Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Chaivs-Mahardy Wedding

I'm behind again in keeping my blog updated, but I'm catching up now.

Several weeks ago, I had the pleasure of photographing the beautiful Cyrece Chavis, and handsome Mathew Mahardy, in the village of Dolgeville. They had a beautiful day, despite so many rainy days this summer. Their reception was held at the Crystal Chandelier in Middleville. Besides a beautiful cake, they had this incredible candy bar, full of candies of many was such an original idea!

Thanks so much for letting me be a part of your day!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Time to plan your Christmas photo shoot.....

It's almost October, which means it's time to start thinking about Christmas time too. Unfortunately, the warm, beautiful weather is going to leave us, and the cool rainy weather is going to replace it. If we have a typical winter, we'll even get some snow in October!

Shoots for Christmas will need to be done in the months of October and November, so please plan accordingly. If you call early, and want an outdoor shoot in the fall colors, you'll need to do so as soon as possible.

I'm going to be getting some new drops for this season, so be sure to stay tuned for what is ahead....(I'm having a hard time choosing between a few, so I'm sitting on it thinking).

Please call 845-8880 for an appt time to set a session aside for your family. And don't forget, Christmas cards are available in multiple sizes.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Dane- senior guy

What a surprise to find out that this handsome young guy, happens to be the son of an old friend, whom I haven't seen in many yrs.....

Anyway, Dane wanted a country setting, and that's what we were able to find for him. His cousin Kassie, also had her senior pictures done on this same road, but we were able to mix it up, so they didn't have duplicate images....You have to love the light on the one that highlights his face.

Thanks Dane, Brenda, and Danica for coming out this way! I'd love to do a family session for you too!

And who said girls are attached to their phones????

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Sometimes things just don't go the way you plan it

Last Sunday, when I did Kelsey's pictures, I mentioned that my flash didn't work, and her mom made a battery run for me....I was very greatful for that, but I had no idea what I would be in for this week. I "thought" I had charged my batteries, and was under the assumption the ones I planned on using for a wedding this week were charged. Out of insecurity, I did buy a back up flash too, because I'm shooting a wedding, and heaven forbid if I didn't have a flash that worked...put the batteries in....popped off three flashes.....flash then died.

I was like, "WHAT??????". Enter panick mode......threw the batteries in the charger light, so assumed they were charged. Went through different case scenarios of what could be wrong. This was a brand new flash, charged batteries, was it me? Was I really crazy? Was the brand new flash bad? Which happened to be the only one the camera store had too, btw. Yesterday, went to Best Buy, as I wanted a new slow trickle charger....they only had a 3 hour charger...left the store, went to Radio Shack....they only had a 2 hour charger ( I wanted one that would take longer, not go faster), left store, went back to Best Buy, bought a new charger, and a new 8 pack of rechargables....

I'll spare you the details, but got all of my batteries charged, found out I had one bad one, which was probably responsible for the others not charging, although I still don't know what was really wrong with my flash, other than a little corrosion.

And, my lesson learned, which everyone would probably benefit from, is: if you use rechargable batteries, use a good charger that has a cord, not the little ones you get in the pack at the stores, with 4 doesn't tell you jack squat about how much your batteries are charged, or whether they are even any good! That, my friends, is my public service announcement for the week.....oh, and it's probably not a good idea to leave your batteries in whatever gizmo is holding them...not good for the contacts.

Stay tuned for a few more seniors and a wedding by Labor Day!