Saturday, June 12, 2010

Short Hiatus

While we are in the middle of moving from Nashville to DC and all of the fun travels we have planned in between, the blog may get slightly neglected. I will try to post some images from my travels to upstate NY next week and for the 10 days we will be there.

And while I am away, if you know of anyone in the DC area who is pregnant and due anywhere from the middle of July until September or so and who would like to receive a complimentary newborn session let me know. I am looking for 2-3 newborn "models" to work with. Families will receive a complimentary newborn session and one 5x7 as well as the option of purchasing collections or prints at 15% off. ($200+ value)

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Sites and Sounds: Ballston Farmers Market

I saw a sign last week about a farmer's market near the Ballston Metro Station. Thankfully, since that's all the info I knew of, the market has a blog and twitter page and I found out that the market is open every Thursday from 3pm-7pm. Ahh... I'm telling you, heaven is found in local farmer's markets. E and I enjoyed some fresh blueberries, picked just this morning from a farm about an hours drive from DC. Couldn't be any better than that!

#92 Purchase a set of templates or two from Design Aglow

I haven't blogged any completed goals for awhile regarding my 101 goals to complete in 1001 days. #92 was completed a couple of months ago when I decided to purchase a couple of templates from a company who designs some of the most beautiful templates for photographers, Design Aglow.

I love their templates so much because they have a sense of timelessness and simplicity which exude beauty. As a company they strive to help photographers create beautiful pieces to sell and take the hassle out of designing them ourselves.

I laughed to myself when I was reading back over my goals, seeing which ones I have accomplished and which ones I haven't yet. It seems like such a small thing, purchasing templates, and it is, but the results of using a template to create an artpiece for a client is gorgeous.

To see the templates I purchased click here and here. And I've already used them! Yay! Unfortunately I wasn't able to take any pictures of the final product as I wanted to keep them wrapped in their protective bubble wrap and plastic. But here are the designs I sent to my lab:

This was a 20x20 mounted print for my mom for Mother's Day. It turned out lovely. I collaborated with my siblings and their spouses to include pictures of all of us from the past couple of years.

The image below was inspired by the templates I purchased but I tweaked it a bit to get it to our liking. This was a 30x30 inch gallery wrapped canvas. The black border wrapped around the wooden frame and was only visible from the sides. It contains images from a clients session I did in April and was gorgeous. Can I just say that it was nice and big! Just the way I like them.