Friday, March 26, 2010

The Savvy Sisterhood Workshop

I get to GO!!!! I am seriously, beyond words excited about this workshop I'll be attending in St. Michael's, MD!! I leave on Sunday and come back Tuesday evening and the whole time I'll be learning so much from these amazing ladies:
  • Jodie Otte beautiful work, simple and elegant

  • Mika Beth Edwards you might want to wipe the drool after checking her out! *love*

  • Kelli France

  • Jessica Grieves

  • Bev Hollis I know some animal lovers that would love her!

  • Marta Locklear I think we could get along just nicely :)

  • Melanie Mauer love her!!

  • Catherine Clay HELLOOO!!! I am so lucky to be able to meet all of these ladies!

  • and of course the hostess herself, Marsha Mifsud (she's amazing!! shabby chic and beautiful...the link for the workshop is on the sidebar of her blog, I tried to link it, but my internet keeps freezing up! darn thing)

and these are some of the topics we'll discuss:

Creating a Business that Enriches Your Life
Keeping your Sanity and the Beds Made~Getting organized regardless of your "right-brain" tendencies~Managing and valuing your time~Balancing work & family
Capturing Emotion & Non-posed Posing
Pricing and Marketing
Studio Lighting
Branding Yourself
Finding the Light
The Power of Presentation
Styling your Session
How to Rock at Sales {online or in person}
How to use social media to build relationships with your customers and increase the number of referrals
Posing and Composition
Creative Processing
Setting Yourself Apart from Others

Oh, I am just beyond excited for these couple of days and wish I could stay the extra portfolio building day, but I'll take everything I will learn and bring it back to my business here in Chambersburg. Now...if the weather is beautiful and perfect, that will make life even sweeter!

What's brings the cool factor up even more? We are staying at the hotel where they filmed Wedding of mine and Paul's all time favorite movies! Hehehehe....I can't wait to show him the pictures (well, show all of you the pictures!).

Hope you have an exciting weekend too! :)

Monday, March 22, 2010


Is it because they are both girls? Because they both have the same dirty blonde hair with nice natural blond highlights? Is it because they are both sitting in a cart and you can't see how much taller one is than the other? Or for some other reason I just don't know?
Because I must get asked at least 3 times a week if they are twins, and it's not a recent thing, it's been a "their whole life" thing...even when it was way obvious that they were not twins!
Just sayin'...nope, they aren't :)

Monday, March 15, 2010

I ♥ Faces: Bundle Up!

Big wee one during one of the ridiculous snow storms we encountered! Hopefully we'll be taking lots of sun-shiny pictures soon!!
Check out I ♥ Faces and scope out the rest of the bundled up photos :)

Sunday, March 7, 2010


My mom and I hit the road on this BEAUTIFUL Saturday to go to my cousin's bridal shower. We haven't had that much time alone together in a long time and we had a LOT of laughs!! Especially when she almost drove us right into that heart was BEATING out of my chest, I'm glad she found it so amusing ;-)Here is my beautiful cousin and her future husband...great couple! They are getting married in the US Virgin Islands :) I'm super excited for the big day!This is a pretty rare occurence, a picture with my grandmother :) And here is my beautiful mother! My best friend and amazing Mimi! Thanks for the great day Mom!Meloni and I have been pretty close for a long time! We are only a couple of weeks apart in age, and being that I am the older, more mature cousin, I was sure to fill her in on all of my wedding wisdom...ha.ha. We've shared SO.MANY.LAUGHS and I was beyone thrilled when she asked me to photograph her I said, "YES!" hehe!This is Hadley, she's a trip...a total teenager in every aspect. Remember those days? This is my Grandpa. The glue of the family. He's a handsome man isn't he?? :)
What a gorgeous day for traveling...after all of the snow we've had it was nice to see the sun. Thanks for a great day Mom, and the rest of my family :)