Thursday, September 30, 2010

Mac Attack

I've spent the past few days learning to navigate my new Mac Book Pro (an early Christmas gift from my parents-- thanks, mom and dad).  There were times when I questioned my logic for converting from PC but at the end of yesterday with my first project complete I think I finally feel good about the switch.  In fact, once I got all the photo editing software and actions installed plus the photos moved to the proper folders the actual editing time was greatly increased.  Hallelujah!  This is good news since has a most busy weekend in the Hot Springs area taking photos for five different families (looking forward to seeing y'all and enjoying this great weather).

The mail runs late at my house so if I am expecting something in the post the day is usually filled with a sort of anticipation.  However yesterday was just an ordinary mail day with one pleasant surprise tucked between political ads and bills.  A few months back a very sweet family asked me to do some photos at my friend Casi's farm.  The mother couldn't pick which photos were her favorites and so I ended up doing a great deal of extra editing.  I didn't expect to be paid for it, I was just trying to be helpful, but this kind woman sent me a check anyway and it came on a day when I really needed to know that my work was appreciated.  Thank you, Tami Threet!  Below are a few photos from the Threet's shoot that I just love because they capture the western spirit that the family was looking for at the farm.

Now, I write about Tami's kindness to say that what may seem like a small act to you may actually be an enormous boost to someone else.  I encourage you to follow the lead of this charming woman and do something nice for someone today-- or as my mom would say "bless someone."  Maybe it is simply reaching out over Facebook or sending an email to a friend you haven't spoken to in some time, maybe it's making cookies for your office or rolling your neighbors garbage can from the curb to the driveway... whatever act of kindness you choose I am sure it will be greatly appreciated.


Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Nearly a year ago my husband and I stepped into the bank and took out a small loan to purchase camera equipment.  My family and I played around with different business names but I went with because it could be about anything I wanted to try-- photography, writing, event management.  In fact, in this first year I've called it the " project" more than a business because it is something that is always growing and morphing.

As I look back over the first year I am proud of the progress we have made and I hope that this blog will allow me to showcase a few of the special events, projects and happenings in my life and in the life of

For example meeting this charming young man getting ready for his first birthday at his grandparents farm.  I love taking photos of children and families!

Right now we're running a special: $50 for a mini-shoot.  That's 30-45 minutes of photography ideal for holiday cards.  As always, with you get a disk of the edited images with rights to reprint and share as long as is given credit.  Let me know if you'd like to schedule a shoot soon-- dates are filling up fast!!  Just email me at or call 501.766.1879.