Anna | Portraits

Ah, my poor neglected blog. Anyone out there still hanging in there with me? :-) Life has been a bit of a whirlwind lately, with lots of socializing, traveling, and... well, living. Travel posts coming your way soon...

It's been a pretty cool summer on the whole around here, which has worked out so nicely for taking pictures. Nobody likes sweltering while they're being photographed! Anna and I have been friends for several years, but have really hit it off in the past year or so. We both love books, "get" each other's sense of humor, and adore a good dose of British wit. :-) Basically, she's a kindred spirit. Plus, I'm a photographer, and she's photogenic, which means photo-shooting is inevitable!

It's fun when your friends have fabulous leather satchels...

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The colors and the light were working together so beautifully!!

Get Your Photos Printed! | For Clients

Since we talked last week about sharing photos online, I thought that today we'd continue the "what to do with your pictures" discussion and talk about why you should print your photos!

#1: Prints are happy. They just are. You can put them in frames, you can send them in the mail, you can clip them to a string with clothespins, you can scrapbook them, and you can hang them all over your house to look at all the time.

#2: Digital just doesn't always cut it. Don't get me wrong, I love digital and the vibrance of an image on the screen. I love using PASS and that it has an online gallery and a mobile app, which allows my clients to have their pictures at their fingertips to show off wherever they are. :-) But nothing will ever beat holding hard copies in your hands; and maybe it's just me but I think it's a lot more romantic when a guy has a printed photo of his girl in his wallet, than when he just has her as his phone background (though I think he should still have her as his phone background ;-P).

#3: Prints maximize your investment. You spent a lot of money getting those photos taken! Make sure you're getting the most out of them. And prints are not that expensive, even professional ones (from me anyway... different photographers approach print pricing differently). Of course, you can also invest a little more in a beautiful canvas or other type of wall art (a post for another day - wall art options!).

Inspired to get your pictures on paper? I hope so! If you want to know what the benefit is to getting professional prints over Walmart, click here!

P.S. I know that the blog has been quiet (read: silent) the past few Mondays. Unfortunately that is what happens when you plan to blog work on Mondays, but the work that you were about to blog gets cancelled for weather. Oops. That said... I have some good things in store for you coming up starting this coming Monday, so don't be a stranger!

Happy Independence Day!

I hope everyone is having a great day today complete with picnic food, lawn games, and fireworks! We got our plans in the works a bit late in the game but we are planning to have some fun this evening... maybe I'll update this post with a few pictures later!

So... this is a lame post to say that it's a day off! But I'm sticking to my blogging calendar!! ;-) And I still have a fun sneak peek for you. A couple of weeks ago we did another 1950's outing with Lily & Gretel - it was a blast! I'll have another post coming soon with more photos!

Enjoy your day!