Sunday, April 26, 2009

Whitney's Website

In an effort to revamp my business I decided to purchase a flash website. I've had it up for only 2 1/4 days and already it's been bringing me business. I am so thrilled! The only thing I'm not thrilled about is that I'm not fully done "revamping" and I wasn't going to unveil the new me until after I returned from Texas this summer. It doesn't do any good to become a popular photographer and then leave the area for 2 months.

Here it is for anyone that wants to take a peek. The site has music just to let you know. Turn your speakers up, as my mom likes to remind everyone who looks at it.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Family Photos

Yesterday we had our family photos done by my friend and fellow photographer, Shaunna Barry. I made a few storyboards out of my favorites. Feel free to copy these and make your own prints, they are both size 20x10. I can also change the text easily to something less personal and then email them.

These are awesome because they are so versatile. You can frame them or you can mount them on styrene and display them on a plate stand or hot glue a cute ribbon to the back and them on the wall. I'm ordering both but the one of just Haley and I is going to be hung in her room.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Photography Studio

I am so incredibly excited! I am finally, after nearly 2 years of being a professional, getting my studio put together. Yesterday Nick and I went to home depot where we got a 4'x4' section of laminate flooring, a couple pieces of plywood, and a piece of molding in order to create this look:
The wood flooring is a very popular look right now, it's supposed to look as if the subject is sitting on the floor in a room with a painted wall. I like it because it's portable since the wood planks just snap together I can easily unsnap them and put them back into their box.
Then I decided I needed some props for my studio so I went antique shopping and found an incredibly cute bench/stool for $15 and a red step stool for $10. I figure they will be good for having little kids sit on. I have been feeling really creative lately and a very popular photo prop right now is tutus however these can run $40! Instead of paying that and waiting a week for them to arrive I went down to walmart, spent $8 on materials and 2 hours later I had this:
Now I'm waiting for my lighting kit and my seamless paper backdrops and I am all set! I can't wait to be able to photograph in studio!


Just some photos from Easter, we were up in San Luis Obispo for it this year.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

10x20 Storyboard of Miss Haley

The other day Haley and I went out and had a photo session at the beautiful 29 Palms Inn (of course) and today I made the story board pictured above. It's 10x20, so it's a good size and it comes mounted to styrene and has a ribbon attached so it can hang on the wall. If you're not into ribbons you can choose to display it on a plate stand. As much as I would love to make one for everyone in the family these bad boys cost $18 to make, so instead I'll take orders or you can copy it and print it yourself. You can get it with or without her name displayed at the bottom. Also, if you don't order the storyboard it's ok, I'll be ordering regular prints to distribute to everyone soon.

The finished product will look something like this

Monday, April 13, 2009

Pre-Deployment Leave

Well, we just returned to our desert wasteland/home from being fully submerged in greenery for a week. Needless to say, it's a dramatic change and we all prefer the greenery. We first traveled to Santa Margarita for a couple of days to stay at a KOA campground. During our stay there we had some pretty heavy rains so we weren't able to enjoy the scenery as much as we had hoped but we still managed to squeeze in one extremely muddy hike before leaving. After Santa Margarita we spent our time between Atascadero and San Luis Obispo visiting Nick's grandparents, uncles, aunts and cousins. Nick's cousin Brandee was nice enough to let us stay with her in Atascadero. While we were there we fell in love with the area all over again which confirmed our decision to relocate to the Central Coast after this enlistment. We can hardly wait and 2 years suddenly seems like a lifetime.