Another lazy day at the resort. It's a lovely place. About 20 minutes outside of Tamarindo, the JW Marriott resides. It's within the Hacienda Pinilla. It's amazing here. A huge pool that the kids can play at and a fabulous beach that at low tide, my kids love to explore.
I often get asked how I display photos in my house. I'm asked do I use portraits + frames, canvases? Honestly, I stutter + stammer ... I say I only display a few canvases. But I do preserve my prints in awesome books. So fast forward to the opportunity to test out some MyPublisher books + I jumped on the chance. I think the last photo book I created was one of Lilliana's year books.
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!