Right before the new year (as in the afternoon of December 31st!) I bought a brand new, super fast, super expensive laptop. I had previously bought refurbished laptops, and have had nothing but trouble with them, so this time I went with new, and then I also bought the 2 year warranty.
About three months into the new year, the screen started 'scrolling' like an old TV. It would happen about once a day for a few seconds at a time. Then it started happening 4-5 times a day, and then one day in May it died. so so sad.
I took it back to Best Buy and explained to the 'Geeks' that it was important that I get it fixed ASAP because it is my main work computer. And that I needed to take it on vacation with me so that I could work on vacation. I took it in May 22. I got it back June 3rd. Right away I saw that it wasn't working properly, but we were leaving on vacation June 5th, so I had to take it as it was.
About halfway through vacation, it quit working again. So frustrating. I took it back to Best Buy the day we got home (June 19th). They still have it! I am crossing my fingers that it comes in tomorrow.
In the meantime, I am using a 5 year old desktop, which might not seem old to you, but for a computer it is ancient! It is really slow, and takes me twice as long to do things as it normally does on my laptop.
So, I am sorry that I am a little behind in my editing. I hope to get the other computer back soon and then I will get caught up!! I hope!! TTFN, Martha
Yesterday while shooting an engagement session I slipped in my shoes and fell and now I have a slight fracture in my foot.....and my laptop died, and I have a bad cold....and a wedding tomorrow.
So, if you are waiting for proofs, you will have to wait a little longer....sorry! I will be on my feet most of the day tomorrow, but I hope to elevate it and rest on Sunday. Then I will get back to work on Monday.
It is no secret that I absolutely *love* newborn babies! I especially love sleepy ones! Baby Luke was a week old, and very, very sleepy! His parents waited for him for a long time, but as you can see he was worth the wait! He is just perfect!
I hope that you like these! I will have more tomorrow! TTFN! Martha
I am now offering 3x3 mini accordion albums. These are perfect for keeping in your purse or diaper bag so that you can show off your gorgeous portraits! They are so cute and they stay closed with a small magnet. These also make great gifts for the grandparents, or aunts and uncles! And with Mother's day right around the corner, call me and order yours today! Mom's and grandma's would love one of these! I am ordering a few studio samples, so if you would like to see one let me know!
Front cover: Outside spread Inside spread Back cover These can be designed with your favorite 8-10 images from your photo session! I have boy styles and girl styles and also styles for weddings!
The cost of these are 1 for 50.00, or 3 for 100.00. These may be ordered after your 100.00 minimum print order is reached.
I am having a sale on Gallery wrapped canvases until 3/30! They will be 25% off of the price list below.
You photo will be printed on canvas then wrapped around a 1.5 in wooden stretcher frame. The back is finished and it arrives ready to hang! These are just beautiful and make a great gift! You can order a canvas from any session that I have done for you! Wedding images also look great printed on canvas! TTFN! Martha
It is hard to believe that two birthday's have passed since my dad died. Today he would have been 79 years old. To some of you that sound old....but my daddy didn't act old! When we were at the hospital with him, one of his Dr's called him 'elderly'....I was thinking "Who is elderly?? Not my dad!"
My grandma always took a photo of my dad on his birthday with his cake. I think that they were always taken outside because the camera didn't have a flash. See? Grandma was an original 'Natural light photographer'!
This is the first one that I have....it says "Daniel Wayne Gault 2 years old" on the back. See the little candles? so cute! His dad seems to be trying to keep the snow or rain off of him.Here is the second one that I found. It says Daniel Wayne March 18, 1935" So he would have been 4 here. I love the little leggings/stockings! Plus he is making a face that makes it seem like the cake is so heavy! This one isn't a birthday, it is Christmas, but I love it so I am putting it here too.....I love that the tree is outside too! And look at his cute little plaid coat! I love it! And this has nothing to do with his birthday, but I freakin' love the look on my oldest sisters face!! She still makes that face!! (love ya Mary!) Ruth is being held by my dad, and I am the cute baby being held by my mom.Well, I miss my dad every day. I have dreams about him too. Love ya daddy.....hope they aree having a party in heaven for you! Martha
I am a wife to one, a mother to three and an owner of four pets!
I am a full time photographer, and studio owner. I enjoy photographing newborns, babies, toddlers, preschoolers and children of all ages!
I am currently behind in my housework, my laundry, and my editing!
Photo courtesy of Olivia Stutzman, AOP photographer.
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