Friday, March 13, 2015

My New Venture

My first love was vintage. Over our (almost) 21 years of marriage, my husband and I have spent many, many weekends at flea markets and antique stores. My love of photography began after the birth of my daughter 9 years ago. I started incorporating my vintage finds into my photos, and my hobby turned into a business. It seemed that more and more people were turning toward vintage, and they loved my style.

As I ventured into indoor photography, I soon learned the pros and cons of backdrops. Having limited space to store them, those tubes of rolled-up vinyl were just a pain and took up a lot of my precious storage space. Not to mention the hard-earned money I paid for them, only to learn that the ink scratches off easily and a lot of them have a dreadful glare. I was on a mission to find an affordable, durable material that resists wrinkles and is guaranteed not to glare. I believe I have succeeded, and am so happy to finally be able to offer fellow photographers a great product.

While I now have a studio filled with flea market finds to use in my sessions, I realize not everyone has the space for that. Many of my backdrops are photos of my actual session setups and vintage items, and the result is so realistic that people don't even realize you're using a backdrop.

Storage is so easy. Backdrops come in a zippered pouch and are no bigger than a large bath towel. They are also double-sided, so the amount of space they save is invaluable. They resist wrinkles, but if they are left folded for a long period of time, a few minutes in the dryer works perfectly. I hope you'll enjoy them as much as I do! 

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Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Pickin' Peaches

We had the chance to pick some delicious peaches last month, thanks to my friend Allison.  I couldn't pass up the opportunity to photograph my daughter while we were out there.  :)

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

The Cuddle Loom Promotional Photos

I was ecstatic when Suzette from The Cuddle Loom asked for photographers for her new Spring line, and she agreed to let me be one of them. I have been in love with her work since the moment I laid eyes on her Little Lumberjack outfit. If you haven't seen it, you need to check out her Etsy shope now! You can also find her on Facebook.

When she said she needed a baby girl 6-12 month size, I posted on my Facebook that I needed a little model. Little Miss Ava was a perfect match for these clothes, and I couldn't have asked for a better model. Thank you to her sweet mommy for bringing her to see me.

This outfit and lots more cuteness can be found in The Cuddle Loom on Etsy:

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Papa's Hand

Kymberlin and Grandpa took a little time away from playing with caterpillars yesterday for me to take this picture. I love how it turned out. One day it will be a great memory for Kymberlin. Grandpa's memory is fading (yesterday he said a panda is a kind of snake .. lol) but his hands are as kind and strong as always.