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Friday, January 27, 2012

We've gotten a lot of fog the last few is a photo I thought was interesting of the sun & frost from the fog on neighbors windmill.  Thought I'd share!

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

There will be no pictures on this post.  I found this on a fellow photographers blog.  It so fits so many of us I just had to share.

Today I am writing for a couple of reasons. I have some quiet time at the moment and need to get a couple of things off my mind. I will leave this for my husband to deliver to you when he is ready.
You photographed my wedding, you photographed my first pregnancy and my first baby. I contacted you awhile back to photograph my 2nd child and family. After getting prices and realizing I would want all of the pictures as we love your work – I decided against spending $500+ – which is what I normally spend for portraits and prints with you.. Please know it is not because I don’t value your amazing eye, or how much we love the experience.
That week that I decided to NOT do a session with you, this is how I spent some money.
On Sunday I called and cancelled our session. Monday I went out and got my hair cut ($39+tip), and colored ($65), Thursday I had my nails done ($24), my family went out to dinner at a somewhat expensive restaurant for no particular reason costing us $79 + tip. This was just 4 days since canceling our session, already totaling over $200 for un necessary things. My nails only lasted about 2 weeks, my hair is gone, and seven weeks passed when I got the phone call from our doctor. It was not something I expected and the cancer has spread very quickly. I will be leaving my husband, my 6 year old girl and my now 2 year old – not by choice. It is very hard for me to talk about it which is why I need to write you.
I watch your Facebook page and your posts about the value of a photo and if I could give back all of those things that I purchased this few weeks after I cancelled my session with you, knowing what I know now, and have that session, well… I would do it in a heartbeat.
Now my time is done and there are no more chances for me. The next time someone cancels a session – my wish is that you forward this letter to them. Time is fragile, it is gone before you know you had it. If you charged $200 for one print it wouldn’t be enough for what it is actually worth. I cringe to think that my priorities were a manicure over a memory to pass onto my babies and husband.
My love and thanks for what you have given us from past photos. I am so sorry that I did not see it as more than paper until now.

Monday, January 2, 2012

Well, I've done really well starting 2012, 2nd day of the year and 2nd post. 
Below are a few photos I took of daughter practicing some lighting set ups.  Thought I'd share some of the better ones.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Wow time flies!

It's the first day of 2012!  I can't believe it.  I'm really excited for the new year, I've set a few goals both personal and with my business. 

Really hoping to make 2012 a wonderful year!

Here are a few pics from the last few sessions I did.  They were all awesome children!

The above are my nephews, Meg & Nelson's boys

Oldest son and his boys.
Surprise for Mom
The next ones came from a "practice Session" I'll be offering mini session of Enchanted Forest in the coming month.  As I say these were "practice" but they didn't turn out bad.

Fantasy Foto Studio: Preview "Wow time flies!"

Fantasy Foto Studio: Preview "Wow time flies!"