Friday, July 31, 2009

Oplove RD

Look at these beautiful girls with these big smiles! We had a fun time the other evening... your girls are delightful and I enjoyed recounting it with Jimmy.

Now I usually don't have to work too hard to get a cutie like this 4 month old to smile for me. I play a little peek-a-boo, a little sneezing... and voila! I get all the best smiles.

Not this baby. She studied me for quite a while, watched me as I performed all my little tricks. I bet she was laughing inwardly! But then bright as the sun, she cracked into this HUGE grin and you will find many versions of it below. Nothing like a straight-up audience... gives a girl a little to worry about... that lamb-on-the-head-and-then-I-sneeze-and-it-falls-off routine might be getting old after nearly 20 years. LOL... Nah... it at least makes the adults laugh!

RD and family and friends, I hope you LOVE these images. I know your hubby will!

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Thursday, July 30, 2009

Rainy Day Photo Shoot

Please meet my friend and hair designer, Shannon. She works now at Salon Nirvana on W. Northern Lights. I won't go see anyone else, she is an amazing colorist and is just the sweetest person EVER. She invited me to come photograph her beautiful family on her sister's ranch and I'll tell ya... this was my dream shoot come true. I have been wanting to photograph lifestyle portraits for a long time, and this type of shoot was right up my alley... I was really excited to go on up and meet and spend some time with her family.

Well, the weather had other ideas. *sigh*

Luckily, they had a FABULOUS porch. Luckily, my husband came with me and I had brought my tripod (which always accompanies me for shoots) and my leopard umbrella. You can imagine my husband standing in the rain, holding a very girly looking leopard print umbrella and sopping wet, protecting my camera and lens with tender loving care. I have to say I'm really lucky that I actually stopped at the door before we left to pluck the umbrella off the hook on the way out. Jim did mention during the shoot that we should invest in one of those huge black umbrellas. You know... just in case we get to do another photo shoot in the rain. LOL.

It was actually not bad. I wasn't cold at all, the rain was really refreshing. And Shannon's sweet family fed us nummy lasagna and garlic bread afterward. I have to tell you Kari, Noah thinks your garlic bread is WAY better than mine. You must have a secret!

So you can imagine, posing this super cute family of all boy grandchildren LOL, making sure everyone's hair and shirts didn't get wet, under the porch, and then running out in the yard to use my camera and get great shots. Yeah, I can tell you are laughing now. No I didn't fall in any mud. Not this time. *wink*

Shannon and family, I really hope you love your sneak peek. Thanks again for giving me the opportunity to come over and photograph your family. I can't wait to get a dry day in September so we can finish the shoot with the cool fences and the horses and all. I had a great time meeting everyone and I'm just grateful for wonderful folks like the ones in your family. You guys ROCK!

Friday, July 17, 2009

Christmas in July (and August!) Sale

Everyone LOVES a great sale, including me! But only when it is really, really good and has WHAT I WANT.

Honey Bee Photography is having a fantastic Christmas in July sale for those who want to get a foot-UP for holiday cards. Please note I didn't say... "Holiday Portraits"... I said "Holiday Cards". No Christmas-y images here... these are for outside sessions and include fun and frivolous as well as perfectly posed and of course... too terrific as well!

I have 4 locations that I recommend, around base or close to it. The sessions are 30 minutes long and will take place the last week of July, as in July 27-31st, 2009 and the first week of August, August 1-7, 2009 . The cost? $40.00 for a family of parents and kids... anyone who is extended family is welcome to get in for an extra $5.00 per person for like a 3 generation portait! If you are a company/office and want to do portraits for cards for your clients, we can do that too for the same session price.

Your session fee includes the following:
*Session (of course!)
*All editing of images
*Your private passworded gallery of your finished images
*The custom designing of your holiday cards!
This is a $65 value, only for $40! That's a great deal!

I am offering cards in 3 different styles, and they all come with envelopes.

4x7 cards are custom-designed with up to 2 images and a verse, quote or your family motto on photographic paper! These come in sets of 20 and are $50.00 per set. With this special, you get 20% taken off, so they are only $40 per set. Each additional set you purchase will be $35.00.

5x7 flat cards come in sets of 24 and feature a custom designed two-sided card with up to 5 images (depends on the design YOU choose) on glossy card stock. VERY nice. You can also put a verse, quote or your family motto on your cards, too! The first set of 24 -5x7 flat cards is available for $75, and with this 20% off special, you get it for only $60! Each additional set of 24 cards is only $55.00 each.

The 5x7 folded cards feature 4 different panels and a custom design of up to 8 images and your favorite greeting, quote, poem, verse, or family motto on glossy card stock. VERY nice. The first set of 25-5x7 folded cards is $95, and with 20% off, you get it for just $76.00. Each additional set of 25 cards is $65.00.

There is a BONUS for ordering the 5x7 cards.
*One set ordered comes with a two-sided ornament, a $20 value... FREE!
*Two sets ordered comes with a mousepad, a $25 value... FREE!
*Three or more sets ordered comes with both items, a $45 value... FREE!

This is a super fantastic deal and I truly hope that you decide to take full advantage of this sale! Call today for more information and ideas on what to wear. I'm excited to offer this to you, and I KNOW that you are all too happy to get this done and over with so you aren't feeling frazzled for the last minute rush of doing your Christmas cards.

If you wish to purchase your images as regular sized portraits as well, you are so welcome to do that! I am happy to accomodate you with a 25% discount on regular portrait purchase of $200.00 or more.

Again, this SPECIAL is available ONLY for the weeks of July 27 through August 7, so get your creative wheels rolling and call me for a session reservation and we'll talk!

OHHHHH... and the first person who calls me and reserves a session for that time period will receive a FREE 11x14 (a $38 value)... FREE! Hurry and call TONIGHT! 753-1050 or 575-2020.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

OpLove CH

I love photographing itty bitties... this lil 4 week old has yet to meet his daddy but he's ALL-AMERICAN! He was easy to put to sleep, easy to maneuver, and most of all, just oozing with sweetness and spirit.

Thanks C for coming over and letting me have fun with your guy and all the neat stuff you brought over. I know you'll love these!

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Monday, July 13, 2009

Daddy's Homecoming OpLove

There's a song that I teach the Primary kids at church called Daddy's Homecoming. It goes like this:
I’m so glad when daddy comes home,
Glad as I can be;
Clap my hands and shout for joy,
Then climb upon his knee,
Put my arms around his neck,
Hug him tight like this,
Pat his cheeks, then give him what?
A great big kiss.

Last week, this wonderful family had their homecoming with their Daddy! He got to hold his new baby girl for the first time and it was such a wonderful time! This is the best part about being an OpLove photographer: to see these moments and capture them for the families. There was a LOT of joy this day, and it is evident in the big grins and happy moments.

This says it all! Little A was all smiles the entire time!

Waiting anxiously for the plane to arrive.

Is he even on this flight?

There he is!

Holding his new baby girl for the first time!


Dancing for joy 'cause Daddy's home!

Tickle, tickle, tickle!

Grins because her dad's home!

Thanks, R., for serving our country well and I'm glad you made it home safe and sound!
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