Friday, July 30, 2010

Incredible - enough said!

Emily is an incredible young lady. Devoted. Caring. Sweet. Talented.

I've only known her for a short time, but I can tell that she is going to make a big difference in this world! I can't wait to find out what it is...



Call me at 602.628.8019 or send email to bymelinda@cox.net to schedule your image session now! I look forward to hearing from you soon!

Back to School Mini Sessions

Looking for a fun way to document your back to school shopping efforts? Call 602.628.8019 now to reserve a time for your back to school photos!

Bring your kid, the backpack filled to the brim, and those adorable back to school outfits - don't forget the new shoes!

In the comfort of my indoor air conditioned studio, we will make some really fun images using my new backdrops. If the weather cooperates, we might even head outside for some more fun. Then, I will prepare the images for viewing, and you can make your selections right after the session. The selection process is really fun because you will get to view the images on the big screen in our home theater while snacking on movie snacks and popcorn.

Call 602.628.8019 or send email today to make sure you get the time slot you want!

I can't wait to see what your child picked out for school!

Learn from the Pros

Hi, I wanted to take a minute to pass on some great educational resources that I have found to be invaluable.

I joined the Arizona Professional Photographer's Association the same month that I started my studio. They provide amazing educational workshops, studio tours, and monthly meetings. The members and speakers provide a welcoming atmosphere where everyone shares their "secrets" to help ensure the success of each member. I highly encourage you to check it out. Learn more about the organization by checking out their website at http://www.arizonappa.com/education.html.

By the way, I'm teaching an InDesign workshop on August 22. Sign up now to reserve your spot. http://www.arizonappa.com/education.html#august_22

If you prefer learning in the comfort of your own home, give the PhotoVision DVD's a try. They are filled with information from leading professional photographers across the country. I've learned so much about posing, lighting, marketing, and just about everything else from watching these DVD's. I usually watch the entire DVD within a few days of receiving it and watch particular segments again just before a specific type of session.

Now because of a special sale, anyone can receive PhotoVision's 6 DVDs for just $39 by using the promo code: PVFAN. I look forward to my bi-monthly, 2-hour photo educational fix arriving in my mailbox chocked full of information and inspiration.

If three people order a subscription using the link below, I'll get the 2011 subscription for free. That would be totally cool! Click here to find out more.  http://fansof.photovisionvideo.com/Melinda/044350

I'll keep you informed as new educational opportunities approach. Have fun and keep clicking!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Friends, Fun, and a couple of creepy crawlies

We recently went on our first camping trip as a family. Riley had a blast. He even made some new friends!

It was great, but a few people had trouble sleeping because of the two tarantula spiders and the scorpion that we saw just before going to bed. Part of the adventure...

Sunday, July 18, 2010

What we did this summer: Part 2



We went to Uncle Tom's cabin near Chicago. Uncle Tom took us to the beach and took us fishing. Riley loved playing with the dogs so much that he decided to become a dog. He used the doggie doors and everything! Thanks for the great hospitality!

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Part One: What we did this summer

We went to Chicago and had a great time at Navy Pier. Our little adverturer isn't so little anymore. He had to be 48" to ride the EXTREME THRILL SPEEDBOAT RIDE. Guess what! He is exactly 4 feet tall right now.

We had a blast. Our only regret was that the ride was a half hour instead of an hour long.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Jordan - Class of 2011

The class of 2011 has tons of fantastic students this year, but Jordan is one of the best. Handsome. Artistic. Nice. What more could you ask for?


Call or text me at 602.628.8019 to schedule your image session now before the craziness of your senior year starts.


Studio and on location sessions are available.

Monday, July 5, 2010

New indoor studio space!

video

Get out of the heat, but still enjoy a fun-filled image session. This video shows how much fun it can be.


Call 602.628.8019 or email bymelinda@cox.net to schedule your session. Let's make memories and art together!