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GOOOO facebook fans! {another giveaway}

You guys rock!  And just like that, 300 fans… I wasn’t really prepared and had planned to take my own photographs of one of my favorite necklaces from NoisyCricket on Etsy {don’t even get me started on the amount of $/time I spend looking there – SO many cute hats and beanies and frames and photography props and rings… you get the idea.  I could do a whole post on my goodies from Etsy, but that may be for another time…}, but here I sit in my office, feeling just a little lazy.  I’m trying to re-learn my new, “real” version of photoshop, and I think that I have made it through editing something like 4 pictures in about 3 hours… not good people, not good!  I put together a collage of your 3 options to win – each is a necklace that can be fully customized, and {maybe?} could be here by V-day!?!  No promises…

So, how do I win this awesome prize, you say?  Here is the scoop…  {1} leave me a comment on the blog or {2} leave me a comment on my facebook fan page.  That’s it!  Simple!  The winner will be randomly drawn from the pool of commenters – a comment on both the blog and facebook get you 2 entries.  And if you are Jeni M. I will throw in a couple of twinkies for you if you win;).  Ok… hop to it!  Contest will close Tuesday night, Feb 2 at 10pm. 

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February 1, 2010 - 5:46 am

stephanie - Congrats!! :) Keep up the great work!! :)

February 1, 2010 - 6:02 am

Jackie L. - Jeni M. made me come! I’m having a great time looking through your blog! It looks great. :)

February 1, 2010 - 6:11 am

Jenimc - TWINKIES! looking forward to seeing some stuff from your recent sittings ;) if you like etsy you should look for Beadin’ Babe on there, I love her stuff.

February 1, 2010 - 1:08 pm

Sarah - Love our family pictures!

February 1, 2010 - 2:18 pm

Lindsey Madsen - Thanks again for taking Chloe’s pictures on Saturday. I’m so lucky to have such a talented and creative photographer. :) Super excited to see how the pictures turn out!

Lindsey Madsen

February 1, 2010 - 3:10 pm

Tashia Uken - Emily,

Congrats on over 300 fans! You do an amazing job with your photography business!

February 1, 2010 - 4:18 pm

Jennifer Tuttle - Emily congrats, your photographs are beautiful! Keep up the good work!

February 1, 2010 - 4:36 pm

megs - Congrats on your 300 fans and growing. Your photos are beautiful.

February 2, 2010 - 3:52 am

stacy - Excellent photoshoot today. . .you took some amazing pictures. . .i love the way your creative brain works!! i cant wait to see the completed pictures!!! :)

February 2, 2010 - 4:03 am

april - just booked a time for my daughters 1st birthday pictures, cant wait for the session!

February 3, 2010 - 3:28 am

Jackie P - Emily, your photographs are wonderful! Great work!

What’s hangin’ at my house :)

I am SO excited to show off some of my newest products!  There were so many neat ideas for displaying portraits at Imaging USA, and I am so excited to finally be able to show you what you are able to do with your portraits!  There is something for everyone and every budget, and so many options!  

Fine art acrylics are perfect for a more contemporary way to display your images.  Your portrait is printed directly onto a 1/4″ acrylic substrate with a white layer screened to the back to give you vibrant colors and precise detail.  The acrylics are mounted with stainless steel mounts 3/4″ from the wall to give the illusion that they are floating.  SO neat!  Images shown are 16×24″.

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One of my personal favorites is the shadow mount.  Your portrait is mounted on polystyrene mount board and then mounted to a 1 1/2″ black hardwood frame, giving your image a finished look and ready to hang in your home!  Images are each 20×20″. 

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Prior to us moving into our home, these cut-outs were furnished with mirrors.  We promptly removed them. :)  We have had our wedding pictures hanging in the cut-outs prior to the canvases, and wanted a cleaner look with something that filled the entire hole, rather than just a small frame.  These gallery wrap canvases are so awesome, and can be ordered in any size from 6×6 to 60×60.  Talk about options!  And the one of Noah holding my tripod?  Melt. my. heart.  These canvas wraps are each 20×40″.  Don’t be afraid of big sizes, it works!!

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I am proud to offer canvas clusters in my product line, which allow you to have 10 options of clusters of gallery wraps already organized (which makes it just a little bit easier on both of us when ordering!) :)  These look so sharp and neat… I have 2 options to display in my home, and I am SO happy with how they look!

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These are a couple of my favorite images, and this canvas grouping is the double-pano.  Each canvas is 15×30″.

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The accordian mini’s are such a neat product to display your images or to give as a gift!  They are 3×3 images with a leather or custom cover, and make a perfect brag book for parents and grandparents, or look great stretched out on a display table.  There are 10 image openings, so plenty of room to use your favorite images.  I am so excited about these!

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What I learned at IUSA…

The difference between a terrorist and a two year old:

  • Both are determined to hurt someone
  • Both have an agenda that nobody understands
  • Both answer to leaders, but nobody is really in control
  • Both never compromise

There were a couple others, but I couldn’t write fast enough…  All kidding aside, I took away a wealth of knowledge from my first PPA meeting in Nashville this past month.  I learned everything from interacting with toddlers to lighting to studio organization to sales and marketing.  I met a great group of photographers from all around the country, and now have a new resource when I have questions.  I am so excited to bring back my new ideas and implement them, and I hope to become a better photographer because of the ideas that were shared at IUSA.  I have so many ideas for posing and props, many which I have purchased and can’t wait to use!  I am saving up for new lighting and {another} new camera, and can’t wait to expand my business!  Thanks for all of your support this past year, and I can’t wait to make 2010 the best yet!

Now if only I could win the lottery…:)

“S” family {look at those eyes!!!}

Can you believe the eyes on these kids?  And the lashes?  Ellen joked that she was going to have to start shaving her daughters’ legs next year…:)  I absolutely fell in love with these two, and “L” is a girl after my own heart… a shoe lover!  Thanks Ellen, hope to see you all again soon!

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Dear Great American Cookie Company…

I will no longer be requiring your services two to three times a week.  It’s 2010.  My muffin top is begging me to stop the addiction.  I no longer need to visit you and buy 4 tiara cookies, 1 cookie by the slice, and 2 big bite doozies to satisfy my sugar cravings.  My son doesn’t need those delicious chocolate chip cookies that seem to call our names on a semi-daily basis.  But how do I stop?  You are all I can think about!  I am ready to conquer my problem and move on.  Maybe next time I’ll be able to just walk by and purchase 1 cookie… dare to dream!

I promise to have a blog post with a little something of substance relating to photography here soon… 3 or 4 sessions coming up this week – no need to fear!  My canvas wraps are supposed to arrive tomorrow, so hopefully I’ll get those hung and show you some amazing options for your home too!  Happy Monday!

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