Thursday, December 3, 2009
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
Thursday, November 12, 2009
I can't take credit for the image from New Zealand. He wasn't willing to pay my travel expenses to get that image. Maybe next time. ; ) Also, the baby picture was taken way before I even knew Nick existed.
I would love to design your yearbook ad!
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Monday, October 19, 2009
Thursday, October 8, 2009
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Celebrate your family by helping a child!
Call Melinda at 602.628.8019 to schedule your appointment now.
Appointments are limited! As a Thank You for participating in this event, you will receive 2 free gift images with the purchase of a wall image at least 16x20 in size.
Family Portrait Month is sponsored by PPA Charities.
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Monday, August 17, 2009
There is a $275 image appointment fee. The entire amount can applied to the purchase of images and products. The fee needs to be paid up front to hold the appointment time. Senior portrait sessions are one-hour in length at any location (that allows photography). There is an extra fee if I need to travel further than 20 miles from Paradise Valley Mall.
Print prices start at $25. I can also design custom announcements or inserts for announcements as well as pages for yearbooks. Prices vary.
I will create a custom package for each Senior. We will have fun and will create a combination of images to please the parents and images to please the Seniors. The majority of the session will be focused on capturing the fun/cool images.
I can give a $50 discount for two outgoing seniors from each school who are interested in becoming image reps. Image reps will receive image rep cards to distribute to their friends and classmates. They will be asked to post an image slideshow to their Facebook page (or other personal online site) and contact at least 25 students and promote my images. They will also receive a $25 image credit for each referral who books a session.
Friday, August 7, 2009
Saturday, August 1, 2009
I attended Image Explorations, a photography school in Canada, mid-month. It was a great experience. I have a lot of new marketing ideas that I'm excited to start trying out soon. I also learned a lot about lighting. Just before the course, I paid off my credit card. Now it is charged up again with lighting equipment purchases.
Monday, June 29, 2009
Saturday, June 13, 2009
Riley graduated from Montessori Center School yesterday. He was so excited. He came bursting into our room at 5:40 AM saying "I'm so excited!". Wasn't he handsome!?! He helped pick out his graduation attire. He hasn't worn a tie since his Finalization Day when he was one.
It was a great day! He is definitely ready for first grade. Montessori Center School will always hold a special place in our hearts. This school has prepared him for so much in life. His teachers have instilled a love for learning and a sense of curiosity that will be a great benefit throughout his life.
We are going to miss this school! Images from the graduation party to follow soon.
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
Friday, June 5, 2009
I love my first newborn images! I learned a lot about planning and preparing for newborn sessions. It is more different from a toddler session than I thought it would be. But... I'm giddy because I reviewed the images with the family tonight, and they loved them!
I hope you enjoy them, too! Let me know if you can think of anyone with a baby. I want to make more beautiful baby images soon!
Thursday, May 28, 2009
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
I've been wanting to do a book about Montessori Center School for a long time. Here's the final draft. We may make a few changes before it goes to the printer, but this is pretty much it. The book isn't quite as detailed as I had planned in my head, but it is really special! If you are interested in purchasing a copy, I can make a few changes and remove the graduate section and add pictures from the year your child attended the school (as long as it was within the past few years while Riley was attending and I was photographing events). I hope you love it as much as I do!
It was really important to me that the gardens be documented before they are removed to make room for the light rail. I also wanted to have something special so we can remember the school and teachers. I can't imagine a better place to start an education!
Monday, May 4, 2009
Friday, May 1, 2009
Riley's spring break was a few weeks ago. We decided to drive to San Diego and spend a few days there. Riley loved Legoland so much that we bought annual memberships and went three days in a row. I can't imagine a more perfect amusement park for a 6-year-old boy. The faces on the Washington monument and the inaguration scene are both made of legos.
We also went the an aquarium and the beach. After the beach, we asked Riley which he loved more, the beach or Legoland. He picked the beach. Too bad we didn't know that before we spent so much time and money at Legoland.
This part is from Riley:
Riley went into the deep, deep and really cold ocean. He said it felt great, but the adults thought they would freeze if they went as far as he went. And one of the surfers said "Hello!" to Riley. We stayed at 3 different hotels. Tower23 was our favorite because it had a really, really nice firepit near the ocean.
Sunday, April 26, 2009
Thursday morning Riley was really excited because he had a wiggly tooth. He wiggled it so much all day that it hurt when he went to bed that night. He came home from school on Friday and said the Miss Margaret (the resident expert on wiggly teeth) said it would come out either Saturday or Sunday or Monday.
Fast forward past a weekend full of baseball, Korean Children's Day, a quick trip to the Lego store, a chess lesson and bedtime on Sunday night. About half an hour after we turned out the lights, Riley called out that his tooth was gone. He must have wiggled it pretty hard while we thought he was sleeping and managed to pull it out.
He is so much braver than I was. My first tooth fell out while I was eating soft-serve ice cream. I wasn't about to let anyone pull it, much less pull it myself. Anyway, by the time I got upstairs Riley had a mouth full of blood and was proudly holding his tooth in his hand. We let him stay up and bask in the glory of his accomplishment. He's going to be pretty tired tomorrow, but I'm glad we were able to be there when he lost his first tooth. No more wiggly tooth for a while.
It is pretty hard to smile while showing of your missing tooth.
Wednesday, April 8, 2009
Friday, April 3, 2009
My house is being taken over by legos. They are everywhere you look. I love them because he is learning to follow the instructions and build really big things all by himself. He also creates the coolest things when the original crumbles and he just plays with the pieces. Creativity, learning, building, playing - could you ask for more? Oh yeah, Mom and Dad get some quiet and can actually think when he is absorbed in his lego creations. Bonus!
Sunday, March 15, 2009
Monday, March 9, 2009
Here is the winning entry.
Here's another one that the judges liked, but that didn't score quite high enough for a merit.