Monday, May 24, 2010

So I Cut Off Some Hair Instead of My Ear

I had the pleasure of attending the artist's reception for the "Small" exhibit at the High Falls Gallery yesterday. My beautiful daughter and my husband came along.

I have three pieces for show and sale in this exhibit and I usually get overly stressed about how my art will be received. My husband calls me "Vincent" when I get so disturbed about my work. Thus the title of this post.

The prints are polaroid manipulations from my "Impressions" series. They have been digitized, enhanced and then printed on watercolor paper. This one, "Alone in the Sun" is an example of the technique. I really enjoy working on this type of photograph.

Sally Wood Winslow did a superb job of displaying as many works from exhibitors as possible, yet still allowing the viewer to see everything there was to offer. The food and drink was delicious and plentiful. I visited with some old friends and made some new ones. Thank you all your hard work Sally.

It was a very nice way to spend a Sunday afternoon.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Spring Newsletter

Hooray for Spring and nice weather in our area. I look forward to meeting new clients and seeing current friends to create some beautiful location portraits. 

It's been my pleasure to capture family memories like this for so many people during my photographic career and this year will be another great one.

I'm also very pleased to be working with a new service that allows me to send out regular newsletters! The first one went out yesterday and I hope it contains some information you can use. You can read the newsletter by clicking this link.

You can sign up to receive the newsletter at the very bottom of this page if you scroll all the way down. I hope you'll join me.  

Contact me to reserve a Session date and we'll get together to plan how we'll capture your special memory.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

New Websites Launched

What an exciting week it's been!

Two wonderful friends of mine have launched new websites this week. I have been a small part of each and am very excited by the opportunity to work with such great people.

I've been working with, Debra Ross,, for many years now.
I began by creating portraits of her family at special times in their lives and offering Portrait Sessions for Giveaways on the website. This evolved in to something more when Deb began using some of my images to illustrate articles and then, by my writing some "how to" and "where to" articles of my own.

Yesterday Deb launched her brand new website which uses my image of the Rochester Skyline in the header on the Home Page! I am thrilled! Deb's portrait above, also taken by me, was included in an article published today by the Examiner. 

The new site makes browsing easier, has a new, easy to find calendar on the home page, has many giveaways and is full of information to keep any family busy every day of the year.

Congratulations Deb! I'm looking forward to being the "Official KOA Photographer" for many years to come.

The second site launched today and I am thrilled to announce that I am a featured artist for this momentous occasion.

Ithaca Stock was begun by my friend and colleague, Monroe Payne, who is also a professional photographer from Ithaca, NY.  He saw the need for images created locally for local businesses and decided he would be the one to fill the need.

I finally have a place to show and sell the thousands of stock images I have in my collection! I am so appreciative of all Monroe's efforts to give clients a place to find images they need and then match them up with photographers who are ready to supply them.

Congratulations Monroe! You are the best and we're going to have fun!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Hamlin Celebrates Earth Day

The Hamlin Conservation Board, Hamlin Beach State Park, the Lions Club and The College at Brockport, SUNY came together to sponsor the 3rd Annual Earth Day in the Park on April 24, 2010.

Exhibitors displayed ways to save energy, keep the environment clean, use alternate energy sources, recycle, enjoy birding and many other ideas. Crafters displayed their wares and neighbors worked to clean up the beaches.

A variety of food was served by volunteers and was enjoyed  by all. There was a tree giveaway again this year and Raffle items were donated and prizes were sent home with many lucky winners.

It was a beautiful day to be in the park and to top off a great day, the Dady Brothers, John and Joe, were there to perform their favorite tunes. Tours of the Spring Brook Marsh and the CCC/POW Camp were offered at the end of the festivities.

This event gets bigger and better each year! Thank you to everyone who donated goods, services and time to make it a success.

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