Thursday, May 29, 2008

Meet Glenn

Just a real quick photo to share... I would like to introduce my newest Speckled Bird Art Senior Model! This is Glenn from Arbor View High School. He's on the varsity cheer squad, is super involved in school, and has even done modeling before! No wonder he was such a natural in front of the camera!

If you see him around school, ask him for one of his cards - it's good for 16 FREE WALLETS with your paid senior session. That's a $70 value!

I am still looking for Class of 2009 Models. If you would like to be a part of Speckled Bird Art's Senior Models group and earn CASH and FREE PHOTOS, call 219.8166 or email me! I would love to send you more information.

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

I am a Semi-Finalist!

Recently I applied for a grant at Idea Cafe, a website for small business owners, and I am excited that I am a Semi-Finalist! The grant is for $1000 and, if I receive it, will be used to begin a fund for a special community service project I have been working on called "Images of Hope," featuring photos of healthy children and adults who spent the first weeks of their life in the NICU. My vision is to have these photos enlarged and displayed in or around the NICU, and by providing these image displays as success stories, parents facing the reality of a child in the NICU can visualize a future as a family outside the hospital walls. Here is one of my Images of Hope - the little one I chose as the namesake for my program:

With or without the grant, I will be diligently working on getting my campaign to move forward and become a reality. If you would like more information, if you have a child that has graduated from the NICU and would like to be considered for possible inclusion in the program, or if you would like to be involved, please contact Jessie at 219.8166 or via email.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

08 Senior Michael

Michael's mom called me last week to get her son's photos done for his grad announcements and we were able to squeeze him in last minute - and I am so glad we did! He's a really cool, laid back kind of guy and it was a really easy session.

If you have not yet gotten your senior pictures done and you are graduating in 2008, you still have time! Get photos done for your grad party or even to include in your thank you notes! We are also doing a limited number of events in June - if you want photographic coverage for your grad party or other event, contact Jessie at 219.8166 for pricing and availability!

Friday, May 16, 2008

Baby Billy

This little guy was the brightest eyed two week old I have ever seen! He was so interested in what was going on around him, and I loved taking pictures of him. Here he is in the handmade family cradle, with his special quilt made by grandma...
And as you can see, Billy was born into a full house! Always a little chaos, but always lots of love.
These three just made my day. I loved how giggly they were (especially about brother's stinky feet!)
And this one. Boy, does she rule the roost. Love this shot of her. So typical of her personality. I did a little antique finish on it to add to the mood. :)
Ahhh and Baby Billy. What a little sweetheart. He fell asleep during the last 15 minutes of the session. I love how peaceful he looks.

I had such a great time with this wonderful family!

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Happy Birthday Hope!

Remember my friend whose baby was born 9 weeks early on Mother's Day last year? Well... it's a year later and take a look at her now!

Happy Birthday, Hope! It was a joy to photograph your first birthday! :)

Saturday, May 10, 2008

08 Senior - Anne

I absolutely loved my session with Anne - it was so crazy and windy and fun! We had to work hard at finding little pockets here and there where the wind wasn't blowing all over the place. Anne was a great sport, too - and her mom was a fantastic assistant to me, holding my reflector while I was shooting the photos. At least once, we were worried the reflector was going to take off like a kite, but she held on tight... and I think the results of the session were awesome!

Thanks for a great afternoon, Anne! Enjoy your preview. Your entire gallery will be up by the end of the weekend. :)

Wednesday, May 07, 2008

08 Senior Ricky

We had a great time during our session. We started out at the Academy, which was pretty cool... but then we found out about this awesome mural at UNLV that was painted by a friend of mine, Chance Gomez! I knew we had to take some shots over there - and I LOVE the way the photos turned out from that hallway.

Congrats to you on your graduation, Ricky! Enjoy your photos! :)

Friday, May 02, 2008

Order in the court!

The Prom Court, that is. CCSV's prom was last weekend.
Well, we tried for order anyway... but as you can see it went downhill pretty fast!

I had a great time, you guys! Your gallery is up... if you haven't received an email from me with access to the gallery, email me or call 219.8166!