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It’s Cameron!

Maybe you remember that Cameron is my grandson.  Every year, Cameron comes in for a portrait session somewhere around his birthday.  We usually do something that he wants to do, and a few things that I want to do.  The first picture was my idea… the rest were based on his ideas.

He’s a cool kid. 🙂

Children's Portrait with American flag

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Little Miss Bonar

A good friend of ours since her high school days, mom brought her first child to us for some newborn shots.  She’s a few months older here, but quite the adorable one.

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Little Mr. Bean

Not the kind of bean you’d find in your favorite soup… this little mister is the kind that steals hearts.  Take a look. 🙂

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Remember when…

… I would blog 2-3 times a week?

It was pretty regular, too.  Sometimes 2-3 times a day!  Oh, yeah.

But I got behind, and busy, and didn’t have as much time to do it anymore.  And I still don’t.  But you will start seeing them again soon.  The best reason I can give you for why you will see them is because I have been asked to do so. So, here goes…

First, before I start in on blog entries for the sessions, weddings, and more, I have a couple of new projects we are getting ready to roll out.  Both take full advantage of the fact that we have a super, large studio with state-of-the-art facilities and lots of space.  Having a studio gives us a unique opportunity to create new stuff that we sometimes can’t do on-location.  Once we’re ready to reveal them, you’ll know what I mean.  One of the projects has been in the works for about twelve years, and the other going on three years.

Happy Birthday Shaftora

Some news items for you, too. Diana’s birthday is November 6.  Please feel free to wish her a happy birthday. We won’t be at the studio on her birthday (it’s a Sunday), but will be all this week thru Friday.  She likes purple, Scottie stuff, and sugar-free licorice. 🙂  We will also be closed on Saturday, November 5 so that we can celebrate her birthday in style.

Thanksgiving Turkey

There are really no holiday cutoffs this year.  However, if you want your print products for Christmas gift delivery, they need to be ordered by December 17.  A few items should be ordered earlier than that, such as books.  Please ask if you aren’t sure.

The studio will be closed for Thanksgiving and the remainder of that weekend.  We’ll reopen on Tuesday, November 29. The studio will be closed for Christmas and New Year’s from December 24 through January 2.  As always, we will be happy to try to accommodate your holiday portrait requests during those times, but we won’t be at the studio for you to pick up or place orders during those dates.

Model calls.  We have three model calls coming up.  One is for a model for one of the two projects I discussed above.  We have one model already, a young lady we have photographed before, but we’d like to have another to kind of round things out.  The next is for newborns… this is not specifically a model call, but we have changed a lot of things about our newborn photography, and we welcome anyone whose had a baby, and who is no more than ten days old, to contact us about getting a complementary session.  The last is for next year’s high school seniors (Class of 2013).  Senior models get two full sessions, free products, cash, and discounts on their future orders.  For any of these, email me or call 304-263-3100 and talk with us (or just leave a message).

I think I’ve said enough for one email.  Hope you’re looking forward to the new blog entries as much as I am.

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And the winners are…

First, it’s important that you know that all the babies were beautiful to us, and we completely enjoyed the opportunity to meet all of them.  And you should also remember that WE do not have any input into the judging of the babies… that is done by four individuals who review the pictures separately and make their own votes known to us.

That said, we want to share the news.

In reverse order…

These are our two Honorable Mentions…

Coming in at third place,

We first met Abigail’s mother some 14 years ago when she was a dancer at a local dance studio.  Now she’s a mom, a full-time student and has a very beautiful little girl. 🙂

And the second place slot goes to…

I’m not sure how much resemblance there is now, but Calyssa’s older sister was a contestant just a few years ago!

And with no further delay, we announce our grand prize winner, Miss Naomi!

When we first photographed Miss Naomi last year, we were stunned by her beautiful eyes and playfulness.  Now she is still as playful, still has those beautiful eyes, and can make one heck of a mean face! (her mom will appreciate this)

Congratulations to all our winners!

Mommy & me: Fun with pictures

When you have a cute kid, you just want to show them off.  And when you’re having fun during the portrait session, it’s time to get involved and get some pictures with your cute kid.  This was one of the most entertaining portrait sessions all year. 🙂

Cutest cousins

All my cousin photos growing up have 10-15 people in them.  Often times in the bathtub, in a field, or on a tractor.  These two had a bit less going on around them.  There was fun, and a bit of attitude thrown in for good measure. 🙂

To set up your own portrait session, call 304-263-3100.

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A baby’s life

Grandma Judy has been a client of ours for awhile, having brought her granddaughter to us several years ago.  This time, she brought her newest grandchild… and like the first one, he had a great time with us.

Most Beautiful Baby Contest

This is our signature contest’s eighth year, and we could not be more proud.  This year once again we are raising funds for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.  A portion of every session fee is donated to St. Jude for their research into children’s ailments.

To enter, all you need to do is call, set up a session, then pick your contest entry.  Prizes, announced in a week or two, will well exceed our prizes from prior years.

Here’s the flyer… feel free to share it with your friends who have babies!

A new way to blog

When I first set up this blog, it was my hope to update it as often as there was something new to talk about. Well, in addition to several new posts coming this week, I will also be able to post from anywhere via my phone.


Here’s a picture of the screen for a post that you can see on Monday morning. Let’s see what else I can get into. 🙂