Friday, January 30, 2009

February is Rubber Duck Month!

In honor of my birthday, I am dubbing February: Rubber duck month! Bring a unique rubber duck to your session and recieve 10.00 off of your one hour session fee of 40.00!

I have a collection of rubber ducks that children love to play with when they come for portraits, and I am looking to add to that collection!

So, look around, and see what you can find! Happy Shopping!

Limit one rubber duck discount per session!
Starting this year all one hour sessions are 40.00 (for new and returning customers) , and the mini session (One child, one outfit, ½ hour) is 25.00.

TTFN! Martha

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Wedding dates available!

I still have dates available in August, September and October!
TTFN! Martha

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

A brand new baby!

Oh, how I love new babies! I could hold them and love on them, and photograph them all day! Especially Miss A. She didn't cry one time during the session! And she was still new enough to sleep and curl up.
Wide awake at the begining of the session, and look I even caught a tiny smile!
You are getting verrrrry sleepy!
My newest hat! I love it!
Peely feet! She was a little overcooked!

One of my favorites! I love when they are new and they still curl up so nice!I wonder what she was dreaming of??I had a blast photographing your newborn! I hope you like the photographs!
TTFN! Martha

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

This is Mr G. He made his appearance into the world last January, a few weeks ahead of schedule! This is one of my favorites from his newborn session:I didn't see him again until he was 8 months old! My, how much he had grown!

And now look at him! I can't get over his long hair! My oldest didn't have this much hair when she was turning 2! His mama wanted to get his portraits taken before it was cut. I think it is getting cut this week! I bet he will look different!

Cheezy grin!

Gotta love the close up! And of course, we had to have a cake smash! Look at him smashing!

It was great to see you again! I hope you enjoyed your trip down memory lane!
TTFN! Martha

Brothers T & L

This is T & L. T is just turning 3 this week, and Mr L is 18 months old. They were the cutest little boys! I absolutely loved their eyes!T and his 'lovey'

Hey Mr T, how old are you??? teehee! =)

Mr L.....Aren't his eyes so pretty?So onery!And look who they brought along for a few photos! Their grandma!I hoped that you enjoyed your sneek peek! Your proofs will be ready soon!
TTFN! Martha

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Out of Town on Saturday

The girls and I will be gone on Saturday. We are going to a photography meeting in Columbus and we will also be doing a little shopping!

The following people have pictures that can be picked up after 1:00pm on Saturday. (My husband will be here)

B Miller

Your boxes are marked with your name

If you need to get a hold of me, just call me on Monday!
TTFN! martha

Monday, January 19, 2009

Miss A is one!

It is always hard to believe when one of my babies turn one! It only seems a short time ago that she was still in her mama's belly, and now she is one!
I love seeing babies grow and change and learn new things!
Here is one from her newborn shoot:

Three months old....

Six months old! So Chubby!Nine months old! I love the piggie tails!And now she is one!Such a big girl in her pink party dress!

I hope you enjoyed your look back!
TTFN! Martha

Archived session on DVD sale!

Now that I got your attention with a cute little puppy! I have an annoucement!
It is January and time to clean off my hard drive to get ready for the new sessions of the new year! I am going to be achiving all of the sessions from 2007 and 2008 and filing them away.

I am offering you a chance to purchase the proofs from your session on DVD before they get archived. The price for your session on dvd will be 100.00. This will include the proofs from your session, but not the cards or composites. You will recieve a print release along with your DVD so that you can print them anywhere you choose. If you had mulitple sessions, then the price will be 100.00 for the first session, and 60.00 for each additional sessions.

This offer is only good for portrait sessions, and not weddings. This offer is also only valid if you made a portrait order from your session. If you did not make an initial order, then you won't be eligible to purchase the DVD. This offer is only good for a limited time! Good until February 1st 2009. So let me know before then!

If you are interested, please email me the following information:

You name
The name of the person photographed
Approximate date of photo session

Will I offer this again next year? Who knows! I want to see how it goes this year first!
TTFN! Martha

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Baby B is getting big!

It was time for Baby B's 8 month photos! He is always so happy and smiley, and really fun to photograph!

Here are a few of my favorites!
I *heart* nekkid babies!

As you can see he discovered he could stick out his tongue!

This was directed to his mama!
TTFN! Martha

Thursday, January 15, 2009

January Special!

This month only!
Order a framed 11x14 with a mat and glass for 72.00! (Regular price: 96.00, you save 24.00!)
Your 11x14 will come professionally framed, matted, backwrapped and ready to hang!
Many frames to choose from!

Click here to see some samples!

Charlie is One!

Two dog posts in a row should not be allowed! LOL!
Our puppy turned one! Can you believe it? When I saw this cake at Walmart I knew that I had to get it for Charlie's birthday....I know, I am crazy!
So Liv and I took Charlie to the studio to see what photos we could get!
Happy Birthday Charlie!

I wanted to put a tutu on him for this shot, but Liv wouldn't let me! She said "He's a boy!!" Haha....not 'he's a dog...' lol

TTFN! Martha

Lucky's lucky day....or not so decide!

Last Thursday my worst fear was realized. I was out salting the sidewalk and the dogs were outside with me. There was a lot of snow on the ground and so the dogs saw a squirrel across the road and went running for it. I called and called for them but they had one thing on their mind....

They made it across and started up the hill, so I ran for the house to get the bag of treats. (they usually come running for the treats!) Once I was outside I could hear a car coming. I yelled and yelled for the dogs and I ran for the road.....

The van was coming...I could see it. Charlie was on the edge of the road and the van slowed down and let him cross. Lucky was up further on the hill, and because he is white and it was snowy, the van didn't see him. Once the van sped up, Lucky ran for home.
It was the worst thing that I have ever seen or heard...Lucky went under the van and I screamed so loud. And I do mean loud. The van slowed down but kept going....jerks....Lucky was laying on the road, and I ran for the house to grab the phone. I called Kurt and I was screaming like a crazy woman. I told him he had to come home. I ran back out and Lucky was gone. I looked in the ditch and he wasn't there.....I freaked. I called Kurt again. "He is gone! I can't find him! Come home! Come home!"

I ran back out and I found the dogs in the barn. I brought in Lucky and Charlie followed us. I layed him on the couch. All this time I am sobbing and screaming. I just lost my dad, and my feelings were raw and I couldn't stand to loose my best dog too.

I look out the window and I see the neighbors. They had heard the screaming and they thought that I had been hit by the car. I told them that I was OK, but that they hit my dog. They offered to call the vet, but I told her that Kurt was on his way home.

Lucky was awake and alert and his head had a cut. His fur was coming off at the cut site. He heard Kurt come in and he jumped off of the couch to greet him. Kurt's mouth hit the ground. He was not expecting him to be alive let alone to see him jumping around!
He got him up on his lap and he checked all of his bones and joints and everything seemed ok. He let him down and he was running and jumping like there was nothing wrong.

I was still crying and Kurt was like "He is alive! He is right here! Why are you still crying??" But the emotions of the last weeks, and the sound of him getting hit were still in my mind, and I couldn't stop crying. He held me and I held Lucky until I stopped crying.
It was a crazy crazy day. So you decide....Was he Lucky that he got hit and lived? Or was he unLucky that he was hit in the first place??
I am so thankful that my dog is alive.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Call now for Valentine sessions!

Were you too busy to get Christmas portraits taken? There is still time to get you children's photos taken and sent out for Valentines day!

Starting January 12th and going through January 31 we will be offering a Valentines special:

*A 30 minute session for one or two children (additional children require an additional 10 minutes and 10.00 each)
*A special portrait package (1 8x10, 4 5x7's, 16 wallets and 10 4x6 valentines)
*Fresh flowers and petti skirts will be available on request
*All for 80.00! (if purchased separately this is over a 100.00 value)

The small print:
~The purchased package must be of the same pose. Additional poses may be purchased at list price.
~Full payment due at the time of the session
~Limit two packages per family

~only one backdrop per session. You may choose White or Red or Brown tones. Please choose backdrop at the time that you book your session.
~Poses will be limited to whatever can be done during the time allowed.

Here are some samples of Valentines that I have made for past clients:

Call or Email me and ask for the Valentine's Day Special!
TTFN! Martha