Monday, August 16, 2010

New business cards in! Yippee!

So Chris and I both ordered new business cards. Him, because he got a new cell phone with a new number, me, because I ran out! So since I do the posing and stuff with families and babies and he concentrates mostly on couples and seniors, we decided to get totally different backs. Mine features one of the Lambson twin boys - he was smiling so big!!!! His features Damon and Kari Metzner on their wedding day.

Ciao for now!


Saturday, August 14, 2010

Pose for Paws - Spokanimal Fundraiser

Bhhhhttttt - you should have been here!

Today was our annual fundraiser for Spokanimal - the local animal shelter for the City of Spokane.

Each year we have a day where we offer portraits with your pets (and without!) and the discounted session fee goes as a direct donation to Spokanimal. These two little guys belong to Ginny Baxter, are they adorable or what? I'll probably have to make some kind of greeting card out of this! I can see something about age written all over it!

The annual fundraiser helps Spokanimal do all the great things that they do for the animals in the area, mostly dogs and cats, but often other kinds of pets as well. Did you know that Spokanimal also has a pet food bank for those in need? Yup. It's way better to help people keep their pets who are one of the family, than to tear the family apart just because they can't afford food for their pet right now. Spokanimal doesn't want to make a family choose. So if you know anyone who may need temporary help in that way, have them call Spokanimal! By the same token, if you'd like to contribute food or funds, you can call Spokanimal at 509-534-8133 or stop by their newly remodeled digs at 710 N. Napa.

So, wish you were here? Well, we have given Spokanimal a limited number of certificates, so if you go make a $50 donation to them, they will give you a Pose for Paws certificate and you can come to the studio (make an appointment first) and have your portraits taken with your pet, without your pet or just of your pet! Of course you receive a complimentary 8"x10" printed portrait of your choice as well!

Have a great weekend!


p.s. - you don't have to have pets to donate to Spokanimal and get a certificate! They make great gifts, and you don't have to bring a pet in to do the photos!

Friday, August 13, 2010

Senior season at the Studio

Well, 'tis that time of the year again, the middle of summer and all the graduating senior boys and girls, uh, young men and women that is, needing their senior portraits. I haven't yet figured out why so many schools want the senior portraits by the first couple of weeks of school starting, but they do! So, we photographers have basically just a few short months to get all the graduating seniors in Spokane and the outlying areas done before the middle of October!

I won't lie, it's fun. Each person is so very different, even when you think about the fact that they all want to just fit in. It really is amazing how unique each person is considering everyone has the same places to shop, the same schools, the same books, entertainment, etc.... yet they all come away with something different. Of course we try to give them what they want, but at the same time, you know the parents are the ones that will have the image hanging on their wall for ever, so we have to think about them too.

Okay, back to work now, but enjoy the photo, more to come!