It’s been a while since I’ve taken the time to show off some the awesome photography products that we carry. Plus, since I’ve added a few more goodies, what better way to introduce them than to show them off!
Since it is the Christmas season, I am going to start off with these super cute, and affordable, custom Christmas ornaments. On the left is a bamboo ornament that comes in your choice of 13 sizes & shapes (the one show is 4″x2.5″). They’re ~1/4″ thick and show the beautiful, natural grain of the bamboo through the image. On the right is a sweet metal ornament that can be ordered in the design shown or a snowflake.
These ornaments not only look lovely on your own tree, they make a fantastic gift for grandparents!
Next up is an item I’ve been proudly using for 2 months now: a custom cell phone case.
What a great way to show off your babies – without having to even unlock your phone screen.
Cases are black rubber grip with interchangeable photo inserts. These aren’t sold as “protective cases” like Otterbox, Lifeproof, etc – BUT, my toddler has dropped and thrown my phone multiple times on quite a few different surfaces, and so far, no damage has occurred to my Samsung S6.
Cases are available for the Samsung Galaxy S6, iPad Mini, and iPhones 4, 5, 6, & 6 Plus.
The base order includes 1 case and 1 insert – additional inserts can be added to your order or ordered at a later date.
The gorgeous picture above is my 2nd favorite new product: the 3″x3″ accordion mini album. This beautiful, sturdy mini album comes with your choice of up to 10 customizable panels and your choice of cover: fabric, leathers, suede, or (my personal fave) custom photo. Accordion Mini albums come in sets of 3 boxed up in a little manilla colored box – PERFECT for grandparent gifts (can you not just picture grandma whipping this out of her purse to show off to everyone) or as a display in mom or dad’s office!
Next up, you can NEVER go wrong with a custom, 1 1/2″ gallery wrap canvas! It’s classic, it’s sturdy, and you don’t even need a frame.
Each gallery wrap canvas is finished with saw-tooth hangers and corner bumpers.
I’ll wrap up with something many of us are knee deep in this time of year – Christmas cards.
I am proud to offer, high quality, customized Press-Printed & Foil Pressed greeting cards in a variety of sizes.
Custom designed cards are perfect for new baby announcements, Birthday invitations, Graduation announcements, Christmas cards, etc.
So, now you’ve seen the beautiful, high quality, and affordable products we carry for our clients. But, just because you don’t see it here doesn’t mean we can’t get it. So, if there’s ever something special that you have in mind, just ask!
I love photographing guys, especially teenage guys, especially for high school senior portraits for guys. You'd be surprised at how many photographers prefer photographing teen girls over teen guys. Don't get me wrong, I love senior portrait sessions for teenage girls as well - they'll try every pose I want (plus a few poses they want) in multiple, fun outfits at several locations. But, I enjoy photographing men. I love engaging them and getting them to loosen up and relax. If you've ever had a photo session with me you've heard me say, "You may be laughing at me, but I guarantee I'll get you to laugh." And it's true, I haven't failed yet!
The other fun thing about photographing teenage guys is most times they're TOTALLY on board with a fast-paced session AND they'll pose EXACTLY like I want. Fast paced portrait sessions are fun and they keep me sharp - they require me to think on my feet and be constantly moving. If I slow down, the guy gets bored. If you let guys get bored, you've lost them.
Ian was the typical teenage guy having his high school Senior Portraits made. He was at Pensacola Beach on a Sunday evening in August because that's where his mom told him to be. Like most guys, Ian started the session a bit shy, but by the end, he trusted me to get great pictures. And that shot on the bottom in the middle - 2 college chicks in bikinis walked behind me at that moment. :)
I was lucky enough to get to shoot this young man's high school senior portrait session while on vacation in Missouri this past week. Photographing any man, young or old is always interesting - they're either NOT into having their pictures taken or they're totally laid back and fun. Luckily for me, Cody was one of the later - so easy to work with that it made my job easy!
Matthew's mom contacted me for an impromptu Senior Portrait Session because Matthew had been sent home with his cap and gown several days before his Tate High Graduation. It worked out wonderfully! Mom had a bunch of ideas and we ended up with some great portraits that really showed the world who her son really is!
One of the 1st things I said to Matthew upon meeting him was that as soon as I got home I was going to show my husband that men really CAN smile with their teeth showing! This young man had one of the best and most genuine smiles I've ever been lucky enough to be graced with!
I'm a tall gal. I've never had to use a ladder or step stool like many other female photographers. But, Matthew was tall - 6'6"! I actually had to stand on top of a picnic table to get the cap & gown shot on the right!
Though Matthew has a smile that I'm sure will steal a few hearts over the years, he also had a great "mean mug." This ended up being one of my favorite shots of the day! Go Tate "Aggies!"
Last night I had the pleasure of a mini-shoot with an aspiring model in Mobile, AL. Jessica was so much fun to work with and her beauty showed inside and out. I know she'll go far!!
Amanda is the prop buying, location scouting, mom-bun rocking, flip flop wearing, owner/ operator/ and woman behind the camera for Finding Beauty in the Ordinary Photography.
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