Thursday, December 31, 2009

Happy New Year!

As we begin a new year, I realize how difficult it was to accomplish all that I had hoped to during 2009. It was an interesting year with my 20 year old Daughter moving to her own apartment and my 91 year old Mom moving out of an apartment in to a Living Center where she can get the 24 hour care she needs. These events, although not mine, directly affected my life. It was a year of many changes.
The last half of the year was mostly mine to do with as I wished and I spent most of it with my clients! It was a very busy time and I loved photographing old friends and new.
2010 will be a time for me to concentrate on those things which make business better and one of them will be to keep up with this BLOG. I will post more often and maybe even catch you up with some of last year's events that I wasn't able to get to.

To everyone, I wish you a HAPPY and PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR!

A 50th Reunion!

I met Carolyn years ago when I had a booth at the Hilton Craft Antique Co-op. My first rental area was the wall on the stairs leading to the second floor in the old Marple Furniture Building. That was all I needed at the time for displaying framed prints.
After the fire took the building, there was a year or more long search for a new spot. We all ended up on Ridge Road at a larger, more improved site. It took some doing to make our spaces cozy and try to get the feel of a homey spot. I worked many days with Carolyn during the time I kept the booth and we had lots of time to talk.
When it came time for her Charlotte High School 45th Reunion, she called to see if I was available to capture a memorable photograph for the attendees. It went well, with many graduates attending and lots of interest in acquiring a copy.
This year was the 50th Reunion at Lakeshore Country Club and even more graduates came home to join in all the fun. Carolyn and her committee do a wonderful job of planning their events! We had time before the dinner to capture this photograph which will become a lasting treasure for those who attended.

Thank you Carolyn and the Charlotte High School Reunion Committee for thinking of me and having the confidence in my work to choose me as your photographer. It was a pleasure!

Friday, December 11, 2009

Seniors are so much FUN!

There is nothing better than to photograph the Senior Portraits of someone you've watched grow up. I've had that privilege several times this year.

I've known Emily since she was in elementary school at Quest. She is now a beautiful young lady who is active in sports and music, along with her studies. We talked about locations when we were planning her Session and decided to personalize her portraits by taking them on location at her home. She was also given permission to use her neighbor's pond and creek which gave us a wonderful variety of backgrounds.

Emily plays the piano so it was fun to include her own instrument, in her own home. These images will become a remembrance of her time spent practicing there. The hardwood floors and french doors became wonderful backdrops for some poses with her other instrument, the oboe.

Our session was fantastic and fun filled and I'm so happy to have been part of Emily's Senior Year.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

A Nutcracker Preview

In August, our daughter Morgan decided to audition for the Flower City Ballet's performance of the Nutcracker.
She has been dancing since the age of 2, but took some time off to start college, a job and move in to an apartment.
She is dancing in the Snowflake Dance, the Chinese Dance and Waltz of the Flowers. Rehearsals are in the final stages and the Company gave a preview of what's to come at Borders in Henrietta last Saturday.
We enjoyed seeing her sparkle again while performing and can't wait to see the full performance.

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