Hello there! This fall has been filled to the brim with lovely families, editing, editing, editing, and...did I mention editing? Which...has left little time for blogging. I have so much to share from my family's year...vacation, backyard fun, garden, Superman costume, football, and a visit from a General. What. A. Year. It has been blessed with so much joy...laughter...heartache...loss...soul searching and wrecking...giggles...snuggles...stories...dancing...play...growth...friendship...disappointment...and simple abundant gratitude for every bit of it. As I approach 2015 I have a clearer picture of what my business and life can do. I can't wait to share all of that with you in due time. For now, to each and every one of you who have read a blog post, liked a Facebook status, subscribed to the newsletter, shared your story with me, a session with me, or have supported me for all these years, I am thankful. I am certain that my story would not be where it is today or tomorrow if it weren't for you. You had a part of it all...however large or small...you had a part. Thank you. Thanksgiving Exclusives (until December 3rd)
Those of you who reserve your 2015 session by Tuesday December 3rd
Signature Session w/ Full Digital Collection- $850 plus sales tax ($650 savings!)
Signature Session fee only- $150 ($300 order deposit will still be due at the time of the session)
*Nontransferable and cannot be traded for cash
*Mini sessions will be changing significantly in 2015, so no specials on minis
Goody Bag Exchange (ready by December 15th)
If you have had a session with me in 2014, receive one 11x14 ($72 value) in exchange for a back pack or juggle bag filled with any of the following by December 15th:
-Holiday gifts (for boy or girl)
-Homeless Care Kit (some ideas can be found HERE)
-Foster Care Kit (for children moving between foster care homes...including fuzzy blanket, socks, house shoes, notebooks, pencils, pens, crayons, markers, coloring books, and/or journals)
These will be contributed among programs and individuals through out Central KY
Everyone Has a Story
If any of you watch Hoda and Kathie Lee you may now have the "everyone has a story" song in your head. It's a segment of the Today show where they tell a story of one of their viewers, write a song for them, and do something wonderful for them. I love this idea and truly had no idea what else to call this. While I certainly won't be writing or singing any songs (trust me...it wouldn't be pretty), I love celebrating stories.
Stories are powerful folks. Words matter. Hearing "me too" matters. Feeling loved and celebrated matters. I view my job as a job of storytelling. It is my main goal. And I love your story. I see your story. I want to know more stories and I want to celebrate and document the beauty and harshness and perfect imperfection of story. True stories. Through photography.
I need your help to do this. We all know someone who's story inspires us, saddens us, gives us hope, or simply makes us hold on to the ones we love just a little bit tighter. I want to hear those stories and have the chance to give a gift that will last generations.
*If you know someone who's story, who's family, needs celebrated or just simply needs to be heard or captured, write to me and let me know. Every so often I am going to pick from these stories and give a session to a deserving family. With this session they will also receive a CD/flash drive of all the final images with unlimited personal printing privileges.
This is not something that will be announced on my website, so please don't be discouraged if you don't hear anything about the session. I will leave it up to the families if they would like to share. Unfortunately, not all stories will be chosen. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.