WOW! What a wonderful week I have had! I belong to PPMA (Professional Photographers of Mississippi and Alabama) and our annual conference was this past week. How wonderful it is to get away for a few days and spend it with colleagues and those of like minds. Great speakers and workshop leaders who are knowledgeable of their craft and inspiring!
Our speakers were Zack & Jody Grey from Nashville, Blair Phillips from North Carolina and Marty Gravijack from Florida. Our conference was in Huntsville, Alabama. In the photo above shows Blair doing a Senior Model shoot in Big Spring Park. Beautiful place for photography!
Of course, as with most conferences, there was a trade show and I picked up a few things. Backgrounds, props and a few tools of the trade. And I need a few models to help me show off my new backgrounds!
Newborn Model Call
I have a great deal of newborn items that I got this past week and collected over the past couple of years and need a newborn 1-2 weeks old to model them for me. If you are going to have a baby or know someone has just had a baby or is about to have a baby, please have them call me! The studio number is 205-982-3311.
I also need a couple of children. Boys or girls to model for me and help me show off some new backgrounds
For more information, call me at 982-3311 or 807-1223.
I am so excited about the techniques that I learned at conference this past week! Particularly with newborns (oh, and maternity and children and seniors and commercial ~ more on commercial later.) I had a blast with comrades and met new friends. Became a member of the “Tater Pie” Club. (Thank you members and others who stood behind me so I would not have to sing a solo…) Christy Lynn! YOU’RE NEXT! LOL! Much fun. A great group of people, most of who do not shy away from sharing their testimony with the Lord. I think that is why I felt so comfortable with them and like I had known them all my life. Sunday morning I walked into our meeting room at the hotel. We were all coming together for a worship service before our teacher/speaker, Jim Lersch presented his program. (Jim was in there with us). I ran into a photographer from Huntsville, who I met several years ago and had the privilege to become re-acquainted with last summer. After exchanging pleasantries, I asked him if he would pray for me. He said, “I will. I’ll start praying for you right now…” It was comforting to know that I could walk up to someone-anyone in this organization and ask for that. And honestly, I think I could have requested prayer from anyone who was present. The Bible says that we will know each other.
Now, back to photography… I am so excited about taking newborn portraits! These babies who modeled for us were 5 days old or less! And so tiny! I have some props for newborns and some more coming in. And I am so eager to try them all out! EXCITING!
If you are having a baby, had a baby in the last couple of days or know someone who has recently delivered or will be delivering soon, I would love the opportunity to photograph the baby as a model! For more information call 205-807-1223 or email me at email@example.com (you may have to cut and paste). I look forward to talking to you!
I almost forgot…I am starting a newsletter and if you are interested in receiving a copy, please email me to sign up for it at firstname.lastname@example.org (you may have to cut and paste) and I will add you to my list of recipients. The newsletter will contain photos, recipes (we like to eat around here…), photography tips, promotions and a few other tidbits like gardening, etc. So to receive your copy, you must sign up!
Some of you may (or may not) know that I rarely do a ‘sneak peeks’ or previews online. (I hardly ever update my website or blog! 8O) I occasionally will post a video, but rarely. In editing I found these just ‘too cute!’ and adorable! I couldn’t stand it. In fact these two portraits are culls, cast offs, outtakes, whatever you want to call them. I still love them!
Yes, here in college football country (also known as the ‘Deep South’) we start them early! See this little fella w/The Bear impersonation?
Yes, they have to pick a side and be ready with “Roll Tide Roll” or “War Eagle”! Even if you grew up somewhere else, went to college somewhere else, if you move here to live, you have to choose. And around here, often times one of those phrases will be the first thing a baby learns to say… besides the dog’s name.
This baby (and mother) were precious to work with. I enjoyed every minute and the time just flew! And she brought a smocked outfit for this baby to be photographed in! I love my job!
Professional Photographers of Mississippi and Alabama is having their mid-year conference this weekend and part of next week. And it is in Birmingham!!! I will be in classes & workshops for at least 3 days. Stephanie DeVeau of Inky-Dinky-Do Photography will be giving us a demonstration on newborn photography. We are still in need of newborns who will be no more than 10 days old on June 15th. What a wonderful opportunity and privilege it will be to have nationally acclaimed photographer to take your newborn’s portrait! And you will receive FREE portraits of your baby. If you are interested, please contact Patti Ford – 256-927-6453 or contact me- email@example.com or call me at 205-807-1223.
Now onto finishing this editing so I can get started on editing the photos I took today at Summerquest and upload them to the church’s site.