Monday, April 25, 2011

Coupons for You

Below are some WONDERFUL coupons from area businesses participating in a coupon exchange.  We personally use Music Lessons in Your Home for piano and have been very happy with our teacher and Anthony's progress.  Of course who doesn't love Planet Smoothie-- yum! And Caroline's Children's Consignment is offering a free hair bow with a $25 purchase.  My coupon is for a free 5x7 photo when you book an appointment.  Take a look at the other great offers and be sure to let these vendors know where you heard about their specials.  Have a great week! -Mandy       

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Mother's Day Gifts

Sunday, May 8th, is Mother's Day this year and it's only a few weeks away.  Mothers, grandmothers, aunts, and other special women in our lives will be celebrated.  If you're looking for a gift, here are three ideas:

First, support by purchasing one of these hand-made benches for only $30. Here's a great idea-- roll paint onto the kids hands and put their prints on the top of the bench.  Easy and customized!  They come in pink, blue, lime-green, and buttery yellow.  The tops can be painted in gingham as in the photo to the right.  Contact for more info.  Benches can be picked up at Clear Creek Farm on Highway 171 (between Hot Springs and Malvern, Arkansas) or arrangements for delivery can be made in the Little Rock metro area.  We'll need approximately 10 days to custom build/paint your bench so get your order in ASAP for Mother's Day.

Idea number two, a gift certificate.  For new moms or mommies to be, consider a maternity shoot so you'll always remember this special time and your "baby bump" or you may wish to document your little ones hands, fingers, toes, and nose with a baby-parts shoot.  Baby-part shoots are ideal around 1-month.

Mom can use the gift certificate for one of our late summer-early fall specials shot on location at Clear Creek Farm.  These shoots are perfect for Christmas or holiday cards.  Besides just printing great photos, we can also use your images to make custom stationary, coffee cups, t-shirts, and other gift items.  Think of it this way-- your Mother's Day gift card could help you with your holiday gift giving too!  Contact me at for more info.

Speaking of late summer/early fall, here's a sneak peek... we are planning five or so set ups on location at Clear Creek Farm including a girls tea party area, a canoe with antique oars and a barn and/or rustic building facade.  The farm is a wonderfully natural area and ideal for family, couple and children photography.  The shoots will take about 1 hour and clients will get to pick three of the set ups.  We are so looking forward to welcoming many guests out to the farm for what will prove to be a visually inspiring shoot fun for the whole family.

OK, now, the last gift idea: I've been making these initial canvases and they have been getting nice reviews.  They work well as a decorative door hanging or as wall art and for $20 you can have one.  They make great gifts for mothers as well as classroom, music or other teachers.  Let me know your background color and any preferences about the letter design.  Shipping is extra but they do ship well in post office padded envelopes.  48 hours is needed to complete the design.

Thanks so much for taking the time to read all of this and here's wishing everyone a happy and safe spring!
Best Wishes,

Friday, April 1, 2011

Photo Book of Baby Girl

Will be doing some newborn photos soon and wanted to share this book I created last year for a special family.  This is a "baby parts" book.  Years ago my photographer friend Heather Williams created one of these for my baby boy and I have treasured it.  I'm so glad that I have been able to do these for others.