So imagine this. Your honey is kicking back watching the Super Bowl and you are not sure what to do with your time. Why not bring the kids out for a Valentines Day Mini Session. I have added limited sessions for February 2nd and if the weather is great, we may be able to do some outdoor shots. Message me ASAP to get your booking!!!
In honor of fresh starts, I thought I would share my last session of 2013. This adorable little guy was the closest I have come to an actual newborn shoot at only 20 days old. He will also be my first client I will be able to follow throughout his first year of life, so you will be seeing plenty more of him. He was wide awake the first 30 minutes or so, and then drifted into LaLa Land. So precious.
Happy New Year to all of my followers! I cannot wait to see what this year holds.
Suspicious behavior? Well, yes, apparently I am quite the suspicious person running around with my camera. At least a little old lady who lives down a little country road seems to think so. Today I was out running around gathering goodies for a new project I am working on. Suddenly, behind me, appears a cop car. What? Out here in the middle of like timbuktu? So he flashes his lights, not his emergency lights, which made me kind of nervous thinking he might be one of those “fake cops”. I left my window rolled up until he showed me a badge.
I said, “Yes, Officer?” as I gathered my license and insurance. He told me that he had received a call about a woman who was driving up and down the road, getting in and out of her car and going off to the side of the road. I said yes, that would have been me. “May I ask what you were doing?” I told him that I am a photographer and I was gathering weeds. He said, “WEED?” quite suspiciously. I said, “Weeds.” and pointed over to my passenger seat and showed him (the items in the photo above). He said, “Ohhhhh! Okay. Well, you need to be careful out here.”
“Thank you, Officer. I will do that.” So, I drove home after that laughing. I never in my wildest dreams thought someone would think I was suspicious. But you never know. I am carrying “weed” with me, so look out. 🙂
On another note, before the suspicious behavior, I did come across this (above). As I was driving, I noticed something crossing the road. First one (the mother I am guessing) and then the second one. I slowed down so as not to scare them off. They wandered into this field and stood there and looked at me for several minutes before they took off. I wish I had a clearer picture. I only had my 50mm on me and so stood on top of the doorway area of the car and tried to shoot up over the weeds (oops… there’s that word again) blocking the view to the deers. Otherwise I would have been standing in red mud (as opposed to red dirt of Oklahoma) thanks to all the rain we have had.
All in all, an interesting outing to say the least. Now I will spend this evening beginning work on my weeds before they die on me. I would not want to have to go back out and pick more weeds and someone call a cop on me. (evil grin) Of course I could have gotten myself into more trouble I suppose if I had tol him I was out “shooting”. Most people who are not photographers look at you oddly if you tell them you are going to “go shoot someone”… especially if you say, “I’m going to go shoot a xx yr old baby today.” You get the worst looks. Ah, the joy of being a photographer.
Hello, All! I received news yesterday that this picture (taken back in February) would be on the cover of the Kids Directory magazine in November! YAY! I am so excited. This little magazine can be found in several locations all over Oklahoma city including Crest grocery stores, pediatric offices, dental offices, and more.
And for those of you who are reading this, I am offering you a special as well. If you call me by September 30th and book your Basic Portrait Package for anytime before October 15th and mention that you saw the blog for the KIDS DIRECTORY, I will give you not only the **2 FREE 8×10’s that I am promoting for the magazine, but I will also throw in 12 FREE WALLETS**
Yeah! The new website is up and running!!! WOO HOO!!! I am doing the happy dance. Come on over and check it out. If you had the old one bookmarked, you may need to do a refresh as your cookies will tell you it has not been published yet.
So I was supposed to hang my pictures yesterday. But alas the volunteer that was to be there to help out was not available and so I will be hanging tomorrow instead. So here is my check list:
Pictures ~ check
Frames ~ check
Extra wire just in case ~ check
Sanity ~ HUH!!!
Just kidding. I am excited. And really ready to roll. I have decided to head to the gym early in the morning and do my usual routine, keep myself busy so that I am not sitting here freaking out before 1pm comes and it’s time to hang. 🙂 Wish me luck!!!
Well, the time has come… or is just around the corner. My artwork will go up at OU Medical Center this week. If you were to look up “nervous wreck” in the dictionary (does anyone even use a dictionary anymore LOL), my picture would be right next to the words. Yes, I am nervous. I have 14 pieces going up (shown above). Of course they will all have black frames. I will try to get a picture after I get them all hung. These will be on display June 1 after 4pm until June 6th! Yay!
As always, if you are interested in any of these pieces, please feel free to visit my full portfolio. If you are a gallery or studio looking to represent artists, please feel free to contact me as well at (email) firstname.lastname@example.org