It’s that time of year again! Time to put the finishing touches on senior portrait orders for 2013 and start photographing the Class of 2014! I’m really excited to have some new gear, marketing materials and inspiration to make this years senior portraits the best ever! I’m already booking for summer and fall senior sessions and if you want a weekend date you should contact me ASAP. You will also want to contact me to get your own link to my brand-spanking-new Senior Portrait & Style Guide! It’s packed full of information to help make your senior pictures unique, personal and perfectly you! To get your link to view my exclusive Senior Portrait & Style Guide you can contact me using the handy Contact Page, email me at email@example.com, connect with me on facebook, or call/text me at 785-259-1733. I’d love to hear about what you have in mind for your senior pictures and see how we could work together to bring your session to life!
I love family sessions, especially laid back fun sessions on the families farm! I’ve had the pleasure of getting to know the “S” family over the last school year. There’s just some families you instantly get along with and want to get to know more. This is one of these families. Thank you for the awesome session!
I can’t believe it’s time for another Wedding Wednesday Tip! Between shooting, editing, writing, ordering prints & canvases, taking an online professional development course, answering emails, client meetings and life in general this week has flown bye! I am so blessed to be busy!
In light of the incredible tragedy in Oklahoma this week, I wanted to share with you three ways that you can help the victims of this massive tornado and storm.
- Give to the American Red Cross, the Red Cross is busy providing support, shelter and resources to victims. You can also give $10 by texting REDCROSS to 90999.
- Donations can be made to the Salvation Army: The Salvation Army Disaster Relief, P.O. Box 12600, Oklahoma City, OK 73157. Designate Oklahoma Tornado Relief on all checks. You can also give by phone calling: (800) 725-2769. Donate online: donate.salvationarmyusa.org/uss/eds/aok. Donate by text: Text the word “STORM” to 80888 to make a $10 donation through your mobile phone; to confirm your gift, respond with the word “Yes.”
- The international humanitarian relief organization Convoy of Hope has sent a team to Moore with supplies from its World Distribution Center in Springfield, Mo. To make a contribution, go online to www.convoyofhope.org. Donate $10 via cell phone by texting the word CONVOY to 50555.
My heart goes out to all the families affected by this tragedy. My oldest, John asked about the tornado images he has seen on the news over the last few days. We talked about the tornado, the damage it caused and the lives that were lost. We also visited about all the awesome emergency responders and volunteers helping to save lives and provide food, shelter and resources. We also prayed together for all of the victims of the tornadoes and emergency responders working to come to their aid.
In the spirit of this post, I thought it was a neat idea/tip to think about giving with your wedding! Wedding’s are a joyful time and what better way to share your joy then to give to others. So here are a few ways that you can give to charities, support causes you love and share your wedding joy!
1. Create a charity gift registry. If you already have enough dishes, glasses and household goods you could suggest that guests make a donation to your favorite charity.
2. Instead of favors for each guest, make a donation to a favorite charity and let guests know you made a donation in their name.
3. Give your wedding attendants the gift a charitable donation to their favorite charity.
The I Do Foundation is a great inspirational wedding resource that can help you incorporate giving into your wedding plans. At this site you can create a charity wedding registry, order gift cards to let your guests or attendants know you made a donation to a favorite organization in their name, and get more ideas for giving.
The seating cards at Michele & Kevin’s wedding contained flower seeds which guests could later plant in their own yards. Another great way of giving and helping the environment with your wedding!
Here is one more picture from her reception that I just love!
I hope you had a wonderful weekend and maybe got a little rain! My heart goes out to all those families who experienced destructive weather over the weekend too. We were praying for moisture and anxiously watching the clouds during the “S” families session. The wind blew and we had to move to cover for a little while, then we embraced the weather and went out to the wheat field for some pictures. I’m so glad we did. This is one of my favorite family photos of all time. Thank you for the great session!
Wedding season is in full swing here and I am having a marvelous time! I’ve had two fantastic weddings this spring and I have many more this summer that I know are going to be gorgeous! One of my favorite things about being a wedding photographer is that I get to know so many incredible women. I get to spend 8-13 hours with each bride on their special day just watching and getting to know them. Some brides, I get to know very well throughout their booking and engagement. I’m always here if they have any questions, need a recommendation or advice. Which leads to my advice for today. Ask your wedding vendors if they know any other wedding industry professionals that they can recommend for your wedding. As a photographer I see many weddings every year. I know a lot of the florists, beauticians, graphic designers, bridal stores, mens wear business, decorators, bakers, DJ’s and other wedding inspired resources. In fact I have a page dedicated Hays, KS wedding directory on this website! When looking to book the vendors for your wedding, it helps to ask other professionals as well as family and friends. They can have great advice to help plan your wedding day and are usually glad to help you out!