“All about me”… customized album

As promised I’m posting about new products offered in 2010.

I am so excited this album! I wish I would have done one for my kiddo’s because I was so horrible about keeping up with their baby books! It a 10×10 album with room for journaling, hand prints, and lots of pictures. The little hand drawn details are so fun and unique. This book could be used to ceebrate any birthday. Its perfect for those messy cupcake images taken during the “first birthday” session.

It could also be used as a “FIRST YEAR BOOK”, to include maternity, newborn, 6 month and 1 year portraits. Normally it’s a 20 page album but more pages can be added to include journaling, hand prints, foot prints and LOTS of pictures.

Here’s a peak…
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“Post Tots”… custom annoucements

Over the next few weeks I’m gonna try and post a few more samples of custom products. Here are the latest annoucements that are offered. They are fun and modern. i love the color combinations, making them just a little different. They work for either a boy or girl.
Here are some samples of the textures and details…
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Grand Opening… AK CAKE STUDIO

Last night visitors of the AK Cake Studio were welcomed with a delicious treat, champagne cake with strawberry mouse and a heavenly red velvet cake. The AK CAKE STUDIO celebrated their “official” grand opening and their “first” First Friday event last night. Hundres of friends, family and locals showed their support to the new downtown business that is bringing gourmet desserts, chocolates and treats to Anchorage. Mayor Dan Sullivan cut the 250 pound cake and the Anchorage “Big Wild Life” moose visited the bakery.

The bakery showcased my photography for the event! It was fun to see the images all hung throughout the bakery. The display included some product photography I did for the bakery of their scruptious desserts. My favorite is the tiramisu cupcakes. I also hung a varity of my portrait/wedding photography. There are 5-6 images of a 1 year old eating one of the bakeries fabulous cupcakes made by Chef Will! He is adorable and YES, he really did enjoyed his first cupcake. It was the most perfect “First Birthday Session”! I also hung a variety of other images including wedding and senior portraits. I also wanted to feature a newborn. Miss Gracelynn was only 9 days old in the images on display and just precious as can be.

Thank you to all my friends and family who came down to the grand opening!
The images will be up for a month or so please go downtown and support your local business and get a scrumptious cupcake and coffee.

The bakery is located at 608 West 4th Avenue, next to the Historic 4th Avenue Theatre.

Here are a few images…
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Congratulation Alvin & Chris…

Alvin and Chris had a simple wedding at the courthouse and they came right over to the studio afterwards. They were so sweet and in love and such a joy to be around! They were just laughing and smiling the whole time. I’m so glad it worked out to do their pictures. I truly enjoyed our session and am glad I got to share a few moments of their special day. After doing many, many stressful weddings it was very refreshing to have such a happy, low stress bride & groom. I just love how how the camera captures their happiness.
I just wanted to share a few images for the lovely couple…
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January sunrise…

A few weeks ago I left the studio and saw this gorgous sun peaking over the mountains. I had a few minutes to myself before picking up the kids. I got some gorgeous images and it seemed the sunrise took forever (which was nice for me!). I love the dark blue in the sky and the golden glow. I truly love the mountains and can’t imagine living anywhere else! The beauty we are surrounded by is amazing and it was nice to take a few minutes out of my busy schedule to appreciate it.
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New Product… “Session Canvas”

A clients asked about a canvas with a bunch of her images. Wall collections are great, but they can take up a lot of wall space (and get costly when adding frames). wooooallllaaaaaa….. THE SESSION CANVAS! A 20×20 gallery wrap canvas with images from your session. I love how you can put in some of the funny “outtakes” that clients like but don’t always purchase. What about adding images from previous sessions.. wouldn’t that be fun! Or mix color and black and white! You can also add some “artistic” images to tie everything together. The detail in the little frames is amazing!
Here’s a peak…
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“The Petting Zoo”… custom birth annoucements

I love “creating” unique items for my clients!! Somtime I get the “creative” energy and just can’t stop. It’s amazing where you can find inspiration! I keep an “inspiration notebook” (really it’s just a folder of clippings) and am constantly taking pics with my phone to remember a color combination I saw in a store. This time it was s sweet little baby blanket. Mom said it was the theme of her room and I thought a “truly custom” annoucement would be fitting for this princess. Well, I offer a baby girl annoucement then really there should be a baby boy one.
Here are a few of the cute little details:
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Sweet baby girl…

I had the pleasure of photographing this sweet baby girl today. She’s 10 days old today and such a beautiful girl. She hardly fussed a bit which always makes my job so easy. Daddy was such a natural with her I was so impressed with the poses he got her into.
I just love the soft, squishy newborn images and the little details of her little precious face!
Congrats to your new family… I enjoy working with you!
Here’s a few…
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Sexy, fun maternity…

This beautiful mommy to be recieved a special Christmas gift from family! She was so open to ideas and suggestions and her hubby was such a good sport. I’m so excited to photograph the new baby due in February.
Here’s a few to share
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Congratulations…

Congrats to Jolene & Brandon!

We got to our shooting spot and I was so happy to see the sun! It’s really seems we haven’t seen much of it lately. It was such a nice suprise to see it just peaking through the trees and I love the warm glow. They are such a fun couple and I’m excited for their wedding.
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