Friday, July 27, 2012

Okay, I know. I said weddings are not my thing and here I am, in Madison Wisconsin getting prepared to photograph a wedding tomorrow. Yes you heard me right. I know... Funny thing...I'm geeked. I'm really looking forward to capturing memories for the bride and groom and their friends and families. Well, need my rest. Going to be a long day tomorrow. By the way. Chicago was bumper to bumper traffic. I thought I'd run out of gas before I found a gas station. Note to self to find a different way home. Check back for wedding updates.

Monday, July 23, 2012

Location Wedding Coming up ..... It's been awhile since I have photographed a wedding. I quit taking on weddings because of the stress, Breena worked hard at convincing me to go for it. Weddings make for a long day and a whole lot of work, camera and computer. When approached with this location outdoor wedding taking place in Maddison Wisconsin I thought "why not". Breens'a coming to assist. We're excited about the road trip. We decided to drive because of the equipment I plan on taking. According to the bride to be's mother it's going to be a long one, 8 hours. We leave Friday and return Sunday. I will be posting about our drive and the wedding. I've got all these visions of images I want to capture. If I end up enjoying this, I will be taking on more. Keep checking the blog for updates.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Computer malfunction

Okay so guess what happened. Last Friday my computers motherboard decided to check out. Yes, I said "CHECK OUT"! I immediately started sweating when I discovered that my display was blank and wouldn't get unblanked. I mean to tell you I was freaking out cuz even though I preach to all of you about backing up and using an external drive, some of my stuff wasn't. I had a panic attack. When I got myself back together, I called a few computer experts and decided I had to fix this, with their help of course. My brother in law Marco saved the day. He knows Macs in and out. I took him my computer and he was able to get everything off the hard drive. I didn't loose anything. I did, though, loose my precious computer that I truly loved. It would have cost too much to put in a new motherboard, so I ended up buying another MacBook Pro. I'm up and running, thanks to Marco, and have learned an important lesson. BACK UP!!!! ALWAYS!!!

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Busy Photographing

Looking forward to photographing a Maternity session in the next few minutes. I love these sessions. I wish I would have thought about this when I was pregnant. Women have that glow when they're pregnant that the camera loves. Such an important memory to capture. I'll be posting some images soon. d

Friday, April 13, 2012

Willow came to work today

I just finished some new dress designs and accessories to match. I forgot how much I love sewing and designing childrens clothing. What a perfect day for Willow to come to work. She graciously agreed to model Mimi's new stuff. I can't wait to photograph these new designs on the beach this July. Comment please and let me know what you think. d

Friday, March 9, 2012

Spring is coming

I can't wait to get outside and photograph. It's been a long winter even though we haven't suffered with the cold and snow we normally get. For some reason I just can't convince anyone to be photographed in the snow, not sure why. We all live in Michigan after all, maybe next year. Bring on the warm weather. I'm so ready. Right now I've got to decide what landscaping project to tackle for spring and summer. Anybody got any ideas? Comment and share please. This Spring the outside of the studio gets painted. I've put it off long enough. My dear husband will be the laborer. He's not only the best singer-drummer around, he's also a meticulous painter. The lobby's going to go through a makeover soon also. I think I'm going to keep the green just add more purple. Looking for different furnishings, not having much luck but will keep trying.
Think Spring everyone. It's going to be a great Spring and Summer. We've got some great Mini's and Specials planned. If you haven't had a chance to check out our Happenings Flyer, call us we'll send you one. Remember to make sure we have your email address and your children's birthdays.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Boys like their picture taken too.

It's the strangest thing. Not sure if you all agree with me or not but it seems like the boys don't get their portraits taken as much as the girls. Every special I have for girls is totally booked in advance but the boys specials (even Minis) don't ever fill up. It's a shame. Not sure why this is. It's not stopping us though. Here's another special, just for the boys. I even made it a mini, hoping that would encourage bookings. Boys like their pictures taken too.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Portraits at the Beach 2012

Call to set up your Portraits at the Beach appointment. We will be in Shelby, Michigan this year from July 7th-14th. Here is a portrait from last year.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Fairy Special Coming

This years Fairy Special is Feb 17 & 18. I just finished designing and sewing the new Fairy dresses. Still working on headpieces and accessories. I'm really looking forward to seeing my designs on the girls. We still have a few appointments left if you're interested. I have outfits from Teens to sitting up babies. Call us soon. This special is very popular.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Goodbye 2011

Goodbye 2011, hello 2012. That was a fast year. I'm finding as I get older, time flys faster. Doesn't seem to be fair, "such is life" as my father use to say. I actually am looking forward to a new year. I haven't made any resolutions because why? They're just too hard to keep. Why set myself up for failure. What I have decided is that this year will be a year of creativity. I'm hoping to amaze myself, which isn't easy. We are our own worst critics after all. I just might go back to Paris or maybe a trip to Italy. Italy is on my bucket list. I want to make a difference in someone's life, not sure how, but I have my eyes and heart open. Okay, blah, blah, blah, I know....Here's what's coming at Cita. Fairy Special in Feb. The new fairy outfits are designed, the materials bought and ready to be sewn. The background has been chosen along with the props. You're going to "love" this years Fairy Special. We are offering discounts on select wall portraits and much more. Need to get sewing. Wait 'till you see the colors. Excited! Check Facebook for a sneak peak. Oh, forgot, this year there will be 2 dates and 2 backgrounds to choose from. Watch facebook for details.
Hope you all had a wonderful holiday and wishing you a blessed new year. deb
p.s. "Norman Rockwell Special in March.