It took me a bit to coordinate getting this site up + running so I need to apologize to Yunika. She got a super fun logo from Sara Seeton. I took the pattern she created for her + switched it up a bit to be an element on the site vs. being solely a logo. We have a few kinks to work out ... like the infamous missing headshot ... but it's a super fun site!
You know when you look at your queue + cringe + get paranoid about getting behind. For so long I was ahead of myself .... and then I've fallen behind. So over the next few weeks be prepared for an onslaught of launches.
First up is Miranda Small Photography. She wrote 'no restrictions' ... that's it. So I had free reign to do what I pleased per se in the initial design.
About a year ago, Lilliana was asked to be on the Training Team at Bright Stars over in Egg Harbor Township. She lasted about 3 months but then was stressing out over the idea of competing. We had talks about 'losing' and that it's ok to lose... and it motivates you to try better, to practice more ... to try your best.
Fast forward to this year. I moved her to the in-house Silver team. She came in third after a fall trying a handstand on the beam. We were ok with it. You see, she actually TRIED a handstand. She didn't just put her hands down and pretend ... she was literally perpendicular to the beam + didn't make the landing. But that third place has pushed her. So we are back on that Training Team. I wonder if I should have kept her on it last year + she'd be moving to USAG Level 3. Instead (fingers crossed) she moves to Level 2 in June.
I think I began working on this site in the summer but photographers know that the moment late summer/fall rolls around, business picks up + you don't have time to breathe let alone focus on a new site. Fast forward to March. Finally. March. That's how long it took us to launch but I can say I love the soft-ness of this site - it so complements her photography.
Heather Golde wanted to incorporate tans and whites with a hint of robin's egg. Head on over to see the newest ProPhoto launch.
This was a website a long time in the works (don't worry - there are quite a few this weekend i need to launch) + I'm about 99% completed. Just missing the machform installation that I am sitting here at 1 am about to complete.
Shane and Abby were one of the easiest couples I have ever worked with when it came to their site. They listed they wanted: light, cheerful, modern, clean, simple and uncluttered, easy to navigate that shows off the photography. I think that we were able to create a fabulous Wordpress site that uses the current ProPhoto 5 template.
Ken, broken collar bone in four places and all, ventured out to take the kids on their day off to the Please Touch Museum in Philadelphia. It's like 'his thing' with the kids + they love love love it. They came home talking about building rockets + much more. It wasn't too crowded since basically the only ones to have off were the Catholic Schools down here so they had a blast!
Ken and I traveled to Kauai again this past December kid-less. It was a fabulous time filled with relaxation, good food + drinks and some celebrity sightings (Pierce Brosnan, Kevin Nealon ...).
We started our trek into Kauai traveling first class with Alaska Airlines. Oh my. I love them. Their first class ends up being cheaper than US Airways coach. The layover is Seattle vs Phoenix which adds a bit of time to the flight - think about 1.5 hours each way but I'm ok with that since the amenities + price outweigh the extra time.
We stayed first at the St. Regis Princeville. I've had a SPG (Starwood) American Express card for some time + had accrued some crazy points. We had an amazing view of Hanalei bay (yes, I named one of my templates after this amazing location). We were literally able to walk to Hanalei from our hotel in Princeville. Like literally walk. Considering the drive, the wading across the bay at a strategic place was worth it. I am kicking myself for not bringing my camera out more. I get so caught up in the vacation - I forget.
I hope to catch you up more on our vacation but wanted to post some photos of the trip!
Priscilla came to me with an idea for a minimalist site that was light + cheerful. Once again, it was not a custom design per se but with a clear vision we were able to create a cohesive site to match her brand. Right now, her site is in limbo as we hope to move her from a bludomain site to a bluehost site. Regardless, it's a fun + fabulous simple site that focuses on her amazing photography!
Wendy came to me wanting a combination of a few sites that she had seen within the ProPhoto store. She had an idea in mind + asked for a quote. This did not fall within the custom design option - as she had laid out exactly how she envisioned the site + even included graphics of where things would go.
Hi. Are we friends on facebook? If so, you will see that we are with these guys at least once a week - from gymnastics classes to trips to the pumpkin patch to watching the dads play soccer. I've photographed them three times now + each time, it's full of giggles, fart noises and fun. Our kids are best buddies. We've cheered mom on at the AC marathon.
Jeni of Jennifer Green Photography is one of those photographers you meet + adore. She met me after Hurricane Sandy for drinks when I needed to get out. She drove back to a bride's house when I forgot my camera bag at the house. She is always there when I need her - whether it's advice or to be a second shooter.
My husband hates getting his photo taken. Hates it. Throw in the fact that let's say a sports game is on + he will downright, outright refuse. So when I scheduled mini-sessions during an Eagles game I was worried how dad's would feel knowing how my husband is. But do a session in 5 minutes so you can get back to a game ... and get amazing photos like this. Perfect.
Eeeek. This site for Lisa of Lizzyrose Photography has been a long time coming. With a custom logo by Sara Seeton, it mixes watercolor with soft hints of pink. Lisa wanted a site that was Light, soft, ethereal + pretty. Reading those words definitely you see a style - with the words + her photos which are to die for.