures and she showed me the proof sheet. There was only about 30 pictures or so, so I wasn't impressed, but she said she has gone other places and they would only take 3 or 4 poses. I just cannot believe that portrait studio world. I promise you I will not be like that!
btw- I got word yesterday that sometime on Monday my site will be live!
Thursday, April 26, 2007
Time slots available are:
9:30 am- booked
10:15 am- booked
11:00 am- booked
11:45 am- booked
12:30 pm- booked
1:15 pm- booked
2:00 pm- booked
2:45 pm- booked
3:30 pm- booked
4:15 pm- booked
5:00 pm- booked
and if needed 5:45 pm-
Slots have been known to fill up quickly so I'd suggest booking early to reserve the most convenient time. Also, please forward this on to anyone who might be interested!
Stay tuned for the launch of my new website! I'm just about finished and was told that it should take 1-2 days to go live. However, I'm not sure if the weekend will count. :(
Wednesday, April 25, 2007
My husband got home from work early and we went down to the studio and he got some work done. Everything is off the walls (except for ugly border) and the baseboard and cabinets are removed! I spoke with my landlord today and he said the former tenant will come and pick up the cabinets tomorrow so I'll soon have a clean slate to work with!
It's all so exciting and very mentally exhausting. I can't shake the feeling that I've got a ZILLION things to do. But for now, I must go to bed.
Saturday, April 21, 2007
Have I ever told you how much I love my job?! The fact that I get to hang out with awesome people, photographing the cutest kids, and knowing that I am capturing moments that parents will treasure forever is so fulfilling.
WOW! They look soooooooo fantastic! I love so many of them! I can't wait to see the whole shoot. Thank you so much for your patience and talents, we are totally impressed and can't wait to make regular sessions with you to watch our babies grow together. I will totally show my friends too and I am sure they will be in touch with you as well!
Friday, April 20, 2007
Thursday, April 19, 2007
Jean made me my favorite Coconut Peach Ice Cream Pie. It is to die for. It is her own creation and it won an award in the Chicago paper years back.
Aidan was told he needed to drink his juice box in the kitchen so he found sat right at the border of the kitchen and living room... that kid... always challenging the rules!
This was the funniest thing! Aidan had his arm around Sophia while we were doing a series of pictures. Just then, Sophia passed a WHOLE LOTTA gas- VERY LOUDLY! The look on Aidan face was priceless... then he slowly removed his arm from around her... we laughed so hard!
All the cousins:
Sunday, April 15, 2007
Wednesday, April 11, 2007
The contest was: Bake a cake and in "Blu" frosting, write your birthdate in numeral form. Mine is 8-5-77. I didn't put a whole lot of planning into it, but I thought I'd at least give it a shot. They claimed they had literally thousands of entries so I'm excited that my picture made their blog! Check it out!
Okay... did anyone else cry when they watched Charlotte's Web?! I always remember the book being sad, but Andy rented the movie for me and the boys last night and I was sobbing! Owen kept asking me all kinds of questions and I could hardly answer him because I was fighting back tears. ;)
The Bellagala social was fun! They had a Nintendo Wii hooked up to a giant screen and we had a Wii Tennis Tournament! It was my first time playing and Andy and I were a team. We made it all the way to the championship round and lost in the 5th match. It was so close!
Oh, Andy and I also got to box each other in Boxing and I was quickly KO'ed. ;)
Tuesday, April 10, 2007
Monday, April 09, 2007
I've got a Bellagala social on Wednesday night so maybe I'll bring my camera and take some pics! Should be fun... an adult night out with me and my hubby? What a concept!
Saturday, April 07, 2007
I updated my recipe blog today after doing some Easter cooking. I haven't posted any pics here recently, but I have a small wedding tomorrow so look for those pics soon.
I made a few more little studio purchases (no renovations yet). I ordered some folios for senior pictures. I'm not going to be advertising senior photos on my new website, but I figure if someone local wants them done I wouldn't mind. They're not my absolute favorite thing to do. Maybe it's because I haven't mastered them yet. I have yet to see a senior photo that isn't cheesy, unless it's done fashion/magazine style.
We're having a little Easter egg hunt tomorrow morning and my boys are psyched! They've been practicing with a plastic egg all week around the house.
I hope everyone has a great Easter- and take lots of pictures!
Thursday, April 05, 2007
Speaking of blogs, I get email notifications for Jenna Fischer's myspace blog. It's so cool reading her blog because she's an actual TV/movie star! She seems so down to earth and she even loves Target... we have something in common! It's also cool because she writes about what it's like to be famous and what it's like going on talk shows, etc.
Here's an excerpt from today's post:
"And, I'll be on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno tomorrow night (Friday). I have no idea what I'm going to say! But, I love Jay. He puts his guests at ease. He's a very warm guy. I have to say, it is crazy to me that I just referred to Jay Leno as "Jay"…and that I know he is a warm guy. Angela and I talk about that all the time. She'll say, "What are you doing today?" And I'll say, "Well, I'm working in the morning and then I have a fitting with my stylist. What about you?" And she'll say, "I'm doing a photo shoot but I can run to Target around 5pm." And then we'll stop and say… "Stylist!? Photo Shoot!? Who are we!? The only part of that conversation that made sense was Target at 5pm!" It is funny how all of the Hollywood stuff starts to feel normal."
If you're interesting in following her blog as well, go to myspace and search for "Pam Beesley." She actually updates her blog on the set as they're filming The Office. When you see them on their computers "working" they're actually on real computers checking email and whatnot.
Thanks for taking the time to read about my life! Please feel free to send me your favorite blogs as well. I always have room on my daily list! ;)
Wednesday, April 04, 2007
Just remember, I give it all to you for $150! ;)
Tuesday, April 03, 2007
Monday, April 02, 2007
Sunday, April 01, 2007
I'm hoping to launch the new site at the same time as my studio... hopefully by May.
FYI- check out the updated Bunny Sessions schedule. There are still open spots. Also, check out my two troopers who braved the wet weather and went through with their photos.
Miraculously, the rain let up for Joey's session. He was very quiet during the rabbit handling part of the session, but as you can see, he warmed right up! That last photo of him has to be one of my favorite of the day.
Hoppin' like an Easter bunny!