I had the pleasure of photographing this expecting couple recently, and got to meet their little guy just the other day. It’s one of the most favorite parts of my job. Here are a few from their pregnancy session, and a sneak preview of the baby portraits…not done yet with those though.
I typically do have the nicest clients, and I want to thank all of you for that. As busy season ramps up, I need to ask you for your continued kindness so we can all go into the holidays truly able to celebrate what’s important. When I’m photographing you, meeting with you for ordering, or delivering your portraits, I’m sure you appreciate that I don’t conduct business with other people on my phone. Please be aware this also means that when you call, you may get my voicemail, if I’m with another client whose turn it is to receive my undivided attention…or if it’s during non-business hours. I always return calls and emails as soon as I can. If you have a busy schedule too, are difficult to reach, and we end up playing phone tag back and forth, it might be best to email me any questions you have, and I can send you a reply that you can receive at your convenience. Your continued understanding and kindness will go a long way during the coming weeks. Thank you!
It’s honeycrisp season! I can’t wait to get some today. Once I tasted these, they instantly became my favorite apple. I don’t say that lightly either. They’ve absolutely ruined my taste for other apples. Kind of sad, but true. The combination of crunchy, juicy, and sweet all rolled into one apple. I’ve missed them.
I don’t know if they’ve hit the stores yet, and I won’t find out until I do my next grocery trip. But I do know Eckert’s has them, and they just opened their apple-picking season.
Honeycrisps are best enjoyed just biting into, but because they have that great crunch, they work well in cooking too. Since apple season is starting, I’m sharing an apple recipe you can use for honeycrisps or Granny Smiths…maybe it’ll put you in the mood for fall. I got this recipe from a friend, and I’m sure somewhere along the way, it came out of a cookbook. It’s the kind of breakfast that makes you want to get up in the morning:
Today I’m updating you about 7-yr old Dylan, and his trip to New Orleans to interview people about the effects of the oil spill on the sea life. But first, don’t miss my announcement the other day about our September minisessions:
This is an awesome opportunity for a great deal on portraits – but this requires quick action on your part!! In the past, my September minisessions were only open to clients who had a session earlier in the year. This year, my first day sold out immediately and I opened up a new one, making it available to new clients as well. There are two packages available, both at extreme discounts! Another minisession day is planned for November (the October one is sold out) but the prices will be higher due to the rush services a November session will entail. So don’t miss out – book today!!
Okay, enough of that. Let’s get to Dylan’s video. This is an update to our story a couple weeks ago about Dylan, a 7 year old St. Louisan, who was so concerned about the animals caught in the BP oil spill, that he took action. WITkids, an organization that helps kids “do whatever it takes to make the world a better place,” provided Dylan with a video camera to use on his trip to New Orleans so he could conduct interviews. They have now posted one of his videos about sea turtles, and it’s frightening to hear how much oil they get out from inside the turtles’ digestive systems….and interesting to hear how they do it! Check out his facebook page One Starts Many, and his video on the WITkids facebook page, Whatever it Takes! to find out.