Thursday, December 16, 2010

Post Paris

It's been over a week since returning from Paris. Of course the airborne sickness set in about 3 days ago. Struggling with this cold. Must have been breathing too many germs. The bad thing about going away is the catch up we all experience when returning. It's been really busy here at the studio. Can't believe I'm still photographing for the holiday. Today I'll be outside with a hs senior photographing in the snow. Sure hope the clouds move in. Nothing like trying to photograph in the glaring sun bouncing off the pure white snow. Praying for some overcastness. I'll be posting some images from this session tomorrow. Tonight I'm going to hear my husband's band "Ron Trombly and Eastern Standard Time" at Johnny's Pour House in Flushing.
Can't wait to just relax and listen to some good live music. deb

Saturday, December 11, 2010

The Red Umbrella

A "Painted Memory" of Nicole with a red umbrella on a street in Paris. What an experience Paris was. I had the time of my life photographing this beautiful city. I'll be publishing more images as soon as Nicole and her mom get a chance to see them. I just can't thank then enough for this experience.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Another Day in Paris

Another day of walking Paris. Wow, what an experience. I can't even describe the architecture. The most beautiful buildings I have ever seen. The cobblestone streets. I'm telling you one thing, a whole lot of people live and visit here. The streets are packed even at this time of year. The Christmas Market is all set up with vendors and food, lots and lots of food. Beautiful lights everywhere you look. I am so glad I came. I'm soaking it all up. We started out around 10 this morning and didn't get back to the hotel until after 9. I am definitely adding learning French to my bucket list. It's not easy being in a country when you don't have a clue about the language. Thank goodness for Sandy. We are going Chocolate shopping tomorrow among other things. We leave Tuesday afternoon, so tomorrow's the last day to experience this beautiful city. Check out this batch of images and let me know what you think.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Today in Paris

I'll be off documenting more beautiful sites here in Paris today. Feeling much better now. My legs and feet have stopped throbbing. Ready for a new day. More images to come.

A little bit of Paris

As promised, I'm blogging Paris. What a beautiful place. My flight was thankfully uneventful. Somewhat worried about the flight home, but what choice do I have.
Today I walked along with Sandy from France Journeys (, her daughter Nicole and our sweet guide Jodi just about all of Paris. What a wonderful experience even though I'm paying for it now with sore muscles and throbbing feet, I'll most likely do it all over again tomorrow, I expected beautiful but I had no idea. This place rocks! The people here, contrary to popular belief, are very nice. The Metro is quite an experience. People packed in like sardines. I really don't like traveling under ground. Gives me the creeps.
I hope you enjoy a small sample of where we were today. I'm so tired, I will continue this tomorrow. d

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Eleven Days till Paris

The clock is ticking down fast to my Paris trip. I'm so excited. What a lucky high school senior. {For those that don't know, I'm photographing a hs senior from Fenton in Paris.} I have no clue what I'm going to do but I'm sure it will come to me. What a chance of a lifetime. I of course will be photographing Paris for my art book also. I plan on posting daily for the week I'll be gone, so check my blog and facebook for updates and images. Wish me luck for the plane ride. Not looking forward to that. Hope everybody has a great Thanksgiving.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

My trip to Paris

I'm so nervously excited about my trip to Paris. I'm not a good flyer, just in case you didn't know. I'll be gone the first week in December. One of my best clients arranged for this trip so I could photograph her daughter's senior pictures in Paris. How cool is that. Lucky daughter, huh... This client of mine arranges tours to Paris, etc. This trip is a shopping tour. While there I also get to photograph a Mother and Daughter from the tour group. This will be my first trip to Europe. I plan on photographing some images to paint for my art book I want to publish. I will be posting images and thoughts on this blog, so be sure to log on.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Kidz Mini's

We are so excited to be able to offer you our new Kidz Mini Sessions (thanks to our lab). These sessions are designed to save you money without sacrificing quality (once again thanks to our lab). Ten poses to choose from, $35 Session Fee - three packages to choose from starting at only $99.
Kidz Mini Sessions current and coming up:
* Angels
* Fall Woodland Fairies (Book this session now cause of weather)
Call the studio to reserve your time in the book.
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Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Hello all

I know I don't keep up on this blogging stuff. I have really good intentions, but ... Life gets in the way. I hope all my wonderful clients are having a good life, same for my potential clients and past clients. Life is good, even though it throws you curve balls now and again. Change is inevitable and refreshing. Just think if life stayed the same, what fun would that be? How would you learn anything? My feeling is we are here to love and learn. I've got a lot of learning to do, lovin too for that matter. Since I started this business 20 plus years ago, things have definitely changed. You either jumped on the wagon or you were left behind (I'm speaking of the digital age). You're hard pressed to find a lab that still developes film. If they do they are scanning it. I know, not the same. Thankful we have software to help us with our developing, but you have to know how to use it. That takes education or a lot of trial and error. I'm loving the digital age, since I am a total control freak. I love staying up till the wee hours working on images I use to trust my lab to do. Not anymore. I've got to do it myself. That's good and bad. My husband says bad cause I work 24 7. I say good cause I'm in total control. My image is just that, totally mine. I kind a like that.
It's so hard to know how to handle your business in this economy. My heart goes out to those that have lost jobs, homes, and are struggling to keep food on the table. Some of my favorite clients have left the state and I miss watching their children grow. We've developed on own stimulus package. We're bringing back our "KidzClub" from years ago. We are offering mini sessions with no minimum order. Our KidClub saves you 50% off your session fee and 20% off print prices. Plus if you join the KidzClub, we will be running specials for members only. Great savngs which we all need in this economy. You can afford to have your children photographed by a professional. Call the professional studio of your choice, we are all in this together. My very best to you and yours. debbie

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Guess What.....

KidzClub is back! Stay tuned for details or call us and we'll explain.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

New Hat Prop

Hi everyone, Look what I found. Isn't this hat adorable? I just love it! My model is princess Brooke. She's so adorable. She never use to like being photographed, now she's all about it. What fun, and what a little beauty.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Monday, March 8, 2010


I have been thinking about this subject long and hard. Life is a bunch of lessons that hopefully we take the time to learn from. I've been so heart broken since my mothers passing. I think of her constantly and I'm so sad. I miss talking to her, I miss her smile and the way she mispronounced certain words, I miss the way she use to stare at me {which by the way use to bug me a bit, now I miss it), I miss the way she took nothing for granted in life and lived it to the fullest, I just really miss her. I'm so sad I didn't appreciate her more. I guess I was just so caught up in my own life's lessons I didn't take the time to learn from hers. Where would we be without our families and friends. From this day forward I am going to listen to life's lessons. I will give everyone the chance to amaze me. I will slow life down and appreciate it. I will .....

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Good to be home

Just got back from Professional Photographers of Michigan Convention. Had a lot of fun seeing old friends from around the state. Managed to take home a Top 7 Master Photographer award. That was fun! So glad to be home though. Conventions are exhausting.

Little Miss Isabella

I had so much fun photographing "A Day in Fairy Wonderland Special". All the girls were great. Check out Little Miss Isabella Fairy. How cute is she.

Friday, February 5, 2010

Priceless Memories

This is the last image of my mom. I lost her November 30th. This image is so important to me and my whole family. I am so glad I got a chance to capture her on her beach in Florida. You all would have loved her. She was such a spit fire, always ready for a party. She knew how to live life. We all miss her more than words can say. Please have your parents photographed. You won't regret it, believe me....... deb

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Emails Please...

Make sure we have your email address so you can get in on the email only specials we've got planned. You're gonna love them plus you just might win a free session. So respond through the website or our fan page on facebook caught in the act inc. Do it! You won't regret it, we promise...

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Some Thoughts

Sunday we honored our Mother in a memorial service for some friends, family members, and us. The service was put together mainly by our sister Lori. She did a great job. Her friend Lynn came along and together they did all the cooking. Lynn is one of the most thoughtful people I've ever met. I'm so glad Lori brought her into our lives. The food was great. The day was sad. We miss our Mom. I keep grabbing for my cell phone on my way to work cause that's when I'd call her. We'd talk about the studio and how the kids were doing, I miss the sound of her voice. I fell like an orphan now that both my parents have passed. It's not going to be easy for awhile, I know that. My heart goes out to all of you that have been through this or will be going through this.
My husband Ron and I will be traveling to Florida to paint Mom's condo and pick up stuff to bring home to go through. I know it's not going to be easy not finding her there. I think I'm prepared, but I'm probably not. What I do know is I'll get through it because what choice to I have. I plan on sitting on the beach for hours, clearing my mind, and thinking about tomorrow. Life is so short. We need to do the dance of life everyday and hug and love our friends and families. One thing I know is that my Mother passed knowing she was loved. That's what's really important.
I promise my next post will be more uplifting. Thanks for reading my rambling. deb

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Email Drawing Promo

Happy New Year everyone. In honor of this New Year (which we all know will be better than last) Caught in the Act wants you to have a chance to win a free session. Make sure we have your current email address and you'll be put in a drawing to win a free session. This promotion will last through Feb. Call the studio or respond through our website. We'll be giving away 2 sessions for Jan and 2 for Feb. Good Luck all. Again Happy New Year!!!