Friday, December 16, 2011

Memories of Christmas Past

Oh my gosh..... I look at these past Christmas cards of my sweet grandchildren and feel so blessed and thankful that I captured these memories. It seems like just yesterday they were both babies. Reminds me that I need to slow down and enjoy this wonderful life I've been given. I cherish every image I've ever captured.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Christmas is coming fast

We are running a Christmas Mini Special for the month of November. Check us out on facebook for details. Search for Caught in the Act and click like. You'll see everything that's going on. If interested in the Christmas Mini, call us soon. You'll be able to order Christmas cards until November 23rd. Call us!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Just some thoughts...

Does it seem like your life is flying by. I remember when I was in high school. It seemed like forever till the weekend, not now. We are all so busy that we're missing what's important. I know first hand because I don't spend enough time enjoying my family. My grand kids are 9 yrs and 3 yrs. I just don't know where these years went. At least I am photographing them so I remember the many changes that have taken place in their lives. I was thinking the other day my father's been gone for 18 years. I look at his picture and can not believe I've lived these last 18 years without him. He was my sounding board when I got an idea about a new background or needed inspiration. I miss him so much, It's been 2 years the end of this month since I lost my mom. Before we all knew she was sick, Ron and I went to Florida for a visit. I didn't understand why she was so adamant about my taking her picture. She got up at 6 am so we could photograph her in the sweet light on her beach in Bonita Springs. I'm so glad my sisters and I have these images of our parents. I know how hectic life can be, especially since owning and running my own business. I guess I'm rambling on because so many of us are not taking the time. Where would we be without our friends and families? I'm so thankful I have my husband, my daughter, my grandkids, my sisters and my friends. Life is good but it's flying by. Just some thoughts....

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

In the sewing mood ...

Well as promised I'm trying to post more often. This is a job unto itself. Life has settled down a little bit, thankfully. Now I can concentrate on getting ready for Fall and Winter sessions.
Lately I've been in the sewing mood. What with my Fairy Special coming up in February I've decided to design a new Fairy Line. The Sea Foam TuTu in the images attached is the beginning of this new line. Currently I'm working on a bright blue creation. I'll post images as soon as I'm done. With the new clothing design comes new head pieces to match. Please comment and let me know what you think.

Friday, September 9, 2011

Babies Babies Babies

I absolutely love photographing babies. Check out these 2 sweet ones I was blessed to be able to capture a moment of. I love my job!

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Whaley Kids Images

Not sure if you all know this, but I've been teaching photography to some kids at Whaley Children Center. What a wonderful experience. My objective was to have them tell their story through photography. I wanted their images to be their voices. On Monday 4 of them, I and Miss Jazmine went on a photography excursion. On Tuesday 4 more photographed. These are just some of the images these awesome kids came up with. I'm so proud of them. This has been one of the best experiences I've ever had. Please do not copy or reproduce any of these images. They are copywright protected. We would really appreciate your comments, so please comment. The kids are very proud of themselves as well as they should be. debbie

Monday, July 25, 2011

Whaley Children"s Center Project

Today was my first class with some wonderful children from Whaley Children's Center in Flint. I absolutely am so blessed to be able to meet these kids. Children are amazing. The class was amazing. The children so receptive. They were given 4 words (Love, Hope. Sorrow, and Joy}. The whole idea was for them to tell their story through photography using these words to inspire them. I was so impressed with their creativity. I learned so much from them. I can't wait till tomorrows class. I am so looking forward to seeing their images. I'm working on a revenue to display their images. A show of their stories in art. I'll keep everyone posted on when etc. What a blessed day I just had. debbie

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Count Down to Portraits on the Beach

Only 2 more days till we're photographing on Lake Michigan. This years Beach Excursion is going to be the best ever. I'm so excited. Our cabin sits right next to the Traverse Preserve in Arcadia. The absolute best of both worlds. We booked 2 high school senior girls I'm looking forward to photographing along with 5 more families. We have our own private beach. I'll be posting on facebook so visit often.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

It's almost time for our yearly "Beach Excursion"

July 9th - 16th we will be photographing on lake Michigan in Arcadia. Our private beach is right next to Traverse Preserve. I am so excited. We will only be 30 miles south of Traverse City, so there will be lots to do. If you've been waiting for the perfect time to have a beach portrait, this year is it. We don't normally go so far north but I really wanted the pristiness (I know it's not a word but it describes how I feel) of Lake Michigan. We have a few openings if anyone is interested. Call us soon.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

My new project

Hi all, Just a quick note to let you know what's going on here at Caught in the Act. We are really starting to get busy. Love being able to photograph outside. If you haven't been following us on Facebook, we are offering some great specials. I'll post later some sample images so you know kind of what to expect. We are also running a Family Picnic Special here on our lake. Lots of stuff happening. Call us if you have any questions.
I wanted to let you know about a new project I'm super excited about. I had a meeting with Katie from Whaley Childrens Center this week. For 8 years I've been wanting to put this project together, finally it's a go, I will be teaching a class to a group of children at Whaley on photography. My goal is to inspire them to tell their story through photography. If you're not familiar with Whaley, please visit their link on our facebook page. This center has helped so many children for so many years. I was very impressed with their facility and their staffs obvious love of children. Most of these children have lived through things most of us could never even imagine. They need a reason to be. I can't wait to get started. I'll keep you posted.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

My promise to all of you

I have been so lax in keeping up with this blogging thing, I truly regret this and promise to do better. Life got a little distracted for while, but I'm back. Technology is a good thing but quite time consuming. Don't get me wrong, I love doing it but eking out the time is a challenge. I will prevail.
So I truly hope your Spring is going well. The weather has been interesting to say the least. We live in Michigan after all, I should be use to it by now.
I've finally decided to take some me time and plan a trip to photograph for me. I'm so excited. I'll be searching for old farm houses, barns, and out buildings to paint. Ron, my husband, is driving. He'd better be in the mood for stopping on a dime. I need to get that promise out of him before we leave. I'm working on an exhibit of my art. I'll be sure to pass along when and whereas soon as this is set in stone. I've also got a few projects in the works. I'll be blogging about them soon. Giving back has been on my mind for years now and I'm so excited about what's on the horizon. I'll be posting with all the details soon.
Right now I'm working on a painting of my sweet adorable granddaughter Willow. I'll post as soon as it's complete.
Hope you all are enjoying life with your families and friends and making all your dreams come true. Be back soon d

Thursday, March 31, 2011

April Promotion

Spring is finally coming. To celebrate we have decided to offer this Kidz Mini Promotion. We will be photographing in the camera room so we'll have no issues with weather. Spring is a little fickle. A Kidz Mini session is the only time we offer packages at dicounted pricing. A big thank you to our lab for working with us on this promotion. Check out how much you'll actually be saving. For example: Package B consists of 2 poses, 4 units at $199. You make your own package. A unit is 1-8x10 or 2-5x7 or 4-3x5 or 8 wallets. If you chose 1-8x10, 2-5x7 & 16 wallets this would normally cost $260 plus the session fee (depending on which session you choose). Granted it's volume pricing so no enhancements, wallets are not die cut, only slight retouching available etc. We do only offer 10-15 poses to choose from (30 minutes of Debbie's time compared to an hour plus) but most of our clients prefer this because the decision making is easier. We also have products that are only available for these KM sessions.
Please check out the flyer. For the month of April only we are offering the use of our tutu's and hats. A normal Kidz Mini is your clothing only. If you want your children photographed by a professional and the chain store studios are not "good enough" anymore, call us. Remember this promotion is only available for the month of April. Hope to hear from you soon. debbie

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Spring is springing

Can't you just feel it coming, Spring that is. We are all so ready for warmer weather and the sun! It's been a long Winter. I've been trying to decide what landscaping project to tackle this year. I'm thinking I want to enlarge my waterfall area, put a picket fence around the potting shed, plant some trees, of course sprucing up all the planting beds, etc. Sounds like a lot of work, doesn't it. I lost my grounds keeper. Sure didn't realize how much work he actually did, now I've got to find a new one. Know of anyone I should consider? They must have a good work ethic as I do not have time to babysit.
We are running lots of Specials this year. Check out our fan page on facebook to see all the details. The next Kidz Mini is Swing into Spring-Sat. March 23-26 only. Right now we have a few appointments left so call soon if you want to get in on this Special.
Our Beach Excursion is going to be in Arcadia (30 miles S of Traverse City) July 9-16th. I'm only photographing 10 families. Two a day, sunrise & sunset. As it stands right now we have 6 appointments left. Call us soon.

Friday, March 4, 2011

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

What's a Kidz Mini?

I've been talking to a few clients who are struggling to make ends meet and aren't able to bring their kids in for portraits like they use to. It hurts my heart because I know how important portraits are to my clients. I'm hoping the "Kidz Mini" will help. In this session I capture 10 poses. The white background will be used in most of these sessions, however occasionally we will be offering different backgrounds. The session last around 30 minutes. You make your own packages. Packages start at $99. Your session fee is $35. The "Kidz Mini" is open to new and current clients. I hope this will help. Call the studio if you have any questions. Please take advantage of these sessions. Portraits are priceless memories. You can afford to have your children photographed by a professional photographer. Looking forward to planning your session.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Let it snow.....

Well, in case you were wondering if the studio is open, check out these photos. I doubt I could get down my road. What a mess. Hope everyone is planning on staying indoors today. Not much sense in going anywhere. I know the kids are loving it. Have a pleasant day.

Friday, January 28, 2011

New Background

I'm working on a new background today. I need a baby model between the ages of 7 months to 1 year. If you're interested comment or call the studio at 810 750 9597.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Narnia Fairy Special

Here is the flier for our upcoming Narnia Fairy Special. This Special books up very fast. So call today to schedule your appointment.